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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 03-26-15, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
What exactly is wrong with that lock job ? What would you do differently ?
I would lock it to something where I could get the Ulock through around it and through the frame. The way it is now, somebody drives up with a truck, bolt cutters through the cable, throws the bike in the truck and takes off in about 4 seconds so that they can deal with the Ulock in their garage shop.
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Old 03-26-15, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by z3rovirus View Post
ok thanks for pointing that out. I'll search for a better way of locking the bike.
You're probably fine- it looks like you did the best you could given the circumstances. That said, here's a pretty good link:

The Proper Way to Lock Your Bicycle
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Old 03-26-15, 09:15 AM
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Should've found a citybike rental rack to lock it up to, which has already been BFSSFG approved.
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Old 03-26-15, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for he link.
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Old 03-26-15, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
I would lock it to something where I could get the Ulock through around it and through the frame. The way it is now, somebody drives up with a truck, bolt cutters through the cable, throws the bike in the truck and takes off in about 4 seconds so that they can deal with the Ulock in their garage shop.
Yeah, but suppose there isn't anything nearby that meets your requirement ? Most places don't have proper bicycle lockup posts and bars. Honestly, if some dedicated bike thief with a truck is gonna steal your bike, then they'll prolly have the skillz and toolz to deal with a U-lock or whatever. Can you say "angle grinder" ?
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Old 03-26-15, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Yeah, but suppose there isn't anything nearby that meets your requirement ? Most places don't have proper bicycle lockup posts and bars. Honestly, if some dedicated bike thief with a truck is gonna steal your bike, then they'll prolly have the skillz and toolz to deal with a U-lock or whatever. Can you say "angle grinder" ?
Lots of dudes with trucks and bolt cutters. Angle grinders too for that matter. But a dedicated thief might think 4 seconds was an acceptable risk for a KiloTT whereas 45 seconds to angle grind something was not. I agree that if OP was going to lock the bike to that pole at all there wasn't much he could have done better, but you can't blame people for looking at it and thinking that it would be easy to steal.
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Old 03-26-15, 04:37 PM
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The U lock could have fit a little higher on the skinny part of the pole.
I don't even use the cable for my lock, I just use the U lock. If I can't lock it I bring the bike in with me.
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Old 03-26-15, 04:52 PM
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Lock job aside, can we talk about the real important piece of news here?

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Thanks. Yes i have been lurking for awhile and reading alot.
Thank you for not starting a "What bike should I buy thread."
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Old 03-26-15, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Yeah, but suppose there isn't anything nearby that meets your requirement ? Most places don't have proper bicycle lockup posts and bars. Honestly, if some dedicated bike thief with a truck is gonna steal your bike, then they'll prolly have the skillz and toolz to deal with a U-lock or whatever. Can you say "angle grinder" ?


I have never found it impossible to locate something that I cant fit my U-lock around to secure my bike. Ever.
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Old 03-26-15, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Lock job aside, can we talk about the real important piece of news here?



Thank you for not starting a "What bike should I buy thread."
Agreed, it's nice when people actually try before they post a bunch of threads that have already been made dozens of times. Reading is insane.

Originally Posted by Wspsux View Post
I have never found it impossible to locate something that I cant fit my U-lock around to secure my bike. Ever.
I'm sure NYC has lots of poles and **** to lock to. Some cities are different, and some towns are real small. I'm sure there are tons of places that people have a hard time finding something to lock to.
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Old 03-27-15, 01:28 AM
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New bars and for the first time brakes. Last part should be ready to install as soon as I have free time and motivation. Been waiting on that combo for 4 months as they've sat on my floor.
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Old 03-27-15, 04:57 AM
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Last part should be ready to install as soon as I have free time and motivation.
You have that problem too?
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Old 03-27-15, 09:24 AM
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Old 03-27-15, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by murrellington View Post
Agreed, it's nice when people actually try before they post a bunch of threads that have already been made dozens of times. Reading is insane.



I'm sure NYC has lots of poles and **** to lock to. Some cities are different, and some towns are real small. I'm sure there are tons of places that people have a hard time finding something to lock to.

No way man, just carry poles and **** with you.
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Old 03-27-15, 07:50 PM
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Daaaaamn. I don't like chrome but I guess when you got enough of it then it starts to look good. Nice build man!
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Old 03-27-15, 08:49 PM
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Old 03-27-15, 09:22 PM
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Got this today for an absolute steal at $250. Won't bother putting up the specs here, just check the pedalroom: Steve - Pedal Room
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I've actually used them and they work quite well.

What you're describing is a non-issue because the stepped-down insert fills the extra space, making a Schrader-sized hole Presta-sized. The ones JDT posted work well too.
Also useful, Schwalbe tubes come with a threaded valve nut that has a step down built into it, as you tighten them onto the valve them they tighten themselves in place and fill the same gap Scrod's on about.
Kinda hard to see in the pic but
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
You have that problem too?
When free time shows up I find other things to do, then I get great motivation when I have no free time. Works just fabulously for things you don't want to do but really want done.
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Old 03-28-15, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
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Old 03-28-15, 06:57 PM
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Still needs new cranks and pedals, but the build is just about there!
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Old 03-28-15, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ThurberMingus View Post


Still needs new cranks and pedals, but the build is just about there!
Where did you find black track nuts?
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Old 03-28-15, 07:30 PM
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Where did you find black track nuts?
The ones on my hubs? They came with my hubs. All-City New Sheriffs!
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