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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 06-20-15, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Teknomage View Post
My Kent Fixie. I know most people hate on this bike but I really like it so far.


Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Is that fork on backwards?
It certainly is.
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Old 06-20-15, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Teknomage View Post
My Kent Fixie. I know most people hate on this bike but I really like it so far.
You think you like it now, wait until it's assembled correctly...
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Old 06-20-15, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It certainly is.
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Old 06-20-15, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
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 ?
Thanks! It will be an all round bumming around town bike. I work less than a mile from home so that's not much of a "commute".. Thanks for the heads about the QR. I'm learning on the fly here!
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Old 06-20-15, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y View Post
You think you like it now, wait until it's assembled correctly...
Glad I posted on here I would never have noticed that.
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Old 06-20-15, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Pwibbs View Post
Thanks! It will be an all round bumming around town bike. I work less than a mile from home so that's not much of a "commute".. Thanks for the heads about the QR. I'm learning on the fly here!
Hey, whose to say you have to go right to work ! Take the long way and stop for coffee. I am a bike commuter myself, work isn't so far away as well. I never go right there first...
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Old 06-20-15, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It certainly is.
Wrong. It is aero, that is why the brakes are behind the fork. It also has a shorter rake fork for more track feel. Get with the times man!
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Old 06-20-15, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
You may want to level your bullhorns out and then have the steerer tube cut once you get the fit dialed in.


The KHS flite 100 again. Still have to cut the steering tube but new bars + Stem (deda pursuits/Cinelli Mash Stem) and cranks (sugino RD2). Need some end caps and bar tape as well. TenSpeed are you from east lansing? saw the pic of your felt on the red cedar river a few pages back.
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Old 06-20-15, 09:00 PM
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Actually, it looks like the whole front end needs to fixed on that Kent...the brake cables are going over top of the handlebars.

Teknomage - you're going to need to fix that or find someone to fix it for you. I don't think I'd ride that in it's current standing.
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Old 06-20-15, 09:05 PM
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My SS beater/townie. I'm slowly putting this together with nicer parts...when I find a nicer frame popup locally, I'll probably replace it and move the nicer parts over to the new bike. Added the basket a few weeks ago, put the tires and brooks on today. The brooks seems to be pointing at the sky, but when I level it out, I feel like I'm sliding off the front. I'm sure I still have some dialing-in to do.

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Old 06-20-15, 09:48 PM
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Old 06-20-15, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
My SS beater/townie. I'm slowly putting this together with nicer parts...when I find a nicer frame popup locally, I'll probably replace it and move the nicer parts over to the new bike. Added the basket a few weeks ago, put the tires and brooks on today. The brooks seems to be pointing at the sky, but when I level it out, I feel like I'm sliding off the front. I'm sure I still have some dialing-in to do.

moar stickers!
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Old 06-20-15, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kcilcone View Post


The KHS flite 100 again. Still have to cut the steering tube but new bars + Stem (deda pursuits/Cinelli Mash Stem) and cranks (sugino RD2). Need some end caps and bar tape as well. TenSpeed are you from east lansing? saw the pic of your felt on the red cedar river a few pages back.
I am. Let me know if you want to ride if you live in town.
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Old 06-21-15, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
The brooks seems to be pointing at the sky, but when I level it out, I feel like I'm sliding off the front. I'm sure I still have some dialing-in to do.
the way i do a brooks is imagine the wide back section as the part to level out and ignore where the nose points, then you should be golden.

it makes like an ass hammock when set up right, youre more "in" the saddle than on it

looks fine to me

also +1 moar stickers. i think i should start doing this to my beater
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Old 06-21-15, 01:00 AM
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moar stickers!
Yes!
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Old 06-21-15, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
What basket is that on the front? I've been looking for something like that to carry light loads and doesn't require me to bolt it to the fork in some way.
P.S. like the neon green
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Old 06-21-15, 09:25 AM
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What basket is that on the front? I've been looking for something like that to carry light loads and doesn't require me to bolt it to the fork in some way.
P.S. like the neon green
Basket is the Portland Design Works Takeout Basket. Someone else posted a photo of their bike with it and I bought it a week later, haha. It's a great little basket.
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Old 06-21-15, 10:30 AM
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It seems like its missing something....
Updated and now complete. Rides great. Having a blast.
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Old 06-21-15, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
My SS beater/townie. I'm slowly putting this together with nicer parts...when I find a nicer frame popup locally, I'll probably replace it and move the nicer parts over to the new bike. Added the basket a few weeks ago, put the tires and brooks on today. The brooks seems to be pointing at the sky, but when I level it out, I feel like I'm sliding off the front. I'm sure I still have some dialing-in to do.

I really like the basket, but are my eyes playing tricks on me? Or have you not finished the basket instal? I don't see any supports. Or is there a stealth bracket?
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Old 06-21-15, 11:03 AM
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That basket attaches to the bars using very sturdy clamps. No real need for a lower support:

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Old 06-21-15, 02:55 PM
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Now with Pasela PTs.



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Old 06-21-15, 03:16 PM
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That basket attaches to the bars using very sturdy clamps. No real need for a lower support:

Yep, and it's not that big of a basket that you would carry something too heavy for the supports. Perfect for a six pack! Actually, the most I've used it has been for leftovers.
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Old 06-21-15, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the info, been hesitant to put a rack or anything on my bike but more frequently I've been finding myself out and about without a bag and needing to run errands or pick up stuff. If it can hold a 6 pack, I'm sold
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Old 06-21-15, 08:59 PM
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PDW makes good stuff.
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Old 06-21-15, 09:40 PM
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Hello. First post on the forum. Here is my Wabi Classic that I am currently riding. I've had the bicycle for a couple months and I am really enjoying it so far.

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