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 07-07-08, 02:36 PM
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arrospoks!

actually those are awesome bikes.
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first fixed gear and my first wheelbuild!

converted a trek 660 that i bought off craigslist. i rode it on campus all year as a geared bike but decided to try out fixed gear. rebuilt the original rear wheel with a low-flange iro flip-flop hub, which was a long but rewarding process. the chainline also worked out nicely with the middle position of the triple crank that came with the bike. 42x17 gearing, surly cog/da lockring, kmc kool chain.

definitely different from what i'm used to. rode the south lake washington loop with it yesterday and i'm surprised i didn't die

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Old 07-07-08, 05:53 PM
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Nice looking bike. Are those clip fenders any good? Easy to take on/off?
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Just finished. Test ride up and down the street in the dark seemed OK - I'll need to get them out on a longer ride next weekend. Might need a longer, steeper stem to push them out a bit and lift them up level with the saddle.
The 'staches, you mean? They're definitely a better ride if you go all old-man-like on the stem angle. I've actually been considering flipping mine so that they have a slight rise instead of a slight drop, but I'm not sure if that would put the brakes at a comfortable position.
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Old 07-07-08, 06:31 PM
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my before....



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i decided to put a brake on my bike,but the mounting hole on the carbon fork needs to be drilled out bigger. so until i bring it to work and do that im going to try out this set up.

by the way....slopeing crown trek fork painted to match frame( threaded but long enough to use as threadless ),old 3spd bars i found on a bike in the garbage,ritchey 1" threadless stem,shimano 600 single pivot brake,and tektro lever
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Old 07-07-08, 06:47 PM
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From the HTATBL blog (I had to share the porn):



Blue rectangle on the tube tube is the rider's name done up with a label maker (perfect).

this is gorgeous. my friend donovan won a custom hunter frame. its purdy.
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Old 07-07-08, 07:00 PM
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this is gorgeous. my friend donovan won a custom hunter frame. its purdy.
to bad hes been working on it for a couple months now haha
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Old 07-07-08, 07:27 PM
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Put the track bars back on it.
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This is my ever day ride when i'm not working out on the road.





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suntour chainring?
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My SS, rigid, 29er (2007 Vassago Jabberwocky) and my new (to me) 2007 Fuji Track fixed.
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suntour chainring?
sugino super mighty. 151 BCD
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Old 07-07-08, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by aMull View Post
Nice looking bike. Are those clip fenders any good? Easy to take on/off?
super easy to put on, takes a while to adjust and make sure things don't rub though. they work excellently for preventing the wet stripe up your back, but there's not nearly enough coverage to keep the bike clean or keep your shoes from getting wet.
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Put the track bars back on it.
What kind of bar tape you got there?
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Old 07-07-08, 08:47 PM
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Brooks Leather.
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Damn, I was afraid you'd say that. *continues grumbling*
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Does your knog light turn off easily while riding?
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Does your knog light turn off easily while riding?
no,thats never happend,but my front knog broke the first time i took it off the bike.probably my fault though,ive never heard anything bad about them
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I am not overly fond of cork, and absolutely despise gel tape. So it was between cloth or leather, I chose leather.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
I am not overly fond of cork, and absolutely despise gel tape. So it was between cloth or leather, I chose leather.
I just won't go leather. I'm not really vegan, but I avoid leather when I can. The Toshi straps were a safety issue, leather wraps are cosmetic/comfort, so I won't go that route. I've searched high and low for a vegan-friendly antique brown bar tape but I think I'm pretty much pooched. I'll have to try to replicate it using shellac and cloth or something.

Yours look good though. Love that patina.
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changed my bars out



tape job's a little rough

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I just won't go leather. I'm not really vegan, but I avoid leather when I can. The Toshi straps were a safety issue, leather wraps are cosmetic/comfort, so I won't go that route. I've searched high and low for a vegan-friendly antique brown bar tape but I think I'm pretty much pooched. I'll have to try to replicate it using shellac and cloth or something.

Yours look good though. Love that patina.
If you get cloth tape, velo orange has the Tressostar cloth handlebar tape at $3.25 a roll.
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If you get cloth tape, velo orange has the Tressostar cloth handlebar tape at $3.25 a roll.
Yeah, I was thinking of going with them since I want one of those snazzy bells anyway and they also sell shellac flakes.
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Another option would be to find a fabric store, see if they have fake leather there and make your own tape.
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Actually... oh my god that's brilliant. I love the look of the V-O stitched leather, and it should be easy to replicate with a few feet of pleather, waxed twine and some tlc... Hell yes. I'm going shopping tomorrow.
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