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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 03-27-19, 07:02 AM
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your paramount runs about one inch more than my raleigh. I run 53x19 on 32mm. 75-78 inches is a sweet spot for me. Yours looked very similar, so I was just curious. Nice bikes. Cheers.
Thanks Seamuis Iíve read some of your posts/remarks and I find them informative.Always looking to learn and share.
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Squad

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​​​​​​Very nice
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Old 03-28-19, 06:11 AM
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Oouellette That Red steed looks the most comfortable out of the three
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Sick! Which ones you're favorite?
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@ethet awesome bikes ethet ! I can't decide which one I like better. Quite similar though, I guess you have a type
Thank you, you are kind

I do have a type, certainly, though it is rather humorous how different those bike are when one is actually riding them...
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Squad

One of my happiest moments was discussing the Wabi/Surly conundrum with you... This is such a lovely line-up
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Thanks guys! Surly is my favorite but Kilo gets the most use. Madison is for fun shorter rides; going to put the drops back on it soon.

*Still thinking about a Wabi special at some
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Oouellette That Red steed looks the most comfortable out of the three
very yes


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Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
Thanks guys! Surly is my favorite but Kilo gets the most use. Madison is for fun shorter rides; going to put the drops back on it soon.

*Still thinking about a Wabi special at some
point.
Haha I had a feeling. I think the Surly is my favorite of your bikes too if I had to choose. That's pretty close to how I would build up a steamroller if I had one!

Incidentally, my bike is a wabi special. I posted it recently. Its back a page or two on this thread if you need some inspiration haha

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it is rather humorous how different those bike are when one is actually riding them...
I believe it! When I swapped my frame recently I was kinda shocked at how differently the bike rode given that all the components were exactly the same as my previous build. Hey man, no judgement here I bet you enjoy the crap out of both those bikes

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​​​​​​Very nice
Like the crankset on that Schwinn, what is it?

The paint job looks like my old Le Tour

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Like the crankset on that Schwinn, what is it?

The paint job looks like my old Le Tour

Dave
It's a Raceface Cadence road crank with a 42t Shimano 105 chainring off an old Champagne double.
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That bike is right in all the ways.
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Like the crankset on that Schwinn, what is it?

The paint job looks like my old Le Tour

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Sugino RD2 - if you were asking me. Your Le Tour must have been an Ď86 or Ď87 then?

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Rodriquez is sweet and that crank on the Madison is blingin’
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Finally got it built up. The ancient stamped steel and covered in plastic and rust cantilevers we're a PITD to set up. Settled on 42/17 gearing. Not to bad for a $10 bike.
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Not to bad for a $10 bike.
Not bad indeed.
I'd ride it.
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That tall wingback chair with the orange flame job is hot.

I'd totally stick that right in my living room and sit in it like Archie Bunker.

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That tall wingback chair with the orange flame job is hot.

I'd totally stick that right in my living room and sit in it like Archie Bunker.

it's a Chippendale that my wife wants to flip.
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it's a Chippendale that my wife wants to flip.
That's like space for two bikes right there. I'm supportive.
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That's like space for two bikes right there. I'm supportive.

​​​​​The sale could buy 2 bikes😉
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I spotted the chair immediately. It stood right out as something special.
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Picked up this pretty Bridgestone yesterday for $300. Unsure of the year, but I was assured that it is all NJS. Feeling pretty stoked.


Threw on a more upright Nitto stem that I had laying around (it actually can't go any lower but there are worse problems to have) along with some flat bars I picked up at the co-op for $10. Also some fixation pedals and straps. Loving the ride! My first time going full brakeless and after a couple days of cycling VERY slowly, I feel very on top of it. The biggest struggle was/is getting my second foot into the strap, but that's getting easier over time. So much fun.
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A brakeless fixie and a Gorilla Monsoon in the Rapha store? Oh the humanity!

Last time I was in a Rapha store I bought a $125 jersey and they wouldn't throw in a fee cup of coffee. The coffee probably cost them twelve cents but they looked me straight in the face and said, "No. You have to pay."


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