Official Fixed Gear Thread

March 10, 2013 @ 19:36:15 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
May someone recommend me a good beginner fixie?
March 10, 2013 @ 22:32:01 PM

Inactive User

if you're looking for something to keep stock for a while, go mercier kilo tt
if you want something to swap parts out with immediately, go SE draft

the kilo has a lot of incompatible components like a 26.8mm seatpost and a 1" headset and stem
March 16, 2013 @ 00:24:05 AM
Post: 889
Join Date: May 2011
Location: san jose
Originally posted by Inactive User
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.




Oh nice, what wheels?

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March 20, 2013 @ 16:22:55 PM
Post: 91
Join Date: Mar 2013
This was my last one I made from parts I had left from all the other fixed gear bikes I sold and took parts from. Not bad for what I had laying around.




I sold it to a friend and got a vintage De Bernardi, which now I'm selling to get another fixed gear lol
March 28, 2013 @ 03:33:03 AM
Post: 1704
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Peoria, IL


Built this up and love it. I changed my gear ratio from 46x17 up to 48x17 and it's a lot better. Faster averages and less spinning.

March 29, 2013 @ 18:26:49 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2008
that's a nice bianchi dude
i just bought an older one off of CL a few weeks ago for 200 bucks
April 08, 2013 @ 07:57:29 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Peoria, IL


Built this up today. I've had the frame for almost 3 years, it rides so smooth.
Running 46x16 on it, and my legs aren't used to it.

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April 08, 2013 @ 16:10:15 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Never mind the mod caught it

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April 08, 2013 @ 22:45:19 PM

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vigorellis are great, i am penny pinching for a mash frame to start training with 
April 09, 2013 @ 03:38:36 AM
Post: 1704
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Peoria, IL
Day 2 of having my Vigorelli and a car smashes into me.
Dented my downtube & seat tube. Fucked up my crank and pedals, and front wheel.




April 09, 2013 @ 21:10:55 PM
Post: 91
Join Date: Mar 2013
Damn sorry to hear that. I hate how people don't look out for cyclist, on the other hand I also hate when people on bikes disregard street laws. I hope that wasn't the case. Did you get their insurance?

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April 10, 2013 @ 02:12:42 AM
Post: 424
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Day 2 of having my Vigorelli and a car smashes into me.
Dented my downtube & seat tube. Fucked up my crank and pedals, and front wheel.



That's really unfortunate mate, sorry to hear that. Had something like that happen similarly to me on my Pista Concept 2006 in Cyan a few months back and put a huge dent in my downtube.
April 10, 2013 @ 04:25:39 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
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.

Oh nice, what wheels?
american classic carbon clinchers.

and damn, that accident was unfortunate. i crashed pretty hard on my cervelo recently too but i only fucked up the brifters and seat.
April 10, 2013 @ 21:45:32 PM

Inactive User

Day 2 of having my Vigorelli and a car smashes into me.
Dented my downtube & seat tube. Fucked up my crank and pedals, and front wheel.



yikes @ that taco
April 22, 2013 @ 03:06:35 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Compton, CA




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April 23, 2013 @ 11:52:56 AM
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So it's 50 dollars just to place an order? Paypal must be getting expensive these days. They look good though blushing

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May 07, 2013 @ 02:21:29 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Originally posted by Inactive User
Conversions are really annoying.

it's a nice bike overall, but if you want fixed gear then buy a fixed gear.

don't waste time trying to swap parts and figure out the geometry. 
May 07, 2013 @ 02:22:50 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Originally posted by Inactive User
how flat is your area?

you should check out bikesdirect . com

they sell pretty nice bikes for a decent price. ships really fast too.
i've bought the kilo TT there and it's been nice to me 
June 01, 2013 @ 00:40:49 AM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Socal
Who's bout to hit up critical mass SD tonight?
July 03, 2013 @ 12:33:52 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Im about to pull the trigger on my first bike (fixed gear because thats what I'm use to using on the spinning machines at the gym) 

I'm looking at bikes direct and am thinking between the Dawes SST and Windsor Clockwork (Hour w/ Brakes)

Could anyone chime in on which to choose or if anyone knew of someone selling a 52cm frame in the NYC area for <$300.

Thanks!
July 25, 2013 @ 23:21:03 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2013

bitch, dont kill my vibe...

July 26, 2013 @ 02:08:47 AM
Post: 2529
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFxAZ
Im about to pull the trigger on my first bike (fixed gear because thats what I'm use to using on the spinning machines at the gym) 

I'm looking at bikes direct and am thinking between the Dawes SST and Windsor Clockwork (Hour w/ Brakes)

Could anyone chime in on which to choose or if anyone knew of someone selling a 52cm frame in the NYC area for <$300.

Thanks!
sorry for the late response; either one is a good choice. I've been riding a windsor hour from bikes direct for a couple years without any problems.
August 07, 2013 @ 00:39:42 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Hi, been wanting to buy a bike for the longest time just to get around town and probably for school too and to save gas. Went on Bikesdirect saw the windsor the hour just waiting for the other sizes to come available. Also looked around craigslist saw this one.

http://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_1cdgSPmR4AW_600x450.jpg

he said its flip hub. Dont know what the means and said that its fixed gear on one side and has a free wheel on the other. Asking 200. what do you guys think?
August 07, 2013 @ 00:47:39 AM
Post: 455
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Hi, been wanting to buy a bike for the longest time just to get around town and probably for school too and to save gas. Went on Bikesdirect saw the windsor the hour just waiting for the other sizes to come available. Also looked around craigslist saw this one.

http://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_1cdgSPmR4AW_600x450.jpg

he said its flip hub. Dont know what the means and said that its fixed gear on one side and has a free wheel on the other. Asking 200. what do you guys think?
I have a windsor the hour. Yeah that's what a flip hub is, but the bike won't come with a free wheel cog, just a fixed one unless he bought one for his bike. Honestly, alot of people are selling their windsors for like $100 around me. Bargain with the dude. But if you do go through with that, make sure the wheels are trued and the other typical checks
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