Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London UK
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh Twenty Hotrod Fixie; 1984 Peugeot Premier Fixie, 2007 Merc Lightweight folder
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Rockfish bike[Minibike not folding light is *flashing*]
Posted today on the FGG
is a replica F1 bmx frame
all gone fixie.
FYI F1 BMX was a shortlived 'race series' in the late 80s where adults raced bmx in car-parks on hopped-up frames with 7 speed derailleurs. (lookup 'Schwinn Qualifier'
for the real period McCoy)
So nearly twenty years on there's this small legacy of weird old frankenstein bike frames out there with a mix of bmx and roadie D.N.A. (high bottom-bracket (relative to the 406 axle) so you can bank those corners without pedal-clashes, a 'track/pace' esque frame geometry). And the Rockfish is a replica you can buy now for not a whole heap of cash. These were kinda the original blueprint for the Dahon Hammerhead et al and I reckon they could be the basis for a really nice urban assault bike. If I was speccing, I'd have 451 rims, (what's with those fat tyres!?!?!!) steel forks with a disk brake, skinnier-than-a-razor
tyres, singlespeed freewheel hub geared to about 75 inches, nice retro bars/saddle combo, Trick nuts. (Ok so I lied about the last one.)
Just a heads-up really. Nice to see a small-volume frame builder doing a small-wheeler. Would that there were more.
Were it not for the (undoubtedly hideous) shipping cost to the UK I'd be interested in one as my fun bike.
Last edited by LittlePixel; 03-30-07 at 06:54 PM.