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    Thread: lets see all your fixed gear bikes, finshed or not.

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      12-31-2007 11:31 PM #106
      I've been watching this post for a while now...been meaning to post my beater, finally got around to uploading some photos.

      Nishiki Olympic 12 road frame, powdercoated and all stickered up to look ratty. Mavic rims, Shimano front hub, Old Campagnola non flip flop rear, 52T front, 18T rear, Speedplay X2 pedals, hacked/flipped drop bars, Shimano 105 BB, Sugino cranks.

      I've got so many miles on it, it's not even funny. Eventually I'll build up something nicer, but till then I'll just RIDE IT LIKE I STOLE IT!



    2. 01-01-2008 03:07 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »








      dirty and banged up cuz i ride it

      was that wheel set up for disk?


    3. 01-01-2008 03:52 PM #108
      Here is mine


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      01-01-2008 05:12 PM #109
      looks like a disc mtb wheel to me.

      alot of guys also put wider axles on front disc hubs and use them in the rear as fixed hubs with this type of cog.

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    5. 01-02-2008 02:38 PM #110
      i'm considering doing a fixed gear bike with my redline monocog. i think it'd look sick with no break mounts. somehow i know i'd end up doing a rear disk just to be safe








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      01-02-2008 03:50 PM #111
      Quote, originally posted by Cptn. SenseofDirection »
      i'm considering doing a fixed gear bike with my redline monocog. i think it'd look sick with no break mounts. somehow i know i'd end up doing a rear disk just to be safe

      if anything, you would want only a front brake.

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      01-02-2008 04:17 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      wanna link me to the blog?

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      01-02-2008 04:29 PM #113
      Quote, originally posted by beau_layman »

      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....Only a few people will even understand this.

      i feel sorry for everyone that understands that one.

      this one, not so much.

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      01-02-2008 04:34 PM #114
      Quote, originally posted by Cptn. SenseofDirection »
      i'm considering doing a fixed gear bike with my redline monocog. i think it'd look sick with no break mounts. somehow i know i'd end up doing a rear disk just to be safe







      yea rear brake dosent do all to much on a fixed set up. do a front brake, but i wouldnt do a disk if you were gunna do a brake, i see those as to grabby, you want something that more or less just slows you down when you grab it. not something that will completely lock.


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      01-02-2008 04:53 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by xSWINDLERx »

      yea rear brake dosent do all to much on a fixed set up. do a front brake, but i wouldnt do a disk if you were gunna do a brake, i see those as to grabby, you want something that more or less just slows you down when you grab it. not something that will completely lock.

      nothin wrong with a disc. modulation is key with any brake.

      a disc up front would look pretty cool. just gonna be hard to find a rigid fork with disc tabs.

      -j

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    11. 01-02-2008 07:28 PM #116
      j, would a fixie have more momentum then a ss? same speed, tires, ect.

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      01-02-2008 08:47 PM #117
      well since your legs are a part of the drivetrain, yes... in a way.

      im not sure if i understand your question though...

      some quick reading for you
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momentum

      -j


      Modified by Muffler Bearing at 5:48 PM 1-2-2008

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      01-02-2008 10:23 PM #118
      Where can I buy one of these disc mounted fixed gears?

      It looks like a really easy way to convert a bike to fixed gear, especially since a rear brake is not recommended.

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      01-03-2008 01:50 PM #119
      http://tomicog.blogspot.com/


      Modified by Muffler Bearing at 10:52 AM 1-3-2008
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    15. 01-03-2008 02:49 PM #120
      I got mine from http://www.boonerings.com/cr/cr.html

      Humm titanium




      Modified by Banned wagon at 11:55 AM 1-3-2008


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      01-03-2008 09:15 PM #121
      my BS bike. bent the fork today :blink:

    17. 01-03-2008 10:17 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by EuroVR6Mk3 »
      bent the fork today :blink:


      too much humping


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      01-03-2008 10:28 PM #123
      i never understood platforms on a fixed...

      -j

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      01-03-2008 10:51 PM #124
      same reason for a fixed in the first place, it looks better

    20. 01-03-2008 10:55 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      i never understood platforms on a fixed...

      -j


      just platforms w.o cages. dangerous.


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      01-03-2008 11:03 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by ohsnappe »
      it looks better

      so do chewed up shins/calves

      i dont understand how anyone can safely ride that, especially with no front brake.

      -j

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    22. 01-05-2008 12:11 AM #127
      a kid from aptos high died on a fixie the other day. plowed right into a fedex truck. no brakes!

    23. 01-05-2008 01:29 AM #128
      I searched and found this. is this the best way to get my fix w/o getting a new hub?

      Quote, originally posted by http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html »

      One Speeds
      One-speed bikes are very easy to convert, since they usually already have 110 mm spacing. Unfortunately, most adult-sized one-speed bikes are not very good performers, and tend to be too heavy and sluggish for enjoyable fixed-gear riding. Some of the better-quality cruisers work OK as fixed gears, but watch out for low bottom brackets.
      One of my favorite bikes is my 1916 Mead Ranger. This was originally built as a coaster brake bike with 28 inch single-tube tires on wood rims. It was wheelless when I bought it at a flea market, so I set it up with some nice quality '70s vintage 630 mm (27") wheels and modern tires. It's surprisingly pleasant to ride.

      and it says that some bikes aren't enjoyable as fixed but also that good wheels and tires usualy do the trick. is this true? the bike has some good city slicks and some good wheels.
      also it's built by redline so the geometry may be a little bmx based. am i talking out my ass w/ that or is it somewhat true?


      Modified by Cptn. SenseofDirection at 10:32 PM 1-4-2008


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      01-08-2008 04:16 PM #129
      Thanks Muffler Bearing and Banned wagon!

      I ordered a stainless 18T for the Columbia bike, and I'm hoping my black Shimano crankset will bolt on from my old Trek 830, because it has a Rock Ring on it, and it has the right type of chain.

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      01-08-2008 08:48 PM #130
      And She is done.

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    26. 01-08-2008 09:16 PM #131
      love the aerospoke wheel

      anyone know of any good flat bars to run on my fixie?


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      01-09-2008 10:37 AM #132
      Quote, originally posted by CRiekert »
      And She is done.

      and she be so smooooooth


    28. 01-15-2008 10:20 PM #133
      just finished mine. looks the same as in the picture, but with a track cog and not a freewheel. with city slicks and some snow, it's a blast

      i want some bars. maybe some mustache bars or some drop bars. one thing though cheap. price not quality.


      Modified by Cptn. SenseofDirection at 8:07 PM 1-15-2008


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      01-15-2008 10:48 PM #134
      my little bro built this the other day.

      BrassKnuckle


    30. 01-16-2008 04:23 PM #135
      Nate, if you learn to skid with your thighs on the bars, you can do no handed skids, no problem.
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      01-17-2008 12:02 AM #136
      I just bought a SE "Drift" Single Speed on New Years Eve for only $239.
      My bike came with the Mountain Bike style bars and brake levers. My bike is now in the shop to have the bars, stem and brake levers converted all to Road Bike style. I am very excited to see the end result.

      I will post pictures once I get it back.


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      01-17-2008 12:09 AM #137
      Quote, originally posted by Old Fart »
      I just bought a SE "Drift" Single Speed on New Years Eve for only $239.
      My bike came with the Mountain Bike style bars and brake levers. My bike is now in the shop to have the bars, stem and brake levers converted all to Road Bike style. I am very excited to see the end result.

      I will post pictures once I get it back.

      single speed is not fixed.

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    33. 01-18-2008 12:09 AM #138
      does anyone know of any good fixie forums?

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      01-18-2008 12:43 AM #139
      Quote, originally posted by ohsnappe »
      same reason for a fixed in the first place, it looks better


      Actually, that's not the reason for a lot of people. It happens that I enjoy myself on it more, have a better sense of control, and like not having to worry about bangin' my derailleur around. I like not needing to think about slowing and accelerating, but being able to just pedal.


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      01-18-2008 11:38 AM #140
      you have a better sense of control with no brake? no coasting ability?

      its a different ride, a different experience, builds good cadence and eliminates complexity in your bike. I ride fixed with a front brake. I use it for wet(which i havent really ridden on) and emergencys. i feel better with it....i truly have a better sense of control.


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