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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.


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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.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
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...


Nah, I meant like HLCs example;
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Whilst I like the old style fluted arms, I think so many knock offs in the decades since they've first appered, the look at least has kind of been cheapened a little bit. The latest generation just has classy lines I think that haven't been equalled. Dura-Ace pista only really comes close I think.

But then again... maybe it depends on the frame they're matched to :D
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:28 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
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...


Nah, I meant like HLCs example;
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Whilst I like the old style fluted arms, I think so many knock offs in the decades since they've first appered, the look at least has kind of been cheapened a little bit. The latest generation just has classy lines I think that haven't been equalled. Dura-Ace pista only really comes close I think.

But then again... maybe it depends on the frame they're matched to :D


Sugino 75's are right up there too!!! But maybe that's because they look like Dura Ace 7400 ha ha!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:22 pm

*new wheel day*

(not feeling the gumwalls at all, but all I had - need to pick up some zaff;s or somthing over the weekend!)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:09 pm

Does this mean your other ones might be selling now Henri?

Dig the HIPP stickers.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby AndrewBurns » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:40 pm

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:05 pm

AndrewBurns wrote:Image


Gee, those welds look a little agricultural for such an expensive frame. would have expected a smooth finish on a fashion branded bike like this.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:47 pm

familyguy wrote:Does this mean your other ones might be selling now Henri?

Dig the HIPP stickers.

Jim


Have decided to hang on to them for now Jim as the wheels on my gf's bike need replacing. But if I decide to move them on, ill let you know first thing!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby rabobank89 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:19 am

HLC wrote:*new wheel day*

(not feeling the gumwalls at all, but all I had - need to pick up some zaff;s or somthing over the weekend!)

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That's sexy man 8)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:08 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Image


I reckon it would look better with black bar tape, but it isn't my bike :) .
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:46 pm

rabobank89 wrote:
HLC wrote:*new wheel day*

(not feeling the gumwalls at all, but all I had - need to pick up some zaff;s or somthing over the weekend!)

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That's sexy man 8)

Plus 1... Best lookin bike for at least the last 10 pages.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby slidetaker » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:50 pm

HLC wrote:*new wheel day* (not feeling the gumwalls at all, but all I had - need to pick up some zaff;s or somthing over the weekend!)

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Stunning frame.....have u tried track drop rather than riser on it?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:02 pm

slidetaker wrote:
HLC wrote:*new wheel day* (not feeling the gumwalls at all, but all I had - need to pick up some zaff;s or somthing over the weekend!)



Stunning frame.....have u tried track drop rather than riser on it?


I have a Bridgestone NJS Track/Keirin bike which I have set up with drops/clipless etc. This bike is purely for hektik whipskidz and sweet fixie riding (pub runs/shopping etc) ha ha. I'll probably take it to the track and put it through it's paces one day!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:36 am

No probs Henri, gotta keep the lady-friend happy. Seeing Dan's Planet X go by on a weekly basis makes me want one of these. And want the time to ride one...

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby takai » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:51 pm

New headset for my Larry arrived today, so i rebuilt it tonight:
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Unsure about the CX lever for brakes on this iteration. Think i might go get some basic aero hoods and use those instead.
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