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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-22-16, 07:38 PM
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@SCK what cages are those? I want plastic neon doubles so I too can feel like Mash SF
They're Soma neon yellow steel cages. I found 'em on ebay. I'd be lying if I said that they weren't inspired by Mash SF.
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all done....!!
Late to the party as usual, but very nice job!! Cheers.
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all done....!!
Yes!!
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Old 05-23-16, 11:36 AM
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Sunglasses recommended for your viewing pleasure!

Seriously, that thing is shiny!
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Old 05-23-16, 01:19 PM
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Everything gotta be bling in the ATL.

Are you talking about the bike or the car?

The bike is pretty bling. In the world of flat black I get lots of comments from other riders. Little kids, especially the boys, are like, "Awe man, that's cooooool!" Some guy asked me about it and started telling me about all the chrome on his Harley.

Car is pretty shiny too. Claybar and then Wolfgangs.

Things that move should shine.

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Old 05-23-16, 01:38 PM
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Haha, well the car is shiny too but I was totally talking about the bike.

That thing on a sunny day is blinding, haha.
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Old 05-23-16, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Everything gotta be bling in the ATL.

Are you talking about the bike or the car?

The bike is pretty bling. In the world of flat black I get lots of comments from other riders. Little kids, especially the boys, are like, "Awe man, that's cooooool!" Some guy asked me about it and started telling me about all the chrome on his Harley.

Car is pretty shiny too. Claybar and then Wolfgangs.

Things that move should shine.
Can Wolfgang paint sealant be used on raw polished aluminum?
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Old 05-23-16, 03:19 PM
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Can Wolfgang paint sealant be used on raw polished aluminum?
I don't know. It is paint sealant. Not trying to be sarcastic. I really don't know if it would set up a barrier or not. I can't see why it wouldn't but I'm not a chemist.

Having said that, what I understand from reading is that the newer sealers cure in the presence of oxygen. If dew settles on the car overnight it will not cure as the moisture will "drown" it. I put the car in the garage and looked at it every few hours. It got shinier (more shiny?) as the sealer cured throughout the afternoon. I put a few coats of carnuba over the sealant so that it pops.

Honestly, I would just wax a bike. That's just me. Carnuba will last 6 to 8 weeks if you wipe it down often. My Bianchi has about 9,857 coats of Megiars Gold Class carnuba. I want to try Meguiars Ultimate but its $25/can and I'm not sure it is compatible with the paint sealant on my car. The bike is nice but I'm not spending $25 on wax that can only be used on my bicycle.

Zymol is another excellent brand. Their color specific polishes are outstanding.

If I had the money I'd get ceramic nano coating on the car. That's really the way to go. It isn't wax or sealant and will last forever. Once and done. It is very expensive though. Might be worth looking at for a nice bike.


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Old 05-23-16, 09:11 PM
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Old 05-23-16, 11:13 PM
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^ that almost looks fake. Nice picture
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Old 05-25-16, 03:36 AM
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btw, how can i make my bike self stand for photo shooting?
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Old 05-25-16, 04:32 AM
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Old 05-25-16, 04:59 AM
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I've never understood the hype over the 90s Cannondales, until now. Even if it is non-drive side. God dayum.
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Old 05-25-16, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Everything gotta be bling in the ATL.

Are you talking about the bike or the car?

The bike is pretty bling. In the world of flat black I get lots of comments from other riders. Little kids, especially the boys, are like, "Awe man, that's cooooool!" Some guy asked me about it and started telling me about all the chrome on his Harley.

Car is pretty shiny too. Claybar and then Wolfgangs.

Things that move should shine.
Getting beyond the fact that the poster seems to always want to turn this place into a car discussion group...that is one helluva level saddle


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With a driveside pic...IMHO that is pretty damned close to qualifying for the pr0n thread
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Old 05-25-16, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Getting beyond the fact that the poster seems to always want to turn this place into a car discussion group...that is one helluva level saddle
Seriously?

At least I actually own and ride a fixed gear bike. This place seems like a mountain bike forum at times.

Welding, pot smoking, look at my new tattoo, rice burritos...
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Old 05-25-16, 07:57 AM
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Old 05-25-16, 08:19 AM
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Old 05-25-16, 09:15 AM
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is that an italian crank with japanese hubs? bikes with mismatched components will never be hot.
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Old 05-25-16, 10:51 AM
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My $240 Bianchi, haven't done anything to it, and plan on beating it to hell.
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Old 05-25-16, 10:57 AM
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is that an italian crank with japanese hubs? bikes with mismatched components will never be hot.
Psshhhh

There's nothing wrong with best of both worlds.

Even my cdale track is a mis-mash of sex.
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is that an italian crank with japanese hubs? bikes with mismatched components will never be hot.
I'm pretty sure it's a burrito with rice in it.
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Old 05-25-16, 02:58 PM
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yummm rice burritos

That looks like a Spicy Poki burrito.
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Old 05-25-16, 03:28 PM
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I call this composition, "The Head at the Trailhead" or "We Put the Pis in Pista!"


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