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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)

2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 08-30-20, 09:21 AM
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Old 09-02-20, 01:33 PM
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inadvertent path racer?




Miyata 1000 from oddjob
VO Tourist bars from Jason845
Soma Stem from Insidious C.
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Fenders & saddle free from friends for coffee
Everything else is recycled from other projects
Next phase will be a 2 spd kickback hub & a rack. And some fancy cork grips.

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dunno why one pic is upside down
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Old 09-03-20, 12:09 PM
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dunno why one pic is upside down
Does your camera have a flip-flop hub?
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Old 09-06-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BucksFanPedalin View Post
Does your camera have a flip-flop hub?
Very funny
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Old 09-08-20, 11:38 PM
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Work bike:


Fun bike:


They're both fun, but shh.
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Old 09-09-20, 07:11 AM
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Last year I flirted with 32 mm tires and a Dos Eno 17/19T freewheel on the alternate side - but the other week I restored my 2002 Mercian Vincitore to the configuration I’ve used the most, 16T and 18T fixed cogs, 28 mm Paselas and the SKS fenders I first fitted it with in 2003. Then I rode Julius all weekend. No matter what other bikes or how long I’ve been on them, when I ride this one it feels like home to me.


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ok, I now feel obligated to live there for a few years. What city is this near?
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Old 09-11-20, 10:42 AM
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ok, I now feel obligated to live there for a few years. What city is this near?

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Old 09-14-20, 01:52 PM
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Fall is coming.

Time for fenders:

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Old 09-16-20, 10:50 AM
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I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me (and our rear gates don't help) but I built this up this morning initially using 48 x 18 and then swapping the rear cog to a 19 to get a tighter chain on this vertical drop-out alu' frame with a steel fork. After a six month lay off I'm starting a new job next week with a 12-mile each way commute and I think this gear will be OK for the couple of lumps along the way. The chainset is a Chinese alloy eBay special and I'm using Tektro levers and Shimano BR-451 calipers. I'll fit some fenders tomorrow but as they were on it when it was geared that should be a doddle and for peace of mind I might use a new 1/8th chain

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Old 09-22-20, 02:52 AM
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My first fixed gear... Fuji Feather

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Old 09-22-20, 07:11 AM
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^^^^^ Jeffoutlaw....Very Nice!
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Old 09-22-20, 08:16 AM
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The 88 RockHopper is now back to aero levers and also got new bar tape.





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Old 09-24-20, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by oouellette View Post

Very, very nice! What are the bars?
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Old 09-25-20, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Very, very nice! What are the bars?
Looks like Sunlite Elson Roadster.

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Old 09-25-20, 11:30 AM
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Have been riding Sophie (pictured) since June and have loved every minute.

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Old 09-25-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Fall is coming.

Time for fenders:

I have the same fenders. Unfortunately, you've inspired me to reinstall them.
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Old 09-25-20, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by takenreasy View Post
I have the same fenders. Unfortunately, you've inspired me to reinstall them.
You're welcome!

I sincerely hope you have an easier time with them than I did on this one. Fourth time I've installed VO fenders on as many bikes and this time they fought me way more than any other installation.

I can usually get a set installed with good fender lines in a couple of hours, these took at least 4.

And I still have work to do since the end of the front stays are way too close to the axle nuts
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Old 09-26-20, 07:11 AM
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Here's a pic of my Klein Quantum set up as a single speed. 42 tooth Campy Chorus chainring pulling an 18 tooth cog. Chain tensioner is a DIY piece that incorporates bits salvaged from a damaged RD. Works perfectly.

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Old 09-29-20, 11:55 AM
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My recent build. I can at least ride it now, but the bars will be replaced soon.
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Old 09-29-20, 12:19 PM
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My recent build. I can at least ride it now, but the bars will be replaced soon.
With something much higher, no doubt? 😊

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Old 09-29-20, 12:27 PM
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Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall "Stingray" type bars for it.
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