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2023 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 05-14-23, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchi pc
What stem is that grant40?
It is a 3ttt.
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Old 05-14-23, 09:13 PM
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It is a 3ttt that I got off of a $25 spray painted Raliegh conversion. The toe clips and straps were from the same bike.
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Old 05-15-23, 09:22 PM
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I picked this up cheaply at the local recycling centre. A Southern Star. A very cheaply made bike but came with a flip/flop hub. The freewheel is rubbish but it rides ok fixed.
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Here goes, not my jam but wanted a track Paramount frame so....

This makes Paramount #7.

Built up from frame only.





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Most recent picture, And yes I know my bike is pointing the wrong way
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My singlespeed ride is a Ciocc Mockba 80 with mostly Campagnolo trim. It rolls on Mavic G40s and 23mm Challenge Criterium tires. 65 gear inches with a 42t chainring and 17t rear sprocket. Paint is very rough with a lot of brush applied touch-up work. I acquired the frame after a front-ender produced small bulges behind the head tube lugs. A local-to-me framebuilder straightened this to the spec head tube angle in about 5 minutes. Fork is non-original .... scored it at the 2023 Seattle Swap for $10. The freewheel is an older Sun Tour 5-speed with one threaded cog and a polished aluminum cover that I machined from some scrap aluminum. It's a fun ride.

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Old 05-29-23, 08:12 PM
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Old man birthday half century

Originally planned for a metric, but it was hot, I'm fat, and ran out of gas. Still made it 50 miles though! That's good for me at this point in the season. Couple of shots from the ride today. Mishmash build centered around a Spicer cycles triple triangle. Solid as ever. Going on 8 years old I think 🤔


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Old 06-02-23, 09:03 AM
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I know this isn't "2023 Post your friend's Single Speed and Fixed Gear", but I couldn't resist...

Went for a ride with a good buddy this weekend and he brought out one of my favorite builds. I had my camera with me so I snapped a few photos to share here.











Thanks for looking and ride safe
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Old 06-03-23, 10:17 AM
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Some great rides on here. This is my 1955 Claud Butler
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Old 06-05-23, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Kekec1965
Some great rides on here. This is my 1955 Claud Butler
That CB is absolutely wonderful. Would you mind sharing the build details and how it was acquired? I geek out on the vintage rides.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-05-23, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62
That CB is absolutely wonderful. Would you mind sharing the build details and how it was acquired? I geek out on the vintage rides.

Thanks for sharing!
If you do geek out on vintage rides, than do check my other posts, there are few other beauties I shared.

Re CB, I went to a local cycle jumble (first ever time) looking for a pair of high flange hubs and the nicest pair (Harden) was attached to CB above Build:
1955 CB Super Courer
Harden HF hubs on modern MA40 rims
Campaq seat pin
Brooks Champion B15 narrow saddle (oval badge)
First edition square taper Stronglight crankset & BB
Cinelli (modern0 stem
Mafac front brake
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Old 06-05-23, 12:47 PM
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Nothing fancy and I've been gone for uhh quite awhile and haven't really ridden much. Going to jump back into it
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Old 06-05-23, 01:57 PM
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Not the best pic but wanted to share my 55cm Big Block w/ Mad Fiber clinchers converted to fixed by c4cycleworks out of Brooklyn. Currently running a 16t freewheel.

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Converted this old Bob Jackson to fixed this summer.

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Always wanted a bike like this. Wouldn't have been very effective on the North Shore but now that I live in Ontario it's pretty perfect. Had to give the girlfriend the One Ups, new pedals in the mail but you get the idea for now.
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Always wanted a bike like this. Wouldn't have been very effective on the North Shore but now that I live in Ontario it's pretty perfect. Had to give the girlfriend the One Ups, new pedals in the mail but you get the idea for now.
Cool bike! Whatís your gearing?
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Thanks! 30/22
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surly steamroller part deux

Paid too much for a project frameset and paid too little for a set of Paul hubbed wheels with A23 rims.

got it rolling with some old Mafac Racers a friend wanted disappeared.
Only short freewheeling test ride so far.

Maybe some fixed dirt today or tomorrow.

plan is to repaint. Iím thinking of asking this forum if adding braze on bits add to the value or take away.

Iíd like to add: brake cable stops; DT shifter Boss for an IGH; rack bosses front and rear; possibly a tab for a coaster brake to facilitate a quick way to release (maybe no shifter Boss if I do thatÖ)
Had considered adding canti posts for 650b wheels, but Iíve talked my self out of that. Maybe.

right now- just ready to ride.





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My oldest single speed, 1935 EF Russ


And two decades younger Dave Davey

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Originally Posted by Kekec1965
My oldest single speed, 1935 EF Russ


nice garage door!!

And the bikes a pretty ok. Especially that green one, getting Really close to 100 years old!
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Originally Posted by Kekec1965
My oldest single speed, 1935 EF Russ


And two decades younger Dave Davey

Holy, shizit!! These are wonderful. Any and all details of the builds would be appreciated. So very cool. How do they ride?
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Old 06-28-23, 04:38 AM
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[QUOTE=mrv;22935721]nice garage door!!

That's actually one of the doors of the Eton College rowing centre at Dorney lake
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Originally Posted by Senrab62
Holy, shizit!! These are wonderful. Any and all details of the builds would be appreciated. So very cool. How do they ride?
More details can be found here Dave Davey 1950s? and here Pre war nostalgia

As per how do they ride - Davey of course faster, more agile and comfortable due to being 20y younger. Russ is surprisingly nimble too, perhaps let down by it's 26" wheels and heavy tyres, so plan is to swap with 700c and better rubber, although will keep originals at hand. If anything is a 'let down' is the usual braking effort, as with all the old bikes....a reason you must be tad bit more alert when riding these, especially if wet
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Old 06-28-23, 06:20 AM
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Really interesting and cool bikes
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[QUOTE=Kekec1965;22937161]
Originally Posted by mrv;[url=tel:22935721
22935721[/url]]nice garage door!!

That's actually one of the doors of the Eton College rowing centre at Dorney lake
I propose we change from a GarageDoor themed back drop to a Bike&Bench theme.
Any one serving the motion ?



I gotta fix that cable retentionÖ🤨
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