Official Fixed Gear Thread

October 28, 2010 @ 18:20:47 PM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
According to Stuntastic14, since your from LA you you suck at bikes smh


i don't have an njs bike? I also haven't made dumbass comments repeatedly
October 29, 2010 @ 00:25:04 AM
Post: 166
Join Date: Oct 2010
im not hating on you, i'm just saying according to him since your from LA you cant know what your talking about
October 29, 2010 @ 14:37:27 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
scary stuff koven, my laces are tucked in after reading that.
October 29, 2010 @ 19:37:02 PM
Post: 823
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
You guys should wear shoe covers tongueface
October 29, 2010 @ 23:15:28 PM
Post: 1380
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orange County
I was about to head down a hill when i noticed my shoe getting tighter and tighter till eventually my foot was stuck to the pedal. I had to practually half-jump off and walk the bike to the sidewalk with my foot still attached to the pedal. Basically i was hopping on one leg carrying the bike to the sidewalk. It was scary as fuck....If this happened a minute later I dont know where id be right now.


Shit,Koven. Definitely a scare. Well, lesson learned, ride laceless or tucked in.blushing
October 31, 2010 @ 17:48:57 PM
Post: 2424
Join Date: May 2008
Location: 818


Cylcing shoes fell apart smh
October 31, 2010 @ 20:36:34 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Area
Bomberpro, i thought i told you to kill yourself?

Not with a bang but a whimper

October 31, 2010 @ 22:54:45 PM
Post: 314
Join Date: Dec 2006
So that yellow isn't a sprint frame? Uh huh.

And since did bike racers and builders revolve their parts around what's easier to carry up stairs? Hm.
November 01, 2010 @ 00:13:14 AM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
if that was the case wouldn't aluminium have been a better frame choice? just saying.
November 01, 2010 @ 20:15:32 PM
Post: 101
Join Date: Apr 2010
I got a wheelset from Eigthinch. Their the Tessas in adonized red. Its 700cc and their non machined. Its still brand new in box. I believe on the eigthinch site, its still around 140 plus shipping. I never got around to installing them because other stuff came up and I might have to sell my fixie too.

Heres a picture of what it looks like


Im selling it for 150$ OBO.

Im located in the 323/626 area.
PM me if you guys know anyone interested.
November 06, 2010 @ 02:23:37 AM
Post: 166
Join Date: Oct 2010
So that yellow isn't a sprint frame? Uh huh.

And since did bike racers and builders revolve their parts around what's easier to carry up stairs? Hm.


i can't really tell what you are trying to say, but i'll take a stab at it. A track frame is a track frame. You said it yourself and i agree, it's already silly we are riding them on the street, a sprint frame is just as silly as any other high end frame. And again, since I am riding this bike on the street i think it s easy to conclude that i am NOT a racer. SO that being said, i like to build my bike to be as practical as a track bike can be on the street. And still i see that you do not know the proper use a set back seat post, it is not due to the dramatic seat tube angle.

And to the other guy, no aluminum would not have been a better choice. Say what you will but when i ride i the street, all i trust is steal. Better to me to make a light steel bike then have a overly light aluminum bike on rough streets that willl get blown around in the wind. That is just my preference.
November 07, 2010 @ 13:36:54 PM
Post: 19
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston
I just got an old peugeot frame and I want to know what are the first steps for making this a fixie/flip-flop? Thanks my ppl!
November 07, 2010 @ 13:46:03 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston
Is 150 a normal price for a set of 700cc? I need to find something that does the job for the wheels and I can also decide if I want to go big and get expensive wheels!
November 07, 2010 @ 17:26:54 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Is 150 a normal price for a set of 700cc? I need to find something that does the job for the wheels and I can also decide if I want to go big and get expensive wheels!


hey first of its c not cc. cc is a measurement of motors. Next it all depends on the wheel set. You can get a very basic set for cheaper than that. I know that there are some eighth inch sets that cost around $100 that work fine as starters. Also to make a fixed gear, you really only need a back wheel, a cog, and a lockring.
November 07, 2010 @ 18:29:34 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda
a lot of



goin on in here
November 07, 2010 @ 20:19:49 PM
Post: 4370
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California
anyone here use car bike racks often? thinking of getting this Allen 103s

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-103S-Premium-3-Bike-Trunk/dp/B000NOMKZ6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

literally biked everywhere there is to bike in my town within two weeks, and it's a 15 min drive to at least go downtown so i'd like a second opinion as i'll be using it often
November 08, 2010 @ 00:19:21 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
are you saying you would drive your bike to downtown to ride?
November 08, 2010 @ 00:34:47 AM
Post: 19
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston
hey first of its c not cc. cc is a measurement of motors. Next it all depends on the wheel set. You can get a very basic set for cheaper than that. I know that there are some eighth inch sets that cost around $100 that work fine as starters. Also to make a fixed gear, you really only need a back wheel, a cog, and a lockring.


Preciate it brother! So is it better to get a set or its cool to frankenstein it?
November 08, 2010 @ 01:32:30 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ghetto Everett, WA.
666.
November 08, 2010 @ 21:41:50 PM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
i can't really tell what you are trying to say, but i'll take a stab at it. A track frame is a track frame. You said it yourself and i agree, it's already silly we are riding them on the street, a sprint frame is just as silly as any other high end frame. And again, since I am riding this bike on the street i think it s easy to conclude that i am NOT a racer. SO that being said, i like to build my bike to be as practical as a track bike can be on the street. And still i see that you do not know the proper use a set back seat post, it is not due to the dramatic seat tube angle.


why do you care about his seat post so much? i don't think he was like hey, check out my dope straight thomson seatpost.

either way, you talk alot of trash for someone with a tarck setup
November 09, 2010 @ 00:07:45 AM
Post: 78
Join Date: May 2010
why do you care about his seat post so much? i don't think he was like hey, check out my dope straight thomson seatpost.

either way, you talk alot of trash for someone with a tarck setup


yeah I agree. Fuck the haters like this. 99% of the kids with NJS frames out there right now are just some hipster asshole looking for cred among his fellow thrift store rats. Give it 3 more years and I GUARANTEE he parts this thing out on ebay or C'list so he can scrounge up the cash to follow the next upcoming fad. Here's a new idea. Stop worrying about what the fuck other people want to do with their bikes and just ride. B43's or Cane Creek CF's...who gives a fuck what someone else wants to do with their bike? It's not your bike so lay the fuck off and just ride.

/ragepost
November 09, 2010 @ 10:03:04 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California
are you saying you would drive your bike to downtown to ride?


yes. i can't ride downtown unless i wanna take the sketchy back roads and get probed by aliens

i don't just want a rack JUST to ride downtown though, btw
November 09, 2010 @ 13:10:40 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
i saw a Windsor Hour fixed gear bike for sale on CL, it is only $180 and looks complete and in good condition. i was thinking about maybe picking it up as an entry level bike, opinions?
November 09, 2010 @ 19:44:05 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orange County
i saw a Windsor Hour fixed gear bike for sale on CL, it is only $180 and looks complete and in good condition. i was thinking about maybe picking it up as an entry level bike, opinions?


A Windsor is not a bad bike to own. It's a pretty nice bike and for $180, it's a steal. Buy it ASAP.
November 09, 2010 @ 20:58:34 PM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Socal
sup.
im looking into grabbing a bike to start cruising around the city.
any recs?
my budget would be like atleast 300-400 tops.
November 09, 2010 @ 21:05:13 PM
Post: 78
Join Date: May 2010
sup.
im looking into grabbing a bike to start cruising around the city.
any recs?
my budget would be like atleast 300-400 tops.


Mercier Kilo TT Pro
November 09, 2010 @ 21:14:19 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: 714
If your not looking to upgrade then get the Mercier, otherwise I'd say get a Windsor Timeline/The Hour.
November 09, 2010 @ 21:36:55 PM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
buy some one's used bike.
November 09, 2010 @ 23:24:22 PM
Post: 166
Join Date: Oct 2010
Preciate it brother! So is it better to get a set or its cool to frankenstein it?


depends what you want. could probably find a better deal if you frankenstein, but if you want it to match then just get the set
November 09, 2010 @ 23:26:00 PM
Post: 166
Join Date: Oct 2010
why do you care about his seat post so much? i don't think he was like hey, check out my dope straight thomson seatpost.

either way, you talk alot of trash for someone with a tarck setup


i dont think you followed any of the exchanges we had and don't know why you are getting involved. He told me my seatpost was useless on my frame, and i am trying to explain to him how it is not. I am not talking about his seat post, im just trying to tell him how the set back works on my bike, not his seatpost.
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