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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 11-16-15, 08:17 AM
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Old 11-16-15, 08:18 AM
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Cyclocross race set up. 38x17. The bike was ready, the rider...not so much.
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Old 11-16-15, 08:50 AM
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I personally think it takes balls just to register for a race and showing up. So great job man!
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Old 11-16-15, 08:56 AM
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Thanks! I was actually kinda surprised how capable my 'roller was riding off-camber and whatnot.
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Old 11-16-15, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
I personally think it takes balls just to register for a race and showing up. So great job man!
I think so too.

How many people sit on the sofa and say, "Wow, I'd like to try _________" (fill in the blank) but never do anything about it, never bother to set a goal or chase a dream.
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Old 11-16-15, 11:37 AM
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It's going to be my goal in 2016 to do a CX race at some point.. Really digging the Surly!
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Old 11-16-15, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post


Cyclocross race set up. 38x17. The bike was ready, the rider...not so much.
What brakes are those? Look interesting
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Old 11-16-15, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
It's going to be my goal in 2016 to do a CX race at some point.. Really digging the Surly!
Thanks! I'm gonna try and do all three that are held here next year and hopefully I'll be able to keep my fitness where it needs to be to make something happen.
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Old 11-16-15, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Cut it out you guys. This is NOT the "what don't you like about my bike" thread. If you don't like it, just shut yer pie hole.
I love my bike and the look of it...to me it's perfect right now and don't see myself messing around with it much more. The color scheme may not be for everyone but I like it and that's all that matters.

Everyone has an opinion. If everyone liked the same exact stuff, the world would be quite boring.
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Old 11-16-15, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
What brakes are those? Look interesting
Vintage Dia Compe 610's.


I chronicled my trials and tribulations tweaking them to my liking here: Wriding: It Was So Obvious
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Old 11-16-15, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
I just realized this is the same bike as the one with the brake bridge issue in the other thread.

Nice bike.
thanks rex! it's the only nice looking anything i own. had her for about 4 years now, i can't imagine riding anything else regularly.

since i'm here.

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Old 11-16-15, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Regulatori View Post
I love my bike and the look of it...to me it's perfect right now and don't see myself messing around with it much more. The color scheme may not be for everyone but I like it and that's all that matters.

Everyone has an opinion. If everyone liked the same exact stuff, the world would be quite boring.
I think it is cool. We have the same bike but they are so different.

What kinda tires are those?
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Old 11-17-15, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I think it is cool. We have the same bike but they are so different.

What kinda tires are those?
28mm Continental Grand Prix's. I was running 23mm Gatorskins and much prefer these. I can measure the front tire width to see how true they measure to size in case you want to try them out. I know some track forks can be a tight up top.

Just a very comfortable street tire. I ride a lot of paved trails with those abrupt bumps where roots have busted up the pavement...these soak up the bumps so much better.

leegf asked me earlier what the frame protector was....it's just some electrical tape covering a small top tube dent. I got lucky and the new stem/bar combo swings back and hits that exact original spot. Covers a dent and does its job.

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Old 11-17-15, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
thanks rex! it's the only nice looking anything i own. had her for about 4 years now, i can't imagine riding anything else regularly.

since i'm here.

Love the color. Anymore pics?
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Old 11-17-15, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Regulatori View Post
28mm Continental Grand Prix's. I was running 23mm Gatorskins and much prefer these. I can measure the front tire width to see how true they measure to size in case you want to try them out. I know some track forks can be a tight up top.
That's cool, no need to measure.

I did back to back comparison of Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick 23's and 25's and the difference was more than I thought it would be. I could tell the difference in the first twenty feet of riding and am really happy with the 25's. I'll bet going from 23 Gatorskins to 28 GP's was a huge change.

Hopefully I can put my new fork on this weekend. Yours came out nice. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 11-17-15, 10:25 AM
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I need to take some updated photos of my Rush as it has once again undergone some changes(for the better). Need to find time.
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Old 11-17-15, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Very unsure of this. QR on the rear? No dropouts and you found the magic ratio or dropouts and you are insane.
I dont know wether I am insane or not, but i shortened the chain enough to have room for adjusting it. Oh and there are dropouts

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Old 11-17-15, 12:01 PM
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butchered the viner because i like to do wheelies.

=P
Holy moly I'd be scared to ride that front wheel
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Old 11-17-15, 12:02 PM
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I dont know wether I am insane or not, but i shortened the chain enough to have room for adjusting it. Oh and there are dropouts

Yeah, that seems fine to me.
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Old 11-17-15, 01:06 PM
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I just put the Wabi wheelset on and the stock brakes. Brakes are suitable for the time being but I plan on getting 105's for it soon. Here's a before and after.

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Old 11-17-15, 02:18 PM
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I dont know wether I am insane or not, but i shortened the chain enough to have room for adjusting it. Oh and there are dropouts

Only problem is you lose style points for having the lever on the drive side.

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Holy moly I'd be scared to ride that front wheel
That's why s/he does so many wheelies!
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Old 11-17-15, 02:25 PM
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Only problem is you lose style points for having the lever on the drive side.
The real potential problem is that is an external cam quick release lever that may not provide sufficient clamping force to prevent the wheel axle from slipping forward in the dropout when power is applied.
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Old 11-17-15, 03:33 PM
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purefix i got for cheap off craigslist rides good and i can feel alright locking it up during night classes
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purefix i got for cheap off craigslist rides good and i can feel alright locking it up during night classes
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Old 11-17-15, 04:09 PM
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Straps, stickers, spoke cards
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