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 05-10-08, 02:57 AM
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That Frejus is absolutely unbelieveable. Great work.
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Old 05-10-08, 07:29 AM
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Dugast Tubulars!!!!!!!!
I personally love the fact that the tires cost as much as 1/2 the bikes on this thread.
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Old 05-10-08, 09:19 AM
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i learned something new last night







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Old 05-10-08, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by abeyance View Post
I personally love the fact that the tires cost as much as 1/2 the bikes on this thread.
fortunately i work at shop so I could wholesale em. even then they were still pretty expensive.
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Old 05-10-08, 12:35 PM
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That leg over is looking good. Congrats....i still remember my first nuts-to-stem, it was just to much fun.
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Old 05-10-08, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jacobpriest View Post



finally.
I'm really feeling this. Glad you're keeping it old school and nice... what can you tell me about the wheelset? Campy low flanges to Mavic tubbies is my guess?

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Old 05-10-08, 01:15 PM
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campy c-record low flange to mavic open 4 cd. clincher....tubulars are the suck....
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Old 05-10-08, 03:50 PM
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Low flange C-Record...probably the nicest looking hub Campy ever made.

And tubulars aren't the suck. FLAT tubulars are the suck.
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
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Old 05-10-08, 05:29 PM
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Hmm, should I have gone for the Open 4 CD over the Open Pro's? Damn...too late now.
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Old 05-10-08, 09:33 PM
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hey NewYorkMantle i was in nyc visiting a friend over the weekend and i saw you riding your bike. i think it was in midtown near the library.

sweet ride
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Old 05-11-08, 12:06 PM
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Old 05-11-08, 02:07 PM
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court, you are a well built man. nice work on the leg-over.
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Old 05-11-08, 04:38 PM
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Just finished this one. its a mid 80s Specialized sirrus.
4130 DB cro-mo,mostly all parts i had laying around.The only things i bought were the crank and seat.
Repainted it Grabber green with pearl clear coat,it really glimmers in the sun.
I also removed all braze ons and der. hanger.
Only bad part of this bike is now i need money,so Im fighting with myself on wether or not to post it locally on craigs list.


This is my 29er
So far all Ive upgraded was the seat,pintle(half link) chain and chain tensioner.


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Old 05-11-08, 04:44 PM
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Just finished my girlfriend's single speed.

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Old 05-11-08, 06:32 PM
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^ nice!
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Old 05-11-08, 07:04 PM
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c0urt you look like you could totally kick my ass
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Old 05-11-08, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by craigmoyer View Post
Just finished my girlfriend's single speed.

you either:
A)Have gotten a new girlfriend you didn't tell me about and made a bike for her instead of for your ex as you had told me
or
B)Got back together with Jess.

Granted, that looks pretty good.
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Old 05-11-08, 09:09 PM
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I love the blue on the late 70 Schwinns.

Keep an eye on that rear brake cable. With the opening of the cable pointed up, water can drip in when it's raining and rust the inside of the cable, causing poor braking. Just keep an eye on it.
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Old 05-12-08, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
i learned something new last night







Any tips on learning it? Kinda nervous I'm gonna eat ****.
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Old 05-12-08, 01:57 AM
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a. if you think you're gonna eat ****, you will.
b. dont be a *****.
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Old 05-12-08, 04:24 AM
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Just a plain old RedLine 925. Drop bars, Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow, Look Pedals and Avocet FasGrip K20 32mms. I bought the bike with the intention of getting S&S couplings put on it and using it as my travel bike. I ride it fixed but it is set up as fixed/free. I would like to switch to Phils in fixed or fixed-fixed with Deep Vs to match my road setup.

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Old 05-12-08, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rickyaustin View Post
I love the blue on the late 70 Schwinns.

Keep an eye on that rear brake cable. With the opening of the cable pointed up, water can drip in when it's raining and rust the inside of the cable, causing poor braking. Just keep an eye on it.
I never really thought about that. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-12-08, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by chore4n View Post
Any tips on learning it? Kinda nervous I'm gonna eat ****.
they really are tricky with bull horns that point up. if you are wearing wide leg jeans, roll them up as they will get caught under your hands or on the bars. be prepared to walk it out and drop your pretty bike.
odds are if you worry about eating it you will. so dont worry about it. watch a bunch of people on youtube do them first. because i do them differently than the way the guy i ride with does them because of my bars. lean forward, keep your head up. your bike will go the direction your head is pointing.

and do a forum search
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Old 05-12-08, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by otismedina View Post
Nice, clean, straight up conversion. What year is this thang?

Like the avator as well.
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Old 05-12-08, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Elderberry View Post
Nice, clean, straight up conversion. What year is this thang?

Like the avatar as well.
I have no idea what year it is. Probably mid eighties. It is "Made in Italy" and is also lugged. When did Bianchi stop making lugged frames? Has ofmega BB and headset and modolo brakes. The BB and headset are both pre cartridge bearings. No lawyer tabs either.
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