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2020 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 08-07-20, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by georgiaboy View Post
Nice bike! Especially the geometry. The seat tube angle is extremely nice allowing your saddle to sit nicely behind the pedals. You can really propel this bicycle very efficiently.
That era Raleigh Competition is an interesting bike. It’s been described on the C&V forum as a “1970s bike with 1930s geometry,” and that’s not too far off. A lot of the British club bikes c.1935-1960 that were intended for fixed/SS had 71-degree seat and 73-degree head angles or they were72-degree parallel. The old British cycling manuals disapproved of standing climbing and advocated sitting further back and focusing on deliberately “turning ‘em ‘round.” Easier when you’re further back than contemporary thought.
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Old 08-07-20, 11:19 AM
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I would give up one of my bikes to have this reality.
Enjoy and ride safe.......
me too. Maybe two.
Jay must have done some seriously good to earn this good karma!
enjoy.
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Old 08-07-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Swampthing View Post
me too. Maybe two.
Jay must have done some seriously good to earn this good karma!
enjoy.

I just wished I would of started cycling earlier instead of wasting 10years pedaling a stationary bike at the gym.
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Old 08-09-20, 01:30 AM
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Screw of brake was fixed after the picture was taken....

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Old 08-09-20, 10:15 PM
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Bamboo Belt Drive Singlespeed

This bike never fails to turn heads. It weighs only 21 pounds and is fast. Bamboo is a wonderful, sustainable frame material. Enjoy....




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Old 08-11-20, 02:56 PM
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Ok, here’s the Schwinn Sprint dressed up as a SS. I got the 16t freewheel and adjusted the chain line over the weekend, then installed the chain last night. Took a ride and it worked brilliantly! 😊

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This bike never fails to turn heads. It weighs only 21 pounds and is fast. Bamboo is a wonderful, sustainable frame material. Enjoy....




how long have you had this?
It Looks like fun!
I am tempted to try one of these.
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Old 08-13-20, 10:39 AM
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Old 08-13-20, 04:51 PM
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Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I go for a ride these days.

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Old 08-13-20, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I go for a ride these days.

are those Omnomnoms with Izumi super toughness?
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Old 08-14-20, 08:28 AM
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are those Omnomnoms with Izumi super toughness?
The chain is a KMC, but yeah still rocking the Nomnoms. I need to get a new bottom bracket soon in case they start to disappear.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
The chain is a KMC, but yeah still rocking the Nomnoms. I need to get a new bottom bracket soon in case they start to disappear.
I love your photo with the "stairs to nowhere" because I run on a trail which has very similar stairs. They are remnants from an old hotel. The hotel is long gone but some of the steps remain.
I've commented previously on this, but who cares, I'll say it again, I love the color scheme on your Big Block. I personally own the first edition in red with white socks, and I love it too.

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Old 08-14-20, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post


I love your photo with the "stairs to nowhere" because I run on a trail which has very similar stairs. They are remnants from an old hotel. The hotel is long gone but some of the steps remain.
I've commented previously on this, but who cares, I'll say it again, I love the color scheme on your Big Block. I personally own the first edition in red with white socks, and I love it too.
That's cool! I do a lot of my riding in Fairmount Park in Philly where there's a lot of this type of stuff -- old stairs, bridges, hidden pathways, boathouses and mansions from the 1800s. It's cool to live and ride around artifacts from a different age. And yeah, I like the Big Block a lot. It's definitely a bike that I'll keep riding for a long time to come.
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Old 08-15-20, 06:38 AM
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Old 08-16-20, 02:40 PM
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Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs always seem to look like dirty bandages? 😄
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Old 08-16-20, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Swampthing View Post
how long have you had this?
It Looks like fun!
I am tempted to try one of these.
You should! Bamboo is stronger that Steel by weight and feels close to Carbon Fiber.
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Old 08-17-20, 07:26 PM
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Added fresh bar tape and a new crankset to the Rush today. Curious to see how the cranks feel. They're a new model from Fyxation that's essentially an omnium knockoff - 7075 aluminum, gxp bb included.


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Old 08-17-20, 09:36 PM
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Maybe just....Omnium inspired lol. I was lucky enough to snag a set retail instead of resorting to ridiculous ebay prices. Have you ever ridden omniums before? Can you compare?
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Old 08-18-20, 05:38 PM
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You might be right, inspired may be a better term. Have not ridden omniums, always planned to get a set "someday" and then they got discontinued.

Took these fyxation cranks for a ~10 mile ride today and I'd say they feel slightly stiffer than the all city 612s I was running before. Overall, a decent first impression. We'll see if that changes as I get more miles on them.
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Old 08-23-20, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs always seem to look like dirty bandages? 😄
Lol... because the lugs are actually resin-soaked, strips of Hemp fiber.
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Old 08-28-20, 06:06 AM
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Dolan dressed up as a canyon to match its brother
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Dolan dressed up as a canyon to match its brother
what wheels are those?
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