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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 01-27-09, 10:33 PM   #1
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Post your first Fixed Gear Bike

Here is my first fixed gear bike. It's a conversion and changing all the time.
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Old 01-27-09, 10:35 PM   #2
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i believe this
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Old 01-28-09, 08:05 AM   #4
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That's a direct drive not fixed gear. Nice try though.
Here is my first:
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Old 01-28-09, 09:12 AM   #5
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My '77 MASI geared 42 x 15, converted from a road bike.

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Old 01-28-09, 10:53 AM   #6
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Ok, ALMOST done, but can't wait to post the pics... Here's my "2nd" fixed project (1st only kind of counts...I bought a converted Schwinn Varsity, haha).

Unknown 56cm frame (looks like SE Lager/Windor Hour/Dawes SST), but it's matte black with Ritchey 1 1/8 threadless headset & unknown stem (120mm): AlexRim 390 on back to Formula fix/free hub with 16T Fixed Surly Cog & unknown 16T freewheel (never flopped it to SS). Front is Mavic Cosmo (need to match wheels). Trans-X bullhorns 44cm, Kalin seatpost with Velo Plush seat, held by salsa liplock. FSA Vero cranks with Pyramid platform/SPDs. Tektro 4.1 lever (black "matching" brake on the way). Blue KMZ Chain.

Headed to LBS this weekend to cut fork & get the spacers on there.

Not sure what I want for wheels. Maybe some black Deep Vs with Orange formula hubs. Waiting on some Orange Origin8 track pedals, blue MKS toeclips & straps.

Currently running 39/16, but have 42 & 44 chainring on way ... don't know what gearing I want/need...once I figure out, will likely get Blue ANO Messenger chainring.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Complaints? It's my first "from scratch" fixed gear project & haven't completed yet. Looking forward to getting a ride in, but it's 18 degrees with a fresh inch of snow today ... ugh.

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Old 01-28-09, 11:33 AM   #7
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first and only so far!

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Old 01-28-09, 12:04 PM   #8
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it was a Raleigh i found at a thrift store for 15 bucks.. i think at that point i had about 20 bucks invested in it... between a cog and some matte black..... i rode this beast until things started braking slowly... cranks.......pedals........seat.........tire...... then wheelset.....
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Old 01-28-09, 02:44 PM   #9
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My first track bike was a Schwinn Madison. I was 7 or 8 at the time.
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Old 01-28-09, 02:48 PM   #10
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I made my first two fixed gear conversions (a Trek 1000 then a F. Moser) back in 2001 or 2002 before digital cameras were popular so I don't have any snaps.
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Old 01-28-09, 03:06 PM   #11
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My first fixed gear conversion:
42 X 16 gearing



Total of $225 Canadian invested into it.
Yes I need foot retention of some sort, but it'll have to wait until I can afford a new set of clips/pedals...That should be in the next week or two.
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Old 01-28-09, 03:23 PM   #12
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My first fixie was a converted Fuji Special Road Racer. Horrible rattle can paint. Cheap fixed/free wheelset. Bulletproof cranks. Bontrager Race Lite bars chopped crazy short. Spare parts box build. It was fun though.
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Old 01-28-09, 03:25 PM   #13
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deshi? like the boot company?
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Boot company? Not sure what your talking about but I know nothing about boots.
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iphone pic sorry
(Schwinn world conversion)
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Old 01-28-09, 05:28 PM   #17
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x2...mine was an older model 64-65 vintage with red/white front fender and black rubber pedals. I believe it also had tassles on the bar ends.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:39 PM   #18
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Handed down to me by a friend, and now I have handed it down to my little brother so he can get into riding fixed gears.
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Old 01-28-09, 09:33 PM   #19
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Well if we are counting direct drive I had one of these.


Then I split the wheel in half crashing into **** and then cried.
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Here is my pista.
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Well if we are counting direct drive I had one of these.


Then I split the wheel in half crashing into **** and then cried.
i had the night rider version! it was badass!
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Old 01-29-09, 10:55 AM   #23
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I had a GreenMachine!
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We are not counting direct drive cause everyone had a big wheel or a trike!!!!

Unless you rode a penny farthing, now that's baller!!!
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