Official Fixed Gear Thread

October 22, 2009 @ 22:06:48 PM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
the closer you get to 1:1, the easier it'll be to skid. I've ran a 46 and a 48. It'll be pretty easy for you to skid with a 17t cog.
October 22, 2009 @ 22:09:05 PM
Post: 13
Join Date: Mar 2009
so u suggest me getting a 19 tooth cog on a 44 teeth chainring?
October 22, 2009 @ 22:13:37 PM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
you should be fine with a 17t.
October 22, 2009 @ 22:19:08 PM
Post: 829
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bakersfield
whats your gearing babyshoe?

i run a 48:17 btw
October 22, 2009 @ 22:43:47 PM
Post: 13
Join Date: Mar 2009
what do u suggest with a 44 chainring to skid and do tricks
October 22, 2009 @ 22:46:17 PM
Post: 1189
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: socal
I run a 48:17 as well.

Just get a 17t
October 23, 2009 @ 00:43:50 AM
Post: 1379
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downtown LA
what do u suggest with a 44 chainring to skid and do tricks


get a 44t cog. skid whips for days.

I'm running a 48/19t at the moment. I don't really ride my bike anymore, my tt bikes just rides way too nice.
October 23, 2009 @ 08:54:45 AM
Post: 1872
Join Date: Nov 2008
48 17 is so fun. takes me like no effort to stop vs my old ratio 48 15
October 23, 2009 @ 21:15:20 PM
Post: 829
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bakersfield
^ ya same here, i personally think its the perfect middle speed gearing.
October 24, 2009 @ 13:39:56 PM
Post: 579
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda
48 18 would be good for tricks, as long as you don't mind spinning a lot.
October 25, 2009 @ 05:57:41 AM
Post: 1872
Join Date: Nov 2008
naw man 17 is awesome. all those trick kids wish they had a higher ratio when theyre pedaling super fast to keep up with me haha. my old ratio was cool too but it was a bit too heavy for the street and would suck pretty bad now without my drops.
October 25, 2009 @ 12:11:32 PM
Post: 1183
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland OR to Hanover NH
I run 48x16 with drops which is fun cause I can go much faster than my friends running like 44x17, but 48x16 only has one skid patch which is a serious problemo. If I went to 48x17 I'd increase that to...17 skid patches!
October 25, 2009 @ 17:05:28 PM
Post: 51
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
i run 48/17 right now, I want to go 46/17 though
October 25, 2009 @ 17:37:49 PM
Post: 3407
Join Date: Aug 2009
Do any of you guys feel like posers?

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

October 25, 2009 @ 20:09:49 PM
Post: 992
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Left Coast
i hate having low psi tires and hitting rims in potholes.

anyway, i got trackstands, seated, non-seated, no-handed, no handed one foot on the tire, and fakie circles downnnn. smokeyface
October 25, 2009 @ 20:18:23 PM
Post: 1872
Join Date: Nov 2008
^ COOL MAN!


thinking of turning my bike into a single speed commuter when i move to la.


killypants do it man. 48 17 is a great ratio
October 25, 2009 @ 20:22:27 PM
Post: 579
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda


new one.
October 25, 2009 @ 21:53:44 PM
Post: 992
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Left Coast
that shit looks spensive.
October 25, 2009 @ 22:00:14 PM
Post: 248
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Minneapolis
yeah it does. i dig that seat.
October 26, 2009 @ 20:05:11 PM
Post: 314
Join Date: Dec 2006
Do any of you guys feel like posers?


No, because I know Im a badass.
October 26, 2009 @ 21:29:33 PM
Post: 269
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Canada
Nice set up.
October 26, 2009 @ 22:37:55 PM
Post: 3302
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: LA.
thinking of upping to 46/17 on the good ol Pista.
love this thing, so stylish and such a great sturdy ride.

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October 26, 2009 @ 22:44:13 PM
Post: 1286
Join Date: Sep 2009
Pyrate, looks good.
My bike has been so fucking fun recently, love.
October 26, 2009 @ 23:39:40 PM
Post: 579
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda
thanks guys. just got new cranks/bars. pics soon.

also, would anyone be interested in a leader 720tr frameset? this would be the frame (white), cannondale slice carbon fork, and cane creek integrated headset btw.
October 26, 2009 @ 23:47:11 PM
Post: 1286
Join Date: Sep 2009
Size/Price?
October 26, 2009 @ 23:48:24 PM
Post: 579
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda
50cm. 300 obo + shipping
October 27, 2009 @ 21:14:58 PM
Post: 992
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Left Coast
leaders look mad awkward to ride.
October 28, 2009 @ 19:37:38 PM
Post: 3302
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: LA.
i heard the geometry on most of them is poopoo.

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October 29, 2009 @ 21:24:25 PM
Post: 579
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: dirty meda
feels the same as any other bike. geometry is about the same too.

picture is off because of the angle i used
October 29, 2009 @ 21:40:32 PM
Post: 1872
Join Date: Nov 2008
ive heard people complaing about the aluminum fork breaking and stuff.
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