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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-05-15, 04:31 PM
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Made a couple changes.

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Old 05-05-15, 07:22 PM
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Made a couple changes.

I love this bike.
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Old 05-05-15, 07:52 PM
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Made a couple changes.

Weren't you planning to throw a cambium on this baby?
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Old 05-05-15, 07:56 PM
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I love this bike.

Thanks, me too!
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Old 05-05-15, 07:57 PM
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Weren't you planning to throw a cambium on this baby?

Nope that was meant for the townie.
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Old 05-06-15, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Thanks, me too!
I also like it. Have you ever thought about how weird it is that whenever you post pics of your bike it gets love, but when the Feather shows up as a choice in one of the "Which bike should I buy" threads it usually gets pushed aside?

Anyway...what handlebar is that?
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Old 05-06-15, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
I also like it. Have you ever thought about how weird it is that whenever you post pics of your bike it gets love, but when the Feather shows up as a choice in one of the "Which bike should I buy" threads it usually gets pushed aside?

Anyway...what handlebar is that?

You know...I have thought about that before. I wonder if it's because my Feather is the farthest from 'stock' that it can really get, aside from a new paint job and headset.

Soma HWY One bars. Not bad!
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Old 05-06-15, 07:50 AM
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Not currently riding fixed, quite stressful in the inner city. I've got new black pedals, a black seat clamp and a black chain on it's way.
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Old 05-06-15, 10:08 AM
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Traded my Omniums for 75s to match my Sugino drillium chainring, put the drops and brake back on:



Looking at that pic my saddle angle totally seems wrong, but the nose is actually slightly down. Weird.
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Old 05-06-15, 10:12 AM
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^^^ That looks great ! Sugino 75 is soooo much better than Omnomnoms.
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Old 05-06-15, 06:46 PM
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Haven't posted in 2015 yet. just threw some new tires on after getting two flats.. so much debris left from the snow piles

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Old 05-07-15, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by thermalattorney View Post
Traded my Omniums for 75s to match my Sugino drillium chainring, put the drops and brake back on:



Looking at that pic my saddle angle totally seems wrong, but the nose is actually slightly down. Weird.
I would ride the crap out of this.
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Old 05-07-15, 07:48 PM
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two separate single speed drivetrains still counts, right?

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Old 05-07-15, 09:39 PM
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Oh man the $100 ebay conversion kit... those things spew oil everywhere.

Are you using 2 stroke oil? I'm asking because the gas in the filter looks clear and without necessary additive lubricant.
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Old 05-07-15, 10:36 PM
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the filter and the line above it is actually empty, that's why it looks clear

it is a little oily at the moment, but that's due to the ridiculous 16:1 mix they suggest for the break-in cycle

it sure is fun though
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Old 05-07-15, 10:44 PM
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it is a little oily at the moment, but that's due to the ridiculous 16:1 mix they suggest for the break-in cycle.
16:1 ? You've gotta be kidding ! I'd think that rich a mixture would completely foul the spark plug. The richest mixture I've ever seen used is maybe 30:1, and I use 50:1 in my two-stroke power tools.
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Old 05-08-15, 11:05 AM
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Put some 35's on for my fat ass.. Just enough clearance! Also some new pedals :O


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16:1 ? You've gotta be kidding ! I'd think that rich a mixture would completely foul the spark plug. The richest mixture I've ever seen used is maybe 30:1, and I use 50:1 in my two-stroke power tools.
oh yeah, 4-stroking to no end. they say to run a full tank of this mix through it, but I'll probably change it this weekend

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Put some 35's on for my fat ass.. Just enough clearance! Also some new pedals :O
this looks just the right kind of goofy
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Old 05-09-15, 08:12 AM
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My early 70's Nishiki Olympic frame and fork bought on eBay last fall and built up with mostly middling components. An aging back dictates the somewhat un-aerodynamic position on the bars, but it's very comfortable with the long wheelbase and relaxed frame angles.

I did spring for a White Industries freewheel and Wipperman chain, but the rest of it is purely functional except for a dash of blue bling here and there. I like the Oriental Blue original paint, even though it's pretty chipped up, so I just put a heavy coat of wax over everything, even a few little spots of surface rust. Hey, it's retro-chic. Even the Blackburn rack is from about the same vintage. Yeah, it's got the bag, mirror, tail light and all that crap, but it doesn't bother me to not be cool. More resistance, ya know. I'm spinning a 44 x 17 at 85-90 rpm for 25 miles three times a week and am about ready to go to a 46 x 17. Not too bad for an old geezer, even though I do get passed a lot!

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^^^ That's a very classy bike and I'm totally with you on the riding position. Now, all you need are some nice full fenders, and it will be complete.
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Originally Posted by clarifixer View Post
My early 70's Nishiki Olympic frame and fork bought on eBay last fall and built up with mostly middling components. An aging back dictates the somewhat un-aerodynamic position on the bars, but it's very comfortable with the long wheelbase and relaxed frame angles.

I did spring for a White Industries freewheel and Wipperman chain, but the rest of it is purely functional except for a dash of blue bling here and there. I like the Oriental Blue original paint, even though it's pretty chipped up, so I just put a heavy coat of wax over everything, even a few little spots of surface rust. Hey, it's retro-chic. Even the Blackburn rack is from about the same vintage. Yeah, it's got the bag, mirror, tail light and all that crap, but it doesn't bother me to not be cool. More resistance, ya know. I'm spinning a 44 x 17 at 85-90 rpm for 25 miles three times a week and am about ready to go to a 46 x 17. Not too bad for an old geezer, even though I do get passed a lot!


Lotta do-dads on that, but thats a cool bike. I love old Nishikis and Shoguns. Tough work bikes, easy to find parts.


Hopefully in a couple weeks i'll be able to post the Basso up here. Been traveling for job hunting purposes so it has
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^^^ Wow ! That is a true antique that you should also post in C&V.
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Hard core path racer.
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