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Show your fixed gear porn here! This means everyone! NMTrevo
Jul 17, 2003 2:03 PM
A MAN's fixed gear ...Humma Hah
Jul 17, 2003 2:22 PM
... This isn't mine, but I saw it on the web while looking up mods for the cruiser (same frame).
Viewers favorite fixed gear of 2003 NMTrevo
Jul 17, 2003 2:26 PM
That's really cool , gives me ideas for another project! nmrwbadley
Jul 17, 2003 10:07 PM
that's pretty cool, as a fellow Schwinn rider. /nmSmogRider
Jul 19, 2003 4:51 PM
Not mine, but I am going to build an almost identical
Jul 17, 2003 6:21 PM
I have always wanted a Surly Steamroller.

I did not like the old brown one, was not happy with the new grey one because it has a threadless fork, but when I saw this posted on the other day I just knew I "needed" one.

I have started to order parts but must wait until the frames are back in stock by August. In the meantime, I have posted this picture of someone else's bike as a placeholder until I have mine.

UMMMM, MUST have Surly Steamroller! (notice the tied and soldiered spokes)
my first expenditure=$40 nmMLCrisis
Jul 17, 2003 6:34 PM
re: Show your fixed gear porn here! This means everyone! NMbanannapeeler
Jul 17, 2003 6:34 PM
mmmm Celeste
more fixie porn...banannapeeler
Jul 17, 2003 7:48 PM
I'm gonna build up a new set of wheels for it on these...
As seen recently...PaulNYC
Jul 17, 2003 8:42 PM
Here is my Contry Road Bob

Jul 17, 2003 11:52 PM
A celest Bianchi is definatly of the top 5 bikes I want to get!

My perfect wheelset of all time would be as follows;
-Philwood high flange track hubs 36x32
-Velocity Deep-V or Razor Rims

Mmmmmmm good stuff
Another one of my favorites.....Trevo
Jul 17, 2003 11:55 PM
LOOK KG86Dave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 3:44 AM
And a LOOK KG76Dave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 3:46 AM
singlespeed cyclocross, doubling as a fix....buffalosorrow
Jul 18, 2003 5:23 AM
Custom Graham Weigh (UK).
CXP 30 deep v rims, suzue pro max hubs.
Tufo tubular/clincher tires.
*pic shows campy moskva front wheel, I had a flat and am lazy.
Deda zero stem, Salsa bell lap bars.
Selcof post, selle flite saddle.
Campy carbon record levers and Grumpy front canti and shimano rear.
Stronglight hs, soon to be a King rasta.
RaceFace SS cranks 36:16 SS/ 36:14 fix
Here ya go...SS_MB-7
Jul 18, 2003 5:57 AM
2002 Seven Ti fixed-gear road/singlespeed cyclocross with eccentric BB

In fixed-mode:

....and, in 'cross-mode:

And, my '03 Bianchi Pista (sorry, no actual pics yet), which was recently drilled for a rear brake and 2 water bottle cages:

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
f in' hell....nicebuffalosorrow
Jul 18, 2003 7:00 AM
a few questions:

-How do you like the alpha Q fork? I am tossing around the idea of a ti or carbon replacement (alan/colango or alpha q or motaiti/custom ti)

-What size is that frame?

-What did the kit cost? I can only imagine... my GW suprisingly was just a hair over a surly with same/similar parts.

-Where do you live and do you keep it locked up? lol

-Where do you race? I'd like to ride/race with some ss'ers. I am in the northeast.
Thanks...some answers to your questions....SS_MB-7
Jul 18, 2003 7:25 AM
-How do you like the alpha Q fork? I am tossing around the idea of a ti or carbon replacement (alan/colango or alpha q or motaiti/custom ti)

I'm not too sure about the Alpha Q fork yet. The brake bosses are loose in the legs so when you tighten the brakes, the bosses spin. Other than that, it is a nice, light fork.

I had a Morati Ti disc-only fork on my MTB, but I took it off for '03 since I was training for and competing in a 24 Hr solo race, so I wanted a suspension fork to save my upper body from any unnecessary wear-n-tear. The Morati is really a nice fork...damn light too at ~600g. As soon as things get sloppy this fall, I'll be replacing my SID World Cup with the Morati to save the SID for next season.

-What size is that frame?

The frame is 45.0cm (c-c) or 51.0cm (c-t). Top tube is 54.2cm (c-c).

-What did the kit cost? I can only imagine... my GW suprisingly was just a hair over a surly with same/similar parts.

I'm not exactly sure what the total kit cost. It was built-up over a series of months, part-by-part, from various sources. Some items were heavily discounted. It's up there though.

-Where do you live and do you keep it locked up?

None of your business ;) I'm somewhere in Canada. Just ask John, he'll know where I am. Sorry, that's an inside joke to you Americans...BTW, I'm a dual-citizen (Canada/USA).

-Where do you race? I'd like to ride/race with some ss'ers. I am in the northeast.

It depends. For MTB (my main discipline), I race in Ontario and Quebec for Ontario, Quebec, Canada and the World Master's Championships. For 'cross, it's predominantly Ontario and mostly local stuff. I only do local road races.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
morati ti cx forkbuffalosorrow
Jul 18, 2003 8:46 AM
Do you know of a dist.?
I have had a hard time locating one.
Aside from the website.

Your Seven would fit me perfect, my GW ST 50c-c 52c-t and 54TT. I could benefit from a slightly larger frame, perhaps or slight compact or head tube extension. But it works and I like the ride.

I bought my Morati from the CDN distributor...SS_MB-7
Jul 18, 2003 9:14 AM
I bought my Morati from the CDN distributor: Tufo. Vladimir is an excellent dealer.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Wheres your Fuji SS_MB7? NMTrevo
Jul 18, 2003 8:58 AM
Sold it a while ago to buy the Bianchi Pista (nm)SS_MB-7
Jul 18, 2003 9:15 AM
re: Show your fixed gear porn here! This means everyone! NMHung Solo
Jul 18, 2003 10:20 AM
I'm looking for handlebars similar to yours. Where'd you get them?
Cut off some old road bars and flip them over NMDave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 12:50 PM
Gunnar Street Dog old styleMB1
Jul 18, 2003 1:07 PM
Gunnar offered their Street Dog in a Cyclocross setup so I have lots of clearance for fenders and big tires.
Here is my SURLY..minneso
Jul 18, 2003 1:50 PM
42x15 fixed
Now has a rear brake, SPD's and knobby cc tires.
Cheers Eric
dig that racey looking bar/stem setup. Details? /nmSmogRider
Jul 19, 2003 4:57 PM
Details... you ask?minneso
Jul 20, 2003 1:02 PM
Titus titanium stem from bargain basket at LBS and recycled Titec 118 MTB bar. Campy Chorus headset and Record cranks from swap meet. Other parts were also recycled from my parts bin. Primary set of wheels have road tires on 135mm Paul WORD wheel set with BB lock ring an 15t fixed. This set of wheels has a 17t freewheel and 32cm Bonty tires.

Cheers from Eric in sunny AZ
Surly Brake Setup?ss-nyc
Jul 20, 2003 5:04 PM
Do you have short reach or long reach calipers with those 700x32s? What brand/model? Do you still have some clearance room?

What about the levers? It seems you have mountain style v-brake levers being used with road calipers? Does this work well or does it need any modification?

RE: Surly Brake Setup?minneso
Jul 20, 2003 8:19 PM
what up?

I am running an older long-ish type reach in front and RSX dual pivot in rear. Front is OK but the rear required moving the axle way back in the drop outs for clearance.

The mtb mevers work pretty good with the road brakes. I set up the levers with a little extra space off the rims. This allows the levers to take up some additional slack. I never got used to road bars so flat bars work great for me.

This bike is used as my commuter and beer run / errand bike. I have a mtb and also building a cyclo cross for road action. Mostly I run the canal banks and side streets.

Thanks for asking Eric
clearance picsminneso
Jul 20, 2003 8:32 PM
Here are a few shots of the clearances. Hopefully the macro shots turn out OK. It was pretty bright out today.

Thanks Eric


Looks Great...Thanks. (nm)ss-nyc
Jul 21, 2003 3:56 AM
I just finished building mine todaytamjam
Jul 18, 2003 4:20 PM
No pics yet though, hopefully this weekend. I built up a black Soma Rush. I just took it for my first fixed ride ever (down and back this little 1/4 mile long one lane road my house is on) and man was it fun! I can't wait to get it out for longer over the weekend. Pics later.

Soma picstamjam
Jul 21, 2003 6:04 AM
I took it out for my first fixed rides this weekend and I think I'm hooked already. Build details:

Soma Rush frame, slick black.
Surly track hub rear/Suzue Promax Disco front, both laced to Mavic CXP33 rims
42/16 fixed, 42/17 free
Suntour Superbe Pro 170mm crankset/BB
Campy mix seatpost, headset, front brake
Tektro brake lever
I'll be switching tires as soon as nashbar gets them to me, and the stem is a tad long so I may swap it for something shorter.

I see the date stamp on my camera is a few years off....
Porn, meaning naked lady?Qubeley
Jul 18, 2003 4:26 PM
Handlebar on my Bianchi Pista Concept. Gives me extra boost..
Porn good, lesbian porn better!Qubeley
Jul 18, 2003 4:38 PM
the Pista and its new lover (not fixed).
friends cinelli intergralter snapped over a pothole...buffalosorrow
Jul 18, 2003 5:01 PM
around 2000 miles, 2 minimal crashes prior, traveling home, hit the deep hole, left portion gave way at the weld. Some how he steered through traffic and walked home unharmed. Amazing.
So do you cup the top of the bar?Wrap your hands around it? NMTrevo
Jul 18, 2003 6:50 PM
difficult to find. where did you get the pin-up? nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 23, 2003 9:20 AM
difficult to find. where did you get the pin-up? nmQubeley
Jul 26, 2003 4:27 PM
I got it from a online vender in UK, I think DougSloan provided with the link(lost it).
Funny because they didn't have it in stock at first, but somehow, they managed to "locate" one for me, pretty good service!
FYI: the bar including pin-up is heading Ebay next week. 100mm/40cm.
re: Show your fixed gear porn here! This means everyone! NMDougSloan
Jul 18, 2003 8:04 PM
Jul 19, 2003 11:01 AM
Where can you get celest paint? Iam looking to find a big old Bianchi for my collection.

All beautiful...all simply stunning...every Bianchi I see.

Jul 23, 2003 8:43 AM
Thanks. Paint from Bianchi USA online.

where is the concept pista in celeste?buffalosorrow
Jul 21, 2003 3:37 PM
'84 Trek 660 commuterSmogRider
Jul 19, 2003 5:08 PM

b another setup (flat bar, road tires)
'84 Trek 660 commuter - What bars?ss-nyc
Jul 19, 2003 6:14 PM
Is that a fliped over mountain riser bar?
Jul 22, 2003 8:31 AM
flipped-over 3 spd. cruiser type bars. $6 at LBS.
Italian SS/fixie crosserKG 361
Jul 20, 2003 1:09 PM
80's Bianchi w/27x 1 3/8 knobbies. 42x17 right now ss and fixie. I'll be putting a 18t freehub on it.
French fixie.KG 361
Jul 20, 2003 1:13 PM
80's Gitane. Purchased on e-bay for $5.50! I put cxp 33 wheels and cowhorn bars on it. Nervair crank, 42x16 gearing. Nice lugged frame.
Bet6ter pic =) nmKG 361
Jul 20, 2003 2:04 PM
Better pic =) nmKG 361
Jul 20, 2003 2:03 PM
shown before, but you said everyonedesmo
Jul 20, 2003 2:36 PM
New Cinelli Olympic frameset. Vintage Campy Record hubs, NR post and headset, old logo Cinelli 1A stem, model 64 bars, New Campy Pista crankset/BB.
Absolutly gorgous! keep um comingTrevo
Jul 20, 2003 3:19 PM
Sigh....I think its gonna be a while before I get me a Cinelli track bike. Going to see if I like velodrome racing first.

Hollywood...your bike is always fun to look at.
Iam looking for a 85' Trek to make into my main ride. Thats the year I was born so I think it'd be cool to be able to say its how old Iam.
Before I find an 85' Iam picking up a more fitting 60cm 82' 614, burgandy with grey panels.

My 1st Fixie - a NishikiHung Solo
Jul 20, 2003 9:23 PM
Thanks to Dave H. for the excellent suggestion of cutting my bars! Exactly what I was looking for! I'm currently running 40x14.
A closer look at my brake housing routingHung Solo
Jul 20, 2003 9:40 PM
Not sure if this will compromise the integrity of the bars, but it seemed like a better idea than routing the cable under the bar tape.

Who are those two guys in the background?
Very nice.Dave Hickey
Jul 21, 2003 3:51 AM
You shouldn't have any problems with the bars. I wouldn't try it with the newer thin bars, but older bars are fine.
Very nice. Awsome idea! NMTrevo
Jul 21, 2003 11:25 AM
Il Pompinosnakedust
Jul 21, 2003 4:45 AM
i will post my bikes up later when i find my camera but for now here is my next bike. that is when i save the money for it. Its £225 for frame nd forks which i think is a good price.
Il Pompinosnakedust
Jul 21, 2003 4:46 AM
Raleigh fixed gearsuedehead
Jul 21, 2003 9:53 AM

The Paramount ...Humma Hah
Jul 23, 2003 8:14 AM
1974 Short-coupled, chromed lugs, vintage Campy Pista cranks, Campy high-flange front hub, Suntour hi-flange flip-flop rear. The rest of the parts are junk ... work in progress. Hope to get it a Brooks B-17 for X-mas.
Curved seat tube or optical illusion? nmPdxMark
Jul 23, 2003 12:27 PM
Curved seat tube = Short Coupled ...Humma Hah
Jul 23, 2003 2:13 PM
... it brings the rear wheel forward. Rare feature, only put on the single-seaters for 2 years (73 and 74), by special order. More commonly seen on the Paramount tandems. It is supposed to be good for climbing ... it DOES make for a tight-turning rascal.

The only straight tube on the cruiser is the seat tube. The only curved one on the Paramount is the seat tube. They complement each other perfectly. I HAD to have THIS frame!
I'm pretty sure this one is a fixie ...Humma Hah
Jul 23, 2003 8:20 AM
It is stored in the back of the hangar, but I can't get to the cockpit to verify the crank system. Possibly a singlespeed.

I've never ridden it, but there's occasional talk of putting it back together and letting the employees try it out.
Just need a pilots license and 200(?)W sustained output nmPdxMark
Jul 23, 2003 12:29 PM
I'm a student pilot and can muster 250W ...Humma Hah
Jul 23, 2003 2:09 PM
... about long enough to get it in the air a little way.