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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:00 pm

Scott1e wrote:Image


Ooh a Fellini, i picked up one of those a little while ago, not too many of them about. IMO the stem definitely looks out of place, i reckon a black quill stem would look good.

BRLVR.v2 wrote:So technically it's neither fixed nor SS :?


I'm not seeing a cable or shift lever though, so at least atm it's a SS with coaster brake :) .
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:25 pm

I got my new fixie up and running today.

It's a Trek Earl frame with bits off my old Felt Dispatch. Running 42-16 fixed.

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:40 pm

Mugglechops wrote:I got my new fixie up and running today.

Running 42-16 fixed.


Spin, Spin. It's actually a nice looking conversion to my eye. Geometry would make it a cruisy comfy ride no doubt. Trippy looking TT.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:01 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:I got my new fixie up and running today.

Running 42-16 fixed.


Spin, Spin. It's actually a nice looking conversion to my eye. Geometry would make it a cruisy comfy ride no doubt. Trippy looking TT.


Doing the Sydney to Gong on it next month so need some gearing. I have done twice before with 39-16 and spun out too much on the flat.

I think they did the top tube so you can a u lock

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:39 pm

Like. Different enough to be niiiiice.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:05 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Spin, Spin.


Haha, that was my first thought too, my first SS was 42-16 and that's the thing i remember most about it. I reckon 46-16 is a really good gear.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:20 am

ldrcycles wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Spin, Spin.


Haha, that was my first thought too, my first SS was 42-16 and that's the thing i remember most about it. I reckon 46-16 is a really good gear.


46/16 is spot on for Brisbane (for me) spin out a bit, but to still be able to hit a hill or five.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:43 am

I have a 46 that I am going to fit after the ride from Sydney to Wollongong.

At 120kgs I need all the help I can get to get up hills :D
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:32 pm

Spinners are winners, well done, looks good mate.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby eldrifto » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:20 pm

Thanks for the words guys, I have ridden it everyday since I built it and am enjoying it immensely.

ldrcycles wrote:I like it, really clean no fuss look. I would recommend having two brakes, and if you want to stick with one you're much better to have it on the front. My first SS had only a front brake and i had some slightly nervous moments with it.

Part of me agrees with dan about the hanger but single speeds look much better without them and if it means the bike actually gets used then so be it.


Man I don't ride over 20 km/h anyway haha. One brake is good enough for this. Yeah hacking the frame never bothered me, I saved it from being landfill and will ride it into the ground (hmmm, that analogy doesn't quite work lol) I love it.

diggerdantheman wrote: it looks like a really neat effort for a (first?) build over a one week uni break.


First build that isn't a BMX/Dragster. Loving the 'bigger' bikes already. Looking for the next candidate now, a slightly smaller frame I think ...The bikes in this thread have got me hooked.

So I don't spam the pic thread with writing here's another photo. Last one I promise...

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:35 pm

I think Shaun was alluding to the fact you've decided to brake the rear wheel, as opposed to the (mechanically superior) front wheel...
Great photo btw.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:00 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:Great photo btw.


+1, beauty pic.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby kreyziest » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:08 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


yeah, need to fund a roadie :)

interested?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:22 pm

kreyziest wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


yeah, need to fund a roadie :)

interested?


Nah, waaay to small for Moi. Happy with my Bundy track , and planning another build/conversion for street use as we speak. You still gonna be fixed or moving on to gears and ditching the Fixed scene?
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby kreyziest » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:01 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
kreyziest wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Selling already??


yeah, need to fund a roadie :)

interested?


Nah, waaay to small for Moi. Happy with my Bundy track , and planning another build/conversion for street use as we speak. You still gonna be fixed or moving on to gears and ditching the Fixed scene?


Still gonna ride my mash, no way I'm ditching fixed :D
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby SentryBox » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:53 am

Mugglechops wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:I got my new fixie up and running today.

Running 42-16 fixed.


Spin, Spin. It's actually a nice looking conversion to my eye. Geometry would make it a cruisy comfy ride no doubt. Trippy looking TT.


Doing the Sydney to Gong on it next month so need some gearing. I have done twice before with 39-16 and spun out too much on the flat.

I think they did the top tube so you can a u lock

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This is actually kind of cool - MIXTE like with a bit more Testosterone
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby HLC » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:52 pm

Built this for my GF a few weeks ago...

Campagnolo Shamal Track Clincher Wheelset, Campy Pedals, Dura Ace Cranks, BB and other bits...

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Anyway, it was too big, which is why we had it set up as a townie.

I bought another Bike her size, swapped all the bits over. Fits her a lot better, and now I have a Hillman Roadie and her a Hillman Track. We will Strip it down completely for a lick of paint thats a little more female friendly and grab some new decals off Hillman.

Rad.

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Hopefully once she's used to riding fixed from SS i'll get her out on the track. With some drops of course.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:39 pm

that Hillman is full of Rad, and full of Awesome, to the power of Sick.
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Project finished

Postby rtnicho » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:59 pm

Many thanks to all who helped with this project.
Specs
Tange 2 frame in British racing green
Wheels Open Pro with Origin 8 hubs & DT spokes (velomine)
Panaracer Pasella tyres
Campag veloce calipers with Diacompe inverse levers (works incredibly well)
Jagwire cables
UN 54 BB with shimano sumthingorother crank
48 x 16 = perfect for Adelaide
It's my first experience with fixed gear and it goes like a dream. Chainline dead straight on putting it together (far more good luck than good management).

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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Dan » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:01 am

Its an interesting brake lever detail - I think I like it.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:11 am

Tasteful conversion, but then all your bikes are nicely finished. :wink:
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby rtnicho » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:44 am

Thanks v2
Still got the Pursuit. Very under-ridden though. Every time I think about selling it I take it for a ride and really like how it handles and end up keeping it. Also I'd hate to see it chopped for a fixie. As you know it's getting harder and harder to find old steelies, particularly ones that have seen so little use.
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:32 am

Picked up this ugly duckling for a general purpose street fixed. Got it on a model runout sale for less than the cost of building something from purchased and used parts in the bin. been awhile since I had a brand newie anyway. Definitely function over form, with this beast. Despite it's wacky looks it's a very comfy and enjoyable ride. Stripped all the decals from the wheels, fitted a better saddle and post, removed the rear brake.


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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby PeteV » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:54 pm

Looks good Dave!
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Re: Post your Fixie piccies

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:02 pm

I like the Paddy Wagon. When I was looking in 2008 it was between that and the Felt Dispatch. I bought the Felt and the frame broke within 18 months.

I should have bought the Kona :(
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