Author Topic: Members Fixed Gear & SS  (Read 259217 times)

Torslanda

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1125 on: December 10, 2014, 09:34:57 pm »
Anyone in that queue wants to jump it then just get me a frame . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1126 on: December 12, 2014, 09:37:05 pm »
My Peugeot with Midge bars:


Torslanda

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1127 on: December 13, 2014, 12:07:46 pm »
Like looking for a Peugeot needle in . . .  ;D
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1128 on: December 30, 2014, 10:03:23 pm »
my ss-er after festive500 challenge:


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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1129 on: May 16, 2016, 01:35:22 pm »
this thread has been dormant for too long, so once again a ss bike, now in summer mode (after a 230k ride); removing the unnecessary bits dropped the weight to 6.3kg


Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1130 on: August 01, 2016, 10:47:03 am »
Took my first foray into fixed a couple of months ago with a bike built up from bits in the parts bin

I liked it so much, I've also converted my Moulton TSR2 to fixed. It's a vast improvement on the hub gear that was on it before  ;D


Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1131 on: August 04, 2016, 12:06:00 am »
Had to be done:


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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1132 on: August 04, 2016, 07:22:30 am »
Took my first foray into fixed a couple of months ago with a bike built up from bits in the parts bin



Is that a vertical or horizontal dropout on that one?
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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1133 on: August 04, 2016, 11:47:28 am »
Looks like standard horizontal, frame might be a Raleigh with non-original forks.

Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1134 on: August 05, 2016, 12:23:08 pm »
Looks like standard horizontal, frame might be a Raleigh with non-original forks.

Well observed! It is an old Raleigh frame (with horizontal dropouts) fitted with non-original, allegedly Columbus, forks.

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1135 on: August 05, 2016, 02:48:47 pm »
Looks like standard horizontal, frame might be a Raleigh with non-original forks.

Well observed! It is an old Raleigh frame (with horizontal dropouts) fitted with non-original, allegedly Columbus, forks.

couldn't tell on my screen.  Only asking as I though horizontal was the requirement for single/fixed gear. I've not managed to find a knock-down frame yet to start from.
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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1136 on: August 11, 2016, 03:49:42 pm »
yet another new bike:


Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1137 on: August 11, 2016, 04:22:34 pm »
Looks like standard horizontal, frame might be a Raleigh with non-original forks.

Well observed! It is an old Raleigh frame (with horizontal dropouts) fitted with non-original, allegedly Columbus, forks.



couldn't tell on my screen.  Only asking as I though horizontal was the requirement for single/fixed gear. I've not managed to find a knock-down frame yet to start from.

I believe (although I've not done it) it can be done on a vertical dropout, you need a chain tensioner such as the one in this kit

https://www.evanscycles.com/dmr-singlespeed-combo-kit-00101814?esvt=1008-GOUKE1452406&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-33520-1&esvcrea=61235147096&esvplace=&esvd=c&esvo=00101814-NA-BLU&esvaid=50080&gclid=CIqmm_vUuc4CFRVmGwodeT4EEg
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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1138 on: August 11, 2016, 04:50:36 pm »

Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1139 on: August 11, 2016, 05:01:05 pm »
Oh I see
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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1140 on: August 12, 2016, 04:16:46 pm »


It's just 1 Brooks saddle away from being one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1141 on: August 12, 2016, 04:32:39 pm »
Surely not Lee,

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1142 on: August 12, 2016, 08:32:21 pm »
It's just 1 Brooks saddle away from being one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen

Seconded.  Trumped only by Blah (still otp, I believe) with his similarly fixed Moulton (and Brooks Swallow).  I loved it so much, I stilled my beating heart for long enough to save a copy of his pic


Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1143 on: August 21, 2016, 05:56:28 pm »


It's just 1 Brooks saddle away from being one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen

Thanks  ;D It probably would look better with a Brooks, but they don't play nicely with my backside anymore unfortunately.

The Moulton is now sporting bullhorns in place of flats with bar ends and looks much better for it IMO.

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1144 on: August 21, 2016, 06:12:31 pm »
The Bastardos....


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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1145 on: September 06, 2016, 09:29:54 am »

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1146 on: September 19, 2016, 10:27:09 pm »
Got my 1970 something Raleigh Professional back on the road

Fixed it - 1970's Raleigh Professional back on the road by ian, on Flickr

Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1147 on: September 22, 2016, 09:59:38 pm »

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Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1148 on: November 29, 2016, 04:01:24 pm »
finished upgrading the boardman ss bike for better fit, comfort and speed.
original parts: frameset, chainset, brake calipers, levers and cables
upgrades/additions: handlebars, bar phat tape, longer stem, bouncy seatpost, saddle, wheels, freewheel, tyres, pedals, brake pads, mudguards and bottle cages.
almost 2kg heavier than the carbon ss bike i had, but still feels nimble at 8.2kg as pictured.


Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
« Reply #1149 on: May 10, 2017, 09:31:39 am »
This is my SS and daily commuter. Thinking of changing the bars to bullhorn to help drag it up hills.