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Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 16, 2010 @ 12:11
that looks kind of small.

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May 16, 2010 @ 12:35
Originally posted by Inactive User
just buildin up my first fixed right now. got a few friends deep into the fixed scene here but just a quick question. Risers or Bullies?


It just depends how you prefer to ride. I would try out both if you have a friend w/ risers and a friend w/ bull horns. I actually prefer bullhorns because you have 2 to 3 different areas to put your arms. Risers limit you to just on position which gets annoying.
May 16, 2010 @ 15:07
that looks kind of small.


yeah it's a 52. im only 5'7 so its good
May 16, 2010 @ 16:03
You ride a 52cm and you're 5'7? I ride a 56 and I'm the same height. On a side note: which bike should I buy?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1743866519.html

or

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1741815794.html


I am going more toward the Windsor because it's cheaper, has a brake and it's name brand.
May 16, 2010 @ 20:02
yeah it's a 52. im only 5'7 so its good


you tower over it, no?

Originally posted by Inactive User
I am going more toward the Windsor because it's cheaper, has a brake and it's name brand.


since when?
May 16, 2010 @ 21:51
nope i guess i have short legs and a long torso so it fits me well
May 16, 2010 @ 22:45
@babyshoe. Windsor is currently pretty popular in the fixed gear scene and the frames are made by the same company that makes Mercier, Motobecane, and Fuji.
May 17, 2010 @ 01:50
im not sure what was on the windsor but the black gold one comes with nitto's, dp18's, and a brand new gatorskin. im not sure what the frame is but looks like a motobecane or something and apparently it just recently got overhauled. sounds better than a windsor to me.
May 17, 2010 @ 07:33
@babyshoe. Windsor is currently pretty popular in the fixed gear scene and the frames are made by the same company that makes Mercier, Motobecane, and Fuji.


I was being sarcastic. Its like saying kirkland select is a brand name.
May 17, 2010 @ 11:53
Abosolutely avoid SE Drafts at ALLLLL costs. Shittest bikes on the planet.


He wasn't saying SE Bikes are bad, he just said the Draft is bad which is pretty true, if you are going to get an SE Bike, buy the SE Lager, now that's a nice affordable bike!

steel vs. aluminum? and does it matter which pedals or handlebars i get as long as its what i want or can afford? or should i avoid certain companies?[/Q
Steel is real, that's a classic saying, I have never ridden aluminum for a long trip, but I like steel, it's super strong and won't dent as easily as aluminum. As far as pedals go I like to ride BMX pedals with holdfast straps, any adjustable velcro straps are the best! Otherwise get plastic pedals and plastic clips, steel clips blow! My favorite handlebar setups are drop bars or really wide riser bars, both are super comfortable. Most companies are solid so no worries! Get products with warranties!

smokeyface
May 17, 2010 @ 12:08
also, avoid oury grips at all costs, holy lord so uncomfortable.
get some vstrongs, worth the money.

also if you plan to go the double strap route, go either MKS Sylvan Tracks / Twisted Odyssey PCs, All City plastic doubles (THE FUCKING BEST, about 7$) and either Toshi Doubles (~100$) or Cadence Doubles (~80$), with double straps, buy nice or buy twice.

or you can get some holdfast straps, but i personally think they look a little silly on non-trick bikes.

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May 17, 2010 @ 23:12
steel/alloy clips aren't really as bad as you guys are making them out to be. better power transfer than plastic clips. also better fit if you don't wear big ass shoes.

ourys also aren't that bad if they're used for short rides. that being said I prefer bartape on pretty much everything.

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

May 18, 2010 @ 00:08
Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario. BUT l'll admit I'm a complete noob at this shit, so hopefully some of you guys help me out.

first off though, I see heights and frame sizes in CM's being correlated so if I'm 5"10 / 5"11 what would I be looking at?

& hopefully I'm looking at a 500$ budget

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May 18, 2010 @ 00:18
Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario.


a road bike with gears would be much better suited for riding around sf since there are tons of hills. if you have a fixed gear you will most likely be walking it a lot; up and down the hills.

judging by your height i'd guess you'd probably fit a 56 or 57cm, but your best choice would be to go to a bike shop try out some bikes, since height isn't the only factor into bike fit (you could have long arms, short legs, etc.)

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

May 18, 2010 @ 00:22
For sure, the terrain of SF will be a factor of my purchasing so I'll take a look into both road/fixed gear bicycles. After trying out some bikes, would it be better to buy a bike from the shop, buy a frame and put parts together, or buy a bike say from like craigslist

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May 18, 2010 @ 01:02
if you just want a bike that'll be ready to ride right off the bat you could order something from bikesdirect.

craigslist has some pretty good deals, if you know what you're looking for.

if you're interested in mechanics and how to work on the bike, then putting it together is probably the best option. that way you'll know exactly what you're riding, since you'll have built it yourself. this way will probably cost more, but the stuff you'll learn from doing it will be worth it.

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

May 18, 2010 @ 01:53
Sounds good, building one from the ground up may be to much work but it could be something I will look into once all of this gets to me.

How is the Mercier Kilo TT for a start? Also how are the parts that come with the frame from bikes direct, mediocre?

My bad, I know its a lot of questions but it seems like there's a lot when it comes to this.

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May 18, 2010 @ 13:35
for 500 you can find a pista, fuji track, flite 100, maybe an iro? id go with those over a mercier . maybe the schwinn madison.

you should probably scope out a cheap road bike off craigslist though. nothing too crazy that would be a target for thieves. maybe like an old specialized allez or cannondale.
May 18, 2010 @ 16:16
Brakes and freewheels feel so safe after riding strictly brakeless-fixed for the last year or so.
May 18, 2010 @ 18:29
Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario. BUT l'll admit I'm a complete noob at this shit, so hopefully some of you guys help me out.

first off though, I see heights and frame sizes in CM's being correlated so if I'm 5"10 / 5"11 what would I be looking at?

& hopefully I'm looking at a 500$ budget


Look for a road bike. You'll find a good one for about 300. You'll save 200.
May 19, 2010 @ 02:21
I was just wondering, does anyone here do tricks on their bike?
May 19, 2010 @ 02:39
Brakes and freewheels feel so safe after riding strictly brakeless-fixed for the last year or so.


daz becus it is gurlll
May 19, 2010 @ 20:39
Brakes + fixed gear would give you the safest most controlled ride of your life, btw ;)
May 19, 2010 @ 21:26
I was just wondering, does anyone here do tricks on their bike?


all day, you stay in the 626?
May 20, 2010 @ 16:03


MY RIDE!
May 20, 2010 @ 16:06
woah what the hell?
May 20, 2010 @ 23:29
all day, you stay in the 626?

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

@WJTW Thats a really nice bike! What kind of frame is it?
May 21, 2010 @ 00:20
same here .. blinkyeyes

maybe we know each other?
May 21, 2010 @ 00:41
Yeah, I'm in Alhambra. I'm having a lot of trouble riding the bike in reverse. Any tips?

@WJTW Thats a really nice bike! What kind of frame is it?


practice your trackstands in both directions with different feet positions. if that made sense.

and if you already got em down, then i dunno.

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:17

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