Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Street Worthy Geometry?
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09-20-09, 10:33 AM
Hey guys. I've been riding fixed on an 80's Schwinn Road frame since late last year now. The frame is kinda small for me....and I've been thinking of building up a new bike. I'm about to start work at my local bike shop and will soon have the funds to do it. I recently moved to a smaller City (Peoria) that is very hilly. I've met a few guys who ride fixed here and have ridden a few of their bikes. I really disliked riding some of the bikes with tighter track geometry on the street (toe overlap), namely the Pista. The pista's owner complains about it too. A while back i test rode a surly steamroller and fell in love...and was wondering what some of you guys think of it.....and what other frames have similar, more street oriented geometry.
09-20-09, 10:39 AM
My Masi has no toe overlap issues, its geometry is more in line with that of a road bike.
09-20-09, 11:17 AM
Not a hijack, I am wanting one of these fixies also. I am slightly concerned with toe overlap but then my 56cm Pinarello roadie my size 11s will touch the front tire, once and a while, in thousands of miles in the day, never was an issue--but---? I am looking at the Kilo TT Stripper, perhaps the OP should give them a look, it looks like a great bike for the money, I am saving my pennies as we speak, clink, clink.
09-20-09, 11:41 AM
oh and the other thing im liking about the steamroller is the tire clearnance, im thinking of running fatties this winter
09-20-09, 12:17 PM
The Iro phoniex wtf build-a-bike has relaxed geometry and a long wheelbase. Complete for $500.
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