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2021 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 01-26-21, 05:41 PM
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Old 01-26-21, 08:16 PM
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Does it count if I'm mid build?
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Does it count if I'm mid build?
Absolutely!
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I thought I posted this here, but here's mine prior to handlebar change (and about to under ANOTHER bar change). Bar ends courtesy of Catoctin Creek Distillery Rye Sampler Pack!

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Another mid build pic. Late 70s early 80s handmade custom track bike by Ron Boi from Illinois (look him up) at RRB cycles. Great angles, and big tubing. Not light, but I imagine stiff for the time. Same size tubing for DT, TT, and ST which would have been rare at the time to use all OS tubing. Excited to get this beast back to life.


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Look at those stays!

Using bins parts for now. Hope to be done mid February if not sooner.
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I like single speed uphills!
very cool picture! Give us details on the build please.
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Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
Look at those stays!
Ah I remember that coming up in C&V a while ago. The size and end treatment of those stays is distinctive to say the least

Glad to see it getting built up
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Ah I remember that coming up in C&V a while ago. The size and end treatment of those stays is distinctive to say the least

Glad to see it getting built up
Thanks. Treatments aren't elegant, but it was a purpose built frame! This was built and designed for the track. I won't be using it as intended, but I am grateful to have it and look forward to riding it! I've been fortunate with some unique frames with some history, a couple from master craftsmen. This was built to be a workhorse, so the parts will reflect that. Nothing flashy. I'll probably end up repainting next off season, but I might leave it as is. The patina has grown on me.

Can't wait to get it rolling!
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
very cool picture! Give us details on the build please.
Nothing fancy, it's a Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno Pro. Most of the bike is stock except for saddle, shorter stem, Panaracer GravelKing slicks and I added a smaller 34t chainring behind the stock 40t that I use when riding uphills.

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Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
I'll probably end up repainting next off season, but I might leave it as is. The patina has grown on me.
Oh no, don't repaint it! At least not until you build it up properly and give it an honest go at its original self... (Do you have an idea of what crankset you'd like to install, and/or what flavor of drivetrain you feel suits the bike?)

If you build this bike up properly and then feel like the frame needs to be repainted: Fair play. Though there are people like me who can see the beauty in well-worn things, 'beausage'—if you will, and believe this bike would look properly smart being built up with good components as-is
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I posted this in the 2020 thread...then the 2021 thread showed up.
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Oh no, don't repaint it! At least not until you build it up properly and give it an honest go at its original self... (Do you have an idea of what crankset you'd like to install, and/or what flavor of drivetrain you feel suits the bike?)

If you build this bike up properly and then feel like the frame needs to be repainted: Fair play. Though there are people like me who can see the beauty in well-worn things, 'beausage'—if you will, and believe this bike would look properly smart being built up with good components as-is
Yeah, I hear ya. Ron Boi is in the area, so if I was looking for a repaint, I think it would be poetic if the builder who built and painted it originally did the refinish as well. That being said, I think it looks pretty handsome as is. It exists for a purpose, and the patina reflects that.

The build will be parts bin for now. SR post, stem as shown, likely SR bars but I have some choices. Going to use the wheelset as shown for now. I posted a silver wheelset I had made by Ben's cycles which I originally purchased for this bike, but that is currently being used on a different bike for now LOL. Also have an 80s sugino GS 144 bcd crank and SR ring that will be used to get it rolling. Nothing fancy, but the bike doesn't speak to me to be fancy. It just wants to go! Unfortunately for my budget and number of bikes in the stable I can't justify a full Campy build, or dura Ace or sugino mighty that would have been period correct. We'll see. Often times my bikes go through a evolutionary process.

Side note: BB NDS is plastic and has no teeth. Removing that bastard is going to suck!
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I love this bike... It looks so perfectly at home when framed by deepest winter
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Nice pic! The Dura Ace hubs rock.
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I posted this in the 2020 thread...then the 2021 thread showed up.
Very cool bike, love the maker and love the colors.
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New for 2021. WTP Avenger 27.5


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New for 2021. WTP Avenger 27.5


Very cool. Finding (and finding a way to afford) a cool big wheel bmx/klunker has been a borderline obsession this winter. How are you liking that one?
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Let's go...
That pic is art. Would definitely frame & hang a b&w version in my home office.
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