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TejanoTrackie 04-21-14 10:43 AM

fyxation Pixel
 
OK, so you're looking to spend less than $500 on a good quality SSFG bike, don't want a Kilo TT but still want a chromoly steel frame made in Taiwan instead of China. How about a fyxation Pixel ?

Pixel Single Speed Bicycle | Fyxation

jhess74 04-21-14 11:26 AM

Looks like it's what they used to call "tri-moly" back in the day - cromo main tubes, but a hi ten rear triangle. Haven't seen that in a while.

rms13 04-21-14 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by jhess74 (Post 16690021)
Looks like it's what they used to call "tri-moly" back in the day - cromo main tubes, but a hi ten rear triangle. Haven't seen that in a while.

Where do you see the details about the hi ten rear triangle?

I saw this bike on the website a few weeks ago and seems interesting. I bought a Eastside frame set to replace my Dolan which was a little too big and too stiff for my taste as a daily commuter. I've been very happy with my Eastside for the money. I was trying to figure out what differentiates the Pixel from the Eastside. Pixel has braze ons for rear rack and cable guides but that's all I could see from the specs

rms13 04-21-14 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by rms13 (Post 16690154)
Where do you see the details about the hi ten rear triangle?

I guess it's just assumed by 4130 main tubing

TejanoTrackie 04-21-14 02:43 PM

Thing is, the advertised weight is only 23 lbs. Given that it has fairly heavy wheels to start with, it suggests thin/butted tubing in the rear triangle and fork, which is rarely the case with hi-ten steel.

Jared. 04-21-14 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jhess74 (Post 16690021)
Looks like it's what they used to call "tri-moly" back in the day - cromo main tubes, but a hi ten rear triangle. Haven't seen that in a while.

Seat tube in one of the pics specifically says tri-moly. I thought the same thing you did when reading the description.

jhess74 04-21-14 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rms13 (Post 16690154)
Where do you see the details about the hi ten rear triangle?

I saw this bike on the website a few weeks ago and seems interesting. I bought a Eastside frame set to replace my Dolan which was a little too big and too stiff for my taste as a daily commuter. I've been very happy with my Eastside for the money. I was trying to figure out what differentiates the Pixel from the Eastside. Pixel has braze ons for rear rack and cable guides but that's all I could see from the specs

Under the specs, it says the frame has 4130 "main tubes" - that generally means the front triangle, if the parlance hasn't changed from the bmx/freestyle heyday of the mid to late '80s. I remember the low end Haros and GTs were always tri-moly instead of full 4130.

Which isn't to imply the frame won't hold up, tri-moly is pretty durable. It's just heavy and sort of dead feeling.

TejanoTrackie 04-21-14 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jhess74 (Post 16690856)
Which isn't to imply the frame won't hold up, tri-moly is pretty durable. It's just heavy and sort of dead feeling.

Except, this bike isn't particularly heavy. See my previous post.

Jared. 04-21-14 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16690908)
Except, this bike isn't particularly heavy. See my previous post.

Doesn't mean it doesn't have hi-ten tubing.

Anyway, seems like a decent bike. I'd still rather a Kilo TT.

jhess74 04-21-14 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16690908)
Except, this bike isn't particularly heavy. See my previous post.

That's what I get for selective reading... yeah, 23 lbs isn't bad. Speaks well for the componentry, had to be some offset of the rear triangle's weight there.

TejanoTrackie 04-21-14 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jared. (Post 16691023)
Doesn't mean it doesn't have hi-ten tubing.

Anyway, seems like a decent bike. I'd still rather a Kilo TT.

Well, you must not need clearance for wide tires or need to mount a bottle cage to hydrate.

Philasteve 04-21-14 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16691089)
Well, you must not need clearance for wide tires or need to mount a bottle cage to hydrate.

Yeah man the 32c tire clearance does it for me. Would be a good cheap replacement if something ever happened to my Steamroller. I'm using 32c soma everwears now, they're alright but I like bigger comfy tires. I would prob throw that wabi wheelset on this build though to lighten it up a little bit.

johnnytheboy 04-21-14 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16691089)
Well, you must not need clearance for wide tires or need to mount a bottle cage to hydrate.

kids don't need practical things.

Jared. 04-21-14 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16691089)
Well, you must not need clearance for wide tires or need to mount a bottle cage to hydrate.

C'mon...n+1.

Actually my BD Moto Messenger and my Pre-cursa fill my needs just fine.


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