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Old 08-18-13, 03:07 PM   #1
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Fyxation Quiver?

I'm honestly unsure if this is the right place to post this or not since the Quiver is made by a SSFG company, but is intended for entry level cyclocross, but I want to use it for my do-it-all frame build. I was looking at the $500 and under realm of steel frames and this one happened to pop up and to be honest the price point at least got me curious. Unfortunately, I haven't really been able to find much in the way of reviews of the frame (or the Eastside, their other offering, for that matter) with the only review I've found has been on Urban Velo's website.


Does anyone have any first (or second) hand experience with Fyxation frames?


My commute takes me on dirt roads daily. No roots, boulders, or crazy drops, but plenty of dirt and gravel ranging from hard-packed road to soft and sandy. The other 3/4ths of the riding is on normal streets.
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Old 08-18-13, 04:12 PM   #2
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What do you under stand about tig welded steel tube bike frames ? its one of those..
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Old 08-18-13, 05:32 PM   #3
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Every bike I've owned for the last 30 years has been lugged steel during and from the 80's....so not much?

Are you saying TIG welded chromoly bikes in that price range are all similar?
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Old 08-18-13, 09:24 PM   #4
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http://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check

I just got one of these and I love it.
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From the Fyxation site:

"We also made the rear wheel spacing 132.5 to accommodate a road hub or internal gear hub.Want to run a large tire? The Quiver can take up to 700x47c. Need fenders or a rack? The Quiver comes equipped with dual eyelets in the rear dropout and fender eyelet on the fork."

I was wondering when the fixie companies would get wise and do a road bike as cheap or nearly as cheap as a fixie.
It really makes a lot more sense than buying a fixie, the heck with the purists.

With 132.5 spacing you could run road or 29er mtb wheels. The 700x47 tire clearance is a fantastic feature.
I noticed the is a chainstay bridge, that's good. I've had cheap steel frames break which I felt would have been longer lived with a bridge.

The only thing I don't see is braze-ons for downtube shifters but clamp-ons are available.
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differences are all small choices , Tig welded assembly Techniques are proven by now .

want to get into tube diameters and wall thickness and butting lengths..,

there are folks that love battling over those tiny differences, .. that goes beyond Good/Bad, into personal biases..


As far as Price.. what country the hands that lay down the TIG bead are in, has influence on Pricing

but that may be narrowed by distribution costs being multiplied in to the final Price .

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Old 08-19-13, 07:50 PM   #7
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http://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check

I just got one of these and I love it.
That was my first choice and what I ended up going with. I figured it was worth asking about the Quiver since it had such a low price point and seemed like it could compete with the Cross Check. The thing that ultimately steered me away from it was the way they implemented the derailleur hanger. If they had gone with a horizontal dropout instead of a track dropout with removable hanger then I'd have probably given it a shot.

This looks like it could create a PITA situation for a tire change:




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good info!
Thanks for the clarification; I appreciate it. I've been riding a 88' Bridgestone for the last few decades and it still ran like new till it was lifted (I LOOOVED that bike...even if it was a little heavy the geo was outstanding and I could ride it all day) and had a few other 80's era bikes that have been bought and sold in that time.
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vertical dropouts are better for STI-Index drive trains, horizontal ones better, with IGH, SS, to tension the chain..

you pick .... trying to be both, is just a compromise.
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I have a bike with horizontal dropouts and a removable hanger like the Quiver. It IS a pain at first but you get the hang of it. I use tire liners and get few flats anyway.
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I'd get it because it's not a Surly..
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