Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 07, 2012 @ 02:17:44 AM
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Still on the lookout for an 80/90s track frame but it's pretty hard where I live. Conversions look sick when they're simple and sleek!


word to that.

May 07, 2012 @ 02:54:03 AM
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Location: san jose
wtf. mavic ellipse on a conversion. Not sure if want...

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May 07, 2012 @ 16:18:55 PM
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Any of you dudes interested in a Vans X Gabe Morford hip pouch??

This one...





I have 2 of them to let go of!
Brand new, never used
$25

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May 08, 2012 @ 13:14:24 PM
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My new bitch.
Gonna add some white tires and seat.
May 09, 2012 @ 02:15:18 AM
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Picked this up




Very nice UNO NJS. Hope this gets built up nicely.

The Rpreme

May 09, 2012 @ 02:28:59 AM
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Location: Australia
^ Hella clean UNO
May 10, 2012 @ 05:32:21 AM
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Location: Socal


My starter project.
Needs so much work, haha but it gets me around esp @ critical mass.
May 10, 2012 @ 06:04:16 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
man i loved riding around my town, but once all these hipsters/beaners heard about fixed gears and started selling that shit at wal mart made me kinda sad for the fixie culture and the dudes that have always been riding

fixies have always been for fags/honkeys in capris so don't feel too bad.


AJHAHAHA
May 10, 2012 @ 06:15:04 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: nyc

this was my last fixed gear before i just decided to ride bmx full time. the frame is an fbm sword. i might ride fixed again, just maybe a proper freestyle fixed. i also had before this a white bare knuckle and a khs flite 100
May 10, 2012 @ 07:43:06 AM
jaded
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is there a company that's kind of known for making the best seats? I have a road bike I ride around on that's about 25 years old and still has the original seat on it. It's not that comfortable, and it's pretty worn, so I'm looking to get something new.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

May 10, 2012 @ 07:52:12 AM
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Location: Socal
is there a company that's kind of known for making the best seats? I have a road bike I ride around on that's about 25 years old and still has the original seat on it. It's not that comfortable, and it's pretty worn, so I'm looking to get something new.


You can try brooks saddles.
They're pricey but i've heard theyre worth the buck.

Either that or some Selle italia saddles
May 10, 2012 @ 07:53:28 AM
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Location: San Francisco
Brooks look goofy imo. I'd look into Fizik, those are some quality saddles.

flickr.com/leavetownrightnow/

May 10, 2012 @ 07:58:13 AM
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Brooks look goofy imo. I'd look into Fizik, those are some quality saddles.


Hahah yeah, exactly why I don't have one.
That's the brand I was forgetting...
May 10, 2012 @ 09:04:08 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yass
There isn't really a "best" (or worst) company. Any saddle is fine as long as its comfortable to you. and comfortable saddles vary from person to person. Some notable brands are: Selle Italia, San Marco, fizik ,specialized, & prologo. Brooks saddles takes more time to break in than most saddles. Some specialized dealers can measure your sit bone for their saddles.
May 11, 2012 @ 01:35:01 AM
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Location: san jose
Nobody's ass is the same. tbh the best thing would to go to a lbs and try it yourself, you don't want to order a saddle online for $100 just to have it be an ass hatchet for you. With that said, ebay has great deals on used saddles.

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May 11, 2012 @ 03:36:34 AM
jaded
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I just wanted some brands to look for, because the bike shops in town have such huge selections I wouldn't know where to start.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

May 11, 2012 @ 05:36:13 AM
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Location: Yass
A lot of people find fizik ariones and selle italia flites very comfortable. But there won't be a guarantee that these will work for you. I know fizik and selle italia have test saddles that you can try out. I believe its free or just a small fee to test them out as long as you don't break or scratch then and return them on time. And if you end up liking them, the small fee will go towards the saddle when you buy it. I would start there.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, I would do what Dawick suggested and look on craigslist and ebay for cheap saddles. An expensive saddle doesn't necessarily mean it will be more comfortable to you. A $10 saddle can be more comfortable to you than a $300 one.

Just be sure do a long ride to test them out. When I was testing out saddles, I would do 40-50 mile rides.
May 16, 2012 @ 12:18:54 PM
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Location: Peoria, IL
After looking at the last couple bikes posted...y'all need to get frames that actually fit you. There is no reason your seat post should be lowered all the way down.

May 16, 2012 @ 14:51:20 PM
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My other bike. Well...both, actually.

May 17, 2012 @ 02:59:24 AM
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tbh, I think you should sell your trispoke and buy some more comfortable bars and bar tape.

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May 17, 2012 @ 07:24:49 AM
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Location: San Francisco
either that or actually build a bike that deserves a trispoke. cheap bike with a wheel that cost more than your frameset isn't that cool.

flickr.com/leavetownrightnow/

May 17, 2012 @ 15:38:37 PM
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Location: Peoria, IL
either that or actually build a bike that deserves a trispoke. cheap bike with a wheel that cost more than your frameset isn't that cool.


Got the trispoke for $200 off the velospace forums. Pista was my first fixed bike. Made me fall in love. I have a Vigorelli frame I need to build up, but I'm broke.

May 18, 2012 @ 02:40:36 AM
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Location: san jose
Well, maybe you can take the components off your pista or that white frame and put them on your vigorelli . But clearly that is not a task which is can be done by a mere mortal.

edit: or you can just sell one of them

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May 18, 2012 @ 03:20:33 AM
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Here's my track bike. Unfortunately, no racing this summer. Time atacs for the street, and 105 pedals for the track.
May 18, 2012 @ 11:30:37 AM
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My starter project.
Needs so much work, haha but it gets me around esp @ critical mass.


Why do you have a single bar end shifter on your handlebars?

I just wanted some brands to look for, because the bike shops in town have such huge selections I wouldn't know where to start.


Selle Italia Turbo, San Marco Concor
May 20, 2012 @ 07:33:30 AM
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Noob question... When I bought my Windsor Hour bike on bikesdirect, it came with a rear brake caliper. Can I only use it on my rear wheel or can I use the caliper on my front wheel? How can I differentiate between front and rear brake caliper? pictures online display both calipers that look exactly the same.
May 20, 2012 @ 08:08:07 AM
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After looking at the last couple bikes posted...y'all need to get frames that actually fit you. There is no reason your seat post should be lowered all the way down.

i would used to bunny hop and stuff off of mine. lower seat= more clearance. either way it wasn't too low for me. that bike is dead though cause i crimped the chain stays to fit a 32c tire and it failed. its a 52cm frame so it fit me perfectly...
May 20, 2012 @ 12:46:34 PM
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Race bikes? We off dat

just playing,.

Building up my townie, got rid of the nitto race bars for something more comfortable. Brown Brooks saddle and some brown grips next and im getting rid of the toe straps so i can ride with boots on. I still ride fixed, but my bike is for transportation mainly now. Its so much more comfortable, I can do 2 hour rides without even noticing.


all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

May 20, 2012 @ 16:19:06 PM
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Noob question... When I bought my Windsor Hour bike on bikesdirect, it came with a rear brake caliper. Can I only use it on my rear wheel or can I use the caliper on my front wheel? How can I differentiate between front and rear brake caliper? pictures online display both calipers that look exactly the same.


You can use it in the front but you may need a longer recessed nut.

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May 22, 2012 @ 21:55:59 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yass
My beater.

^^^^

That's a sweet video.

Okay, question for everyone in here.
Am I the only one who hates how fixed gears have become the new BMX? Like, watching the MASH dvd 5 years ago is what got me into riding. Just watching them fly down hills super fast and skidding seemed super fun. Not to mention the sleek/minimal look of the bikes were super attractive. Even all the "trick" stuff in Macaframa was pretty sweet. But now everyone's slapping pegs, bmx bars, fat fucking tires, and lowering the seat and it's just fucking dumb. Idk, maybe it's just me, but I prefer to just ride my bike. Go fast as fuck. Commute. Even doing tricks on a more conventional track bike, like Keo Curry, is pretty sweet. But this new style of fixed gear riding is for the birds.


Posts a piece of shit with a goofy front wheel and flatbars then talks about going fast. '

Aren't you from illinois or some shit? I bet there isn't any inclines for hundreds of kilometres.
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