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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-15-19, 09:37 AM
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My first project, not much into bicycles before. Still not happy with all parts, but a start. Obviously need to shorten the brake cables and want to change the grips. Thinking about removing the cadence sensor. And - to be honest, it is not a SSFG, it has a SRAM Automatix.


yea, for the love of all that is holy, shorten those cables. You know you’ve committed a ridiculous sin. Other than that, looks like a fun bike. Not really my thing, but you’ve put forth a great first effort. Also, those campy single pivots are a great choice, so keep those. Cheers.
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Old 04-15-19, 07:52 PM
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BTW eating ice cream while riding your bike is really nice.
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Old 04-16-19, 12:02 PM
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new rack day!
Nice little rack ! I'm thinking of getting the same in chrome for my soon-to-be Steamroller. Looks perfect for the city. Nitto stuff in general looks great.
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Old 04-16-19, 02:28 PM
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Nice little rack ! I'm thinking of getting the same in chrome for my soon-to-be Steamroller. Looks perfect for the city. Nitto stuff in general looks great.
yes nitto parts are quality and beautiful. my whole cockpit is pretty much nitto because im OCD like that. i didnt wanna get the chrome one only because i felt like i'd be blinding people with too much shiny going on. but that rack would be perfect on a steamroller.
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Old 04-17-19, 05:01 PM
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26 years old and still brings a smile every time I throw my leg over her beam.

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Old 04-17-19, 07:50 PM
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You're doing that bike a major disservice with those tires! Some box rims with race tires are faster than your wheel setup. The rest of the bike looks like you have it configured to go fast. But those tires!
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Old 04-17-19, 08:52 PM
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26 years old and still brings a smile every time I throw my leg over her beam.
Have you had it all 26 years? If so then you really have taken good care of it from what I can see. Its funky and awesome at the same time, I like it!

Also, just out curiosity, how much does it weigh?
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Old 04-18-19, 08:02 PM
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Have you had it all 26 years? If so then you really have taken good care of it from what I can see. Its funky and awesome at the same time, I like it!

Also, just out curiosity, how much does it weigh?
Yes I've had it 26 years and this Zipp2001 bike has a crazy twin sister that is the same age but with a set-up I used for ultra marathon cycling events, time trails, and was a daily ride for 10 years. Never bothered to weight, so no idea of weight.



They do hang out in the spare office every now and then.
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Old 04-18-19, 08:07 PM
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You're doing that bike a major disservice with those tires! Some box rims with race tires are faster than your wheel setup. The rest of the bike looks like you have it configured to go fast. But those tires!
99% of the time I run my tri-spokes, or the tri-spoke with disc. The wheel in the pic I got by trading a original Zipp2001 break set, and have only rolled out with it for a couple rides in the 3 years I've had it. Doesn't matter what wheelset you have if you don't have the motor, so I'll stay in snail mode.
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Old 04-20-19, 02:51 PM
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Got to put this one together and take it for a test ride today. It rules. Pictures really don't do the paint justice -- it looks beautiful in person. Going to put a stoppy boi on the front and do a fresh bar wrap once my brake levers get delivered.

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Old 04-20-19, 07:09 PM
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Looking good! The pink hubs are nice touch.
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Old 04-21-19, 07:43 PM
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Wheres that darn like button?
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Old 04-23-19, 07:19 AM
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very nice @seau grateau
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Old 04-23-19, 09:31 AM
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That All City is 🔥
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Old 04-24-19, 09:53 AM
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Yep that Pink All City is superb !
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Old 04-25-19, 12:48 PM
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Thanks y'all. Here it is set up for road riding (I'll throw a bottle cage on there eventually). Took it out for a 25 miler today, and this bike rides beautifully.

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Old 04-29-19, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Thanks y'all. Here it is set up for road riding (I'll throw a bottle cage on there eventually). Took it out for a 25 miler today, and this bike rides beautifully.
Beautiful big block! One of the prettier builds on the new frameset. Like to see the black components over silver
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Old 04-29-19, 10:38 AM
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Also, on a related note, I recently finished my big block build that I was talking about in the other thread.








It was a fun project to buy and build and I can say that I am also having fun riding it
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Old 04-30-19, 12:03 AM
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Impatiently waiting for saturday

I found a fixie today at my local bike co op, didnt get a picture but i had them hold it for me and im picking it up saturday. Its got these thick light purple rims on a black frame. Has front and rear brakes and im thinking about riding a little bit with both brakes for a while then removing the back brake and eventually going brakeless. Best part is its only $75 and i can voulenteer fixing bikes to earn a discount. Anyway ill be back saturday with greasy hands and a new bike
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Old 04-30-19, 07:42 AM
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Great bike @antmaster5000. Love the white accent triangle between the frame/fork/saddle. Could do without the trendy Rapha bottle though
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Old 04-30-19, 06:13 PM
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My "beach cruiser" during the spring break here that ended last weekend...

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So I did some things.

First I stripped it back down to the bare frame and fork and degreased everything and cleaned it up. After that I stripped the paint on the chainring,stem and top cap and repainted them satin black. I added disc rotor bolts to all the eyelets to give it more of a finished look.

I bought a few parts to make it a little better. I added a chain tensioner from Amazon to allow me to flip between my 16t and 17t freewheels and not rely on a "magic gear",picked up a zero setback seatpost to shorten my reach a bit,picked up a actual threaded to threadless stem adapter rather than using my DIY adapter, replaced the pitted chrome headset with a Ritchey Logic in black,replaced the crappy plastic covered steel cantilevers with a set of Tektro mini Vs, and replaced the rusted seat binder with a new alloy one.

Currently I'm rebuilding a wheelset with Shimano 105 Champagne hubs that I also painted satin black and are laced to some hard ano box section Sun Mistral rims.

All in all this has been a fairly cheap and easy SS gravel conversion. Hopefully the box section rims will ride better than the semi deep boat anchors on it now.
Before.....


After




Edit: I can't seem to make my phone take good pics. It's hit and miss.

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Old 05-11-19, 08:37 PM
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New wheelset.. DA-7600 laced to TB14

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Old 05-12-19, 02:54 AM
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New wheelset.. DA-7600 laced to TB14
7600’s and tb14’s is as good as it gets mate.
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Old 05-15-19, 09:06 PM
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2019 fall build-Bianchi Classica 51cm 48x18t
Campy Crankset-Bottom Bracket/White Uno Hubset laced to Mavic
OpenPro hoops/Conti Duraskins/SRam tt500 levers/TRP R960ti calipers

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