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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 08-23-15, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
What brakes?

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Old 08-23-15, 06:42 PM
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More pics of the Tempo please.


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Old 08-23-15, 08:17 PM
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That tempo is awesome. Some guy was selling one on CL up here. It was crap but I saw it had HUGE potential to do something just like you did... then i noticed the hugest dent in the top tube and passed.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:30 PM
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Oh how much I wanted that Schwinn when I saw it for sale, it's in my area too, of course I ended up getting the Flite

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Old 08-23-15, 08:37 PM
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tempo is dope.

now gimme it.

the other ones are dope too.
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Old 08-24-15, 09:09 AM
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Totally unsatisfactory. I need to see it alone, out of that crowd, properly posed, and some close ups too.

Also, more pics of that cat.
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Old 08-24-15, 08:06 PM
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Old 08-24-15, 08:18 PM
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very cool use of that Banksy.
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Belongs in the "Your Bike with Art" thread
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Old 08-24-15, 08:25 PM
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Black wheels with gumwalls
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Old 08-24-15, 09:04 PM
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Hi all - new member here, and I just ordered a Dawes Streetfighter.

Oouellette, what handlebars are on the middle one, and how do you like them for general upright exercising and getting around bike paths?



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Old 08-24-15, 10:08 PM
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Ah, nice. A couple Banksy's in my hood that I totally forgot about...
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Old 08-24-15, 11:56 PM
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Needs moar drive side.
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Old 08-26-15, 06:03 AM
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I'm in! I've thought about building/getting a SS for quite some time and when I received this frameset on Friday, I decided to take the plunge and so far, I'm totally thrilled with it! I plan to ride it SS for the foreseeable future.

18" Husker Blu Karate Monkey frameset
Cane Creek S2 headset
Deore crankset w/36t chainring
Surly 18t SS cog
Deore V-brakes
Race Face Respond handlebar
Oury lock-on grips
Velocity Dyad rims
High flange touring hubs (wheels built by Rich Lesnik of Rivendell Bicycle Works)
40mm Schwalbe Dureme tires (I plan to replace them with Maxxis 2.1" Torches)
Topeak saddlebag
Garmin bicycle computer
Ixon IQ light (only mounted at night)
Generic seatpost, saddle, stem and pedals.

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Old 08-26-15, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mambo Dave View Post
Hi all - new member here, and I just ordered a Dawes Streetfighter.

Oouellette, what handlebars are on the middle one, and how do you like them for general upright exercising and getting around bike paths?
They are Velo Orange Porteur bars, upside-down. They're just about perfect for a more relaxed riding position.
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Old 08-26-15, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by corwin1968 View Post
I'm in! I've thought about building/getting a SS for quite some time and when I received this frameset on Friday, I decided to take the plunge and so far, I'm totally thrilled with it! I plan to ride it SS for the foreseeable future.

18" Husker Blu Karate Monkey frameset
Cane Creek S2 headset
Deore crankset w/36t chainring
Surly 18t SS cog
Deore V-brakes
Race Face Respond handlebar
Oury lock-on grips
Velocity Dyad rims
High flange touring hubs (wheels built by Rich Lesnik of Rivendell Bicycle Works)
40mm Schwalbe Dureme tires (I plan to replace them with Maxxis 2.1" Torches)
Topeak saddlebag
Garmin bicycle computer
Ixon IQ light (only mounted at night)
Generic seatpost, saddle, stem and pedals.

All that is missing is a rear brake. Where you at rear brake??
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Old 08-26-15, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
All that is missing is a rear brake. Where you at rear brake??
It's still attached to my old bike hanging in the garage. I really dislike setting up brakes and just haven't gotten around to moving it the new bike. My neighborhood is mostly flat with long sight-lines and my gearing causes me to spin-out at about 12 mph so a rear brake has been a low priority. I know it would be better to have it installed but....procrastination....
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Old 08-26-15, 12:48 PM
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Old 08-26-15, 01:23 PM
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Old 08-26-15, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
They are Velo Orange Porteur bars, upside-down. They're just about perfect for a more relaxed riding position.
Thank you - they look perfect.
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Old 08-26-15, 04:30 PM
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My new laptop wallpaper
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Old 08-26-15, 05:19 PM
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here's a pano version...

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Old 08-26-15, 05:33 PM
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You absolute legend. Thank you.
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