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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 07-06-04, 01:00 PM   #1
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Frame Retrofits: Fork Ends....

You guys are the most active fixie board I have come across, so I figured I would throw a out a quick question.

I am looking to get fork ends brazed into my older Trek frame, and would like some suggestions on where to get a good pair. I like the Paul's, but I think I may not have enough material on the frame to get them to work well. This also rules out the Surly's and Sub-11's.

I am also trying to find a good frame builder to braze the afore-mentioned ends into my frame, as all of my brazing gear was jacked out of my garage last month. Grrr.

So if anyone has a suggestion for good fork ends or a builder, I would greatly appreciate it. And, If you are in the Portland, OR area look me up and we can head to the Lucky Lab for a brew and Le Tour.

You can see the bike in its earliest form here My Trek, and my other toy Bianchi
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Old 07-06-04, 01:47 PM   #2
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The Pauls are nice with the built in chain tugs but they are expensive (around $40). I think the surly's have the nice hood around the bolt and they are much cheaper. The only frame builder I know of in Portland is Vanilla. Good luck and report back.

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