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2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 09-29-20, 12:43 PM
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impressive stack of headset spacers.
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Old 09-29-20, 01:00 PM
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You guys are a tough audience. My hands are going numb after about 2 minutes of riding. The higher bar position seems to help to reduce the weight on my hands and the numbness. I didn't get the bike for racing. I wanted a more nimble, speedier bike than my Specialized Roll which is a bit of a tank.
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Old 09-29-20, 02:28 PM
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My recent build. I can at least ride it now, but the bars will be replaced soon.
. Nice bike. You going with an aggressive bar?
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Old 09-30-20, 10:22 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 09-30-20, 10:46 AM
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Also, Dean51 get yourself a set of these: https://problemsolversbike.com/produ..._shifter_cover
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Agreed. The shifter posts needed to covered up. 'Made my own from vacuum caps intended for automotive applications. Pic below.

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Old 09-30-20, 02:03 PM
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While I'm at it..... The bar tape shown in the earlier pic has been replaced with Serfas purple. I like it.

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Old 10-08-20, 01:42 PM
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Dolan dressed up as a canyon to match its brother
What in God's name is this? Holy crap, it's beautiful.
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Old 10-08-20, 03:27 PM
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Finally finished my (first) build today, found a cheap 1972 motobecane frameset on FB that a guy had powdercoated. He sold it to me with headset and BB for $110--a pretty solid deal.


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Old 10-08-20, 03:28 PM
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I promise I am not a shill for this company. Just a very, very, very happy customer. This is my new machine.




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Old 10-08-20, 04:52 PM
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Leader 722ts, my very loyal companion since 2012. Built her from the ground up myself (save for the wheelset) and have been immeasurably happier ever since.

Been doing some refreshing/have more money for parts these days. Good things are coming Updates to follow.
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Old 10-09-20, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by coopman View Post
Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall "Stingray" type bars for it.
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Have you tried touring bars like those quoted in post #315 ? They typically have a couple inches of rise and also come back a ways with a very comfortable grip angle. I have those Sunlite Elson Roadsters on one of my bikes and really like them.

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Old 10-09-20, 05:01 PM
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My Kilo WT

My bike has gone through a couple of transformations this year





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Old 10-10-20, 07:24 PM
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Bates flip flop

Here's my semi-period correct 1948 Bates with a flip flop wheelset.


Fixed

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Old 10-12-20, 06:22 PM
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From last week - not a great pic but I'm not gonna complain about it being too sunny in WI in October.

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Old 10-13-20, 08:37 AM
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Thats a good looking ride!
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Old 10-14-20, 08:15 AM
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From last week - not a great pic but I'm not gonna complain about it being too sunny in WI in October.

Extra clean build! Is that a rush? Looks great. 👍🏾
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Old 10-14-20, 08:18 AM
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Extra clean build! Is that a rush? Looks great. 👍🏾
Thanks, and yep, that's a Rush. Pretty much done with the build aside from eventually upgrading the pedals and maybe saddle. Really happy with how it turned out.
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Old 10-14-20, 09:11 AM
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Just finished converting this Velo Sport to a single speed. Left on the Adamas AX brake calipers but took all t he other Adamas AX stuff off except for the wheels and hubs.



Cheers

Edit: Got lucky today and bought a pair of brake levers that allow me to route the brake cables inside the handlebar. Brake levers have cable adjusters as well as adjustable reach. The shop sold them to me at their cost as the levers and been ordered by someone who decided they didn't want them and they've been sitting there for quite some time.

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Old 10-14-20, 01:15 PM
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New leather for my torn Brooks saddle:
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Old 10-14-20, 02:25 PM
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Nice!
love the Taras drachm.
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Old 10-14-20, 04:39 PM
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My bike has gone through a couple of transformations this year





You are very industrious and I like the number two and three black creations the best - beauties!
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Nice!
love the Taras drachm.
Yeah, that's super cool.
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Old 10-18-20, 06:40 PM
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You are very industrious and I like the number two and three black creations the best - beauties!
thanks! That setup is super comfortable, I sort of miss it a lot lol
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Old 10-18-20, 07:53 PM
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thanks! That setup is super comfortable, I sort of miss it a lot lol
Yeah, I was liking versions 2 and 3. I’ve taken my bikes back to touring bars. Here’s the RockHopper.




Really liking this rig. I did a long ride yesterday in ridiculous winds with gratuitous hill climbing including steep gravel and it worked great! Particularly great for rides where a lot of standing is needed.

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