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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 02-13-15, 09:05 AM
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Looking more mint green than it actually is.



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Old 02-13-15, 09:08 AM
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Old 02-13-15, 03:45 PM
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Ain't nothin' wrong with a little mint.

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Finally got the fit dialed in, I think.

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^^^ Looks great ! How does it ride ?
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Old 02-14-15, 05:47 PM
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^^^ Looks great ! How does it ride ?
The ride is amazing, not so stiff it's unpleasant but not flexing all over when I sprint. Still unsure if I'm gonna put risers on it or keep it as is.
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Old 02-14-15, 07:15 PM
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Finally got the fit dialed in, I think.


Nice.
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Old 02-14-15, 07:55 PM
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Seems my luck is I always end up posting my bikes after some outstanding bikes, cheers.

Here is my son's "apartment" bike. These minivelos make a lot of sense when you don't have a lot of space to store your bike.
Lot of parts bin parts. Bars have some Benotto tape I found in Silao, Mexico. Position is too aggressive for me, but he is only 25.
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Seems my luck is I always end up posting my bikes after some outstanding bikes, cheers.

Here is my son's "apartment" bike. These minivelos make a lot of sense when you don't have a lot of space to store your bike.
Lot of parts bin parts. Bars have some Benotto tape I found in Silao, Mexico. Position is too aggressive for me, but he is only 25.
what size are those wheels?
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Old 02-15-15, 02:53 PM
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what size are those wheels?
Nominally they are 20 inch. However, they are the slightly larger ETRTO 451 size; sometimes called "the English 20 inch", as opposed to the more common ETRTO 406 like you find on BMX bikes.
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Old 02-16-15, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Seems my luck is I always end up posting my bikes after some outstanding bikes, cheers.

Here is my son's "apartment" bike. These minivelos make a lot of sense when you don't have a lot of space to store your bike.
Lot of parts bin parts. Bars have some Benotto tape I found in Silao, Mexico. Position is too aggressive for me, but he is only 25.
My buddy works a lot in China for his company. As a goof he sent me a mini-velo that he got out the back door of a factory. Turned out the joke was on him, it was a ton of fun and the short wheelbase made for an ideal "train" bike.

I researched quite a bit trying to figure out what brand it would have been if it had made it to the manufacturer. For quite a while I thought it was meant to a Big Shot Mini Polo Bike but finally decided it was most likely an M Fixie like yours. A gas-pipe POS, but I loved it.

Then I foolishly let some guy on the train buy it practically right out from under me (for a ridiculously high price of course) but whenever something like your post brings it to mind, I get nostalgic for and regret selling that damn thing...


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Old 02-16-15, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
My buddy works a lot in China for his company. As a goof he sent me a mini-velo that he got out the back door of a factory. Turned out the joke was on him, it was a ton of fun and the short wheelbase made for an ideal "train" bike.

I researched quite a bit trying to figure out what brand it would have been if it had made it to the manufacturer. For quite a while I thought it was meant to a Big Shot Mini Polo Bike but finally decided it was most likely an M Fixie like yours. A gas-pipe POS, but I loved it.

Then I foolishly let some guy on the train buy it practically right out from under me (for a ridiculously high price of course) but whenever something like your post brings it to mind, I get nostalgic for and regret selling that damn thing...
So you are calling my bike a gas-pipe POS.........

These bikes are a lot of fun, the small wheels just make them so agile and the frame does a decent job of transferring power. I have a couple of folding bikes, but those they feel so flexy when you start to cane them, that I am always afraid I am going to break them.

If you want another minivelo, this is always an option.
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Old 02-16-15, 07:37 AM
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ive wanted one of those things for years, put but ol baloon tires on it and paint it crazy colors for maximum weird factor
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Old 02-16-15, 07:57 AM
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So you are calling my bike a gas-pipe POS.........

These bikes are a lot of fun, the small wheels just make them so agile and the frame does a decent job of transferring power. I have a couple of folding bikes, but those they feel so flexy when you start to cane them, that I am always afraid I am going to break them.

If you want another minivelo, this is always an option.
Yeah, I enjoyed mine immensely. After I let it go and started having seller regret I shopped them all - from low to hi-end. I am one of those guys who is generally predisposed against gears and Bikesdirect stuff so theirs never piqued my interest too much.

I am presently in N-1 mode and don't have to ride the train much anymore so I got over it and am on on to other things...it was just seeing yours got me a lil misty-eyed
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Old 02-16-15, 12:34 PM
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I am presently in N-1 mode
Sacrilege!


What do you think of the Cannondale Hooligan? I love the single sided front fork.
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Old 02-16-15, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Sacrilege!


What do you think of the Cannondale Hooligan? I love the single sided front fork.
That's a Lefty fork that Cannondale has been using for years on their MTBs. I have an old Cannondale Jekyll that has a lefty fork, and the neat thing is that you can change a tube to fix a flat w/o removing the front wheel from the fork.

That bike is rad for sure.
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Old 02-16-15, 01:07 PM
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almost bought one of those last year, if i got a baby bike itd prolly be that one
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Old 02-16-15, 01:29 PM
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Old 02-17-15, 07:32 PM
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I just made my '75 Motobecane a fixed speed. I'm not experienced with fixed speed but I'm liking it.

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Old 02-17-15, 08:33 PM
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Here's my Wabi Classic 51cm that I finished building recently. I only got the frameset and crankset from Richard as I had left over parts from an old bike. It's my daily commuter and I'm loving it. Highly recommended!




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Old 02-17-15, 10:11 PM
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Cool bike, @cptsilver. How are the black sidewalls holding up to braking- any sign of wear? I'm eyeing the same rims for an inexpensive commuter build.
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Old 02-18-15, 04:32 AM
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That Wabi is mega hot.
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wabi is srs bsns.

what goes on the dovetail mount on the bars? 16-20x scope? bike is so militarized and i love it
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