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after discovering fixed two years back, i find i rarely ride my geared roadie. extreme measures were required. plus, i wanted to thin the herd a bit. blasphemy, i know. sold one mtb a while back, too..... and am revamping my surly x-check crosser fixie with an upcoming il pompino frame.

2002 Interloc Racing Design frame, 50cm
generic carbon fork (looking to replace with something lighter; still straight bladed)
Chris King headset, Titec ti stem, Salsa Bell Lap bars, Cane Creek aero levers
Campy Mirage caliper, Action-Tec ti bb, Stronglight crank, 48T Salsa ring
SRAM SS chain, Surly 18T cog and lockring, Wellgo mag/ti pedals
USE Carbon Alien post, generic ti rail seat, generic bar tape
front: Hugi240 hub/Mavic OP rim/Revo/alu nip combo straight laced
rear: White Ind. ENO eccentric hub/Velocity/15-16DB/alu nip combo laced 3x.
bolt on front skewer, Conti somethin'orother tires. a few ti and alu bolts here and there.

took my favourite things from the fixie and the gared bike, and mushed them into one much nicer overall steed. 15.5#. rides reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaal smoothly.

yes, i've bagged out and am no longer mtb ssing, but i still far prefer ss/fixed for the road.
 

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rich1984 said:
Nice bike, I like it but I'm thinking why cut the bars so short?
because my prefered spot is on the hoods;the majority of my drop bar time is on them. once in a while on the bar tops. i've not used the drops on any drop bar bikes i've had in the last 15 years. started hacking them off a few years back.

yeah, a few local road snobs i've run into really get their panties into knots over that.
 

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nice !

That's a great bunch of bits you've got there - although I've no doubt it would be branded "wrong" by the grouches at fixedgeargallery.com if posted there - try anyway ;)

I just finished a fixed gear as well - now one of three and a half fixed gears I have. I love them !

I used the ENO hub on my last build and it was awesome, then I got this frame and went to suzue promax hubs, so the ENO is on my MTB now - running a 32t up front with a 16t WI freewheel and a 15t DA cog (!).

- Joel
 

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tomacropod said:
nice !

That's a great bunch of bits you've got there - although I've no doubt it would be branded "wrong" by the grouches at fixedgeargallery.com if posted there - try anyway ;)

I just finished a fixed gear as well - now one of three and a half fixed gears I have. I love them !

I used the ENO hub on my last build and it was awesome, then I got this frame and went to suzue promax hubs, so the ENO is on my MTB now - running a 32t up front with a 16t WI freewheel and a 15t DA cog (!).

- Joel
nice looking steamer! i came close to a surly frame, but then discovered the ENO hub. got that built up, and just converted the frame i had at the time, that i really liked. that wheel is on it's third frame now!

i'm getting [email protected] on the bikeforums.net fixed area about my chopped bars. eh. whatever works. they are a very hipster/fashion fixed centric group over there, it seems. i've come to like the setups on my roadies and mtbs a fairly particular way; works for me, so i don't sweat it much.

now i'm just eagerly awaiting the il pompino frame to play around with for a while......
surly/mavic wheels, paul canti/cane creek lever setup, similar controls and seating as on this bike. silver frame, red/green/yellow bits on it i think, since that is what most of the stuff i have to work with is.
 

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the il pompino sounds great. I've got a semi-beater fix which is great for long rides or just messing around - I'm going to get a pair of knobbly 700c tyres for it and try some CX on it this summer. Looking forward to it.

- Joel
 

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rich1984 said:
I wasn't having a go at your bars, its just something I havn't seen before, like I said, nice bike, wish it was mine.
nah, no worries. wasn't meaning you at all. some other folks on other forums.

thanks. i'm just hoping theings clear up on the roads a bit more around here, so i could actually get a decent ride on it now.
 

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Those bars are different. Wouldn't using flip-n-chop bullhorns with a longer stem give you the same position? Or maybe some TT bars? 15.5 lbs, dam, that is light. On the border of UCI legal.
 

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Those bars are different. Wouldn't using flip-n-chop bullhorns with a longer stem give you the same position? Or maybe some TT bars? 15.5 lbs, dam, that is light. On the border of UCI legal.
not really. sure, i'd be stretched, but...... it isn't the same for me. tried in the past. i'm used to it from having my geared sti lever that way. it works for me, so i see no reason to change it. plus, i don't care for the aesthetics of flipped bars or TT bars on my own bikes.
 
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