Post your Fixie piccies

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:41 pm

That Leaders supertype seatpost looks like it's hangin on by a blow flies pube in that seat tube.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby nereus » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:55 am

What a shame about that Raleigh

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Postby minhyy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:15 pm

new bike day, temp setup before it becomes a proper track machine.

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Postby minhyy » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:01 pm

new new bike day

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and details of the skid sled

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Postby rheicel » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:35 pm

^nice one :)
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:09 pm

rheicel wrote:^nice one :)

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Postby jaseyjase » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:15 am

Disc SS with some magic gearing

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Postby Calvin27 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:17 am

My God, that giant...

I don't think I'm going to sell my old bikes anymore now that I know they can all become fixies!
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:14 pm

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Postby Gandalf » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:32 pm

The new ride.
http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Gandalf ... sort=3&o=0
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Ginosaur » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:56 pm

minhyy wrote:new new bike day

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and details of the skid sled

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Your bike insane! I would like to support an aussie shaper. Who do you contact to make a bike like yours? I would love to have a white frame.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:42 pm

My truck bike. :D

Gave it its first ride this morning and very happy with it. :mrgreen:

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Postby Ant_S » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:46 pm

My Fuji Track Comp 2015 model, running SS. Been fiddling with it for a year or so, its a bit ugly with the saddle & tube bags plus the Lezyne lights but does what I need from commutes to weekend rides & longer stuff.
Also really glad I got in and bought this new in 2015 as the identical spec 2016 model has changed colour from white to black and gone up from RRP of $599 to $849!!

From stock I've changed stem (Pro LT 90mm), bars (Deda Piega Compact), tape (Fizik Microtex), cranks (SRAM Omnium 167.5mm), chainring (Aarn 47T Camo), freewheel (White Industries 17T), saddle (Fizik Aliante), brakes (Tektro R741), tyres (Schwalbe Durano Plus 25s). Next thing I may change will be wheels, but to be honest I like these as they're tough and have given me no dramas even with the odd knock.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby minhyy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:17 pm

minhyy wrote:new bike day, temp setup before it becomes a proper track machine.

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turned into this

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby dodgiebros » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:44 pm

Nice work, looks a treat! ^^

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Postby petie » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:18 pm

minhyy wrote:
minhyy wrote:new bike day, temp setup before it becomes a proper track machine.

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turned into this

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That's a very evil car you have.

Are you riding track with toe clips? Go OK? Seems logical now that I've seen it, but never occurred to me before.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby KGB » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:40 am

Nice, I saw it on the fb retro page last night. Its come up well, I like it better in the blue. I still like the hopkins more though. .. I see it lurking in the background there. . :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby minhyy » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:45 am

petie wrote:That's a very evil car you have.

Are you riding track with toe clips? Go OK? Seems logical now that I've seen it, but never occurred to me before.



nah I usually ride SPD-SLs on track - I did ride clips last session with just regular flat soled shoes and it was terrible. I couldn't scoop back on the downstroke and the cage was a bit flexy, so standing starts were quite pedestrian. It's not too bad rolling around though.

KGB wrote:I still like the hopkins more though.

the hopkins is a lot stiffer and responsive. rides nice :wink:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby europa » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:55 pm

Well, I finally got a new bike. My last new bike, was the Hillbrick... nearly five years ago, though I have rebuilt the Europa a few times It looked like these two would keep me mobile for the next decade but recently, I bought a new car. Financial issues being what they are, fitting a towbar and buying an appropriate carrier just isn't going to happen for a few months. The car itself is a Fiat Panda - a lovely little car, but the emphasis is on the word 'little' - neither the Hillbrick nor the Europa were going in the back without removing both wheels, which is just a little too much like hard work.

So I built a new bike

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Dat's da bike, now named 'The Blue Bike' for some reason and the car.

The frame is an old, unbranded track frame. Tubing is Tange plain guage... according to the sticker and I have no reason to doubt it. It came without forks so I rescued some from a bike shop - 27" so the front brake mounts on adaptors that I made from a couple of bits of steel. The AlexRims G6000 wheels were bought about five years ago when this frame served as a polo bike - a bit heavy but solid. The cranks and BB are Sugino somethings. The pedals are Shimano M324 with the clips removed (and the resulting lump ground off) - these actually make a very nice and rebuildable pedal if you aren't using clipless. As you can see, I prefer toeclips. The bars are 70s era Italian alloy in a bend I particularly like and are double wrapped along the tops for extra thickness and comfort. The brake levers are Cane Creek SC5 (not as nice as the Tektro upon which they're based but still very nice) and the brakes are Shimano 600. I think that covers it all, the chain being the black, greasy thing that's been on it for some years.

And seeing the whole point was a bike I could carry in the back of the Panda, here's the result.

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You need to whip out the front wheel first. I'm still using nutted hubs but the forks don't have those damned lips so I actually find removing and refitting with nuts as easy as a quick release with lipped forks. From there, you can't quite throw the bike in the back, but it fits nicely with sticking a dropout in the driver's ear or moving the driver's seat forward.

Very different to what I'm used to (the Hillbrick is a much more gentlemanly and relaxed bicycle) so it'll be interesting to see how I get on with that drop to the bars. Good thing most of her long term use (once I get a towbar fitted) will be interval training around the local velodrome.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:57 am

Damn Europa you haven't posted in years?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby mitchj » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:31 pm

Thought I should put up a pic of the end result of my "first fixie". I found a smaller frame, painted it blue (with a bit of red & a "chrome" Standish badge on the fork tube), painted the forks white, added drop bars with red tape & aero levers, routed the rear brake cable through the top tube, added a better seat, put the wheels & cranks from my original fixie on, & added a red chain. And here it is -

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I tried a few things on this one - drilling holes in the top tube & gently levering a screwdriver in the holes to let the cable angle in & out seems to have worked ok, & I used an angle grinder to remove all the brazeons & cable stops & guard mounts etc. These two things, plus the aero levers give the bike a nice smooth, clean look, which is what I was after. Probably more important though, is the fact that it is really nice to ride. So nice that I've ridden it to work every day for a month or so!

I am really happy with this one, it looks just as I was hoping it would

( I did buy new black brake callipers for it, but I ended up putting them on a CX type thing I've just finished building, but more on that another day.)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby jaseyjase » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:37 pm

finished the last few bits of my ss commuter, 2011 Cannondale capo

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Cisco » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi everyone,

Here is my first FG/SS build starting with a Repco Traveller hard rubbish find. Frame is a size 52 running 46x16 ratio.

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The only items original are the frame, handlebar and the bell :)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:33 pm

Nice, scrubbed up very well. :)
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:37 pm

Fake Columbus Max, made under Wulan(?) or something. I'd wish they made it without the mudguard eyelets and less clearance, then it would be an even better road/fixie fork.
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