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Is this frame able to become fixed?

Old 01-21-12, 03:36 PM
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Is this frame able to become fixed?

Ive been riding fixed for a couple years now and i am looking for a new frame, i came across an interesting tt frame that seems to have slight horizontal drop outs, that i would think be long enough to easily make it a fixed gear with a half link chain.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=48266

i like this frame because it is a tt frame and can run gears, as i do not see myself riding fixed gear for all my life and would like the option of switching without having to overhaul my whole bike.
so what do u guys think, is it able to become a fixed gear bike?
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Old 01-21-12, 03:41 PM
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Able? Sure. Worth it? Probably not.

You'll need to find a "magic gear" to make sure the chain tension will be adequate since you won't be able to move the hub in the dropouts. You could also get an eccentric hub or bottom bracket to help with this.

For that price though, I'd get a fixed-gear specific frame if that's it's intended purpose.
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Old 01-21-12, 04:17 PM
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Not a huge fan of kilo tt. nothing bad with em but kind of to common. and also i prefer aero tubing. any other suggestions?
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for all your aero tube needs

https://www.planet-x-usa.com/pPCTRKFR...-Frameset.aspx

and if you're concerned about being too common these may be the wrong type of frames for you.
do you know the difference between a time trial frame and a track frame? do you want fixed gear for a particular reason other than not being common?

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Old 01-21-12, 04:21 PM
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It does have rear-facing dropouts, so a fixed build is possible without boutique parts.
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Old 01-21-12, 04:43 PM
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yea i know the difference between tt and track.
i dont ride track just to be different, its simplicity is what hooked me, so much easier to deal with compared to multi gear bikes
the planet x frame looks good. ill look into it more, might buy one
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watever you do

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If you want a fixed gear for the reason of it "not being common" as CC said, you will be sorely mistaken. Fixed gears are a fad these days. As was said above, you COULD make that frame into a fixed gear bicycle. But (as said above) I would not recommend it, since it would be more trouble than it is worth. If you do buy that frame, put gears on it, and know how to use the bike properly. If you are an experienced racer, then this might be a great addition to your stable. If you are a beginner, buy a bike that is functional (aka comfortable and useful for your needs) and be done with it. Don't buy a bike just because your friends might be impressed.
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