I just bought a bike!

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by 3narf, 7 Jan 2018.

  1. OP
    OP
    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Won't be riding it fixed - that's a mug's game, as I've repeated ad nauseum!
     
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  2. OP
    OP
    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    You have to post a pic now.
     
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  3. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    Patience!
     
  4. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    Patience is a virtue and one most easily lost :whistle:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    The curse of the cheap bike purchase: I just bought new bars, new stem, new chain... maybe I could reuse the bar tape to keep the costs down.
     
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  6. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    I've been riding fixed for years, whats supposed to be wrong with it?
     
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  7. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Well, since the freewheel was invented there's been no need for it, apart from penny farthings.

    And it only builds up your slowing down muscles, anyway...
     
  8. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    And they're great fun.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    I guess that's a good enough reason for anything!
     
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  10. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    ^_^

    I fitted my cranks and 46t chainring; new gold KMC chain; 42cm Ritchey anatomical bars and shorter stem and recycled the bar tape to save £6.

    Of course, now it's not a £75 bike any more...

    Anyone need a 110mm stem (1 1/8" x 25.4mm) and a 44cm bar?

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