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Old 07-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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Single speeds are the bomb-diggity. Just had my Redline Monocog stolen last week. It was an '06 in the army green with a 3:1 ratio and Avid discs. What really blows though is that the '07's are baby crap brown. I either have to find a used one or wait and hope the '08 is better looking.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:13 PM   #12
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I recall there was an old CFJ that talked about SS vs. fixed gear but any particular reason one or the other is better? Just curious I haven't had a bike since my Trek got stolen in college.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:45 AM   #13
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Fixed is harder and takes mega-more skill to do well in traffic esp....and. all things being equal, it's slower. It's also a lot of fun, engages your brain in different way than riding freewheel bikes. Riding a fixied on semi black ice streets in the winter is quite thrilling....

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sorry to hear about your bike...that sucks...embrace Brown.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #14
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Those handlebars are really cool, what are they called (in case I was shopping)?

I have bullhorns with a front brake right now...after a quick brake at a yellow/red light at the bottom of a hill the other day, I'm really thinking about adding a rear brake...
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:37 PM   #15
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Those handlebars are really cool, what are they called (in case I was shopping)?

I have bullhorns with a front brake right now...after a quick brake at a yellow/red light at the bottom of a hill the other day, I'm really thinking about adding a rear brake...

Moustache Bars.


You'll need a way shorter stem to make them work right if you are replacing drop bars.

You could also look at fleegles and mary bars. i run a set of marys on my mountain bike. Love em.
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #16
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Muchas gracias, Dave.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:39 PM   #17
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Thanks, Dave. Unfortunately, the Redline brown is not nearly so cool a shade of brown.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:47 PM   #18
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I've got a 1990 Giant 770 21 speed that I've beat the hell out of since,uh....1991, in urban "extreme" biking and some of the tougher single tracks in Michigan. . I gave it to my brother for 3 years and he beat the hell out of it as a commuter bike in Chicago year round, and then in the Roaring Forks Valley area in Colorado before he gave it back. It's seen mostly mild duty since pulling a baby trailer and as a vacation runabout. I'm seriously considering changing it over, but, hell...I still have the original equipment on it, except the tires, and it still holds up to the abuse I give it occasionally (my son bet me I wouldn't ride it down a long flight of stairs this last week, and I really shocked him by doing it) and I can still get all 21 gears to work.

I thought it was funny that Walshy mentioned the utility of the big U bar bike locks as a impromptu instrument of destruction. I'll back up his statement that it could potentially do significant damage to an automobile.

You want to talk old school? Cro-moly, Shimano DX, no suspension. Minimalist leather saddle. I've got to pick up some new hand grips and take off the climbing bars, since I don't ever use them anymore, and didn't use them much anyway when I did a lot of uphill climbs with it.
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You bastards have me coveting a 29" mountain bike now.
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Michigan...rolling terrian, some hard short climbs but mostly flat right? That's 29'er country right there. SS 29'er like the raleigh is a good go.
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