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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cart@@n
    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.

    -Dennis

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    If you have/need 20" wheels you need short crank arms too. Right?

    Joe

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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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    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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