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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 04-11-04, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

Do you think a 20" wheels fixed bike is possible?
The pedals would hit the ground at turns?

Thanks.

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Old 04-11-04, 03:10 PM   #2
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Hi guys.

Do you think a 20" wheels fixed bike is possible?
The pedals would hit the ground at turns?

Thanks.
i've seen it done on a BMX. i don't think pedal strike was an issue.

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Old 04-11-04, 03:55 PM   #3
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If you have/need 20" wheels you need short crank arms too. Right?

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Only if the BB is lower than usual. BMX bikes usually have pretty good clearance in that dept. Old Schwinn Stingray frames don't.
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Thank you for your answers.

I am new to the fixed gear thing, and think its very interesting.
In my country, i never saw one fixed.(only a 14" whem i was kid, but i dont remember the feeling).

There are some customized 20" SS bikes minimalistic only with coaster brakes, high seat posts and bars for a relaxed riding position, they call "nuvem" (cloud).
If i could make something like with Fixed Gear, it would be pretty unique, and people would go nuts, ever more if they see a Trackstand.

I tried to though about, and my only concern was about inclining at turns and dont be able to control pedal position, or passing over bumps.
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Old 04-12-04, 03:01 PM   #6
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Absolutely,

There are 3 of them in the group I ride with; two Raleigh folding 20's and a Moulton in process.

Here is my friend Bill's fixie from the fixed gear gallery. I've ridden it around the parking lot a few times and it is a blast to ride.

fixie pic
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Thank you Khackney.

Thatīs what i was thinking about.
Very nice bike.
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