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Road bikes with fixed gear style: Post your pics!

Old 09-26-07, 05:09 PM
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Road bikes with fixed gear style: Post your pics!

Of course many of us have road bikes in addition to our fixed gear bikes. Fixie builds tend to focus more on urban utility and creative styling, whereas the road builds focus on performance. Anybody built/modified a road bike for use in the city or just for style?

This is one of my favorite bikes ever, I'd love to see more road bikes with such style:



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Old 09-26-07, 06:05 PM
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Alright, That is a nice bike.
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is that yours, blickblocks?
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no it isnt

now post some pics
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Yamaguchi makes some high end exhaust for motorcycles too...


just saying...

they have some VERY sweet welds..
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...yoshimura?
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uhhh... you mean yoshimura im pretty sure....
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That's gorgeous.
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Does that have a friction shifter behind the brake lever? I have been thinking about doing something similiar to this with my old Trek 5200. An 8 speed bike for the city and burbs!
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Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
Does that have a friction shifter behind the brake lever? I have been thinking about doing something similiar to this with my old Trek 5200. An 8 speed bike for the city and burbs!
Do it do it!!!

I'm trying to think of how I wanna change up my road bike. It's a deep blue Nishiki with Sora 8 speed. I'm thinking of painting the rims white, getting some new (colored) tires, some nice colored toeclips, a custom top tube pad, and a new stem (3TTT Mutant anyone?). It would be sweet to get a white stem, but I might need to Krylon one together.
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That Yamaguchi is filet brazed, not tig-welded.

Jus' sayin'.

Also: I have a "hot bikes" folder on my desktop... that Yamaguchi is the only picture in the folder.
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
Do it do it!!!

I'm trying to think of how I wanna change up my road bike. It's a deep blue Nishiki with Sora 8 speed. I'm thinking of painting the rims white, getting some new (colored) tires, some nice colored toeclips, a custom top tube pad, and a new stem (3TTT Mutant anyone?). It would be sweet to get a white stem, but I might need to Krylon one together.
Im probably just going to copy the Yamaguchi set up and keep my red/silver/black color scheme. I have been wanting to get a new long distance road bike for a while (instead I got my fixed gear ) because its getting harder and harder to find decent replacements for the Shimano 600 8speed group. Weeeee I love winter projects.

Edit: Also anyone know about painting carbon? Is it just not done?
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Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
Im probably just going to copy the Yamaguchi set up and keep my red/silver/black color scheme. I have been wanting to get a new long distance road bike for a while (instead I got my fixed gear ) because its getting harder and harder to find decent replacements for the Shimano 600 8speed group. Weeeee I love winter projects.

Edit: Also anyone know about painting carbon? Is it just not done?
It should be done. Preferably in white or another very bright color. Just ask NASA.

btw, is your 600 groupset considered old 8 speed or new 8 speed? I was looking at getting some old 8 speed Dura-Ace shifters until I was told they were incompatable.
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i was thinking about doing something like this but kinda in cross form
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i've heard painting carbon is a bad idea... but i'll let someone who knows what they're talking about refute or back up my claim.
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oh and that yamaguchi is the best thing evar
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
It should be done. Preferably in white or another very bright color. Just ask NASA.

btw, is your 600 groupset considered old 8 speed or new 8 speed? I was looking at getting some old 8 speed Dura-Ace shifters until I was told they were incompatable.
Not sure about the old or new. How would I check? I know there was a time when the group was refered to as the Ultegra 600 group, but this just says 600. I think its from 1995. Probably a better question for A&V or Road forum.
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I've ridden that Yamaguchi. It's nice.
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This is my new commuter. It was supposed to be a winter commuter, but I think I'm going use my old peugeot instead. This bike is just way to fun to ruin with all that muck. In the picture it is a single speed (derailer for tension only) but it will soon be a 1x9 with normal drop bars, bar end shifter and no fenders. Stay tuned!
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Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
Not sure about the old or new. How would I check? I know there was a time when the group was refered to as the Ultegra 600 group, but this just says 600. I think its from 1995. Probably a better question for A&V or Road forum.
I'm pretty sure the "old" refers only to DA.
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I'm pretty sure the "old" refers only to DA.
Oh ok, so its not even an issue for me!


Nice bike Kemmer.
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stylish bicycle is stylish
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My Davidson - complete with twitchy geometry, nasty paint and traditional bend bars with bling bar tape. No Aerospoke though. Sorry.

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My Davidson - complete with twitchy geometry, nasty paint and traditional bend bars with bling bar tape. No Aerospoke though. Sorry.
Well, a Brooks and stupid bar tape/lack of bar tape are both fixter archetypes.
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I'm pretty sure the "old" refers only to DA.
That is correct. All other 8 speed shimano bits work together.
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