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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 04-24-15, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
Does the silver post offend you? It bothered me at first, but im getting used to it. Would a silver stem help balance it out? Specifically this.

Black post is the only reasonable solution on that bike IMO.
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Old 04-24-15, 12:20 PM
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Yeah, i think you are right. Ill keep searching...
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Thanks. The rear wheel is set up with a small free hub that will allow for two different cogs side by side, separated by a spacer. The tires are IRD Cross Fires, made by Panaracer. Good amount of Knobs, but still rolls pretty decent on asphalt.

looked em up, they look like the beautiful lovechild of a grifo and a small block 8

i only see 32mm. are they true to size?
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Old 04-24-15, 02:39 PM
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Gott damn. Nice job on dem fauxteaus

Edit: bike ain't half bad, either!
Thanks man!
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Old 04-24-15, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
looked em up, they look like the beautiful lovechild of a grifo and a small block 8

i only see 32mm. are they true to size?

Haven't measured 'em yet. Those Grifos look great, too. Was considering going tubeless after these wear out and it's hard to find tubular gumwalls.
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Old 04-24-15, 02:55 PM
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Old 04-24-15, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Haven't measured 'em yet. Those Grifos look great, too. Was considering going tubeless after these wear out and it's hard to find tubular gumwalls.
grifo and limus are what most of the pros seem to be using, they have clincher and tubeless versions of both which is nice, but theyre like $65 a tire

leme know if you ever bust out a caliper or ruler
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Ellis #5 still in progress...looking for the right front brake



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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
Does the silver post offend you? It bothered me at first, but im getting used to it. Would a silver stem help balance it out? Specifically this.

I vote for a silver stem to lighten it up a little. Wabi's make for such great builds.
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Old 04-24-15, 08:14 PM
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A couple more...





I'm loving the TRP brakes and levers. That build is so proper. Do you have a Pedalroom account?
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Old 04-24-15, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
Does the silver post offend you? It bothered me at first, but im getting used to it. Would a silver stem help balance it out? Specifically this.

Which saddle is that? If I remember correctly you used to have a fizik arione? How does this new one compare?
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Old 04-24-15, 10:28 PM
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Picked up the frame last week in Chicago from CL. Replaced my Jamis Sonik. Total parts swap over minus the chain. Didn't realize that the bike was not centered on the bridge + missed near perfect picture = fail. Taken on shake down run.
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Old 04-25-15, 12:21 AM
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new bike day!

edit: I'm bad at uploading pictures! here is a link to the pedalroom if those tickle your fancy

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/samson-njs-23184
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Old 04-25-15, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
Ellis #5 still in progress...looking for the right front brake



Beautiful! Those lugs are something else.
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Old 04-25-15, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by murrellington View Post
Which saddle is that?
Looks like a Brooks Cambium from over here.
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Old 04-25-15, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post


Picked up the frame last week in Chicago from CL. Replaced my Jamis Sonik. Total parts swap over minus the chain. Didn't realize that the bike was not centered on the bridge + missed near perfect picture = fail. Taken on shake down run.


Loving this!! Beautiful.
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new bike day!


this is sweet. looks like a fun ride
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Old 04-25-15, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
Ellis #5 still in progress...looking for the right front brake
those lugs and Specialites TA Professional Track #drool
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Old 04-25-15, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by d1961 View Post
Loving this!! Beautiful.
Thanks!!! Rides great so far. Gonna take it to work today just to ride it.
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Old 04-25-15, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
Yeah, i think you are right. Ill keep searching...
Velo Orange told me mid May for the Grand Cru Noir
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Old 04-25-15, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post


Picked up the frame last week in Chicago from CL. Replaced my Jamis Sonik. Total parts swap over minus the chain. Didn't realize that the bike was not centered on the bridge + missed near perfect picture = fail. Taken on shake down run.
Black stem/red tape would find feng shui.
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New Kram*****. 34x20. Non-drive side photo. Don't care.

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Old 04-25-15, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by murrellington View Post
Which saddle is that? If I remember correctly you used to have a fizik arione? How does this new one compare?
It is a brooks c17.
Yes, i did previously have a arione, and then briefly a aliante. Neither got along with my backside. So far i am liking the c17. I haven't had that much time on it yet.
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