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    Conversion

    *SORRY FOR THE NON TECHNICAL TERMS BELOW*

    Hey..i was looking through some "fixed gear" threads, and i noticed a lot of Road Bikes which have been converted..but where the gear levers should be (on the frame) there was nothing..it was just a smooth piece of Frame. The same thing where there should have been holes for the brakes.

    Is there a way to do this, or am i just completely tripping out?
    Because obviously track bikes don't have gears...so yeah


    Thanks to anyone who actually understood what i wrote

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    Red Rocker Redo.jpgIt's all about how much effort you're willing to put into it.

    This bike started life as a 26" mountain bike. I cut off the canty brake posts and cable guides and filed them smooth. I haven't yet developed the skill to fill in holes especially since the main tubes on this bike are aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horowitz View Post
    *SORRY FOR THE NON TECHNICAL TERMS BELOW*

    Hey..i was looking through some "fixed gear" threads, and i noticed a lot of Road Bikes which have been converted..but where the gear levers should be (on the frame) there was nothing..it was just a smooth piece of Frame. The same thing where there should have been holes for the brakes.

    Is there a way to do this, or am i just completely tripping out?
    Because obviously track bikes don't have gears...so yeah


    Thanks to anyone who actually understood what i wrote
    Horowitz not only do track bikes not have but one gear, they also don't allow brakes of any kind as they would be dangerous in a velodrome race so track frames are not drilled for brakes. Fixed gear bikes used to be just a small niche in the bike world, until the bike messenger craze of the 1999-2001. Since that time there has been a premium on fixed gear bikes, especially those not drilled for brakes as being more "genuine or real". There are also those that pride themselves on riding in traffic without brakes; they're refereed to a organ donors. So yes, you can buy a frame that is not drilled for brakes or you can remove most the parts of a standard bike and have a fixed gear bike with holes in it; it's Your choice. If you want to know more about the fixie culture, checkout my blog..http://onespeedbiker.blogspot.com/20...ster-bike.html
    Last edited by onespeedbiker; 06-17-12 at 08:32 PM.

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    Hot tip: don't f**k up the frame.

    Sooner or later you'll realise brakes and gears are kind of, you know, about as essential as wearing pants.

    I mean, you could get used to not wearing em, but it'd kinda suck having nowhere to put your keys and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
    Hot tip: don't f**k up the frame.

    Sooner or later you'll realise brakes and gears are kind of, you know, about as essential as wearing pants.

    I mean, you could get used to not wearing em, but it'd kinda suck having nowhere to put your keys and stuff.
    I may be wrong, but I don't think we wanted to plug the holes But then again the truth is often stranger than fiction..

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