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So I did a shoot with my newest singlespeed-project...

Old 02-15-11, 05:28 AM
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So I did a shoot with my newest singlespeed-project...

You can find all the pictures here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/benbamm...th/5445722641/

Specs:

- Norta Shimano 600 AX aero frame cleaned and repainted in white
- Rear coaster brake hub laced to a white Rigida DP18 rim
- Polished Dura-Ace crank with MKS pedals
- Polished stem
- Polished 600 AX headset
- Polished 600 AX seatpost
- Ultega front brake with Tektro lever
- White leather look Charge bartape and saddle


Singlespeed by BenBamm, on Flickr


Singlespeed by BenBamm, on Flickr


Singlespeed by BenBamm, on Flickr


Singlespeed by BenBamm, on Flickr


Singlespeed by BenBamm, on Flickr
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Old 02-15-11, 05:32 AM
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I would have cloned out the beer bottle, but that's just me.
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Very nice job.
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Originally Posted by simonaway427 View Post
I would have cloned out the beer bottle, but that's just me.
I know, if I knew how to work with Photoshop I would have done just that... Now I only use lightroom so it's not that easy to remove stuff...
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Very Nice!

Great depth of field. What camera was used?
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Old 02-15-11, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sonnetg View Post
Very Nice!

Great depth of field. What camera was used?
The camera was a Olumpus E-PL1 and the lens an old Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.4.
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Needs some clips/straps, otherwise very clean.
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Very Nice, looks great. How's the ride ?
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Mixing Shimano components kind of drives me crazy, but to each their own. Where's your rear brake. I'm also curious how the chromed sidewalls work as braking surfaces (or at the very least, how you'll keep them clean).

Looks nice though. And you don't watermark. Props!
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The rear is a coaster brake.
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All show and no go.

Great expense and effort spent entirely on appearance, very little attention to function. Great for impressing bikeforums, very annoying to actually ride.

Pedals are one sided, meant to be used with clips
Track drops and cross lever on singlespeed = stupid
Half link chain unnecessary, wears much faster
Bottom bracket backwards? Can't tell what's going on non-drive side
White everything would immediately become dingy grey everything
Brake pad engages unmachined rim
Unused frame chain tension adjustment?
You have the clearance and it's a street SS- why 23s?

DO NOT WANT
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
The rear is a coaster brake.
Missed that. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bhchdh View Post
Very Nice, looks great. How's the ride ?
Well, I really don't know because it is to big for me... I assembled it from a frame and parts I had lying around and intend to sell it.
For me most of the fun is in building them

I had a similar one that fitted me a few years ago though and it makes for a smooth ride
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Needs some clips/straps, otherwise very clean.
I did that on the previous one I build but didn't like it because it's hard to get out of the clips after braking with the coaster brake (and not falling...)

Here is a picture of that one

DSCF1026 by BenBamm, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by ismellfish2 View Post
All show and no go.

Great expense and effort spent entirely on appearance, very little attention to function. Great for impressing bikeforums, very annoying to actually ride.

Pedals are one sided, meant to be used with clips
Track drops and cross lever on singlespeed = stupid
Half link chain unnecessary, wears much faster
Bottom bracket backwards? Can't tell what's going on non-drive side
White everything would immediately become dingy grey everything
Brake pad engages unmachined rim
Unused frame chain tension adjustment?
You have the clearance and it's a street SS- why 23s?

DO NOT WANT
you make me look like i'm not a miserable jerk by comparison...thanks
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I like.
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Looks clean.
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Originally Posted by ismellfish2 View Post
All show and no go.

Great expense and effort spent entirely on appearance, very little attention to function. Great for impressing bikeforums, very annoying to actually ride.

Pedals are one sided, meant to be used with clips
Track drops and cross lever on singlespeed = stupid
Half link chain unnecessary, wears much faster
Bottom bracket backwards? Can't tell what's going on non-drive side
White everything would immediately become dingy grey everything
Brake pad engages unmachined rim
Unused frame chain tension adjustment?
You have the clearance and it's a street SS- why 23s?

DO NOT WANT
did someone get bullied at school today?
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Originally Posted by ismellfish2 View Post
Track drops
You need to get your eyes examined. Those are not "track" drops.
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His bottom bracket lockring is on backwards.
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Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
His bottom bracket lockring is on backwards.
I'm surprised you didn't notice that the valve stems don't line up with the tire labels. Sacrebleu!
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