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    *RESOURCE THREAD: Single Speed and Fixed Gear* (read this first!)

    New to single speed and/or fixed gear? Looking for recommendations on frames or parts? Want to find a bike shop in your area that can help? Online Bikeshops? DIY tips?

    This is a collection of links to existing threads that cover the above topics and more.

    If you think a thread should be added, please PM one of the SSFG frequent moderators.

    Please continue to update these threads. Thanks for your contributions!


    The DIY thread


    A discussion of budget frames


    Local and Online Bike shops that cater to single speed/fixed gear


    Races and Rides


    Useful FG/SS Links/Reading
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    Here are a few more useful offsite links. Please PM me if you'd like to see something else here.

    Sheldon Brown's articles about FG/SS. Your new bible.
    Park tools online repair help. Great stuff.
    Puma fixed gear 101. A bit silly, but there's some useful information here.

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    Interested in trying your hand at sewing a messenger bag, top tube pad, or cycling cap? Need some expert help? Check out these threads, sites, and links.


    General info:

    Bag thread
    DIY bike (not mess) bags?
    Anyonehave a pattern for sewing a cycling cap?


    Equipment:

    Bag Makers: Tell me about your tools
    Sewing Machines - What to look for & What to spend???


    Galleries:

    Show your Custom Mess Bags!
    cOurt's bag gallery
    flickr mess bag group


    Patterns:

    Golden mean and Pentagram based patterns
    Pace cycling cap pattern (PDF)
    Cycling cap pattern on Flickr
    DIY Saddlebag


    Hardware:

    ITW Nexus, a buckle company with free samples
    John Howard Company (wholesaler of Duraflex hardware, $100 order minimum, min 200 pcs for stock items, but a great company to deal with)

    Fabric, webbing, binding tape, zippers, etc:

    Rockywoods Outdoor Fabric
    Rochford Supply
    Sailmaker's Supply
    Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics
    Seattle Fabrics

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    We have added a gearing primer, it has it's own sticky.

    The Gearing Primer

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