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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)

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Old 02-19-07, 05:07 PM   #1
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My first Fixed

75 dollars:

sorry for the pics, i know you can't see the bike that well. basically it's a semigloss black sprayed frame of unknown make, a little tall for me(probably 56 cm), horizontal dropouts, with matrix hubs(i bet they're terrible) and matrix 700c track wheels... i don't know if they're made for a brake but it's my first fixed gear and i can't stop without one. blingin' chrome fork, to boot.

ridiculous saddle, but pretty cool semi-aero seatpost and some pimpin fresh bull bars to match some tracktype pedals (MKS ar-8). suigino VX cranks and what looks like a new bmx 1/8" chain. lots of scuffs and scratches on the frame, some surface rust, a fairly nasty dent in the top tube, and generally shoddy condition- and i couldn't be happier. for something i wanted bad and got for cheap, i'm planning on lots of fun rides in the near future.

i had a set of nashbar jailbrakes lying around so i put the front on, the shop gave me(!!!) a tektro bmx lever for free, and i got some plastic toeclips with nylon straps on top of that. grand total, 89 bucks not including brake.(sales tax is a biotch)

the frame is about 2cm too tall for me, so i may look for a nicer one- but i know virtually nothing about any of these components so feel free to school me as to whether or not i should get a new frame or just ride this into the ground until i'm out of school and have a job. it's a lugged frame, feels chro-mo- it's really relaxed and the bb is pretty low but other than the height i don't really have any problems with it.

if i keep it i'll pimp it just a little by spraying the cages neon green and getting a neon green top tube protector. the yellow isn't doing it for me. might get a black saddle, too. this ones torn to crap.

how'd i do?

i'm slow as hell, but if i can get stronger it will get a little faster. the gearing is pretty low.

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Old 02-19-07, 05:33 PM   #2
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I think the yellow is totally awesome! I like your seat and your bar tape! I always enjoy the little things that really make the bike look nice.
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Old 02-19-07, 05:35 PM   #3
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Nnice $75... the only thing i'd replace is the stem.
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