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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 11-19-10, 08:39 AM   #1
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Fixed my bike

So I fixed my bike this week

Gone from a triple chainring / 8 speed setup, to 1 gear 16/36.

Don't have a rear brake on it - due to not being able to fit a standard dual pivot on my frame (unless they can be secured with a M5 bolt and fit over a 50mm mudguard!).

Has a dynohub, mirrycle mirror and an airzound for commuting.

Used the sheldon brown method of filing the axle slightly to give me some movement to tighten the chain, also used a "near magic gear".

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