Official Fixed Gear Thread

April 26, 2010 @ 18:38:21 PM
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April 27, 2010 @ 17:54:28 PM
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i want some nice steel, that can go very, very fast.


build up your leg muscles and this could be any bike. bike speed is limited to the rider's capabilities.
April 27, 2010 @ 19:47:29 PM
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what do you guys think about this bike?? I'm about 75% sure I'm gonna pick it up in the next few weeks.

http://urbanvelo.org/new-redline-urbis-photos/
April 27, 2010 @ 20:24:55 PM
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build up your leg muscles and this could be any bike. bike speed is limited to the rider's capabilities.


well i know this.
i was somewhat kidding, but in reality, i guess i want something that is just way more track.
drops / tighter geometry. da works.

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April 27, 2010 @ 23:17:38 PM
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lol @ "riding the track"

its also a broakland not a gtb


who said it was a GTB.
I was simply talking about GT styled frames in general.

and whats so funny about riding the track if u have a bike that nice and ur using cleats , ofcousre i would assume u ride the velo riding a hed 3 on the streets is just stupid.
April 27, 2010 @ 23:57:14 PM
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Yay.


dude told me it was sold as soon as i texted him smh

anyway that redline ubris looks like a decent ride
April 28, 2010 @ 03:41:41 AM
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WAIT ,

I think the urbis is not a fixed gear BUT a single speed , right ?

I say that because I don't see any toe clips.
April 28, 2010 @ 09:52:54 AM
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Location: Virginia
i need help finding a fixed gear...i live it VA so i don't have many people to ride with, but i still want one.
April 28, 2010 @ 11:29:12 AM
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Location: Downtown LA
who said it was a GTB.
I was simply talking about GT styled frames in general.

and whats so funny about riding the track if u have a bike that nice and ur using cleats , ofcousre i would assume u ride the velo riding a hed 3 on the streets is just stupid.


I'm pretty sure he rides with the hed3 on the street. Broaklands aren't meant to be track machines. Last time I checked they were insanely heavy. With that said, I'm jealous that he can afford/has a custom bike. I could never bring myself to drop that much money on a steel bike unless it was a keirin bike.
April 28, 2010 @ 11:57:32 AM
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Location: uptown
Any love for roadies out there?

None of that pop a wheelie, double mctwist bar spin flippy hub nuts-on-stem no handed skid stuff

i'm talking long distance time trials - metric and us centuries!



09 Felt F3 Super Light
SRAM Red FD/RD + Brifters
SRAM Rival Brakes
S900 Crank 170mm (considering quarg cinqo upgrade)
Easton EA90 Aero w/R4 Hubs
XLab Superwing Setup
Cinelli Ram CF Post
Prologo Nago Pas Cool Team Saddle
April 28, 2010 @ 12:51:54 PM
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You'd rather drop bank on a keirin frame, as opposed to a custom fitted frame? Say what?

well i know this.
i was somewhat kidding, but in reality, i guess i want something that is just way more track.
drops / tighter geometry. da works.


You realize a Pista is one of the closest to track geometry frames out there, right? Compared to the Kilo and such.
You want to make that more track...

Remove the threadless fork/headset and put on a threaded fork with 38 rake or less.

Take off the Aerospoke.
April 28, 2010 @ 13:13:27 PM
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who said it was a GTB.
I was simply talking about GT styled frames in general.


lol. nice save (not really)
April 28, 2010 @ 14:54:36 PM
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WAIT ,

I think the urbis is not a fixed gear BUT a single speed , right ?

I say that because I don't see any toe clips.


It's fixed, but it's a flip flop hub in the back. Most bikes don't usually come equipped with toe clips when you buy them either.
April 28, 2010 @ 19:13:09 PM
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I'm pretty sure he rides with the hed3 on the street. Broaklands aren't meant to be track machines. Last time I checked they were insanely heavy. With that said, I'm jealous that he can afford/has a custom bike. I could never bring myself to drop that much money on a steel bike unless it was a keirin bike.


who cares even if they are heavy frames, it's not like hes trying to become legit and start racing. if anything i say keep the hed 3 sell the frame save up and but something better if he does ever ride the velo.

lol. nice save (not really)


What the fuck are you even saying.
April 28, 2010 @ 19:49:06 PM
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Location: LA.
You'd rather drop bank on a keirin frame, as opposed to a custom fitted frame? Say what?

You realize a Pista is one of the closest to track geometry frames out there, right? Compared to the Kilo and such.
You want to make that more track...

Remove the threadless fork/headset and put on a threaded fork with 38 rake or less.

Take off the Aerospoke.


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?

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April 28, 2010 @ 20:03:51 PM
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my piece of shit


friend's bike, look how ridiculously big his tires are

AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS...

April 28, 2010 @ 20:18:38 PM
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friend's bike, look how ridiculously big his tires are


Thats dope,


Not that fast but probably hella comfortable

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

April 28, 2010 @ 20:30:35 PM
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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?


njs.
April 28, 2010 @ 20:47:20 PM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Socal
what do you guys think about this bike?? I'm about 75% sure I'm gonna pick it up in the next few weeks.

http://urbanvelo.org/new-redline-urbis-photos/


that looks dope as shit
April 29, 2010 @ 00:21:00 AM
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What the fuck are you even saying.


im saying youre a dipshit moron.

by quoting a picture of a broakland pipebomb and saying "beast gts are always the best" do you expect people to infer that
a.youre talking about gtb styled frames
or
b. mistakenly referring to the gtb looking bike. n

ow really think about it.

or i mean i guess we could apply your method to other things from now on and see how it works:

Originally posted by Inactive User
a:[quotes picture of leader] beast pista concepts are always the best

b: thats a leader not a pista

a: who said it was a pista? i was simply talking about aluminum frames with oversized tubing
April 29, 2010 @ 00:46:33 AM
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you're a dumbass, i was biking back in 06 before u faggot trend follwers i know my shit and i know what a fucking gtb looks like.
go suck on ya mommy nipples, dead fetus.

and who the fuck in there right mind would think a leader is a bianchi.
they dont even compare.
April 29, 2010 @ 00:58:19 AM
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no. i dont give a shit how long youve been biking you still made a retarded statement.

also; their* right mind

instead of looking up information on bikes why dont you go study up on common sense and english, asshat.
April 29, 2010 @ 01:10:08 AM
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i dont give a shit, i know what i said, and i know what i ment.
April 29, 2010 @ 01:11:06 AM
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fair enough, carry on king.
April 29, 2010 @ 01:28:25 AM
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ok that acutally made me lol.
since i did just change my avatar.
April 29, 2010 @ 10:54:07 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
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?


You're not going to get toe over lap on a 56+ cm bike. Go NJS. I can only think of a few italian steel bikes worth having, most of them cost 1000+ for the frame set.
April 29, 2010 @ 12:36:22 PM
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am i the only one who found that funny "i was biking back in 06"?

if we wanna go down that route, I actually started biking in 1985 training wheels all day, drive way corner jumping, and back brake skids is how we do
April 29, 2010 @ 14:54:15 PM
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You're not going to get toe over lap on a 56+ cm bike. Go NJS. I can only think of a few italian steel bikes worth having, most of them cost 1000+ for the frame set.


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.

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April 29, 2010 @ 17:48:04 PM
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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.
April 29, 2010 @ 18:49:36 PM
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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.
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