Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - fixed gear touring
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02-01-08, 09:42 PM
anyone have some good pictures of pixed gear set up for touring? i'm thinking about taking my spring break to go somewhere, and the only bike i'll have with fenders + racks will have to be fixed/single speed.
02-01-08, 10:13 PM
This is not exactly set up for touring, more for utilitarian city riding, but it should give you some inspiration. If I added a front rack and a rear brake I'd feel comfortable touring with it.
02-01-08, 10:31 PM
that's a cool ride! i like that a lot. :)
02-02-08, 12:00 AM
I've since added full fenders and a beefier rear rack. I don't actually tour on it, but it is built from an old touring frame. What's nice about it is with a half link, I can have a 15t cog on one side, and a 18t or even a 19t cog or freewheel on the other side without having to break the chain.
02-02-08, 12:01 AM
It says in your profile you have a Bianchi Giro... There are tons of options for adding racks to that bike, even without braze-ons, and you get gears.... seams like that would make more since. I wouldnt want to load the Bianchi down to much... But I also wouldnt want to tour on a fixed gear with a heavy load either (and no gearing options).....
http://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/RacksRackTrunks/Rack%20Acc/Clamps.jpg and http://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/RacksRackTrunks/monostayadapter/monostayadapter.jpg all on the Jandd site.........http://www.jandd.com/bikes.asp
02-02-08, 08:44 AM
i'd rather not clamp anything to the carbon seat stays.
01-09-09, 07:27 AM
Fixed gear touring interests me. You'd obviously need to have a lower gear, and a flip flop hub would be advisable. You'd still either struggle on the climbs or suffer on the descents... Or you could swallow your pride and push...
I think you'd have to admit that you won't be breaking any records for distance each day, go with a small gear and just enjoy the ride, trundling along the flats at a relaxed pace.
01-09-09, 10:21 AM
I'm putting together a touring fixed gear. A 1980 Trek frame, rear rack, panniers, full fenders, flip-flop hub...etc. I live in ultra-flat Florida, so fixed touring actually seems feasable here, lol. I'm young too (27) so I might as well do it here & now before I move up to the N. Carolina Mountains in a few years. Gears will obviously be returned to the bike at that point.
My plan is to have it built by the end of March & ride from my home in St. Pete, FL to Myakka State Park in 2 or 3 days solo. My girlfriend will drive down & meet me there, we're gonna camp a few days & I'm gonna ride back solo. It will be my first "tour" so I'm pretty stoked!
I finally have all the parts, (none of which are from the original bike, just the frame) now I just need it powdercoated & then build it up
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