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Old 08-22-04, 11:33 PM   #1
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High tech fixies?

Does anyone have a high tech, light as air fixie? I'm thinking about building up a new bike out of a fairly new cannondale frame. I mostly see lugged steel frame fixies (that's what I have now, well, it's a single speed). Thanks.
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I don't have one myself although I can fairly easily convert my roadbike into one (replacable bolt-on dropouts that can be converted from semi-vertical/angled to horizontal) but I have seen a few at the track. Here's a CF track bike that I believe is made by Bicycle Technologies of Australia. I think it's the same frame Dutch cyclist Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel recently rode to gold in the Olympic women's ITT. That's a carbon fibre (I think) Bianchi in back.

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I don't have one myself although I can fairly easily convert my roadbike into one (replacable bolt-on dropouts that can be converted from semi-vertical/angled to horizontal) but I have seen a few at the track. Here's a CF track bike that I believe is made by Bicycle Technologies of Australia. I think it's the same frame Dutch cyclist Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel recently rode to gold in the Olympic women's ITT. That's a carbon fibre (I think) Bianchi in back.
Marymoor Velodrome! I'm there (watching) every friday. Do you go often? Do you race there?

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i don't know about hi-tech or light as air, but i have an aluminum iro with a renyolds ouzo pro full carbon fork. it's by far my lightest bike. complete it weighs 17 pounds. i'm getting some triple ti eggbeaters that i'll probably throw on it as well. i think my wheelset adds the most weight. http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/fiedler.htm
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Marymoor Velodrome! I'm there (watching) every friday. Do you go often? Do you race there?
No, I don't race but I attend a short ride with a group from Bothell every Friday night that ends up there as the midpoint. However, we usually arrive and leave before the start of the actual races.
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Does anyone have a high tech, light as air fixie? I'm thinking about building up a new bike out of a fairly new cannondale frame. I mostly see lugged steel frame fixies (that's what I have now, well, it's a single speed). Thanks.
So the rise of the SS/Fixie has begun. I don't see to many in town, too many mountains perhaps. My fixie is steel lugged. It rides so great as old steel lugged frames are known to do. With everything stripped off of it it actually weighs in a little less then my road racing bike. So fwiw a heavy frame that rides good as a fixie is still a really light bike.
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tru dat. My lugged steel '76 benotto weighed about 40lbs when it was a 10 speed. Totally stripped in fixie mode, right around 20.
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one here

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grrr..thats one of my dream bikes! damn, didnt want to see that again. I want to buy a camera!
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it is sex on wheels isn't it?

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yes and I am hony
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you so hony... love bike long time
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This one...
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I did a convert on an old Cannondale frame. The rear wheel is pretty heavy since it was a second hand rim from a shop (but free, which makes it lighter). Dont' know what it weighs, but it's not too heavy at all.
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who here has the shi+-hot looking orange bike on spinergies?

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high-tech hotness
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My buddy has a sick Co-Motion Custom track fixie... Reynolds 853, and worthy of worship...

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