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 05-19-08, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by dee-vee View Post
how do you like it? I'm thinking of getting one!
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Old 05-19-08, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER View Post
Why? Not being a wisenheimer, I seek a lesson.
brakeless+no foot retention=extremely dangerous
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Old 05-19-08, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER View Post
I did. Looking for a creative way to fill them.
Is there an actual hole in the downtube or are my eyes deceiving me?
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Old 05-19-08, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Is there an actual hole in the downtube or are my eyes deceiving me?
There is, it is where the shifter used to be.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:27 PM
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bought this about a month ago






upgraded bars,fork,pedals,tires,brakes. wheels to come.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bur View Post
bought this about a month ago




upgraded bars,fork,pedals,tires,brakes. wheels to come.
Get rid of that awful saddle. Whenever I sell one of these, the customer always comes back looking for a new saddle. Both of my Redlines came with the stock saddle and it's the most miserable feeling.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
brakeless+no foot retention=extremely dangerous
Installed a brake after that pic was taken, thanks.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:54 PM
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Still a good idea to have some sort of foot retention. If your foot slips off a pedal on a fixed gear, it's come right back around to smack you in the shin and you'll lose a lot of control.
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Old 05-19-08, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bur View Post
bought this about a month ago






upgraded bars,fork,pedals,tires,brakes. wheels to come.
I'm in love
is it possible to make that fixed the way it is or do you have to get the wheel rebuilt on a new hub to do it? that is the perfect snow bike
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Old 05-19-08, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
I'm in love
is it possible to make that fixed the way it is or do you have to get the wheel rebuilt on a new hub to do it? that is the perfect snow bike
you could probably use a bolt on cog with the disc hub.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:49 AM
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Yeah, just like the one I posted two pages ago.
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Old 05-20-08, 01:02 AM
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Bored. New pic of new bike.

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Old 05-20-08, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by evan_phi View Post
how do you like it? I'm thinking of getting one!
I love it. My first single speed bike and I am hooked. I have rode it fixed but I prefer ss.
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Old 05-20-08, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dee-vee View Post
I love it. My first single speed bike and I am hooked. I have rode it fixed but I prefer ss.

awesome. I love riding my SS, and i want to try a fixie too, but I can't justify the cost of getting a new flip-flop wheel built. More cost effective to buy a whole bike, and a Kona at that!
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Old 05-20-08, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
Yeah, just like the one I posted two pages ago.
except the only difference is the disc brake that I'd think makes it perfect
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Old 05-20-08, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
except the only difference is the disc brake that I'd think makes it perfect
Yeah, you have to give up the disc to get the fixed/free setup. I wouldn't want to ride a bike like this without the option of a freewheel anyway. Also, fixed disc hubs for mountain bikes are very uncommon and expensive. Besides, a rim brake on the rear is sufficient, especially when riding fixed (I have a disc on the front).
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Old 05-20-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Same old Stella, new photo for fun. Missin' my old green tires.


Hey kjohnnytarr, I believe I have that same headlamp. Does it work somewhat OKish at night. I suppose the best way to find out is to try it...

Fun looking bike.
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Old 05-20-08, 11:48 AM
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Yay I just got my bike! Once I have it assembled and everything, I'll snap some pictures...though they'll be boring


StockWindsorhourinmattesilver.jpg
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Old 05-20-08, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
Yeah, you have to give up the disc to get the fixed/free setup. I wouldn't want to ride a bike like this without the option of a freewheel anyway. Also, fixed disc hubs for mountain bikes are very uncommon and expensive. Besides, a rim brake on the rear is sufficient, especially when riding fixed (I have a disc on the front).
very true
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Old 05-20-08, 11:54 AM
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Second FG this week! Stripped an old frame and stole the wheels from my first bike. Done as its gunna get. I plan on letting it rust a little to see what it looks like. That will guarantee I treat it like a work horse.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:46 PM
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Its nothing special, just a stock windsor hour, but I figured i'd chime in. I can't wait for it to stop raining so I can go ride!
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Its nothing special, just a stock windsor hour, but I figured i'd chime in. I can't wait for it to stop raining so I can go ride!
Is there such a thing as "New Bike Smell"? I wouldn't know, just checkin.
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Old 05-20-08, 07:16 PM
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Bike I got for free converted on the cheap.
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Is there such a thing as "New Bike Smell"? I wouldn't know, just checkin.
Actually yes, I was thinking about this as I was unpacking the bike. It is like a..rubbery, fresh smell... or something
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Old 05-21-08, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by chadbrochill17 View Post
Bored. New pic of new bike.

damn, this pic does your bike way more justice. very nice!
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