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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 11-17-15, 06:46 PM
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Old 11-17-15, 09:32 PM
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Old 11-18-15, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
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.
This is why I asked. I thought that was kind of a no no?
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Old 11-18-15, 06:18 AM
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QR on a fixed gear is no problem in and of itself, but I guess some skewers don't have sufficient clamping power.
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Old 11-18-15, 06:44 AM
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One trick that helps with QRs is to lube the ramps on the cam. This allows much smother operation and will afford higher clamping force for lower effort on the lever.
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Old 11-18-15, 08:03 AM
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I'm back in the game, baby!
craigslist find, paid $260
Hard to beat for the price. Nice score!
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Old 11-18-15, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
QR on a fixed gear is no problem in and of itself, but I guess some skewers don't have sufficient clamping power.
Modern external cam QRs were designed to be used with vertical dropouts that don't require a lot of clamping force. They typically have aluminum nuts that can strip if tightened too much. If you use an external cam QR with horizontal dropouts, at least replace the aluminum nut with a steel one. I tried using an external cam QR on my Soma Rush with my Wabi wheels, but kept pulling the rear wheel, and ended up using a Surly Tugnut. This option is not available with horizontal dropouts, however, so the best solution is to find an old internal cam QR which is designed to provide sufficient clamping force with horizontal dropouts.
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Old 11-18-15, 02:15 PM
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^^ Ahh, that makes sense. I've only ever used older skewers that were made for horizontal dropouts.
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Old 11-18-15, 08:21 PM
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shimano qr's are the absolute best!
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Old 11-19-15, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
Holy moly I'd be scared to ride that front wheel
spends most of its time in the air 😂😂

can only get away with deep sectioned rims laced minimally. could use 4 more spokes.
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Old 11-19-15, 08:16 PM
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Old 11-20-15, 12:11 PM
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^^^Now that is a City Slicker!^^^
We'll call you Black Thunder.
No wait. Black Rain.
Black Death
Dark Black
Death Black
Black Wing
Black Black

No but really nice bike.
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Old 11-20-15, 07:11 PM
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^ ack - I know I've seen that spot a million times but can't place it. obv on the 101 somewhere.. bike is lookin good btw
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Old 11-20-15, 08:09 PM
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@bananabacon I like either dark black, death black, or black black.

@jlafitte thank you man! Yeah on the 101, (well technically Vulcan). Near my house. Good place to stop and take pics.

I've since changed the pedals to Look Kēo Max 2. Very different, but I like the larger platform.
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Old 11-20-15, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jacobversus View Post
@bananabacon I like either dark black, death black, or black black.
Reminds me of this
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Old 11-20-15, 08:40 PM
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****ing love that show and those two dumb idiots.

so sad its over
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Old 11-20-15, 09:53 PM
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updates to the bike. now including front brake and 3T cockpit swindled for $40 from the take-off bin of the LBS I work at. Also traded a friend a couple jerseys and a set of SPDs for these MKS RX-1s. I did not know how uncomfortable they are.
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Old 11-20-15, 09:59 PM
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Old 11-20-15, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
****ing love that show and those two dumb idiots.

so sad its over
It's a bummer but I'm glad they ended it before it got worn out. The finale was pretty great.
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Old 11-20-15, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
It's a bummer but I'm glad they ended it before it got worn out. The finale was pretty great.
If you want more of Aziz Ansari (arguably one of the best parts of Parks & Rec), you should check out Master of None. Great series.
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@IFPCL Can confirm, great series.
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Old 11-21-15, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by IFPCL View Post
If you want more of Aziz Ansari (arguably one of the best parts of Parks & Rec), you should check out Master of None. Great series.
Saw a couple episodes of that last week, really good stuff.
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picked up a set of new shoes for the bike(s) looks like i'll be leaving them on the single speed looks way nicer on the trek. new weight 12.04lbs with pedals.



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jacobversus, Dammit that is beautiful… I don't really need a fixie, but one will be surely in my future.

That black, with black, with a whole lot of blackness is just a sexy bike

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