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2023 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 01-04-23, 10:26 PM
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2023 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Happy New Year to all of you.

Here is my current project. I've caught the NJS bug.

What are you working on?







Thanks for looking and ride safe
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I like the flat fork crown on the Stratos. Lots of nice little details on that frame set. And the paint is unique. Nice stuff.
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Thank you, here's a better pic of the flat crown:

Really enjoying the craftsmanship on these frames.

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Thatís a beautiful bike.
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geomiko My panties done got soiled from yer purdy lookin' bike with that there purple Sooo-Gino cranks and those sparkley tubes.

I need to take new photos of my babies for 2023 and ride them this year. However a new project might be in the works so hopefully I can post that when I get a chance.
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My panties done got soiled from yer purdy lookin' bike


Glad you enjoyed the build. Ride safe
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First ride on my fixed gear this year. Nice easy spin to loosen up my legs from yesterdayís 3 hour road ride.

A very nice gentleman made a comment about my bike and bag, and we ended up riding together for almost an hour just chatting away.

Nice day on the bike for sure.


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Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here goes with my newest and current favorite:


2020 All City Big Block with Retrogression wheelset


2020 All City Big Block cockpit
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Looking good

[QUOTE=TejanoTrackie;22762955]Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here goes with my newestQUOTE]

Saw one of these frames the other day - Quite striking in person - what do you think about the low spoke count wheels - any notable trade offs?
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here goes with my newest and current favorite:
Saw one of these frames the other day - Quite striking in person - what do you think about the low spoke count wheels - any notable trade offs?
I've never had any problems with properly built low spoke count wheels, but I weight less than 140 lbs. I've been semi rough with that bike riding off curbs, though potholes, on dirt or gravel roads etc w/o any problems. Low spoke count wheels are fine if the rims are at least 25mm deep to provide the necessary stiffness and strength to span the distance between spokes. There is a noticeable reduction in wind resistance from the spinning wheel with fewer spokes. The downside is that if you happen to break a spoke, the wheel will go badly out of true or even collapse, but I've never had this happen to me.
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Ye olde 1-speed automatic...
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[QUOTE=TejanoTrackie;22763029][QUOTE=Bianchi pc;22763003]
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Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here goes with my newest and current favorite:

I've never had any problems with properly built low spoke count wheels, but I weight less than 140 lbs.
Thank you TT

Im 155 at the moment and have been riding Mavic Ellipse which has a 20/20 spoke count and a 30mm rim height for the last 16 years without issue - even when my weight went up to 185 but lately I've been thinking about trying a new wheelset - maybe something with wider rims - either pre built or picking components and I've been second guessing myself because almost all the available wheelsets on offer are 32 spoke...
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Originally Posted by abshipp
First ride on my fixed gear this year. Nice easy spin to loosen up my legs from yesterdayís 3 hour road ride.

A very nice gentleman made a comment about my bike and bag, and we ended up riding together for almost an hour just chatting away.

Nice day on the bike for sure.


Thatís a really nice, sensible bike.

I havenít had a chrome bike since my RL340 got stolen when I was 15.

What frame is that?
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Speaking of chrome plated steel bikes:


2014 Soma Rush with Velo Orange wheelset


2014 Soma Rush cockpit
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz
Thatís a really nice, sensible bike.

I havenít had a chrome bike since my RL340 got stolen when I was 15.

What frame is that?
Thank you

Frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2.
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Originally Posted by Bianchi pc
what do you think about the low spoke count wheels - any notable trade offs?
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I've never had any problems with properly built low spoke count wheels, but I weight less than 140 lbs. I've been semi rough with that bike riding off curbs, though potholes, on dirt or gravel roads etc w/o any problems..
FWIW my road bike wheels are built with 20/28 Archetypes and they have been rock solid, even on fast rough descents. And I'm around 200lbs.
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Testing out some different components on the Fuji.







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Just another Wabi

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New year, same old piece of ****.



One new thing, though: I finally ditched the cheapo FoxEye headlight because its standlight capacitor had died, and upgraded to a B&M Eyc. Wish I'd done this years ago!
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I don't get it. But I am glad to have found the Show Me Your Garage Door thread...



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Mine looks the same so far for '23.
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My main bike at the moment.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Speaking of chrome plated steel bikes:
Do you have any issues with the rear wheel slipping in the chromed track ends?

Seems like every week or so I need to make a little adjustment for chain tension, although there are some depressions on the inside of the dropouts that I have a suspicion the hub locknuts are just migrating their way to...
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Do you have any issues with the rear wheel slipping in the chromed track ends?
No, I donít.
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