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 05-30-08, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight View Post
i like the headset spacers. your brake QR is open
Thank you, and good eye! I had just installed the new lever and cable and the brake was rubbing a bit with the qr down, but it's since been tweaked!

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Wild Style, i like your bike, it has a lot of character in the things.
Thank you, sir!
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Old 05-30-08, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
next step... have a pair of 'samba' gold vinyl decals made up and take the apple logo off.
I love it...ive been looking for a pair of sambas, im sporting all black campus st because i could not find them anywhere
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Old 05-31-08, 12:09 AM
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I know my towing bike has gears, but I'm going to post this here anyway (at least the cargo is pertinent to ss/fg).
Here's what I did this morning:
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Old 05-31-08, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by magoolc1 View Post
I love it...ive been looking for a pair of sambas, im sporting all black campus st because i could not find them anywhere
thanks! campus st are pretty sweet too. i got a gold "samba" sticker and gold cranks on the way too. maybe i can keep up with people on flats after that
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Old 05-31-08, 01:50 AM
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Old 05-31-08, 02:02 AM
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Xtra nice JP!
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Old 05-31-08, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by chris175 View Post
oh dooktruck, my little prebuscent flower, my unsteady fawn. have you driven yer toungue once, even halfway, into a ***** dark odiforous, so succulent like cured game, back9-poop- hole? no guess necessary, the answer is no, my child. that lil singulator experiment was just that, an experiment
http://www.merriam-webster.com/ in case you need help w/the definition. i knew the path before i stepped one step, lil dewey bud. i ride big steel men's bikes, and am always game for a big man's fall. i've broken more bones than you've shoved home, as opposed to at home, safely next to mommy's room, after jeopardy and before morning, when she softens your eggs.
since you like to test things that are already known
maybe test gravity next
i suggest a tall building with a hard fall below
jump from it
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Old 05-31-08, 09:08 AM
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I was wondering how you would replace the Casati.

Nice job. What are those rims?
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Old 05-31-08, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bexley View Post
I was wondering how you would replace the Casati.

Nice job. What are those rims?
open pro ceramics. i gots my hands on them too and they are some serious stoppers
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Old 05-31-08, 10:55 AM
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I ended up paying $90/rim for regular Open Pro's up here, while I probably could've gotten the ceramics for the same price south of the border.

I'd like to say "oh well," but I have no plans on parting with these wheels for eternity and the ceramic coating could've helped with that.

Let me try anyway: Oh well. Hmm, I feel just a little better.
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Old 05-31-08, 11:19 AM
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Wow $90 a rim!!! I've never seen them go for more than $80. I got the ceramics for $100 from Cambriabike (which is the cheapest I found) Where do you live? I mean if you ever think of going that route to get the ceramics I think they are worth it. Good stopping in the rain is a must if you do it often. I hated how with regular brake sufraces, the brake pad just slide over it.
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Old 05-31-08, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by magoolc1 View Post
I love it...ive been looking for a pair of sambas, im sporting all black campus st because i could not find them anywhere
soccer.com mang
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Old 05-31-08, 12:08 PM
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Yea, I've got ceramic Wolbers on my roadbike and couldn't do without them in the rain.

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Old 05-31-08, 12:45 PM
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cc700- yeah its powdercoated. so i would hate to ruin it. the thing is i know all catch hell for a top tube pad. but i think is gonna be the route i will need to go. since ive not mastered trackstands sometimes i kinda sit on the top tube and the guides make it not so nice. plus i guess a pad would help carrying it up stairs. not so hard on the shoulder

maddyfish- im pretty sure they are sakae sa. they came with my bike and i used it for the conversion to save. it says sakae sa on my crank lever and it has a small sa embossed on the back of the crank itself.
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Old 05-31-08, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
I know my towing bike has gears, but I'm going to post this here anyway (at least the cargo is pertinent to ss/fg).
Here's what I did this morning:
Super Cool tow rig. I really want a trailer. It would be great if I rode my Fixed gear towing my mountain bike to the MTB trails. That would be perfect.
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Old 05-31-08, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
if that bike ever does a grind or sees riser bars.....there will be hell to pay
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Old 05-31-08, 05:45 PM
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profound comments, joeeasy.
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Old 05-31-08, 05:46 PM
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since the build was finished, i swapped out the bullhorns for some risers, added a nice dent to my tt and an obama spoke card

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i cant put my finger on it but i really like this kilo tt for some reason
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Green Kilo's all look great. I love the color on them...so sexy. Here's one of my favorites
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for green kilo's!
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that thing has had a hard life.
 
Old 05-31-08, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
I know my towing bike has gears, but I'm going to post this here anyway (at least the cargo is pertinent to ss/fg).
Here's what I did this morning:
Is that a stripped/converted Burley kids' trailer?
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Old 05-31-08, 09:22 PM
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you should buy my wheels for this ride

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Old 05-31-08, 10:29 PM
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I see alot of these builds use bmx type cranks. Is is the same bottom bracket? I have a very nice set of redline flights and im thinking of building a fix/ss and was just wondering if they would work.
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