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2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 01-01-20, 10:09 PM
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2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm bringing in the New Year with some new paint. It was a hasty rattle can job,but I like it. Didn't originally plan to color match the stem but I think it works.





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Sooo clean. Looks like you got a hitch hiker on your seat stay.
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Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.

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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.

How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
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How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
No overlap with this setup -- 58cm frame, 165mm cranks, 28mm tires, Crank Bros pedals with Giro shoes. Haven't checked it with other setups, but I never noticed any toe rubbing.
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New year, new bike. Handmade by Eric Billings at @CB_Customs out of Oakland, Ca. Paint was done by Rick at D&D Cycles out of San Lorenzo, Ca. Tubeset is Columbus Pego Riche aka Spirit For Lugs.











Got some Columbus stickers coming in the mail to finish it off in a couple weeks.

Gonna put the Pego Riche sticker under the bottle cage, and the columbus bird decal a little above it


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KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a commuter / road bike. It has an 18t freewheel and a 17t fixed gear cog.


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2019 Bianchi Super Pista.
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KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a commuter / road bike. It has an 18t freewheel and a 17t fixed gear cog.


Great looking bike! What size tires can it handle?
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I recently replaced the chain with a new KMC 410 cause I need to replace the rear cog (previously a 15t) with a new 16t Dura Ace cog that I bought almost a year ago. I need to get a bigger chain ring asap.
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A few of mine.


12 inches wide handlebar is cut down and upside down dropbar.


With Dura Ace AX brake calipers.










Cheers
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Pardon me . . . while I lower the average of the thread.




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Great looking bike! What size tires can it handle?
With fenders maybe a 28, it's kinda tight on the rear with a 25c, without fenders I've fitted a 30c cyclocross knobby tire so I think a 32c slick might fit.
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm bringing in the New Year with some new paint. It was a hasty rattle can job,but I like it. Didn't originally plan to color match the stem but I think it works.




Looks good to me, but the cat is the best part!
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
+1, I have a Big Block with Sugino RD2 cranks, 165mm and zero issues no matter what pedals I've tried. Currently have track pedals with straps.
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Looks good to me, but the cat is the best part!
You'd laugh if you saw her from the side view,her rear legs are so disproportionatly longer than her fromt that she looks like a hot rod when she runs around the house.
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You'd laugh if you saw her from the side view,her rear legs are so disproportionatly longer than her fromt that she looks like a hot rod when she runs around the house.

BTW, what did that bike start its life as? I like the rear dropouts. Nice build.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
BTW, what did that bike start its life as? I like the rear dropouts. Nice build.
It is a KHS Urban X I picked up off BookFace market for $70 last month.

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It is a KHS Urban X I picked up off BookFace market for $70 last month.
Is that a the office quote?
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