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    robot ninja monkey yogi
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    who here is riding fixed 20" wheels?

    just curious. i've got a fixed swift folder and was wondering who else is riding fixed on small wheels.

    ok, not just curious, i've been thinking about swapping my fat heavy Big Apples on Deep V's for a skinny 451 wheelset and i wonder if i'll be able to get rid of them, cos i can't justify the cost of owning two wheelsets.

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    I'm not yet, but I have a Bianchi ss folder that I have been thinking about turning fixed. How have you been liking it? My Bianchi is twitchier than hell due to how small it is.

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    it is a little twitchy, but i'm used to it since my last bike was a folder with 20" wheels. trackstanding is harder too.

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    I'm riding 16" fixed wheel, does that count?

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    yeah, sure. 20" & below, i should have said. how is that? can you skid well?

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    Anyone riding a fixed bmx..?
    I know they are all getting into the brakeless scene now...

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    really... interesting. do they use track hubs for that, or are there custom fixed hubs with the larger bmx (e.g. 14mm) axles?

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    they ride brakeless on their FREEWHEELS. yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedC
    they ride brakeless on their FREEWHEELS. yeah...
    oh yeah, foot-in-the-tire stops

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedC
    Anyone riding a fixed bmx..?
    I know they are all getting into the brakeless scene now...
    I wouldn't really say they're getting into it now. I stopped riding bmx a few years ago, but before that there were always a substantial number of guys that ran brakeless on freewheels for whatever reason.
    If you want to know about TARCK BIKES, pm me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedC
    they ride brakeless on their FREEWHEELS. yeah...

    It should be noted here that brakeless freewheel BMX bikes are not generally used for riding through traffic at 20MPH (although I'm sure there are idiots who have tried this)...they are usually used to do tricks on a parking lot.

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    it might just be worth sticking with the 406mm size and trying some new tirres..
    i think threres a lot more options than in the 451

    deep v's in that size though might be pretty stiff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach
    It should be noted here that brakeless freewheel BMX bikes are not generally used for riding through traffic at 20MPH (although I'm sure there are idiots who have tried this)...they are usually used to do tricks on a parking lot.

    parking lots, parks, all thats cool, its just when it gets to the street.

    but not to stray off topic....

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    mine:





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    Here's my 20:

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    yay pictures!



    coelcanth: good point. the only snag is that i have Deep V MTB rims, which are 24mm wide, so real skinny tires are out of the question.
    Last edited by levity; 07-13-07 at 10:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach
    It should be noted here that brakeless freewheel BMX bikes are not generally used for riding through traffic at 20MPH (although I'm sure there are idiots who have tried this)...they are usually used to do tricks on a parking lot.
    Brakeless anywhere, except trails or the track.
    go more faster

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    these folding fixies are awesome.

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    Hey Levity, when did you get the frame? I have been trying to get one but I haven't heard back from Peter Reich yet, I am worried he is out of stock. Also, I may be interested in the wheel set. PM if you are still selling.

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    Saw your bike at B-way bombing. Sweet set-up dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levity
    yeah, sure. 20" & below, i should have said. how is that? can you skid well?
    It is a dual suspension Moulton (front brake) and I did a Super Randonneur series last year on it, so it works quite well. I don't bother much with skids, that's kiddy stuff.

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    getting ready to convert this folder into a ss, with front brake
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    It is a dual suspension Moulton (front brake) and I did a Super Randonneur series last year on it, so it works quite well.
    super randonneur on a fixie!? my hat is off to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    I don't bother much with skids, that's kiddy stuff.
    ooh, burn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willfcc View Post
    Here's my 20:
    wait a minute. detailz plz

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