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TejanoTrackie 01-02-19 06:14 PM

2019 Post Your Fixed Gear / Singlespeed Megathread
 
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81d19d33c.jpeg

2011 Soma Rush with Wabi wheels

Una velocidad solamente.


j_e_r_e_m_y 01-02-19 06:43 PM

https://i.imgur.com/rlcnKaK.jpg

Not the best pic, but whatever. Happy new year everyone!

*edit: and no, it's not an All City, but I had that sticker lying around and it just worked. In my defense, the bike does have an All City saddle and chain ring lol

veganbikes 01-02-19 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y (Post 20729941)
https://i.imgur.com/rlcnKaK.jpg

Not the best pic, but whatever. Happy new year everyone!

*edit: and no, it's not an All City, but I had that sticker lying around and it just worked. In my defense, the bike does have an All City saddle and chain ring lol

So it's an All City you say? LOLOL. Like the color and always love SS/FG cross stuff.

j_e_r_e_m_y 01-02-19 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 20730099)
So it's an All City you say? LOLOL. Like the color and always love SS/FG cross stuff.

Lol, and thanks - I was gonna buy the matte black version, but a buddy talked me into going with the more daring neon green option. Glad I took his advice, the color has really grown on me.

motrheadsroadie 01-03-19 09:46 AM

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/schwinn-...ck-4578_58.jpg
1972 schwinn paramount with full campy. also tubulars, a basket, and a bell.

IAmSam 01-03-19 07:39 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9b0b6b6f7.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5402d92b90.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c462ae881.jpg

Sometime in the past month or so some guy posted questions in a thread here about riding "a Century" on a fixed bike. That thread reminded me how much I used to like riding long distances until I had a whoopsie that turned into a longer-term problem that turned me into a ***** mostly cruising around. That thread woke me up from my stupor and I used it as an impetus to get really rolling again. The past few weeks I did a few metrics - this morning I headed out on my 1st Imperial in longer that I care to admit.

Unfortunately I fell into my old familiar problematic habits - too fast, too early , and foolishly poor hydration and nutrition, but I did manage to make it home...barely. Close to the very end, as I was about to bonk - I had to stop and take these pics...

My trip was never too far from places I could glom some nourishment - but since I'm hoping to try hanging with some of our real Rando peeps in future, I have got to get smarter, and rethink what to carry...

acoustophile 01-03-19 08:03 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...33c3597440.jpg

veganbikes 01-03-19 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y (Post 20730150)
Lol, and thanks - I was gonna buy the matte black version, but a buddy talked me into going with the more daring neon green option. Glad I took his advice, the color has really grown on me.

The official 100% BFSSFG color chart:
Neon green to look extra clean
Neon yellow if you want to look extra mellow
Neon red and you might be a fred
Neon black, you must be smoking crack
Neon blue is always a good color, foo
Neon purple, nothing makes a rhyme and that is a crime
And if you go with white you will be up all night!

j_e_r_e_m_y 01-03-19 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 20731692)
Neon black, you must be smoking crack

Duuuuuuuuude.... you just broke my brain making me try to picture what neon black looks like :foo:

veganbikes 01-03-19 09:24 PM


Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y (Post 20731760)
Duuuuuuuuude.... you just broke my brain making me try to picture what neon black looks like :foo:

Crack is whack, jack! You best head on back to your shack and get off that smack.

GeezyRider 01-04-19 02:31 PM

1976 Motobecane Mirage

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4346e9141.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d42ed6de.jpeg

TejanoTrackie 01-05-19 08:40 PM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5f35d205.jpeg
2014 Soma Rush with Velo Orange wheels.

bonsai171 01-05-19 10:11 PM

That's an awesome bike! What crankset is that? Curious about the saddle, why the backward tilt?

Dave

Leukybear 01-05-19 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by acoustophile (Post 20731647)

I totally dig the patina you have there!

Leukybear 01-05-19 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by bonsai171 (Post 20734268)
What crankset is that?

They appear to be sugino super mighty :)
http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/C...F33864DC6.jpeg

TejanoTrackie 01-06-19 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by Leukybear (Post 20734316)
They appear to be sugino super mighty :)

Not quite, but you are close. See my reply.

TejanoTrackie 01-06-19 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by bonsai171 (Post 20734268)
That's an awesome bike! What crankset is that? Curious about the saddle, why the backward tilt?

Dave

Thanks ! The crankarms are 1970s Sugino Mighty Compe road with a track chainring. Back then, road cranks had a 144mm BCD spider, same as track cranks are today. The saddle tilt is normal for a Brooks Pro, and the seating surface is actually horizontal that way.

seamuis 01-06-19 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 20734555)


Thanks ! The crankarms are 1970s Sugino Mighty Compe road with a track chainring. Back then, road cranks had a 144mm BCD spider, same as track cranks are today. The saddle tilt is normal for a Brooks Pro, and the seating surface is actually horizontal that way.

just for clarification here: most road cranks back then didnít have 144bcd. There was and still is a lot of variation. The two companies that used 144bcd for both road and track were campagnolo and sugino. Mostly because sugino was very largely copying campagnolo. Shimano used 130 for road and 151 for track, before settling on 144 for track. Eventually campagnolo settled on 135 for road cranks.

TejanoTrackie 01-06-19 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by seamuis (Post 20734641)


just for clarification here: most road cranks back then didnít have 144bcd. There was and still is a lot of variation. The two companies that used 144bcd for both road and track were campagnolo and sugino. Mostly because sugino was very largely copying campagnolo. Shimano used 130 for road and 151 for track, before settling on 144 for track. Eventually campagnolo settled on 135 for road cranks.

Actually, at the time I bought those cranks, Sugino and Campagnolo were using 151mm BCD for track cranks.

seamuis 01-06-19 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 20734698)


Actually, at the time I bought those cranks, Sugino and Campagnolo were using 151mm BCD for track cranks.

you proved my point then. Im aware that campagnolo and sugino used 151 also. So did Zeus. There was a lot of variation. I donít think you were trying to be misleading, thatís why I said Ďfor clarificationí. But as worded, your statement in regards to road cranksets could be considered incorrect, and thereís no reason not to clarify for people who donít know. Most road cranksets at the time werent 144bcd. Stronglight for example, during the same time period most commonly used 122 and 86bcd. It may ultimately be semantics, but has you said Ďsome road cranksetsí, there would be nothing to clarify. And my only intention was to add information for those who donít know, to have a better knowledge that could be useful.

JohnDThompson 01-06-19 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by seamuis (Post 20734748)
Im aware that campagnolo and sugino used 151 also. So did Zeus. There was a lot of variation.

The original Shimano track cranks were also 151mm BCD. I've never seen a Zeus crank with 151mm BCD; my Zeus track crank uses Zeus' proprietary 120mm BCD:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/fixed-frame/drivetrain.jpg

seamuis 01-06-19 05:22 PM

I said shimano used 151. I thought Iíve seen Zeus cranksets with 151, but Iím perfectly willing to admit I could be mistaken there. Werenít the criteriums 119bcd? And the 2000 120bcd? SR had a 118bcd 5bolt crankset as well. All of this just bolsters my initial clarification though.

klhada 01-07-19 03:53 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f226912474.jpg

at the highest point in town. Some roadies really don't like to be passed by a guy in a FG :P

JohnDThompson 01-07-19 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by seamuis (Post 20735248)
[left]I said shimano used 151. I thought Iíve seen Zeus cranksets with 151, but Iím perfectly willing to admit I could be mistaken there.

I checked my old Sutherland's and you're right; Zeus apparently did offer a double crank with 151mm BCD rings. I've never seen one.

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/5-arm.jpg
Source: Sutherland's 4th Edition


Werenít the criteriums 119bcd? And the 2000 120bcd?
I have several Zeus Criterium and 2000 cranks, and they all use the same rings. Sutherland's calls both 120mm BCD, FWIW.


SR had a 118bcd 5bolt crankset as well.
Yes, I put one of those on my daughter's 3-speed:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/frankenbike/completed.jpg

seamuis 01-07-19 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 20736992)
Yes, I put one of those on my daughter's 3-speed:

thats a lovely Raleigh.


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