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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Fri May 10, 2013 9:30 pm

My quando/stars cheap vee wheelset is the better part of 2.5kgs, but I do better times on my local climb with those on my singlespeed than the 1500g RS80 C24s on my carbon Oppy. Maybe on steep hills or frequent accelerations out of slow corners there would be a difference but on more consistent efforts it feels like the weight helps.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sat May 11, 2013 12:16 pm

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I put the worlds biggest 1" threadless fork on this morning so I could run a front brake. 8)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 11, 2013 1:13 pm

familyguy wrote:Image

I put the worlds biggest 1" threadless fork on this morning so I could run a front brake. 8)

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Matched by the worlds longest threadless stem :o
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Sat May 11, 2013 1:52 pm

At least its slammed (is that how the cool kids say it?)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sat May 11, 2013 5:21 pm

140mm stem, soooooooo pro. Not quite slammed, got a 10mm spacer under it...

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 11, 2013 6:19 pm

And you need to flip it lol.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sat May 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Can't, it's a fixed 90 degree relative to the steerer!

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 11, 2013 6:51 pm

What kind of excuse is that?! :lol:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HappyHumber » Sat May 11, 2013 7:00 pm

If it's a 0 deg rise stem - just mount the bars upside down.

That aside - it's always good to see a 'real man' sized frame, Jim ;) None of this "Pixie Fixie" sub 60cm bum fluff.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Mon May 13, 2013 7:36 pm

Spend the weekend down in Margaret River. My GF & I took our bikes. I took some photos.

Also stopped at Collie Velodrome for a couple of sneaky laps. First time the missus has been on a track.

Did some single track. Bit sketchy on 23mm tyres/carbon clinchers/brakeless. Certainly went down a few hills quicker than I would of liked, and had to walk back up from wheelspin lol 75gi's too much power.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Mon May 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Hey HLC great pics mate. I went down to Margs a couple of weekends ago but I took my roadie.

Hopefully I will have pics of my Single Speed up by the end of the month given I just need to build some damn wheels now.

FamilyGuy nice ride mate.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Mon May 13, 2013 10:01 pm

sil3nt wrote:Hey HLC great pics mate. I went down to Margs a couple of weekends ago but I took my roadie.

Hopefully I will have pics of my Single Speed up by the end of the month given I just need to build some damn wheels now.

FamilyGuy nice ride mate.


Cheers!

Yeah i've ridden down that way on the roadie before up through! Some nice riding out there, but you certainly need to pic your times/days with either local / school holidays or leavers (the worst) traffic.

Just wanted to take something different this time!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Tue May 14, 2013 9:41 am

sil3nt wrote:Hey HLC great pics mate. I went down to Margs a couple of weekends ago but I took my roadie.

Hopefully I will have pics of my Single Speed up by the end of the month given I just need to build some damn wheels now.

FamilyGuy nice ride mate.


Thanks.

The Planet X bikes are good looking rides. There's a black one works next door to me too. If I ever get really serious about fixed, that'll be high on the list. But then, like roadies, there'll be more than one....

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Rowen33 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:58 pm

I guess i see all those people on pink and green rieds on sydney rd / royal pde and just wanted to be part of the bunch without the pink and green! And the wheels although heavy where far cheaper than the mavics on the shogun. Anyway im fat and old and need the strength training.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Fri May 17, 2013 9:25 pm

Rowen33 wrote: Anyway im fat and old and need the strength training.


That's the attitude :) Those bad boys will definitely make you stronger. At the end of the day its your own two wheeled beastie, if you like it and it does what you need it to do its exactly the right bike for you. Enjoy it.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Alien27 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:56 pm

Here's mine :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Mon May 20, 2013 10:44 pm

Alien27 wrote:Here's mine :)


Looks great mate :)

I assume you just fitted the rear brake lever for symmetry or do you plan to throw a caliper on the rear at some stage ?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Alien27 » Tue May 21, 2013 12:29 am

I like riding on the hoods so its just a dummy for that. I have done a weeks commuting and I don't think I'll need the rear brake. The only time I miss it is braking down a hill and wanting to indicate right at the same time. But a bit of forward planning and a little resisting on the fixed gear helps there.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby sil3nt » Tue May 21, 2013 1:11 am

Alien27 wrote:I like riding on the hoods so its just a dummy for that. I have done a weeks commuting and I don't think I'll need the rear brake. The only time I miss it is braking down a hill and wanting to indicate right at the same time. But a bit of forward planning and a little resisting on the fixed gear helps there.


Nice work, I am all for symmetry. When I get mine on the road in a couple of weeks I think I will be running with my freewheel for a while before I build up the courage to jump to fixed for commuting.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby jhea57 » Tue May 21, 2013 4:00 pm

This whole bike is original except for the new spokes, seat post, chain and tyres (27x1inch hard to find)..
Frame is a 54 Healing track frame
Rims are original made in italy alloy
Hubs are English bayliss wylie track hubs
Headset and BB are bayliss wylie
Crank is Williams dated 54
Stem is Cinelli
Bars are original
Seat is not the original that came with the bike but is a period Brook racing saddle from the 50/60's

first photo is taken when I bought it...

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat May 25, 2013 5:28 pm

familyguy wrote:Image

I put the worlds biggest 1" threadless fork on this morning so I could run a front brake. 8)

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That fork on that frame leaves me cold.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sat May 25, 2013 9:18 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
familyguy wrote:I put the worlds biggest 1" threadless fork on this morning so I could run a front brake. 8)

Jim


That fork on that frame leaves me cold.


Lucky it's not yours then, innit? It gives me the warm fuzzies knowing I can stop much sooner, given my environs. I had a road 1" threaded with brake hole from a 61cm frame, but it was too short. This is definitely a fit for purpose (however indelicate) solution.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat May 25, 2013 9:42 pm

familyguy wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:
familyguy wrote:I put the worlds biggest 1" threadless fork on this morning so I could run a front brake. 8)

Jim


That fork on that frame leaves me cold.


Lucky it's not yours then, innit? It gives me the warm fuzzies knowing I can stop much sooner, given my environs. I had a road 1" threaded with brake hole from a 61cm frame, but it was too short. This is definitely a fit for purpose (however indelicate) solution.

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Waddabout the OG fork with a fork blade clamp on caliper?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun May 26, 2013 7:21 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:That fork on that frame leaves me cold.

Waddabout the OG fork with a fork blade clamp on caliper?

Because they look terrible.

The other advantage with the different fork is that it would be a lot more comfortable on the road and will cope better with potholes etc.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sun May 26, 2013 8:43 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote: Waddabout the OG fork with a fork blade clamp on caliper?


Unfortunately the original headset is stuffed, and I need a really low stack height model to replace it. This fork came up for $10 on Fixed, so I couldn't go past it.
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