Official Fixed Gear Thread

Jun 02, 2012 @ 14:00
^lol

Just bought myself a Leader with matching carbon forks and a set of formula hubs. So cut waiting for it to get here.
Jun 02, 2012 @ 15:13
hmm, i wanna run a suicide brake like that.

guess ill ride this while the 3rensho is being built smokeyface


been riding fixed a lot the past couple weeks. i wanna ride a century [fixed] with a couple friends. most I've done before is 50/55 miles. anybody have any tips for my first time?

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Jun 02, 2012 @ 15:42
Do a metric century, it's only 60 miles but still sounds cool. smokeyface

but make sure you have water, proper cycling shorts, and a shitload of hand positions, like drops+hoods or maybe bullhorns, no track drops/risers, riding clipless is a plus since clips+straps can get kinda uncomfortable. Distance riding is all about staying comfortable, don't think you're doing yourself a favor by choosing a flat route, climbing and whatnot lets you move your back around for a second, instead of keeping that same angle for 100 miles.
and of course, have fun smokeyface

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Jun 03, 2012 @ 12:06
Ill try to keep that in mind, thanks!!

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Jun 07, 2012 @ 19:15
nice bridgestone. needs bartape tho

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782

Jun 07, 2012 @ 19:16
^lol

Just bought myself a Leader with matching carbon forks and a set of formula hubs. So cut waiting for it to get here.


people still buy leaders? lol

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782

Jun 07, 2012 @ 20:40
The 722ts (not the heritage ones) and kagero are pretty nice.

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Jun 09, 2012 @ 07:21
nice bridgestone. needs bartape tho

haha yeah, still waiting on new brake/ shifter cables for it too.

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Jun 12, 2012 @ 03:15
Not to sound like a complete noob but what's the hate on Leader frames? I notice it on a bunch of different forums but never hear why
Jun 12, 2012 @ 16:39
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?

www.headhunterla.com

Jun 16, 2012 @ 05:49
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?


http://store.citygrounds.com/store/product/12933/2012-Specialized-P.Fix-Trick-Bike/

http://www.amazon.com/State-Bicycle-Co-Fixed-Gear-Freestyle/dp/B00793D724
Jun 16, 2012 @ 06:31
ju
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?


just kill yourself if you want fgfs. get a bmx bike then

Be about it

Jun 16, 2012 @ 17:16
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Jun 16, 2012 @ 17:18
tbh, I think you should sell your trispoke and buy some more comfortable bars and bar tape.


da fuq that hed is something to be proud of

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Jun 16, 2012 @ 18:39
I'm getting fucked up by skating.

How much do I have to spend to get a decent setup (with brakes)?

I've rode some and it's a lot of fun.
Jun 16, 2012 @ 20:08
da fuq that hed is something to be proud of


for commuting/street riding? what are you going to do when it untrues?

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Jun 17, 2012 @ 01:56
Originally posted by Inactive User
chill guys. just go out there and ride.

completely unrelated: 3rensho my brother is building for me/ 3rensho frameset he just got


Sad that most people ain't gonna really appreciate these in this thread. Fuckin spectacular bikes. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. Downtube shifters are awesome on vintage road bikes and take some getting used to, but just like everything else practice makes perfect.

My Medici and Peugeot (swapped saddle/bag)



Jun 17, 2012 @ 02:42
so much disappointment in this thread. i can't wait for this trend to die down so i can finally ride in peace.

Be about it

Jun 18, 2012 @ 08:32
da fuq that hed is something to be proud of


for commuting/street riding? what are you going to do when it untrues?


composites don't experience much plastic deformation before fracture, so they don't really go out of true, even though they are naturally slightly untrue. hed3s are fine for street fixed gear riding as long as its the front wheel and you're not doing bunny hops.
Jun 18, 2012 @ 14:51
Anyone failure with state bicycles? Website:stateBicycles.com I'm interested in picking up the matte black 2.0 and I was wondering if anyone has heard of them
Jun 18, 2012 @ 15:09
^ if you're just getting into riding/ want a specific color combination, they'll do. i heard they are heavy though. I've seen a lot of people riding em around here but they are based near me.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
chill guys. just go out there and ride.

completely unrelated: 3rensho my brother is building for me/ 3rensho frameset he just got
http://i46.tinypic.com/30agh9d.jpg


Sad that most people ain't gonna really appreciate these in this thread. Fuckin spectacular bikes. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. Downtube shifters are awesome on vintage road bikes and take some getting used to, but just like everything else practice makes perfect.

My Medici and Peugeot (swapped saddle/bag)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7166425754_19eb078031.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6938917197_e5c52f6544.jpg

Thanks man, just gotta get some handle bar tape and cables on it and it'll be good to go! Super excited.
Those bikes are nice smokeyface Not a lot of people appreciate vintage bikes in general but imo, these bikes look sexier than any all carbon, electronic shifting, super aero modern bikes.

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Jun 19, 2012 @ 13:43
^ yeah I'm j use getting into it, what's considered a "light" bicycle? I'm thinking about copping the matte black model
Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:02
Looking to get into riding, I've been looking at some Bikes on Craigslist. What do you guys think of these:

Norco Magnum SE. Shimano 600 - $250


Kona Hahanna - $100

Inactive User

Jun 19, 2012 @ 19:57
You might have to double check my facts... But I'm pretty sure Norco is a Canadian brand and the Magnum SE was one of the higher end models. Shimano 600 is good stuff, but I don't think the frame is anything special. Chromoly double or triple butted maybe.

Considering it looks like it has low mileage, at least from the pics, $250 isn't a horrible price. I think you could get away with $150-200 considering the bike isn't made of nicer tubing. Still a great bike though. If it's your size, no dents or dings, and rides well, I'd go after it.
Jun 19, 2012 @ 21:17
ju
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?


just kill yourself if you want fgfs. get a bmx bike then

so much disappointment in this thread. i can't wait for this trend to die down so i can finally ride in peace.


lol very hostile i see.

www.headhunterla.com

Jun 24, 2012 @ 20:41
How much do I have to spend to get a decent setup (with brakes)?


Bump.

And what do you guys recommend?
Jun 26, 2012 @ 02:32
Personally, no more than 350. If you want something just to get you rolling, a lot cheaper.

Inactive User

Jun 26, 2012 @ 17:19
Any time you want to get a decent fixed gear for sub $350 you either gotta go bikesdirect or hunt craigslist like crazy. You can get a pretty good deal for $300 if you can swoop on a deal on CL.
Jun 27, 2012 @ 05:03
might sound like a stupid question but I'm just trying to clarify, with a fixed gear bike you can't stop pedaling at all right? no coasting?? that sounds ridiculous, shits mad fun.

if you cant coast, can anyone recommend some brands to look our for with regular road bikes? I need to bike to school now and a bmx aint cuttin it.
Jun 27, 2012 @ 22:37
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