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Old October 5th 05, 07:01 AM
Dave A
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Woohoo. X10!!
Got me a new SS delivered today, thanks to Dave H for building it for
me...
Project plan was to find old parts and arrange to build up an SS.
Turns out a bought a 2nd hand track frame from my former LBS, wheels
from ebay, and swag of parts from Probikekit.
So basically I have a really noice indulgent SS. Inspired by many of
the bikes in fixedgeargallery
I also have a spare set of wheels which a can use if I want to go
fixed. (not yet game, (flame suit on))
I don't want to know how much it cost me, those $$ certainly add up.
Looking forward to my first real ride :-).


Dave A
By the way I'm running 49/18 ~75ish inches
Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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Old October 5th 05, 07:52 AM
Andrew Blake
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"Dave A" wrote in message
oups.com...
I also have a spare set of wheels which a can use if I want to go
fixed. (not yet game, (flame suit on))
I don't want to know how much it cost me, those $$ certainly add up.
Looking forward to my first real ride :-).

Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/


Very nice. Is that fresh paint? It looks pristine.

Those cranks look like mine (Sugino Super Mighty, which are Campy Record
copies).

Put the fixed wheel on you big girl. You'll never go back! I stopped trying
to coast in two days, tried to stop pedalling to bunny hop once in the first
week (you won't do that twice) and am almost cornering without fear of pedal
strike.

I've gone from 42/16 to 44/16, and I reckon 49/18 is closer to 73 than 75
(http://sheldonbrown.com/gears/ makes it easy)

Andrew.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8594220...n/photostream/ --For
mine.



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Old October 5th 05, 08:17 AM
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Dave A Wrote:
Woohoo. X10!!
Got me a new SS delivered today, thanks to Dave H for building it for
me...
Project plan was to find old parts and arrange to build up an SS.
Turns out a bought a 2nd hand track frame from my former LBS, wheels
from ebay, and swag of parts from Probikekit.
So basically I have a really noice indulgent SS. Inspired by many of
the bikes in fixedgeargallery
I also have a spare set of wheels which a can use if I want to go
fixed. (not yet game, (flame suit on))
I don't want to know how much it cost me, those $$ certainly add up.
Looking forward to my first real ride :-).


Dave A
By the way I'm running 49/18 ~75ish inches
Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/



You should have had a big Bike Pr0n warning before directing us to
those photos

SteveA


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Old October 5th 05, 09:29 AM
NoZX6R
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Default Woohoo New SS

Dave A wrote:
Woohoo. X10!!
Got me a new SS delivered today, thanks to Dave H for building it for
me...
Project plan was to find old parts and arrange to build up an SS.
Turns out a bought a 2nd hand track frame from my former LBS, wheels
from ebay, and swag of parts from Probikekit.
So basically I have a really noice indulgent SS. Inspired by many of
the bikes in fixedgeargallery
I also have a spare set of wheels which a can use if I want to go
fixed. (not yet game, (flame suit on))
I don't want to know how much it cost me, those $$ certainly add up.
Looking forward to my first real ride :-).


Dave A
By the way I'm running 49/18 ~75ish inches
Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/


Noice. The mens version comes with a track cog and no rear brake ;P

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Old October 5th 05, 10:24 AM
Jay Woo
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Dave A wrote:
Woohoo. X10!!
Got me a new SS delivered today, thanks to Dave H for building it for
me...



Shiny Rock&Roll!

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Old October 5th 05, 11:44 AM
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NoZX6R Wrote:

Noice. The mens version comes with a track cog and no rear brake ;P

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'everyone' knows SS is just a halfway house to the real (fixed) deal


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Old October 6th 05, 02:00 AM
Andrew Blake
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'everyone' knows SS is just a halfway house to the real (fixed) deal
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So you're saying that SS is a gateway drug that leads into full blown fixie
addiction?

Andrew.


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Old October 6th 05, 03:02 AM
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Andrew Blake Wrote:

So you're saying that SS is a gateway drug that leads into full blown
fixie
addiction?

Andrew.


No its more like getting your pencil licence before you get your pen
licence!


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Old October 6th 05, 08:30 AM
NoZX6R
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PiledHigher wrote:
Andrew Blake Wrote:

So you're saying that SS is a gateway drug that leads into full blown
fixie
addiction?

Andrew.



No its more like getting your pencil licence before you get your pen
licence!



**** I don't have a pen licence.

I did it arse about. I was riding fixed before I converted my mtb to ss.
Didn't make a lot of difference, since I don't ride the mtb much anyway

BTW PH, I've got a new one for the next FR - a newborn, so to speak.

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Old October 6th 05, 08:34 AM
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"NoZX6R" wrote in message
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PiledHigher wrote:
Andrew Blake Wrote:
So you're saying that SS is a gateway drug that leads into full blown
fixie
addiction?

Andrew.



No its more like getting your pencil licence before you get your pen
licence!



**** I don't have a pen licence.

I did it arse about. I was riding fixed before I converted my mtb to ss.
Didn't make a lot of difference, since I don't ride the mtb much anyway

BTW PH, I've got a new one for the next FR - a newborn, so to speak.

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Nick


When is the next FR? Please tell me it's tomorrow...first Friday free in
AGES.


 




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