Official Fixed Gear Thread

October 26, 2012 @ 21:51:41 PM
Post: 426
Join Date: May 2010
Originally posted by Inactive User
no bar tape/ track grips?


word, need to get them wrapped with something. have developed blisters on my hands from riding, not so good.
October 27, 2012 @ 05:12:02 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
yeah, i got blisters from doing that too. cinelli gel and cork tape is pretty comfortable.
October 27, 2012 @ 16:49:51 PM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
here's a shot of my daily beater. gonna replace the crankset with omniums after the winter season ends.


MY MAN is that a cannondale track? i would be honored to know someone with one lol

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October 27, 2012 @ 22:17:57 PM
Post: 889
Join Date: May 2011
Location: san jose
Pretty sure that's a capo

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October 27, 2012 @ 23:59:41 PM
Post: 426
Join Date: May 2010
Originally posted by Inactive User
Pretty sure that's a capo


correct. not quite the same geometry as a track, but still enjoyable to ride.
October 28, 2012 @ 01:30:17 AM
Post: 1051
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Miami
looking into to buying a fixed really soon
my budget is around $200-300, im just looking for something very basic nothing too flashy
im 6'1 so that means my frame sized should be around 58cm right?

opinions on this?
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-gear-single-speed-track-bike.html
October 28, 2012 @ 02:04:51 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
those look exactly like the ebay bikes my friends have bought with different pedals. pretty shit parts but if you're just looking to start off or if youre gonna upgrade later anyways, its a good deal. 58/60cm should be good for you. go try on some different sizes at a LBS if you want to be certain.
October 28, 2012 @ 02:51:06 AM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
looking into to buying a fixed really soon
my budget is around $200-300, im just looking for something very basic nothing too flashy
im 6'1 so that means my frame sized should be around 58cm right?

opinions on this?
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-gear-single-speed-track-bike.html


you might want to save up some more money first

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October 29, 2012 @ 16:13:44 PM
Post: 101
Join Date: Apr 2010
What are good & reasonably priced saddles at around 40-60$? The stock one on the Kilo is no good at all!
October 29, 2012 @ 17:45:47 PM
Post: 134
Join Date: Oct 2012
@guyitsmathew check out mercier kilo tt's. if stock and used, they typically run for around $200, and are very nice begginer bikes imo
October 29, 2012 @ 17:51:35 PM
Post: 134
Join Date: Oct 2012
What are good & reasonably priced saddles at around 40-60$? The stock one on the Kilo is no good at all!


what dont you like about it? i say stop being soft and get used to it, but if you cant and find it hurts too much, try a cushion/air pump pad or one of those gel seat covers.
October 29, 2012 @ 18:28:11 PM
Post: 1051
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Miami
Originally posted by Inactive User
those look exactly like the ebay bikes my friends have bought with different pedals. pretty shit parts but if you're just looking to start off or if youre gonna upgrade later anyways, its a good deal. 58/60cm should be good for you. go try on some different sizes at a LBS if you want to be certain.
looking into to buying a fixed really soon
my budget is around $200-300, im just looking for something very basic nothing too flashy
im 6'1 so that means my frame sized should be around 58cm right?

opinions on this?
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-gear-single-speed-track-bike.html


you might want to save up some more money first
@guyitsmathew check out mercier kilo tt's. if stock and used, they typically run for around $200, and are very nice begginer bikes imo


thanks for the info guys, mercier kilo tt's look nice, gonna try and save up some more cash
October 29, 2012 @ 20:01:09 PM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
look at windsor hours too. ive had mine for while and havent had any problems with it.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm
October 29, 2012 @ 22:52:21 PM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
Originally posted by Inactive User
those look exactly like the ebay bikes my friends have bought with different pedals. pretty shit parts but if you're just looking to start off or if youre gonna upgrade later anyways, its a good deal. 58/60cm should be good for you. go try on some different sizes at a LBS if you want to be certain.
looking into to buying a fixed really soon
my budget is around $200-300, im just looking for something very basic nothing too flashy
im 6'1 so that means my frame sized should be around 58cm right?

opinions on this?
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-gear-single-speed-track-bike.html


you might want to save up some more money first
@guyitsmathew check out mercier kilo tt's. if stock and used, they typically run for around $200, and are very nice begginer bikes imo


thanks for the info guys, mercier kilo tt's look nice, gonna try and save up some more cash


if your getting a kilo get the pro man its great i have one right now (also have a lot of upgrades) but its got great geometry

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October 29, 2012 @ 22:53:30 PM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
What are good & reasonably priced saddles at around 40-60$? The stock one on the Kilo is no good at all!


you get what you pay for with saddles, i spent 350 on mine but its hella worth it on those all day rides

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November 01, 2012 @ 22:30:56 PM
Post: 889
Join Date: May 2011
Location: san jose
What are good & reasonably priced saddles at around 40-60$? The stock one on the Kilo is no good at all!


you get what you pay for with saddles, i spent 350 on mine but its hella worth it on those all day rides


not really, saddle choice really depends on your butt. For example, I'd take a $30 charge spoon over a $200 b17

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November 01, 2012 @ 23:11:42 PM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
Originally posted by Inactive User
What are good & reasonably priced saddles at around 40-60$? The stock one on the Kilo is no good at all!


you get what you pay for with saddles, i spent 350 on mine but its hella worth it on those all day rides


not really, saddle choice really depends on your butt. For example, I'd take a $30 charge spoon over a $200 b17


no matter what a harder seat is going to be a more comfortable seat in the long run, brooks saddles are nice and hard and made of real leather so your getting quality and comfort a charge spoon has lots of padding and so your butts going to sink into it and after short distance start to get uncomfortable.

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November 02, 2012 @ 01:33:09 AM
Post: 889
Join Date: May 2011
Location: san jose
Originally posted by Inactive User
you get what you pay for with saddles, i spent 350 on mine but its hella worth it on those all day rides


not really, saddle choice really depends on your butt. For example, I'd take a $30 charge spoon over a $200 b17


no matter what a harder seat is going to be a more comfortable seat in the long run, brooks saddles are nice and hard and made of real leather so your getting quality and comfort a charge spoon has lots of padding and so your butts going to sink into it and after short distance start to get uncomfortable.


Have you ever had a spoon? It has the same amount of padding as an arione or aliante. I agree that a harder saddle feels a lot better (pause) but price doesn't reflect how much padding is on the saddle.
I was trying to say that the shape of the saddle and how your ass likes it affects your comfort much more than the "quality". The more expensive it is, the better it'll be made, but that doesn't garuntee you'll find it comfortable.

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November 03, 2012 @ 03:22:00 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
^word

new wheelset on the fixed. julian eightinch/ cst pro's. took it out for a bit today and i definitely need to ride fixed more lol.
November 07, 2012 @ 14:49:27 PM
Post: 234
Join Date: Jun 2012
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
not really, saddle choice really depends on your butt. For example, I'd take a $30 charge spoon over a $200 b17


no matter what a harder seat is going to be a more comfortable seat in the long run, brooks saddles are nice and hard and made of real leather so your getting quality and comfort a charge spoon has lots of padding and so your butts going to sink into it and after short distance start to get uncomfortable.


Have you ever had a spoon? It has the same amount of padding as an arione or aliante. I agree that a harder saddle feels a lot better (pause) but price doesn't reflect how much padding is on the saddle.
I was trying to say that the shape of the saddle and how your ass likes it affects your comfort much more than the "quality". The more expensive it is, the better it'll be made, but that doesn't garuntee you'll find it comfortable.


ok i agree, but from my experiences the more expensive saddle tends to be better in the long run, except for some stock giant seat i got for like 30 bucks, then i didnt ride very far though.
annnyways what kind of bike you riding?

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November 20, 2012 @ 22:48:11 PM
Post: 1051
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Miami
opinions on this: http://www.target.com/p/magna-white-silver-lime-fixie-28/-/A-14211338#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=fixie
gonna be on sale for black friday lol
November 21, 2012 @ 00:24:01 AM
Post: 3376
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia
looking into to buying a fixed really soon
my budget is around $200-300, im just looking for something very basic nothing too flashy
im 6'1 so that means my frame sized should be around 58cm right?

opinions on this?
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-gear-single-speed-track-bike.html

lol that is the biggest turd excuse for a bike i have ever seen
seriously, save up another few hundred, or go for a windsor

Fucktard we been developed a ratio

November 21, 2012 @ 00:30:57 AM
Post: 3376
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia
I was on vacation in the LA area not too long ago. Took my bike with. I noticed so many young kids (14-17) riding the most flashy fixed geared bikes. I wasn't aware it was still a trend to get deep v's and color coordinate everything. And they never even seemed to ride them, they would put the on the front of buses, or walk them down the sidewalk. Even when they rode, everyone rode on the sidewalk.

I got lots of weird looks when I was riding the streets.

Also, fuck freestyle bikes.
Also, fuck suicide brakes.


youre a fucking faggot, get the fuck off this site, youve already humilitated yourself enough. log off. you were probably getting weird looks cuz youre a midget with harry potter tattoos

loooool

Fucktard we been developed a ratio

November 21, 2012 @ 20:57:18 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2007
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December 18, 2012 @ 13:41:10 PM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
Bump. Maybe change this to a general Cycling Thread?


Been riding the fixed more. These hills are killing me lol. Also picked up a Cervelo S1 and gave the 3Rensho back to my bro T_T


February 24, 2013 @ 00:49:52 AM
Post: 889
Join Date: May 2011
Location: san jose
2 month late post, but how are you gonna put clips and straps on a thousand dollar bike...

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February 24, 2013 @ 03:16:50 AM
Post: 3376
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Originally posted by Inactive User
2 month late post, but how are you gonna put clips and straps on a thousand dollar bike...
ultimate hipster

Fucktard we been developed a ratio

March 08, 2013 @ 18:33:42 PM

Inactive User

just picked up the cinelli pepper bars, CULT grips, and a cinelli mash stem. stoked.
March 09, 2013 @ 06:12:23 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
Originally posted by Inactive User
2 month late post, but how are you gonna put clips and straps on a thousand dollar bike...
[two weeks late] lol, that was the first day i got it. look pedals/ giro cleats now.



March 09, 2013 @ 15:34:22 PM

Inactive User

sick, i just switched over to spd recently and it's been very fun
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