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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 06-18-15, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i love this thing. is it an old road frame or is it a SSCX frame?
SSCX... I can't find any more "complete" listing than this for what I believe it is...
2008 Bianchi San Jose - BikePedia
(I think it's a 2008 because of wild speculation based on the serial number)... It's mostly that stock stuff, as far as I can tell... save the tires (28s), the tape (fresh and ready to get dirty), and the suicide straps...

Glad you like! I'm definitely feeling this ride and am counting my lucky stars it came across my path, even if it meant a good friend moved the other side of the country.
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Old 06-18-15, 06:58 PM
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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..

This is really stunning. May I ask what frame this is?
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Old 06-19-15, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
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 !
Thanks man.

It's a Turbo re-issue a-la $40 wiggle.com special

Sadly, no where near a velodrome. I keep chanting......if you build it, they will come....
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Old 06-19-15, 07:29 AM
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Gave it an overhaul and fit and miles.


Damn. Do you have to crouch down to go through that door? *blurred rates*

Nice Schwinn
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Old 06-19-15, 08:03 AM
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So shiny! Took it for it's shakedown ride. 30 miles, battling tropical storm Bill. Suck it, Bill!

Everything about this build is pure class. Well done!
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Old 06-19-15, 08:44 AM
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Thanks! I think it's the chrome frame. I feel like just about any build will turn out great with such a handsome frame.

Now I'm hungry for garlic fried rice.
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Old 06-19-15, 09:10 AM
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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!

That is teh hotness.
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Old 06-19-15, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Thanks! I think it's the chrome frame. I feel like just about any build will turn out great with such a handsome frame.

Now I'm hungry for garlic fried rice.
What are those wheels on your Soma?
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Old 06-19-15, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
That is teh hotness.
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What are those wheels on your Soma?
Thanks, homie. Those are the Wabi ultra light wheels. 1450g for the set
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Old 06-19-15, 09:42 AM
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Thanks! Its just a Bianchi Pista that has had the paint stripped off.. I think its an 06-07 MY

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This is really stunning. May I ask what frame this is?
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Old 06-19-15, 12:40 PM
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The result of a long running experiment to see what I could build from stuff customers left behind at the bike shop I work in
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Old 06-19-15, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Damn. Do you have to crouch down to go through that door? *blurred rates*

Nice Schwinn
It's a tight fit.
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Old 06-19-15, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Finally, after three different handlebars and two stems, Im finally happy with it.



What hood/levers are those? I'm looking for white ones...
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Old 06-19-15, 01:52 PM
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What hood/levers are those? I'm looking for white ones...
I believe shimano exage 500 something or other. I have an exact set I would sell.
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Old 06-19-15, 02:19 PM
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After years of study of and counsel from cycling's gear-less greats, I came up with this rig:

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Old 06-19-15, 04:08 PM
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Almost finished with this guy. Still swapping the pads, pulling the plastic and I have some hoods on the way

Here is what I started with, minus the rack-

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Old 06-19-15, 05:26 PM
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Lookin good
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Old 06-19-15, 07:23 PM
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that Mighty crank on the yellow paramount looks Mighty nice @hairnet
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Old 06-19-15, 07:30 PM
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Thanks. Wouldn't look right without it, except Campy.
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Old 06-19-15, 09:58 PM
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first of 2015
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Old 06-20-15, 12:21 AM
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I like yellow. People should rock the yellow more.

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Old 06-20-15, 02:14 AM
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Yellow is good stuff. Last summer I found a like new Yellow KHS Flite 100 a guy was selling on CL. It was an unused rental from a track a few hours from where I live. Sat there since 2005. Long story short someone got it before I did.




2005 KHS Bikes : : Flite 100

My plan was to do it up in all Blue Brooks but it wasn't to be.
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Old 06-20-15, 01:47 PM
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My Kent Fixie. I know most people hate on this bike but I really like it so far.
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Old 06-20-15, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Pwibbs View Post


Almost finished with this guy. Still swapping the pads, pulling the plastic and I have some hoods on the way

Here is what I started with, minus the rack-
Cool ride, those Raleigh USA bikes make comfortable roas SS. Looks like you worked the cockpit up already, stick with that, it looks good.

Front wheel QR needs to be on the other side.

I had an 85 Raleigh Marathon that spent quite a bit of time running around as a SS/fix. Loved it. Is this going to be a commuter ?
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Old 06-20-15, 02:34 PM
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Is that fork on backwards?
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