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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 06-15-15, 11:58 AM
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Dig this
Thanks homie.
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Old 06-15-15, 05:13 PM
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Almost finished with my SS beater. Doing the brakes later this afternoon.

Masi frame. Bits and pieces from Retrogression/my old parts bin.

Reminds me of this.
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Old 06-16-15, 01:17 AM
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^them's fightin words
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Old 06-16-15, 03:46 AM
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^them's fightin words
Or a compliment. they are both good looking bikes.
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Old 06-16-15, 06:26 AM
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Or a compliment. they are both good looking bikes.

Mine was way less expensive, I'm guessing......

But thanks guys. Got the brake cables on last night and rode it in the rain for a bit(since it's been raining here in Cleveland for a week, along with 98% humidity) and I really like it. It's weird though, riding a bike with a freewheel, that isn't one of my Stingrays or Schwinn beach cruisers. Just feels....Different.
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Old 06-16-15, 07:04 AM
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Beater, huh? Looks pristine!
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Old 06-17-15, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
^them's fightin words
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Or a compliment. they are both good looking bikes.
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Mine was way less expensive, I'm guessing......

But thanks guys. Got the brake cables on last night and rode it in the rain for a bit(since it's been raining here in Cleveland for a week, along with 98% humidity) and I really like it. It's weird though, riding a bike with a freewheel, that isn't one of my Stingrays or Schwinn beach cruisers. Just feels....Different.
Meant as a compliment to T13 and a jab at Speedvagen/Vanilla. T13's "Beater" is just as cool and utilitarian as a $5k boutique bike.
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Old 06-17-15, 07:07 AM
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I guess I mean, "beater" as in, more of a work bike. One that I don't care if it gets scratched up at a local bike rack, or on the train, ferry, etc etc. I'd be terrified about leaving my Basso locked up anywhere out of eye sight, for too long.

But thanks for the compliments
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Old 06-17-15, 10:55 AM
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Went for a coffee bean run this AM but decided to go for a quick 9 mile ride first Stopped at Ft. Point for a photo..

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Old 06-17-15, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Went for a coffee bean run this AM but decided to go for a quick 9 mile ride first Stopped at Ft. Point for a photo..


Looks great, man!
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Old 06-17-15, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
... my SS beater. Masi frame.
Look! A CLE photo without snow in the background!

I love primer, nice ride build!

Good luck out West, I guess you're leaving, but haven't caught up entirely on my reading here. I can readily hold the Basso for safe keeping, just sayin'.
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Old 06-17-15, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by North Coast Joe View Post
Look! A CLE photo without snow in the background!

I love primer, nice ride build!

Good luck out West, I guess you're leaving, but haven't caught up entirely on my reading here. I can readily hold the Basso for safe keeping, just sayin'.

Hahaha Thanks Joe! Yeah, we are driving out August 1rst...
We should try and meet up one of these weekends before then, maybe Presti's in Little Italy or something.
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Old 06-17-15, 03:28 PM
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So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

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Old 06-17-15, 03:42 PM
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And i thought my bike was shiny..! Looks awesome!



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So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

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Old 06-17-15, 06:37 PM
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And i thought my bike was shiny..! Looks awesome!

We'll see how long it stays this shiny.
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Old 06-18-15, 12:03 PM
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So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

I need my to look at that thing.

What crank is that? The Arms are BEEFY as hell.
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Old 06-18-15, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!


I like your decision to roll with a black theme. Most people seem to build that frame up with brown stuff, totally different look!
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Old 06-18-15, 01:54 PM
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So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

Classy! I'm liking this build.
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Old 06-18-15, 02:44 PM
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Well, it's quite humble compared to some of the amazing bikes on this thread so far, but...

This is my first singlespeed since I was a child. I still haven't flipped it over to check out how the fixed ride is, but I have probably put on over 70 miles in the past couple of weeks and I'm loving it!

Had a 16-speed Giant stolen a little over a year ago and didn't know how I'd adjust to one gear... and, well, for city riding, at least, it's almost better. I'm am falling in love with the bike picture below. Still some little things to work out, but it feels fantastic to ride... Shoot, took it out for a 20 mile ride this weekend and the only problem was the zip ties holding the horribly degraded handlebar tape together cutting into my hand. So I replaced that today. And it's still sinking in that I'm not sore.


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Old 06-18-15, 02:55 PM
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Old 06-18-15, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Y'all. I basically transferred everything over from my Fuji, except the bar tape. Already had the saddle. It could have easily been accented in brown or white. In the end I wanted to avoid staining either my shorts or the saddle itself, which is what happened with my brown and white cockpits.
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Old 06-18-15, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I need my to look at that thing.

What crank is that? The Arms are BEEFY as hell.


Andel deluxe.
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Old 06-18-15, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

Awesome looking Rush Franswa! Black does well on our chrome chariots. Love that Turbo, clean. Is it vintage or vintage collection ?

Personally, I like the amt of drop between the saddle and bar. Well proportioned. Are you lucky enough to live near a track ?

Yea, that's the way to tell Bill off ! Ride it !
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Old 06-18-15, 05:10 PM
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i love this thing. is it an old road frame or is it a SSCX frame?
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Old 06-18-15, 06:06 PM
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Gave it an overhaul and fit and miles.


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