Official Fixed Gear Thread

May 27, 2010 @ 20:16
Hows dis if i could cop for 350?
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1760527949.html
May 28, 2010 @ 00:03
How tall are you? That's a tall bike.
May 28, 2010 @ 00:17
5'9 5'10 ish i got some long ass legs tho.
May 28, 2010 @ 08:17
if you can stand over it with out having to get on your toes it should be fine. You can fix the issue of reach by getting a shorter stem. I can't comment on the price.
May 28, 2010 @ 17:51
58cm should be good for your height. I would get it. It's a nice looking bike.
May 29, 2010 @ 00:51
MOtherfucker sold it smh i wanted it too how about this
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1763231542.html
350
May 29, 2010 @ 12:53
That might be a little small for you. You need a 57 or 58, maybe even 60.
May 29, 2010 @ 14:00
GOod bike tho?
May 30, 2010 @ 11:56
Yeah, it's a good bike, but it'll just be small for you.
May 30, 2010 @ 20:13


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice

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

Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:09
^cool

do you guys recommend a front brake for people just starting to ride fixed?
Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:42
I am somewhat of a beginner too, looking for a bike, but personally I would not get a brake, its not even that hard to stop man, youtube some videos they'll teach you how haha
Jun 01, 2010 @ 01:44
I would recommend riding with a brake if you are not confident in stopping with your legs. I've been riding for months now and I still ride with a brake just in case and I just don't have the confidence to skid stop coming down hills. My advice is to keep a brake on until you feel comfortable enough to ride without one. Safety first!
Jun 01, 2010 @ 02:00


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice


hell yeah!
now ditch those shitty straps (i personally hated mine, stretched to hell), get some toshis, doublizers, and youre fucking set on that setup.

smokeyface

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 17:59
Can't find a fucking bike on craigslist.. mercier kilo tt 57 is sold out on bikes direct smh

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 19:16
I am somewhat of a beginner too, looking for a bike, but personally I would not get a brake, its not even that hard to stop man, youtube some videos they'll teach you how haha


sorry, but that's some terrible advice dude.

ride a brake for the first few months at least, until you get the hang of it (if you decide to ride brakeless). i remember making the mistake of riding brakeless immediately after buying my first fixed gear bike; i narrowly avoided crashing into things a number of times.

you can still skid with a brake installed. don't feel like it's lame having a brake; it actually can give you a more confident ride, ie: you can stop faster, so you can ride faster without having to anticipate something unexpected to happen. smokeyface

just my .02

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 19:19
hell yeah!
now ditch those shitty straps (i personally hated mine, stretched to hell), get some toshis, doublizers, and youre fucking set on that setup.

smokeyface


yeah i've been meaning to do that for quite some time haha. can't decide whether to get toshis/cadence/etc. or just switch to clipless like time atacs or something.

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Jun 01, 2010 @ 21:54


new bike day. i fucking love it.

pics don't do it justice


om nom nom nomniums. im looking for a set of those right now.

and definitely suggest riding with a brake regardless of how confident you are.
a lot of the rides i go on involve drafting and drafting without a brake is blinkyeyesblinkyeyes
Jun 01, 2010 @ 22:44
thinking about gripping my bullhorns but I don't want to wrap em. Suggestions for a good grip for the bullies?
Jun 02, 2010 @ 18:16
Handle bar tape. It's the most comfortable. Available at all bike stores and online in many different colors from $10.
Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:12
Did some massive searching on craigslist, picked out a few bikes, lemme know what you guys think.
I'm 5"10/5"11 so I looked for bikes around the high 50cm's.

Some don't have sizes but the bike looks nice so I don't mind asking for the price later.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1730958905.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1713727594.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1743273983.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1753287717.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1767008505.html
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1768457619.html

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Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:16
whats your price range? if youre just starting id just get a kilo tt or something and swap the shitty parts like the hub and pedals etc
Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:18
I was thinking $500 but thats a bit steep, so like $400, I know some prices are higher then that but I could save up more and see if they could lower the price.

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Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:52
whats your price range? if youre just starting id just get a kilo tt or something and swap the shitty parts like the hub and pedals etc


i'm with this one. on bikes direct they have a kilo tt pro that comes with a sugino crankset for around $400. thats basically a steal.
Jun 03, 2010 @ 00:20
Alright I'll look into that, go for a 57 if im around 5"11?

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Jun 03, 2010 @ 10:43
yeah i'd say 57 would be about right. I'm 6" and ride 57 and it seems about perfect for me so I imagine the same for you.
Jun 03, 2010 @ 17:12
yeah i've been meaning to do that for quite some time haha. can't decide whether to get toshis/cadence/etc. or just switch to clipless like time atacs or something.


doubles/cages makes more sense for more casual/fun street riding, as i doubt you will want to bring extra shoes around with you as you hop off your cleats.

the toshi/cadences seem pretty much the same, maybe just brand snobbing.
the red toshis are a little more true red, so the burgundy cadences may fit with your bike, or just black straps. really up to you.


@sean.
that kilo is alright.
but the guy doesnt seem to reliable (won't pick up the phone, not sure on price?)
if you can manage to sucker him down to below 400$, then i suppose that is a good buy.

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Jun 03, 2010 @ 17:19
om nom nom nomniums. im looking for a set of those right now.

and definitely suggest riding with a brake regardless of how confident you are.
a lot of the rides i go on involve drafting and drafting without a brake is blinkyeyesblinkyeyes


no brake surface. he'll destroy that wheel using a brake.
Jun 03, 2010 @ 17:50
doubles/cages makes more sense for more casual/fun street riding, as i doubt you will want to bring extra shoes around with you as you hop off your cleats.

the toshi/cadences seem pretty much the same, maybe just brand snobbing.
the red toshis are a little more true red, so the burgundy cadences may fit with your bike, or just black straps. really up to you.


@sean.
that kilo is alright.
but the guy doesnt seem to reliable (won't pick up the phone, not sure on price?)
if you can manage to sucker him down to below 400$, then i suppose that is a good buy.


I just got my all city doubles a couple months ago and noticed they've stretched a short bit. Do you think the toshi's are worth the money because if they're going to stretch like the AC's i'll just forget it.
Jun 03, 2010 @ 17:54
they will not stretch at all.
i had all cities, they were alright but stretched to death after about like 5 months.

i've got cadence doubles right now, they are beat up, but good as fuck.

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