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2023 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 10-03-23, 11:12 PM
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Here's my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road. I'm the second owner, as of this August.
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Here's my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road. I'm the second owner, as of this August.
free wheeling or fixed with a belt?
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Originally Posted by mrv
free wheeling or fixed with a belt?
Freewheel--I keep the pedals moving most of the time, but there are times I value being able to coast or just pause pedaling.
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Originally Posted by swissycle
Freewheel--I keep the pedals moving most of the time, but there are times I value being able to coast or just pause pedaling.
Plus Gates doesn't really support fixed belts. Though I think that is more due to the tidy whitey skidding crowd.
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I got my neighborhood(?) cruiser back running so cruised the neighborhood. The wall art from businesses in my neighborhood is amazing. Am I overdoing the "neighborhood" routine? Yes - it is fixed...





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As per other single speed/fixed bikes, already posted on another thread, so let's add it here too, after all it has single cog at rear 1950s something, form a, well a bike shop in Exeter, England, where frames were sourced according to a former employee from the Les Ephgrave's establishment. Still researching the provenance though.
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I had this old frame

I’ve this old frame upstairs in my garage for several years.
I don’t know why I pulled the bottom bracket out of it , but I ordered a replacement when I decided to build it back .
Got spray bombed satin black , so I’m not sure of the make .
The frame feels light for steel.
Most of the parts , I already had . The wheels were an extra set I’d ordered for my Rockhopper, but never used much .
Went with a 30 tooth chainring and an 18 tooth rear cog , which has become my standard for SS . If it were flatter around here I’d go with a 16 rear .
Bike rides like a dream . I spin out a little over 12mph , plenty fast enough for me and I’m able to climb the hill in front of my house around 9.5-10mph . When I was riding multi geared , I would be 5mph at the top .
Just an old bike for an old man who’s enjoying riding SS .
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Wheel options

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working on the clear coat now. Sprayed out doors and felt I had to get close, so quite a bit of runs to smooth out. dang it.

need a wheelset. Thinking of going with a State Bicycle set. The all road version in black.
be curious to know opinions.
In addition to State Bicycle wheelsets, you may also want to consider Wabi Cycles. I’m thinking about getting one of their lightweight wheelsets.
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Phase 1


Changes
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Long Reach Tektro brakes for phase 2
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Added cable stops-‘cause brakes are for woosies
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How it started vs how it's going.




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This project started 13 yrs ago w/ this carbon triathlon frame. Built w/ Campy, Deda & Profile Design parts along w/ vintage Zipp carbon rims & Easton carbon fork. Unique “bullet” brake levers. Couple of yrs ago, put her on a mag trainer & used for knee replacement PT recovery.

This project started 7 yrs ago w/ a Retrospec coaster brake folder. Upgrades were installed as original parts began to fail. Currently, only the frame, fork, folding stem, handle bars & seatpost are original. I pretty much ride this bike and my other folder (Dahon Mu P8) majority of the time.
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Look at the great early holiday gift workstand my town gave me...



This is cute - someone gave it another tool


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Spent most of the year riding geared bikes, it's nice to be back on this horse.

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Originally Posted by acoustophile
Spent most of the year riding geared bikes, it's nice to be back on this horse.

what kind of tire clearance does a CINELLI afford? those look very 700c X 35ish mm.
-- asking for a friend. no, really.
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Originally Posted by mrv
what kind of tire clearance does a CINELLI afford? those look very 700c X 35ish mm.
-- asking for a friend. no, really.
I am running 700x38 on my Mash Work frame from 2017? I think, possibly could fit wider but hadn't tried yet. I wanted enough clearance for any mud or such if I ride it off road and also am running canti brakes.
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Originally Posted by mrv
what kind of tire clearance does a CINELLI afford? those look very 700c X 35ish mm.
-- asking for a friend. no, really.
Im running 700x38c Panaracer Paselas
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I found this frame in an Ebay Annonce and bid on it, finally i got it quite cheap. It must be a 80-90 years old frame from an unknown Brand, i liked the look of the crank. The frame is completely rusty, it looks like it has been sleeping in a river for 30 years or so. When it arrived i thought to build my idea of a Fixie / SS, look at the result...






Crankset was sandblasted and new chromed, Chain is Shimano Olivechain, Bearings are new like the rest of the parts

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swapped out cranks. My LBS has a set of half price All City 165mm 46t

the other set I was using I think are fire a fat bike. Not something I’m familiar with. Until now…


That some high Q right there
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The Ebay Bike: The geometry looks quite relaxed. How long are your arms?
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Originally Posted by crypticlineage
The Ebay Bike: The geometry looks quite relaxed. How long are your arms?
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/30495164

frame was a complete disaster off the local FB Market Place. $30
stuck seat post. Stuck bottom bracket. Dinged down tube. Origin8 Fix8.
the fork is a Mission Bike fork. Got it uncut unpainted for $70.
The original plan was a cheap beater build… fail.

the reach is a little far. If my son likes it we’ll swap the bars if needed.
If he doesn’t like it the parts go to a better frame.

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Dammit - late again







Happy New Year!
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Originally Posted by crypticlineage
The Ebay Bike: The geometry looks quite relaxed. How long are your arms?
framehight is 55,5cm my arms are 57cm my hight is 183cm legs are 86cm, yes it is relaxed riding
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