Fixie Project

Postby sanspareil on Fri 1/May/09 10:31am

Hoping to build me a fixie from scratch over the Winter, any advice re sites/links that will help me with component choice etc?
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Tama on Fri 1/May/09 10:36am

Check out what the chaps at Dame Truth have been up to: http://www.dametruth.com

All in all it's pretty simple - get frame, remove gears and brakes, replace rear hub with a track hub and you're away :thumbsup:
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Dazzle on Fri 1/May/09 10:58am

You would only use a track hub on a build using track frame, cos track hub/frames should be 120mm spaced on the back. You are going to need a fixed hub with a width appropriate for the spacing of your frame. :thumbsup:

The likes of surly do fixed hubs with the right spacing for road/mtb frames if you are doing a conversion.


Otherwise my 2c (rounded to 10 :hmmm: ) would be strong chains are your friend, and if you are new to fixie riding run at least a front brake.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Muzza on Fri 1/May/09 11:58am

Starting out/on a budget some hubs can be fixed. I know it's not highly recommended, but mine is and running fine. In this configuration run both brakes, since if hub fails you will need brakes.

Enjoy, it's a lots of fun and gets better once passed the few heart stopping moments when you forget you need to pedal.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Monolith on Fri 1/May/09 10:33pm

My advice would be to borrow a fixie to ride for a week.

Then you can give it back once you're over the novelty. Saves the hassle of having to sell the thing.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 1/May/09 10:46pm

ba ha ha ha
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby znomit on Fri 1/May/09 11:09pm

yeah, and they'll likely be out of fashion next summer.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 1/May/09 11:27pm

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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Nick_K on Sat 2/May/09 12:27am

znomit wrote:yeah, and they'll likely be out of fashion next summer.


They've been out of fashion for sometime.

Cyclocross is the new fixie.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby pinkmaggit on Sat 2/May/09 7:29pm

Tama wrote:Check out what the chaps at Dame Truth have been up to: http://www.dametruth.com

This is my blog.

see sheldon browns website for all you need to know...
http://sheldonbrown.com/deakins/how-to- ... rsion.html

AKfixed forums are also helpful, up in solejams forums: http://solejam.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=30

pick up some wheels off trademe or wheel and sprocket on ebay.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 2/May/09 11:38pm

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Re: Fixie Project

Postby musket on Sun 3/May/09 12:07am

Just because I'm always on the lookout for an opening to post my beloved track bike, here it is. Truly the finest fixie I've had the pleasure to ride, even in traffic (although the steep angles / minimum rake / deep drop bar does make it a handful to pull back). Alas, so little ridden right now.
soulcraft_145.jpg
Ahhh. The only RoyaleT in existence.
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Malcy on Wed 6/May/09 9:09pm

I think I'm with Mono...
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Oli on Wed 6/May/09 9:13pm

Malcy wrote:I think I've got mono...
That's no good, Malcy. :(
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Re: Fixie Project

Postby Monolith on Wed 6/May/09 9:17pm

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