Official Fixed Gear Thread

February 24, 2010 @ 08:19:58
get a bigger cog. The bigger you go the easier it is to skid. Most people run a 46/17 unless they are ambidextrous skidders... then they run 46/16.
February 26, 2010 @ 01:30:25


36/13

get a bigger cog. The bigger you go the easier it is to skid. Most people run a 46/17 unless they are ambidextrous skidders... then they run 46/16.


Being an ambidextrous skidder and getting double the number of patches only happens when the chainring/sprocket is an even number like 45, not 46.

PS: My seat is not slammed anymore blushing
February 26, 2010 @ 01:36:56
they're OK for the price. i guess if you want to make a beater or something then they're good for that. i wouldn't recommend them. not very well made, kinda creaky. tongueface i do like the carbon track fork tho.

also leader's customer service isn't very good. they gave me a deal on that frame but it wasn't really a deal. long story that i doubt anyone wants to hear.

basically i'm just upgrading every part on it so i can hopefully buy a blaphard frame this summer.


WHAT! Leader's customer service is the best I have EVER dealt with those guys are amazing. They are so fast with reply's and really hook it up!
February 26, 2010 @ 07:59:31
finally got my frame/ fork back
48/17

hypebeast mode.
February 26, 2010 @ 08:48:22
Being an ambidextrous skidder and getting double the number of patches only happens when the chainring/sprocket is an even number like 45, not 46.


huh? 46 is and even number. And it has nothing to do with if the chain ring is odd or even numbered. It has to do with how the fraction reduces.

From sheldon brown
Originally posted by Inactive User
Examples:

44/16 simplifies to 11/4, so there would be 4 skid patches.

45/15 simplifies to 3/1 so there would only be 1 skid patch.

42/15 simplifies to 14/5, so there would be 5 skid patches.

43/15 can't be further simplified, so there would be 15 skid patches.

This is based on the assumption that you always skid with the same foot forward.

If you are an ambidextrous skidder, and the simplified ratio has an even numerator or denominator, your number of skid patches will be the same.

If you are an ambidextrous skidder, and both the numerator and denominator are odd, the number of possible skid patches will be doubled.



So 46/16 would reduce to 23/8 which makes 8 skid spots, 16 if you're ambidextrous. And stop telling people that leaders are good.
February 26, 2010 @ 13:40:32
i was buying a new frame from them a while back and they said everything else besides the headset could be swapped onto the new frame. they didn't tell me that the headtube was going to be a lot shorter causing me to buy a new fork too.

they also charged way too much for shipping.

that being said i won't be buying anything else from them ever again.
February 26, 2010 @ 19:55:25
DONE!
New paint
All new parts
Waiting for horns to come in the mail
More pics www.timothymar.wordpress.com



February 28, 2010 @ 22:22:10
That looks amazing.
February 28, 2010 @ 23:11:12
March 01, 2010 @ 22:28:11
both bikes are looking real good. booduh, what rear hub is that?
March 02, 2010 @ 00:37:26
Originally posted by Inactive User
both bikes are looking real good. booduh, what rear hub is that?


i think it's this: http://bythehive.com/collection/chub-hubs/chub-fixed/
March 02, 2010 @ 05:32:20
yeah it is a chub hub. a guy that worked at the dark room at usc had one of those. it is supposed to create a stronger wheel by having a shorter spoke length.
March 02, 2010 @ 16:31:48
can't wait for the snow to get outta here so i can get back on my bike!
March 02, 2010 @ 19:22:53
Originally posted by Inactive User


thanks man. very high priced.
March 03, 2010 @ 05:00:34
oh yeah!
March 08, 2010 @ 21:27:44
just got a thomson elite seatpost and an elite x4 stem. new pics on the way. smokeyface
March 08, 2010 @ 21:56:39
just got a thomson elite seatpost and an elite x4 stem. new pics on the way. smokeyface


if you have a pista concept that would just be funny.
March 09, 2010 @ 22:17:15
if you have a pista concept that would just be funny.


i wish haha. i have all the parts for the generic pista concept build except for the frame tongueface
March 09, 2010 @ 23:59:02
just got a thomson elite seatpost and an elite x4 stem. new pics on the way. smokeyface


that stuff is way too overpriced, you can get something just as beefy for 1/3 the price
March 10, 2010 @ 00:30:04
^ dude my cousin cawpped basically all his thompson elite stuff for like 40 each.

UCSB.

March 10, 2010 @ 01:07:43
more pics on the blog
www.timothymar.wordpress.com

March 10, 2010 @ 07:34:27
i hate you tim. although I gotta ask, what do you do with so many track bikes? I have a track bike and a time trial bike. I have a hard time getting on both but both bikes are different enough to warrant me wanting to ride one over the other. I can't imagine choosing which bike to ride when they are essentially the same(steel track bikes).
March 10, 2010 @ 22:10:32
that stuff is way too overpriced, you can get something just as beefy for 1/3 the price


it's definitely not, they're super light and tough, anodizing on em is great and made of a single piece of alloy.

i also got each for less than half msrp lolol
March 10, 2010 @ 22:11:02
tim i think you need a road bike.

edit: just found out that's not your bike. still get a road bike.
March 10, 2010 @ 23:32:54
Yeah thats my friends bike. I actually sold off all my frames. All i have now is the broakland. Im ready for a rode bike

lol yeah. thats actualy my next purchase. I wanted to finish my broakland first (which is done now)
Now time to decide on what i want
March 14, 2010 @ 12:47:49
vintage colnago full campy! i know you can afford it too lol
March 14, 2010 @ 18:05:59
it's definitely not, they're super light and tough, anodizing on em is great and made of a single piece of alloy.

i also got each for less than half msrp lolol


I am not sure what kind of riding that you're that weight really matters, but to each his own. I just like to save money and get beefy/indestructible parts
March 15, 2010 @ 01:07:35
climb hills enough and you'll consider being a weight weenie.
March 16, 2010 @ 03:35:52
Can anyone suggest a good budgeted choice of a complete fixie bike?
thx...
March 16, 2010 @ 04:02:39
de rosa + campy
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