Cyril Haearn wrote:Picked up my new fixie wheel yesterday, 28x1.75, 32 spokes, nice Sturmey-Archer hub, cartridge bearings I think
Fitted it today, rode to the book exchange, then a loop through the woods, drizzly, lovely colours
Easy riding fixed without toeclips, hardly needed to think, didnae try to freewheel
Got a very low gear, about 50", feels right, wanted a lower gear for a moment mind when waiting to pass some joggers
Been used to riding with gears, I wonder which is my go to bike now
FFF, Fixies For Future!
Glad you are liking the bike, fixed really is something special! If you have not already done so I recommend that you remove and refit your sprocket - use copaslip on the the threads as they can be 'devils' to remove when stuck. A custom super-long chain whip (easy to DIY using steel bar and old chain) is most useful for this task.