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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 11-19-08, 11:25 AM   #1
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I want build beach cruiser design, fixed geometry frame.

Asi I wrote in the title, I plan to produce a beach cuiser frame, with design simillar to beach cruiser bicycle (designed as Dream Bikes iq150 Classique or other classic cruisers) with geometry ready for fixed-gear. I think to build a frame smaller than race frame, but bigger than cruiser frame, for 28" wheels. Please help me in choosing correct geometry of the frame.

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Old 11-19-08, 12:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-08, 12:26 PM   #3
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if only it were slightly quicker for me to upload some sketches. i can't quite make myself go through all the steps at the present moment this afternoon, perhaps later.
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Old 11-19-08, 01:04 PM   #4
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What is fixed geometry?

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Old 11-19-08, 01:31 PM   #5
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the project sounds like: tight wheel clearances, curved top tube and down tube, and super relaxed head tube and seat tube angles. sounds sorta like a Country Road Bob:

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Old 11-19-08, 02:01 PM   #6
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awesome frame, what is that?
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Old 11-19-08, 02:02 PM   #7
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i love stretch cruisers
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awesome frame, what is that?
the one i posted is a Van Dessel Country Road Bob:
http://www.63xc.com/chrisa/crbob.htm
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Old 11-19-08, 02:05 PM   #9
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62 head angle. 90 seat tube. Straight gauge pvc.
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Old 11-19-08, 04:38 PM   #10
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Old 11-19-08, 04:45 PM   #11
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Old 11-19-08, 04:45 PM   #12
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What is fixed geometry?

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Old 11-19-08, 05:42 PM   #13
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Do you currently build frames? Are you a company having someone else manufacture them for you?

Retrotec has cool designs...
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Old 11-19-08, 08:38 PM   #14
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omg these bikes are beautiful
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This is such a weird, gross mess... but somehow it's pretty damn sexy too.
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Do you currently build frames? Are you a company having someone else manufacture them for you?

Retrotec has cool designs...
This is absolutely awesome.
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I still want to know what "fixed geometry" is.

Does you just mean horizontal dropouts?

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tight length and steep angles
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Except there's no such thing as "fixed geometry." There are all kinds of fixed gear bikes in all kinds of geometries. My nephew's tricycle bears no resemblance to my track bike. "Fixed" is a type of drivetrain, full stop. There's no such thing as a "freewheel geometry," is there?

If the OP means track geometry, then OK. I'm honestly not sure what he/she is after.
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Old 11-20-08, 01:00 AM   #20
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anyone know what kind of handlebar that is? seen it around on several high-end custom builds, not sure if it's available for the masses.
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Old 11-20-08, 09:25 AM   #21
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I believe thats the h-bar from jones bikes
http://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bar.html
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Old 11-20-08, 09:35 AM   #22
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whoa, they weigh over a pound, and they cost $550
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Old 11-20-08, 09:38 AM   #23
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I ride this fixed.

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anyone know what kind of handlebar that is? seen it around on several high-end custom builds, not sure if it's available for the masses.
Here is the mass market version designed by Jones and licenced By TiTec.


http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3&category=371
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Except there's no such thing as "fixed geometry." There are all kinds of fixed gear bikes in all kinds of geometries. My nephew's tricycle bears no resemblance to my track bike. "Fixed" is a type of drivetrain, full stop. There's no such thing as a "freewheel geometry," is there?

If the OP means track geometry, then OK. I'm honestly not sure what he/she is after.

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