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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 04-23-15, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
This color is a pain in the arse to photograph.

Man, I like that stand/holder. Do you travel with it frequently?
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Old 04-23-15, 03:30 PM
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My latest build. So much fun! I'm going to install a smaller(40t) chainring and add a second cog in the back so I can switch between street/off road modes.





















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Old 04-23-15, 03:48 PM
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nice bike and photography!
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Old 04-23-15, 04:24 PM
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We spy Caliedo tape? Love mine (obviously on different bike than in this pic), and is nice to see a trackend bike, even one with a wider rear end, ridden off-road...

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Old 04-23-15, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
This color is a pain in the arse to photograph.

I feel your pain. No matter what I do, even in complete shade, I get a nasty "bounce" caused by the strong contrast. Look at the chain stays and top tube. Yuck. Can't fix it........

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Old 04-23-15, 04:43 PM
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Haven't seen an old fashioned 70's conversion in a while, are they not cool anymore? (or were they ever?)

tear it apart y'all, what do you hate about it

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This was the first set of wheels i ever built from scratch!

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Old 04-23-15, 04:56 PM
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^^^ Good job !
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Old 04-23-15, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
My latest build. So much fun! I'm going to install a smaller(40t) chainring and add a second cog in the back so I can switch between street/off road modes.

man, i thought i did good this morning on my ride with my pics, very nice

im most likely gonna just end up getting this frame instead of something custom to replace my track bike and do mostly the same thing, lower tooth cog on one side for road riding, freewheel on the other for offrhodes, 40t in front

what tires you got on there?
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Old 04-23-15, 05:54 PM
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^^^ Good job !
Thanks!

Viva Tejas
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Old 04-23-15, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
Man, I like that stand/holder. Do you travel with it frequently?
I only bring it with my if I'm taking pictures and not actually "riding". I fits in my large Timbuk2 backpack.
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Old 04-23-15, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
My latest build. So much fun! I'm going to install a smaller(40t) chainring and add a second cog in the back so I can switch between street/off road modes.




















YoYoMa. That looks great. Well done, love the color.
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Old 04-23-15, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Wythnail View Post
Before:
sweet jesus that cabling is beyond atrocious, you rescued this poor bike
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Old 04-23-15, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
My latest build. So much fun! I'm going to install a smaller(40t) chainring and add a second cog in the back so I can switch between street/off road modes.

So nice. My n+1 will be a Nature Boy for sure. Great pics...wow. What kind of wheels are those?

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Old 04-23-15, 09:50 PM
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Is there something wonky with this spoke lacing, or is it just me?
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Old 04-23-15, 10:01 PM
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Is there something wonky with this spoke lacing, or is it just me?
Might be the fender stays playing tricks on our eyes.
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Old 04-24-15, 04:07 AM
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its crows foot lacing, not your typical radial/3x job

plus the shine on the fender stays in the top pic of the rear wheel makes it look like he royally ****ed up
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Old 04-24-15, 04:35 AM
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Ok, thanks. Great job Wyt. Especially impressive you went with a fancy lace pattern on your first wheel build!

My first Fixed gear bike...





Only had it for about 3 weeks, and still learning how to not stop pedaling. When I forget the bike never fails to remind me!
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Old 04-24-15, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
YoYoMa. That looks great. Well done, love the color.
Originally Posted by websterrr View Post
nice bike and photography!
Agree'd
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Old 04-24-15, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by websterrr View Post
nice bike and photography!

Thanks!
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Old 04-24-15, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
We spy Caliedo tape? Love mine (obviously on different bike than in this pic), and is nice to see a trackend bike, even one with a wider rear end, ridden off-road...


Yeah man. It's gotta be my favorite tape so far. The Nature Boy definitely feels at home off the road.
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Old 04-24-15, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
man, i thought i did good this morning on my ride with my pics, very nice

im most likely gonna just end up getting this frame instead of something custom to replace my track bike and do mostly the same thing, lower tooth cog on one side for road riding, freewheel on the other for offrhodes, 40t in front

what tires you got on there?

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.
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Old 04-24-15, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
YoYoMa. That looks great. Well done, love the color.

Thanks. It rides better than I'd hoped.
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Old 04-24-15, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
So nice. My n+1 will be a Nature Boy for sure. Great pics...wow. What kind of wheels are those?

Disc or this version? They're State wheels, actually. The ones that come with the new State CX bikes.
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Old 04-24-15, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
My latest build. So much fun! I'm going to install a smaller(40t) chainring and add a second cog in the back so I can switch between street/off road modes.


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Gott damn. Nice job on dem fauxteaus

Edit: bike ain't half bad, either!
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Old 04-24-15, 12:07 PM
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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.

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