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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 06-17-19, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by matimeo View Post
The front fork is quite heavy, so I think if I ever did replace it I might put on a carbon fork with a disc mount and add a front disc brake.
Good choice (thats what I have on my bike)
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Old 06-17-19, 08:53 PM
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Kudos, nice build! You haven't mentioned your gearing for the flat ride to work?
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Old 06-17-19, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Unapomer View Post
Kudos, nice build! You haven't mentioned your gearing for the flat ride to work?
44/18

This is Portland, so there isn't anywhere too flat, but no huge (read long) climbs.
It's a little underpowered for flats but just right for the hills I will tackle. For my ride to work in dress clothes, it's just right. Not bad for short trips around town when I'm not in a hurry.
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Old 06-27-19, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post

Also, itís riser stems that are for old ladies and English 3 speeds. Literaally. By the way, my English grann says hello. Cheers mate.
Riser stems are also good for frames that are too small. Between that and the saddle height, this bike screams too small to me. Iím not talking way too small but 2cm too small.

its not the end of the world, but a new person shouldnít look at this and think that itís correct.
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Old 06-30-19, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
Riser stems are also good for frames that are too small. Between that and the saddle height, this bike screams too small to me. Iím not talking way too small but 2cm too small.

its not the end of the world, but a new person shouldnít look at this and think that itís correct.
A frame that does not fit, is not a good thing. Having a product that is good to make products that don't fit sort of work-ish just isn't good. Get something that fits and you will be way happier with it.
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