Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 07, 2012 @ 00:37
dude, don't get a conversion.

Still on the lookout for an 80/90s track frame but it's pretty hard where I live. Conversions look sick when they're simple and sleek!
May 07, 2012 @ 01:47
Someone from the bay sell me their fixie
May 07, 2012 @ 02:17
Still on the lookout for an 80/90s track frame but it's pretty hard where I live. Conversions look sick when they're simple and sleek!


word to that.

May 07, 2012 @ 02:54
wtf. mavic ellipse on a conversion. Not sure if want...

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May 07, 2012 @ 16:18
Any of you dudes interested in a Vans X Gabe Morford hip pouch??

This one...






I have 2 of them to let go of!
Brand new, never used
$25


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May 08, 2012 @ 13:14
My new bitch.
Gonna add some white tires and seat.
May 09, 2012 @ 02:15
Picked this up




Very nice UNO NJS. Hope this gets built up nicely.

The Rpreme

May 09, 2012 @ 02:28
^ Hella clean UNO
May 10, 2012 @ 05:32


My starter project.
Needs so much work, haha but it gets me around esp @ critical mass.
May 10, 2012 @ 06:04
Originally posted by Inactive User
man i loved riding around my town, but once all these hipsters/beaners heard about fixed gears and started selling that shit at wal mart made me kinda sad for the fixie culture and the dudes that have always been riding

fixies have always been for fags/honkeys in capris so don't feel too bad.



AJHAHAHA
May 10, 2012 @ 06:15

this was my last fixed gear before i just decided to ride bmx full time. the frame is an fbm sword. i might ride fixed again, just maybe a proper freestyle fixed. i also had before this a white bare knuckle and a khs flite 100
May 10, 2012 @ 07:43
is there a company that's kind of known for making the best seats? I have a road bike I ride around on that's about 25 years old and still has the original seat on it. It's not that comfortable, and it's pretty worn, so I'm looking to get something new.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

May 10, 2012 @ 07:52
is there a company that's kind of known for making the best seats? I have a road bike I ride around on that's about 25 years old and still has the original seat on it. It's not that comfortable, and it's pretty worn, so I'm looking to get something new.


You can try brooks saddles.
They're pricey but i've heard theyre worth the buck.

Either that or some Selle italia saddles
May 10, 2012 @ 07:53
Brooks look goofy imo. I'd look into Fizik, those are some quality saddles.

flickr.com/leavetownrightnow/

May 10, 2012 @ 07:58
Brooks look goofy imo. I'd look into Fizik, those are some quality saddles.


Hahah yeah, exactly why I don't have one.
That's the brand I was forgetting...
May 10, 2012 @ 09:04
There isn't really a "best" (or worst) company. Any saddle is fine as long as its comfortable to you. and comfortable saddles vary from person to person. Some notable brands are: Selle Italia, San Marco, fizik ,specialized, & prologo. Brooks saddles takes more time to break in than most saddles. Some specialized dealers can measure your sit bone for their saddles.
May 11, 2012 @ 01:35
Nobody's ass is the same. tbh the best thing would to go to a lbs and try it yourself, you don't want to order a saddle online for $100 just to have it be an ass hatchet for you. With that said, ebay has great deals on used saddles.

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May 11, 2012 @ 03:36
I just wanted some brands to look for, because the bike shops in town have such huge selections I wouldn't know where to start.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

May 11, 2012 @ 05:36
A lot of people find fizik ariones and selle italia flites very comfortable. But there won't be a guarantee that these will work for you. I know fizik and selle italia have test saddles that you can try out. I believe its free or just a small fee to test them out as long as you don't break or scratch then and return them on time. And if you end up liking them, the small fee will go towards the saddle when you buy it. I would start there.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, I would do what Dawick suggested and look on craigslist and ebay for cheap saddles. An expensive saddle doesn't necessarily mean it will be more comfortable to you. A $10 saddle can be more comfortable to you than a $300 one.

Just be sure do a long ride to test them out. When I was testing out saddles, I would do 40-50 mile rides.
May 16, 2012 @ 12:18
After looking at the last couple bikes posted...y'all need to get frames that actually fit you. There is no reason your seat post should be lowered all the way down.

May 16, 2012 @ 14:51


My other bike. Well...both, actually.

May 17, 2012 @ 02:59
tbh, I think you should sell your trispoke and buy some more comfortable bars and bar tape.

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May 17, 2012 @ 07:24
either that or actually build a bike that deserves a trispoke. cheap bike with a wheel that cost more than your frameset isn't that cool.

flickr.com/leavetownrightnow/

May 17, 2012 @ 15:38
either that or actually build a bike that deserves a trispoke. cheap bike with a wheel that cost more than your frameset isn't that cool.


Got the trispoke for $200 off the velospace forums. Pista was my first fixed bike. Made me fall in love. I have a Vigorelli frame I need to build up, but I'm broke.

May 18, 2012 @ 02:40
Well, maybe you can take the components off your pista or that white frame and put them on your vigorelli . But clearly that is not a task which is can be done by a mere mortal.


edit: or you can just sell one of them

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May 18, 2012 @ 03:20


Here's my track bike. Unfortunately, no racing this summer. Time atacs for the street, and 105 pedals for the track.
May 18, 2012 @ 11:30


My starter project.
Needs so much work, haha but it gets me around esp @ critical mass.


Why do you have a single bar end shifter on your handlebars?

I just wanted some brands to look for, because the bike shops in town have such huge selections I wouldn't know where to start.


Selle Italia Turbo, San Marco Concor

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May 20, 2012 @ 07:33
Noob question... When I bought my Windsor Hour bike on bikesdirect, it came with a rear brake caliper. Can I only use it on my rear wheel or can I use the caliper on my front wheel? How can I differentiate between front and rear brake caliper? pictures online display both calipers that look exactly the same.
May 20, 2012 @ 08:08
After looking at the last couple bikes posted...y'all need to get frames that actually fit you. There is no reason your seat post should be lowered all the way down.

i would used to bunny hop and stuff off of mine. lower seat= more clearance. either way it wasn't too low for me. that bike is dead though cause i crimped the chain stays to fit a 32c tire and it failed. its a 52cm frame so it fit me perfectly...
May 20, 2012 @ 12:46
Race bikes? We off dat


just playing,.

Building up my townie, got rid of the nitto race bars for something more comfortable. Brown Brooks saddle and some brown grips next and im getting rid of the toe straps so i can ride with boots on. I still ride fixed, but my bike is for transportation mainly now. Its so much more comfortable, I can do 2 hour rides without even noticing.


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