What single/fixie do you ride?

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What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby sully op » 4 Jun 2012, 5:33am

rep your bike :D i'm riding Charge Plug

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby philg » 4 Jun 2012, 6:51am

On-one Pompino; 1964 Carlton & 1980's Raeigh (all fixed)
The weekend comes, my cycle hums

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby beachcomber » 4 Jun 2012, 9:15am

I have an Alf Webb, alloy frome and forks. 70" gear.

My first fixed gear bike was a 50s Sun Wasp. I sold it for a tenner when I was on £16 per week. :roll:

Have you visited Fixed Gear Gallery? www.fixedgeargallery.com

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby Si » 4 Jun 2012, 9:34am

Fred Williams Light Weight Special, 653 tubes, fixed
GT Zaskar SS.

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby sully op » 8 Jun 2012, 3:01am

beachcomber wrote:I have an Alf Webb, alloy frome and forks. 70" gear.

My first fixed gear bike was a 50s Sun Wasp. I sold it for a tenner when I was on £16 per week. :roll:

Have you visited Fixed Gear Gallery? http://www.fixedgeargallery.com


ha..I've sold far too much stuff i wish i had now!

nice site

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby Ayesha » 8 Jun 2012, 8:16am

Moulton Mini.

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby cyclingvirtual » 9 Jun 2012, 9:16pm

Pearson Touche

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby vorsprung » 10 Jun 2012, 9:56pm

I was riding an audax in Cornwall on one of those cheap Tange Frames that SJS used to do
The bike had an 8 speed triple but then a stick flicked into the drive train took out the derailluer, broke a couple of spokes
I converted it to single speed and carried on riding. I got lost and lost a bit of time so didn't complete the audax but I managed to make it back to the hall

After this the bike had to stay a single speed as the derailluer hanger had rusted out. Now, you know that you always keep those old 8 speed chains and cassettes and stuff "just in case they come in handy"? Well make a single speed like this and suddenly all that crap is handy! I never ran out of chains or sprockets!

I used a 66" or 70" gear and it was fine in Devon as long as I was careful with the route to avoid the really steep stuff
One winter I did do occasional 70 mile round trip commutes over Exmoor on it.

Alas, after a few years of riding in all weathers with my causal attitude towards maintenance the headset froze and I couldn't change the headset bearings
The headset got stiffer and notchier. I bought another bike to do the commute on. I took the wheels off and sold the brake levers.

Eventually the frame with the frozen headset went to the dump. I offered the frame to friends but a 24" rusty frame has limited appeal. Maybe one day I'll have another 1 speed bike, but I doubt it. My knees aren't getting any younger

Here is a picture of it on a sunny day. You will notice from the picture that it still has the triple chainset on. Funny, the middle ring kept wearing out.

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby alanesq » 11 Jun 2012, 6:43am

Centrum Sport fixed - 86" (I think it is 86"? - 26" wheels with 53/16)
I have several bikes but use this one 99% of the time - this was the only affordable bike I could find which could be fixed and have a disc front brake

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby martin biggs » 11 Jun 2012, 8:26pm

i currently have 1 x fixie built round an unknown track or path frame , this is my first time with a fixed bike and really enjoying commuting on it ,see pic below of frameset before work started . i also have an alloy framed single speed bike built round an ex triathlon from that has a stem siezed in down tube , this has been my all weather bike that i show little respect to again great fun to ride but due to its short wheelbase can be twitchy . i am also just starting another single speed build based around an MBK frame that if memorey serves me right is chromalloy but dont quote me .
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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby crazyferret » 14 Jun 2012, 3:43pm

I ride a Duel Solo fixed 74.2" Columbus SL tubing. Its my first single speed, its brilliant, especially not having to take my feet out of the clips at traffic lights.
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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby alanesq » 23 Jun 2012, 10:40am

Just finished rebuilding this one - I have converted it to fixed (80")
Not sure what make it is, could be a Phillips c1950 (still looking into this)

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby Si » 23 Jun 2012, 3:30pm

80 inches? with all that iron work on the front...you'll soon have thighs like tree trunks :P Very nice looking bike.

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby alanesq » 23 Jun 2012, 5:44pm

Si wrote:80 inches? with all that iron work on the front...you'll soon have thighs like tree trunks :P Very nice looking bike.

lol - yes, I know it is far to high by all normal wisdom, but it is what works for me (I think I have slow speed legs ;-) )

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Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Postby songsforpolarbears » 23 Jun 2012, 7:47pm

I watched the Mash SF movie. I understand I got a rather distorted view of riding a fixie :shock: , but I know I want one.

Would a horizontal dropout or a track fork be more suitable? If I'm a 56/57cm frame on a road bike am I the same on a fixie?

Thank you very much. Enjoying looking at the beautiful bikes on this thread.
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