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 07-09-08, 12:18 AM
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^^must...convert.....back.......
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Old 07-09-08, 12:52 AM
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I'll give you twenty bucks for the rest of that group
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Old 07-09-08, 01:37 AM
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there musta been something in that popeye's chicken for you to do that...
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Old 07-09-08, 05:23 AM
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My new to me Samson. 753r tubing dates it to the late 80's or early 90s. It has a bit of ornate lug work on it, and rides like a dream.
Changes to come:
Bars will be changed to drops, have a set of Cinelli Criterium bars and a 1A stem
Seatpost will be a Shimano 600 once I get it out of a Cannondale which has a stripped seat post clamp
Wheelset will be silver DT Swiss RR 1.2 laced to Superbe hubs
Different pedals, clips and straps
Different chain



I bought the saddle for my red 1986 Paramount, so it will see dual duty.


Lug work


Track end


Seatstay


Tight clearance, though the bike is a "57" and has no toe overlap using large clips. It was very surprising.

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Old 07-09-08, 07:07 AM
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Tight clearance, though the bike is a "57" and has no toe overlap using large clips. It was very surprising.
It would seem that the likelihood of toe overlap will decrease as the length of the top tube increases on a given frame. On some of the larger keirin frames that I've seen, the top tube is significantly shorter than the seat tube, which brings the front end in a bit. Your frame seems to be rather 'square', which might be why you don't encounter much overlap. I have a ~58cm Vivalo that doesn't have much (if any) overlap; the top tube is about 57-57.5cm.
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Old 07-09-08, 07:23 AM
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Those Looks are notorious for being noodley as hell, is it true? Carbon with Aluminum lugs...
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Old 07-09-08, 07:26 AM
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i dig the samson
 
Old 07-09-08, 07:35 AM
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Yeah, the samson's nice. Esp the campione del mondo striped turbo.
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Old 07-09-08, 07:56 AM
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ahh, red bike
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Old 07-09-08, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
Yeah, the samson's nice. Esp the campione del mondo striped turbo.
Coming from you that means something =) Trade ya for the Merckx....
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Old 07-09-08, 08:07 AM
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where can these beauts be had?
 
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ahh, red bike
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Old 07-09-08, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
For comfort on the commutes





For the purists and the track

that bike needs a record headset and cranks OR c record hubs and seatpost.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DARTHVADER View Post
that bike needs a record headset and cranks OR c record hubs and seatpost.
No it doesn't.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:45 AM
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that bike needs nothing other than to be ridden only in the dark w/the priests. otherwise, quite nice and worthy of a year-round commitment to miles.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DARTHVADER View Post
that bike needs a record headset and cranks OR c record hubs and seatpost.
First off:

-C Record Hubs aren't the best idea for the street, especially when your commute consists of 100s of potholes. I want a hubset that's virtually maintenance free and a set of rims that are light and soft enough to give it a nice ride.
-I don't like the C Record Aeros as much as the Super Record Fluteds. You CAN get non-aero CRecord posts, but they're so widely sought after by pantographers and collectors that you won't find one for less than $200. They were the last model of the CRecord posts...
-Priest bars are comfy, you'll have to try them Mr. Chris 175... I don't care so much about riding drops in traffic. Riding the tops of drops is as faux paux as riding riser bars. Even with the shallow drop of my Criteriums, I only ride drops when doing laps or on the track.

Second of all:

-The bike doesn't need anything unless I say it does.
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Old 07-09-08, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
First off:

-C Record Hubs aren't the best idea for the street, especially when your commute consists of 100s of potholes. I want a hubset that's virtually maintenance free and a set of rims that are light and soft enough to give it a nice ride.
-I don't like the C Record Aeros as much as the Super Record Fluteds. You CAN get non-aero CRecord posts, but they're so widely sought after by pantographers and collectors that you won't find one for less than $200. They were the last model of the CRecord posts...
-Priest bars are comfy, you'll have to try them Mr. Chris 175... I don't care so much about riding drops in traffic. Riding the tops of drops is as faux paux as riding riser bars. Even with the shallow drop of my Criteriums, I only ride drops when doing laps or on the track.

Second of all:

-The bike doesn't need anything unless I say it does.
well in that case it needs dura-ace all around, and a steep steel nitto stem, like mine!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-08, 10:17 AM
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post your bike, I'm interested to see this thing.
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Old 07-09-08, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
post your bike, I'm interested to see this thing.
i think you have seen it, but here ya go
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Old 07-09-08, 11:11 AM
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Old 07-09-08, 11:30 AM
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That's a first. Never seen a dura ace groupo on a Meckx before. Looks good...
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Old 07-09-08, 11:47 AM
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Here Prolly, let me show you how it's done



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Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
You have every reason to keep the rear brake and the bottle cages. Some folks like to throw those items out to have that minimalist look. If you need the items, which you do, then function > form. Besides, there's beauty in a practical looking bike.

If you lose the water bottle cages, you'd have to wear a camelbak, get a waist pack that carries bottles, or get the saddle/seatpost mounted bottle cages. None of those options are as practical as what you currently have.
Wear a jersey with pockets and carry your bottles like a PRO.
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Old 07-09-08, 12:09 PM
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Here Prolly, let me show you how it's done



good lord that is sweet. sweet sweet sweet. where and when do you ride it?
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