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

    1. Senior Member Muffler Bearing's Avatar
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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.
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    2. 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!

    3. 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


      Modified by Cptn. SenseofDirection at 10:35 PM 1-4-2008

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      01-08-2008 04:16 PM #129
      Thanks Muffler Bearing and Banned wagon! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-08-2008 08:48 PM #130
      And She is done.

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    6. 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
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      And She is done.

      and she be so smooooooth

    8. 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.
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    10. 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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    13. 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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      01-18-2008 11:59 AM #141
      i feel like if you learn to ride fixed w/ a brake it slows your learning curve, people rely on it too much and they end up loosing the point of learning how to control there speed w/ there body.
      thats why i say as scary as it is to learn how to ride a bike that you cant stop pedaling on w/ out a brake its far worth the worrie. then once your comfertable and know what your doing if you still feel the need for a brake go for it.

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      01-18-2008 12:09 PM #142
      agreed.
      but like all things...if it slows down your learning curve then you only have yourself to blame. have some self discipline its not going to kill you...and hit the brakes in an emergency or otherwise it might!

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      01-18-2008 01:23 PM #143
      Quote, originally posted by xSWINDLERx »
      i feel like if you learn to ride fixed w/ a brake it slows your learning curve, people rely on it too much and they end up loosing the point of learning how to control there speed w/ there body.
      thats why i say as scary as it is to learn how to ride a bike that you cant stop pedaling on w/ out a brake its far worth the worrie. then once your comfertable and know what your doing if you still feel the need for a brake go for it.

      I hear what you're saying, but I disagree on the brake thing. Just because a brake is there doesn't mean you're obligated to use it. Especially if someone I care about is learning I would be more concerned with them staying alive than learning quickly. Brake vs. no brake is a cool/style thing and I like how it feels to know it's not available. I love how clean a ride looks without a brake, but no matter how skilled and confident you are you can't stop as fast using only the rear wheel. As one's skill progresses there will better be able to avoid those situations - reading traffic better, handling their bike well enough to swerve sharply and not need to brake, etc. - but for me it all comes down to that one (potential) time where having a brake keeps me out of the ER. Having a front brake lets me ride a little more aggressively while maintaining a better safety margin. I do not by any means fault people who run no brakes - I don't even have bumpers on my car. I think it's the same thing - trusting yourself enough to never have it come to that. For someone who is learning, though, I think it is a very bad idea not to have a brake.

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      01-18-2008 01:29 PM #144
      Quote, originally posted by ohsnappe »
      you have a better sense of control with no brake? no coasting ability?

      It's like driving a manual vs. and automatic. I run a front brake, too.

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      01-18-2008 02:20 PM #145
      when i first started riding fixed i kept telling my self to get a brake, and thinking about how much smarter it would be if i did. but lazyness and a wanting to just go out a ride took over and it forced me to learn faster. and i wouldnt trade that for the world haha.

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      01-19-2008 09:23 PM #146
      I finally got my fixed gear conversion done:

      It's now down to 25 lbs...
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      01-19-2008 10:29 PM #147
      a couple more of my little bros from the last page






    23. 01-19-2008 11:20 PM #148
      my brass knuckle.
      new wheels, chopped the bars a little more and my new work/school bag [both go on in DC haha]



      I'm probably getting rid of it soon for something with better geometry. probably a bareknuckle or a vivalo special


      Modified by 9IN3TH1NG5 at 8:23 PM 1-19-2008

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      01-21-2008 11:38 PM #149
      Just picked up a new Moto to try singlespeed and fixed. Don't have the fixed cog on in the pic, but I installed it tonight. Don't think I'm gonna ride it on the fixed cog till I find some straps.


    25. 01-22-2008 12:16 AM #150
      Straps arn't absolute required. i have been riding platforms on a fixy for years.

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