Official Fixed Gear Thread

July 25, 2011 @ 22:12:43 PM
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^alright, thanks for the tips bros. im about to leave to a bike shop to ask what i should be looking and how to size on bikes. hopefully they dont bullshit me into trying to buy some of their shit.

edit: also, is there a way to tell how i should be sizing on bikes? im around 5'6 and people have told me that im either a 50cm or 51cm.


Im 5'6 using 53cm. But might have longer or shorter legs.
July 25, 2011 @ 22:59:35 PM
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just pulled the trigger on the mercier kilo tt in a 50cm. ole doet
July 26, 2011 @ 01:15:05 AM
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just pulled the trigger on the mercier kilo tt in a 50cm. ole doet


have fun riding blushing

you should have a lot of seat post then!
July 26, 2011 @ 01:56:04 AM
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Do yall think the fixie hype has died?
July 26, 2011 @ 08:42:20 AM
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my baby
July 26, 2011 @ 13:47:59 PM
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just pulled the trigger on the mercier kilo tt in a 50cm. ole doet


Word of advice from my experience with the Mercier, get a new seat or a cushion to put on top of it because that shit is so uncomfortable haha, but overall i love the bike though
July 28, 2011 @ 02:06:22 AM
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Can't wait for my Philips road bike to be all fixed up.
July 28, 2011 @ 13:40:30 PM
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I know someone here can help me out..
I picked this up the other day because i'm starting to get into biking, but I found out these are airless tires and used for track racing and so are the wheels.. i'm going to keep the wheels on for now and getting some tubes and tires so the ride isnt rough. One of my friends that knows a little says i could fit 23 or even 25's on there and maybe i could get some preference between the two.. but I was wondering if those would fit with the wheels and everything.. it has 20's on it now. oh and it has the holes in the wheels for the tubing air or whatever just in case you were wondering.. I'd appreciate any opinions blushing

July 28, 2011 @ 14:36:23 PM
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That bike is hella fixed..........
July 28, 2011 @ 19:40:47 PM
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I know someone here can help me out..
I picked this up the other day because i'm starting to get into biking, but I found out these are airless tires and used for track racing and so are the wheels.. i'm going to keep the wheels on for now and getting some tubes and tires so the ride isnt rough. One of my friends that knows a little says i could fit 23 or even 25's on there and maybe i could get some preference between the two.. but I was wondering if those would fit with the wheels and everything.. it has 20's on it now. oh and it has the holes in the wheels for the tubing air or whatever just in case you were wondering.. I'd appreciate any opinions blushing

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee45/xW33ZYxFxB4BYx/bike.jpg


i'll by the wheels off you if you wanna sell em. you can't put tubes and tires on those wheels. they're tubular wheels, meaning they glue the tire directly onto the wheel. you need to buy a set of clincher wheels if you wanna run tubes and tires.

also: what stubby antenna is that?
July 28, 2011 @ 21:09:45 PM
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My old pump is too much of a hassle to use. Need something that can pump presta. Suggestions?
July 28, 2011 @ 23:12:14 PM
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waiting on bottom bracket and crankset (omnium gxp crank/bb)
July 29, 2011 @ 04:17:15 AM
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before


after

not quite done yet, a few quick fixes and it should be good.

I need me a kryptonite lock now and possibly a new saddle.

Anyone recommend any cheap saddles thats comfy?
July 29, 2011 @ 05:43:22 AM
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o_O why is your drive side on left side? you should cop some bar tape/ grips and foot retention.

everyone's ass is different, but i like my turbo seat.
July 29, 2011 @ 12:18:16 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
o_O why is your drive side on left side? you should cop some bar tape/ grips and foot retention.

everyone's ass is different, but i like my turbo seat.


Fucked up, gonna fix it up tonight.
July 30, 2011 @ 17:27:08 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
i'll by the wheels off you if you wanna sell em. you can't put tubes and tires on those wheels. they're tubular wheels, meaning they glue the tire directly onto the wheel. you need to buy a set of clincher wheels if you wanna run tubes and tires.

also: what stubby antenna is that?


I just ordered a new saddle so that will take a little of the roughness out.. but i think I'm going to keep those wheels on for now and get a new wheelset later on. Might sell them down the road but it's nice knowing you won't get a flat riding with them.

It's just the stock antenna cut to a stubby. I was cheap at the time blushing
July 31, 2011 @ 03:12:19 AM
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I left my pump at my old house and my chain lube so I need to do that, and cut that seat tube. Here it is though.
July 31, 2011 @ 03:58:43 AM
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I just ordered a new saddle so that will take a little of the roughness out.. but i think I'm going to keep those wheels on for now and get a new wheelset later on. Might sell them down the road but it's nice knowing you won't get a flat riding with them.

It's just the stock antenna cut to a stubby. I was cheap at the time blushing


o ok. you can still get a flat with tubulars btw. but instead of having to replace just the tube, you'll have to replace the whole tire.

haha nice.
July 31, 2011 @ 05:00:59 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
everyone's ass is different, but i like my turbo seat.


this. i do like my wtb rocket v though, and plenty of people has said it is comfortable.... so yeah. it's really cheap too
July 31, 2011 @ 13:31:45 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
o ok. you can still get a flat with tubulars btw. but instead of having to replace just the tube, you'll have to replace the whole tire.

haha nice.


Appreciate the info.. Just curious, what would you offer for 'em?

and what's the specs for your roof rack? I'm trying to find one for cheap.
August 01, 2011 @ 02:20:57 AM
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Appreciate the info.. Just curious, what would you offer for 'em?

and what's the specs for your roof rack? I'm trying to find one for cheap.

ill have to think about that haha.

as for the rack

yakima:

control tower - 165
landing pad 11 - 35 x 2
48" crossbars - 80
wheel fork - 40
copperhead - 100
44" fairing - 80

i used to have 2 copperheads until i ran into my garage and destroyed one [and the crossbars and a landing pad -__-]. the prices are for new parts and you can definitely find everything cheaper on craigslist, just make sure you know you're getting the right parts.
August 01, 2011 @ 18:41:44 PM
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August 01, 2011 @ 23:42:22 PM
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lugged frame and threaded headset. interesting. the seat looks crappy and the bike is a bit heavy. can you choose the color(s)/ how much is it?
August 02, 2011 @ 01:27:00 AM
August 02, 2011 @ 02:18:50 AM
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What kind of ulocks do you guys use?
August 02, 2011 @ 22:58:31 PM
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@brosef - why gold rims instead of a black or red that matches the frame?
August 02, 2011 @ 23:01:12 PM
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just got my bike. probably will put pictures up of it later, but yeah the seat sucks. my ass hurts a lot now lol pause
August 03, 2011 @ 14:14:14 PM
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@brosef - why gold rims instead of a black or red that matches the frame?


Idk I just like the way it looks to be honest, and to the guy above me you'll get used to it trust me.
August 08, 2011 @ 12:15:56 PM
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August 09, 2011 @ 05:15:40 AM
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Any toe strap recommendations
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