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 05-18-08, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dervish View Post
frank, i thikn u just like calling people ignorant
however i do agree with u on this one
you are probably right.
I like to think I usually call people ignorant when they are in fact being ignorant.
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Old 05-18-08, 10:33 PM
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[QUOTE=bikerdfresh;6709669]Ebay for like $8-$15. They come in tons of colors.[/QU


Anyone know where to find a colored bike chain? I've looked on ebay and can't find any and my LBS has limited selection at high prices. Suggestions?
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Old 05-18-08, 10:35 PM
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[QUOTE=lanOGiro;6719365]
Originally Posted by bikerdfresh View Post
Ebay for like $8-$15. They come in tons of colors.[/QU


Anyone know where to find a colored bike chain? I've looked on ebay and can't find any and my LBS has limited selection at high prices. Suggestions?
try bens. they usually have tons of chains.
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Old 05-18-08, 10:38 PM
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Old 05-18-08, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by fixedvolvo View Post
heres my recent build

(Holy bump batman!) But is that an airblaster 'card' in the back? I'm guessing you snowboard, or maybe even ski.
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Old 05-18-08, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
Wait, this looks like the left track end - are you using the rear cassette disc brake hub run as a flip flop with a bolt-on cog in the place of a disc? What's the chainline? mine ends up at 46 mm when I do it.
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Old 05-19-08, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by trentschler View Post
Suggan - great bike! What are those classic handlebars? What's the frame and what model/brand hub did you use?
It's a Soma Major Taylor bar, classical indeed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Taylor
The hub is called Histop and is made in Asia somewhere, I think it's a copy of Shimano hubs. Guess it's not top notch quality.
The frame is a Peugeot from the early 90's. More info about the setup: http://velospace.org/node/8581

Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER View Post
Been searching for a quality coaster brake hub! All I can find is junk. What did you use?
I used junk
See above...

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Old 05-19-08, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
Just finished a ss conversion of a bike given to me (***gin, Italian). Yesterday I re-taped the bars (that Easton cork tape plus Fizik gel pads turned out a bit too thick for my tastes), and replaced the brake cable housing and hoods. Previously, I stripped the derailleurs, freewheel and chain, and installed a BMX freewheel, put on some French pedals, new chain, saddle and seatpost. That's about it. It's a total kick to ride. Right now, it's my favorite bike.


Did you use the original wheels?

If so, how's the chain line? Did you have to redish?
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Old 05-19-08, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
that's an interesting bike. it has a coaster rear hub and a front brake? and are those campy road cranks?
Yep, campy record cranks. The front brake is Sram Force.
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Old 05-19-08, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by vobopl View Post
Wait, this looks like the left track end - are you using the rear cassette disc brake hub run as a flip flop with a bolt-on cog in the place of a disc? What's the chainline? mine ends up at 46 mm when I do it.
That's right- freewheel on one side, bolt-on cog on the other. The hub is a Surly "new" SS disc rear which has a 54-55mm chainline spec for the threaded side. The disc side ends up being close to the same, but that's a fairly rough measurement. Fortunately, the dish on the rear wheel ends up symmetrical.
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Old 05-19-08, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by VT tallbike View Post
What are you still 5. Coaster brakes are for kids. Throw that **** out.
Well... tallbikes are for clowns. Go back to the circus Bozo.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:49 AM
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