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Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:49 pm

HLC wrote:Seatpost / Saddle: Nitto Crystal Fellow (NJS Post's are too short for my long legs)

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Very nice bike mate. However, based on the piccies and your comment on the seat post length I reckon that frame is about 5-6cm to small for you.

Have a look at keirin racers and you will see that the frames are built for a traditional fit that only requires a seat post which leaves about 10-14cm of exposed length.

Regardless of my comments though that is a great build using quality parts.
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Postby HLC » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Thanks bud, I've had the bike fit discussion with about a million people since i built the bike lol

Unfortunately, my physical build is a lot different to traditional Keirin riders. I'm 178cm with an 88cm inseam. I'm half legs, and as a result have quite a short torso, and long arms. Which means I need a bike with a shorter TT, 54cm is ideal, but I need a seat tube of 57 or 58, and on top of that, can also handle a massive saddle - bar drop quite comfortably!

Try finding a second hand Keirin frame in those dimensions, if they exist, and for a price anywhere near what I paid for this! I'm not yet in a position where I want to lash out for a brand new Panasonic or Georama custom NJS Stamped frame.

Nature of the beast unfortunately. My 2 other bikes are set up like this, and my old Lo-pro had an even shorter 'effective' top tube and a higher BB than the Bridgestone, the sloping TT hides it.. (it was also a 60cm c-t Seat tube)

Bike fit is a very personal thing, and I've done 100km+ rides on 3 out of the 4 bikes pictured (longest stint on the new one has only been about 35km's due to time/weather) with no issues... If it ain't broke...

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And if a lot of seatpost is good for Chris Hoy...

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Bit of an update of my Bianchi..

Not sure what to do with the rear wheel.. Seems out of place now :?

Thinking of getting another rear Aerospoke or one of those ebay 60/88mm carbon rear track wheels...

Thoughts ?

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Nice
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:43 pm

I'd get some foot retention first.
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Postby rabobank89 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:02 pm

HLC wrote:I'd get some foot retention first.


Waiting on my new pedals/straps to arrive =)
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Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:32 pm

HLC wrote:Thanks bud, I've had the bike fit discussion with about a million people since i built the bike lol

Unfortunately, my physical build is a lot different to traditional Keirin riders. I'm 178cm with an 88cm inseam. I'm half legs, and as a result have quite a short torso, and long arms. Which means I need a bike with a shorter TT, 54cm is ideal, but I need a seat tube of 57 or 58, and on top of that, can also handle a massive saddle - bar drop quite comfortably!

Try finding a second hand Keirin frame in those dimensions, if they exist, and for a price anywhere near what I paid for this! I'm not yet in a position where I want to lash out for a brand new Panasonic or Georama custom NJS Stamped frame.

Nature of the beast unfortunately. My 2 other bikes are set up like this, and my old Lo-pro had an even shorter 'effective' top tube and a higher BB than the Bridgestone, the sloping TT hides it.. (it was also a 60cm c-t Seat tube)

Bike fit is a very personal thing, and I've done 100km+ rides on 3 out of the 4 bikes pictured (longest stint on the new one has only been about 35km's due to time/weather) with no issues... If it ain't broke...

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And if a lot of seatpost is good for Chris Hoy...

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actually I am your height and have inner seam measurement of 89cm so I know we're your coming from. However All my bikes are between 22 1/2" and 24". Top tubes are between 58.5 and 56.5cm. Depending on their top tubes And intended purpose I usually run a 80 to 100mm stem. Any longer I find affects their handling.
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Postby danlemes » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:10 pm

My current fixie, But am going to remove back brake, and have ordered myself some pursuit bars. Also, i have my eye on a nice vintage Raleigh frame, If I get it I will certainly post up a finished result. Anyone know what to do with a black frame, got any cool wheel combinations? or coloured parts for it? I am not going to repaint the raleigh if I get it, lots of lovely decals, but yeah, any wheel combinations or things of the sort?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:52 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:actually I am your height and have inner seam measurement of 89cm so I know we're your coming from. However All my bikes are between 22 1/2" and 24". Top tubes are between 58.5 and 56.5cm. Depending on their top tubes And intended purpose I usually run a 80 to 100mm stem. Any longer I find affects their handling.


Fair enough, to each their own I guess. If I was to match your fit, I'd be running 120mm+ riser stems on everything. As you can see, I'm not. It works for me, so if it ain't broke....

If youve got some pictures of your bike, throw them up because I'd love to compare the fit.
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:02 pm

HLC wrote:
And if a lot of seatpost is good for Chris Hoy...

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That is the most horrifying hideous dog fugly stem i've ever seen...
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Postby greeny23 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:14 pm

my new baby built by Jube :) has mah company logo on it.

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Postby jamesonbass » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:22 am

Here is my current SS, I had to stop riding fixed due to a knee injury as a result of resistance braking (and I bent the rear dropouts on my last bike haha)

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Postby PeteV » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:03 am

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby kreyziest » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:15 pm

Finished this last night and scratch the left stay this morning while taking pics...... grrrrrrr :evil:

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:59 pm

That looks great!
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Postby Signal7 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:52 am

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Postby kreyziest » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:51 am

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


thanks man
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:31 pm

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


+1, great colours.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby smokez87 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 am

Wow those fixies look awesome!

I never really knew much about fixies until recently.

Recently I decided to build up a Mountain Bike, which is my first build. I might consider building a fixie in a few months.

If I want to build up a vintage style fixie, what budget would I be looking at ? Where are the best places to look for fixie frames?

I read that it was illegal in victoria to have a bicycle without one functioning brake when riding on road.

What brands of vintage frames are worth saving? Where do I look for them?
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Postby familyguy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:15 am

Signal7 wrote:Image


This looks neat. What is it?

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Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:52 pm

familyguy wrote:
Signal7 wrote:Image


This looks neat. What is it?

Jim

An american Mojo, or Cell type OTR number perhaps??
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby elStado » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:47 pm

smokez87 wrote:Wow those fixies look awesome!

I never really knew much about fixies until recently.

Recently I decided to build up a Mountain Bike, which is my first build. I might consider building a fixie in a few months.

If I want to build up a vintage style fixie, what budget would I be looking at ? Where are the best places to look for fixie frames?

I read that it was illegal in victoria to have a bicycle without one functioning brake when riding on road.

What brands of vintage frames are worth saving? Where do I look for them?


$300-800 depends on what parts you use and how cheap you can score an old frame form somewhere (ebay, gumtree, verge collection etc).

Yes you need a brake legally in all states and territories.

You also need at least one functioning brake (preferably the front brake) if you would like to stay in the gene pool.

Have a look around on the forums to see what other people are using. Generally any decent quality steel road bike frame with semi horizontal or horizontal dropouts is fine.

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Saddle looks uncomfortable. Why is it tilted so far up? I have it level or slightly lowered.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:02 pm

elStado wrote:
Signal7 wrote:Image


Saddle looks uncomfortable. Why is it tilted so far up? I have it level or slightly lowered.


Looks to be a Brooks. If they're level you tend to slide off the nose due to the natural sag in them. YMMV, though.

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Postby munga » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:49 am

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


+1. very nice, mate.
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Postby elStado » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:46 pm

familyguy wrote:Looks to be a Brooks. If they're level you tend to slide off the nose due to the natural sag in them.


Hrm. I have a Brooks saddle and I have it level without issues, maybe on micro adjustment up, but nothing like on that bike.

Horses for courses I guess.
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