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    New To Fixies

    Hi everyone,

    New to fixies, just got this as my new toy.











    I'm debating on whether or not I should put a front brake on it. I live in an area with a lot of rolling hills and I already had a few close calls.

    Let me know what you think and if there are any other improvements I can make.

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    Umm, where are your straps?

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    Nice bike.

    Get a brake so you live long enough to learn to ride that bike.

    And some foot retention.

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    your bike will look cooler with out a brake.

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    Is that seat post for looks or is it so the bike will fit you? If it's for the fit then your frame size might be a bit off.
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    OMG, f*ck you!! Where'd you get the dough for that?!

    haha, jk but +1 on foot retention and front brake though, you'll probably thank your brakes when they save your life
    and do you really need that big of a setback on your seatpost? seems odd to me, you must really not fit the frame well?

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    Thanks for the input!

    Straps are on the way... and the seat is an actual time trial saddle, I really like the fit.

    Any riding tips?

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    You are new to fixed gears and you are riding that?!?!?!

    Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse2 View Post
    Thanks for the input!

    Straps are on the way... and the seat is an actual time trial saddle, I really like the fit.

    Any riding tips?
    Use a front brake, especially riding the rollers.

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    very nice first bike...

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    that is an awesome seat, is that stock?
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    No foot rentention? Check
    No brakes? Check
    Smart? Check
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    Quote Originally Posted by z415 View Post
    You are new to fixed gears and you are riding that?!?!?!

    **** you.
    Fixed.

    Seriously get some foot retention and a brake.

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    I picked the seat out, fizik Ares... and it's still a work in progress. I just picked it up today .

    I'm getting the straps in a few days and the front brake I'm definitely going to put on.

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    brakes,but it is a really really nice bike.
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    I hope you have a garage or a damn good lock. I wouldn't want to ride that bike on the street in my city, much less lock it up anywhere out of sight.

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    lovin the bike,except for the obvious. i am dissapointed that you put a 130bcd crank on that frame/wheelset. it would be a beaut with some 144bcd

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    Quote Originally Posted by toosense View Post
    lovin the bike,except for the obvious. i am dissapointed that you put a 130bcd crank on that frame/wheelset. it would be a beaut with some 144bcd
    Yeah, OP cheaped out on the most important part of that build. Drivetrain. $2 chain heh.
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    Is that a cobra wing base bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toosense View Post
    lovin the bike,except for the obvious. i am dissapointed that you put a 130bcd crank on that frame/wheelset. it would be a beaut with some 144bcd
    What type of crank would you recommend? I went with the 130 for easier stopping since I originally didn't want any brakes. Now I'm putting on a front brake I might look into other cranks. I have a 16T cog with the 44T in the front. Do you recommend any other combinations?

    Also, do you recommend a specific brand of chains? The white KMC chain was just a temporary fix while I shopped around.

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    Do you just have no budget?

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    eclipse2,

    Very, very nice. Do the front brake thing. Do the foot retention thing. Ignore the nit-pickers and enjoy the hell out of that beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse2 View Post
    What type of crank would you recommend? I went with the 130 for easier stopping since I originally didn't want any brakes.
    What? Perhaps you got that bit of info here in this forum from posters that don't know WTF they are talking about.
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    That is pretty friken nuts for a first bike.

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    How much does that bike weigh?

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