November 12, 2007 at 11:26:12 Nov 12, 2007 @ 11:26
^^Don't they come with drop handlebars though? Why would you get rid of the more aerodynamic option?
lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.
Originally posted by Inactive Userwhats the average price for a beginniner fixie? like 400?
i found this one:
i plan on reading up as much as i can about fixies tommorrow when i get home. right now i'm hurting for a new method of transportation since my car starts about 1/4th the time
anyone have a link to a place where i can get help on building a fixie. I have an old track bike frame that oddly enough i found in a sewer. Im thinking that i simply strip off the brakes, but what is to be done to the gears in order to make it a true fixed gear?
Im pretty sure you would have to change the hub if you bought the milano. Also, a brand new fixie will cost you at least $500. I would go hunting around your town for an old road frame (your own garage even), and then convert. It helps to have friends who know what's up. Fixie wheel sets cost like $300 minimum, no way around it.
The fuck? Stiff and rigid?
Either you were on some janky ass fixed gear or youre frail... But fixed gears are one of the smoothest bikes...
It doesnt take much to go fast on a fixed gear. You pedal.
Not even, the bikes I tried were high end bikes. They just feel tougher to pedal from a stand still position than the bikes I'm used to riding. That's all. No need to get offended.
ya well you're stuck w/ one gear ratio which isn't exactly conducive to the smooth ride at different speeds you'd expect from a regular bike. On a regular bike you start out in a low gear then move on up as you gain speed so you're used to pedaling at the same cadence which i suppose is what makes them produce a smooth ride. I'm a mountain biker first (been mt biking since 2nd grade) and road biker second so I'm always used to multigeared bikes and it'd be weird to change rhythm for me. I don't like fixies personally, just don't think they're particularly practical and as a longtime biker I think I might have a bit of a hipster backlash toward all these artsy, girl jean wearing types jumping onto the bike culture, as inherently stupid and unwarranted as that may seem (i'd still rather see people on bikes than in cars no doubt, but I think ppl taking up biking to be hip is pretty lame) . I doubt they'll be as popular a few years from now, it really seems to be a fad and I'm not sure how it started but i suppose the whole bike messenger aesthetic has been adopted by hipsters for years though, starting with messenger bags, carbineers, and what not.
The frame on those bikes are funky as fuck. But I kinda dig em.
Does yours have the bottle opener under the seat?