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2021 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 04-04-21, 06:44 AM
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Great color choices! Love that red on blue...mesmerizing!
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
26" ain't dead yet lol.
This is going to be so cool - like Sonofamechanic I love the color scheme. Careful with that URT rear end, they like to buck riders off

I've got a ZTTO dropper lever on my MTB, if that tensioner is built as well as my lever is I bet you'll be really happy with it

Cute kitty, too
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
This is going to be so cool - like Sonofamechanic I love the color scheme. Careful with that URT rear end, they like to buck riders off

I've got a ZTTO dropper lever on my MTB, if that tensioner is built as well as my lever is I bet you'll be really happy with it

Cute kitty, too
Almost done. Just need to add the cables and travel agents...




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Old 04-04-21, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic View Post
Great color choices! Love that red on blue...mesmerizing!
Thank you. I was going to do the rear triangle in black but I think this worked out pretty good.
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Old 04-04-21, 04:29 PM
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My finished KHS Montana stripped and converted to SS, weight is 12.5Kg


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Vintage blue cloth tape from ebay, love the color.
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^^^ I dig it - I think the blue works a lot better than the yellow did.
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Vintage blue cloth tape from ebay, love the color.
I’ve seen a lot of NJS track frames but never a fork with such slight curve/rake! I think that really adds an elegance. How does it handle?
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Old 04-05-21, 12:42 PM
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My "other" new fixed gear. A bit too small, but fits well enough with the townie-ization. Unknown (as of yet, I'm working on it) builder, probably in the PNW during 70s/80s. Custom paint. Since the tapered stays match the catalog, I'm guessing full 531 tubeset. Prugnut Super Professional lugs, Columbus track ends, reinforced bottle cages, and a wild square undrilled seatstay. The bb feels a bit low, coupled with the bottle bosses leads me to think it was a custom road fixed frame. The PO was a certifiable fixie goon, still street riding track bikes in his 70s.

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How does it handle?
fine, haven't noticed any drawbacks. Lil toe rub with size L clips on Sylvans, but nothing that'll stop me in my tracks in a u-turn. The other day I was moving pretty fast and merged into the bike lane, and kinda shocked myself at how quickly I was able to do that. It was kinda scary for a second, but then I was like, damn. This handles awesome. Zippy. Easy to ride no hands, it'll stay pretty straight. And my headset isn't cranked or anything, it spins free. The fork doesn't look as straight in other photos but I did notice that about it too.



vvvvv This red/white vintage one is toooooo cool. It works well in townie mode I think. Good find
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Today's ride

Needs a bath. Heavy with the s3x wheelset (heavy, but indestructible) but rides smooth and perfect for hillier terrain. The weight doesn't impact average speed that I have noticed too much. Columbus main tubes (probably cromor or some custom drawn tubing for Schwinn) with crit type geometry. Love this bike.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
My "other" new fixed gear. A bit too small, but fits well enough with the townie-ization. Unknown (as of yet, I'm working on it) builder, probably in the PNW during 70s/80s. Custom paint. Since the tapered stays match the catalog, I'm guessing full 531 tubeset. Prugnut Super Professional lugs, Columbus track ends, reinforced bottle cages, and a wild square undrilled seatstay. The bb feels a bit low, coupled with the bottle bosses leads me to think it was a custom road fixed frame. The PO was a certifiable fixie goon, still street riding track bikes in his 70s.

This is dope.
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Old 04-18-21, 06:29 AM
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What type of pump is that?
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
What type of pump is that?
It's a Park and the pump strap is a Jandd

https://www.parktool.com/product/dia...ame-pump-pmp-5

https://www.newmoonski.com/product/j...0aAnMIEALw_wcB
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Old 04-18-21, 07:38 PM
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Raleigh Technium Tri-lite and it feels so right.

Finally back on the road without all the clunky old gears.

Frame: 6061 aluminum and chromoly
Front wheel: Araya rim / Campy Record hub
Rear wheel: Fuji branded with Fuji branded 16t flip-flop
Crankset: Sakae with 46t Origin8 chainring
Brakes: Dia Compe Alpha 5000
Handlebars: Sakae
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Pedals: Fyxation Gates Slim.
Tires: Specialized Armadillo Elite

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Picked this up a few years ago as a frame set with headset, brakes, crankset and stuck seat post for $50. The stash burped up the stem, handlbar, tape, brake leavers, post, and saddle. The wallet donated a replacement BB, larger chainring, wheel set, chain and rear sprockets.
2010 Langster Steel 61cm on Flickr

Used lye to get the post out.

I would like to go back to more C&V appearance much like this:
2010 Specialized Langster Steel - 61cm on Flickr

but don't want to cough up the bucks for Campagnolo hubs. What would be a good hub set? Origin 8? Gotta be bling.
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Picked this up a few years ago as a frame set with headset, brakes, crankset and stuck seat post for $50. The stash burped up the stem, handlbar, tape, brake leavers, post, and saddle. The wallet donated a replacement BB, larger chainring, wheel set, chain and rear sprockets.


I would like to go back to more C&V appearance much like this:

but don't want to cough up the bucks for Campagnolo hubs. What would be a good hub set? Origin 8? Gotta be bling.
I would go with a box section rim and Mack superlight low flange hubs. Paul hubs are classy looking for a high flange hub too.
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[QUOTE=SJX426;22027541]Picked this up a few years ago as a frame set with headset, brakes, crankset and stuck seat post for $50. The stash burped up the stem, handlbar, tape, brake leavers, post, and saddle. The wallet donated a replacement BB, larger chainring, wheel set, chain and rear sprockets.
2010 Langster Steel 61cm on Flickr



Now to me, that's a nice combination of traditional styling and modern touches. Good looking bike.
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Old 04-27-21, 01:18 PM
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Not mine, but I thought it somehow fitted in this thread.

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Just finished this build for my wife.
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