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C&V track bikes or dedicated single speed SHOW TIME!

Old 12-08-20, 10:46 PM
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Colin Laing track bike Iíve had since 1979. The original owner drilled it for brakes and had it set up with derailleurs. I had it repainted 30+ ago and got the later Colian decals from Colin Laing a few years later.








1984 Stumpjumper Sport with 4 of the 5 cogs stripped off the freewheel.




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Old 12-09-20, 08:46 AM
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1973 Stella SX-73 cheapo fixed gear.


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Old 12-10-20, 01:19 AM
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1983 Bianchi Nuovo Racing. Converted to a single speed. Love this bike for busting around town. I call it Il Campione Di Sonoma. Can you tell it has my favorite saddle on it?
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Old 12-23-20, 06:23 PM
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*shameless copy of a post in a different subforum*

Picked up this frame on eBay a couple of weeks ago.

Seller said he built it in the 70s out of Columbus SL. Overall it's pretty well made, certainly comparable to any of the mid-level production stuff from Japan in the 70s and 80s.

Currently it's stolen the wheelset from my Grand Jubile, but I'll be ordering hubs soon to give it a wheelset of it's own. Since the fork clearance is so tight even with these Veloflex Master 25mm (measuring 23mm actual) I'm pretty sure this is going to get 650b X 38mm wheels and tires. Might have to go to 32mm in the back, but we'll see. Additionally, as neat as bars with no levers look, they're not the most ergonomic things so eventually I'll probably throw some aero levers on here and I'm not the biggest fan of levers with nothing hooked to them. That means drilling the rear bridge, which I'm not opposed to on principle but I'm debating whether I really want to modify this frame that way.

This is my second actual track bike, the first was a too small Kilo TT a few years ago. The feel is quite familiar, but it sure is nice to have a frame that actually fits me. And a lugged frame will always beat a TIG'd one



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Old 12-24-20, 04:57 AM
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I really like one gear.




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Two projects, my plan is to build up the 3Rensho as a single speed. Still pondering if I should build up the Keith Anderson or sell.


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Old 12-24-20, 09:27 AM
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'74 raleigh pro that gets gently ridden at times


And a locally built track frame I tend to ride more, mostly at the beach.
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Ď78 Schwinn LeTour. Converted to single speed with 700x 40/38 gravel tires. Other parts from an Ď87 LeTour including crackset which was easier to do the single conversion. Still need to sort out the brake lever angle
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87 schwinn prelude. I rarely rode it when it was downtube geared, so I converted it to STI geared. I rode it sparingly when it was STI geared, so I converted it to single speed.
I rode it even less as a single speed.

It fit well and rode just fine, yet I almost never chose it. If riding on my own, ill take my gravel bike. If riding with others, one of my road bikes will be chosen. If commuting or camping, my tourer.
I just never found a place for this.



...and yet multiple times I the last month I have envisioned converting my 88 schwinn premis frame into a single speed. I still have all the components.
I just think that this time it'll be different.
What a trip the mind is.
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