Official Fixed Gear Thread

August 08, 2008 @ 13:37:50 PM
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dope ride and pic whizz!! hahaha yeah they do suck in crosswind. Any trispoke, five spoke, ect. sicks in crosswind except for spinergy.

More pics on my blog!!


Cheers Bood. Yeah I got the wants after seeing your pics so I ended up buying an Aerospoke off ebay. Trouble is it's black and looks all wrong on my bike. Thinking of spraying it white but I'm worried about stripping it down.
August 09, 2008 @ 10:39:41 AM
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August 09, 2008 @ 15:55:24 PM
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I think I am going to get a Mercier Kilo TT for school and getting around town... but the rains gonna come in a couple of months. I hear it's a good entry level for 349 dollars.
August 09, 2008 @ 16:11:46 PM
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it is quite a good deal yes, where did u find it for 350?
August 10, 2008 @ 01:56:59 AM
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I need a new bike, thinking about getting one for christmas. Wanted to ask for advice on brands and or specific bikes. Entry level and below 500$ is preferably. And i would need to be able to get it online.
August 10, 2008 @ 11:14:27 AM
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if you can get 700$ the KHS flight is quite a good entry level bike:
August 10, 2008 @ 11:17:57 AM
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I need a new bike, thinking about getting one for christmas. Wanted to ask for advice on brands and or specific bikes. Entry level and below 500$ is preferably. And i would need to be able to get it online.


http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm
August 10, 2008 @ 17:09:29 PM
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hey guys how do you determine the right frame size? im 5'9 been wanting to try these for a long time. thanks
August 10, 2008 @ 17:21:49 PM
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^^best to just go to a bike shop and get fitted but otherwise use this (btw odds are your inseam isn't gonna be your jean inseam lol)

http://www.totalbike.com/service/frame_size.php
August 10, 2008 @ 18:12:13 PM
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thanks
August 10, 2008 @ 18:53:35 PM
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All the UK peeps watch out for the upcoming new brand Lifeact
August 11, 2008 @ 20:32:42 PM
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hey, I'm lookin for white or teal 3 spoke mags, 26" anybody know where to buy them?
August 14, 2008 @ 10:56:37 AM

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My current ride:
August 14, 2008 @ 14:12:44 PM
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nice bike^^ im still not sure how much i like those specialized trispokes though, they just look so big..





ma bitch. just bought a GTB frame, will be swapping the parts soon (frame like this one \/ )

August 16, 2008 @ 13:10:55 PM
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Location: UK Baby
I prefer your older traditional frame with the nice lugwork. Where you from 1988, you selling the old frame?
August 16, 2008 @ 23:11:47 PM

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^agree, but the baby blue frame isn't track, so maybe the GT would be better?
August 19, 2008 @ 18:51:55 PM
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that pictured GTB build is awful.
August 20, 2008 @ 22:47:17 PM
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Where can you cop the tri spokes or quad spokes or w/e
August 20, 2008 @ 23:03:10 PM
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Which one on this page would you suggest? I want a black one or white.
August 20, 2008 @ 23:29:14 PM
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So aahh

I got a peugeot m46 sitting in my room...my dad got it as a gift from some ppl he aignt ever riding it so I wanna set it up for myself nd wanna make it fixed gear...where should I start???
August 21, 2008 @ 12:22:21 PM
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I prefer your older traditional frame with the nice lugwork. Where you from 1988, you selling the old frame?


Hey, I know what you mean but I want a proper track frame with tighter geometry. I just dont like how far away the wheel are from the frame at the moment. I might end up selling the old frame, in from newcastle uk.

G60 - i'm not a huge fan of that build but the frame is fuckin nice.
August 21, 2008 @ 12:28:53 PM
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So aahh

I got a peugeot m46 sitting in my room...my dad got it as a gift from some ppl he aignt ever riding it so I wanna set it up for myself nd wanna make it fixed gear...where should I start???


easiest way to do it would be to look for a new back wheel, or if your confident with re-building the back wheel/on a tight budget then you could just buy a track hub. If you search ebay for wheelandsprocket you'll find some good track wheels.

if your living in queens then you may as well go check out the NY bike shops, try visiting trackstar (trackstarnyc.com/) and chari and co (www.chariandconyc.com)
August 21, 2008 @ 13:00:16 PM
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U think that's a good frame thou??
I'm not as smart bout this stuff as u guys..all I really know is cars ftL and tht the one fixie I rode was dope
August 22, 2008 @ 12:46:59 PM
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i just copped an old ass fuji road bike for 30....
thinkin of not makin it a fixie anytime soon cuas riding 6 miles (to and from skool) a day with out coastin my get annoying after a while. anywho, is there a easy way ta switch back and forth between fixed and non-fixed gears?
August 22, 2008 @ 13:25:09 PM
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bduque821 - yeah that frame would work fine. It's not a track frame but you would still be able to use it as a fixed gear.

juiceboxx - yes, just get a flipflop rear hub, on side of the hub you can have as a freewheel and the other side you can have fixed. But 6 miles aint shit i do around 10/15 miles a day fixed and know people who do much more mileage fixed every day. you get used to it easily. Then again, if your bike works fine as it is then theres no real need...
August 22, 2008 @ 13:39:43 PM
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lmao, i kno 6mi aint a nottin...
but 6mi in HOuston Heat and humidity......
not somthim ta take lightly lmao

on another note:

anyone have any good sugestions on handlebars? i have drops but there jus not that comfy to me. im thinkin about gettin bullhorns or risers (i think thats what there called). what do yall find works best?
August 22, 2008 @ 14:08:06 PM
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I use horns, and I love them. They offer multiple hand positions which I find to be incredibly beneficial
August 23, 2008 @ 00:40:56 AM
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my new bike



I <3 it
August 23, 2008 @ 14:07:37 PM
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Are those DP18's?
And did you post it on bikeforums before cause I feel like I've seen it
August 24, 2008 @ 11:04:14 AM
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Hey, I know what you mean but I want a proper track frame with tighter geometry. I just dont like how far away the wheel are from the frame at the moment. I might end up selling the old frame, in from newcastle uk.

G60 - i'm not a huge fan of that build but the frame is fuckin nice.


What's the frame size? 120mm dropouts? I could be interested at the right price if you sell...
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