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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 12-28-17, 01:49 PM
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I could have that Specialized ready to ride (or sell) in about 20 minutes.

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Old 12-28-17, 03:16 PM
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Both tires are flat, too, which (to me) means it hardly ever (or never) gets ridden.
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Old 12-28-17, 04:56 PM
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The way that brake lever is mounted on the stem seems like a great way to impale your self.
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Old 12-28-17, 06:27 PM
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The cycle computer is also mounted on the side of the top tube.
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Chicago Craigslist find, only $1,000 to get:
"-front skull rim 700c
-Rear Aerospoke (double hub)
-Brand new crank original 8
-Fix gear or freestyle
-Black and Red Bull horns"

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Old 02-15-18, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Agent 9 View Post
Chicago Craigslist find, only $1,000 to get:
"-front skull rim 700c
-Rear Aerospoke (double hub)
-Brand new crank original 8
-Fix gear or freestyle
-Black and Red Bull horns"


And a crown leather saddle to tie it all together.
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Old 02-22-18, 10:40 PM
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Treadmill bike?

https://www.lopifitus.com
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Old 02-23-18, 02:23 AM
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That one was in the original JA thread.
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Old 03-03-18, 07:55 PM
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DIY Aero disc? 😨😨😵
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^^ Now that, is... special.
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Old 03-15-18, 10:38 AM
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Canyon's new gravel bike released today.



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Well, that's different.
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All the nopes in the world.
I see crap like this, and I look at the Quote for this Forum, and I'm just like, we need to go back to Steel ten [2 in the front, five in the back] speed bikes or Track bikes.

SAVE THE BICYCLE
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wtf is that?
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Canyon's gunning for early induction to the failed bike tech hall of fame.
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It really should have a Lauf fork on it just to complete the design.
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
It really should have a Lauf fork on it just to complete the design.
I spoke with a guy who was racing a Lauf Grit fork at Southern Cross.

We rode together for a few miles during the race and he said he loves it.


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Old 03-15-18, 04:22 PM
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Everyone I've talked to who rides a Lauf fork loves them. Super weird looking, but it seems like they're doing something right.
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The best part is how neither of the cross tubes is round, leaving no way to mount anything to it.
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The best part is how neither of the cross tubes is round, leaving no way to mount anything to it.
Next month they will introduce their proprietary Carbon fiber URC ("Universal Racing Clamp") for a mere $298.99.

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The best part is how neither of the cross tubes is round, leaving no way to mount anything to it.
In their defense, mounts screw in from the underside. Underside mounts are pretty much a standard for many integrated/aero bars.

A Barfly Spoon or any similar mount will work.

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Mounting solutions for those (and other) types of bars have become pretty sophisticated and affordable. You can buy a nice, high quality CNC machined aluminum alloy mount for that or round bars that has adapters for lights to underneath the computer mount so you've got lights covered too. Putting a bell on it could be a challenge though .

Again I recommend K-Edge for these types of solutions. I use their products on some of my round-top drop handlebar bikes just because they're nice and tidy.
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I'm still struggling to figure out, among other things, who would want to buy a bike they can't change the stem length on.
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Having said that I agree that the bar is stupid . Like I don't get the point.

I do own two sets of carbon "aero" road drops flat tops and I like them. I don't know if it actually makes me faster in races or not but they make me feel fast and placebo matters.

EDIT: @seau grateau there is a loss of functionality in going to an integrated bar/stem combo, but they're also really cool . Plus if you stay healthy year in and year out your fit shouldn't really be that dynamic. I've been lusting after a Ritchey Solostreem for years now but they're too expensive and I can't warrant it.
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Old 03-16-18, 01:40 PM
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Yeah, but still the options for fit adjustment out of the box are super limited. You get no choice in stem length or handlebar width, and from what I've read, height adjustment is limited to 15mm. Basically, if the bike doesn't fit you as is, you're mostly SOL.
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