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Postby europa » Mon May 14, 2007 11:25 pm

Here's the change to brag about your wonderful machines. No, not those horrid things with gears, we want your fixed gear and single speed weapons.

Originally, we had a thread labelled Fixie Gallery, but after about ten posts, it was just talking about my Europa, so I've relabelled that thread and invite all of you to start your own thread about your own bike.

Go for it :D

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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:36 pm

This has been unlocked... you can post your pictures.

Here is mine - A fixie for playing Bike Polo.

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I have since ditched the pedals with studs and have simple flat pedals though will probably move to toe clips. I will switch the brakes back around - European style with front brake on the left (the polo mallet is on the right). Usually on once brake is required however the back brake is not in the way so I will leave it.
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Postby kukamunga » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:03 pm

:shock: And here I was thinking Richard had returned..... :?
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Postby il padrone » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:48 pm

The Gerald Tate 1940s single speed
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Brooks-equipped
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Looking for a silver 16.5" bike pump to go here in the pegs
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Yes, it is set-up on a double freewheel, but the wheel just needs to be flipped to be fixed. Still getting used to this whole fixie thing :?
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Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:49 pm

well, since I had a grizzle in JrDack's thread and just to make Pete's Gerald Tate look even more beautiful...

introducing.... Ricky 'The Rat' Ricardo resplendent in all of his original kerbside find livery. I commuted daily on him like this for about 3 months (with bar tape!). He's currently in pieces awaiting a piece of 4x2 for a frame alignment(!) and a slightly smaller chainring.


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Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:21 am

Well, it has finally happened, after taking possession of a tatty Eagle INDI500 way back in late August of this year

The beginning ....

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Now, der Adler is born...

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Postby il padrone » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:58 pm

Cool bike!! It's going fast, just standing still 8) :wink:
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Postby Jr Dacks » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:49 am

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if it's not fixed it's broken
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Postby ukalipt » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:50 pm

brought from bridgethegap / sydney vintage bikes [lucy] on ebay.
converted from this
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to this
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i like to pedal
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Postby bowie » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:19 pm

*DROOL*

So many pretty bikes guys.

My flat mates now unused Ricardo is looking anxious as I glance it with chain breaker in my hands.
b is for bicycle :D
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Postby Jr Dacks » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:50 pm

Get on it bowie!

ukalipt - that looks beautiful!
Im on the lookout for a nice frame to do a drop bar fixie, love the geometry on yours, its spot on :shock:
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:03 am

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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:28 am

this is one of them

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Ever since the vasectomy...I mostly ride fixed.
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:32 am

hey tally - where did you get yr brake lever from and what kind is it?
tektro?
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:21 pm

Yep, its a tektro de-anodized and polished. Old picture, its gone. I ride in the drops most of the time and it was a pia having it on the flat. Replaced it with a reverse brake lever that comes out the end of the bar. Much more convenient and safer.
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:12 pm

tallywhacker wrote:Yep, its a tektro de-anodized and polished. Old picture, its gone. I ride in the drops most of the time and it was a pia having it on the flat. Replaced it with a reverse brake lever that comes out the end of the bar. Much more convenient and safer.
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where do u get em from? i've only seen ones that are black - i want shiny stuff!
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Postby tallywhacker » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:47 am

got them off ebay. They were black but spray them with oven cleaner (the nasty one with sodium hydroxide) let it sit for 15 minutes and any anodizing just rubs off. A bit of a sand and some time with some fine steel wool, a polishing wheel and some car polish and hey presto, shiny. Most of the parts on this bike got the same treatment.
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Postby vx255 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:44 pm

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Still a work in progress (waiting on more $$$+parts), but fixed/free rear hub makes it relevant for this thread?
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Postby winona_rider » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:45 pm

vx255 wrote:Image

Still a work in progress (waiting on more $$$+parts), but fixed/free rear hub makes it relevant for this thread?


tell me about those wheels - they look amazing!!!
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Postby vx255 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:48 pm

winona_rider wrote:
vx255 wrote:snipped image

Still a work in progress (waiting on more $$$+parts), but fixed/free rear hub makes it relevant for this thread?


tell me about those wheels - they look amazing!!!


They only look good in the photo, sadly. steel hubs, steel rims, which have had to receive a lot rust removal and cleaning. suit the patina of the bike though.
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Postby Jr Dacks » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:51 pm

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Postby shikifix » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:39 pm

Here,finally, is my budget fixie.Started life as a Nishiki Custom Sport,12 speed.Firstly,fixed,with original paint.
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Then,added a bit of flash with some alloy polish,a bit of a shave and some left over 2-pack gloss black paint.
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Love my fixie,thanks for the inspiration.
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:47 pm

You painted over the Nishiki decals???!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby shikifix » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:10 pm

Ha Ha, :roll: no I didn't,I work at an engine reconditioners,so into the tank of acid it went.It did emerge in its birthday suit.Saves sanding,etc,no work at all really.All I did to the frame then(after shaving derailuer hanger and rear brake bosses + weld on extra bosses for drink holder) was scotch brite it,paint 2 coats of etch primer,then 3 coats of 2-pack gloss,shiny off the paint gun.Too easy.
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Postby HappyHumber » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:12 pm

Haha! Wicked Dominic... great stuff! :D
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