Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Sore Thumb, 8 Jul 2007.
What caused the change to this from the carbon?
i've put gears on the carbon one for the time being (it has swappable drop outs to accommodate both setups)
Nice bike, who's is the red one in front of it?
My new ride:
Finished putting this together over the Christmas break. I have to say......................I LIKE IT
Very nice looking bike.
Can I ask why you used a half-link chain?
Simple. The best reason of all.
I had a new chain sitting in its box unused from a previous project.
Ha! Yes, that is always the best reason.
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 !
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!
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...
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.
Haha, yes the noodly 'V' frame never really took off, preferring to flop from side to side
Here's my latest. It has had a short cold test ride, nipped up the headset & adjusted the saddle, so far so good.
I need to do a couple of laps of the 'Cols de Richmond Park' & Nightingale Lane to know if the gearing is OK.
Great shade of blue that.
Nice run of some smashing bikes there lads
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