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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby bychosis » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:03 pm

I've joined the fixie set (kinda) Knocked this together with a spare frame while the proper frame gets painted. Just need some front brake pads and time to ride it now. I've already scared myself riding it out the driveway and back (sloped driveway). After too many years with freewheel hubs I'm guessing it will be a slow start, somewhere flat and no traffic. THe only bits I have bought for this one are the wheels.

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my phone decided that 'soft focus' would make it look better!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:11 pm

bychosis wrote:I've joined the fixie set (kinda) Knocked this together with a spare frame while the proper frame gets painted. Just need some front brake pads and time to ride it now. I've already scared myself riding it out the driveway and back (sloped driveway). After too many years with freewheel hubs I'm guessing it will be a slow start, somewhere flat and no traffic.

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my phone decided that 'soft focus' would make it look better!


if it's fixed you don't need the back brake(thats what your legs are for), take the back off and put the pads on the front.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:22 pm

kreyziest wrote:Finished this last night and scratch the left stay this morning while taking pics...... grrrrrrr :evil:

Bob Jackson Vigorelli 52

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Selling already??
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby bychosis » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:31 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:if it's fixed you don't need the back brake(thats what your legs are for), take the back off and put the pads on the front.


I've heard about not needing a brake on the back, the pads I had are pretty old, so I'm going to let them bed in where I dont need extra braking power.

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Just remember... Neverstoppeddalin!


Sounds interesting... I've already discovered the difference purely in mounting and taking half a pedal stroke in the backyard. Feet keep going!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:02 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


Saw this up for sale, tempted but broke atm!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:12 am

PeteV wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


Saw this up for sale, tempted but broke atm!

52 would be a tad small for you wouldn't it?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:22 pm

I have slightly re-jigged the presentation of my Gulf bike...a little less orange

Before:

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Now:

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The tyres are 32c but, I'll be fitting 28c in the coming days
Also, I plan to get a silver cross lever as the black stands out a bit too much IMO

I hope people find this configuration slightly less offensive :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:27 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
PeteV wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


Saw this up for sale, tempted but broke atm!

52 would be a tad small for you wouldn't it?


I've got short arse legs and average torso. My ideal frame is 54 top tube and 50 ST ctc, hard to buy second had in those measurements!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby bychosis » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:35 pm

PANZR wrote:I have slightly re-jigged the presentation of my Gulf bike...a little less orange

Before:

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Now:

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I hope people find this configuration slightly less offensive :)


I think it's a little under-donw now. Maybe throw the orange chain back on, or the tyres (prob not both)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:42 pm

I think the orange grips and saddle set it off before, not a fan of colour tyres and I think the black brake lever works fine with the black tyres.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:57 pm

Okay, thanks for the feedback...a quick Photoshop...

How about

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or just

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:07 pm

I'll put in a vote for orange chain and saddle.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:18 pm

I dont usually like coloured chains but this one works!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:23 pm

Oh bugger...I should've asked you guys before I went out and bought a new chain and saddle :x
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:24 pm

Don't be ridiculous, it's not important what we think looks good, it's what YOU like. :) .
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:35 pm

The other option is to pain the fork blue and keep your new parts! Either way it's what you think of it that matters, we aren't the ones riding it
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:29 pm

PANZR wrote:Now:

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I hope people find this configuration slightly less offensive :)


I think this config is perfect, don't you dare put that hideous orange chain back on.
As conversions go this is one of the tastier offerings in this thread.

I think it's time for you to source out an 80's true track geo,undrilled, aussie built classic and give it the orange and blue treatment.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby munga » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:54 pm

PANZR wrote:I have slightly re-jigged the presentation of my Gulf bike...a little less orange

Before:

Image

Now:

Image

Image

The tyres are 32c but, I'll be fitting 28c in the coming days
Also, I plan to get a silver cross lever as the black stands out a bit too much IMO

I hope people find this configuration slightly less offensive :)


hi mate, what are those bars you're running/rocking/<insert trendy term here> now?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:04 pm

The bar is a 'no name' brand similar to the Soma Major Taylor

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
I think it's time for you to source out an 80's true track geo,undrilled, aussie built classic and give it the orange and blue treatment.


Most definitely...trouble is finding a large enough frame for me that wont cost a fortune
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:35 am

PANZR wrote:Oh bugger...I should've asked you guys before I went out and bought a new chain and saddle :x


Ask ten guys get ten opinions - none matching ;)

I'm intrigued by the black front hub myself. Less noticeable in reality I'd expect, but in profile here it really stands out from the rest of the lightish colour palette. The black tape helps to mediate it I guess.

Not as simple a task to switch a hub out though ;)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby vaeske » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:38 am

ldrcycles wrote:Don't be ridiculous, it's not important what we think looks good, it's what YOU like. :) .


so true. I like the origial gulf colors and the light blue and orange looked fantastic...i would ride your bike in a hearbeat.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:51 am

Hey PANZR is this yours too viewtopic.php?f=28&t=52281 I know the username is diff, but thought you may have changed at some stage.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:27 am

That is pretty cool for a VISP with aerosporks!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:52 pm

I wish it were mine
It may be a VISP but, the detail and the high component spec make it a truly outstanding build IMO...and I really appreciate the high quality photos too
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ray » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:25 pm

[quote="ray"]Just after putting together my fixie/single-speed about a fortnight ago to take it for a midnight test ride:

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Since my original post back in May I have:
- replaced brake levers with some bar end TT levers
- replaced heavy alloy 50mm wheelset with some very light 50mm Farsport chinese carbon wheels in comparison (will probably get some cinelli decals to add some colour to the bike)

Took the bike for a spin to Redcliffe on Saturday and a Riverloop in slightly wet conditions today and the wheels felt so much lighter and easier to accelerate :)

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