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Here is my new ride

This is the latest in my progressive addiction to fixed gear riding. After getting input for brake levers on the bullhorns I was able to put some tape on the bars. The frame set is aluminum and track geometry with an all carbon road fork. I am sure it was seen by many on this forum when it was recently on ebay. Overall I am very happy with the set up. It is a little squirrelier ( is that a word?) than the old 'roller but I think it will be fine for my around town riding with rides rarely exceeding two hours. I will weigh back in after more saddle time.
 

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My beater/commuter fixie...

Finally got some time to take a photo of my fixie with my new digital camera.

Frame is a Nishiki Olympic, belonged to my uncle but he hadn't ridden it in a while and I needed something to ride around campus. Rode it a year after just putting new cables, brake pads and tires on it then fixed it. Now the only original parts are the bottom bracket, headset, and seatpost.

Cranks and bars are from chucks bikes, wheel was built up at my LBS on a Suzue basic flip flop hub from Harris Cyclry, saddle is a honey B17. Everything is was random LBS parts. Gearing is 42x16 for rolling Oregon hillsides. As it's a commuter I threw on an old pair of Shimano DH pedals so I could ride in regular shoes. The fenders stay on pretty much September to April/May. The frame is on the big side... a Bianchi Pista is in the works that will solve that problem. :D

Overall it may be ugly (hasn't been given a bath in a few months) but it does the job wonderfully.
 

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My Fixed Gear Contribution

This is my 1982 Tommasini racing frame I converted to fixed. I used IRO's deluxe wheelset (IRO track hubs and Velocity rims), Profile Design Aerobar, dia-comp bar end brake for the front, and 42x16 gearing. Most of the other bits are old campy parts. The Tommasini had been sitting in my garage for 15 years, and now it lives on! Works great for my commute.
 

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My Mercier

Here is my latest project, a new Mercier track bike converted to around town fixie.
I ditched the bars and stem for a stem with rise and some Nitto mustache bars. Replaced the tires 23s for 28s, I may go bigger yet. Put on a set of eggbeaters. I replaced the seat with and old Terry Fly I had sitting around. Put on a set of Shimano 600 brakes, freebies from my LBS. The finishing touch is a set of NOS ebay gold anodized Modolo drilled levers. I may end up ditching the rear brake, probably when I decide to re-tape the bars. The tape is some sort of carbon look, gel, synthetic tape, it looks good and was cheap, but I don't really like the feel. I'll opt for Cinnelli cork tape next time.
 

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New Bontrager Fixed Gear

Finished this past rainy weekend. 42/16, 42/17 with Eno rear hub. This is one cool unit!

I really like this frame and didn't want to part with it after I got my current road bike. With the advice I received on this board it was ENO to the rescue! Thanks to those who guided me to the ENO solution!
 

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Panasonic Fixie

I had aspirations of using this at the track after taking some classes at the San Diego velodrome but I was sidelined with a back injury. I believe the bike was a vintage touring bike 'cause it was drilled for long reach brakes. Even though I have two brake levers, I only use a front brake. I use the second brake lever to help prevent my hand from slipping off the handlebar if I hit a bump on the road. I mostly use the bike to commute to work and on club rides.

I am currently using a 42x15 setup but will eventually switch back to 42x13 when I get back in shape. I also use Onza clipless pedals with my moutain bike shoes 'cause it's easier to walk around in when I get to work.
 

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1980's Miele

Here she is! Its kinda cool workin' at a shop that was big into BMX in the 80's and road in the 70's. Lots of oldies among the new parts.

Its an old Miele that I purchased off a frame builder who bought a bunch when they went bankrupt. Built it with a bunch of oldies. And some fenders to keep my ass dry this time of year! (FYI Miele is a Canadian made Bianchi knock-off, they also used to distribute Bianchi, thats why they look very similar)

This is the frame thats now bent. By the end of messy spring I'd like to pick up a nicer Euro-esq frame to build up. Anyone with anything cool lookn' in a 56 - 57 top tube please speak up and help your fellow fixie-er. Trades or Cashola ;)
 

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Finally joined the club

Here's my new fixie...Juenet frame, rattle canned and built up with mostly old parts I had laying around. Bought some MA3's and buillt em on 36h Suzue basic hubs, just til I can get some more money for nicer hubs. The other part I bought was the BB, nothing but the best...Phil Wood. Also felt I had to slap a sticker of my ol' pal George W on there in the second picture
 

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This thread needs a saaweeet Huffy!

This is an original Team 7-Eleven lugged track bike from '85. The componentry is entirely Campagnolo Record Pista, all the way to the track fork ends (ie. drop outs). The Pista pedals (which I've replaced with Time ATACs for daily riding) are unique in that they have titanium spindles! Rounding out the goods is hardware from Cinelli including Pista bars, stem, and an alloy-railed saddle. The bottom bracket lug is also Cinelli.
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Besides the pedals, I've swapped out the original tubular wheelset with clinchers (also all Campy) for daily riding.
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<p>Titanium-spindled Record Pista pedals!<br><img src="https://www.fooriders.com/images/bikes/huffytrack/CIMG2153.JPG"><br><br>
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terminaut said:
This is an original Team 7-Eleven lugged track bike from '85. The componentry is entirely Campagnolo Record Pista, all the way to the track fork ends (ie. drop outs). The Pista pedals (which I've replaced with Time ATACs for daily riding) are unique in that they have titanium spindles! Rounding out the goods is hardware from Cinelli including Pista bars, stem, and an alloy-railed saddle. The bottom bracket lug is also Cinelli.
Yow! Nice bike, but huge gears! What is that, 54x19? Makes me tired just thinking about going uphill in that... :)
 
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