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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 02-24-15, 09:12 PM
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I have the junior version of this bike, will post photos when I'm done. Nice work!
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Old 02-24-15, 09:40 PM
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that Bianchi conversion even using some original parts is exquisite!
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Old 02-24-15, 11:00 PM
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After taking the pics I took her out for a 10 mile ride today. First time I have rode it for real since I bought the heap over two years ago. It was warm for February and sunny, but A LOT of wind.

Have it set up as SS right now since my Wabi is set up FG. I was surprised how well it rode. Even with the gas pipe frame (Italian gas pipe, but gas pipe nevertheless), old components, entry level Sun/Formula wheel set & all the heavy Brooks leather stuff she only weighs in at 23lbs. Pretty good for an early 1970s conversion.

Plus, most of the roads around here in Washington are really rough chip & seal or high gravel content asphalt. When I ride my aluminum Trek my wrist hurt from all the vibrations after 30 min. The Wabi does a nice job of soaking up the noise with it's Reynolds 725 but ... dare I say this was more comfortable? It really soaked up the bumps even with the Paselas pumped to 115 PSI.
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Old 02-25-15, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Night_shift View Post
After taking the pics I took her out for a 10 mile ride today. First time I have rode it for real since I bought the heap over two years ago. It was warm for February and sunny, but A LOT of wind.

Have it set up as SS right now since my Wabi is set up FG. I was surprised how well it rode. Even with the gas pipe frame (Italian gas pipe, but gas pipe nevertheless), old components, entry level Sun/Formula wheel set & all the heavy Brooks leather stuff she only weighs in at 23lbs. Pretty good for an early 1970s conversion.

Plus, most of the roads around here in Washington are really rough chip & seal or high gravel content asphalt. When I ride my aluminum Trek my wrist hurt from all the vibrations after 30 min. The Wabi does a nice job of soaking up the noise with it's Reynolds 725 but ... dare I say this was more comfortable? It really soaked up the bumps even with the Paselas pumped to 115 PSI.


...they don't make 'em like they used to...
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Old 02-25-15, 09:41 AM
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Just ordered this 2014 El Mariachi SS to go with my Nature Boy. First MTB since I was a kid. Very excited to get riding!
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Old 02-25-15, 11:22 AM
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That thing is sweet
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Old 02-25-15, 11:55 AM
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That looks like something I would have way to much fun on and hurt myself. Now I kinda want one.
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Old 02-25-15, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post


Just ordered this 2014 El Mariachi SS to go with my Nature Boy. First MTB since I was a kid. Very excited to get riding!
Oh god dammit I want one of those so bad. My LBS has one and it's perfect.
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Old 02-26-15, 05:42 PM
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Old 02-26-15, 06:51 PM
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Cockpit looks so huge for some reason, otherwise nice bike!
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Old 02-26-15, 07:24 PM
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Looks like the rear wheel is about to rub, or is already in rubville.
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Old 02-26-15, 10:43 PM
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yea. the minimal clearance is evidence of stretch when i threw on a new chain recently. fortunately, no rubbing.

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Old 02-26-15, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by OntheRun. View Post
Cockpit looks so huge for some reason, otherwise nice bike!
thank you! bike is too small for me with a top tube of 53cm. ive had her for so long i believe we're stuck. every low-mid tier track bike ive tried (sluggish) ultimately has me wishing i was on the bk instead.

although, im always open to offers/trades.
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Old 02-27-15, 11:16 AM
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How long is the stem and what kind of saddle is that?
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Old 02-27-15, 12:53 PM
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How long is the stem and what kind of saddle is that?
specialized toupe pro, 110mm 3ttt
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Old 03-01-15, 12:22 AM
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Old 03-02-15, 11:20 PM
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^^ I'd be inclined to put risers on it with all that drop, but rad bike.
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Old 03-02-15, 11:31 PM
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Old 03-02-15, 11:39 PM
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Old 03-03-15, 12:53 AM
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^^^ thanks guise. its fun to ride in a str8 line. lol.


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how does the front track when ya got a 12 pack in there? wonder if that works out ur arms. clean as usual tho.
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Old 03-03-15, 03:01 AM
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I went all out with this old factory bike I got from my late father,
nicely built together with Blanco Bikes in Belgium:
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Old 03-03-15, 04:54 AM
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fixed and single speed
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I went all out with this old factory bike I got from my late father,
nicely built together with Blanco Bikes in Belgium:
That's awesome. What brand and age is it.
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Old 03-03-15, 10:27 AM
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fixed and single speed
Nice bikes. Which one is the SS, any why don't you have a rear brake on it ?
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