Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 07, 2010 @ 01:24
yes, you can.

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May 07, 2010 @ 07:31
is it better to have a light or heavy frame?


There isn't a single reason to have a heavy frame. Aluminum versus steel is totally different though.
May 09, 2010 @ 20:57
are aerospokes the best wheels for big people?
May 10, 2010 @ 17:31
How much do you weigh?
May 11, 2010 @ 01:50
Originally posted by Inactive User
are aerospokes the best wheels for big people?


No... what a waste of money, rename that shit aeroJOKE

A well laced wheel is good for a "big" person, if you are sketched out ride 48 spokes, that shit is bombproof
May 12, 2010 @ 22:17


whoever won this is a lucky cat
May 13, 2010 @ 16:15
I'm moving to new york to be a student and i definitely dont wanna take the subway. I'm planning on going to my nearest bike shop to check it out. I know i want something lightweight, like a track bike and brakes etc. is there anything else i should know?
May 13, 2010 @ 17:26
How much is your budget? If it's low, try to get a SE or Mercier or Windsor. They are light weight and track bikes.
May 13, 2010 @ 17:55
@EKANS Why are SE bikes horrible? What is better? Mercier? Windsor? Motobecane?
May 13, 2010 @ 18:25
i always recommend the mercier.
the frameset was great, but the rest of the components are iffy.

get one off of bikesdirect, throw on a new pedal setup, maybe some new handlebars, and youre good to go.

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May 14, 2010 @ 00:13
steel vs. aluminum? and does it matter which pedals or handlebars i get as long as its what i want or can afford? or should i avoid certain companies?
May 14, 2010 @ 00:17
I'd say steel its more stronger and you don't really need a feather light bike. Go with what you can afford but for cranks I would get sugino messangers. Oh yeah avoid getting ourys. Worst grips ever. I'd just get bmx grips.

AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS...

May 14, 2010 @ 00:33
thanks
May 15, 2010 @ 17:48
just buildin up my first fixed right now. got a few friends deep into the fixed scene here but just a quick question. Risers or Bullies?
May 16, 2010 @ 02:51
^i'd go for risers

fucking love my new fuji feather &)



May 16, 2010 @ 12:11
that looks kind of small.

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May 16, 2010 @ 12:35
Originally posted by Inactive User
just buildin up my first fixed right now. got a few friends deep into the fixed scene here but just a quick question. Risers or Bullies?


It just depends how you prefer to ride. I would try out both if you have a friend w/ risers and a friend w/ bull horns. I actually prefer bullhorns because you have 2 to 3 different areas to put your arms. Risers limit you to just on position which gets annoying.
May 16, 2010 @ 15:07
that looks kind of small.


yeah it's a 52. im only 5'7 so its good
May 16, 2010 @ 16:03
You ride a 52cm and you're 5'7? I ride a 56 and I'm the same height. On a side note: which bike should I buy?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1743866519.html

or

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1741815794.html


I am going more toward the Windsor because it's cheaper, has a brake and it's name brand.
May 16, 2010 @ 20:02
yeah it's a 52. im only 5'7 so its good


you tower over it, no?

Originally posted by Inactive User
I am going more toward the Windsor because it's cheaper, has a brake and it's name brand.


since when?
May 16, 2010 @ 21:51
nope i guess i have short legs and a long torso so it fits me well
May 16, 2010 @ 22:45
@babyshoe. Windsor is currently pretty popular in the fixed gear scene and the frames are made by the same company that makes Mercier, Motobecane, and Fuji.
May 17, 2010 @ 01:50
im not sure what was on the windsor but the black gold one comes with nitto's, dp18's, and a brand new gatorskin. im not sure what the frame is but looks like a motobecane or something and apparently it just recently got overhauled. sounds better than a windsor to me.
May 17, 2010 @ 07:33
@babyshoe. Windsor is currently pretty popular in the fixed gear scene and the frames are made by the same company that makes Mercier, Motobecane, and Fuji.


I was being sarcastic. Its like saying kirkland select is a brand name.
May 17, 2010 @ 11:53
Abosolutely avoid SE Drafts at ALLLLL costs. Shittest bikes on the planet.


He wasn't saying SE Bikes are bad, he just said the Draft is bad which is pretty true, if you are going to get an SE Bike, buy the SE Lager, now that's a nice affordable bike!

steel vs. aluminum? and does it matter which pedals or handlebars i get as long as its what i want or can afford? or should i avoid certain companies?[/Q
Steel is real, that's a classic saying, I have never ridden aluminum for a long trip, but I like steel, it's super strong and won't dent as easily as aluminum. As far as pedals go I like to ride BMX pedals with holdfast straps, any adjustable velcro straps are the best! Otherwise get plastic pedals and plastic clips, steel clips blow! My favorite handlebar setups are drop bars or really wide riser bars, both are super comfortable. Most companies are solid so no worries! Get products with warranties!

smokeyface
May 17, 2010 @ 12:08
also, avoid oury grips at all costs, holy lord so uncomfortable.
get some vstrongs, worth the money.

also if you plan to go the double strap route, go either MKS Sylvan Tracks / Twisted Odyssey PCs, All City plastic doubles (THE FUCKING BEST, about 7$) and either Toshi Doubles (~100$) or Cadence Doubles (~80$), with double straps, buy nice or buy twice.

or you can get some holdfast straps, but i personally think they look a little silly on non-trick bikes.

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May 17, 2010 @ 23:12
steel/alloy clips aren't really as bad as you guys are making them out to be. better power transfer than plastic clips. also better fit if you don't wear big ass shoes.

ourys also aren't that bad if they're used for short rides. that being said I prefer bartape on pretty much everything.

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782

May 18, 2010 @ 00:08
Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario. BUT l'll admit I'm a complete noob at this shit, so hopefully some of you guys help me out.

first off though, I see heights and frame sizes in CM's being correlated so if I'm 5"10 / 5"11 what would I be looking at?

& hopefully I'm looking at a 500$ budget

IG - @SEANLEQUANG OG 2007 HB FINESSE

May 18, 2010 @ 00:18
Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario.


a road bike with gears would be much better suited for riding around sf since there are tons of hills. if you have a fixed gear you will most likely be walking it a lot; up and down the hills.

judging by your height i'd guess you'd probably fit a 56 or 57cm, but your best choice would be to go to a bike shop try out some bikes, since height isn't the only factor into bike fit (you could have long arms, short legs, etc.)

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782

May 18, 2010 @ 00:22
For sure, the terrain of SF will be a factor of my purchasing so I'll take a look into both road/fixed gear bicycles. After trying out some bikes, would it be better to buy a bike from the shop, buy a frame and put parts together, or buy a bike say from like craigslist

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