Official Fixed Gear Thread

Apr 11, 2011 @ 03:03
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?
Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:14
I ride a 2010 Fuji track but I've grown out of it already, anyone suggestions for a simple looking frame for under $350? Preferably black.
Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:18
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?


I got a 2007 Specialized Allez Elite off of ebay for $350. Needless to say that was a hell of a find but if you troll ebay enough you're bound to find a deal similar.
Apr 12, 2011 @ 18:15
Is it ok to post this in this thread? If not, mods can delete it.

Selling my bike because I have other priorities that I need to take care of. Total ride time is about 12 hours. Bike is completely stock besides the pedals and handle bars. I
Apr 14, 2011 @ 00:06
a couple friends of mine are looking for cheap bikes i dont really know what to recommend them beside a kilo~ is there anything else cheaper? I built my bike piece by piece so i never really looked for a complete
Apr 14, 2011 @ 21:54
Fixed Gear trend is huge in Toronto. We have huge ass fixed-gear meetups every week hahah. Great living downtown!
Apr 17, 2011 @ 16:14
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?


i'll ride with you homie!
Apr 17, 2011 @ 22:48
Just picked up a used KHS Flite 100 for a pretty good price online... pretty excited about it, but the weather lately has been MAD cold.. I'm thinking I need to put on a front brake just in case, cause I'm a total noob when it comes to riding a fixed gear bike, and I've never even attempted at a skid stop. The next decent weather we have, I'm going to go out and try to nail the skid.


Can anyone help me with some techniques? I know the basics from watching videos and whatnot.. but just little tips and tricks.

Also, is there anything on the bike that I need to replace? I've heard that the wheels and pedals aren't too good, but since I'm so new I don't think replacing them would make that much of a difference.

Any help is appreciated.. thanks!

-G
Apr 19, 2011 @ 10:28
Just picked up a used KHS Flite 100 for a pretty good price online... pretty excited about it, but the weather lately has been MAD cold.. I'm thinking I need to put on a front brake just in case, cause I'm a total noob when it comes to riding a fixed gear bike, and I've never even attempted at a skid stop. The next decent weather we have, I'm going to go out and try to nail the skid.


Can anyone help me with some techniques? I know the basics from watching videos and whatnot.. but just little tips and tricks.

Also, is there anything on the bike that I need to replace? I've heard that the wheels and pedals aren't too good, but since I'm so new I don't think replacing them would make that much of a difference.

Any help is appreciated.. thanks!

-G


Nah, you alright with the current set up. The gearing ratio is an easier cheaper adjustment if you want to skid easier. Since you've watched vids and such, I will skip the basics. Tips such as getting your weight forward is one, as well as pulling up with the feet up against your cages as well. Start with little skids to get the feel of reverse resistance. Practice with one side at the same point since you will probably be dominant one side more than the other. Practice track stands as well starting out.
~Lefty
Apr 19, 2011 @ 12:17
Really thinking about getting a bike this summer. Tryna keep it around 400 or if the bike can justify the price. I wanna hit up trails and stuff, but will probably ride around in the street more than often. Doesn't have to be fixed. Any body got any suggestions?



Yeah, get one of these - keep fixies on the track!!




Apr 19, 2011 @ 17:47
Answer
a couple friends of mine are looking for cheap bikes i dont really know what to recommend them beside a kilo~ is there anything else cheaper? I built my bike piece by piece so i never really looked for a complete


Your local Craigslist should have many fixed gear bikes. Just make sure what brands to look for. Otherwise, http://www.bikesdirect.com
Apr 21, 2011 @ 00:55
Anybody have experience with spinery rev x wheels? i found a pretty good deal on one.
Apr 21, 2011 @ 19:15
Need a road bike kind of like KDL for around $350, this will be my first fixed gear tho
Apr 21, 2011 @ 20:24
Anybody have experience with spinery rev x wheels? i found a pretty good deal on one.


Dude around here was riding one in a triatholon when the carbon blades failed in turn causing the rims to explode. Long story short, he lost his ear and road-rashed half his face to smithereens.
Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:32
fuck that ill stick with regular wheels haha
Apr 22, 2011 @ 18:54
how do you guys feel about omniums?
Apr 22, 2011 @ 19:37
^best crank for that price range. has an external bb so its stiffer + lighter than internal bb.
Apr 22, 2011 @ 23:12
Originally posted by Inactive User
Dude around here was riding one in a triatholon when the carbon blades failed in turn causing the rims to explode. Long story short, he lost his ear and road-rashed half his face to smithereens.


WTF. I had no idea you registered. Welcome to HB, faggot!

You should put some pics up of our bikes. I'm on a shitty iPad and don't know how to get the image properties.

Road 24 miles today. Feels good man.
Apr 23, 2011 @ 23:24
So Ive been riding just a cheap road bike conversion for about a year or so. I was thinking about asking for a new bike for graduation. How do you guys feel about Bianchi Pistas? Ive heard mixed things about the more recent models but mostly good overall about the brand and quality. Ideally i would like to get a Pista and an aerospoke smokeyface smokeyface
Apr 24, 2011 @ 11:05
Opinion
Originally posted by Inactive User
So Ive been riding just a cheap road bike conversion for about a year or so. I was thinking about asking for a new bike for graduation. How do you guys feel about Bianchi Pistas? Ive heard mixed things about the more recent models but mostly good overall about the brand and quality. Ideally i would like to get a Pista and an aerospoke smokeyface smokeyface


Bianchi is Bianchi. That's top quality. Get it.
Apr 25, 2011 @ 00:44
WTF. I had no idea you registered. Welcome to HB, faggot!

You should put some pics up of our bikes. I'm on a shitty iPad and don't know how to get the image properties.

Road 24 miles today. Feels good man.


Been on HB for a well but thanks I suppose haha, and the pictures are in my album on FB, where else would you like them posted?
Apr 25, 2011 @ 00:48
Originally posted by Inactive User
So Ive been riding just a cheap road bike conversion for about a year or so. I was thinking about asking for a new bike for graduation. How do you guys feel about Bianchi Pistas? Ive heard mixed things about the more recent models but mostly good overall about the brand and quality. Ideally i would like to get a Pista and an aerospoke smokeyface smokeyface

tongueface cheap steal frame with road drop outs ---> cheap steal frame with track drop outs. On top of that you want to add a $300 anchor and call it a front wheel. Go for it, brah, though it makes no sense at all I'm sure your street cred will go through the roof. Don't forget to learn some sweet fixie tricks though..........
Apr 25, 2011 @ 21:49
i sense sarcasm, i was asking a sincere question man. And are Aerospokes really that heavy?
Apr 25, 2011 @ 22:41
Planning on picking up a bike of my own soon, I've been messing with my friends lately and its been saving me a shit load of money from gas..

Hows kilo tt?
Apr 26, 2011 @ 04:34
Originally posted by Inactive User
i sense sarcasm, i was asking a sincere question man. And are Aerospokes really that heavy?


i had a front aerospoke and it weighed so fuckign much like as much as a heavy WHEELSET (deep vs etc)
Apr 26, 2011 @ 17:55
Answer
Originally posted by Inactive User
i sense sarcasm, i was asking a sincere question man. And are Aerospokes really that heavy?


Yes, Aerospokes are really heavy and are just a fashion statement. You are better off with either carbon wheels (If you can afford them.) or regular 700c wheels.
Apr 26, 2011 @ 17:57
Opinion
Planning on picking up a bike of my own soon, I've been messing with my friends lately and its been saving me a shit load of money from gas..

Hows kilo tt?


It's a great bike. Good frame, decent parts. You get what you pay for.
I've been riding my 2009 Kilo TT for a year now and I love it.
However, once you get it, you'll have the desire to add better parts.
Apr 26, 2011 @ 20:06
going to cop a kilo tt, i want to replace the pedals, and handle bars (flat), anyone have suggestions? not looking to spend much.
Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:53

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Apr 28, 2011 @ 14:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
i sense sarcasm, i was asking a sincere question man. And are Aerospokes really that heavy?


yeah Aerospokes blow, if you have money like that to toss at an ugly front wheel, go for some nice rims instead
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