Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 21, 2010 @ 01:17

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:38
if its your first fixed gear and all you are doing is riding it to school and back, just buy the cheapest one that fits you and doesn't make weird noises. you will never know the difference and you won't have to worry about it getting stolen
May 21, 2010 @ 01:43
Brakes + fixed gear would give you the safest most controlled ride of your life, btw ;)


debatable.

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:45


out of those i'd probably say the madison. id stay away from listings that don't mention brand names. also id suggest against buying a conversion, since they're usually way overpriced.

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May 21, 2010 @ 02:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
if its your first fixed gear and all you are doing is riding it to school and back, just buy the cheapest one that fits you and doesn't make weird noises. you will never know the difference and you won't have to worry about it getting stolen


We'll I want to know behind what I am riding since I'm investing my time and money into it, also it won't be just from school and back, but probably anywhere and everywhere I need to go.

What do you guys think about the 56.5 Fuji? I heard they make nice frames, but that one is covered in paint so how do you know if it is the right frame that the person says it is?

Also, how come the madison is a good option? Worth the price?

Edit: Schwinn Madison says its a size medium, I'm 5"10-5"11, will it be ok?

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May 21, 2010 @ 07:10
the fuji is a conversion. out of the batch you posted the schwinn is the best. I think the price is a bit high.

edit:

check these bikes out. they have last years in 2 different colors for 400.

http://store.citygrounds.com/store/category/2/46/Track/
May 21, 2010 @ 12:43
debatable.


not at all. the only place brakeless would be safer is on the track. if youre riding on the road you should have a break. riding brakeless is also bad for your knees and in a lot of places against the law.
May 21, 2010 @ 17:16
debatable.


How?

Fixed you have complete control of your drive train, as opposed to coasting. Front and back brakes (back up) complete stopping power.

If you're gonna say the rear brake is debatable, maybe but hardly. Two brakes are better than one and one brake is better than none.

Now go, debate.
May 21, 2010 @ 17:42
gearz, dude

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May 21, 2010 @ 18:22
I'd like to join this debate. I ride fixed and road. Fixed gear bikes look better. Road bikes are more comfortable to ride as you can coast and always come with brakes. In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such. Fixed Gear bikes could be used to do that, but I would say you get tired easily.
May 21, 2010 @ 19:03
WJTW, you need some cages son
May 21, 2010 @ 19:58
I'd like to join this debate. I ride fixed and road. Fixed gear bikes look better. Road bikes are more comfortable to ride as you can coast and always come with brakes. In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such. Fixed Gear bikes could be used to do that, but I would say you get tired easily.


I find I don't get tired and faster riding fixed
May 21, 2010 @ 22:44
In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such.


Last time I checked people ran marathons.
May 22, 2010 @ 14:09
gearz, dude


What? Gears doesn't = control.

Being able to control your drive train = Safe + front brake = Safer + Rear brake = Safest.

Gearing helps when riding, to make climbing easier.
Descending with a geared bike is all the same, you aren't forced to control your bike with your legs. You aren't "forced" to pedal.
May 22, 2010 @ 17:15
I find I don't get tired and faster riding fixed


I get pretty annoyed having to peddle constantly. I like to coast at times.
May 23, 2010 @ 20:48
anyone riding spinergy REV-X's? Just wondering what peoples opinion on them is.
May 24, 2010 @ 03:32
Coasting feels nice as fuck.
May 24, 2010 @ 04:40
Yeah, I'm in Alhambra. I'm having a lot of trouble riding the bike in reverse. Any tips?


I dunno how you're practising riding backwards now, but try pushing off the wall first or even running into the wall and doing an endo, this way you'll get some momentum when you pedal backwards.

When you start pedalling backwards, lean back as far as you can and keep the bars straight as possible. It also becomes easier if you lower your seat, adjust the seat angle and get wider bars.
May 24, 2010 @ 14:17
Originally posted by Inactive User
anyone riding spinergy REV-X's? Just wondering what peoples opinion on them is.


Everyone who has never rode one, will blabber about how a few exploded.

Guess what, all wheels at some point or another have failed.
Deep Vs break, road wheels break, and so on.

If you plan on tricking with it, i wouldn't suggest it.

If you just ride around without jumping on and off shit, it's fine.

Massan rode one, and my buddy bought it from him a few years back.
It's still running.
May 24, 2010 @ 20:16
rev x wheels are decent if you can find them for a good price, ie less than 200 or around 150. the blades are very thin and you can flex them with two fingers.

that being said they're pretty strong for what they are. watch dirt's part in mash/macaframa and you'll see some of the abuse it can be put through. FWIW I still wouldn't do tricks on them.

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May 25, 2010 @ 11:01
This has probably been discussed before and I can guess you guys' attitudes towards this but what do you guys think about UO fixed gear bikes.

I pretty much decided to lurk on craigslist for my bike but it could be another option.
May 25, 2010 @ 21:02
dont even consider it.
May 25, 2010 @ 22:50
This has probably been discussed before and I can guess you guys' attitudes towards this but what do you guys think about UO fixed gear bikes.

I pretty much decided to lurk on craigslist for my bike but it could be another option.


You are definitely better off looking on Craigslist or BikesDirect. Much cheaper and you can find good quality bikes. Just go on Bikesdirect and get a Mercier Kilo TT. Good starter bike. Or even get a Windsor the Hour.
May 26, 2010 @ 02:26
I'm getting a fixie lol. It wont be my daily bike, it will be something i use a couple times a week to trick on.

Im 5'11"

what sized bike should i get?

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May 26, 2010 @ 02:58
56-57 probably but depends on the frameset..
do you want a trick dedicated bike?

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May 26, 2010 @ 09:23
Forget OU bikes
May 26, 2010 @ 14:25
May 26, 2010 @ 17:00
56-57 probably but depends on the frameset..
do you want a trick dedicated bike?



Thanks, and Ive never done tricks on a fixie before but have been doing it for years on regular mountain/road bikes. I dont want a trick dedicated bike, but something in between regular riding/tricking.

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May 26, 2010 @ 19:54
alright thanks for the feedback. i figured i should stay away from them, just had to check with other people. yeah craigslist it is then.
May 27, 2010 @ 19:08
Thanks, and Ive never done tricks on a fixie before but have been doing it for years on regular mountain/road bikes. I dont want a trick dedicated bike, but something in between regular riding/tricking.


would you like a prebuilt bike or build one yourself?

Bianchi Pistas have barspin clearance, as do IRO Mark V's (I am not 100% sure of this)
though most bikes with a 27mtb front or a 650 should have barspin clearance.

my suggestion would be a mercier kilo TT , get the complete, upgrade from there, add a 650 if you want barspins.

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