Official Fixed Gear Thread

Feb 17, 2010 @ 10:25
Originally posted by Inactive User
51/18? wow.

also, anyone know where i can get a big suitcase for my bike? heading out to cali this summer and wanting to bring my bike to ride around.



51/18 aint a very high ratio, just a really big chainring

freight bags makes a bike box, but it's pretty expensive, around $250

http://freightbaggage.org/?page_id=118

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Feb 17, 2010 @ 11:19
any advice for a helmet for someone with a big head? 7 3/4 - 7 7/8 in new eras. i want something black, that looks semi decent.

thanks
Feb 17, 2010 @ 11:23

specialized propero.

A large should fit you. I wear a 7 3/4 and I fit in a large.
Feb 17, 2010 @ 19:32
51/18 aint a very high ratio, just a really big chainring

freight bags makes a bike box, but it's pretty expensive, around $250

http://freightbaggage.org/?page_id=118


thanks pyrate. gotta start saving checks now. tongueface
Feb 17, 2010 @ 20:01
doesnt look like much for 250$...
Feb 18, 2010 @ 21:26
51/18 aint a very high ratio, just a really big chainring

freight bags makes a bike box, but it's pretty expensive, around $250

http://freightbaggage.org/?page_id=118


Not a big ratio at all. 76 or so inches.

Just not spinny, like lower tooth ratios.

And doesn't wear down the teeth as fast, either ;)
Feb 19, 2010 @ 04:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
51/18? wow.

also, anyone know where i can get a big suitcase for my bike? heading out to cali this summer and wanting to bring my bike to ride around.


http://www.amazon.com/Serfas-SBC-Bike-Transport-Case/dp/B001SJQCRC/ref=pd_sbs_sg_3

http://www.amazon.com/Thule-699-Round-Bicycle-Travel/dp/B0018THWX0/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1

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Feb 19, 2010 @ 14:01
Originally posted by Inactive User
doesnt look like much for 250$...


i'd actually say it's a pretty good price for a large luggage bag. handmade using plastic and cordura.

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Feb 19, 2010 @ 18:29
brooks
Feb 20, 2010 @ 08:32
Fixie sydney (sss)
yo,
this is SSS, sydney fixie crew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwrBSDtcLrk
Feb 20, 2010 @ 22:13
australia! always wanted to go. but no money. =(
Feb 21, 2010 @ 17:47


my god &)&)&)


im bringing this back from the dead but does anyone seem to have anymore pics of this bike?
Feb 21, 2010 @ 18:28
Anyone in here own a single speed and fixed gear bike? If so, which do you prefer? If not, anyone in here own a single speed? If so, how do you like it?
Feb 22, 2010 @ 10:26
bianchi pista, fuji track, charge plug, iro mark v
Feb 22, 2010 @ 17:46
whats a good fixie witha budget of 600?


Try www.bikesdirect.com
Feb 22, 2010 @ 17:48
oooof that bike up there is hideous.
single speed is fun, but if i was running on a coaster bike, why not throw some gears on there.
fixed is a totally different experience, i prefer it for being completely one with the bike, but some have difficulties with that.

just try it out .

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Feb 22, 2010 @ 18:51
whats a good fixie witha budget of 600?


you have a lot good choices out there. all those brands/models babyshoe said are all good. but i recommend mercier kilo tt. only 350 i believe. so that leaves extra money for new wheels and shit. >smh
Feb 23, 2010 @ 23:25
Originally posted by Inactive User
im bringing this back from the dead but does anyone seem to have anymore pics of this bike?


that bike is a monstrosity

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Feb 23, 2010 @ 23:53
What is a good gear ratio that allows easy skidding? I am currently running 46x15 and have a hard time skidding without leaning forward. I live in socal so there are hardly any hills.
Feb 24, 2010 @ 08:19
get a bigger cog. The bigger you go the easier it is to skid. Most people run a 46/17 unless they are ambidextrous skidders... then they run 46/16.
Feb 26, 2010 @ 01:30


36/13

get a bigger cog. The bigger you go the easier it is to skid. Most people run a 46/17 unless they are ambidextrous skidders... then they run 46/16.


Being an ambidextrous skidder and getting double the number of patches only happens when the chainring/sprocket is an even number like 45, not 46.

PS: My seat is not slammed anymore blushing
Feb 26, 2010 @ 01:36
they're OK for the price. i guess if you want to make a beater or something then they're good for that. i wouldn't recommend them. not very well made, kinda creaky. tongueface i do like the carbon track fork tho.

also leader's customer service isn't very good. they gave me a deal on that frame but it wasn't really a deal. long story that i doubt anyone wants to hear.

basically i'm just upgrading every part on it so i can hopefully buy a blaphard frame this summer.


WHAT! Leader's customer service is the best I have EVER dealt with those guys are amazing. They are so fast with reply's and really hook it up!
Feb 26, 2010 @ 07:59
finally got my frame/ fork back
48/17

hypebeast mode.

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Feb 26, 2010 @ 08:48
Being an ambidextrous skidder and getting double the number of patches only happens when the chainring/sprocket is an even number like 45, not 46.


huh? 46 is and even number. And it has nothing to do with if the chain ring is odd or even numbered. It has to do with how the fraction reduces.

From sheldon brown
Originally posted by Inactive User
Examples:

44/16 simplifies to 11/4, so there would be 4 skid patches.

45/15 simplifies to 3/1 so there would only be 1 skid patch.

42/15 simplifies to 14/5, so there would be 5 skid patches.

43/15 can't be further simplified, so there would be 15 skid patches.

This is based on the assumption that you always skid with the same foot forward.

If you are an ambidextrous skidder, and the simplified ratio has an even numerator or denominator, your number of skid patches will be the same.

If you are an ambidextrous skidder, and both the numerator and denominator are odd, the number of possible skid patches will be doubled.



So 46/16 would reduce to 23/8 which makes 8 skid spots, 16 if you're ambidextrous. And stop telling people that leaders are good.
Feb 26, 2010 @ 13:40
i was buying a new frame from them a while back and they said everything else besides the headset could be swapped onto the new frame. they didn't tell me that the headtube was going to be a lot shorter causing me to buy a new fork too.

they also charged way too much for shipping.

that being said i won't be buying anything else from them ever again.

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Feb 26, 2010 @ 19:55
DONE!
New paint
All new parts
Waiting for horns to come in the mail
More pics www.timothymar.wordpress.com



Feb 28, 2010 @ 22:22
That looks amazing.
Feb 28, 2010 @ 23:11
Mar 01, 2010 @ 22:28
both bikes are looking real good. booduh, what rear hub is that?
Mar 02, 2010 @ 00:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
both bikes are looking real good. booduh, what rear hub is that?


i think it's this: http://bythehive.com/collection/chub-hubs/chub-fixed/

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