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2021 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 02-14-21, 02:30 PM
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A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a block or so from my shop and when he wants a break he comes by to visit usually riding a bike, he shows up on this the other day, he owns it, I haven't tried it yet.

It is a single speed with a new set of brakes on it. He said it is a little slow from a stop.

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Old 02-15-21, 12:56 PM
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2018 Kilo WT

Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
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The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...

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Originally Posted by speed king

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?
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Old 02-17-21, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude
Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?
It is an Asylum Hank : Hank | Klunkin' on a Budget (hankbike.com)

As you can see in the link it came very basic. But it was cool it came with disc braze-ons & 27.5. I rode it stock for a while & liked it so I decided to mod. Velocity Blunts with XT hubs and Avid discs. Vintage Cook Bros cranks and vintage Tomaselli levers. Brooks ouch couch of course. WTB Vigilante front & Trail boss rear. It's a blast to ride if you're into this kind of thing. Made one year only, 2015 I think. When they come up for sale they go quick.

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Originally Posted by speed king
It is an Asylum Hank : Hank | Klunkin' on a Budget (hankbike.com)

As you can see in the link it came very basic. But it was cool it came with disc braze-ons & 27.5. I road it stock for a while & liked it so I decided to mod. Velocity Blunts with XT hubs and Avid discs. Vintage Cook Bros cranks and vintage Tomaselli levers. Brooks ouch couch of course. WTB Vigilante front & Trail boss rear. It's a blast to ride if you're into this kind of thing. Made one year only, 2015 I think. When they come up for sale they go quick.
Thanks! Well I happen to like it and it reminds me just a bit of "the good old days" when I didn't know bikes had speeds other than how fast you could pedal.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude
Thanks! Well I happen to like it and it reminds me just a bit of "the good old days" when I didn't know bikes had speeds other than how fast you could pedal.
I still ride bikes like that at least a couple times a week.
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Originally Posted by oouellette
Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
Perfect!
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Old 02-17-21, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oouellette
Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
What type of rims are those? Surprised they're still black on the brake tracks, usually that wears off pretty quickly.
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Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y
What type of rims are those? Surprised they're still black on the brake tracks, usually that wears off pretty quickly.
They're H Plus Son TB14. Can't remember if this was a retrogression build, Velomine, or a custom Prowheelbuilder.

Edit: Was a custom build from Prowheelbuilder.com

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Old 02-19-21, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by oouellette
Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
Looking good!
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...

Heck yeah!
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Old 02-20-21, 01:57 PM
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Old 02-21-21, 03:06 PM
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what stem is that?
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what stem is that?
Generic $8 Amazon stem. Probably a Dimension or Kalloy
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Looks great! What brakes are you going to use with the road levers?
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Looks great! What brakes are you going to use with the road levers?
I've got a set of Tektro Oryx on it now but haven't gotten around to pics of the finished build.

​​​​​​I'll be using Avid Single Digits when I run risers.
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Old 02-23-21, 03:18 PM
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Very nice! I'm sorry if you already answered this, but is it a wet paint or a powdercoat? In any case, it is beautiful. Also, I have always liked the looks of a contrasting fork. Whether black or chrome or whatever, I always think it adds some "zing" to it.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude
Very nice! I'm sorry if you already answered this, but is it a wet paint or a powdercoat? In any case, it is beautiful. Also, I have always liked the looks of a contrasting fork. Whether black or chrome or whatever, I always think it adds some "zing" to it.
Thank you,it's a wet paint. I used Montana Black Ink Blue as the base with the Montana Black Holographic metal flake for the top coat.

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I found a guy on eBay that did some custom holographic foil Schwinn decals that should be here in a couple days. I didn't clear coat it as I wanted a matte finish,but I'm going to tear it down and do the gloss coat before I apply the logos. The gloss will make the metal flake really pop. It will definitely be sparkli
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...

Every time I see that one, I smile.
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Old 02-23-21, 05:40 PM
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Finally got to ride this build!

This is super fun. Nice responsive frame and super smooth 650b 38mm tires. Gearing is 48x17 which comes out to around 72" - felt pretty good although there wasn't really much wind today.

I'm looking forward to getting some real brake levers so I don't have to climb in the drops all the time though

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So nice.
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Every time I see that one, I smile.
Same. It's my forever bike.
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