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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 08-28-16, 07:57 PM
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Such a sick bike! What are those bars btw?
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Old 08-29-16, 09:54 AM
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Made some cosmetic changes/upgrades to my bike.



Comparison of before/after (since ya'll gave me so much **** for running the 650c front):

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Old 08-29-16, 10:05 AM
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^^^ Looks a lot better now.
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Old 08-29-16, 10:13 AM
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Cotton Candy FTW. I dig it.
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Old 08-29-16, 02:53 PM
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cotton candy ftw. I dig it.
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Old 08-29-16, 11:35 PM
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I liked it better before. *ducks*
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Old 08-29-16, 11:37 PM
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*aims low*
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Old 08-30-16, 06:34 AM
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Old 08-30-16, 11:44 AM
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Old 08-31-16, 07:26 AM
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As entertaining as a root canal.

I'm going to post this just because.

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Old 08-31-16, 04:16 PM
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1988 trek 560, cold set for phil wood kiss off hubs laced to 36h open pros, 48x17 gearing. I have used this bike as a rock solid commuter for years and the new fixed gearing continues the tradition. I am really enjoying this bike and the 78 trek above as commuters.

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Old 08-31-16, 05:17 PM
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Alright, this thread was reported...I did some cleanup, back to bike photos. Please.
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Old 08-31-16, 05:42 PM
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Old 08-31-16, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dailycommute View Post
1988 trek 560, cold set for phil wood kiss off hubs laced to 36h open pros, 48x17 gearing. I have used this bike as a rock solid commuter for years and the new fixed gearing continues the tradition. I am really enjoying this bike and the 78 trek above as commuters.

In spite of the chainring and the lack of a right hood, I like this one a lot. Those old Treks almost always look good.

Also, should we just have a dedicated Stupid Arguments thread?
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Old 09-01-16, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Also, should we just have a dedicated Stupid Arguments thread?
I bet if we had a thread like that, nobody would argue in it.
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Old 09-01-16, 01:17 PM
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Another forum I frequent (an outdoorsy type forum) has an official "Dumb@ss Thread" where stuff gets moved and then locked.
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Old 09-02-16, 03:03 AM
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I've had this old swiss Condor (probably late 70's - early 80's) converted into a fixed gear a few months ago. Best bike I've ever owned hands down. The frame was brutally light for a 531.
I used it as a commuter, 53/18T. It was a tad too long and also my knees were getting pretty worn out so I sold it.


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Old 09-03-16, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jacobsever View Post
Made some cosmetic changes/upgrades to my bike.



Comparison of before/after (since ya'll gave me so much **** for running the 650c front):

Why the two different wheels/tires?
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Old 09-04-16, 08:41 AM
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Had a rough year, hence I've been away from bikes for months.
Had a bit of downtime, well.. plenty of it.. so I've been back putting together/upgrading existing/new projects again.

Here are just a few I've been riding lately (better pics to come later)









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Old 09-04-16, 08:45 AM
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Woah, have never seen that Panasonic frame before! Have any details on it? I can't make out the model.
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Old 09-04-16, 08:51 AM
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Woah, have never seen that Panasonic frame before! Have any details on it? I can't make out the model.
it's a custom made full titanium frame for a former national team cyclist from china by Panasonic, the name of the cyclist is still on the frame.
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Old 09-04-16, 08:53 AM
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nice bikes @nzkiddo, belong in the porn thread imo
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Old 09-04-16, 09:01 AM
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nice bikes @nzkiddo, belong in the porn thread imo
agreed.

Also, that Steamroller is amazing @oouellette.
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Old 09-04-16, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nzkiddo View Post
This is really really nice. All the bikes you posted are, but this one, this one is beautiful. Even with the gumwall tires, which is exactly the type of bike they belong on.
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Old 09-04-16, 12:38 PM
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Yeah i like that colnago too.
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