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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 08-15-15, 10:16 AM
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Old 08-15-15, 10:20 AM
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was thinking the same thing
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Old 08-15-15, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by bowermb View Post
1997 Pinarello Monviso
eventually plan on turning this back into a proper road bike

Please leave as is. Looks really nice.
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Old 08-15-15, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Please leave as is. Looks really nice.
Thanks. Here's another, prettier photo with the lady-friend's '74 Raleigh Grand Prix that I converted for her. Only reason I plan on converting back for road use is that I'm moving from the flat city streets of Chicago to a hillier area.


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Old 08-15-15, 10:47 AM
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SO envious right now.
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Old 08-15-15, 01:43 PM
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I need a shorter stem for fit. -
And a seat post with no set back, since you are currently reverse compensating by pushing the saddle all the way forward.

Reverse compensating? Is that a real phrase? Did I just make that up? Doh.
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Old 08-15-15, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
And a seat post with no set back, since you are currently reverse compensating by pushing the saddle all the way forward.

Thanks. Yeah. I did exactly that with my geared bike.



That saddle/post will be swapped onto the fixed gear bike. It's a nice Thomson post and high-end Fizik saddle.

I'll buy a black seat post and new saddle for the geared bike.


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Reverse compensating? Is that a real phrase? Did I just make that up? Doh.
Did you mean to say reverse overcompensating?



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Old 08-15-15, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post




Did you mean to say reverse overcompensating?



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Old 08-15-15, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
The bike is a 55.

Is the picture what you are looking for?



The steel tube only is ~5 1/8" or ~130mm.


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Awesome, that's exactly what I wanted to see.
When I bought my used Pista, the owner told me it was a 57 but it fit me perfectly....and I typically ride a 55. I did some measuring and they were all coming closer to a 55cm frame...but the last measurement was the headtube and I wasn't sure if Bianchi's listed measurements were including the headtube only or headtube + upper/lower headset rings. The 55's are listed as 130mm and the 57's are listed as 150mm....mine was 130mm headtube only/150mm including the headset rings.

Your measurements solved it since yours is 130mm and you know it's a 55cm. Thanks again!
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Old 08-15-15, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Noli Timere View Post
Yep. It's great. I wanted to play with the levels a bit. I was trying to tell where he was near Central Park by the buildings in the background. Hope you don't mind.

Bravo! The sky is a little dark for my taste, but at least it's not washed out anymore.
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Old 08-16-15, 03:02 PM
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Old 08-16-15, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ahkNYC View Post
Awesome shot where in the Central Park is this taken.
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Old 08-16-15, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by samiyr View Post
Awesome shot where in the Central Park is this taken.
Not my photo but... Harlem Meer - The Official Website of Central Park NYC
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Old 08-16-15, 07:40 PM
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Y'all are making me want to live in NY... sheesh!
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Old 08-16-15, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
Y'all are making me want to live in NY... sheesh!
I go back every year or two to remind myself why I left.


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Old 08-16-15, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by samiyr View Post
Awesome shot where in the Central Park is this taken.
https://goo.gl/maps/a4CHR

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I go back every year or two to remind myself why I left.
-Tim-
Haha.. I leave several times a year to remind myself why I live here. Funny how that works. I appreciate vacations so much more, and it's great to come back home.

EDIT:
I just noticed in the pic, the building you see to the left is a prison...with a view...

https://goo.gl/maps/CfB4j

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincol...ional_Facility

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Old 08-16-15, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ahkNYC View Post
Haha.. I leave several times a year to remind myself why I live here. Funny how that works. I appreciate vacations so much more, and it's great to come back home.
I do miss it. Atlanta will never be New York and riding the 5 Borough Bike Tour is something I want to do again someday.


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Old 08-17-15, 01:59 AM
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lol, 30 years is more than enough, i cant wait to get the **** outta here
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Old 08-17-15, 07:24 AM
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lol, 30 years is more than enough, i cant wait to get the **** outta here
Let's trade.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I go back every year or two to remind myself why I left.


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Old 08-17-15, 10:49 AM
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Let's trade.
Pffft...

All you gotta do is move slightly south or north and you've got it made.
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Old 08-17-15, 10:57 AM
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How is Coeur d' Alene? Looks beautiful
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Old 08-17-15, 11:03 AM
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How is Coeur d' Alene? Looks beautiful
Spring, Summer and Fall are nice. Winter is TOO long and TOO harsh for my tastes. I miss California a lot, for many reasons. I really miss the beach.....listening to the ocean.
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