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post #16 of 64
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
Yeah, while I do not currently have a fixie (and right now the hipster connotations and my curent overgrowth of bikes are keeping me from getting another until I move), there is something beautiful about the raw transfer of power that a fixed gear provides.

If you build up a bike with solid parts everywhere (no wiggle in the headset, wheels, bottom bracket) and rig it with a fixed gear, you end up with a bike that has no play in any part including the pedals...just pure man powered machine.

They arwe also good for training you not to coast so much

I guess the gears are like a car. You lose power from the engine to the wheels. Hopefully I get to pick up the bike before the weekend.
post #17 of 64
Here is Rivendell's model:


The long horizontal dropout lets you switch to a larger or smaller front gear by taking (or giving) up slack in the chain. The rear hub is also reversible, allowing for two different rear cogs. So you can have a fixie with four different gears.
post #18 of 64
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Here is Rivendell's model:


The long horizontal dropout lets you switch to a larger or smaller front gear by taking (or giving) up slack in the chain. The rear hub is also reversible, allowing for two different rear cogs. So you can have a fixie with four different gears.

Thats pretty cool. I didnt know you could reverse them.
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post #20 of 64
does a bmx count? if so i was in my younger days
post #21 of 64
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does a bmx count? if so i was in my younger days

That is why I am buying a fixed gear road bike. Reminds me of my youthful days riding my BMX from sun up to sun down.
post #22 of 64
.. but you can't do tabletops with the bikes posted idt
=(
post #23 of 64
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.. but you can't do tabletops with the bikes posted idt
=(

lol. But there are people who do land tricks.
post #24 of 64
You will all enjoy this.

Amazing and beautiful.
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post #25 of 64
I have a single speed specialized bicycle. Nothing amazing and not nearly as cool as some of the old school stuff.

When I did restore a vintage bicycle I wanted something a little more usable. I wanted to ride it everywhere. Used a old school steel lug colnago with a single down tube shifter for the rear and only the large ring up front. 6 speed cassette out back with big enough gaps that I can ride it up the steepest of mountains and race down. Used campagnolo nuovo groupset with modolo levers. cables are ran so you don't really see them. Give a really smooth and fast look to the bike. Has a newer brooks saddle that still hurts but it looks cool on the bike.
post #26 of 64
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
I have a single speed specialized bicycle. Nothing amazing and not nearly as cool as some of the old school stuff.

When I did restore a vintage bicycle I wanted something a little more usable. I wanted to ride it everywhere. Used a old school steel lug colnago with a single down tube shifter for the rear and only the large ring up front. 6 speed cassette out back with big enough gaps that I can ride it up the steepest of mountains and race down. Used campagnolo nuovo groupset with modolo levers. cables are ran so you don't really see them. Give a really smooth and fast look to the bike. Has a newer brooks saddle that still hurts but it looks cool on the bike.

I like this plan. Sounds like a great bike. Pics, please?
post #27 of 64
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cables are ran so you don't really see them.

How are the cables run?
post #28 of 64
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
Yeah, while I do not currently have a fixie (and right now the hipster connotations and my curent overgrowth of bikes are keeping me from getting another until I move), there is something beautiful about the raw transfer of power that a fixed gear provides.

If you build up a bike with solid parts everywhere (no wiggle in the headset, wheels, bottom bracket) and rig it with a fixed gear, you end up with a bike that has no play in any part including the pedals...just pure man powered machine.

They arwe also good for training you not to coast so much

I've got a multi-gear bike and while I have nothing against them, I don't get the hype for fixed gears. Having gears makes life much more convenient, and I haven't really experienced any consequences to riding one...
post #29 of 64
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
How are the cables run?

Only a single down tube shifter for the rear cassette. So yeah there is a cable but with no sleeve. The brake cables are run thru the bottom of the lever and then ran under the brooks leather bar tape. So yeah I have cables but not showing that much. 6 inches at the bar tape and 6 inches at the rear cassette.

At first glance people think it's a single speed sometimes. Then they see the rear derailer. I guess I should take pictures of it.

Oh also have pantographed seat post, cranks and stem. The brakes are shimano delta.
post #30 of 64
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
Only a single down tube shifter for the rear cassette. So yeah there is a cable but with no sleeve. The brake cables are run thru the bottom of the lever and then ran under the brooks leather bar tape. So yeah I have cables but not showing that much. 6 inches at the bar tape and 6 inches at the rear cassette.

At first glance people think it's a single speed sometimes. Then they see the rear derailer. I guess I should take pictures of it.

Oh also have pantographed seat post, cranks and stem. The brakes are shimano delta.

Cool!
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