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 01-26-08, 04:33 PM
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Old 01-26-08, 04:39 PM
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Old 01-26-08, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by gargiulo.mike View Post
i dig this build. it looks fun.
agreed, i think i may have to tinker about with an old mtb frame when i get home...
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Old 01-26-08, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
i've been wondering about that - i'm thinking about using my trek as a winter commuter when i build up my next frame - how hard is it to ride without a brake in the snow?
I rarely use my front brake, even when ridin in the snow, but I would never not have it.
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Old 01-26-08, 05:47 PM
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ive never gotten inverted risers, they just look like sad risers
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Old 01-26-08, 05:54 PM
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with senior up right bars for a sunday cruise
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Old 01-26-08, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by fungis View Post
Whoa. That's a rare find.

Did you have that made custom, or is it more than a few years old?
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Old 01-26-08, 05:56 PM
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what? it's a pista.
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Old 01-26-08, 05:58 PM
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A Pista with some pricey upgrades (and a new decal).
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Old 01-26-08, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sniks View Post



with senior up right bars for a sunday cruise
very nice
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Old 01-26-08, 06:05 PM
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with senior up right bars for a sunday cruise
gorgeous. what rims are those? fusions?

edit: i guess theyre not fusions, i actually have no idea.

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Old 01-26-08, 06:32 PM
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Is that a Pinarello? ****ing gorgeous. Wanna trade?
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Old 01-26-08, 06:43 PM
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A Pista with some pricey upgrades (and a new decal).
those bandanas and chris king headsets will break the bank. but he saved money by just using his sneaks on his clipless pedals.
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Old 01-26-08, 07:42 PM
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whats with the bandanna thing? just curious. i know little about the whole FG 'culture' thing. is the bandanna part of it? or not? what is it for? keeping crap off the bottom of a brooks? wiping the sweat off your arse? marking your colors?

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it serves no purpose. some people think it gives you cool points. most do not.
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with senior up right bars for a sunday cruise
sick campy sheriff hubs
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Old 01-26-08, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bmike View Post
whats with the bandanna thing? just curious. i know little about the whole FG 'culture' thing. is the bandanna part of it? or not? what is it for? keeping crap off the bottom of a brooks? wiping the sweat off your arse? marking your colors?

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it's to keep the lock from scratching the paint.

if it's on the seatpost, it can be used to hold a wrench, etc.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
i've been wondering about that - i'm thinking about using my trek as a winter commuter when i build up my next frame - how hard is it to ride without a brake in the snow?
I don't think snow is any harder with no brakes than dry weather. If my route had large hills or was heavily trafficked, I'd use a brake, but it's fairly open and easily controllable with just the fixed gear. After a few winters, I don't even realize that I don't have brakes. Not much beats fishtailing around a corner then busting out a sprint in the snow.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bmike View Post
whats with the bandanna thing? just curious. i know little about the whole FG 'culture' thing. is the bandanna part of it? or not? what is it for? keeping crap off the bottom of a brooks? wiping the sweat off your arse? marking your colors?

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I've asked fungis before and he hasnt responded. I think he realizes the bandanna where it is serves no purpose and he's not ready to admit full hipsterism at this point so he ignores the question. but riding spd's with sneakers is beyond anything anyone can comprehend so even if he answered it probably wouldnt make sense anyway.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by humancongereel View Post
what? it's a pista.
Haha, the Santa Cruz thing totally got me. They've made cyclocross frames in the past (and finally put them on their site), I figured it was something weird like that.
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Old 01-26-08, 10:00 PM
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i carry one in my bag to wipe off the sweat when i get to work, etc . Not sure on how one would function while attached to my bike
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Old 01-26-08, 10:10 PM
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maybe it is (permanently) there to dry off? I've sometimes done that with my sweat-rag
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Old 01-26-08, 10:27 PM
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sniks' rims are torellis, right?
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I carry a bandanna in my pocket for sweat in the heat and a face covering if it's 11 degrees out like it has been for the past week. I also found another bandanna and wrapped it around the buckle on my chrome bag so people dont push the button and knock the bag off my back.
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