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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby jamesonbass » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:22 am

Here is my current SS, I had to stop riding fixed due to a knee injury as a result of resistance braking (and I bent the rear dropouts on my last bike haha)

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:03 am

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby kreyziest » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:15 pm

Finished this last night and scratch the left stay this morning while taking pics...... grrrrrrr :evil:

Bob Jackson Vigorelli 52

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:59 pm

That looks great!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Signal7 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:52 am

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby kreyziest » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:51 am

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


thanks man
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:31 pm

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


+1, great colours.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby smokez87 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 am

Wow those fixies look awesome!

I never really knew much about fixies until recently.

Recently I decided to build up a Mountain Bike, which is my first build. I might consider building a fixie in a few months.

If I want to build up a vintage style fixie, what budget would I be looking at ? Where are the best places to look for fixie frames?

I read that it was illegal in victoria to have a bicycle without one functioning brake when riding on road.

What brands of vintage frames are worth saving? Where do I look for them?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:15 am

Signal7 wrote:Image


This looks neat. What is it?

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:52 pm

familyguy wrote:
Signal7 wrote:Image


This looks neat. What is it?

Jim

An american Mojo, or Cell type OTR number perhaps??
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby elStado » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:47 pm

smokez87 wrote:Wow those fixies look awesome!

I never really knew much about fixies until recently.

Recently I decided to build up a Mountain Bike, which is my first build. I might consider building a fixie in a few months.

If I want to build up a vintage style fixie, what budget would I be looking at ? Where are the best places to look for fixie frames?

I read that it was illegal in victoria to have a bicycle without one functioning brake when riding on road.

What brands of vintage frames are worth saving? Where do I look for them?


$300-800 depends on what parts you use and how cheap you can score an old frame form somewhere (ebay, gumtree, verge collection etc).

Yes you need a brake legally in all states and territories.

You also need at least one functioning brake (preferably the front brake) if you would like to stay in the gene pool.

Have a look around on the forums to see what other people are using. Generally any decent quality steel road bike frame with semi horizontal or horizontal dropouts is fine.

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Saddle looks uncomfortable. Why is it tilted so far up? I have it level or slightly lowered.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby familyguy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:02 pm

elStado wrote:
Signal7 wrote:Image


Saddle looks uncomfortable. Why is it tilted so far up? I have it level or slightly lowered.


Looks to be a Brooks. If they're level you tend to slide off the nose due to the natural sag in them. YMMV, though.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby munga » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:49 am

PeteV wrote:That looks great!


+1. very nice, mate.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby elStado » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:46 pm

familyguy wrote:Looks to be a Brooks. If they're level you tend to slide off the nose due to the natural sag in them.


Hrm. I have a Brooks saddle and I have it level without issues, maybe on micro adjustment up, but nothing like on that bike.

Horses for courses I guess.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Percrime » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:13 am

smokez87 wrote:Wow those fixies look awesome!

I never really knew much about fixies until recently.

Recently I decided to build up a Mountain Bike, which is my first build. I might consider building a fixie in a few months.

If I want to build up a vintage style fixie, what budget would I be looking at ? Where are the best places to look for fixie frames?

I read that it was illegal in victoria to have a bicycle without one functioning brake when riding on road.

What brands of vintage frames are worth saving? Where do I look for them?

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There you go. It cost me $32 to put together.. its nearly all hard rubbish. Since I have put two new tires on it .... $20 (the pair... i didnt say they were good tires) Its done about 2900 km for me and including a melb roubaix. It rides lovely on cobbles actually. Its an SS with brakes on both ends. The frame is a Robs (blackburn) bike shop... late 40,s early 50s.. had 19 inch wheels no brakes except a coaster.. its now got a set of 700s that had been dumped because of broken spokes. Note the horizontal rear drop out . Could not call it a track drop out . its just that the tube has been bashed together weilded and cut. A feature of these bikes .. I have another hard rubbish frame from the 50s or 60s with the same feature. Not as pretty a frame. Its hanging around until the right bits turn up.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Percrime » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:22 pm

And posting the above got me motivated to start on the second Robs frame.

Threw away the severely rusty bits. Found it a long headstem and a set of bars and some rims.. and mocked it up to see what it will look like

Its 54 square so its going to be a tad small for me. And I dont see Kathy on a SS. And with those horizontal dropouts anything else would be a waste.

It came apart really easily. Its not going to be a troublesome project at all. It seems to want to be sorted.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby jimbo59 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:51 am

hi i also have a post on another forum but how can i put pictures up on this site

i have a 24 inch fixed racing bike id like to put a picture up to show my son used to ride it when he was about 10yrs old but it wasnt new when he rode it

it was repainted blue so no idea what make it it
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:42 pm

jimbo59 wrote:hi i also have a post on another forum but how can i put pictures up on this site

i have a 24 inch fixed racing bike id like to put a picture up to show my son used to ride it when he was about 10yrs old but it wasnt new when he rode it

it was repainted blue so no idea what make it it
cheers
jim


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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ningnangnong » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:12 pm

Have had my old Cell sitting around doing nothing, so I figured I'd may as well convert it to SS just to see if I could do it! (I am quite mechanically incompetent with bikes :P )

Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to some of the beautiful bikes in this thread, but I'm feeling pretty proud of myself as I've just tested it out in the street and it didn't make any funny noises or fall apart. :lol:

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Actually bought a chain tensioner to use, but it turns out I didn't need it which is great. Have just stuck some old pedals I had lying around on there for now.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PANZR » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:59 am

ningnangnong wrote:...it didn't make any funny noises or fall apart. :lol:



That's always a bonus

Looks great, well done
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:40 am

ningnangnong wrote:Have had my old Cell sitting around doing nothing, so I figured I'd may as well convert it to SS just to see if I could do it! (I am quite mechanically incompetent with bikes :P )

Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to some of the beautiful bikes in this thread, but I'm feeling pretty proud of myself as I've just tested it out in the street and it didn't make any funny noises or fall apart. :lol:

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Actually bought a chain tensioner to use, but it turns out I didn't need it which is great. Have just stuck some old pedals I had lying around on there for now.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Scraper » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:18 pm

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:19 pm

Mate that is a fantastic photo 8) . The bike looks really nice too.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby albertgaleano » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:02 pm

That is one good looking bike!!!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby whitey_182 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:20 pm

My New NJS Level

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