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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 01-17-16, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Tell/show us more please.

The seat tube is the pump body, and the handle is inside covered by a screw on cap.
A hose with a schrader end, pulls out. You put your foot on the the angled piece on the floor and use the seat as a handle to pump away. It is as good as a floor pump. Clever and practical design. Dahon puts them on some of their top end models (though sadly not the lowly Boardwalk).
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Old 01-17-16, 05:32 PM
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New bike for the past 3 or so weeks. Mish mash of spare parts and parts from my IRO.
I miss my IRO but this bike is just as good...definitely a little snappier to ride.
Still looking/planning for a set of wheels but the weak Canadian dollar is making most purchases online a little harder, so I might find something local...I'm not in a rush to finish this though.
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Old 01-17-16, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post

The seat tube is the pump body, and the handle is inside covered by a screw on cap.
A hose with a schrader end, pulls out. You put your foot on the the angled piece on the floor and use the seat as a handle to pump away. It is as good as a floor pump. Clever and practical design. Dahon puts them on some of their top end models (though sadly not the lowly Boardwalk).
That's pretty cool!!
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Old 01-17-16, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post


New bike for the past 3 or so weeks. Mish mash of spare parts and parts from my IRO.
I miss my IRO but this bike is just as good...definitely a little snappier to ride.
Still looking/planning for a set of wheels but the weak Canadian dollar is making most purchases online a little harder, so I might find something local...I'm not in a rush to finish this though.
That's a great looking bike, very cool frame. I like the "setbacK' fork blades, and the rear dropout is very interesting. Can you snap a hi-res pic of that for me?

Just did some quick Googling, and is that frame seriously only $289?
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Old 01-17-16, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post


New bike for the past 3 or so weeks. Mish mash of spare parts and parts from my IRO.
I miss my IRO but this bike is just as good...definitely a little snappier to ride.
Still looking/planning for a set of wheels but the weak Canadian dollar is making most purchases online a little harder, so I might find something local...I'm not in a rush to finish this though.
Long time no see old buddy! Glad to see you're still rolling!
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Old 01-19-16, 07:43 PM
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Haven't posted here in a while, but I picked this up for my girlfriend for Christmas:



2012 Specialized Langster. It was really cheap but looked heinous, and the bars/levers were not pleasant to ride on.




We made some changes. I think it turned out pretty nicely.



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Old 01-19-16, 08:41 PM
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Nice, looks like a definite improvement. What kind of levers are those?
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Old 01-19-16, 09:12 PM
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Yeah really nice please list components
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Old 01-19-16, 09:21 PM
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And what tape is that?
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Old 01-19-16, 11:19 PM
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Thanks everyone. I didn't want to fill up the thread with a component list if no one was interested.

Upgrades were:
Nitto seatpost
Velo Orange Microfiber saddle
Nitto Noddle (M177) handlebars
Nitto Pearl stem (ordered when I discovered that track bars and road bars have different clamp diameters)
DiaCompe Guidonnet levers
Dixna fake leather bar tape
Compass Chinook Pass tires 700x28

I also replaced the wooden stock brake shoes on the Tiagra front brake with a regular replaceable brake pad housing (bracket? mount?) and put in some Kool Stop pads.

I don't know if I'd recommend the DiaCompe levers. They look sweet on the bike, and she likes a retro style so she loves them. They feel a bit squishy to me though. Also, with them pointing straight down, they're tough for her to reach from the flats. Rotate them up a bit though, and the ball on the end of the lever might contact the inside of the drop too soon, stopping you from getting full compression on the brakes. I just need to keep an eye on it to make sure the brakes are tight enough to the rim that it doesn't require much lever action to get sufficient stopping power.

The Compass tires are the business though.
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Old 01-20-16, 04:59 AM
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that cannondale. did bora come as a track wheelset or is this custom?
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Old 01-20-16, 06:21 PM
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i think that is a 92 cannondale track that came with sunrims
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Old 01-21-16, 04:50 AM
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Picked up a Factory5 Pista crankset to toss on my main squeeze, removed the basket a while back as well.



Mmmm delicious Lattice chainring.

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Old 01-21-16, 06:44 AM
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i love everything about this.

especially ron swanson.
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Old 01-21-16, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post

Sweet! Maybe some gutted Campy levers to go with those cranks?
I just booked a DJ gig in Vancouver for March. I'll keep an eye out for your whip when i'm not busy eating all the sushi.
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i love everything about this.

especially ron swanson.
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Old 01-21-16, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Long time no see old buddy! Glad to see you're still rolling!
Thank you!!! Glad to see you, and a lot of the older members are still active.


Originally Posted by AndjaVXC View Post
That's a great looking bike, very cool frame. I like the "setbacK' fork blades, and the rear dropout is very interesting. Can you snap a hi-res pic of that for me?


Just did some quick Googling, and is that frame seriously only $289?
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Sorry, don't have a proper camera....
The track ends are basically two plates held on by two chainring bolts respectively, and they have in-built tension screws but I took them off in case they seize on me.

You have to buy the fork separately and the frame isn't sold without the fork. It's actually a pretty decent deal for an Al-7005 frame. Dolan was another option but the geometry was just a little off for me. It was a bit of a pain though, because they'd sent me the wrong frame (they sent me their TT frame) and e-mail exchanges were hard because of the time difference. On top of that, the second frame was sent out to me during Christmas/New Year....so it took almost two weeks to get the right frame. I'm pretty satisfied with the frame though.



Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Sweet! Maybe some gutted Campy levers to go with those cranks?
I just booked a DJ gig in Vancouver for March. I'll keep an eye out for your whip when i'm not busy eating all the sushi.
I tried some TRP but actually like these chunky ass levers.
Nice!!! Which venue are you playing at?

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Old 01-22-16, 01:50 AM
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Old 01-23-16, 09:26 PM
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Old 01-23-16, 09:34 PM
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Yes, it's a Leader. Just gotta wrap the bars.


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Old 01-23-16, 09:39 PM
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What rear hub do you have?
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Old 01-23-16, 09:40 PM
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What rear hub do you have?
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Old 01-24-16, 02:18 AM
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Fresh off the stand build on my new frameset.

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Old 01-24-16, 04:59 AM
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Damn, they really do squeeze that wheelbase.
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Old 01-24-16, 10:51 AM
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Fresh off the stand build on my new frameset.

Yes
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