51/18 aint a very high ratio, just a really big chainring
freight bags makes a bike box, but it's pretty expensive, around $250
Originally posted by Inactive User51/18? wow.
also, anyone know where i can get a big suitcase for my bike? heading out to cali this summer and wanting to bring my bike to ride around.
Originally posted by Inactive Userdoesnt look like much for 250$...
whats a good fixie witha budget of 600?
Originally posted by Inactive Userim bringing this back from the dead but does anyone seem to have anymore pics of this bike?
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.
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. 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.
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.
Originally posted by Inactive UserExamples:
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.
Originally posted by Inactive Userboth bikes are looking real good. booduh, what rear hub is that?