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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Here's my P7 work horse (doubles up as retro mtb pride and joy)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:15 pm 
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punkerjon wrote:
I alternate between these two...


That humu cruiser has a quick release. you ever have any problems with it slipping forward in the rear dropout?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:18 pm 
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While I'm at it this is what i ride to work.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:21 pm 
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While I'm at it this is what i ride to work.

How do you stop? Just use the force?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:35 pm 
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it's got a fixed cog so yeah i use the force in a sense. it also means i can smoke a fag with one hand, drink a coffee with the other and still stop when i get to work :D I feel like some kind of circus commuter

I wonder if there's a site called retro unicycle yet....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:40 pm 
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ianjunior wrote:
it's got a fixed cog so yeah i use the force in a sense. it also means i can smoke a fag with one hand, drink a coffee with the other and still stop when i get to work :D I feel like some kind of circus commuter

I wonder if there's a site called retro unicycle yet....


where are the ash tray & cup holder then ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:42 pm 
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here is my latest bike which i also use to get to work.


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ianjunior wrote:
it's got a fixed cog so yeah i use the force in a sense. it also means i can smoke a fag with one hand, drink a coffee with the other and still stop when i get to work :D I feel like some kind of circus commuter

I wonder if there's a site called retro unicycle yet....

Have to say, I don't really get the remove all visible brakes thing.

Never have I regularly cycled or commuted, and thought to myself: "You know what this thing needs? Less brakes...".

Just think it's one of those effected fashions, that's all - I mean most of the bikes you see without them are far from being so trick light you would use the weight-weeny argument, of at least a brake at the front for a fixie, or both for a SS that would suddenly turn the bike into some lardy, overweight lump of metal.

Different, I suppose, if all you ever do with a bike is use it on a track or in a velodrome, but for people that commute, just seems a bit James-Dean-wannabe.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Ha yeah. Its only half done i admit. Im waiting on a fork with canti bosses so i can run a v brake. it was more to do with laziness than fashion if im honest.
it was in bits half the bits being used on a gt frame ive got. but i got restless and built it back up for a few days until the forks (and quill stem) arrive, my daily ride to work is 45 seconds long in a traffic free area so it's fine riding a bike set up like that. This time next week it'll be all put together hopefully with two v brakes, ive got some nice avid levers from about 1996 in my box of bits just waiting.There'll be pictures on my build thread when it's all done you should have a look.
Having said that though james dean is badass and my bike looks bad ass :D


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