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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 11-01-09, 07:47 PM   #1
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So i'm building my first trick Fixie...

Ive never started from the ground up on a bike so I wanted all the opinions I could get, so please leave anything that might help me on my way.


Think im going with the Volume Cutter frame and Fu Manchu fork, since its going to get a beating-I need a strong frame. Im also getting the Velocity B-43 wheel-set, Seems to be the strongest right now, as Ive seen people jumping 8 stairs with them.... O=


I'm still doing research on cranks, pedels, handlebars ect... But what do you guys recommend??


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Old 11-01-09, 07:54 PM   #2
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Damn, get the 48 hole if you can get a hub for it. insanity
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Old 11-01-09, 08:04 PM   #3
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You should check out tricktrack.org. Also maybe look into that new leader trick frame. I really have nothing to add because I really know nothing about this.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:17 PM   #4
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lol as do I...



Thanks man, like I said anything helps
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Old 11-01-09, 09:22 PM   #5
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Anyone tried the velocity chuckkers or w/e there called?

Just get a b43 rear and a 650 or 26' up front and the cutter with fumachu or even the leader is cool.

Then you can get some bmx cranks with a euro bb or track cranks will work w/e floats your boat.

Bmx pedals with some holdfast straps.

Thomson seat post for street cred

lol then your set to tarck!!
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Old 11-01-09, 09:41 PM   #6
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Chuckers are way better than B43s for tricking. Ever try jumping 8 stairs on 23s?
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Old 11-01-09, 09:49 PM   #7
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you could even get a Milwaukee bruiser
but heres some cutters for u

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Old 11-01-09, 10:22 PM   #8
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buy a bmx bike
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affinity cyclone



i dont know too much about it but affinity is the **** and it looks crazy strong
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Old 11-01-09, 10:31 PM   #10
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^^ it is..just with 700c wheels plus riding fixed is a more fun a bunch of guys I know that ride the bikes above to ride bmx as well
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skateboard like most normal people?
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Old 11-02-09, 07:42 AM   #12
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Tricktrack.org they have all of the info you need. Personally I'd go with the Bruiser and some 29r rims or chuckers laced to profile fixed hubs....but that's just me (if I had the cash)
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Old 11-02-09, 12:10 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help fellas






Oh and rode BMX and skateed for literally like 10 years. ****s old.
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Dude go over to tricktrack.org if you ever want to get a decent response. Honestly, people will just hate at the simple fact you would ever want to attempt a barspin.
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True TypicalCat, it's a shame that there's so little acceptance for tricking. I can say that I won't be dropping ten steps on my Kilo, but why not learn some sh**. I mean come on, you guys really can't tell me that using a bike for something it wasn't designed for is wrong. Track bikes on the street, hell I even ride my Mountain bike on the street...aaaaah somebody call the law!!!!!
Grow up, if it's fun why judge (maybe because you can't Backward Circle or Keo) get over yourselves.

Sorry about the rant.
To the OP, go to tricktrack.org most of the guys/gals on there are young but could care less what you're riding and they're really usually supportive from what I've read.
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True TypicalCat, it's a shame that there's so little acceptance for tricking. I can say that I won't be dropping ten steps on my Kilo, but why not learn some sh**. I mean come on, you guys really can't tell me that using a bike for something it wasn't designed for is wrong. Track bikes on the street, hell I even ride my Mountain bike on the street...aaaaah somebody call the law!!!!!
Grow up, if it's fun why judge (maybe because you can't Backward Circle or Keo) get over yourselves.

Sorry about the rant.
To the OP, go to tricktrack.org most of the guys/gals on there are young but could care less what you're riding and they're really usually supportive from what I've read.
Seriously. Amen to that.
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Start with this frame and build from there:



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Oh and rode BMX and skateed for literally like 10 years. ****s old.
If that's true, then you will find fixie tricks very lame and the bikes will be stupidly expensive compared to BMX.

Basic sh*t on a BMX is OMG AMAZIIIIING!!!!! on a fixie because doing them on fixed gear is hard for no reason.

If you want a new challenge, try BMX racing, road cycling or actual track racing. That's what ex-bmxers do. That's what I did. I'm an ex-BMXer.
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The utra-deep section rims may look cooler but any decent 29er MTB rim on a well built wheel should stand up to the abuse of tricks. A pair of 36 spoke 3x laced CR-18 rims will be a lot less expensive and should hold up to whatever shenanigans you ride with them. I've previously described this rim as the 'cockroach of bicycle components' it doesn't look pretty but it will be the only part of your bike to survive nuclear winter.

Good luck whatever you decide, and post some videos you your tricks and/or falls when you get it built up.
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that affinity frame is super sexy. get that thing over a cutter any day.
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+1 to the Sun CR-18. I don't trick, but I beat the ever-loving **** out of those and other Sun rims and they've all proven tougher than anything else I've ridden.
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