Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 25, 2010 @ 21:02
dont even consider it.
May 25, 2010 @ 22:50
This has probably been discussed before and I can guess you guys' attitudes towards this but what do you guys think about UO fixed gear bikes.

I pretty much decided to lurk on craigslist for my bike but it could be another option.


You are definitely better off looking on Craigslist or BikesDirect. Much cheaper and you can find good quality bikes. Just go on Bikesdirect and get a Mercier Kilo TT. Good starter bike. Or even get a Windsor the Hour.
May 26, 2010 @ 02:26
I'm getting a fixie lol. It wont be my daily bike, it will be something i use a couple times a week to trick on.

Im 5'11"

what sized bike should i get?

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

May 26, 2010 @ 02:58
56-57 probably but depends on the frameset..
do you want a trick dedicated bike?

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May 26, 2010 @ 09:23
Forget OU bikes
May 26, 2010 @ 14:25
May 26, 2010 @ 17:00
56-57 probably but depends on the frameset..
do you want a trick dedicated bike?



Thanks, and Ive never done tricks on a fixie before but have been doing it for years on regular mountain/road bikes. I dont want a trick dedicated bike, but something in between regular riding/tricking.

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

May 26, 2010 @ 19:54
alright thanks for the feedback. i figured i should stay away from them, just had to check with other people. yeah craigslist it is then.
May 27, 2010 @ 19:08
Thanks, and Ive never done tricks on a fixie before but have been doing it for years on regular mountain/road bikes. I dont want a trick dedicated bike, but something in between regular riding/tricking.


would you like a prebuilt bike or build one yourself?

Bianchi Pistas have barspin clearance, as do IRO Mark V's (I am not 100% sure of this)
though most bikes with a 27mtb front or a 650 should have barspin clearance.

my suggestion would be a mercier kilo TT , get the complete, upgrade from there, add a 650 if you want barspins.

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May 27, 2010 @ 20:16
Hows dis if i could cop for 350?
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1760527949.html
May 28, 2010 @ 00:03
How tall are you? That's a tall bike.
May 28, 2010 @ 00:17
5'9 5'10 ish i got some long ass legs tho.
May 28, 2010 @ 08:17
if you can stand over it with out having to get on your toes it should be fine. You can fix the issue of reach by getting a shorter stem. I can't comment on the price.
May 28, 2010 @ 17:51
58cm should be good for your height. I would get it. It's a nice looking bike.
May 29, 2010 @ 00:51
MOtherfucker sold it smh i wanted it too how about this
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1763231542.html
350
May 29, 2010 @ 12:53
That might be a little small for you. You need a 57 or 58, maybe even 60.
May 29, 2010 @ 14:00
GOod bike tho?
May 30, 2010 @ 11:56
Yeah, it's a good bike, but it'll just be small for you.
May 30, 2010 @ 20:13


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice

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

Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:09
^cool

do you guys recommend a front brake for people just starting to ride fixed?
Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:42
I am somewhat of a beginner too, looking for a bike, but personally I would not get a brake, its not even that hard to stop man, youtube some videos they'll teach you how haha
Jun 01, 2010 @ 01:44
I would recommend riding with a brake if you are not confident in stopping with your legs. I've been riding for months now and I still ride with a brake just in case and I just don't have the confidence to skid stop coming down hills. My advice is to keep a brake on until you feel comfortable enough to ride without one. Safety first!
Jun 01, 2010 @ 02:00


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice


hell yeah!
now ditch those shitty straps (i personally hated mine, stretched to hell), get some toshis, doublizers, and youre fucking set on that setup.

smokeyface

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 17:59
Can't find a fucking bike on craigslist.. mercier kilo tt 57 is sold out on bikes direct smh

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 19:16
I am somewhat of a beginner too, looking for a bike, but personally I would not get a brake, its not even that hard to stop man, youtube some videos they'll teach you how haha


sorry, but that's some terrible advice dude.

ride a brake for the first few months at least, until you get the hang of it (if you decide to ride brakeless). i remember making the mistake of riding brakeless immediately after buying my first fixed gear bike; i narrowly avoided crashing into things a number of times.

you can still skid with a brake installed. don't feel like it's lame having a brake; it actually can give you a more confident ride, ie: you can stop faster, so you can ride faster without having to anticipate something unexpected to happen. smokeyface

just my .02

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

Jun 01, 2010 @ 19:19
hell yeah!
now ditch those shitty straps (i personally hated mine, stretched to hell), get some toshis, doublizers, and youre fucking set on that setup.

smokeyface


yeah i've been meaning to do that for quite some time haha. can't decide whether to get toshis/cadence/etc. or just switch to clipless like time atacs or something.

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

Jun 01, 2010 @ 21:54


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice


om nom nom nomniums. im looking for a set of those right now.

and definitely suggest riding with a brake regardless of how confident you are.
a lot of the rides i go on involve drafting and drafting without a brake is blinkyeyesblinkyeyes
Jun 01, 2010 @ 22:44
thinking about gripping my bullhorns but I don't want to wrap em. Suggestions for a good grip for the bullies?
Jun 02, 2010 @ 18:16
Handle bar tape. It's the most comfortable. Available at all bike stores and online in many different colors from $10.
Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:12
Did some massive searching on craigslist, picked out a few bikes, lemme know what you guys think.
I'm 5"10/5"11 so I looked for bikes around the high 50cm's.

Some don't have sizes but the bike looks nice so I don't mind asking for the price later.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1730958905.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1713727594.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1743273983.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1753287717.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1767008505.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1768457619.html

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