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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

I'm jumping ship. Gears and brakes here I come.

Old 01-09-06, 04:00 PM
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My new Landshark w/ full Dura-Ace

For a custom bike it was a freakin' steal!

Screw all these pricey track frames, I got a whole bike for less than half than some of those frames are going for.

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Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
Just kidding. Well...50% kidding.

I am buying this though:



1999 LeMonde Chambrey. Time Stilleto carbon fork. Full 9 speed Ultegra Group. Rolf vector Comp wheels. LOOK PM-256 pedals.

Dude bought it 5 years ago but it doesn't fit him very well. Minimal miles and it hung in his living room for the past 5 years or so. $2400 in 1999. $800 tomorrow for me.

I still plan on using my track bike as my main ride though. I don't think the 18 spoke front wheel and 20 spoke rear would handle Milwaukee Ave very well.
that is a nice bike. if i wanted a road bike, i'd want something like that. i've never ridden a lemond, but i hear they're very nice. good bargain.
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You know you have an addiction when you have this bike and would rather ride your beater fix instead.
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Originally Posted by raygunner
My new Landshark w/ full Dura-Ace

For a custom bike it was a freakin' steal!

Screw all these pricey track frames, I got a whole bike for less than half than some of those frames are going for.
Interesting shallow headtube and rakeless fork. Put a fork with 40mm rake and you have a full DA stingray.
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Old 01-09-06, 07:31 PM
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I would need a lowrider if I lived in Uptown (chicago).

Wait, it's all yuppies now! Does Range Rover make bikes?!
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I sold out, but boy is the ride going to be sweet:

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That Lemond is hot. In fact, all Lemonds are hot. That's why I ride one.

Good luck with getting it. I'm jealous.
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12XU, is that a Madone 5.9 sl? I have a friend who rides one. It really is a nice riding bicycle. Well, from what i can tell...his has about a 1/2 group set. One front ring and no rear brake and painted flat black. And still fast.
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Nice score! It's really good to have a geared ride around, especially if you want to do distance stuff. I'll keep an eye out for that bike in the 'hood, should be easy to spot.
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that lemond is pretty sexy, IMO. mmmm ... tight clearances.
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I wonder if the following is thread-worthy: "Ideal geared bike for fix riders". Mine would be a rivendell, hands down. Trackish geometry, but slightly slacker and geared. Black and green. Suntour barcons, campy deraillers, 8 speed, double chainring, 3x 32 spokes, open pros 700x25's. Ooooh.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
Suntour barcons...8 speed
What, can't spring for anything new?
Even Campy Xenon is 9-speed.
The new Campy bar-end shifters are pretty freakin' nice.

Would you be running this 8-sp as friction shift or what, to be running Suntour with a Campy derailleur? Just curious. I know I'm being pretty technical here.
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Old 01-09-06, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by raygunner
My new Landshark w/ full Dura-Ace

For a custom bike it was a freakin' steal!

Screw all these pricey track frames, I got a whole bike for less than half than some of those frames are going for.

now that is a road bike
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Old 01-10-06, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ImOnCrank
You know you have an addiction when you have this bike and would rather ride your beater fix instead.
want to get rid of that?
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Old 01-10-06, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
want to get rid of that?
Touch it an I'll cut your thumbs off.
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Originally Posted by ryan_c
What, can't spring for anything new?
Even Campy Xenon is 9-speed.
The new Campy bar-end shifters are pretty freakin' nice.

Would you be running this 8-sp as friction shift or what, to be running Suntour with a Campy derailleur? Just curious. I know I'm being pretty technical here.

Suntour never made indexing bar-ends, but their friction shifters are the best shifters ever made. Rivendell tries to copy them, with mixed results. I'd prefer 8 speed over 9 because 8 uses regular 3/32" chain, which is both cheap and readily available in generic form. Do you REALLY even need more than 8-12 Gears on a road bike? Not really.

Now that I think about it though, I'd not want a campy casette, because they have different spacing at the smallest gears. Shimano, which is regular all the way through, would be a better bet.
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and I am so pumped
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Don't try braking by backpedaling cuz I'm almost sure that won't work too well.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
Suntour never made indexing bar-ends, but their friction shifters are the best shifters ever made.
I love these shifters...so much, in fact, that they're the one piece (okay, two pieces) of road-gear that remains on my conversion.
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Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
I love these shifters...so much, in fact, that they're the one piece (okay, two pieces) of road-gear that remains on my conversion.
I refuse to get another geared bike until I can AT LEAST afford a rambioulet. I'd prefer full custom though.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
I refuse to get another geared bike until I can AT LEAST afford a rambioulet. I'd prefer full custom though.
I hear you...but I'm all about these Italian road bikes going for $500 on eBay.
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Just when I finally thinned out my stable, keeping only my SS Mtb's and SS/fg road bike... I sign up for the Houston to Austin MS150. I'm sure I could make it day one on SS, but day two, there are hills. So now I'm in the hunt for a good geared bike(cringes). I'm more nervous looking for a good geared bike, than making it through all 189 miles of the MS150.
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I'll throw mine into the fray. Not the best pic but this is my current roadbike. 2001 Jamis Eclipse, full dura-ace, mavic ksyrium elite wheels and of course a brooks b-17
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