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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 06-20-08, 01:51 AM
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It depends on the crank.
Sugino Messengers?
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Old 06-20-08, 01:59 AM
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Sugino Messengers?
103mm.
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Old 06-30-08, 06:17 AM
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ACHEM! hello everybody. i have a stupid question for you all. Should i make a "Cassette hub conversion" OR Should i buy veeeeery cheap "thread on freewheel hub" and put bmx freewheel on it? um... um.. im converting my old bike into singlespeed and i dont want to put any money in it. it's a road frame. so can i get my chain to line up nicely if i put bmx freewheel on that cheap "thread on freewheel hub", and do i really need to REDISH the wheel like SHeldonbrown says? My friend says i can get my chain to line up nicely by adjusting the bottom bracket... is it enough? My god im spaced out right now! please help.
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Old 07-02-08, 09:17 AM
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I doubt you can "adjust the bottom bracket" unless it's eccentric. Really either conversion will do. As for redishing, that's a maybe. It is all about the chanline.Whatever you do. Enjoy it.
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Old 07-02-08, 11:28 AM
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^ i doubt you can help unless u knew what you were talking about. *facepalm*
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Old 07-02-08, 08:39 PM
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my god i need that suit.

i'm going to go put mks cages on and take some pictures.

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Old 07-08-08, 01:55 PM
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question:
what is the whole "forbidden item" or "forbidden object" that people sometimes list in the trades only thread? does that represent cash/money?
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Old 07-10-08, 12:40 PM
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yes, as the title of the thread implies.
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Old 07-14-08, 01:40 PM
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Ah....whats the weather look to be this weekend???

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...85132&q=&hl=en
I love weather.
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Old 07-17-08, 12:10 AM
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i'm thinking about getting some deep-v's soon:

http://store.americanapparel.net/deep-v.html
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Old 07-18-08, 08:51 AM
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plz discuss teh hottness of victoria pendleton k thx bye
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Old 07-18-08, 06:51 PM
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Ah....whats the weather look to be this weekend???

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...85132&q=&hl=en
Two words .. Naked News!!
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your bike is not fast

your bike is not fast i dont care how much money you spent or if all the colors match or if its from japan/italy/burma all that **** doesnt matter so shut the kcuf up already. im sick of all the "this bike is fast" craigslist ads. guess what YOUR bike isnt fast wont be fast nor is his bike fast ok? now heres all the .....,,,,,'''''' crap i forgot.

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Old 07-23-08, 03:51 PM
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I know people hate on 'em, but the DQM/Trackstar Pista Concepts will always be tight to me. Good stuff. I've only seen about 3 in person, outside of Trackstar.
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Old 07-24-08, 09:15 AM
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thats very mel gibson in 'the patriot'. in other news i sold a bike for $350.
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Old 07-25-08, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Herpiö View Post
ACHEM! hello everybody. i have a stupid question for you all. Should i make a "Cassette hub conversion" OR Should i buy veeeeery cheap "thread on freewheel hub" and put bmx freewheel on it? um... um.. im converting my old bike into singlespeed and i dont want to put any money in it. it's a road frame. so can i get my chain to line up nicely if i put bmx freewheel on that cheap "thread on freewheel hub", and do i really need to REDISH the wheel like SHeldonbrown says? My friend says i can get my chain to line up nicely by adjusting the bottom bracket... is it enough? My god im spaced out right now! please help.
I'm doing a quick and dirty conversion -- pulled all the cogs off the old five-geared freewheel, then put the one I wanted back on, using spacers to line everything up. No redishing needed, and no tinkering with the bottom bracket -- there's plenty of room for spacing the cog correctly, and if the wheel's redished, there's not enough room for that big freewheel. It's not very pretty, but it works and it's cheap.

This is my first conversion, though, on an old bike. YMMV.
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Old 07-26-08, 12:28 AM
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I have to say i rue the day i started this thread and wish i had of spent the time wanking instead
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Old 07-26-08, 01:12 AM
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i agree, but square chainrings would really be somethin.... sugino 75^2
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Old 07-28-08, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Herpiö View Post
ACHEM! hello everybody. i have a stupid question for you all. Should i make a "Cassette hub conversion" OR Should i buy veeeeery cheap "thread on freewheel hub" and put bmx freewheel on it? um... um.. im converting my old bike into singlespeed and i dont want to put any money in it. it's a road frame. so can i get my chain to line up nicely if i put bmx freewheel on that cheap "thread on freewheel hub", and do i really need to REDISH the wheel like SHeldonbrown says? My friend says i can get my chain to line up nicely by adjusting the bottom bracket... is it enough? My god im spaced out right now! please help.
for my single speed i just used the cheep bmx freewheel.... and got a smaller bb, the hard part is getting your outside chainring to clear the frame while getting a small enough bb to create a straight chain line
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Old 07-29-08, 08:07 AM
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R BBs like bearings but you shoot them right? Thsoe werk?
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Old 07-29-08, 03:45 PM
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Old 08-01-08, 04:51 PM
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is that one of those transmissions?
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has anyone used the phil wood hand cleaner? i used a little bit tonight after fixing a customers flat and now my hand looks like a balloon.
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