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Its been awhile, so lets see your fixie porn! nm(35 posts)
|Its been awhile, so lets see your fixie porn! nm||SenorPedro|
May 15, 2003 4:32 PM
May 15, 2003 5:22 PM
May 15, 2003 5:24 PM
|Three's at work. I'll post tomorrow.. nm||Dave Hickey|
May 15, 2003 5:26 PM
|I found it. Three||Dave Hickey|
May 15, 2003 5:32 PM
May 15, 2003 7:48 PM
|wow. sun. how I miss thee.|
|nice.....Ill post my rig tomorrow||Trevo|
May 15, 2003 8:59 PM
|My 20 pound 1983 Trek 700
Treks make great fixies. I would get a Surly for my next bike, but they dont make one in my size.
|re: Its been awhile, so lets see your fixie porn! nm||ChrisK|
May 16, 2003 3:13 AM
May 16, 2003 10:02 AM
|'84 Trek 660 convert. 42:17. Long-ass Salsa stem w/upside down 3 spd cruiser bars. Also, no pics yet, but the left shift lever I have dremel'd a bottle opener shape out of it! Mostly used as a commuter/coffee getter. Going back to smaller slicks soon, the Miche's are too fat & slow. Trying it out on a 70 mi. fun ride this weekend in L.A.
(kinda crappy pics)
SR aka HW
|Dude, what kinda car is that. Old Style Green Hornet mobile?NM||Swat Dawg|
May 16, 2003 11:52 AM
|'61 Lincoln Continental 4 dr. conv. (NM)||SmogRider|
May 16, 2003 12:12 PM
|'61 Lincoln Continental 4 dr. conv. (NM)||Dave Hickey|
May 16, 2003 12:55 PM
|Great bike and car. I love the old slap sided Conti's. Do you use the ocean container for storage?|
|wow, you guys don't miss much!||SmogRider|
May 16, 2003 1:01 PM
|yeah, 4 containers inside the warehouse for extra security. Result of 2 break-ins.
poor Lincoln just sits there...time for a beach run.
May 16, 2003 2:18 PM
|So many people have fixed gear Treks. And its creepy how similar some of them are.
Mine for example had Michelin Transworld cross tires and a front brakes with upside down cruiser bars...just like Smogys red devil.
1983 Trek 700
Dura Ace crank ARM(left is a SR suntour)
4x touring wheels with SR royal hubs
105 toe-cage pedals
SR ryal shallow alloy bars
Wright Leather saddle
Hutchison 700X25c tires
YSt needle headset
ALL weighting in at a meer 20.4 pounds
Still going to get some different bars and a sealed BB along with a Surly on Ma3 track wheel.
THis is my main ride and I dont have a problem with stopping on streets. With the toe cages I can stop very well.....ok on the downhills I wouldent mind a brake.
I cant wait to get another one from the same guy I got this one from.
May 17, 2003 5:41 AM
|with my early 70's Colin Laing track bike. Lugged Reynolds 531 frame & flat crown fork, and a mostly period-correct Heinz 57 group. I do have a few modern conveniences like aero levers and original Dura Ace Look-type pedals, though.|
|Here ya go||tronracer|
May 17, 2003 9:44 AM
|Here ya go||4bykn|
May 18, 2003 2:02 PM
|Dude!!! What is the name on that bike???!!!!
|Low budget, big frame||Continental|
May 17, 2003 7:09 PM
|Not too many people are going to hop on this and ride. 69 cm c-t and fixed gear should discourage thieves. I actually road 20 miles on it one day last week and didn't try to coast a single time.|
|ok ok ... ill stop lurking .....||Spirito|
May 19, 2003 2:54 AM
|my baby Gios ...... since built its about the only bike i ride. its honest and runs sweetly .. will have some period correct calipers soon.
i never knew how cool and practical having a bell is in the city and thank god for 36 spoke wheels and high flange hubs - yeah, yeah its got the obligatory white regal and some drillium technology as well.
|Where have you been hiding this jewel?||Dave Hickey|
May 19, 2003 12:03 PM
|Great looking bike.|
|had been a Gios admirer for some whiles .....||Spirito|
May 20, 2003 10:53 AM
|got the frame mid winter as an excuse to use up some spare parts i had lying around and to inspire me to ride as my other bici are too nice for salty, snowy roads.
its super neat and whilst its no jewel im liking it more and more. built it up slowly and will be changing the front chainring to a 44 or 45 tooth (currently 42 x 16). its gonna be my inner city (sydney) transport and main bike.
ill post some detailed pics when i get a chance. neato parts and bits - its sports a baggins hobo and hoss bags as well as full fenders. good old columbus SL.
its typical of me to get a white one rather than the ubiquitous Gios blue. a friend who had never ridden a road bike took one ride and was so enthused that he demanded that i build one up for him. so ... another white Gios will be posted soon when its finished ... he wanted a de rosa but a gios fixie aint a bad 1st bike.
i figure whilst you are building black carbon s/speeds ill keep building up white steel fixie's (flip flop actually) - balance for the viewers.
|*yawn!* another steamroller||JS Haiku Shop|
May 20, 2003 11:28 AM
|another shot||JS Haiku Shop|
May 20, 2003 11:29 AM
|French team bike converted to fixie...MBK?||rwbadley|
May 20, 2003 5:00 PM
|Campy high flange is as fancy as this one gets. The rest is typical parts box stuff. Nice Brooks saddle.|
|It does have some nice lugs...||rwbadley|
May 20, 2003 5:04 PM
|It does have some nice lugs...||rwbadley|
May 20, 2003 5:06 PM
|A bit of road grime never hurt anyone I guess|
|(wolf whistle) ... that's a tasty bike mr. .........||Spirito|
May 20, 2003 6:40 PM
|very nice, very stylish, very minimal, very perfect.
road grime is derigeur ... and especially on white bikes
whats the brace/bandage on the downtube for??? fork crown chinking the downtube?
them wrap over stays are very nice ...
|About the bandage...||rwbadley|
May 20, 2003 10:38 PM
|Thanks for the kind words.
The frame is a work of art. I wish I could figure out what it is. The bottom bracket shell has five holes in the bottom. Middle hole is larger and reducing size to smaller holes. I know it is French. I think it is from late sixties/ early seventies. It rides and handles well.
The wrap is one layer of some kinda padded bar tape with a couple wraps of electrical tape over that. It's on there to keep the brake caliper arm from doing any damage to the downtube.
The front brake is operated from right side LX mtb lever. I liked the look, and it pulls enough cable with plenty of power. I've been running some nasty specialized 28 tires, and am ready to scrap 'em for something better.
May 21, 2003 7:54 AM
|I'll buy your left record carbon lever||buffalosorrow|
May 21, 2003 12:39 PM
|if its still around...
May 21, 2003 2:31 PM
|It's on the EV2 (scroll down) with a downtube front shifter.
|Doug, tell us about the Milano and the Rekord...||rwbadley|
May 21, 2003 10:09 PM
|I bet the Milano is fun to ride. How do you like that internal 7-speed? The '80 looks nice & tidy. Was it a job to restore or was it all there and in decent condition...|
|Doug, tell us about the Milano and the Rekord...||DougSloan|
May 22, 2003 6:44 AM
|The Milano is a purely fun cruiser. I bought it for the looks, admittedly, and so I could to easy days and not feel compelled to go hard; going hard on it just seems goofy. I now use it to pull the kiddie trailer. Perfect for that.
The 7 speed hub works flawlessly, although it makes a ticking sound as it ratchets internally in all the gears but the one that is a 1:1 ratio. It's the same sound a freewheel makes when coasting.
The 1980 I bought in 1980 here in Fresno while I was in college. I sold it a few years later to a British guy, then he sold it to a buddy of mine who moved to Dallas. About 3 years ago I tracked it down and bought it back, and over that time restored and upgraded a few parts. I took my time to restore it, so it was no big deal, really. Interestingly, the Bianchi Celeste touch up spray paint matches perfectly. It works pretty well. I ride it in full retro gear, with perforated black leather shoes, stringbacks, and wool Bianchi jersey. It's like taking out the old Chevy convertible on Sundays.
|Italian porn.||KG 361|
Jun 7, 2003 2:14 PM
|Old Bianchi (Tiawanese). Soon to be converted to ss 'crosser.|
|French porn.||KG 361|
Jun 7, 2003 2:17 PM
|80's Gitane. It now has cxp 33's on it. Love this bike!|| |