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 03-05-19, 02:47 AM
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Progress... kinda. Feels odd posting this bike. Where da muscle bike thread



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Feels odd posting this bike. Where da muscle bike thread
Right here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/beach-cruisers/
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Slick bike I saw a very clean Schwinn Stingray over the weekend. One day...
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Slick bike I saw a very clean Schwinn Stingray over the weekend. One day...
Thanks buddy... That was my thinking. Been hunting a long time. This one was in rough shape, but it's cleaning up nicely. I'll have your stem shipped out by the end of the week
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stayed up way too late playing with this thing. Fun to tinker with.

Found a rear fender for it today.


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Today I took a quick ride after 4 weeks of inactivity due to cold and snow only to find a broken spoke on my rear wheel. Ugh.
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Today I'm entertaining this silly idea:

Steamroller
Disc Trucker fork
650b wheels
Big ol' tires
Fixed gear

???
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Today I'm entertaining this silly idea:

Steamroller
Disc Trucker fork
650b wheels
Big ol' tires
Fixed gear

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Does anybody do any research into or pay any attention to fork specs nowadays before considering doing any swapping? Not referring to you specifically, even though the dimensions of both Disc Trucker and Steamroller forks are readily available so you can compare and calculate for yourself yada-yada...

But in another SS/FG group I often visit - those guys just swap forks on their bikes like its nothing and whatever happens...happens

Have fun and good luck...

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Does anybody do any research into or pay any attention to fork specs nowadays before considering doing any swapping? Not referring to you specifically, even though the dimensions of both Disc Trucker and Steamroller forks are readily available so you can compare and calculate for yourself yada-yada...

But in another SS/FG group I often visit - those guys just swap forks on their bikes like its nothing and whatever happens...happens

Have fun and good luck...
Yes! At least, that's what I was doing earlier. Calculated the resulting trail and everything. The magic with this is that you use a 26" fork, which is basically the same length as the Steamroller fork, but has a little more offset, and everything stays pretty reasonable.

I know what you mean, though. I bought my Pake last year with a fork that was waaaay taller than the original. I didn't die when I rode on it, but I did swap it for something appropriate.
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Paid a professional to promote my brand:

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Took the Tri-rail down to Miami to go to a bike shop called Bike Nerds...


Bought this Dura-Ace cog... Then rode to around and stopped at starbucks 'cause I was very thirsty and got a refresher and charged up...


Took this photo in Wynwood...


Stopped to get this photo taken across from Panther Coffee where I got an espresso...


Took the Tri-rail home.
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Only the finest real-tree camo safety footwear is allowed here at the shop!

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Painted some letting on my stingray project, and watched a couple movies. Got pulled over on my way home for lack of a headlight, but the officer who stopped me was chill, and quickly understood I had forgotten it at home. Ended up talking about American traditional style tattoos, then I assume he called in a buddy because second officer who showed up was super into track bikes. These are the bars I wrapped in Liz skins... not fond. Gonna try something else...
What an odd night.

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Painted some letting on my stingray project, and watched a couple movies. Got pulled over on my way home for lack of a headlight, but the officer who stopped me was chill, and quickly understood I had forgotten it at home. Ended up talking about American traditional style tattoos, then I assume he called in a buddy because second officer who showed up was super into track bikes. These are the bars I wrapped in Liz skins... not fond. Gonna try something else...
What an odd night.
You should get Supacaz tape
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Today I'm thinking of changing careers.

I'd like to quit supporting enterprise computer systems for large corporate customer and convert my home to a meth lab.

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Ha!

I work at a chemistry (nanotechnology) company and manage the Characterization Service department and interface directly with customers who want their samples analyzed by Electron Microscopy (TEM). Mass Spec. (ICP-MS) and other techniques. Fortunately my customers typically already know what they're dealing with and what they need. Leads to some interesting studies and solid relationships across varied industries.

Our Sales Team supporting our product sales (much higher revenue) - now that's a different story. Some of their customer inquiries range from ignorant/stupid to just plain bizarre... I'm definitely happy I don't have that job haha - sticking to Analytical Chemistry. Takes some patience!
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Commute to and from work today (~10 mi each way), then madison workout at the track tonight! First time out there in 6 months and I'm stoked to be back on the track for some hand-holding and fast pedaling. Plus the weather is great - it's been rainy in SD!
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Tonight I'm cooking dinner on a titanium camp stove and sleeping in my backyard in a tent.
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Tonight I'm cooking dinner on a titanium camp stove and sleeping in my backyard in a tent.
Sounds like my childhood

Stay safe in the wilderness!
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Gotta make sure to get those pilot runs in. I make a point of going backpacking a couple times/year in late summer. You don't want to end up high in the mountains and learn that your tent is ripped or your stove don't work. Or that you forgot your whisky!
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also jealous of your trip @TimothyH. Never been to Co and those high-altitude Rockies meadows look just fantastic. In Ca we have the Sierra Nevadas which at points are truly Alpine with awesome faces of rock and ice.
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Came inside for chips and salsa

And to check the Thursday night bikeforums action. So far my bike pants rip on every single ride and I'm running out of options is the highlight.


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