hi guys, new here.
Just got my new 48X16/18 fixed/fixed 56cm gunmetal touche yesterday.
Its my first foray into fixed, and I've been considering it for 6 months or so.
Finally took the plunge and, I'm very pleased.
Its a good bike.
did a short 15 mile run last night and after a few setup alterations and a few short but sharp reminders that i was indeed now riding fixed, i quite enjoyed the experience.
The only thing i dislike on the bike is the saddle, which to be fair, is actually OK, i just prefer the specialized toupe's installed on my Pinarello Prince and Merckx MXM's.
Did 50 miles on the Pearson this morning. Felt good considering I'm new to the fixed game.
I do have front and rear brakes and will use them as my location is quite undulating.
riding the flip/flop hub on 48X18 right now, or 72".
72" feels different fixed than 72" on my other bikes ??? why ???
I'll post some pics when i get them, but basically, right now the bike is running 25mm gatorskins on deep alloy rimmed wheels, carbon stem, carbon seat pin on the very nice alloy frame.
I know you blokes are all steel mad, but at 14 st, I'm NOT the lightest guy out there so any advantage to weight and stiffness is welcome.
That said, 10 months ago i weighed 20st 12lb
4000 miles cycling later and an empty wallet means I can't afford to get fat again even if wanted too
Hope you guys can help me out over the coming months as i endeavour to improve my FIXED riding skills.