Official Fixed Gear Thread

Apr 29, 2010 @ 17:48
honestly its very hard to find a good condition one for under 600. all NJS frames are good, i would kill to have a nagasawa.
best bet is search some of the track market Japanese blogs and hope you find something.
ive seen some for around 550 the cheapest but there usually rusted and chipped pretty bad.
Apr 29, 2010 @ 18:49
um...

yeah i do realize the geometry is nice.
but that is exactly what i am talking about.
super tight geo (overlap and all), threaded components, less rake on the fork (f barspin clearance)

throw some nice silver components on there, nice mavic/lowpro wheelset.

any ideas? possibly keirin steel or stay italian?



It's not hard to change up a Bianchi Pista to make it "more track."

Here's a picture of mine and how I changed it.

Painted to shit and just a fuckin beater. Can't even ride it anymore, because the bottom bracket - chainstays creak.

Lets compare it to your Pista.


Notice the tire clearance from your downtube is different compared to mine? A simple fork/headset change made that difference. Change your gearing and take out a link in your chain, and it will bring your rear tire a lot closer to your seat tube.

And when someone said that you can sell your bike complete for around $500... They weren't lying. You'll get more money parting your bike out, as opposed to trying to sell it complete.

And it doesn't matter how long or how far you ride your bike.

If you make a mistake, you've made a mistake, own up to it and don't try to approach it with confrontation. It's the internet.

Anyways.
My ride...


Switched out the Cinelli stem/3ttt Pistas to Nitto Pearl/B123s.
Also switched the RX-1s/MKS Doubles to Time Atacs.

Still need to re-pack my Suzue/Open Pro wheel set, then I'm gonna throw it on there.
But for now, Phil to B43/Deep V.
Apr 29, 2010 @ 18:50
true true.
any ideas on a frameset? preferably like under 600$

samson, bridgestone, panasonic, fuck everything looks so sick but i dont even know where i would find one.


just start cruising la fixed. some times a vivalo or something cool comes up for around that price. for example there is this bridgestone for 450 but its a 53.5

Apr 29, 2010 @ 18:57
i saw that , beautiful bike, sucks its too small.

@stunt i absolutely love my bike, but i feel it would simply just be fun to build something else up, just like a little project or something.

i'd fucking love to build up a cannondale track though, absolute dream bike &)&)

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Apr 29, 2010 @ 19:41
awesomeness

http://instagram.com/qyel

Apr 29, 2010 @ 21:07
yeah sick as fuck,the dude that owns that yamaguchi has a amzing collection of bikes,
He must have mad money. i love this one, he sold it to some chinese guy tho.

Apr 30, 2010 @ 00:31
those look like real bullhorns

whatever

Apr 30, 2010 @ 00:57
yeah sick as fuck,the dude that owns that yamaguchi has a amzing collection of bikes,
He must have mad money. i love this one, he sold it to some chinese guy tho.


ipod dock = bike frame dock?
Apr 30, 2010 @ 03:59
shame thats running clinchers and cages :/
Apr 30, 2010 @ 04:09
yeah sick as fuck,the dude that owns that yamaguchi has a amzing collection of bikes,
He must have mad money. i love this one, he sold it to some chinese guy tho.

guy got real lucky. he found some dude selling off a bunch of bikes for cheap. that yamaguchi frame had hed wheels on it and shit and he got it for around 500 i believe.

http://instagram.com/qyel

Apr 30, 2010 @ 09:15
wtf. thats nuts. buying a custom fitted bike seems kinda weird though.

still, 500 dollars? i thought it costs like 1500 to order a frame from yamaguchi.



the guy who owns this bike spent like 3k on it or something. pretty ridiculous for an ugly bike ?)
Apr 30, 2010 @ 11:28
wtf. thats nuts. buying a custom fitted bike seems kinda weird though.

still, 500 dollars? i thought it costs like 1500 to order a frame from yamaguchi.



the guy who owns this bike spent like 3k on it or something. pretty ridiculous for an ugly bike ?)


In the real world, people sell stuff for a lot less than what they paid.

But on the internets, people sell for way more than they paid.
Apr 30, 2010 @ 12:02
In the real world, people sell stuff for a lot less than what they paid.

But on the internets, people sell for way more than they paid.


now thats just crazy speak (sarcasm).

custom bikes always go for cheap. mostly b/c unless you have a twin that bike isn't going to be the right size for anyone else...
Apr 30, 2010 @ 17:30
anybody ride a Masi??
Apr 30, 2010 @ 18:39
i do.

Apr 30, 2010 @ 19:00
I'm tryna get into fixed gear riding for the summer. What's the cheapest ya'll prefer?
Apr 30, 2010 @ 22:47
^ Fool your in woodland hills, what school you go to?
Apr 30, 2010 @ 23:46
El Camino.
May 01, 2010 @ 00:43
i do.



you like it?

somebody has a complete Masi can't tell the make but i'm guessing a speciale for $200. guy didn't respond to my text though ?)
May 01, 2010 @ 03:31
oh really?
my homie goes there whats ur name?
May 01, 2010 @ 06:25
Originally posted by Inactive User
you like it?

somebody has a complete Masi can't tell the make but i'm guessing a speciale for $200. guy didn't respond to my text though ?)


As long as it isn't a conversion thats a pretty good deal. And yeah, I like it. I get compliments on it all the time. The geometry is a bit stiff for street riding but its an aluminum bike so thats to be expected.
May 05, 2010 @ 00:09
right now my bottom bracket is a 110.5, if i buy new cranks that require 107 bottom bracket will it fit on my frame?
May 05, 2010 @ 04:08
right now my bottom bracket is a 110.5, if i buy new cranks that require 107 bottom bracket will it fit on my frame?


why wouldn't it be fit on your bike? in my opinion, those crank will just fit fine.
May 05, 2010 @ 23:32
dat brake level

May 05, 2010 @ 23:53
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May 06, 2010 @ 03:02
Originally posted by Inactive User
dat brake level



whoaaa what happned there?

UCSB.

May 06, 2010 @ 03:59


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May 06, 2010 @ 04:59
is it better to have a light or heavy frame?
May 06, 2010 @ 05:20
My bike...cost me 10 bucks lol. I kind of want a fixie.






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May 07, 2010 @ 00:58
the cranks require a 107 mm bottom bracket
so i need to know if i can put a 107mm bottom bracket on my bike
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