Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 01-01-20, 10:09 PM
  #1  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,080

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 43 Times in 26 Posts
2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm bringing in the New Year with some new paint. It was a hasty rattle can job,but I like it. Didn't originally plan to color match the stem but I think it works.





Last edited by BoozyMcliverRot; 01-01-20 at 10:17 PM.
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Likes For BoozyMcliverRot:
Old 01-02-20, 06:53 PM
  #2  
ceelint
^that guy^
 
ceelint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 482

Bikes: '17 Wabi Classic, '86 Bianchi Vittoria, '92 C'dale R900 , '17 Trek DS 3

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 20 Posts
ceelint is offline  
Likes For ceelint:
Old 01-02-20, 08:26 PM
  #3  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,080

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 43 Times in 26 Posts
Originally Posted by ceelint View Post
Sooo clean. Looks like you got a hitch hiker on your seat stay.
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Likes For BoozyMcliverRot:
Old 01-04-20, 03:06 PM
  #4  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,800

Bikes: Litespeed, IRO

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1266 Post(s)
Liked 192 Times in 107 Posts
Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.

seau grateau is offline  
Likes For seau grateau:
Old 01-05-20, 06:35 PM
  #5  
hay
tumbleweed
 
hay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: txs
Posts: 167

Bikes: stumpy,bianchi,Wabi classic

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 5 Posts

Langster @work
hay is offline  
Likes For hay:
Old 01-07-20, 11:20 AM
  #6  
the sci guy 
bill nyecycles
 
the sci guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,771
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 520 Post(s)
Liked 67 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.

How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
__________________
Twitter@theSurlyBiker
Instagram@theSurlyBiker
the sci guy is offline  
Old 01-07-20, 01:54 PM
  #7  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,800

Bikes: Litespeed, IRO

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1266 Post(s)
Liked 192 Times in 107 Posts
Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
No overlap with this setup -- 58cm frame, 165mm cranks, 28mm tires, Crank Bros pedals with Giro shoes. Haven't checked it with other setups, but I never noticed any toe rubbing.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-12-20, 08:29 PM
  #8  
Demet
Member
 
Demet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Demet is offline  
Likes For Demet:
Old 01-13-20, 05:16 PM
  #9  
StirFry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 3 Posts
New year, new bike. Handmade by Eric Billings at @CB_Customs out of Oakland, Ca. Paint was done by Rick at D&D Cycles out of San Lorenzo, Ca. Tubeset is Columbus Pego Riche aka Spirit For Lugs.









Last edited by StirFry; 01-30-20 at 07:15 PM.
StirFry is offline  
Old 01-14-20, 01:49 PM
  #10  
MAGAIVER
Senior Member
 
MAGAIVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazil, Londrina PR
Posts: 249

Bikes: Kona Unit, Kona Kahuna, Kona Dew DL, Scott Big Jon, Trek Checkpoint ALR4, KHS Urban Soul, Haro Team Issue, Cernunnos Touro, GT Force Expert Carbon

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 10 Posts
KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a commuter / road bike. It has an 18t freewheel and a 17t fixed gear cog.


MAGAIVER is offline  
Likes For MAGAIVER:
Old 01-14-20, 05:41 PM
  #11  
KrispyK
Member
 
KrispyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 26

Bikes: Bianchi superpista and boardwalk

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts


2019 Bianchi Super Pista.
KrispyK is offline  
Likes For KrispyK:
Old 01-15-20, 07:20 PM
  #12  
Senrab62
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by MAGAIVER View Post
KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a commuter / road bike. It has an 18t freewheel and a 17t fixed gear cog.


Great looking bike! What size tires can it handle?
Senrab62 is offline  
Old 01-16-20, 06:43 PM
  #13  
ryan_rides
Senior Member
 
ryan_rides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 180

Bikes: Aventon Cordoba 2018

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts

I recently replaced the chain with a new KMC 410 cause I need to replace the rear cog (previously a 15t) with a new 16t Dura Ace cog that I bought almost a year ago. I need to get a bigger chain ring asap.
ryan_rides is offline  
Likes For ryan_rides:
Old 01-16-20, 09:16 PM
  #14  
Miele Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,112

Bikes: Miele Latina, Miele Suprema, Miele Uno SL, Miele MTB, Bianchi Model Unknown, Fiori Venezia, VeloSport Adamas AX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 753 Post(s)
Liked 326 Times in 225 Posts
A few of mine.


12 inches wide handlebar is cut down and upside down dropbar.


With Dura Ace AX brake calipers.










Cheers
Miele Man is offline  
Likes For Miele Man:
Old 01-19-20, 09:23 AM
  #15  
FiftySix
I'm the anecdote.
 
FiftySix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: S.E. Texas
Posts: 1,233

Bikes: Norco CityGlide, Schwinn "Speedster" Willy

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 651 Post(s)
Liked 515 Times in 368 Posts
Pardon me . . . while I lower the average of the thread.




FiftySix is offline  
Likes For FiftySix:
Old 01-19-20, 12:35 PM
  #16  
Scrodzilla
See you in Hell.
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South of Heaven
Posts: 25,962

Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, Dolan DB3 Prototype

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 582 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 01-20-20, 11:29 AM
  #17  
MAGAIVER
Senior Member
 
MAGAIVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazil, Londrina PR
Posts: 249

Bikes: Kona Unit, Kona Kahuna, Kona Dew DL, Scott Big Jon, Trek Checkpoint ALR4, KHS Urban Soul, Haro Team Issue, Cernunnos Touro, GT Force Expert Carbon

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
Great looking bike! What size tires can it handle?
With fenders maybe a 28, it's kinda tight on the rear with a 25c, without fenders I've fitted a 30c cyclocross knobby tire so I think a 32c slick might fit.
MAGAIVER is offline  
Old 01-22-20, 07:58 AM
  #18  
TugaDude
Senior Member
 
TugaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,156
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 48 Posts
Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm bringing in the New Year with some new paint. It was a hasty rattle can job,but I like it. Didn't originally plan to color match the stem but I think it works.




Looks good to me, but the cat is the best part!
TugaDude is offline  
Old 01-22-20, 08:06 AM
  #19  
TugaDude
Senior Member
 
TugaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,156
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 48 Posts
Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
How's the toe overlap on the Big Block? considering the frame for a FG/SS commuter/whatever bike but I have some slow spots and tight turns.
+1, I have a Big Block with Sugino RD2 cranks, 165mm and zero issues no matter what pedals I've tried. Currently have track pedals with straps.
TugaDude is offline  
Old 01-22-20, 06:12 PM
  #20  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,080

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 43 Times in 26 Posts
Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Looks good to me, but the cat is the best part!
You'd laugh if you saw her from the side view,her rear legs are so disproportionatly longer than her fromt that she looks like a hot rod when she runs around the house.
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Old 01-24-20, 01:38 PM
  #21  
TugaDude
Senior Member
 
TugaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,156
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 48 Posts
Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
You'd laugh if you saw her from the side view,her rear legs are so disproportionatly longer than her fromt that she looks like a hot rod when she runs around the house.

BTW, what did that bike start its life as? I like the rear dropouts. Nice build.
TugaDude is offline  
Old 01-24-20, 02:37 PM
  #22  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 292 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Show me your garage door???

IAmSam is offline  
Likes For IAmSam:
Old 01-25-20, 02:56 PM
  #23  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,080

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 43 Times in 26 Posts
Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
BTW, what did that bike start its life as? I like the rear dropouts. Nice build.
It is a KHS Urban X I picked up off BookFace market for $70 last month.

BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Likes For BoozyMcliverRot:
Old 01-26-20, 01:51 AM
  #24  
Senrab62
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
It is a KHS Urban X I picked up off BookFace market for $70 last month.
Is that a the office quote?
Senrab62 is offline  
Old 01-26-20, 09:11 AM
  #25  
dickbandit
Senior Member
 
dickbandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 53

Bikes: 1988 Univega Alpina Uno, 1974 Velosolex Saint Tropez, 1995 Trek 830, 1986 Lotus Odyssey, 1987 Schwinn Mirada, 1987 Raleigh Elkhorn

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 13 Posts
First build of 2020-- 1987 Schwinn Mirada:


dickbandit is offline  
Likes For dickbandit:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.