Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - *RESOURCE THREAD: Single Speed and Fixed Gear* (read this first!)
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04-12-07, 08:34 PM
New to single speed and/or fixed gear? Looking for recommendations on frames or parts? Want to find a bike shop in your area that can help? Online Bikeshops? DIY tips?
This is a collection of links to existing threads that cover the above topics and more.
If you think a thread should be added, please PM one of the SSFG frequent moderators.
Please continue to update these threads. Thanks for your contributions!
The DIY thread (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=259766)
A discussion of budget frames (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=225713)
Local and Online Bike shops that cater to single speed/fixed gear (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=99587)
Races and Rides (http://bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=249)
Useful FG/SS Links/Reading (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=165428)
Here are a few more useful offsite links. Please PM me if you'd like to see something else here.
Sheldon Brown's articles about FG/SS. (http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html) Your new bible.
Park tools online repair help. (http://www.parktool.com/repair/) Great stuff.
Puma fixed gear 101. (http://staufenberger.typepad.com/repository/PumaFixedGear101.pdf) A bit silly, but there's some useful information here.
01-15-08, 03:22 PM
Interested in trying your hand at sewing a messenger bag, top tube pad, or cycling cap? Need some expert help? Check out these threads, sites, and links.
(http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=286184) DIY bike (not mess) bags?
(http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=369830) Anyonehave a pattern for sewing a cycling cap?
Bag Makers: Tell me about your tools
(http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=221129) Sewing Machines - What to look for & What to spend???
Show your Custom Mess Bags!
(http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=191577)cOurt's bag gallery
(http://stupidhurts.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=21)flickr mess bag group (http://flickr.com/groups/71332759@N00/pool/)
Golden mean and Pentagram based patterns (http://eeio.blogspot.com/2004/12/recycled-banner-golden-mean-messenger.html)
Pace cycling cap pattern (PDF) (http://www.pacesportswear.com/images/template/06CapSport.pdf)
Cycling cap pattern on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandaface/278411178/)
DIY Saddlebag (http://blogs.phred.org/blogs/alex_wetmore/archive/2006/01/03/78.aspx)
ITW Nexus, a buckle company with free samples (http://www.itwnexus.com/catalog/index.php/dw/ca)
John Howard Company (http://johnhowardcompany.com/) (wholesaler of Duraflex hardware, $100 order minimum, min 200 pcs for stock items, but a great company to deal with)
Fabric, webbing, binding tape, zippers, etc:
Rockywoods Outdoor Fabric (http://www.rockywoods.com/cordura_nylon.htm)
Rochford Supply (http://www.rochfordsupply.com/product_listing.asp_Q_CatID_E_419_A_SubCatID_E_484_A_ProdID_E_3807)
Sailmaker's Supply (http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/)
Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics ("http://owfinc.com/)
Seattle Fabrics ("http://seattlefabrics.com/)
09-21-08, 11:23 PM
We have added a gearing primer, it has it's own sticky.
The Gearing Primer (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=468351)
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