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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-29-15, 03:13 PM
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Bumping yer knees on drop ends sucks too, whether they are capped or not.

I feel like if someone is bumping their bar ends with their knees, they should probably consider going up in frame size.
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Old 05-29-15, 03:27 PM
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Conversion is complete. Next step.....ride the thing.

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Old 05-29-15, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
What frame/fork/year? I dig it. Little extra wheelbase.

I see you took a file(?) to the top tube. Looks sanitary.
Raleigh Record Sprint, 1983. 501 main tubes.

It was originally black with gold parts so it's gone full circle.
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Old 05-29-15, 03:49 PM
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I've only bought two bikes in my life that were planned out, and my size. The others were usually a little small, but too awesome to pass up, and just compensated with longer stem, setpost etc. So, you aren't wrong. Also, I meant bumping yer knees getting on or off or general ****ing around, not when actually riding.
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Old 05-29-15, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Cute Boy Horse View Post
Yep. Just got to know what you're doing.
i got for respect for anyone who can pull off quality work w/ limited resources. well done.
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Old 05-30-15, 01:11 PM
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First post on this forum! heres my KHS Flite 100 Fixie. Unsure of the year. Haven't owned her long, can't wait to get some new cranks but rides great as is! Let me know what cha think
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Old 05-30-15, 04:26 PM
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Old 05-30-15, 04:29 PM
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Dat frok doe.
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Old 05-30-15, 05:50 PM
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As it sits now. I'm getting there. Just need a threaded setup and black bits here and there.
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Old 05-31-15, 09:56 AM
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I recently picked up a Ken Legge frame in my size off of Used Victoria and swapped my 600 stuff over from my Benturian. Here she be all ready to go play pitch and putt:

Ken Legge with golf clubs by tashipeacock1, on Flickr

Quill stem, white leather toe straps and a water bottle cage to come...
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Old 05-31-15, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i miss a track bike with bullhorns honestly, you feel like youre always going fast as **** and you can take off form a stop like nobodies business
This is why I only ride bullhorns. Tried dorps, didn't like them as much, went back to bullhorns, and this is where I am staying.
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Old 05-31-15, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by kcilcone View Post

First post on this forum! heres my KHS Flite 100 Fixie. Unsure of the year. Haven't owned her long, can't wait to get some new cranks but rides great as is! Let me know what cha think
You may want to level your bullhorns out and then have the steerer tube cut once you get the fit dialed in.
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Old 05-31-15, 06:46 PM
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Since I gave it a bath today, thought I'd post up some photos since I've add risers since the last photo.



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Old 06-01-15, 04:56 PM
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i like it.
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Old 06-01-15, 08:46 PM
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Old 06-01-15, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tashi View Post
I recently picked up a Ken Legge frame in my size off of Used Victoria and swapped my 600 stuff over from my Benturian. Here she be all ready to go play pitch and putt:

Ken Legge with golf clubs by tashipeacock1, on Flickr

Quill stem, white leather toe straps and a water bottle cage to come...
Look at this hipster with golf clubs strapped to this bike.








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Old 06-01-15, 09:23 PM
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Easiest way to carry em. They're a bit long for the backpack. Worked sweet.
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Old 06-03-15, 06:50 PM
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I finally finished building this on Saturday, but it's been raining since. Still dark outside today so hard to get descent pics.

This thing is 66cm and I'm only six feet tall so stopping requires my full attention.

It rides cushy and has this odd, old familiar feel to it. Got it down from 42lbs to 29lbs.

1976 Varsity frame, fork and stem.











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Old 06-03-15, 07:22 PM
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Dang, even got the Kojak tires on there. I want a ride.
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Old 06-03-15, 07:42 PM
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Dang, even got the Kojak tires on there. I want a ride.
On my other bike with narrow rims, the Kojaks barely measure 32mms. These rims are 32mms wide, causing the tires to plump up to to a chubby 36.5mm. I was surprised they would grow that much.

BMX headset, kuz, ya know, wheelies happen.
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Old 06-03-15, 08:06 PM
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I'd like a pair of the 50mm for my Surly.
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Old 06-03-15, 09:10 PM
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I ran the specialized fat boy tires for quite awhile on my straggler. 45mm and come in skinwall ��
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Old 06-03-15, 09:18 PM
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Those looked good
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Old 06-04-15, 07:51 AM
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I ran the specialized fat boy tires for quite awhile on my straggler. 45mm and come in skinwall ��
How well did those hold up? I'm curious because I just put them on another bike.
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Old 06-04-15, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I finally finished building this on Saturday, but it's been raining since. Still dark outside today so hard to get descent pics.

This thing is 66cm and I'm only six feet tall so stopping requires my full attention.

It rides cushy and has this odd, old familiar feel to it. Got it down from 42lbs to 29lbs.

1976 Varsity frame, fork and stem.












Way slick, my man. Way, way slick.
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