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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 06-24-16, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Good luck.
Many thanks.
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Old 06-24-16, 04:17 PM
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Let's not kid ourselves, this thing is hot, and not getting enough love in this thread.
Agreed.
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Old 06-24-16, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I plan on winning gold on this superfast steed tomorrow at my state masters track championship.
I actually thought you would use your new Wraith cycles
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Old 06-24-16, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
I actually thought you would use your new Wraith cycles
Unfortunately, I am still waiting for the frameset, but it's being set up for street use with a front brake and drop bar hooded levers, so it would be illegal on the track anyway.
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Old 06-24-16, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I plan on winning gold on this superfast steed tomorrow at my state masters track championship.
Good luck !!!!!!!!
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Old 06-26-16, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Good luck !!!!!!!!
A belated thanks.
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Old 06-27-16, 01:33 AM
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The sun came out on my weekend away
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Old 06-27-16, 07:06 AM
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The sun came out on my weekend away
I love this.
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Old 06-27-16, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Agreed.
I mean, I'd level those horns and put black tires on it, but that's a different thread
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Old 06-27-16, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Agreed.
+1. Kinda got glossed over, but I think it's sick.
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Old 06-27-16, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tortron View Post


The sun came out on my weekend away
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Not sure what's more impressive, the bike or the rainbow.

... Or the amazing shot!

Nice!
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Old 06-27-16, 09:25 PM
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Old 06-28-16, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MrAwesome View Post
+1. Kinda got glossed over, but I think it's sick.
Thanks. Tried multiple handlebar adjustments as someone mentioned, but this suits my riding position and forward pressure best. Black tires would be FAR easier to keep clean for sure.

At the only local velodrome:

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Old 06-28-16, 10:25 AM
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the De Rosa is hot, but that sheriff star on the front still looks radial to me. Not gonna lie, I'd be too scared to ride that hub like that on the street.
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Old 06-28-16, 12:43 PM
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Just finished building up these wheels.

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Old 06-28-16, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Just finished building up these wheels.
Are those hubs from Wabi's re-laced?
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Old 06-28-16, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Are those hubs from Wabi's re-laced?
Indeed
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Old 06-28-16, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I plan on winning gold on this superfast steed tomorrow at my state masters track championship.
is that an off brand spyder saddle i see?



i'll have to get another one, a car smashed mine
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Old 06-28-16, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Indeed
Nice

Did you get a chance to weigh them before throwing rubber around them?
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Old 06-28-16, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Indeed
Was there anything wrong with the wabi rims or were you just looking for something different?
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Old 06-28-16, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bike_galpal View Post
is that an off brand spyder saddle i see?



i'll have to get another one, a car smashed mine
Nope. Mine is a genuine Tioga Spyder Twin Tail.
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Old 06-28-16, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Nice

Did you get a chance to weigh them before throwing rubber around them?
I had a chance but decided against it. I knew they'd weigh more. Surprisingly, the hubs aren't very light, but the hoops and spokes off the sub15s weigh nothing.
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Old 06-28-16, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Nope. Mine is a genuine Tioga Spyder Twin Tail.
Conjures up thoughts of sitting on wicker patio furniture. How comfy is it on longer rides?
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Old 06-28-16, 08:46 PM
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Was there anything wrong with the wabi rims or were you just looking for something different?
The latter. I wanted to experience wider rims. Also, vanity. Always wanted black wheels with gummies.
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Old 06-28-16, 09:12 PM
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Conjures up thoughts of sitting on wicker patio furniture. How comfy is it on longer rides?
Oh, it's totally miserable for longer rides, which is why I removed it from my road bike. For the track where I'm never riding for more than twenty minutes at a time it's fine.
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