Why not post a picture of your Fixed/Singlespeed bike

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Sore Thumb, 8 Jul 2007.

  1. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    I got this 1976 champagne Gazelle Champion Mondial which makes me want to grow sideburns and a muzzy.

    It made a good conversion with its long campag dropouts and no braze ons above the deraileur hanger. It's 48x18 fixed but I'll put a 17 on the flip side too.
    When funds allow I'd like to get some suitably retro wheels to go with it. The ones you see were half built gathering dust in the bike shop and I got them for a good price. Cockpit still needs a bit of work. I'd like narrower bars with a longer reach and drop.
  2. Love it
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  3. mark st1

    mark st1 Plastic Manc

    Leafy Berkshire
    Purchased this on the c2w only done a few miles on it but it feels lovely. Commute is only 4 miles and didn't want the hassle of cleaning cassettes mechs and grimy winter road shizzle.Not brave enough for fixed and at 5am my brain actually doesn't function properly. Maybe one day though....


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  4. zigzag

    zigzag Veteran

    finished upgrading the boardman ss bike for better fit, comfort and speed.
    original parts: frameset, chainset, brake calipers, levers and cables
    upgrades/additions: handlebars, bar phat tape, longer stem, bouncy seatpost, saddle, wheels, freewheel, tyres, pedals, brake pads, mudguards and bottle cages.
    almost 2kg heavier than the carbon ss bike i had, but still feels nimble at 8.2kg as pictured.


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  5. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran


    What caused the change to this from the carbon?

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  6. zigzag

    zigzag Veteran

    i've put gears on the carbon one for the time being (it has swappable drop outs to accommodate both setups)
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  7. Nice bike, who's is the red one in front of it?
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  8. colly

    colly Re member eR

    My new ride:

    Finished putting this together over the Christmas break. I have to say......................I LIKE IT ^_^^_^^_^

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  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Very nice looking bike.

    Can I ask why you used a half-link chain?
  10. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Simple. The best reason of all.

    I had a new chain sitting in its box unused from a previous project.
  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Ha! Yes, that is always the best reason.
  12. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Fly Fifer
    Retired my Langster about a year ago ( hanging up in garage ), however i`m thinking a new front wheel or wheelset and sort out a new drive chain. Could be a goer ! Just needs some tlc, means i can switch the knobblies back on to my CX bike for summer for if I fancy going of the beaten track !
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  13. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

  14. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

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    Hot rod back on the road as a singlespeed. I did have it built up as an 8speed, with Pace RC35s, but it's more fun like this unless 1990s XC racers make a comeback! :laugh:

    There's enough flex in the frame, forks and tyres to make it comfy anyway. The gearing isn't perfect, at 38x20 it's a bit low, but with a half link the chain is a nice fit.

    Looking forward to having a go on the 417 Project pump track with the kids next weekend...
  15. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Nice looking bike. The angle the photo was taken from blends part of the frame in with the edge of the step, so it looks like one of those incredibly rare Mercian's that were built without a top tube.
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