Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-05, 08:04 PM   #1
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Two months ago I hadn't ridden a bike in over 5 years (I am 21). I rode a friends fixie, almost killed myself and was hooked ;>. Two weeks ago I finished building my bike and I've been riding 5+ miles a day since.

I'm a 5'4" 130lb tech guy who hasn't done anything even remotely resembling exercise in years. I am loving every single minute in the saddle. Pretty soon I hope to start biking to work (about 15 miles). My other two wheeled accomplice is definitely being neglected (2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod).

Today I rode 40 miles and my legs are absolutely killing me but I just want to go out and ride more.

Thanks to a few threads in this forum I figured out skidding today. I can trackstand for days (not very well one handed or no handed yet though!). Still working on the backwards riding stuff, I've got the backwards-180-to-on-your-ass thing down though .

I've been lurking for week or so now just soaking up everything I possibly can.

Anyway, I wanted to share my baby with you guys and thank you all for the constant flow of advice/knowledge and cool discussions. She is built up around a Fetish Cycles dirtjump frame I got on ebay. I'm running 38x16 with a near perfect chainline. I plan to beadblast/clearcoat her this winter so I'll have a silver/black bike (also want to remove the brake bosses etc). Two months ago the word bottom bracket was totally greek to me. Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.

Anyway, enough talk here she is.

Kaz

Last edited by Kazer; 05-22-05 at 08:15 PM.
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-05, 08:22 PM   #2
ETQC
Lord Carlton of Worksop
 
ETQC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hella sweet setup, I like it when people go by feel and not by conventions. That fetish looks like you could simply close your eyes and plow your way to work, especially with the rad bulhorns.
ETQC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-05, 08:29 PM   #3
bostontrevor
Retrogrouch in Training
 
bostontrevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Knee-deep in the day-to-day
Bikes:
Posts: 5,484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, those bars are something else. Good job scaring the rest of us.
bostontrevor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-05, 08:54 PM   #4
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks

I tried like 10 different bullhorns on the bike but I didn't like any of them, so I made my own. My hands are pretty small so I put grips that belong with gripshifts on the outside and bar ends on the middle for the perfect width. There are a bunch of useful hand positions.

The guy at the bikeshop who slipped the ends on for me with an air compressor gave me a quite the strange look when I told him what I wanted. It was great.

Kaz
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 05:28 AM   #5
ETQC
Lord Carlton of Worksop
 
ETQC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazer
Thanks

I tried like 10 different bullhorns on the bike but I didn't like any of them, so I made my own. My hands are pretty small so I put grips that belong with gripshifts on the outside and bar ends on the middle for the perfect width. There are a bunch of useful hand positions.

The guy at the bikeshop who slipped the ends on for me with an air compressor gave me a quite the strange look when I told him what I wanted. It was great.

Kaz
I was wondering what kind of grips those were, thanks for confirming what I suspected. I am so getting a setup like this on my new beer bike.
ETQC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 07:58 AM   #6
jayrooney
some dude
 
jayrooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice bike! lets see some photos of the dirt jumping action.
jayrooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 08:35 AM   #7
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Haha! Once I get hopping up/down curbs under control I'll work on the dirt jumping photos ;>

Kaz
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 09:06 AM   #8
jamey
Senior Member
 
jamey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: st. pete/tampa, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazer
Two months ago I hadn't ridden a bike in over 5 years (I am 21). I rode a friends fixie, almost killed myself and was hooked ;>. Two weeks ago I finished building my bike and I've been riding 5+ miles a day since.

I'm a 5'4" 130lb tech guy who hasn't done anything even remotely resembling exercise in years. I am loving every single minute in the saddle. Pretty soon I hope to start biking to work (about 15 miles). My other two wheeled accomplice is definitely being neglected (2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod).

Today I rode 40 miles and my legs are absolutely killing me but I just want to go out and ride more.

Thanks to a few threads in this forum I figured out skidding today. I can trackstand for days (not very well one handed or no handed yet though!). Still working on the backwards riding stuff, I've got the backwards-180-to-on-your-ass thing down though .

I've been lurking for week or so now just soaking up everything I possibly can.

Anyway, I wanted to share my baby with you guys and thank you all for the constant flow of advice/knowledge and cool discussions. She is built up around a Fetish Cycles dirtjump frame I got on ebay. I'm running 38x16 with a near perfect chainline. I plan to beadblast/clearcoat her this winter so I'll have a silver/black bike (also want to remove the brake bosses etc). Two months ago the word bottom bracket was totally greek to me. Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.

Anyway, enough talk here she is.

Kaz
definitely one of the most unique fixies i have seen.
jamey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 09:11 AM   #9
brunning
Senior Member
 
brunning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York City
Bikes: 1999 Serotta Csi Custom, ~1984 Pinarello track bike
Posts: 1,519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazer
Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.
i wouldn't trust that dude as far as i could throw him...
brunning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 09:20 AM   #10
*new*guy
ambassador of good will
 
*new*guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NOVA
Bikes: many.
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hah. that's pretty sweet. I imagine it's a bit on the portly side, no?
*new*guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 10:10 AM   #11
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Actually, the bike weighs in just over 20lbs. She is pretty light! The frame it is built around only weighs 5 pounds.
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 10:40 AM   #12
Zuliah Ningsih
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice chainline. What hub, crank and BB have you used?
Zuliah Ningsih is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 11:03 AM   #13
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Crank Arms: Dimenson 170mm
Chainring: 38t Salsa
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN53 (68x107mm)
Rear Hub: 32hole Fixed/Free Surly

I'd love to get the DIMENSION off the crank arms but I think it is laser etched.
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 12:09 PM   #14
jim-bob
hateful little monkey
 
jim-bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes:
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, that thing's even freakier-looking than my fixed. Well done!
jim-bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 12:38 PM   #15
Kazer
two wheeled accomplice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Mission Accomplished!
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-05, 02:48 PM   #16
bottom-bracket
Bike Honky
 
bottom-bracket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: corvallis, OR
Bikes: KHS touring thing that's old, French? fixxie, 69 schwinn stingray show bike.
Posts: 422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's some rad terminater lookin' ****e.
bottom-bracket is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 AM.