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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 04-12-07, 08:34 PM   #1
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*RESOURCE THREAD: Single Speed and Fixed Gear* (read this first!)

New to single speed and/or fixed gear? Looking for recommendations on frames or parts? Want to find a bike shop in your area that can help? Online Bikeshops? DIY tips?

This is a collection of links to existing threads that cover the above topics and more.

If you think a thread should be added, please PM one of the SSFG frequent moderators.

Please continue to update these threads. Thanks for your contributions!

The DIY thread

A discussion of budget frames

Local and Online Bike shops that cater to single speed/fixed gear

Races and Rides

Useful FG/SS Links/Reading
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Here are a few more useful offsite links. Please PM me if you'd like to see something else here.

Sheldon Brown's articles about FG/SS. Your new bible.
Park tools online repair help. Great stuff.
Puma fixed gear 101. A bit silly, but there's some useful information here.
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Interested in trying your hand at sewing a messenger bag, top tube pad, or cycling cap? Need some expert help? Check out these threads, sites, and links.

General info:

Bag thread
DIY bike (not mess) bags?
Anyonehave a pattern for sewing a cycling cap?


Bag Makers: Tell me about your tools
Sewing Machines - What to look for & What to spend???


Show your Custom Mess Bags!
cOurt's bag gallery
flickr mess bag group


Golden mean and Pentagram based patterns
Pace cycling cap pattern (PDF)
Cycling cap pattern on Flickr
DIY Saddlebag


ITW Nexus, a buckle company with free samples
John Howard Company (wholesaler of Duraflex hardware, $100 order minimum, min 200 pcs for stock items, but a great company to deal with)

Fabric, webbing, binding tape, zippers, etc:

Rockywoods Outdoor Fabric
Rochford Supply
Sailmaker's Supply
Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics
Seattle Fabrics
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We have added a gearing primer, it has it's own sticky.

The Gearing Primer
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