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 07-20-07, 07:18 AM
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oh yes, a bike that looks like a cab...the ny cyclist's best friend.
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Old 07-20-07, 11:45 AM
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they have such goofy looking geometry
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Old 07-20-07, 11:51 AM
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I may be opening myself up to some serious flaming here, but I like compact geometry --wait! hear me out!-- on large frames. With a straight top tube on a big frame, the rear triangle just gets all tall and weird looking. On small frames, I like the straight top tube, but a little backward slope on a big frame keeps it from looking all out of proportion.

Oh yeah, and I like the new langsters, though they could be a bit pricey.
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Old 07-20-07, 11:53 AM
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i kinda like this idea that specialized is doing, instead of just offering one bike in one color for the masses they are offering several. I seems like the are moving the way of a car manufacture. which im sure a lot of you hate to hear but if you want something different and unique then get a custom
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Old 07-20-07, 12:14 PM
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My langster 2008 arrived a week ago. I got the green one and its my first single speed. I love it , i think its wicked. I'm using it as a training bike and i have cycled 75 miles on it already. The brakes are crap though. Its very quick up hills. For my liking i would prefer 42/14, but i can always change that. I ride it on freewheel and its a good fun. i will add some photos soon.
The geometry is strange, took me alot of adjustments to get comfortable. i'm 5' 11" and ive got a 56cm, i kinda wish i got a 58 coz it seems very compact! Any advice on maintaining the bike will be welcomed.
I've just ordered my SPD pedals and getting the shoes next week.
I paid 399 ,
http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/images/p...Xtra/11442.jpg
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Old 07-20-07, 12:45 PM
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im shocked..there isnt a williamsburg edition
I don't think a Satmar Hasidic fixie would sell too well.

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Old 07-20-07, 12:55 PM
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Oh yes and oh wow.
But then...
I never met a bike I didn't like.
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Old 07-20-07, 01:10 PM
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I don't think a Satmar Hasidic fixie would sell too well.

my landlord and i have skid contests all the time..the hasidics are the true underground fixed gear riders...haha
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Old 07-20-07, 01:17 PM
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my landlord and i have skid contests all the time..the hasidics are the true underground fixed gear riders...haha
but they don't ride Saturdays
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Old 07-20-07, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by langster 2008 View Post
My langster 2008 arrived a week ago. I got the green one and its my first single speed. I love it , i think its wicked. I'm using it as a training bike and i have cycled 75 miles on it already. The brakes are crap though. Its very quick up hills. For my liking i would prefer 42/14, but i can always change that. I ride it on freewheel and its a good fun. i will add some photos soon.
The geometry is strange, took me alot of adjustments to get comfortable. i'm 5' 11" and ive got a 56cm, i kinda wish i got a 58 coz it seems very compact! Any advice on maintaining the bike will be welcomed.
I've just ordered my SPD pedals and getting the shoes next week.
I paid 399 ,
http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/images/p...Xtra/11442.jpg
The smallest freewheel you can buy used to be 15T made by AC or Suntour. Both are out of production so 16T is the smallest you can get. I would highly recomend a White Industries ENO freewheel. They are the best and are zero maintinance. The extra cost is offset by the fact you only have to buy one and will likely never have to replace it. One other option is to get a DOS ENO in a 16/18T setup so you can use a lower gear if you are riding hills. I have two and love them.

The only option you have if you like the 42/14 ration is to increase your c-ring to 48T which should be easy to find in a 130BCD size. If you like campy and use their road cranks, beware only Stronglite and TA Specialties make a 135BCD 48T non-ramped ring. Since you are in the UK, they may be easier to find, but over the pond nobody stocks them, and they are a pain to try to order.
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Old 07-20-07, 02:47 PM
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ty for your response, so will this fit , wil i need to extend chain?ductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360025266
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ty for your response, so will this fit , wil i need to extend chain?ductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360025266
If you buy a different chainwheel (larger) you will need to buy a new chain. For the stock langster that is a good thing since the 1/8" chain that comes stock on the 07's was a cheap KMC. I went for a road chain in 3/32" which are lighter, quieter, and just as strong. I had an old 8spd Sach/Mallard which is the same as SRAM's PC-8XX chains. If I did it over again, I would get the KMC 9SL hollow pin chains. Good luck.
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Old 07-20-07, 03:22 PM
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but they don't ride Saturdays


Shomer ****ing shabbos Donny!
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you beat me to it. shut the ____ up donny.
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Old 07-20-07, 06:36 PM
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dude there's a beverage here!

I want to see a baltimore edition, wrong sized front wheel, spray paint on everything (including chain), crack head bars, and a step through frame. Oh and the gearing must be low enough to wheelie for miles. Maybe a cup for spanging.
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Replacement Parts

I know I'm late to the game, but I just started to build a bike with a 2008 Specialized Chicago Langster 54in frame. It came with a fork that still had the crown race and caged bearings with an external diameter of 37mm and an internal diameter of 32mm. I'm guessing the same sized bearing would go on the upper head tube?
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Interesting that in 2007 they were calling sloping top tubes "backwards sloping."


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I know I'm late to the game, but I just started to build a bike with a 2008 Specialized Chicago Langster 54in frame. It came with a fork that still had the crown race and caged bearings with an external diameter of 37mm and an internal diameter of 32mm. I'm guessing the same sized bearing would go on the upper head tube?
You are mega late, this is from 2007 and the last post was that same year. Plus there are other more recent Langster threads open or an Ask the Community thread.

Replace replace and replace! Just go to Cane Creek's website and get your S.H.I.S. straight through their headset fit finder. I would tell you but I have forgotten what headset I got beyond it was a 40 series. The Mindset they used is garbage but luckily can be replaced (unlike what some peoples tell you) A good sealed cartridge bearing unit will work great and Cane Creek makes some of the best and grace most of my bikes (though I did use a Chris King on the Phil Wood frame but that is also of high quality)
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You are mega late, this is from 2007 and the last post was that same year. Plus there are other more recent Langster threads open or an Ask the Community thread.

Replace replace and replace! Just go to Cane Creek's website and get your S.H.I.S. straight through their headset fit finder. I would tell you but I have forgotten what headset I got beyond it was a 40 series. The Mindset they used is garbage but luckily can be replaced (unlike what some peoples tell you) A good sealed cartridge bearing unit will work great and Cane Creek makes some of the best and grace most of my bikes (though I did use a Chris King on the Phil Wood frame but that is also of high quality)
Thanks veganbikes! I'm super new to bikeforums and still learning to navigate it, hence the weird thread.
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Thanks veganbikes! I'm super new to bikeforums and still learning to navigate it, hence the weird thread.
No worries, I am curious how one would navigate to old threads without a lot of work (aside from searching in googles) If you need a headset PM me and I can take the one off my Langster which is low mileage and fairly new, since I will not be needing it for that bike and we can discuss cost.
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