Official Fixed Gear Thread

June 16, 2012 @ 06:31:21 AM
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ju
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?


just kill yourself if you want fgfs. get a bmx bike then

Be about it

June 16, 2012 @ 17:16:04 PM
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June 16, 2012 @ 17:18:19 PM
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tbh, I think you should sell your trispoke and buy some more comfortable bars and bar tape.


da fuq that hed is something to be proud of

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June 16, 2012 @ 18:39:42 PM
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I'm getting fucked up by skating.

How much do I have to spend to get a decent setup (with brakes)?

I've rode some and it's a lot of fun.
June 16, 2012 @ 20:08:20 PM
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da fuq that hed is something to be proud of


for commuting/street riding? what are you going to do when it untrues?

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June 17, 2012 @ 01:56:33 AM

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Originally posted by Inactive User
chill guys. just go out there and ride.

completely unrelated: 3rensho my brother is building for me/ 3rensho frameset he just got


Sad that most people ain't gonna really appreciate these in this thread. Fuckin spectacular bikes. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. Downtube shifters are awesome on vintage road bikes and take some getting used to, but just like everything else practice makes perfect.

My Medici and Peugeot (swapped saddle/bag)



June 17, 2012 @ 02:42:27 AM
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so much disappointment in this thread. i can't wait for this trend to die down so i can finally ride in peace.

Be about it

June 18, 2012 @ 08:32:43 AM
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da fuq that hed is something to be proud of


for commuting/street riding? what are you going to do when it untrues?


composites don't experience much plastic deformation before fracture, so they don't really go out of true, even though they are naturally slightly untrue. hed3s are fine for street fixed gear riding as long as its the front wheel and you're not doing bunny hops.
June 18, 2012 @ 14:51:23 PM
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Anyone failure with state bicycles? Website:stateBicycles.com I'm interested in picking up the matte black 2.0 and I was wondering if anyone has heard of them
June 18, 2012 @ 15:09:41 PM
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^ if you're just getting into riding/ want a specific color combination, they'll do. i heard they are heavy though. I've seen a lot of people riding em around here but they are based near me.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
chill guys. just go out there and ride.

completely unrelated: 3rensho my brother is building for me/ 3rensho frameset he just got
http://i46.tinypic.com/30agh9d.jpg


Sad that most people ain't gonna really appreciate these in this thread. Fuckin spectacular bikes. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. Downtube shifters are awesome on vintage road bikes and take some getting used to, but just like everything else practice makes perfect.

My Medici and Peugeot (swapped saddle/bag)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7166425754_19eb078031.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6938917197_e5c52f6544.jpg

Thanks man, just gotta get some handle bar tape and cables on it and it'll be good to go! Super excited.
Those bikes are nice smokeyface Not a lot of people appreciate vintage bikes in general but imo, these bikes look sexier than any all carbon, electronic shifting, super aero modern bikes.
June 19, 2012 @ 13:43:03 PM
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^ yeah I'm j use getting into it, what's considered a "light" bicycle? I'm thinking about copping the matte black model
June 19, 2012 @ 17:02:20 PM
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Looking to get into riding, I've been looking at some Bikes on Craigslist. What do you guys think of these:

Norco Magnum SE. Shimano 600 - $250


Kona Hahanna - $100
June 19, 2012 @ 19:57:36 PM

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You might have to double check my facts... But I'm pretty sure Norco is a Canadian brand and the Magnum SE was one of the higher end models. Shimano 600 is good stuff, but I don't think the frame is anything special. Chromoly double or triple butted maybe.

Considering it looks like it has low mileage, at least from the pics, $250 isn't a horrible price. I think you could get away with $150-200 considering the bike isn't made of nicer tubing. Still a great bike though. If it's your size, no dents or dings, and rides well, I'd go after it.
June 19, 2012 @ 21:17:40 PM
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ju
anyone know where to buy a fgfs already built?


just kill yourself if you want fgfs. get a bmx bike then

so much disappointment in this thread. i can't wait for this trend to die down so i can finally ride in peace.


lol very hostile i see.

www.headhunterla.com

June 24, 2012 @ 20:41:12 PM
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How much do I have to spend to get a decent setup (with brakes)?


Bump.

And what do you guys recommend?
June 26, 2012 @ 02:32:34 AM
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Personally, no more than 350. If you want something just to get you rolling, a lot cheaper.
June 26, 2012 @ 17:19:04 PM

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Any time you want to get a decent fixed gear for sub $350 you either gotta go bikesdirect or hunt craigslist like crazy. You can get a pretty good deal for $300 if you can swoop on a deal on CL.
June 27, 2012 @ 05:03:39 AM
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might sound like a stupid question but I'm just trying to clarify, with a fixed gear bike you can't stop pedaling at all right? no coasting?? that sounds ridiculous, shits mad fun.

if you cant coast, can anyone recommend some brands to look our for with regular road bikes? I need to bike to school now and a bmx aint cuttin it.
June 27, 2012 @ 22:37:32 PM
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June 28, 2012 @ 03:32:41 AM
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might sound like a stupid question but I'm just trying to clarify, with a fixed gear bike you can't stop pedaling at all right? no coasting?? that sounds ridiculous, shits mad fun.

if you cant coast, can anyone recommend some brands to look our for with regular road bikes? I need to bike to school now and a bmx aint cuttin it.


You can't coast but you don't really pedal the whole time. If that makes sense lol. For road bikes, look for anything cheap, made in the 80's or later.

My fixed gear/ road bike
June 28, 2012 @ 03:50:02 AM
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anyone know what degree this stem is
June 28, 2012 @ 04:51:47 AM
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58-65 degrees.
July 03, 2012 @ 08:40:00 AM
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anyone know what degree this stem is


anyone have a link to that stem?
July 06, 2012 @ 06:22:31 AM
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I was on vacation in the LA area not too long ago. Took my bike with. I noticed so many young kids (14-17) riding the most flashy fixed geared bikes. I wasn't aware it was still a trend to get deep v's and color coordinate everything. And they never even seemed to ride them, they would put the on the front of buses, or walk them down the sidewalk. Even when they rode, everyone rode on the sidewalk.

I got lots of weird looks when I was riding the streets.

Also, fuck freestyle bikes.
Also, fuck suicide brakes.

July 07, 2012 @ 02:16:31 AM
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Just put all of my shit together today. New saddle should arrive tomorrow, then I have to replace the god-awful pedals/straps.

July 08, 2012 @ 04:52:44 AM
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I wasn't aware it was still a trend to get deep v's and color coordinate everything.


says the guy with a purple b43

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July 08, 2012 @ 07:12:06 AM
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hey after years of contemplating on getting a fixed gear bike, I'm finally putting the money out to get one. I dont want to go all out but my budget is about 200-300. What should I be looking for?

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/3109253480.html

Is this worth looking at?

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July 08, 2012 @ 07:14:40 AM
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http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-bikes-road-bianchi-fixed-gear-W0QQAdIdZ379848908

This looks great too but it might not be available. Any other ideas/ recommendations? Should I just buy a new one for 300?

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July 08, 2012 @ 20:27:51 PM
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Do you know what size you need? the second one looks way bigger than the first.

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July 09, 2012 @ 06:50:06 AM
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i'm like 5'9 so like a 56-58cm?

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