Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-12, 06:58 AM   #1
Axion
~TheCyclist~
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston
Bikes: Cervelo S2
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Heya :) Looking to get back into street fixies...need advice

Hello everyone!


Looking to see where everyone is getting there fixie parts for street use. I used to have a nice Bianchi I rode for Marian University but wasn't a big track rider then. Finally back into cycling again with my Cervelo S2 and looking for a fun fixie to ride around campus, I love the fun of fixies on the street.

So, questions;

Where is everyone buying their parts?
What's the best way to start out with a street fixie?
Any other advice is helpful, just looking to have some fun jetting around campus


Thanks
Axion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 08:18 AM   #2
prooftheory
pro in someone's theory
 
prooftheory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Bikes: FTP
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Try lurking a little bit more before you post. You will be able to ask better questions and get better answers. Maybe you should start here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
prooftheory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 08:46 AM   #3
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,067
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Try lurking a little bit more before you post. You will be able to ask better questions and get better answers. Maybe you should start here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
+1

also in the stickies: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...online-dealers


And please stop calling it a "fixie". "Fixie" and "Fixed Gear" use the same number of syllables.

Glad that you are riding again.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 09:05 AM   #4
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by carleton View Post
And please stop calling it a "fixie". "Fixie" and "Fixed Gear" use the same number of syllables.
But fewer consonants. I have no problem with the term fixie and use it all the time. Why hate on it?
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 09:36 AM   #5
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Why hate on it?
Hipster swagggg

But really, I hear it a lot from the hipsters around here, and I prefer to say fixed gear so as to set myself apart a bit, since I sort of consider myself a more serious cyclist than them.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 09:48 AM   #6
cinemattic
Business Man
 
cinemattic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin
Bikes: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod, Soma Rush
Posts: 222
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...

"fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
cinemattic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 10:29 AM   #7
EpicSchwinn
Just smang it.
 
EpicSchwinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Spokane
Bikes: '88 Trek 2300 Composite, '11 Dawes Deadeye
Posts: 2,247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
"fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...
"fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
sigged
EpicSchwinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 01:19 PM   #8
sharmaji
Senior Member
 
sharmaji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: BKLYN NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
"fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...

"fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
from lurking here, i thought "fixay" was the choice bon mot?
sharmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 01:23 PM   #9
redpear
Senior Member
 
redpear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 1,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That would be 'sw8 fixay'
redpear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 04:10 PM   #10
homebrewk 
yoked
 
homebrewk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD10, Trek Earl, Schwinn Gateway
Posts: 3,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's a street fixie?

__________________
PedalRoom | STRΛVΛ
homebrewk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 04:21 PM   #11
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
Hipster swagggg

But really, I hear it a lot from the hipsters around here, and I prefer to say fixed gear so as to set myself apart a bit, since I sort of consider myself a more serious cyclist than them.
Ah, now I see where the problem is. The people around here that I would put the hipster label on, are typically more serious cyclists than I am.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 04:44 PM   #12
bones_mcbones 
gouch pad
 
bones_mcbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Bikes: 2008 Giant Bowery, 1212 Supercycle Winter fixie beater
Posts: 2,968
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
I ride fixie.
__________________
*hittinginbuckets.com
bones_mcbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 04:57 PM   #13
TejanoTrackie 
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Bikes: 29 frames + 73 wheels
Posts: 10,179
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
I ride fixie.
Yeah, but you're a Canuck.
__________________
What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
TejanoTrackie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 05:27 PM   #14
homebrewk 
yoked
 
homebrewk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD10, Trek Earl, Schwinn Gateway
Posts: 3,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
I ride fixie.
__________________
PedalRoom | STRΛVΛ
homebrewk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 06:57 PM   #15
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: road, track, mtb
Posts: 8,530
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Every time I pass or get passed by someone on a fg with street clothes on the road: "Nice Fixie Bro."
... they get NFB'd. (also my sdfixed screen name).

Not everyone takes it as a compliment.
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 09:49 PM   #16
redpear
Senior Member
 
redpear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 1,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TMonk, I've been reading around vista and oceanside lately. It'd be hilarious to run into you.
redpear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 10:45 PM   #17
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
Posts: 3,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
What's a street fixie?

ianjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-12, 11:51 PM   #18
Street rider
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Ah, now I see where the problem is. The people around here that I would put the hipster label on, are typically more serious cyclists than I am.
This is a college campus though. The hipsters around here are actactually hipsters[/I], in the fullest and truest sense of the word. It is funny though to watch them spinning and trying to go sorta fast.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 12:03 AM   #19
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 12,436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
who's not a hipster? I was called a hipster while wearing a blank white t-shirt and blue jeans. It must be the glasses, facial hair, and all too practical bicycle.
hairnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 12:16 AM   #20
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: road, track, mtb
Posts: 8,530
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpear View Post
TMonk, I've been reading around vista and oceanside lately. It'd be hilarious to run into you.
To me, it's always funny .

It's the response on the other end that's highly variable.
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 12:16 AM   #21
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: road, track, mtb
Posts: 8,530
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
who's not a hipster? I was called a hipster while wearing a blank white t-shirt and blue jeans. It must be the glasses, facial hair, and all too practical bicycle.
hipster.
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-12, 12:22 AM   #22
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: road, track, mtb
Posts: 8,530
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
I plan on riding into work tomorrow with on my fixed gear with a messenger bag.
You might think that the shiny shaved legs, matching team kit and matching shades (Spy) would make me exempt from hipster shout outs. It still happens sometimes.

No one is safe.

-----------------------------

Back on topic: kilo tt
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 AM.