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2022 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 03-10-22, 05:37 PM
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My track racing bike for thirty years:


1976 Schwinn Paramount P14

1976 Schwinn Paramount P14

I like your whole collection but this bike has a lot of class TT
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My track racing bike for thirty years:


1976 Schwinn Paramount P14

1976 Schwinn Paramount P14
I like the socks.
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Old 03-12-22, 10:52 AM
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The lightest bike in my stable, only 14.6 lbs !


2011 Wabi Lightning
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Not the lightest fixed gear, but super stiff:


2013 Dolan Pre Cursa
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This bike has had many lives:


2009 VISP TRX790


2009 VISP TRX790 at the track
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Old 03-12-22, 02:51 PM
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A pair of Leaders:


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2015 Leader Cretin
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Old 03-15-22, 05:02 PM
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A picture of my Steamroller from when it was warm out and I had just built it up:



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Twins separated at birth, one chain driven and one belt driven.
Those look weird af. How do they ride?
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Old 03-16-22, 10:41 PM
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I dig them.

post your new build grant40!

if you like it

if you ride it

if if it fits you

any bike is cool really.
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Old 03-17-22, 03:07 PM
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Those look weird af. How do they ride?
The painted Zipp2001 was my 12/24 hour and Brevet bike and a daily ride for almost 10 years. It was set up with aero bars and had gears, I switched it to a single speed over a year ago. The belt drive system is very smooth and transfers the power better than the chain drive. I've been on these Zipp's since 1993 and they ride great for me.
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Getting close to wrapping up this one. Early 70s Gitane Mexico. This will be the only single speed fixed gear in the fixed gear herd.


The rest of the herd.

The Tetanus Express. 1964-ish Dunelt Sport. 559 wheels and a 2 speed AW fixed hub. Commuted for years on this and ran more than a few Alley Cats in my fifties with it. Usually had my ass handed to me but it was fun.


The Anglo American. Early 50s Robin Hood frame, fixed 2 speed Bendix hub, Fulger drum brake up front, 700 rims. Double ugly stem makes it comfortable for an old fart pushing 70.


The Phoenix. 1973 Super Course frame with a 3 speed FW fixed hub.


It's called the Phoenix because it was built up from the salvaged parts of this Mercier Velox,


after it ended up looking like this.
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Old 03-19-22, 06:25 PM
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Old 03-19-22, 06:34 PM
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Something I knocked up, still need to stick the headtube badge back on.

Found a aluminium fork that would fit the old headtube



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Finally got my singlespeed build done!
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Old 03-23-22, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by geomiko View Post
A picture of my Steamroller from when it was warm out and I had just built it up:



Cheers
That's the most radical Steamroller I've ever seen. With what appears to be some serious gear inches - nice!
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That's the most radical Steamroller I've ever seen. With what appears to be some serious gear inches - nice!
Appreciate the love. The setup in that photo is 52/17. When the snow came this season, the build got a little chunkier. Swapped out the drivetrain for a 48/17 and put on the gravel wheelset. Cheers

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Old 03-24-22, 03:56 PM
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72 or so Raleigh GranSports 52x20, Sand Canyon tires, Shimano hubs, GB randoneur bars.

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72 or so Raleigh GranSports 52x20, Sand Canyon tires, Shimano hubs, GB randoneur bars.
Please show a drive side photo, so that we can see the crank spider and chainring. That's definitely a cool old lugged frameset.
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geomiko 's Steamroller inspired me to post mine from 15 years ago:




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Just about wound up on the Gitane.


I'm waiting for a warm and sunny day to wrap the bars. Just like to do the job outdoors.
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Spring Break beach cruisin' - yes, its fixed






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Just about wound up on the Gitane.


I'm waiting for a warm and sunny day to wrap the bars. Just like to do the job outdoors.

Nahhh - you just wanted to post a pic of your Led Sled
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Nahhh - you just wanted to post a pic of your Led Sled
Nahh-it's bone stock.
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is that better?
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