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 12-18-07, 01:50 AM
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Im sure its a single speed. Looks like a blast, can't wait to get my 29'er built!
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Old 12-18-07, 01:56 AM
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Single speed. I'm too chicken to mountain bike fixed.
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Old 12-18-07, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by redxj View Post
I have heard on many occasions Schwinn would do most whatever a customer wanted. I have never seen a Paramount without the chrome tipped fork and rear end. The tubing was always double butted 531 with Campagnolo dropouts front and rear. Is it drilled for brakes at all?
it's got campy front and rear dropouts and its drilled front and rear too. oh another reason it might be custom for someone workingin the factory is the lack of serial number.
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Old 12-18-07, 02:39 AM
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That monkey is tiiight.
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Old 12-18-07, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by nruntsch View Post
I just picked up my Karate Monkey from my LBS today. I rode her a little and took a few photos before dark. Hope you like it, I sure do.


I got the frame for really cheap because the shop got it for really cheap because of the imperfect decals. You can see the one of "Karate Monkey" in this picture, but the "Fatties Fit Fine" is also screwed up, but covered by the chainstay guard.
It's my first 29er, giving me a pair of mountain bikes, the other a 2006 Fisher Cake 2 DLX.
Here are the specs of my build:
-Avid BB7 mechanical discs
-Shimano M475 Hubs laced with 2mm DT Swiss spokes to WTB Dual Duty 29er rims
-Panaracer Rampage 29x2.35" tires
-WTB Momentum headset
-Generic stem, bars and a Kalloy post off a Marin Nail Trail
-Shimano Deore gear ready crankset with a 32t ring, 20t Surly cog in back
-WTB Speed V saddle, will be replaced by a Brooks Team Professional
-Lizard Skins chainstay guard. This is to cover up the sticker on the frame that's screwed up.
-For now old Sakae road pedals that will be caged
Damn that looks fun. Do you mind sharing how much everything you added to the frame cost?
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Old 12-18-07, 08:07 AM
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raleigh

just finished my first conversion. It's a 74' raleigh. Got the frame friday, i stripped it down to the bare metal, repainted it and built iy up as a single speed in 2 days. This is a X-mas gift for my girlfriends dad. It's a lot of fun to cruise through the suburbs
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Old 12-18-07, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by nruntsch View Post
I just picked up my Karate Monkey from my LBS today. I rode her a little and took a few photos before dark. Hope you like it, I sure do.
I definitely like it - awesome bike!

1. If you ever want new decals for your bike (or even a new head badge) Surly sells them all separately.
2. If you want to I *think* the brake posts on the frame and fork are removable.
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Old 12-18-07, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jacobpriest View Post


okay dont be mad at me about components... i still need:
campy cranks and chainring
campy 27.2 seat post (prefer non-aero but either will work)
mustache/pominade bars
brown cloth tape...


not sure if i like the tires....
the bend in those fork blades is drop dead sexy.
get a silver post, and the campy cranks...maybe a different (steel cinelli...i know, $) stem and that bike will be so nice. so nice. so nice.
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Old 12-18-07, 08:36 AM
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That Schwinn is the first bike ive seen that actually looks good with the new all-white tires.
Looks perfect.
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Old 12-18-07, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by piwonka View Post
the bend in those fork blades is drop dead sexy.
Agreed. I really like that style of "traditional" fork design too.

But I really really like straight blade forks.

Really.
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Old 12-18-07, 09:37 AM
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**** yeah!
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Old 12-18-07, 09:45 AM
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BLAaNG! blAAng!
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Old 12-18-07, 09:46 AM
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Where's the Joke Bike thread?
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Old 12-18-07, 09:47 AM
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nice corners
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Old 12-18-07, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by sniks View Post


BLAaNG! blAAng!
For some reason this bike reminds me of a chick so skinny you can see her hip bones.

Still cool, though
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Old 12-18-07, 10:02 AM
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Mid 90s mtb ss conversion





Needed a commuter bike for use on low elevation change. Had a mixed bag of parts available. Here's what I did.
  • took a 90s giant rincon se with semi vertical dropouts
  • bought a cheap crankset on nashbar to replace the riveted one I had
  • bought a ss conversion kit also from nashbar to get spacers, tensioner and bmx rear cogs
  • found a 42:16 combo that gave me a straight line and played with the chain to get it tight but not too tight of a tension; no tensioner
  • other parts: shimano xt rear hub, manitou se fork from an old fisher sugar mtb
  • I've been riding it and chain hasn't bound or fell off yet. Granted, I haven't been taking it off road or climbing a lot, but it works well for intended purpose.
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Old 12-18-07, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
Damn that looks fun. Do you mind sharing how much everything you added to the frame cost?
I got it all for only $775. This was after the frame had been rust-proofed, faced and chased, and anti-seizing stuff had been applied to the frame.

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Old 12-18-07, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
I definitely like it - awesome bike!

1. If you ever want new decals for your bike (or even a new head badge) Surly sells them all separately.
2. If you want to I *think* the brake posts on the frame and fork are removable.
1. I know I can get new decals, but I don't really mind at all.
2. Yes, the brake posts are removable, but I'm going to keep them on there in case I want to turn it into a cyclocross or touring some time in the future. I realize that keeping them wouldn't hinder that, but the guy at the shop I bought it from says he runs into a lot of problems with people taking them off and not being able to put brakes back on because they are too dirty or have been screwed up in some way. I don't really mind how they look either.
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Old 12-18-07, 11:17 AM
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Old 12-18-07, 11:17 AM
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That BMC is definitely doing it wrong.
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Old 12-18-07, 11:26 AM
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all it would take to appease everyone here would be track drops and the words "i ride this on the track".

maybe the rider uses the risers to get to the velodrome? ha ha, i dunno. i don't want to hate, cuz that is some solid ish, but i can see why there's hate.

then again, remember, most of us are riding bikes designed for the velodrome on the street.
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Old 12-18-07, 12:10 PM
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that BMC looks like a prime time commercial.
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Old 12-18-07, 01:52 PM
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that BMC is the only bike that I like the HED3 on
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Old 12-18-07, 02:20 PM
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The BMC needs bumper stickers.
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Old 12-18-07, 03:18 PM
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the bmc frame is the ****ing ugliest **** i ever seen
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