*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
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.
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
Originally Posted by Horowitz
Last edited by onespeedbiker; 06-17-12 at 08:32 PM.
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..
Originally Posted by Kimmo