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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)

Ok. Let's see some British fixed bikes.

Old 04-27-07, 06:53 PM
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The Alex Moulton track bikes were unbeatable in pursuit, since the small wheels allowed the four man team to draft much tighter. The acceleration possible with the little wheels ripped up the sprints, too. The bikes were banned from competition, of course.

This model from 1968 is the only non-suspended Alex Moulton ever made:



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Old 04-27-07, 07:01 PM
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Cheah! on that Roberts.
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Old 04-28-07, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
How goes the repair/refinish?
slow. im hoping for later this summer to be riding it again...
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Old 10-06-07, 03:29 PM
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i miss this thread, so im bringing it back
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Old 10-06-07, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mattface View Post
Yeah, but that was almost 200 years ago. what have they done for us lately?
Celine Dion. Those Canadians are devious.
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Old 10-06-07, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mattface View Post
Yeah, but that was almost 200 years ago. what have they done for us lately?

the newsroom. duh. the best tv shows of our time wouldnt exist without their cue....but i guess ken just took it from chris guest. SO, nevermind. Nothing. oh yeah. bryan adams. that dick.
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Old 10-06-07, 08:27 PM
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I just found this thread so offer up my favourite British fixed gear bike... the original and local owner bought it new in 1955 and died in his 70's due to complications from a bicycle racing accident.

He rode this bike regularly for 50 years on a 46:16 gearing and after adding an 18 tooth freewheel, I replaced that with an 18 tooth fixed cog since I use the bike for touring... my last ride on the bike was 90 miles.



The bike runs on it's original 26 by 1 1/4 Dunlop wheels and tires and the 40 spoke EA1's still look and run as good as new and the Wright's saddle dates to the mid thirties.

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Originally Posted by High_Ram View Post
What about a frame made in California by an Englishman?

Dave Moulton

so yours doesn't feel lonely here is my moulton it is an 89' fuso fr-1 road bike

smoothest damn road bike i have ever ridden

next time i see that bob jackson trike riding around I will get a pic of it and post it too
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No one has a goddamn Condor?
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I just found this thread so offer up my favourite British fixed gear bike... the original and local owner bought it new in 1955 and died in his 70's due to complications from a bicycle racing accident.
Is this the bike he crashed on? That would make my heart skip every time I rode it.
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Moose... The Lenton was never crashed... the fellow I got the bike from said his friend had bought a new race bike and figures that he went otb when he grabbed the wrong brake since the controls on the new bike were reversed from the Lenton.
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whew! *wipes forehead*
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Just finished this...










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Old 01-23-08, 09:20 AM
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^ Wow.
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Hey, I can contribute here too. Sorry about the crappy mobile phone pic.

It's my Harry Quinn, vintage unknown but made in Liverpool. And suffering from previous owner's crappy rattle can job. I've also since that pic switched to a chopped straight bar and Ourys - which will not be approved here, I know.

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both those harry quinn's are nice bikes.
i just saw my bike posted right when i had gotten it. oh man, such a bad setup. this is a much better version. the seatpillar is even a little lower now that i swapped the 165 cranks for 170's and i decided to go almost a cm lower.

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