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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 01-09-15, 12:19 PM
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My 2015 build, still have things to do, year is still new.
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Old 01-11-15, 08:14 AM
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Old 01-12-15, 12:37 PM
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Finally was able to ride this damn thing this weekend

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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Finally was able to ride this damn thing this weekend

That seatpost is crazy
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Old 01-12-15, 02:26 PM
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So is the very short stem. I usually like the bullhorn look but this bike looks horrible with them. You need a different stem and road bars, then it would look awesome!

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Old 01-12-15, 02:31 PM
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Yeah, still messing around with the stem situation -- the small one is what came with the bike (CL purchase) Seems to feel ok when riding though since i'm basically gripping on the bar where it says "mash" -- I also have shorter arms!

I've got drops on my BMC -- I like having some variety on my bikes!

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So it the very short stem. I usually like the bullhorn look but this bike looks horrible with them. You need a different stem and road bars, then it would look awesome!
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Old 01-12-15, 05:06 PM
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Former Schwinn Sprint...

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Old 01-12-15, 05:09 PM
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That seatpost is crazy
There is no seatpost.
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Old 01-12-15, 05:54 PM
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Former Schwinn Sprint...

Feel like it came from the Twilight Zone, but also want to ride it.
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Old 01-12-15, 09:16 PM
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Former Schwinn Sprint...

I'm confused. Brake levers/hoods but no calipers or foot retention. Is it a SS coaster?
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Old 01-13-15, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Finally was able to ride this damn thing this weekend

Dear Rico,



Love,

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Old 01-13-15, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Wspsux View Post
I'm confused. Brake levers/hoods but no calipers or foot retention. Is it a SS coaster?
For the moment, yes, it's a SS coaster-brake. A front caliper is on order, though, which will go on regardless. I may yet convert it to a flip flop, in which case, both front and rear brakes will be active.
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Old 01-13-15, 03:54 PM
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Rode with my new Syntace Stratos bullhorns this AM. Had to go brakeless because I couldn't find my 26.0 crosstop lever. Definitely the best bullhorns I've ever used, but I'm still partial to Ritchey EvoCurves.

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Old 01-13-15, 05:28 PM
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Love that bike. Looks great.
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Old 01-13-15, 05:51 PM
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Love,

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Old 01-14-15, 11:26 AM
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My commuter was stolen and i had been wanting to pick up a FG/Track bike after going to a few beginner sessions at the local Velodrome. So i picked up a late xmas present for myself. A 2012 Fuji Feather.
This was taken the first day i got to ride it. Currently i have the Rear hub flipped to FG, and i removed the back break

Ive got some black grips coming in the mail and a black brooks saddle at home. Hope to replace the Crank and Chainring soon too.

Ive been using it to commute for all of 2015 now and i absolutely love it, my commute is just about the same amount of time and i actually got very close to my PR on the way home yesterday.

2015 is gonna be a good year!
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Hellyer?

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My commuter was stolen and i had been wanting to pick up a FG/Track bike after going to a few beginner sessions at the local Velodrome. So i picked up a late xmas present for myself. A 2012 Fuji Feather.
This was taken the first day i got to ride it. Currently i have the Rear hub flipped to FG, and i removed the back break

Ive got some black grips coming in the mail and a black brooks saddle at home. Hope to replace the Crank and Chainring soon too.

Ive been using it to commute for all of 2015 now and i absolutely love it, my commute is just about the same amount of time and i actually got very close to my PR on the way home yesterday.

2015 is gonna be a good year!
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Hellyer?
yessir!
do you ever come down here?

I've still got a couple more beginner sessions before i can start going to the open sessions and intermediate training
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Old 01-14-15, 12:03 PM
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Ive known about it for a little while now but havent had the chance to get down there yet! I really want to though

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yessir!
do you ever come down here?

I've still got a couple more beginner sessions before i can start going to the open sessions and intermediate training
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Ive known about it for a little while now but havent had the chance to get down there yet! I really want to though
You definitely should!
Not only is the 'drome awesome but the park its housed in is the start of a 20 mile rural bike path (Coyote Creek Trail) down south to Morgan hill. Its really gorgeous and a good route to bring my less experienced friends as its pretty much flat.
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Love those deep-V rims!
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Originally Posted by Blylan View Post


My commuter was stolen and i had been wanting to pick up a FG/Track bike after going to a few beginner sessions at the local Velodrome. So i picked up a late xmas present for myself. A 2012 Fuji Feather.
This was taken the first day i got to ride it. Currently i have the Rear hub flipped to FG, and i removed the back break

Ive got some black grips coming in the mail and a black brooks saddle at home. Hope to replace the Crank and Chainring soon too.

Ive been using it to commute for all of 2015 now and i absolutely love it, my commute is just about the same amount of time and i actually got very close to my PR on the way home yesterday.

2015 is gonna be a good year!
I love my feather as well! Not the lightest bike in the world but an absolute pleasure to ride. I'm not sure why it's called a feather. Acquired mine this past August and can't stop riding - put 2700 miles on it so far. First upgrade was chainring. Gotta ditch the wheels..they weigh a ton.
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Old 01-18-15, 08:23 PM
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