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    Newbie about to buy a Redline 925, help setting it up fixie...

    Hey, I'm about to buy a new Redline 925, mostly because I like the classic look, but also the fact that it would make a good city bike for commuting. However, I've been thinking about possibly setting it up fixie - should I? I would also need some suggestions on gear ratios for someone just starting out. I'm young and athletic so I don't think I'd need anything too low. You know, a ratio that'd be good for normal transportation. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

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    set it up fixed? just flip the wheel over, it comes with a 15T track cog.
    gearing is dependent on your terrain and fitness. 42x15 stock should be fine for most places
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    set it up fixed? just flip the wheel over, it comes with a 15T track cog.
    gearing is dependent on your terrain and fitness. 42x15 stock should be fine for most places
    +1

    Its a no brainer. Flip the wheel and do it. Might try riding it as a single speed for a while first, just so you can get used to the bike in general. Then, when you're comfortable on it, switch to fixed and you'll soon forget the freewheel ever existed

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