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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 07-21-15, 07:11 AM
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Hey, look at it this way: you have a bike that looks great regardless of lighting conditions.
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Old 07-21-15, 09:03 AM
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Either I took a bad photo or the artistic quality didn't land as intended.
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Old 07-21-15, 09:09 AM
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First fixed gear build..

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Old 07-21-15, 09:28 AM
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First fixed gear build..

Are those rims steel? The look like old S6s.
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Old 07-21-15, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Andersper View Post
Hey, look at it this way: you have a bike that looks great regardless of lighting conditions.
This.

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Either I took a bad photo or the artistic quality didn't land as intended.
Not a bad photo per se, but the lighting isn't optimal. Notice that the paint is washed out and you can't properly admire the celeste
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Old 07-21-15, 09:32 AM
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Yep steel rims, took an odd wheel size on this frame and these just happened to be the ones I came across..
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Old 07-21-15, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
This.



Not a bad photo per se, but the lighting isn't optimal. Notice that the paint is washed out and you can't properly admire the celeste

Celeste seems to be a hard colour to capture I a photo - it looks good from where I am
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Old 07-21-15, 09:37 AM
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Bianchi means "white" in Italian.

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Old 07-21-15, 09:40 AM
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Bianchi means "white" in Italian.

isnt that Bianco
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Old 07-21-15, 09:44 AM
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I might be wrong but I think thats a masculine/feminine suffix? Nope I was wrong it's singular/plural.

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Old 07-21-15, 11:37 AM
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Bianchi, (Italian pronunciation: [bjanki]) a plural of bianco (white in Italian), is a frequent proper name; notable people with that surname include: Andrea Bianchi, Italian film director. Bianca Bianchi (1855–1947), stage name of Bertha Schwarz, German/Austrian opera soprano.

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If they have some kind of anniversary thing coming up, I think they should make a white bike called "Pista Bianca" or something like that.
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Old 07-21-15, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Lidsy View Post
First fixed gear build..




I wish all the "First fixed gear builds" were as nice as this one.
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Old 07-21-15, 11:59 AM
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I wish all the "First fixed gear builds" were as nice as this one.
Thanks! Still learning and due to having minimal knowledge I will now have to rebuild the wheel as the hub is only meant for single speed and not fixed (no space for a lock ring) oh well - here's how the project started a few weeks ago...

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Old 07-21-15, 12:03 PM
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i like that bianchi frame i am a blue-green kind of man!!
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Old 07-21-15, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Lidsy View Post
Thanks! Still learning and due to having minimal knowledge I will now have to rebuild the wheel as the hub is only meant for single speed and not fixed (no space for a lock ring) oh well - here's how the project started a few weeks ago...

Is that just dirt, or did you have to repaint it? The build turned out nicely either way. Well done!
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Old 07-21-15, 12:40 PM
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Is that just dirt, or did you have to repaint it? The build turned out nicely either way. Well done!
Repaint unfortunately
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Old 07-22-15, 01:49 AM
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If they have some kind of anniversary thing coming up, I think they should make a white bike called "Pista Bianca" or something like that.



???: I'm thinking about building up a white Soma Smoothie for my next bike. The only thing that will derail that now would be what you just suggested.
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Old 07-22-15, 01:42 PM
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Here's my new pub crawler/grocery getter. Actually... Let's be honest. This is for beer. Anyway... It's almost done with the exception of getting the bars/seat where I want them and tightening up the brakes. I also have foot retention that I haven't installed yet (although this is a SS not a fixed gear so not entirely necessary). This is a Nashbar SSCX bike. The frame, headset, handlebars, seatpost and bottom bracket cup (the replacement BB came with a plastic cup and I don't do plastic) are all that remains of the original bike. Built using:

Velo Orange Stem
Selle Turbo Saddle
Cinelli White Tape
Cane Creek Levers (Brown)
Panasonic Panaracers (700x32)
IRD Defiant Crankset
MKS Touring Pedals
Generic Rack
White Industries 17t Freewheel
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Old 07-22-15, 02:04 PM
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Yer beer bike has drops?

Whaaaaaaat?
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Old 07-22-15, 02:07 PM
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Yer beer bike has drops?

Whaaaaaaat?
Yeah... I know. I just really like drops. I spend most of my time up on the horns, but drops give me a lot of hand positions. I'm toying with the idea of mustache bars at some point, but I don't know yet. Is it terrible?
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Old 07-22-15, 02:20 PM
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Yeah... I know. I just really like drops. I spend most of my time up on the horns, but drops give me a lot of hand positions. I'm toying with the idea of mustache bars at some point, but I don't know yet. Is it terrible?

Haha nah, not terrible. Bike looks great.
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Old 07-22-15, 02:23 PM
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Haha nah, not terrible. Bike looks great.
Thanks man!
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Old 07-22-15, 08:14 PM
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Recently acquired frame. Built it up last night. Yet to put grips on though. Its just sitting at the shop for now anyways.
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Old 07-22-15, 11:28 PM
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Recently acquired frame. Built it up last night. Yet to put grips on though. Its just sitting at the shop for now anyways.
I really like the paint job (or color scheme or whatever it's called). I would have gone for some bullhorns and inverse brake levers, but that's just my personal preference.
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Old 07-24-15, 05:56 PM
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