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Ways to make a fixed gear faster

Old 06-14-09, 01:45 AM
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check for any tightness in wheel bearings, bottom bracket, pedals, free-wheel(if fitted)
anything that moves in order to make the bike move
stop brakes from scrubbing
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Old 06-14-09, 04:36 AM
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Old 06-14-09, 10:46 AM
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hahahahhaha thats awesome
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sew ups.
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Add a Whizzer motor
WINNAR!

waiting for pics :
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Old 06-14-09, 11:54 AM
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drops or bullhorns
clipless
tire pressure and lubed chain
better/lighter parts
training
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Lay a bike with a new disc wheel next to a heavy non-disc wheeled bike and tell me when one starts going faster than the other.
Place them at the top of a big hill and let them go?
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Old 06-14-09, 05:30 PM
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Convert it to a SS and you can go faster..
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Ride with a brake lol.
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Get some 'cahones' !
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What he said!
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cojones!
Cabrones
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Try a 25mm tire instead of a 23mm tire, and experiment with pressures.

Instead of going for an aerodyamically-efficient body position, experiment with different stems (your lbs should loan you a few stems) and find the stem angle and reach that makes it easier to pedal out of the saddle.

Get a smooth unpadded saddle with a shape that lets you move fore and aft on it as needed.

Ride at 72 gear inches or below (get a 19t cog), and learn to spin.

Lower gear inches give you more acceleration, easier climbing, and the ability to brake without brakes and without skidding.
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Old 06-15-09, 08:19 AM
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44 posts and no one's mentioned the magic of aerospokes?
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the ability to brake without brakes
Makes me think of ThunderCats!
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Old 06-15-09, 08:29 AM
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44 posts and no one's mentioned the magic of aerospokes?
can you get aerospokes on deep v's
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Old 06-15-09, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by othites11 View Post
What's are some ways I can make my fixie faster. and i mean gear wise, right now my gear ration is 44:16
Get an larger chain ring. Try out 46 or 48. you'll need a new chain if you do this. So, it might be cheaper to just get a 15t cog in the back.
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sheesh, you guys, aerospokes are so pre2005.

Now full disks front and rear are the way to go for aero speed on the street.

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fixed recumbant and stay on flat ground?
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