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Old 12-04-17, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mort1369 View Post
It's a Sturmey-Archer S3X. Also, the saddle is about the right height for me (I might have to raise it a little).
How do you like the S3X? I've always been intrigued, but still don't trust myself on a fixie.
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Old 12-04-17, 09:14 AM
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Old 12-04-17, 09:19 AM
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Since we're on S3X right now....

Here is mine. I have messed around with this set up on an 89 660, 81 Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 Chrome, and this set up. Pics from this weekend.

Important bits: Spicer cycles frame, generic nashbar carbon fork, S3X hub. Pics from yesterday near lake Michican in WI. I personally love the S3X when set up well. I need to get my gearing under control though, and I am not sure that this frame is best for hub. I'll try to get better pics of the hub/wheelset tonight when I get home.
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Old 12-04-17, 10:28 AM
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@50voltphantom I still really like that bike. And it still needs gumwalls and a gold chain. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-04-17, 10:31 AM
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@50voltphantom I still really like that bike. And it still needs gumwalls and a gold chain. Just sayin'.
Gumwalls for sure. Not feeling the gold chain. Should I swap the saddle out for a WTB Silverado?
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Old 12-04-17, 10:48 AM
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if you really like the shape of that concor but hate the purple, just take the saddle to an upholstery shop and have them refinish it in another material. bonus points for having something that someone else doesnt.
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Old 12-04-17, 10:51 AM
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my gucci saddlebag came from seeing some hypebeast kid on a ride in 07 who had a gucci wrapped turbo saddle on a pista concept or something. he had a matching hipbag too.

posted up outside orange20. the literal old school.

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Old 12-04-17, 10:59 AM
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^That's not a bad idea...Concors and Silverado's are both comfy. Part of me likes the IDGAF-ness of that seat but I'm conflicted about it.
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Old 12-04-17, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post

What frameset is that?

It looks like an old Moto-bacon I used to love.
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Old 12-04-17, 12:36 PM
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14lbs. as shown
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Old 12-04-17, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post


14lbs. as shown
Say whaaaaaaaaaaa?!

More deets please!!!

what size frame?
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Old 12-04-17, 12:47 PM
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What frameset is that?

It looks like an old Moto-bacon I used to love.


https://handsomecycles.com/products/fredward-frameset
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Old 12-04-17, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
Say whaaaaaaaaaaa?!

More deets please!!!

what size frame?
It's a 61cm c-t seat tube, 58.5cm c-c TT frame. Bare weight 1018g

Thomson post and stem
Dura-Ace 7800 crankset
Stans Alpha 340 hoops(BHS front hub, White Industries eccentric rear, C-X Ray spokes)
93g carbon saddle

Other than the rear wheel, this was built up with components laying around in the spare parts bin.
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Old 12-04-17, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
very nice.

I loved my old Moto-bacon, but it got destroyed when I was hit by a truck.
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Old 12-04-17, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
^That's not a bad idea...Concors and Silverado's are both comfy. Part of me likes the IDGAF-ness of that seat but I'm conflicted about it.
I want that pink Concor if you move to something else.
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Old 12-04-17, 04:23 PM
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I want that pink Concor if you move to something else.
Noted.
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Old 12-04-17, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
How do you like the S3X? I've always been intrigued, but still don't trust myself on a fixie.
To be honest, it's my first fixie, so I don't have any other reference (I am building a single-speed fixie). The thing I found odd is that is has a bit of slop in it (I believe amateur conversions have the same situation), so occasionally you get a sort of "bucking" feeling.
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Old 12-05-17, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by mort1369 View Post
To be honest, it's my first fixie, so I don't have any other reference (I am building a single-speed fixie). The thing I found odd is that is has a bit of slop in it (I believe amateur conversions have the same situation), so occasionally you get a sort of "bucking" feeling.
I'm one step behind you, since I've only read about the S3C but haven't tried one. From what I've read, a certain amount of slop or gear lash is inherent to the S3C, so your build may be as good as it gets.
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Old 12-05-17, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mort1369 View Post
To be honest, it's my first fixie, so I don't have any other reference (I am building a single-speed fixie). The thing I found odd is that is has a bit of slop in it (I believe amateur conversions have the same situation), so occasionally you get a sort of "bucking" feeling.
Yeah, there is the mechanical lash. "bucking" is not exactly how I would describe it. More along the lines of a chain that needs to be tensioned. Mine is not very noticable, especially when I am riding that hub for awhile. I get used to it in a couple miles or less personally.

My conversions, when chain length was figured out, does not have loose chain syndrome. Drop out length FTMFW.

How many miles do you have on your S3X? I probably have about 300 or so.
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Old 12-05-17, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
Yeah, there is the mechanical lash. "bucking" is not exactly how I would describe it. More along the lines of a chain that needs to be tensioned. Mine is not very noticable, especially when I am riding that hub for awhile. I get used to it in a couple miles or less personally.

My conversions, when chain length was figured out, does not have loose chain syndrome. Drop out length FTMFW.

How many miles do you have on your S3X? I probably have about 300 or so.
I have no idea, not anywhere near 300 miles. I just started riding it more often since I moved to a flatter part of town.
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Old 12-07-17, 05:27 AM
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(Tried out iphone portrait mode. Not bad, but not as good as I expected. There's lots of artifacting at sharp transitions between foreground and background [look closely around the ass saver and stem], and the top tube got blurred out like it was in the background. Shrug.)
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Old 12-08-17, 08:23 AM
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State Bicycle Track Single Speed Road Bike 55cm Upgraded Zipp Dura Ace BlackBurn, I purchased from a buddy who needed to sell but its too small for me so I looking to trade for cross or mountain bike approx 60" size frame. Details of specs here:
http://www.woodtennis.com/state/stat...ngle_speed.txt
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http://www.woodtennis.com/state/
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Old 12-08-17, 11:50 AM
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I think this would be best posted in the no cash trade thread, here.

Also,
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Old 12-08-17, 01:19 PM
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Level the bars
Remove rear brake
Spray paint or Plasti Dip rear wheel black
Might not be half bad
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