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I'm addicted to my new track bike!

Old 04-01-07, 06:40 PM
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I'm addicted to my new track bike!

Picked up an 06' Fuji track on close-out a month ago, tricked it up with some bullhorns, Cane Creek TT aero brake levers, added some Cannondale dual pivots brakes on the cheap and now I can't off the thing...

I'm getting the track-stand thing down real good and I just enjoy the simplicity of the machine. I've only ridden my roadie once since I acquired the trackie and it feels like I'm cheating if I have to downshift.

Of course, I still need the my road bike for centuries and climbing in the mountains, but for everyday riding and building power and technique, well let's say that I'm officially a big fan of fixies now.

The only setback is even though it's a 58cm, I have some toe overlap because of the tight track geometry- I just have to watch it.

Who else enjoys their single cogger?
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Uh, SSFG is the next forum over



But I have 2 SS and am awaiting my BF SSFG IRO to make my first fixie.
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Show some pics.

My next bike will be built up as a fixie, can't wait.
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Picture please.
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Brakes? *****...
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I love my track bike. I make it to the Velodrome at least once per week. I don't ride it much on the street though.
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Sin, you know better than to come in here without any pictures. What the HELL is wrong with you??
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love my fixie, ride it all the time
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I used to love my fixie, but I twisted the rear rim, and I don't love it enough to rebuild it. 'Tis only a conversion. It's one of those things; I love it, but I can live without.
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I'm waiting for the track cleanup weekend. The first races start in May. I still have a few criteriums to ride between now and then.

My track bike has only been ridden on the rollers since last September. I put my track gearing back on this weekend, though.
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I love my fixed for riding in the city and dodging cars. I commute on it and every once in a while take it up hill repeats when I feel like blowing my legs off.
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Just imagine what it would be like on an actual velodrome.
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
Uh, SSFG is the next forum over



But I have 2 SS and am awaiting my BF SSFG IRO to make my first fixie.
Damn, you're hot!
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
Damn, you're hot!
Hey, watch out! That's my little girl!
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I love my fixie. The only problem is going back to the road bike feels weird as hell, especially when I need to slow down. Plus my road bike's traditional geometry and my fixie's track, the 6" saddle/handle bar drop makes me feel bad ass (even though I'm not).
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
Damn, you're hot!
That's not him...
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Old 04-01-07, 09:40 PM
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same here
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Originally Posted by EdZ
Brakes? *****...
What? Ride around the streets of Sin City without em?
What are you, on dope?
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
Hey, watch out! That's my little girl!
Oops. Sorry.
Damn, you must be a geezer like me...
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Originally Posted by Ktmartin
Show some pics.

My next bike will be built up as a fixie, can't wait.
Ifranview now charges a fee.
Is there another free photoshop service out there that I can use to reduce the size of pictures?
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Flickr has a great Uploader program, which can re-size your pictures for you. You can also have it add itself into your My Pictures folder options, adding an option for 'Publish This On the Web" or something.

Second thread in two days about roadies who are getting into fixed-gear (not track). I think it's a great thing- the simplicity and elegance should be shared.
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
Ifranview now charges a fee.
Is there another free photoshop service out there that I can use to reduce the size of pictures?
Even the microsoft paint program can shrink pictures. Probably on your pc.
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i ride the fixed gear more than my road bike... its actually more tricked out than my geared rig. i love it so much that i ride centuries and do some climbing with it.
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Originally Posted by chzman
i ride the fixed gear more than my road bike... its actually more tricked out than my geared rig. i love it so much that i ride centuries and do some climbing with it.
i also like posting pictures of it.
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I was in a shop last week (one nearby school that I frequent) and they had a Fuji track on sale for something like $400 with bullhorns (+some non-stock stem, couldn't remember which) and a front brake on it already. If I hadn't just plunked down a few bills on a Garmin I'd be out skidding down some San Francisco hills right now. Looks like a cool bike, I'd get one in a heartbeat if I had a little extra dough, but I just can't shed the feeling that it's a toy. Same thing with the Pista and the Rush Hour, etc. I know all the manufacturers make quality bikes but I think I'm going to hold out until the summer and build a Mark V or a Jamie Roy, maybe Soma Rush, or Pake, maybe even a Rob Roy - something that stands out a little. I really want something simple and worry-free for commuting and short trips.
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