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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 08-11-16, 04:46 AM
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1978 Trek 510 started as f/f project. Geared (44x15)for flat to rolling 18mi/one way commute and a fast, fun rider. Hard to believe f/f is coming up on 40yo. I dig the minimalist style on logos, braze-ons, etc.

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Old 08-12-16, 12:24 PM
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Moved some parts around today. Current status:

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Old 08-15-16, 09:49 AM
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^ Perfect.
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Old 08-16-16, 05:30 PM
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Old 08-17-16, 08:49 AM
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The square taper on the NDS crank was worn and starting to slip off the BB. Homie hooked up a C-Record crankset and one record pista bb later, I'm down with a little pasta with the rice.

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Old 08-17-16, 09:14 AM
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^^^ I so totally that bike.
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Old 08-17-16, 04:56 PM
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My work bike/commuter


Thanks

Edit: was in the middle of replacing the axle on my front Mavic wheel when I took this, so jerry rigged a Bontrager qr road wheel to work with my rack. Aesthetically off, but whatever, work bike. It works right?
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Old 08-17-16, 05:48 PM
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^ would ride that sohard. Even with the Bontragic wheel on there.
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Old 08-17-16, 06:05 PM
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My old legnano back in action

My holiday in Holland bike
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Old 08-17-16, 06:09 PM
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Fixie

And my sons bike.
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Old 08-17-16, 06:18 PM
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Single speed

I put these babies together for holidays in Holland.
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Old 08-17-16, 08:14 PM
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Would ride both of those bikes above those tragically small photos.
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Old 08-17-16, 08:56 PM
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My first single speed build. Really like riding it Can't wait to build another on a better frame.



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Old 08-17-16, 09:16 PM
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My first single speed build. Really like riding it Can't wait to build another on a better frame.



Love the color combination, bar tape should be black or yellow though
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Old 08-17-16, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by applesoggy View Post
Love the color combination, bar tape should be black or yellow though
Thanks! I agree. They were going to be black at first, but I got that blue bar tape for free.
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Old 08-17-16, 09:46 PM
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Free is the best color.
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Old 08-18-16, 08:52 AM
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New wheel build after I drunkenly bent a deepV on a pothole, bonus, new work bag with the workbike.

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Old 08-18-16, 09:40 AM
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I love that F5 Pista Flame frameset.
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Old 08-18-16, 11:48 AM
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New wheel build after I drunkenly bent a deepV on a pothole, bonus, new work bag with the workbike.

I like your Trash bag. (Garbage Incinerator?) Who designed the artwork? I did my own (less impressive, for sure) for my Garbage Truck
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Old 08-18-16, 11:59 AM
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I like your Trash bag. (Garbage Incinerator?) Who designed the artwork? I did my own (less impressive, for sure) for my Garbage Truck
I love the blue on brown. The artwork is a stencil of an old tank girl design and yea its the incinerator, the sizing is freaking perfect for me, yet it still fits so much.
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Old 08-18-16, 01:32 PM
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remove the top tube pad and put black tires on and it will look much better (my opinion).
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Old 08-18-16, 01:37 PM
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Is the fender on there for keeping sunshine off the tire?
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Old 08-18-16, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
remove the top tube pad and put black tires on and it will look much better (my opinion).
agree. That frame is pretty. It's doing all the work.

That's a nice lookin bag too (:
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Old 08-18-16, 02:45 PM
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Fender is on there because Seattle, it is not always as sunny as it has been the last few days.

Black tires maybe soonish? I do like my pro4s though and swapped them from the old wheelset/frame.

Toptube pad is a saving grace when all you have to lockup to is a trashcan or streetsign.
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Old 08-18-16, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by lydiainmint View Post
Fender is on there because Seattle, it is not always as sunny as it has been the last few days.

Black tires maybe soonish? I do like my pro4s though and swapped them from the old wheelset/frame.

Toptube pad is a saving grace when all you have to lockup to is a trashcan or streetsign.
You're not just locking the top tube are you? Or are you locking through the wheel?
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