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  1. welshdude3

    Lets see your Fixedgear and SS bikes!

    The above is my fixed gear. It's a conversion. Fuji Del Rey 2x6. The wheelset is a 100.00 set of Aeromax flip-flop purchased onlline. They've got well over 5,000 miles on them. Changed bearings twice. I mounted spoke reflectors as a concession to the realities of riding at night. The...
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    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    He's got it backwards. They moved the machining to a shop in to GASPORT 1st. THEN Lockport. THAT'S when the quality began to fall off. In '77.
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    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Here's a youtuber. This guy's a really good reviewer. Not Hickock45, but still solid.
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    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Oh cheez, CB. ANOTHER one to be edjumacated as to the rights and responsibilities of American citizenry. Cyclist or otherwise. I wasted a half-dozen posts on BBBB trying to explain it. Ain't takin' the bait this time. Either this guy's a troll or an idiot. Either way as much as I'd LOVE to...
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    How fast do i need to ride 10 miles to and from work daily?

    There are many variables as others have posted. One suggested using Google maps. Use the 'cyclist' icon. Usually it gives 2-3 options. Use the one w/t least amount of climbing even if it's a mile or so longer. That's just for the ROUTE. In having no idea of your experience as a cyclist...
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    Favorite Time Of Year To Ride?

    Year around. Cold with clear roads is my favorite. 3 layers and a ski mask. I'm all about it. The only type of riding I don't particularly care for is rain. So, not a big fan of spring, though I grit my teeth and bear it. :-)
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    Cycle with a partner or a friend?

    Largely alone nowadays as being a car-free utility cyclist doesn't lend itself to beiing social. And if I do a purely fitness ride it's always solo. There is a good friend with whom I would ride quite frequently years past. We would do 80-100 mile fixed gear rides at night on the Natchez...
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    Anyone Else Wish They'd Start Making High End 5 Speed Again?

    Lol. Yeah, mine's a '96 Traveler. Had RSX comps, originally. Was the mullet ever really 'in'? Billy Ray father of Miley Cyrus had the main mane in the early 90s. Largely the province of working class, 4 wheeler owners if memory serves...not that there's anything wrong with that. Danny Chew...
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    Anyone Else Wish They'd Start Making High End 5 Speed Again?

    Wtf? How did THAT happen? lol
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    Anyone Else Wish They'd Start Making High End 5 Speed Again?

    Ahh, there's the difference. Shimano/Sachs systems are what we both have. I use a headlamp for the threading through the shifter and pointed tweezers. I gave up on using indexed for the front der on ANY of my bikes. My Softride touring bike has been retrofitted with a 15.00 set of Sunrace...
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    Anyone Else Wish They'd Start Making High End 5 Speed Again?

    Say CB, friend turned me on to a little trick for routing cables. A TINY amount of solder to fuse the strands on the end of the cable. He, also uses a little high grit emory paper for any possible excess solder. Then graphite on the rest of the cable. He said doing it practically eliminated...
  12. welshdude3

    Anyone Else Add A Brake To Their Fixed Gear Bike?

    Another thing brakes do is save on rear tires. If locking up is your go to you might want to think about 25mm Schwalbe Marathon Plus. lol Also, it's much easier to 'back pedal' w/a lower gear ratio. Back pedal being a term used for resisting the forward motion of the crankset. 39x22 for...
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    Any fellow south african ladies in brisbane ???

    Oops, that should be 'Afrikaans'.
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    Any fellow south african ladies in brisbane ???

    Wellington, NZ is as close as I know about. She's Afrikaner. Africans is her native language. She's yoga instructor recently become a utility cyclist. I'll send the link of this thread to her.
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    Ladies, How Safe Do You Feel Riding A Bike Late At Night?

    Interesting thread. For years my ex hesitated to ride at night. We did several recreational rides at night as we lived .5 miles from the Natchez Parkway outside of Nashville Tn. Very little traffic and ultra smooth blacktop. As time went on she grew more confident and would ride in traffic...
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    Coming to new zealand 3/3/-31/5/16

    First off thank you for your local perspective response! Oh yeah, bringing. ANY bike is cost prohibitive hence my girlfriend and my decision to purchase a rig for not too much more than transporting one. Afa hills I live in Pittsburgh, PA here in the US. One of the steepest streets in the...
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    Still Own A Singlespeed?

    Yep. A fixed gear. Old Fuji conversion. 48x15 gearing. My favorite bike. It's set up like a light utility road bike. Raceblade fenders, Tektro dual pivot calipers and levers, Schwabe Marathon Plus 28mm tires, Forte puncture resistant tubes, Delta seatpost rack and trunkbag. Sugino 103mm...
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    Is Single Speed Good For Commute And Long Distance?

    Commuted for years on a Fuji Del-Rey fg conversion. 48x15 gearing. Frt and rr dual pivot calipers. Also, a seat post rack/trunk bag set-up. Would use my geared bike on Mondays to take one week's worth of work clothes, food, etc. Tuesday-Friday I'd ride fixed and bring my soiled work clothes...
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    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Right. When living south of the MD I felt like I could actually breathe. There are such incredible societal contraints I feel claustrophobic living here. If not for my son, dil and granddaughters I would've NEVER moved here. I mean, it's a state law in TN public restrooms MUST be available...