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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
2:31 pm
i have a set of flip/flop wheels i'm getting rid of.
they are sun swift rims (Deep-V profile) laced to velocity hubs. there is a single-speed freewheel included.
front wheel has never been rode, the back wheel was rode for three days. i ordered them while i built my current wheelset but ended up finishing it sooner than i had thought.
they are a good solid wheels. i am asking $190 for them (they originally were bought for like 240-250), but might take other offers (won't go much lower). if you live in the nyc area i will deliver them to you, otherwise we'll figure out shipping.

Thursday, August 24th, 2006
1:11 am
My bike and your bike should be friends.

Add me: http://velospace.org/node/373
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
6:57 pm
Okay, I'm moving to England for a year and I can't bear to part with my fixed-gear. Anybody have any suggestions for moving a bike from Califoria to England?
Thursday, July 6th, 2006
8:00 pm
some new conversions
here are some recent projects that my girlfriend and i just finished. we are located in jacksonville, florida. if anyone is interested in anything you see, email me at tat2dkitten@aol.com

big picture postCollapse )
Monday, April 10th, 2006
9:37 am

You've got lots of time to figure out how make it to Charlotte, NC!

X-posted everywhere.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
11:47 pm
I built this last summer, but I just now got a picture of it. Road to fixed conversionCollapse )
Monday, March 20th, 2006
1:03 am
My Bike.
Here is my daily commuter if you would like build specs just ask thanks.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
4:09 am



meet at pioneer square at 7pm. ride at 7:30pm.
first spot: alberta street pub for $1 pints.
from there: wherever.

laid back. no requirements.
if you're not 21+, ride somewhere else from alberta street!

Hope to see you there!
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
12:01 pm
lets find these a**holes
If any of you are from Richmond, VA:

Last night my friend witnessed a guy in a car cutoff two bikers and then stop and beat the shit out of them...stomping the girl while she was on the ground. People like this are what is wrong with humanity. Please be on the lookout for a silver Honda Civic with Virginia plates reading "GOD CIV". If you see this car you should email my boyfriend ben...there maybe a reward involved.


P.s. you RVA kids would be doing me a favor by reposting this. Thanks.
already cross posted to whoneedsgears, bikepirates
Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
11:32 am
I was curious if everyone here has ICE (In Case of Emergency) programmed into their cell phones. You probalby should.

Cross posted everywhere.
Friday, December 16th, 2005
6:04 pm
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
10:40 am
I got a text message from my friend Drew this morning:

There is a meeting at 6:30 at Gateway Village YMCA in Charlotte, NC, about creating a safer cycling enviroment in the city.


Cross posted everywhere.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
2:37 pm
Selling my wheel
This is a beautifully smooth handbuilt Formula flip-flop hub laced 3-cross with Dt Swiss double butted spokes to Sun Venus rim(same style as velocity deep v). The only thing faulty with the wheel is I stripped the fixed side of the hub using a faulty track cog. The freewheel side have never been touched and is looking great. This wheel retails at over 150$. The sealed hub is still running smooth as ever and the rim and spokes might as well be new. I'm asking 60$ which is a steal considering the rim alone is 50$.
email me at:
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
12:37 am
i was just wondering, does anybody know of a good tire for single speed freewheels that has a hot pink sidewall?

i already have a pink seat and grip tape but it's just not enough!

(x-posted in bikepirates, pdx_spokes, bikemessengers)
Friday, October 21st, 2005
9:43 am
Last friday Todd Matthew Weaver was hit by a C.A.T.S. city bus and died. this was the drivers 2nd on duty accident of the day and 7th carrer accident on the job. Todd left behind a familly he loved and cared for.

today(Oct. 21), Charlotte NC at 6:15 pm. meet at the trolley tracks @ 7th street. obey traffic laws and wear a helmet.

remember, its not critical with out a point and its not mass with out support.

X-posted everywhere.
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
1:22 pm
track frame needed
Hey, I was wondering if anyone has (or knows anyone who has) a 49cm track frame they don't want/need/would be willing to sell.

I recently had my bike stolen from the back of my house while I was home, in the middle of nowhere Virginia (Blacksburg). It's been about a month since it was stolen and I've been having horrible luck getting/finding parts. I flyered, called the police, and called every bike shop and pawn shop within 20 miles, but it's gone. It's just odd. I live in a town with maybe 10 fixed gears, in a house miles off campus, on a street with no foot traffic and on top of a very large hill. Anyway, I haven't had luck on eBay or craigslist, or anywhere else for that matter. My bike was pretty much my only mode of transportation, besides walking, and it was the only thing that kept my head on straight. So if you have a small frame, or know someone who does, please contact me.


crossposted on bikepirates
Saturday, October 1st, 2005
12:39 pm
I have a story.

I go to the University of California at Santa Cruz, and I live on campus. The University is nestled into a large hill.

Anyway, I needed to go into town yesterday. My old trusty 10-speed was low on tire pressure, and since I didn't have time to fix it I decided to take my fixed-gear down my first big hill, the hill that leads up to campus and down to the city below.

I will say that it was not nearly as bad as I had expected. At first I was riding my brake down, but I discovered that my relatively low gearing (71", or 42/16) made it easy to control my speed, though I was spinning well over 200 rpm.

Unfortunately I don't have my clipless shoes here because I forgot them at home, but fortunately I was at the bottom of the hill when my feet fell off of my pedals. My hands were on top of my drop bars, so I couldn't get to the break without loosing my balance. It was pretty scary.

Then I got a brilliant idea. I took my feet and stuck them in the rear triangle against the tire. I began to slow down, eventually enough that I could catch the pedals with my feet and begin spinning again.

When they say to ride with clips or clipless pedals, I now understand what they mean.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
4:05 pm
check this out:
FSA Vigorelli Crankset
the buy it now price is less than what i paid for it with my shop discount when i was a mechanic (i think i paid about 139 from Quality Bike Products). plus i am including a 45 tooth chainring also. so if you get it at that price your making out because the crankset alone goes for around 200 i believe. i put it on my frameset (Surly Steamroller) and found out cuz the wider chainstay of that frame it would rub. i didn't even have to take it out of the stand and test ride it. so basically this is a brand new crankset. and yeah i called both Surly and FSA and they said the combo would work before i even bought it so their mistake. but anyways its a real nice crankset and i am broke so check it out!

x-posted to bikepirates
1:11 pm
New to the Community
Hey there, new LJ here. Glad to see other fixie riders out there. Here's some pics of my converted Fuji Team bike:
fixed gear goodnessCollapse )

Current Mood: peaceful
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
12:15 am
Should I or shouldn't I?
A freind is selling his GT FXR4000 mountain bike. It has a pretty green frame and very plush suspension.. but I know next to nothing else about it. I like riding trails and wouldn't mind riding downhill so dual suspension is OK for me. Has anyone owned one of these? How reliable are they?
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