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Show me your fixed gear/singlespeed conversions.

Old 03-15-23, 11:23 PM
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Taking things back another level of simplicity, the drop bars are gone, upright bars are on…


1970 Peugeot PX-10E… My first bike, bought used in 1971…


New / used upright bars from my free Nishiki Mixte…


Perfect shadow on a late afternoon…


Still a pure joy to ride…


Love the relaxed 72 degree frame angles, the 531 tubing and the extended wheelbase…


Campy Athena crankset with a 1977 Phil bottom bracket, serviced once… The outer chainring has the teeth ground off and polished to act as a chain guard… Works great…
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Love the cantilever brakes on the Peugeot PX-10E. That's a great frame. Thanks for posting!
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Old 04-16-23, 09:54 PM
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My 1980s Miyata turned into a fixed gear with some nice, vintage parts. Probably too high end for the frame, but I don't care as I really like riding this and it all works really well for me. I ded switch the seat to a Prologo after taking this pic. Probably one of the most comfortable seats I've used.
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Old 04-29-23, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by P.L.Jensen
Taking things back another level of simplicity, the drop bars are gone, upright bars are on…


1970 Peugeot PX-10E… My first bike, bought used in 1971…


New / used upright bars from my free Nishiki Mixte…


Perfect shadow on a late afternoon…


Still a pure joy to ride…


Love the relaxed 72 degree frame angles, the 531 tubing and the extended wheelbase…


Campy Athena crankset with a 1977 Phil bottom bracket, serviced once… The outer chainring has the teeth ground off and polished to act as a chain guard… Works great…
The chain guard... what a great idea!
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Old 06-29-23, 06:24 AM
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Black elegance
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A few of mine, The black one is a double dingle speed.




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Originally Posted by bwilli88
A few of mine, The black one is a double dingle speed.




Your bike on top and the CBC inspired me.
”So it’s OK for grownups to have fun on a coaster brake bike?”
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Here is another one that thinks it is a single speed but shifts to a harder gear at about 12mph, a coaster brake SRAM Automatix



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Originally Posted by bwilli88
Here is another one that thinks it is a single speed but shifts to a harder gear at about 12mph, a coaster brake SRAM Automatix



I really like the idea of that hub but many reviews go on about it shifting into 2nd at too low of a speed.

Did you modify hub?
I guess depending on gearing 12mph isn’t that slow. It’s actually about right for a commuter bike if you’re not trying to be like a spandex hamster while running errands.

My take probably isn’t the normal BF take on the subject. If when you get to your destination your shoes go click click all over the floor… maybe the bike is more a toy than transportation, which is fine also, but a different thing.
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Needs drops of the bars. This is so cool.
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You like 'em loose!
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