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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 03-16-08, 07:46 PM   #1
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Show me a fixie with a disc brake

Since my project build (Fuji Track w/ an Avid BB7) has been put on hold due to AP exams coming up, it looks like I'll have this built up by the end of June at the latest. Unless I can get my parents to pay for it as a graduation gift (beats a car).

In the meantime, I still have not been able to find a picture of a fixie rockin' a disc brake.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:34 PM   #2
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Not track bikes, but fixed disc.

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Old 03-16-08, 08:57 PM   #3
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I've seen it before. You'll have to swap your fork though.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:59 PM   #4
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why is the real question here
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Old 03-16-08, 09:08 PM   #5
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why is the real question here
because riding in **** conditions on a trail means that rim breaks don't always grip well.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:10 PM   #6
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really ****in good stopping power, can use a track frame(would need a custom fork though), snow bike, rain bike.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:21 PM   #7
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fixie rule #72... components that have more parts than your whole bike? not allowed.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:41 PM   #8
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fixie rule #72... components that have more parts than your whole bike? not allowed.
Ha HA!
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Old 03-16-08, 09:43 PM   #9
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fixie rule #72... components that have more parts than your whole bike? not allowed.

nah, shut up.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:48 PM   #10
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Trials on a fixie? For real? Are you sure those aren't freewheels?
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Trials on a fixie? For real? Are you sure those aren't freewheels?
Not trials, just straight up real mountain biking. Yeah I'm sure, those are my bikes. Look close, no rear brakes. Here's another fixed MTB photo for you.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:03 PM   #12
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I think he meant to write trails. Which made the post funny.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:04 PM   #13
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P.s - Your bikes are so lust.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:09 PM   #14
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I love those whacky bars.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:00 PM   #15
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I don't need a custom fork. Dimension makes a cromo disc only 700c cyclocross fork that I can get through the shop I work at for about $35.
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max, a courier in dc, has one on his recently built work bike. looks a little goofy, but gets the jorb done.
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I like the idea of a disc on a city fixie. It'd help give back some confidence when the conditions are crap. And if it's properly executed, it likely won't look that bad.

To the OP. Post of some pics if you go through with this idea, please.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:41 PM   #19
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what's the cheapest you could do a single front disc for?



i don't know a whole lot about disc brakes. i'm assuming i'd have to have a different hub?
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whoa, interesting.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:53 PM   #22
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Sweet!
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Old 03-17-08, 04:02 PM   #23
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I don't need a custom fork. Dimension makes a cromo disc only 700c cyclocross fork that I can get through the shop I work at for about $35.
just FYI. That fork will slacken your HTA and STA by a couple degrees
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indeed...very ineresting.
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Old 03-17-08, 04:12 PM   #25
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indeed...very ineresting.
if by "interesting" you mean "incredibly ********" then, yes
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