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2015 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-17-15, 09:52 AM
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Old 05-17-15, 12:55 PM
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Some changes since the last photo: Changed my gear ratio to 50/13, changed the chain to wippermann z1 and installed mud guards (sks bluemels, from which I cut the last third of the rear mud guard because of missing mount on the frame).
Still to go: changing the hideous pedals and change to better tyres.

I'm assuming you only ride the bike downhill with a tailwind?
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Old 05-17-15, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I'm assuming you only ride the bike downhill with a tailwind?

Yeah, how do you stop that locomotive with no brakes??
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Old 05-17-15, 01:33 PM
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Slick ride!
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Old 05-17-15, 09:23 PM
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that surly is bringing the heat!
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Old 05-18-15, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I'm assuming you only ride the bike downhill with a tailwind?
Not at all. I live in an area without hills (north germany, near the dutch border) and doesn't have problems so far.
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Old 05-18-15, 03:29 AM
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Here is a mock up of my Gazelle, put some 27" Araya rims laced to some old Shimano hubs, re-purposed a 6 speed rear into a single speed.

here is what it looked like when I got it
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Old 05-18-15, 07:22 AM
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Be sure to post in the Steamroller thread! Great looking bike.
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Old 05-18-15, 12:20 PM
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What basket/bag is that?
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Old 05-18-15, 12:25 PM
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PDW Take Out Basket with a Paul Gino light mount bolted to the side. Works just as intended!
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Old 05-18-15, 12:52 PM
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Yeah, that Surly is nice and practical. I dig it.
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Old 05-18-15, 04:07 PM
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That Surly looks great!
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Old 05-19-15, 05:30 AM
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New tires on the Giant.
I'm not sure I like it. A little too much red I think.
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Old 05-19-15, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by d1961 View Post
New tires on the Giant.
I'm not sure I like it. A little too much red I think.
Looks good. I'd go with tan sidewall tires myself.
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Old 05-19-15, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JAG410 View Post
PDW Take Out Basket with a Paul Gino light mount bolted to the side. Works just as intended!

I really like that basket. I see on their website that they say it fits a 6 pack. How much can you get into it? I'm looking for a basket to replace my backpack on trips to the grocery store for a few things.
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Old 05-19-15, 07:19 AM
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Some changes to my bike since I last posted it, probably 2 years ago.

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Old 05-19-15, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by d1961 View Post
New tires on the Giant.
I'm not sure I like it. A little too much red I think.
Not being a huge fan of colored tires, I actually like these with the bike. Has enough black and white to break it up.
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Old 05-19-15, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Not being a huge fan of colored tires, I actually like these with the bike. Has enough black and white to break it up.

I agree, I think its looks good too, despite personally not really liking "colored" tires......
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Old 05-19-15, 08:33 PM
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Schindelhauer Viktor 60/30 CenterTrack

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Old 05-19-15, 10:12 PM
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That's the coolest bike I've seen in the time it took me to write this post!
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Old 05-19-15, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man View Post
Schindelhauer Viktor 60/30 CenterTrack

Needs more black and white.
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Old 05-19-15, 10:51 PM
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Is that an aero water bottle near the bottom cluster?
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Old 05-20-15, 07:13 AM
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Please forgive the lack of retention, I still haven't got the Dr.'s or PT's approval to ride even a dang trike yet.
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Old 05-20-15, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Needs more black and white.
With me on it there's plenty more black & white


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Is that an aero water bottle near the bottom cluster?
Yes, it's the Torhans VR Aero Bottle. Because the frame doesn't have lugs for a bottle cage I used the Two Fish Quick Cage Adapter for the mount. Not that a single speed 60/30 needs aero help, but I couldn't pass on the colors lol.
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Old 05-20-15, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man View Post
Not that a single speed 60/30 needs aero help, but I couldn't pass on the colors lol.
Those mirrors sure are not aero. So let me get this straight, this is a carbon belt single speed with a flip flop hub and is set up as a 60 tooth front ring, and a 30 in the rear?
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