BRLVR.v2 wrote:Brianmoose_ wrote:CST Czar TYRES and new YBN white chain...
FTFY...And the white chain won't be white for long
Eastern European Grey (its a colour, I've seen it) by midday.
The place for fixies and other rides without gears
Do videos count? Was trying out some different angles on this mornings ride
And I have gone back to flat bars, but I might need a bit longer stem.
Got round to putting this one together just in time for summer. Replacement 1 1/4" threaded fork caused a fair delay eventially sorted by some sweet kit from Goldtech and Bontrager. Likin' the Cane Creek Wheels.
A mm is as good as a cm as they always say!
A mate of mine bought a Fuji fixed gear bike the other week, 2nd hand, for about $250. It's a really nice bike for the money. Kinda miss my old fixie now.
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I heart your bike.
I'd love to do that to my EMC when I get a new roadie. I'm already riding on Deep V's. Halfway to being a hipster already.
Litespeed Tuscany Ti & Trek 8000 rigid MTB
Finally got this frame painted...'Blood Red' no less
New Paul Components Royal Flush crankset (48t 165mm), new BB, new Izumi chain, some vintage Campy pista pedals, Tange Levin NJS headset and Mavic low-pro TT bars
I also built myself a new rear wheel
Bit of a bastard build but, I don't care
I tried my NOS beige, suede '86 Turbo saddle and I liked it but I'm not sure yet and I might take it into a photo studio for some pro snaps sometime in the coming weeks
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yeah, it's stupid tight. Half a foot of toe overlap. Absolutely useless on anything but the track...
Too bad this is my street bike lol
Repost. Should have posted here first.
As it arrived on my door.
At modifications end.
Originally: Norco Diamond.
Parts list: ProLite Bracciano wheels (1450g, 27mm), Deda RS1 seat post, Deda Zero100 80mm stem in dark metal, Deda Zero 100 Newton Deep bars in dark metal, Cane Creek brake levers, Shimano Ultegra cranks, Shimano 105 outboard BB, Shimano 105 pedals, Crank Bros SL headset, Controltech Ti spacers, Shimano Tiagra brakes with Ultegra pads, Selle Italia Flite saddle, Michelin Pro4 tyres, Gates CDX 55T front, 22T rear (20T on the way) and 113T belt.
Rides awesomely. Did 75kms on it the other day and it was so pleasant. Handles superbly and is beautifully responsive. Not exactly typical fixie type build, but is a roadie focussed cyclists idea of what an SS should be. Weighs about 8.5kg. Only thing I would change about the frame is the angle of the top tube. Not horizontal enough.
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Hey mrgolf, I like the look of this, I am building up a winter commuter for a ~50km round trip and I wanted something akin to my Road bike only fixed. Where did you get the base bike from ?
Thanks in advance.
Rides : Merida Reacto 907E & The SS Larry
Belt drive and fixed might not mix too well. Especially on deceleration. But if you arent going belt drive, that is irrelevant.
I bought the bike off ebay. What is your budget? If I were planning a non fixed project exactly like a roadie, I would buy a cheap carbon frame and build one up with a tensioner. Then it could be exactly like your roadie. And you negate a lot of the riding issues related to typical fixes: heavy wheels and frames, narrow bars, style over comfort type approach. Not that that there is anything wrong with that. Its just that it will not make for a good daily 50km commute.
Except you can't build a fixed gear with a tensioner....only works on SS(sissy speed)
An eccentric BB or hub will allow you to run a fixed drivetrain with vertical dropouts.
Exactly. That was my suggestion. Ditch fixed and go SS. If you ride big kms on a roadie, changing to fixed gear isnt really your best course. You might find some unfounded superiority in ragging on someone who has chosen free over fixed like a hipster keyboard warrior (teehee), but it is no less a valid form of cycling. Its just less caught up in dictating to others what they think is the cool way to ride. As a cyclist that races road and mtb, my choice of free related to limiting possible injury associated with having your legs directly attached to the drivetrain, and regardless of your preference, you cannot deny there is more chance of injury to muscles on a fixed than a free. If I get injured, I dont race. I also can't commute 35kms each day and have to catch a bus. Regardless of your disdain for freewheelers, you wouldnt honestly wish that on them. It sounds like the OP is a similar cyclist to me if he is looking for a roadie style bike for commuting.
Your suggestion of eccentric hub is excellent. Then he could run free or fixed whenever he wanted and get rid of the unsightly tensioner. Nice work. If I ever decide my bike is too pretty (personal opinion, and I imagine my post has now coloured a few opinions of my bike now... ) to ride frequently, or I want to race SS, a carbon frame with a eccentric hub would be ace. Do you know what they weigh compared to a conventional hub? I imagine there would have to be some weight penalty.
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