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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-12-15, 10:14 AM
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Finally finished both of these completely in the last couple weeks!!!


trails!

commuting!
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Old 05-12-15, 10:52 AM
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Finally finished both of these completely in the last couple weeks!!!


trails!

commuting!
I'm considering doing that for a trail bike as well. There are always 90s stumpjumpers on CL. Hows that singulator working for you?
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Old 05-12-15, 11:21 AM
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I'm considering doing that for a trail bike as well. There are always 90s stumpjumpers on CL. Hows that singulator working for you?
I haven't actually even gotten a ride in on it yet !
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Old 05-12-15, 11:43 AM
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Did some late night riding around town. Then finished at the bar with some beers.
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Old 05-12-15, 12:52 PM
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I haven't actually even gotten a ride in on it yet !

Ah, ok. Well keep us posted.
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Old 05-12-15, 01:36 PM
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Finally finished both of these completely in the last couple weeks!!!


trails!

commuting!
I switched a Raleigh over some years ago. I love it.

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Old 05-14-15, 03:33 PM
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Old 05-15-15, 09:32 AM
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Picked up some drops for the Leader for a good price. Not crazy about the ergo sections but I think I'm sold over bullhorns. Clipless and maybe a new seat soon in the future.

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Old 05-15-15, 09:35 AM
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^ Very nice! My wabi frame set should be in after work today
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Old 05-15-15, 11:38 AM
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Soooooooo slick.. I love it

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Old 05-15-15, 11:41 AM
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For a minute there I thought that was Dan's old waterloo trek with that similar shade of blue and white garage door choice of background.
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Old 05-15-15, 11:48 AM
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Nice nice nice! Which crankset? If I ever built up a Wabi it'd probably look very similar.
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Old 05-15-15, 11:53 AM
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New build. Cinelli Gazzetta. Maybe switch over to some blacked out drop bars soon, and most definitely a new saddle.

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Old 05-15-15, 12:39 PM
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New build. Cinelli Gazzetta. Maybe switch over to some blacked out drop bars soon, and most definitely a new saddle.

What's the ride like on that frame?
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Old 05-15-15, 12:54 PM
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It rides great, I love it.
I'm running 44/15 and its pretty quick too. I mainly ride in the city
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Old 05-15-15, 01:32 PM
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So many great things about this. Love it.
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Old 05-15-15, 02:20 PM
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Running a FSA Gimondi Crankset. Almost ordered an IRD Defiant but I got a heck of a deal on the FSA (like 1/2 the price!). Also, I couldn't find an IRD with 48t. I'm really happy with how it looks vs. the stock Andel.
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Old 05-15-15, 02:46 PM
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Running a FSA Gimondi Crankset. Almost ordered an IRD Defiant but I got a heck of a deal on the FSA (like 1/2 the price!). Also, I couldn't find an IRD with 48t. I'm really happy with how it looks vs. the stock Andel.
Love the way it looks. I've only seen that crankset with the black chainring and this looks so much nicer.
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Old 05-16-15, 02:42 PM
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New crankset, running a 49/17 and loving it. Also got a bottle holder so I could lose the backpack!
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Old 05-16-15, 06:04 PM
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^ needs more chain tension.
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Old 05-16-15, 06:26 PM
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I might have already posted this pic, but I had not ridden her much through the winter. Got out for a ride today and had a great time. I have been riding my MTBs all winter, with all of those gears, dropper posts, etcetera and I had forgotten how much fun a single speed can be. Get on and pedal fast!
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Old 05-16-15, 08:58 PM
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^ needs more chain tension.
Yes, it is very evident in this picture. I'll have to adjust this tomorrow. Thank you!
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Old 05-16-15, 09:05 PM
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Yes, it is very evident in this picture. I'll have to adjust this tomorrow. Thank you!
NP - I had those same grips on some bullhorns on a previous bike. I loved the look and feel of them.
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Old 05-16-15, 09:09 PM
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Yes! Those grips are so comfortable. The left hand side is starting to tear a bit, but I will likely get another set once these wear out

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Old 05-17-15, 08:34 AM
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Some changes since the last photo: Changed my gear ratio to 50/13, changed the chain to wippermann z1 and installed mud guards (sks bluemels, from which I cut the last third of the rear mud guard because of missing mount on the frame).
Still to go: changing the hideous pedals and change to better tyres.
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