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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 03-10-15, 11:08 PM
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Just put new cranks on my State. Really digging the ride.
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Old 03-11-15, 11:38 AM
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My newest ride and a custom rack that I built over the weekend.

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Old 03-11-15, 12:16 PM
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diggin' the rack. now the name Feather also makes more sense.
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Old 03-11-15, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
forgot to add that, as most of the truck drivers around here are soccer moms.

all these people make me think of a radio ad from GTA:

Lets not not discount your overly insured and protected uber X drivers who give zero ****s
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Old 03-11-15, 12:35 PM
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if were starting a hate list, lets add cabbies with no TLC licences, access a ride drivers, commercial contractor vans, peds staring off into space, and people walking dogs on invisible retractable leashes
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Old 03-11-15, 01:59 PM
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Back on topic, here's some pics of my Motobecane Messenger frameset rebuild after I transferred all its parts to my new Leader Cretin frameset. Most of the parts came from the Vilano, which has been torn down and will be discarded. Many of those parts were on the MM originally, such as the cranks and saddle. The remaining parts were takeoffs from other bikes or existing parts bin stuff, so I didn't have to spend a penny on this rebuild. With the demise of the Vilano, this bike takes its place as my beater / lockup bike. Gearing is an easy 48 x 19, which works out to about 67 gi with a 700x25c rear tire. Weight is under 21 lbs.

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Old 03-11-15, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Miloburnz View Post
BH Single speeds i built last year .Originally BH Turbo and BH Gacela 12 speeds .Maria Rosa on a Sunday afternoon cruise on the Gacela [/IMG]
Mallorca, eh? Switch places with me!
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Old 03-11-15, 02:10 PM
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Some pics of my new Leader Cretin frameset build, which used parts from the Motobecane Messenger (aka naranja). More details are in the Leader Love! thread.

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Old 03-11-15, 02:43 PM
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been outta the SS game for awhile. picked up a stock nature boy disc a couple days ago and finished the parts swap today. pretty happy with how it turned out. gonna be my main commuter.
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Old 03-11-15, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
been outta the SS game for awhile. picked up a stock nature boy disc a couple days ago and finished the parts swap today. pretty happy with how it turned out. gonna be my main commuter.
Looks really nice.
You have a very nice stable, how do you store all your bikes?
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Old 03-11-15, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
been outta the SS game for awhile. picked up a stock nature boy disc a couple days ago and finished the parts swap today. pretty happy with how it turned out. gonna be my main commuter.
first: dope. i love the AC fork, whole setup looks real comfy. want.

2, questions:

who makes the tape and the housing?

are those road(short pull) or mtb(long pull) brakes? if mtb, what are the levers?

c) what he said^
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Old 03-11-15, 04:48 PM
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a) tape is thick n zesty by soma. housing is jagwire.
b) levers are tektro rl340 short pull
c) in my barn, of course
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Old 03-12-15, 11:14 AM
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The new rig. Love it.



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Old 03-12-15, 11:18 AM
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Old 03-12-15, 11:34 AM
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Old 03-12-15, 06:37 PM
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Since I picked up the All-city big block, my 29er is now going to be my errand/grocery bike. Just picked up the Wald Giant basket today. This bike handles the 7 or 8 pound basket pretty well. Still fixed on a Tomicog.






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Old 03-12-15, 06:54 PM
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petzl and BAF stickers
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Old 03-12-15, 07:14 PM
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good eye!
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Old 03-12-15, 07:31 PM
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lol i have those baf stickers on everything too, my goal is to have my garbage can coated in them

ALL THE COLORS.
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Old 03-12-15, 08:31 PM
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The new rig. Love it.



I dig it. Nice build.
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Old 03-13-15, 08:06 AM
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Thanks guys! First build ever. I am surprised by how it rides, not harsh at all even with 700x23's in the city. But im going to go with 25's once the tire is done. The hubs are amazing. So smooth and makes the bike so responsive.
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Old 03-13-15, 05:34 PM
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Here's my trusty steed! A 2008 Bianchi Pista. The hipster mobile!! LOL!


Out for a ride on my Bianchi Pista (with a Thompson setback seatpost).


My Bianchi Pista with a Campagnolo 48T chainring.


Bianchi Pista with a rare Nitto NJ-89 stem (NJS stamped) and the bars are Nitto B125AA bars (NJS stamped).
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Old 03-13-15, 07:40 PM
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The saddle to bar drop on that Bianchi makes me a little nervous, but it's a super nice build. Love the world champion spacers.
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Old 03-13-15, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bexinsf View Post
Here's my trusty steed! A 2008 Bianchi Pista. The hipster mobile!! LOL!


Out for a ride on my Bianchi Pista (with a Thompson setback seatpost).


My Bianchi Pista with a Campagnolo 48T chainring.


Bianchi Pista with a rare Nitto NJ-89 stem (NJS stamped) and the bars are Nitto B125AA bars (NJS stamped).

Cool bike! Stem looks weird with the spacers underneath(to me). Just never been a fan of too many spacers there, whether above or below the stem. Sometimes need them to make the bike fit tho, I suppose.
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