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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)

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Old 04-12-07, 08:34 PM   #1
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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
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Old 12-25-07, 02:15 PM   #2
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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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