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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:25 pm

mrgolf wrote:Exactly. That was my suggestion. Ditch fixed and go SS. If you ride big kms on a roadie, changing to fixed gear isnt really your best course. You might find some unfounded superiority in ragging on someone who has chosen free over fixed like a hipster keyboard warrior (teehee), but it is no less a valid form of cycling. Its just less caught up in dictating to others what they think is the cool way to ride. As a cyclist that races road and mtb, my choice of free related to limiting possible injury associated with having your legs directly attached to the drivetrain, and regardless of your preference, you cannot deny there is more chance of injury to muscles on a fixed than a free. If I get injured, I dont race. I also can't commute 35kms each day and have to catch a bus. Regardless of your disdain for freewheelers, you wouldnt honestly wish that on them. It sounds like the OP is a similar cyclist to me if he is looking for a roadie style bike for commuting.

Your suggestion of eccentric hub is excellent. Then he could run free or fixed whenever he wanted and get rid of the unsightly tensioner. Nice work. If I ever decide my bike is too pretty (personal opinion, and I imagine my post has now coloured a few opinions of my bike now... ;)) to ride frequently, or I want to race SS, a carbon frame with a eccentric hub would be ace. Do you know what they weigh compared to a conventional hub? I imagine there would have to be some weight penalty.



Hey thanks for getting back to me guy's. Now that I look closely I see you have a belt drive didn't pick that up before :/ Yeah no hangups on going SS and realistically its probably better that I do anyhow. In terms of going road style that would definitely make me more comfortable so I can shelve my nice roadie for the nice sunny days and the weekends. I am not keen on Carbon though for a few reasons I want to get stronger in the winter so I wanted the extra weight from a Steel frame and to be honest I quite like the clean looks of a thin tubed given I already ride a carbon road bike daily.

Where did you get the frame/bike from ?

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:44 pm

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mrgolf wrote: As a cyclist that races road and mtb, my choice of free related to limiting possible injury associated with having your legs directly attached to the drivetrain, and regardless of your preference, you cannot deny there is more chance of injury to muscles on a fixed than a free.


This is my function over form commuter. runs 75 GI fixed for a a 37 k a day round trip. Weight and fixed is the best workout you can get to make the weekend geared roadie rides a treat. Comfy as butted Cromo with a solid wheelset added . No junk k's or lazy coastin makes for a better cardio/strength workout. i'd have thought that as a racer it would be a first choice for you? Added injury??? best not tell all those successful track riders on fixed gear that they are risking injury, otherwise they may not move on from being gold medalists in a velodrome to becoming top road sprinters and tour winners. :wink:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:00 pm

I also have a reacto 907. Nice bike. Very responsive and smooth. Although everything feels a bit agricultural vs the belt.

I bought the bike on eBay. If you aren't fussed on weight, steel is perfect. I built a fixie/ ss for a mate using a voodoo maji frame a couple of months back and it is a great base for a project like yours. Torpedo7 usually have them for less than 300 bucks. Considering buying one and building up a bike out of the left over bits from projects in my garage. That would be a good place to start. They are a nicely built frame.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:15 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Image

This is my function over form commuter. runs 75 GI fixed for a a 37 k a day round trip. Weight and fixed is the best workout you can get to make the weekend geared roadie rides a treat. Comfy as butted Cromo with a solid wheelset added . No junk k's or lazy coastin makes for a better cardio/strength workout. i'd have thought that as a racer it would be a first choice for you? Added injury??? best not tell all those successful track riders on fixed gear that they are risking injury, otherwise they may not move on from being gold medalists in a velodrome to becoming top road sprinters and tour winners. :wink:


Nice bike. I like the paddy wagon frame.

Trust me, I get plenty of cardio on my training rides. Fixed would not make it any harder. Please don't misquote me. I said added risk of injury, not added injury. And riding fixed in traffic on a commute does increase the risk of injuries to muscles. You can't argue with that. A smooth velodrome is a different matter. If you dig fixed, enjoy. At my age, a less risky approach is fair enough.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:02 pm

mrgolf wrote: At my age, a less risky approach is fair enough.



Yeah, I'm hearin ya mate. Just stirrin the pot. I'm 43 and rode SS to begin with, but have come to love the fixed stuff in the last 2 1/2 years both brake less and with front brake now for commuting. I've had 50% medial meniscus removed from my left knee in the past(prior to FG riding) and can say that it's now stronger and the best I've known it for a long time. Fixed riding is more of a re programming and changing the way you think and ride that hones the skills. My cadence is higher and my pedal strokes (souplesse) are way more fluid and refined from the fixed commuting.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:07 pm

A better cadence would be well worthwhile. I know mine is not as smooth and even as it should be. Hence why I am opting to stick with a 72gi rather than the 79 I initially planned. Fixed would be a more efficient process.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Slow6 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 pm

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:38 pm

[quote="Slow6"]Single Speed 29" Slingshot Big-Shot.



Wow nice bike and some seriously cool pics ;)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby apollocreed » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:23 pm

Here is mine. Built up from what I can get my hands on. Nothing special, but its fun as hell to ride and I love it. Happy to lock it up at uni too

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frame: 89' Apollo Jaguar 10 speed
Front wheel: mavic Aksium wrapped with cheapy tyre
Rear wheel: Cheapy deep-V with equally cheap tyre
Cranks: Pake 39t
Stem: Sakae
Bars: Cut-off drops flipped to bullhorns
Brakes: Dia-compe inverse lever to old caliper, looking to upgrade
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:09 pm

apollocreed wrote:Here is mine. Built up from what I can get my hands on. Nothing special, but its fun as hell to ride and I love it. Happy to lock it up at uni too



frame: 89' Apollo Jaguar 10 speed
Front wheel: mavic Aksium wrapped with cheapy tyre
Rear wheel: Cheapy deep-V with equally cheap tyre
Cranks: Pake 39t
Stem: Sakae
Bars: Cut-off drops flipped to bullhorns
Brakes: Dia-compe inverse lever to old caliper, looking to upgrade


Hey mate, that's a good little example, doesn't look like you would get the bars to turn with the slack on that brake cable ;)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:26 pm

Love that the brake lever is the most expensive part. Perfect uni basher!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby apollocreed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:10 pm

sil3nt wrote:Hey mate, that's a good little example, doesn't look like you would get the bars to turn with the slack on that brake cable ;)


Brake cable goes sideways alot so the slack isn't totally visible. but yeah great for uni.

Actually the most expensive part of the whole build was the frame at $40.

best buy was the front wheel at $25, for an Aksium !... Stoked

Also put a better saddle on it. since photo
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:01 pm

apollocreed wrote:
best buy was the front wheel at $25, for an Aksium !... Stoked


Damn! Bargain. Is that the original paint job on the frame? Looks really clean.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby apollocreed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:12 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Damn! Bargain. Is that the original paint job on the frame? Looks really clean.


Yeah original paint. It's in fairly good shape. I love the color. When I bought it the protective wrap over the chrome plate on the chain stay was still on so I suppose it wasn't heavily used.

Was difficult enough to find a 60cm+ frame so it's going well
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ohexploitable » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am

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used freehub + spacers

cost of conversion: $0 + 3 hours of work (mostly cleaning)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Kwaichang » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Giant Bowery... Early days new tape on the bars a makeshift Tiaoga Spyder just for the moment. Planning an orange Teny rim on the front to match the orange bars as well as an matching orange saddle.


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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm

Friends don't let friends buy teny rims.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:59 pm

HLC wrote:Friends don't let friends buy teny rims.


QFT.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:36 pm

ohexploitable wrote:Image

used freehub + spacers

cost of conversion: $0 + 3 hours of work (mostly cleaning)


Yummy. :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ohexploitable » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:27 pm

when i can be bothered (never) i'll get a pair of tyres that are actually the same colour!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:48 pm

familyguy wrote:
HLC wrote:Friends don't let friends buy teny rims.


QFT.


Gonna bite... Why? Never heard of 'em.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:34 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
familyguy wrote:
HLC wrote:Friends don't let friends buy teny rims.


QFT.


Gonna bite... Why? Never heard of 'em.


This is why...

(not my bike, thank god)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:38 pm

HLC wrote:This is why...

Ahhh, a 700c Tuff. Pass!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:18 am

Mulger bill wrote:
HLC wrote:This is why...

Ahhh, a 700c Tuff. Pass!


A heavy aluminum tuff.

Aerospokes / hed 3's / other trispokes / corima quads / mavic iO's or any other carbon based 3 - 5 fingered wheels are generally cool.

Teny rims are not.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:44 am

Teny Rims = Tupperware?
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