Official Fixed Gear Thread

Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:35
anyone have a rear fixed hub they'd want to sell? 32 hole preferred, something nicer with sealed bearings

pm me
Apr 02, 2011 @ 18:11

Apr 06, 2011 @ 01:56


final shot of the cervelo before it was sold.

http://instagram.com/qyel

Apr 06, 2011 @ 13:19
Cervelo
Damn. Amazing bike.
Apr 06, 2011 @ 13:54
um, looking for an entry level roadbike. nothing fancy, just to ride for a good amount of miles every weekend or so. recommendations?
Apr 06, 2011 @ 16:37
um, looking for an entry level roadbike. nothing fancy, just to ride for a good amount of miles every weekend or so. recommendations?


how much you finna pay?
Apr 07, 2011 @ 01:18
grab a kilo or fuji

While there's life there is hope, only the dead have none.

Apr 07, 2011 @ 09:29

edit: finished product.
bar tape was cheap. its black/white pattern
Apr 07, 2011 @ 16:26
whats up with ur bar tape?

While there's life there is hope, only the dead have none.

Apr 09, 2011 @ 18:52
Nels riding!? :D lets ride when i come to nyc.
~Lefty
Apr 09, 2011 @ 20:57
sure lefty, i rode about 10 miles today.
forgot to take the rear brake off and messed up my white wheel =/
Apr 10, 2011 @ 03:35
Is the KHS Flite 100 a good bike for a beginner?
Apr 10, 2011 @ 06:40
finna get a hed3 mint for less than an aerospoke (trading some old stock frame from an 800$ complete +250)
Apr 10, 2011 @ 12:06
Is the KHS Flite 100 a good bike for a beginner?


It is the same as a Mercier Kilo TT. I suggest you get that instead for your first bike and save some money.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 14:55
Yeah, I was looking for one of those, but I'd have to purchase online, and pay taxes and shipping fees because I'm in Canada...

I found a local 2010 flite 100 in my size for $500 online, used for under 10kms... so I was thinking of picking that up.
Apr 11, 2011 @ 03:03
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?
Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:14
I ride a 2010 Fuji track but I've grown out of it already, anyone suggestions for a simple looking frame for under $350? Preferably black.
Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:18
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?


I got a 2007 Specialized Allez Elite off of ebay for $350. Needless to say that was a hell of a find but if you troll ebay enough you're bound to find a deal similar.
Apr 12, 2011 @ 18:15
Is it ok to post this in this thread? If not, mods can delete it.

Selling my bike because I have other priorities that I need to take care of. Total ride time is about 12 hours. Bike is completely stock besides the pedals and handle bars. I
Apr 14, 2011 @ 00:06
a couple friends of mine are looking for cheap bikes i dont really know what to recommend them beside a kilo~ is there anything else cheaper? I built my bike piece by piece so i never really looked for a complete
Apr 14, 2011 @ 21:54
Fixed Gear trend is huge in Toronto. We have huge ass fixed-gear meetups every week hahah. Great living downtown!
Apr 17, 2011 @ 16:14
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?


i'll ride with you homie!
Apr 17, 2011 @ 22:48
Just picked up a used KHS Flite 100 for a pretty good price online... pretty excited about it, but the weather lately has been MAD cold.. I'm thinking I need to put on a front brake just in case, cause I'm a total noob when it comes to riding a fixed gear bike, and I've never even attempted at a skid stop. The next decent weather we have, I'm going to go out and try to nail the skid.


Can anyone help me with some techniques? I know the basics from watching videos and whatnot.. but just little tips and tricks.

Also, is there anything on the bike that I need to replace? I've heard that the wheels and pedals aren't too good, but since I'm so new I don't think replacing them would make that much of a difference.

Any help is appreciated.. thanks!

-G
Apr 19, 2011 @ 10:28
Just picked up a used KHS Flite 100 for a pretty good price online... pretty excited about it, but the weather lately has been MAD cold.. I'm thinking I need to put on a front brake just in case, cause I'm a total noob when it comes to riding a fixed gear bike, and I've never even attempted at a skid stop. The next decent weather we have, I'm going to go out and try to nail the skid.


Can anyone help me with some techniques? I know the basics from watching videos and whatnot.. but just little tips and tricks.

Also, is there anything on the bike that I need to replace? I've heard that the wheels and pedals aren't too good, but since I'm so new I don't think replacing them would make that much of a difference.

Any help is appreciated.. thanks!

-G


Nah, you alright with the current set up. The gearing ratio is an easier cheaper adjustment if you want to skid easier. Since you've watched vids and such, I will skip the basics. Tips such as getting your weight forward is one, as well as pulling up with the feet up against your cages as well. Start with little skids to get the feel of reverse resistance. Practice with one side at the same point since you will probably be dominant one side more than the other. Practice track stands as well starting out.
~Lefty
Apr 19, 2011 @ 12:17
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?



Yeah, get one of these - keep fixies on the track!!




Apr 19, 2011 @ 17:47
Answer
a couple friends of mine are looking for cheap bikes i dont really know what to recommend them beside a kilo~ is there anything else cheaper? I built my bike piece by piece so i never really looked for a complete


Your local Craigslist should have many fixed gear bikes. Just make sure what brands to look for. Otherwise, http://www.bikesdirect.com
Apr 21, 2011 @ 00:55
Anybody have experience with spinery rev x wheels? i found a pretty good deal on one.
Apr 21, 2011 @ 19:15
Need a road bike kind of like KDL for around $350, this will be my first fixed gear tho
Apr 21, 2011 @ 20:24
Anybody have experience with spinery rev x wheels? i found a pretty good deal on one.


Dude around here was riding one in a triatholon when the carbon blades failed in turn causing the rims to explode. Long story short, he lost his ear and road-rashed half his face to smithereens.
Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:32
fuck that ill stick with regular wheels haha
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