May 24, 2010 @ 03:32 AM
BitchFunk

Post: 1014

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: Left Coast

Coasting feels nice as fuck.
May 24, 2010 @ 04:40 AM
rickqlo

Post: 1049

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: melbs

Yeah, I'm in Alhambra. I'm having a lot of trouble riding the bike in reverse. Any tips?


I dunno how you're practising riding backwards now, but try pushing off the wall first or even running into the wall and doing an endo, this way you'll get some momentum when you pedal backwards.

When you start pedalling backwards, lean back as far as you can and keep the bars straight as possible. It also becomes easier if you lower your seat, adjust the seat angle and get wider bars.
May 24, 2010 @ 02:17 PM
Stuntastic14

Post: 315

Join Date: Dec 2006

anyone riding spinergy REV-X's? Just wondering what peoples opinion on them is.


Everyone who has never rode one, will blabber about how a few exploded.

Guess what, all wheels at some point or another have failed.
Deep Vs break, road wheels break, and so on.

If you plan on tricking with it, i wouldn't suggest it.

If you just ride around without jumping on and off shit, it's fine.

Massan rode one, and my buddy bought it from him a few years back.
It's still running.
May 24, 2010 @ 08:16 PM
leprechaunupindatree

Post: 612

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: dirty meda

rev x wheels are decent if you can find them for a good price, ie less than 200 or around 150. the blades are very thin and you can flex them with two fingers.

that being said they're pretty strong for what they are. watch dirt's part in mash/macaframa and you'll see some of the abuse it can be put through. FWIW I still wouldn't do tricks on them.

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

May 25, 2010 @ 11:01 AM
Reginald Fairfield

Post: 652

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Maryland/NYC

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.
May 25, 2010 @ 09:02 PM
Homeless

Post: 1878

Join Date: Nov 2008

dont even consider it.
May 25, 2010 @ 10:50 PM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

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 AM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

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 AM
julian.

Post: 3297

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: LA.

56-57 probably but depends on the frameset..
do you want a trick dedicated bike?

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May 26, 2010 @ 09:23 AM
M-Breezy

Post: 19

Join Date: May 2010

Forget OU bikes
May 26, 2010 @ 02:25 PM
J THRILLLAH

Post: 1763

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: TEXAS


May 26, 2010 @ 05:00 PM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

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 @ 07:54 PM
Reginald Fairfield

Post: 652

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Maryland/NYC

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 @ 07:08 PM
julian.

Post: 3297

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: LA.

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 @ 08:16 PM
whoRichard?

Post: 2114

Join Date: Jul 2009

Location: 714

Hows dis if i could cop for 350?
orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1760527949.html
May 28, 2010 @ 12:03 AM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

How tall are you? That's a tall bike.
May 28, 2010 @ 12:17 AM
whoRichard?

Post: 2114

Join Date: Jul 2009

Location: 714

5'9 5'10 ish i got some long ass legs tho.
May 28, 2010 @ 08:17 AM
babyshoe

Post: 1414

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Downtown LA

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 @ 05:51 PM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

58cm should be good for your height. I would get it. It's a nice looking bike.
May 29, 2010 @ 12:51 AM
whoRichard?

Post: 2114

Join Date: Jul 2009

Location: 714

MOtherfucker sold it sad i wanted it too how about this
orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1763231542.html
350
May 29, 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

That might be a little small for you. You need a 57 or 58, maybe even 60.
May 29, 2010 @ 02:00 PM
whoRichard?

Post: 2114

Join Date: Jul 2009

Location: 714

GOod bike tho?
May 30, 2010 @ 11:56 AM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

Yeah, it's a good bike, but it'll just be small for you.
May 30, 2010 @ 08:13 PM
leprechaunupindatree

Post: 612

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: dirty meda



new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice

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

June 1, 2010 @ 12:09 AM
goldengoose

Post: 1285

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: LA County

^cool

do you guys recommend a front brake for people just starting to ride fixed?
June 1, 2010 @ 12:42 AM
whoRichard?

Post: 2114

Join Date: Jul 2009

Location: 714

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
June 1, 2010 @ 01:44 AM
yutatng

Post: 109

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: 626

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!
June 1, 2010 @ 02:00 AM
julian.

Post: 3297

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: LA.



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.

cool

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June 1, 2010 @ 05:59 PM
Technique

Post: 2903

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: SF,U.S.A.

Can't find a fucking bike on craigslist.. mercier kilo tt 57 is sold out on bikes direct sad

IG - @CONSCIOUSONE OG 2007 HB FINESSE

June 1, 2010 @ 07:16 PM
leprechaunupindatree

Post: 612

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: dirty meda

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. cool

just my .02

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


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