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Old 07-04-2011, 07:05 AM   #781
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"Fixie" - Coaster breaks?, no brakes?, flintstones?

Even w/ the best of these, how well can you stop?

Ever run into anything? I think I would.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #782
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The Nagasawa is better suited for the velodrome but it does conquer the largest mountain in my area...The Williamsburg Bridge.
Fixie and Williamsburg. Enough said.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:59 AM   #783
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I've ridden a "Fixie" up here. First descent and I found out just how strong gravity is. Made it down alive but scared shitless and shaking. You can have that fixed gear shit.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:46 AM   #784
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Fixie and Williamsburg. Enough said.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:48 AM   #785
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #786
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Mine is the Nagasawa, buddy rides the Bianchi...

That poor Bianchi... relegated to a hipster-fixie fad gone horribly wrong.

So you ride Velodrome with that itty-bitty chainring? What kind of speeds you hit with that?
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #787
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Why do you say frozen forks are perfect?
Because those forks are just coil spring with no damping system. They would do more harm than good if they were functioning.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #788
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Because those forks are just coil spring with no damping system. They would do more harm than good if they were functioning.
I think they might even be elastomer forks, but good point, I never thought of that.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #789
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That poor Bianchi... relegated to a hipster-fixie fad gone horribly wrong.

So you ride Velodrome with that itty-bitty chainring? What kind of speeds you hit with that?
That itty-bitty chainring is a 48...it gets around. The Bianchi is certainly a confused bike...but the guy that rides it also enjoys a period correct Pinarello track bike and De Rosa road bike. He commutes and competes on bikes, he's earned a little wiggle room I suppose.

The Nagasawa is no "fixie"... it's a track bike (the Bianchi on the other hand...). I appreciate the bike for what it is and I respect it's limits as well as my own. When I want to fly to work I take my 29er and haul ass... but I love riding the track bike around the city. It's a challenge everyday and keeps you sharp.

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #790
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I'd like to see a video of someone riding that bottom contraption.

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Did anyone post this?



As far as I know, the concept has been around for quite a long time, but that particular design belongs to atomic zombie. I first saw that design referenced from Make magazine's blog in 2005 or so.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:47 AM   #791
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Did anyone post this?

As far as I know, the concept has been around for quite a long time, but that particular design belongs to atomic zombie. I first saw that design referenced from Make magazine's blog in 2005 or so.
Nice to see a pair of Bullmoose bars on there... the original and still classic mountain bike bars. Rivendell is now importing a variant, made to their spec. by Nitto.

http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...ose-bar/16-194
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #792
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:47 PM   #793
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So here are two of mine, both still works in progress, but coming along .

The 8 speed Cannondale: Just got the bull bars, which still need some adjusting. Decided to try these because I couldn't get comfy with regular drops. I still need to make a chain guide for the front, probably a carbon fiber project. I also want to get rid of the trigger shifter and go with a single down tube shifter, simpler.



Second one is a Balance XR 450 mountain bike converted to single speed. Basically got it for free when I bought an older Cannondale for my nephew. The idea here was to try and make a BMX bike with 26 inch wheels. After drawing and scaling a few bikes in a CAD program it became obvious that the BMX bikes have really long top / down tubes. Next step is to build a jig and change out the top and down tube and see how it rides. I have been dragging my heels a bit because it is so much fun to ride now...



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Old 07-08-2011, 06:15 AM   #794
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I wouldn't trust that adjustable stem on anything but a comfort/hybrid bike. Guaranteed, the adjustment point will slip, based on what you're doing with that bike. I used one on my TT bike, to get an idea of what I needed for rise. The LBS warned me it'd slip. Sure enough, on the first TT, going up a hill, it slipped. I used a ratchet and allen socket to tighten the bolt until I thought it'd break. Obviously, some serious stress going on at the stem.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #795
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I scored some new wheels and tires for the bike today. Krsyrium ES wheels and a pair of Infinity Arm Elite tires. All I had to buy is a set of tubeless valve stems. They set up tubeless perfectly.


I put them on and the 38mm tires were too big. So I put my 28mm All Condition tires on the rims. They took a bit more work to setup tubeless. All in all I took over 800 grams of rotating weight off the bike.

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