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    Thread: lets see all your fixed gear bikes, finshed or not.

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      08-17-2008 04:35 PM #1326
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    2. 08-17-2008 07:49 PM #1327
      Quote, originally posted by xoutofstepx »
      It would be awesome to get tattooed by Mike Giant someday.

      yea that would be awesome....

      sadly, panic is correct. mike is not doing work anymore.... you'd have to go to amsterdam anyways...
      sorry, this is a cycling forum... you can kinda see the wheel of mikes cannondale in the pic.




      Modified by futur at 12:53 AM 8-18-2008
      crap

    3. 08-17-2008 08:14 PM #1328
      Quote, originally posted by futur »
      yea that would be awesome....

      sadly, panic is correct. mike is not doing work anymore.... you'd have to go to amsterdam anyways...
      sorry, this is a cycling forum... you can kinda see the wheel of mikes cannondale in the pic.

      Modified by futur at 12:53 AM 8-18-2008

      Nice, lucky man! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] I wouldn't mind going to Amsterdam hah. Maybe my buddy Sid could paint something on mine .

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      08-17-2008 09:45 PM #1329
      Was in Seattle last week and saw ALOT of fixed gear bikes of all kinds. Maybe it was because our hotel was in the uptown area across the street from Counterbalance Bikes?
      Sadly, with all the hills in the area I saw alot of people walking them.
      Whats the point if you can't ride it!

    5. 08-17-2008 10:02 PM #1330
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn O »
      Sadly, with all the hills in the area I saw alot of people walking them.
      Whats the point if you can't ride it!

      some guys are caught up with telling people: 'yea i ride a 49/15' or whatever. they think the gear inches are = to they dick size.
      its like daily driving a vr turbo without enough bank to fill up with gas.
      crap

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      08-17-2008 10:54 PM #1331
      my old Windsor The Hour
      painted rattle can flat black
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    7. 08-18-2008 12:31 AM #1332
      My chrome schwinn super le tour, and my black and red schwinn voyeguer. I plan on getting more gold for the super le tour, most likely rims and a sugino kyotoloco crankset.





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      08-18-2008 08:12 AM #1333
      LOL, donno who this dood is ... ( he pops up in all my google searches...)


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      08-18-2008 09:01 PM #1334
      i'm trying to put two bikes together, a nishiki as a road bike/commuter and an old schwinn as a single/fixed...
      can anyone tell me what is a cheap way to do it? I mean, I want to use the original wheel, and just switch the hub for a flip-flop so I can fit the single speed freewheel on one side and the fixed on the other... can someone tell me what combination works best?
      I am looking to spend about 60-80 on the conversion. Just the hub itself is like 40-50, right? Someone be nice and give me the parts that I need .
      Also, I am trying to go the ghetto way and plasti dip the frame .

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      08-18-2008 11:15 PM #1335
      Quote, originally posted by SantorinQuattro »
      my old Windsor The Hour
      painted rattle can flat black
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      mks pedals and cages
      yanco tt pad

      You must ride wheelies alot, according to your head lamp position

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      08-19-2008 06:15 AM #1336
      I just finished my first fixed gear project.
      The bike is a 1972 schwinn that My dad owned since it was new. I wanted to keep the paint (or whats left of it original.)
      This was a budget project so its nothing fancy.



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    12. 08-19-2008 07:45 AM #1337
      I think it would be cool if someone posted pictures of their bike and said that money was no object so I bought the most ballin stuff possible.

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      08-19-2008 12:04 PM #1338
      Quote, originally posted by TheMoneyPit »
      I just finished my first fixed gear project.
      The bike is a 1972 schwinn that My dad owned since it was new. I wanted to keep the paint (or whats left of it original.)
      This was a budget project so its nothing fancy.

      Nice... I'm working on a very similar bike, and I am also on a budget. Did you make the rear wheel? What kind of hub did you get? Can you spare some details?

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      08-19-2008 12:20 PM #1339
      Quote, originally posted by alanbrito »
      i'm trying to put two bikes together, a nishiki as a road bike/commuter and an old schwinn as a single/fixed...
      can anyone tell me what is a cheap way to do it? I mean, I want to use the original wheel, and just switch the hub for a flip-flop so I can fit the single speed freewheel on one side and the fixed on the other... can someone tell me what combination works best?
      I am looking to spend about 60-80 on the conversion. Just the hub itself is like 40-50, right? Someone be nice and give me the parts that I need .
      Also, I am trying to go the ghetto way and plasti dip the frame .

      in addition to the hub you will need new spokes and then find someone to build the wheel for you. spokes from a shop generally run about $1 each and labor to build a wheel is anywhere from $50 to $80 depending on alot of different factors. are your current wheels 700c or 27"? if they are 700's just buy a pre built fixed/free wheel and call it a day.
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      08-19-2008 02:17 PM #1340
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      in addition to the hub you will need new spokes and then find someone to build the wheel for you. spokes from a shop generally run about $1 each and labor to build a wheel is anywhere from $50 to $80 depending on alot of different factors. are your current wheels 700c or 27"? if they are 700's just buy a pre built fixed/free wheel and call it a day.
      -j

      I am pretty sure it is a 700c... What is a good place to look for wheels? Ebay? I'm on a tight budget, that is all. I was hoping that if I built a wheel I could do it myself with a new hub and the old parts from the bike, but if not, I'll just have to buy a prefabricated one... ugh.

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      08-19-2008 05:06 PM #1341
      I bought the wheelset from http://www.bicyclewheels.com
      WEINMANN DP-18 AERO 700c Silver with Formula Sealed Track Hubs 36 H Fix/Free
      To save money I kept the 1 piece crank and just replaced the bearings.
      Replaced the front sprocket with a replacement 44t from harris cyclery and the rear cog is a 16t Surly.
      The gearing is perfect imo
      hope this helps

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      08-19-2008 05:51 PM #1342
      wheels from ebay are sometimes cheap.
      shipping is not, check your local craigslist or even your local bike shop.
      -j
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      08-19-2008 08:04 PM #1343
      here is my new build up, project cheap thrills... its a schwinn traveler from salvo- 30 dollars is all and im planning on getting a set of wheels from ebay and thats it.

      yeah i just stripped it and re-powder coated it at my work along with polished up the alum.


      Modified by xbig_headx at 2:38 AM 8-20-2008

    19. 08-20-2008 11:58 AM #1344
      Haven't been on the vortex in a minute and just came across this thread. So many nice bikes on here Here's my mercier kilo TT i got in january fo 08. It's my first fixie and my commuter.
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      08-20-2008 12:48 PM #1345
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      You must ride wheelies alot, according to your head lamp position

      Nah they light wasn't bright enough so I pointed it toward the ground to see better

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      08-20-2008 12:49 PM #1346
      Quote, originally posted by big bentley »
      I think it would be cool if someone posted pictures of their bike and said that money was no object so I bought the most ballin stuff possible.

      I wish that person was me but Im a poor student

    22. 08-20-2008 07:13 PM #1347
      Quote, originally posted by PAT3CO »
      Haven't been on the vortex in a minute and just came across this thread. So many nice bikes on here Here's my mercier kilo TT i got in january fo 08. It's my first fixie and my commuter.

      haha i always come across your picture on velospace but its linked wrong. everytime i see the bus and bike i click the thumbnail but i cant see it larger cause its linked to some other picture. weird. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emlove.gif[/IMG] the bike
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      Somebody please buy Bieber a Carrera GT. Please.

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      08-21-2008 12:08 AM #1348
      I really dig that grey with the blue deep v's.
      nice [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    24. 08-23-2008 02:52 PM #1349
      Here I go
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/2...97773/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/3...77909/

      ever since I got my mac I can't post pics WTF!

    25. 08-23-2008 05:45 PM #1350
      Quote, originally posted by big bentley »
      I think it would be cool if someone posted pictures of their bike and said that money was no object so I bought the most ballin stuff possible.

      There's a felt earlier in here that is more along those lines...
      also, i picked up a sweet bag today from these folks: http://burrobags.blogspot.com/
      Burro bags here in jax. If you're looking for a mess bag definitely check them out...well made by good people...lots of fabric and color options etc...
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by XchesapeakebaysidegliX at 3:10 PM 8-23-2008

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