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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ohexploitable » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:28 pm

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:57 pm

bychosis wrote:Strong and tenacity. I must buy. Where I can send coins to embezzle?

Shouldn't you wait for our resident self-appointed wheel guru to offer his critique first :P
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:20 pm

time filler fixie.... bits and pieces

Apollo (Kuwahara ) frame
Reid wheels (quando+alex rims... cheap but do the job very well)
Cinelli Stem and Bars
Tricolour front brake with generic lever.
Maxxis refuse tyres
Steel cranks from old Europa bought for $3.50 on fleabay
Shimano sealed BB
cheap Velo saddle
Sakae pedals (pain ita)

commute on, around town on... friends and relos plaything.

(and trainable.... taught to self balance on 2 tyres !!)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:31 pm

Slick x 2. I need a quick photoshop tute btw.


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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:41 pm

Dan wrote:Slick x 2. I need a quick photoshop tute btw.


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yeah...PS is a little bit of cheating, but it makes the image represent how the 'mind sees it'. (hey...theres a phd in there somewhere :-))
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:31 am

landscapecadmonkey wrote:Image


Smooooth.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:53 pm

get some foot retention!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm

So put this together as a street whip so I can reserve my Bridgestone to pure track/sunday ride type business.

Just waiting for my new carbon wheel set to turn up so I can remove the current boat anchors on there.

That is, replacing a 2.5kg wheelset with a 1300gram wheelset. Should tip the scales at about 7.3kg total weight. About 6.8/9 if I swap out the Campy track pedals for my keo's.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:22 pm

HLC wrote:Image

looks like a Surly Tuggnut in the rear there... ... thats a nice little flourish on a minimalist bike...
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:30 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:
HLC wrote:Image

looks like a Surly Tuggnut in the rear there... ... thats a nice little flourish on a minimalist bike...


No tugnut. Just beefy drop outs. They have inbuilt chain tensioners anyway.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:40 am

HLC wrote:Image



THAT is your street whip?! :shock:

Looks VERY nice.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby MilkRacer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:40 am

Bit o porn rite there guv. :lol:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Campy Record Pista cranks are emminently fappable.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Campy Record Pista cranks are emminently fappable.


Never been a fan of the modern ones... Had been hunting for a set of old Pista's to go on my Hillman track project, but scored these new ones with BB for an incredible price (all new).

Once I got them out of the box/installed them, yeah, I'm sold. I prefer them to the DA 7600's on my Bridgestone, which I thought were some of the best looking cranks ever!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:43 pm

HLC wrote:get some foot retention!


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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:39 pm

Wowsers, that's niiiice. The wimp in me wants to know if it's drilled for brakes...

HappyHumber wrote:Campy Record Pista cranks are emminently fappable.


What, something like this?
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Courtesy of Brown Jersey. Yes I'm more than seriously considering them when I get a better FG. They look amazing, not to mention that the ring shape reminds me of something...
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:53 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Wowsers, that's niiiice. The wimp in me wants to know if it's drilled for brakes...
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Nup. And it has horrendous toe-overlap with 165mm cranks. Worse than my Bridgestone which has 170's and it's pretty bad being a track specific bike as well.

I can however buy a matching TT fork from Planet X which has 10mm more rake, and a brake hole if I ever become more sensible :twisted:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:10 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
HLC wrote:get some foot retention!


+1

foot retention as a must for safety etc or just preferable / more efficient ? have preferred the open space and control of just the flats .... and having commuted and ridden fixed on and off for a few years haven't had an issue... but could be convinced otherwise with an opinion or two
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:
HLC wrote:get some foot retention!


+1

foot retention as a must for safety etc or just preferable / more efficient ? have preferred the open space and control of just the flats .... and having commuted and ridden fixed on and off for a few years haven't had an issue... but could be convinced otherwise with an opinion or two


Safety, more efficient, better control, additional stopping power.

If you're spinning out down a hill at 65km/h then you are going to want foot retention.

How do you skid?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 pm

HLC wrote:How do you skid?

all good points... but must admit i have NEVER skidded..... i have serious quad/calf inadequacy issues now..... ive tried, but....
but ... based on opinion, will try a retention method...
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:26 pm

Didn't he say he's been doing it for two years with no problems? I don't ride fixed, but I'm positive that Brisbane has bigger hills than Perth. How I understand this is as so: zero retention = crazy = meh = rad = whatever.

However, to stay (kinda) on topic, can one ride fixed with cleats?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:30 pm

I did Beach Rd on SPuDs a couple of weeks ago if that's any help. Seemed to be a bit quicker but that's only a feeling as the FG doesn't run a 'puter. Me feet were definitely more comfy.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Yeah I run Look Keo's on my other fixed gear/track bike.

Super secure and skidding is no problem. I've never clipped out unintentionally.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:37 pm

I always ride my fix gear with clip ins. But I ride mine like a normal bike. It's my commuter/trainer. Not some cool trickster toy. :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:44 am

Surly fixed gear, used as my main commuter awhile back. Running 65GI (hilly commute)
Currently hanging up in pieces, awaiting a lighter wheelset (and a pump holder)
I must admit, i never even thought to use clip ins, but going to give them a try now.
Cheers for the comments people.
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