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Title: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on August 23, 2009, 04:10:39 pm
In the spirit of the Titanium thread, I thought it would be a nice idea to start a similar thread for fixed gear bikes.

Here is mine with a failed saddle bag experiment a saddle bag dressed for the Manchester 100. Now show us yours...

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/058-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: toekneep on August 23, 2009, 04:12:43 pm
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_aF252wVgwes/SnxC1XeIxfI/AAAAAAAADws/zAdlSdxQcng/s800/IMG_0052.JPG)

Or we could have a fixed Pearson thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jaded on August 23, 2009, 04:35:22 pm
It's been up here before, but hey-ho

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3219217182_1237a05572_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on August 23, 2009, 04:36:31 pm
Just to break the Pearson dominance here's my 'fake*' Dawes:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3412560172_a1fe7e1cf0.jpg)

Not the best photo it's now got new, blue pedals and better tyres.

*as in a chinese frame with a Dawes logo on, as the US trademark has lapsed, great ride nevertheless.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Aidan on August 23, 2009, 04:44:05 pm
I'll be first to get my baby blue Pomino up ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/IMG_0667.jpg)

An old picture, but it is still almost exactly as new, except it now has a brooks B17 and V brakes
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gus on August 23, 2009, 05:18:54 pm

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/naga002.jpg)

and

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/stumper12042008006.jpg)

Both have pedals now  :demon:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on August 23, 2009, 05:24:08 pm
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/Zoiders/LynxFixie001.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on August 23, 2009, 05:28:27 pm
In the spirit of the Titanium thread, I thought it would be a nice idea to start a similar thread for fixed gear bikes.

Here is mine with a failed saddle bag experiment. Now show us yours...

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/002-2.jpg)

 First bike I've ever seen with a halo... how angelic  O:-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on August 23, 2009, 05:31:37 pm
(http://www.reb.co.uk/langster.jpg)

I was experimenting with handlebar positions at the time the pic was taken - it's back to normal now.  I was trying for a bullhorn emulator with the thought of cutting the drops off below the levers, but (sensibly) decided against it.

Langster frame, Ritchey, ITM and Pro bits, Sugino chainset, handbuilt wheels with CXP33 rims on Goldtech hubs.  70".
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mike on August 23, 2009, 05:57:28 pm
Mrs Mikes pimpy langster:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/Lx3-1000425.jpg)

Chinese Ti road bike frame with an ENO hub:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9304.jpg)

Winter Pomp:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_0570b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: woollypigs on August 23, 2009, 06:01:36 pm
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_I2koBEIwO7s/SfTBluCz5bI/AAAAAAAAFIQ/0lji874rTCU/s800/stella_the_fixed_1.jpg)
Stella in her old dress
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: alan on August 23, 2009, 06:07:27 pm
(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1154/4179679/21455282/372561827.jpg)


GillP's   ( bit of a private joke instigated by Marj)

My Langster on loan from GillP  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rdaviesb on August 23, 2009, 06:08:20 pm
My Langster, pimped with a pair of Shimano 600 AX brakes.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3606205501_879177f288_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: alan on August 23, 2009, 06:12:30 pm
There's enough Fixed riders in the Midlands & adjacent areas for a YACF ride a la Regulator's Fenland  affair.
It needs to be somewhere flat.
The Fylde area perhaps. :demon:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on August 23, 2009, 06:14:46 pm
My Bowery. A few bits changed from standard: ITM Black Stream forks, chopped 'n' flipped bars, Tiagra crank with Thorn chainring, and the Halo Twin Rail tyres. And of course the hundreds of stickers. Just needs a white saddle then I'll stop spending money on it until I can afford new wheels.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/bowery.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on August 23, 2009, 06:16:03 pm
Byercycles fixed:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/3389626632_43b1be1f28.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/3389626632/)

Cotic Roadrat
Off road (59" fixed, fat tyres, Mary bars):
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2001/3814754249_1b632a5a9e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/3814754249/)

Winter commuting (63" fixed, CX tyres, flat bars, dynamo, etc):
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3255421294_d5c90e3983.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/3255421294/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on August 23, 2009, 08:32:42 pm
I'm not sure I have a picture of them all...

But Jacques is one I really like. A lot!

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/ZeFrenchie/Cycling/Jacques_Feb2009b.jpg)

Currently equipped with a nominal 81'' gear for the summer, Omnium 165mm track cranks, Flite SLR saddle and some of the best TT bars on offer in that price bracket, Profile T2+. Jacques was originally built by a small builder for Orbit 16 years ago but customised for me by Mercian. It feels (is) fast, can climb well, but is not the most comfortable bike for long rides (Stiff, you said? And responsive? Yes. And yes it is a steelie. I have done 180 km on it though). It is worth noting that Mercian made it a bit less aggressive.  ;D

My Langster is a favourite for fast, year round road rides and commutes; it is a superb package for the money, light and stiff; a real pleasure to ride. The Pompino is a nice workhorse (a cruiser) for smooth distance riding and year round commuting; takes full guards and a rack, and fat tyres (28mm).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on August 23, 2009, 11:28:30 pm
I've shown mine before too (and it's got new bars/stem, saddle and SPDs as well since), but here's my work hack:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/8bkp1d1qc48erwi/drossall_fixed.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Valiant on August 23, 2009, 11:52:31 pm
Really bad picture but here's Freyja

(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v216/70/103/511250628/n511250628_356805_2007.jpg)

She now have tribars for that really silly look :D ;D ::-)

I can't seem to find any decent photos :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jakob on August 24, 2009, 03:52:07 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2483009011_f348550b78_b.jpg)

The Goff'ner. 653 Reynolds frame, DA hubs with CXP30 rims, Sugino 75 crank, ring & BB and EAI superstars (15 & 18 for track and road respectively).
Nitto Bullhorns for the road and B123a's for the track.

This was built around having one bike and one bike only, but with all the mountains around here, a road bike is probably on the list for next season.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bobb on August 24, 2009, 10:05:31 am
Nobody has mentioned anything about chains  :P

My Woodrup:

(http://www.zaribor.com/raz/pics/woddy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: alan on August 24, 2009, 10:16:01 am
Nobody has mentioned anything about chains  :P

Perhaps we are becoming sensible & boring.
 :hand:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on August 24, 2009, 10:19:13 am
Raleigh commuter circa 2006:

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Raleighwinter2006.jpg)

Raleigh used a a 'cross' bike, again circa 2006:

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/RaleighSScrossbikeOct2006.jpg)

Merckx 1990 Super Corsa SLX in Feb 2009 before it was taken apart:

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/MerckxFeb09.jpg)

In order to build up the Cotic Roadrat:

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/CoticMar09.jpg)

Graham Weigh track bike pictures will follow if I can be bothered to take some.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 24, 2009, 10:26:48 am
Orbit S/S (It was a Fixed for one day, the day I took that photo)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Fixed1640.jpg?t=1248180458)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gordon taylor on August 24, 2009, 10:28:47 am
Woo Hoo! Gratuitous piccies of Gordy's four one-gear bikes! Forgive me for including two photos of each machine?

This is the "best" bike, a 2003 Longstaff custom built fixed wheel:
(I've fitted a nicer stem and bars since the photo was taken.)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/bluebike1.jpg)

This is the same bike (2005) , in its original colours:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/P4260365.jpg)

This is the "proper" tourer, a Surly CrossCheck:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1198.jpg)

The same bike, in action:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_0566.jpg)

This is the SS hack, originally a Ridgeback Meteor hybrid, but continually being changed.
(It now has swept back handlebars)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_2095.jpg)

The same bike, an action.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/finland.jpg)

And this, I think, is unique, a singlespeed, two wheel drive, 2007 Longstaff tricycle:
(It has nicer bars now.)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/trike.jpg)

And loaded up:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_2293.jpg)

(Apologies to everyone who just wanted clean, stripped down SS and fixed.  :-[)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on August 24, 2009, 10:31:48 am
(http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/feb/MartinNewstead-3.jpg) (http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/feb/MartinNewstead.htm#image_1)

La Chignole as it was then. Slightly different now though, different chainset, different decals and about to be retired.


NB It's for sale too, at least some of it is, all of it at the right price.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Blah on August 24, 2009, 12:04:00 pm
(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/tiFixer/3quarter_front.jpg)

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/tiFixer/side_bridge.jpg)

Custom XACD with matching forks. Proper winter weapon, those are 32's with deep drop dual pivot brakes.

NB: this one is for sale too. This is a fairly old picture and bars and stem have changed. I haven't gotten around to writing a for sale ad for it yet, but PM if you're interested /  for more details.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Luke on August 24, 2009, 06:14:24 pm
My do-everything pomp.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3273427273_9f7cb28403_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2432/3720666410_8f08fb2cdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on August 24, 2009, 09:12:38 pm
The Claud Butler, now converted to a SS and on permanent loan to my nephew:

                               (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3852779341_e7b2f5ec4c_b.jpg)

What I use to ride to work:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/3535623987_4ab221bb87_b.jpg)

Finally, recently set up for 1000 km:

                             (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/3853689634_38c2f66244_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rdaviesb on August 24, 2009, 11:50:20 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/3853689634_38c2f66244_b.jpg)

I wondered when that rather fine machine was going to appear. It's a stunner.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: токамак on August 25, 2009, 09:14:16 am
My Raleigh 653 - 1989 Team Replica. Readied for the grass track racing at Mildenhall this weekend, which is why the brakes and a few other bits have been removed.
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/RSU/24082009165.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on August 25, 2009, 05:35:04 pm
 :hand:  :hand: you may need tissues before looking at the following












NO not for that  ::-) To wipe away the blood that will stream for your eyes

(http://born2bike.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dsc00189.jpg?w=510&h=317)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on August 25, 2009, 05:40:18 pm
Jesus.

Make it stop, make the bad fixed gear go away.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on August 25, 2009, 05:50:58 pm
If you wake screaming tonight..........

you know why :demon:

No one is safe from Gay Bike!!


that's what some lads shouted at me a while back, once the wife found out the name has stuck :'(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on August 25, 2009, 06:44:49 pm
No self respecting gay man would ride something that tasteless.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on August 25, 2009, 07:16:04 pm
You wont be saying that when all of the Specialized themed bikes become items of great desire and their value sky rockets  :smug:



I'm not stocking up on them though............... bike values can go down hugely as well as up  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on August 25, 2009, 07:22:58 pm
(http://www.peeble.com/frankendale.jpg)

(http://www.peeble.com/himmler.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on August 25, 2009, 07:43:24 pm
My Raleigh 653 - 1989 Team Replica. Readied for the grass track racing at Mildenhall this weekend, which is why the brakes and a few other bits have been removed.
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/RSU/24082009165.jpg)

This is lovely.

Nice Orbit too, above.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Mike J on August 25, 2009, 07:48:26 pm
(http://www.peeble.com/frankendale.jpg)

I like the cannondale  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on August 25, 2009, 07:59:32 pm
I like the cannondale  :thumbsup:

Thanks.  Not sure about the SS?  Nor me.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 25, 2009, 08:42:47 pm
I like the cannondale  :thumbsup:

Thanks.  Not sure about the SS?  Nor me.

I was wondering

 ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on August 25, 2009, 10:06:25 pm
My Raleigh 653 - 1989 Team Replica. Readied for the grass track racing at Mildenhall this weekend, which is why the brakes and a few other bits have been removed.

I think  I would have left the pedals on though, it'll make your races much easier
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on August 25, 2009, 10:06:48 pm
Are those ownED in recent years allowed?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: токамак on August 26, 2009, 08:56:25 am
My Raleigh 653 - 1989 Team Replica. Readied for the grass track racing at Mildenhall this weekend, which is why the brakes and a few other bits have been removed.

I think  I would have left the pedals on though, it'll make your races much easier

 ::-)  ;) I normally have SPD's on this bike but I'll be using Look Delta type for the racing. I've not finished fettling yet!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: robbo6 on August 26, 2009, 09:03:18 am
My Woodrup, AKA "Chromey"
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/th_PICT0120-1.jpg) (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/PICT0120-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on August 26, 2009, 02:07:40 pm



(http://born2bike.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dsc00189.jpg?w=510&h=317)

It probably leaves more people "shaken" not "stirred".  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 26, 2009, 04:08:25 pm



(http://born2bike.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dsc00189.jpg?w=510&h=317)

It probably leaves more people "shaken" not "stirred".  ;D

It reminds me of confectionary.  If Willy Wonka made a bike.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on August 26, 2009, 07:21:56 pm
It is rather chavtastic  :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on August 30, 2009, 09:53:58 pm
My Langster on the way to the Axe Edge top in the Peak District. Stock bike except for a new wheelset (the rear is a couple of weeks old), my favourite saddle, a Flite Ti, and a USE seatpost (and a new transmission!). 72'' gear, to go pretty much anywhere and spin on the flat. Lovely, lovely frame, these Langster, and feather weight too.

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/ZeFrenchie/Cycling/CatFiddle2009_021.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on September 01, 2009, 02:53:24 pm
Thanks Frenchie  :thumbsup:

My Langster doesn't feel so lonely now
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on September 01, 2009, 03:27:47 pm
My Woodrup, AKA "Chromey"
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/th_PICT0120-1.jpg) (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/PICT0120-1.jpg)

*drooool*

I bought my Woodrup to fix, but it turned out to have an unseasonably early vertical dropout! :o :-[

Memo to self: Get another ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on September 01, 2009, 08:36:07 pm
Mrs Mikes pimpy langster:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/Lx3-1000425.jpg)

This is nice. Very, errr, racy!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on September 01, 2009, 08:41:49 pm
Blue:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Blue.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on September 02, 2009, 12:44:31 pm

Fixed:

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/SgtBikeo/vik.jpg)





SS:

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/SgtBikeo/ghg.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on September 02, 2009, 12:48:40 pm
They're awful, mate - really terrible.  Look, I'll tell you what I can do for you.  Just send 'em to me, then you'll be shot of a couple of rattly old boneshakers.  I guess I might get a few pence for the scrap iron or summat but I'll do it as a favour to you, like. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on September 02, 2009, 12:53:19 pm
They're all yours... if all your puns stop.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on September 02, 2009, 12:55:58 pm
Too high a price.  That's gone for a Burton! ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on September 02, 2009, 01:00:32 pm
 ;D
*croak*
He got me, pa. He got me real good.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on September 03, 2009, 12:48:29 pm
(http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/tempo/tempo7.jpg)

Out of focus but dressed for LEL:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/audax/lel2009/IMG_0177.JPG)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zzpza on September 05, 2009, 11:50:10 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2473/3688014807_e0d6773814.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3687500535_168817a34b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mecwales on September 07, 2009, 07:02:30 pm
My Bowery. A few bits changed from standard: ITM Black Stream forks, chopped 'n' flipped bars, Tiagra crank with Thorn chainring, and the Halo Twin Rail tyres. And of course the hundreds of stickers. Just needs a white saddle then I'll stop spending money on it until I can afford new wheels.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/bowery.jpg)

I love this! :thumbsup: Am planning on copying the idea for my uni hack - where did you get all the stickers from?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Aidan on September 07, 2009, 07:39:44 pm
Quote

I love this! :thumbsup: Am planning on copying the idea for my uni hack - where did you get all the stickers from?

Stickerbomb if I'm not mistook

Stickerbomb: Amazon.co.uk: Studio Rarekwai: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stickerbomb-Studio-Rarekwai/dp/1856695670)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on September 07, 2009, 07:57:35 pm
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/058-1.jpg)

Reminds me...those look like Smart Superflash lights...

I really wouldn't like to ride behind you (or next to you given how much it could blind motorists behind) with your lights angled like that.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on September 07, 2009, 08:57:07 pm
Quote

I love this! :thumbsup: Am planning on copying the idea for my uni hack - where did you get all the stickers from?

Stickerbomb if I'm not mistook

Stickerbomb: Amazon.co.uk: Studio Rarekwai: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stickerbomb-Studio-Rarekwai/dp/1856695670)

Yep, that's the chap. They're holding up well too, even in the rain. The only places I've had problems with peeling or rubbing off is on the right hand side of the top tube. That's where I rest my leg at lights. If I'd clearcoated it properly it wouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Maffie on September 07, 2009, 09:15:31 pm
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/058-1.jpg)

Reminds me...those look like Smart Superflash lights...

I really wouldn't like to ride behind you (or next to you given how much it could blind motorists behind) with your lights angled like that.

The seat stay lights won't bother anyone unless they are *right* on my back wheel. I couldn't angle them down on the stays, so I figured angling them up was the next best thing. You will notice they are set to point up quite high, which makes them visible but not to glarey from a bike length back, I guess slightly more for someone in a tall vehicle or standing up on the pedals and slightly less for someone in a car.

The one on the saddle bag is carried as a spare because it is glare city for anyone behind me - unless I'm in heavy rain on the A56, in which case the more lights the merrier.

The only people let down by the compromise are those in stationary traffic - but I think even the smarts can get a bit lost in the sea of brake lights whilst most drivers sit with their foot on the pedal.

It's either this, or revert to the previous no-saddle bag setup.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mecwales on September 07, 2009, 09:23:07 pm
Quote

I love this! :thumbsup: Am planning on copying the idea for my uni hack - where did you get all the stickers from?

Stickerbomb if I'm not mistook

Stickerbomb: Amazon.co.uk: Studio Rarekwai: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stickerbomb-Studio-Rarekwai/dp/1856695670)

Yep, that's the chap. They're holding up well too, even in the rain. The only places I've had problems with peeling or rubbing off is on the right hand side of the top tube. That's where I rest my leg at lights. If I'd clearcoated it properly it wouldn't be a problem.

Aha fantastic! Was one book enough to cover everything? I hadn't actually realised you'd used clearcoat - if you had problems, I'm guessing a couple of coats may be best?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on September 07, 2009, 09:29:52 pm
Had identity issues on the last post  :-[
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on September 07, 2009, 10:24:06 pm
Aha fantastic! Was one book enough to cover everything? I hadn't actually realised you'd used clearcoat - if you had problems, I'm guessing a couple of coats may be best?

Yes, one book was enough, with loads left for patching up. I just gave it one quick coat of clear. I should have stripped the bike right down and done it properly. When it's wet my leg rubbing on the top tube rubs the stickers off. Other than that it's all holding up well.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on September 07, 2009, 11:06:16 pm
Here are mine, a Custom Ron Cooper Audax bike, usually on 68" gear
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2186/1598326800_d926059e61.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/1598326800/in/set-72157602875086056/)

My Dads old 1969 Lambert Proffessional, used for TT's and occaisionally stripped for the track. on 72" gear at present. Turns out the frame might be a Holdsworth Typhoon from the fifties.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/1842316365_4a9eb391e1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/1842316365/in/set-72157602875086056/)


1960 Holdsworth Monsoon, salvaged from a skip and renovated, currentley on a 61" gear
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/1849638542_ca3a6d194d.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/1849638542/in/set-72157602875086056/)


70's Falcon, my first fixed bike, in bits at the moment for a respray.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2371/1842316391_e2623518b6.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/1842316391/in/set-72157602875086056/)


My Graham Weigh now taken over from the Lambert for TTs anything between 72" and 88" gear depending on time of year and course.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2689517295_74c0459f30.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/2689517295/in/set-72157602875086056/)

 My latest addition a Specialized Tri-Cross 71" fixed
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3208879317_66277ee629.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/3208879317/in/set-72157602875086056/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mecwales on September 12, 2009, 04:07:10 pm
I now have a copy of Kyuss' incredible bike - mine's not up to the same standard, mefinks, but I loves it I do!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3910387162_84dca2ce3f_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3909598073_d42fe3641d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on September 12, 2009, 04:32:37 pm
In the spirit of the Titanium thread, I thought it would be a nice idea to start a similar thread for fixed gear bikes.

Here is mine with a failed saddle bag experiment a saddle bag dressed for the Manchester 100. Now show us yours...

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/058-1.jpg)

I had a steel Fixed 'Pearson' twenty years ago; back then we (I say 'we' as I worked there for 15 years) used Dave Yates to build the steel Pearson range of frames. I rode it as a fixed for about 10 years, although I had it built as a normal geared bike frame with horizontal dropouts and gear lever bosses. For a few years I used it with gears as my tour bike before reverting back to a fixed for use as a 'work' bike.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2717278382_91e38dff03_o.jpg)

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2817796028_c6b2113f3e.jpg?v=0)
www.corridori.co.uk (http://www.corridori.co.uk/gbu0-display/Home_Page.html)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Palinurus on September 12, 2009, 05:12:56 pm
Another Singlecross. It was the only thing the LBS had that I thought would make a nice commuter.

When photographed it was about 63" SS but now it's 70" fixed. Happy with it so far. Still looks much the same as when photographed, I've upgraded the saddle and changed the carbon seatpost for an alloy one 'cos it kept slipping. Still haven't got around to finding some black cable ties.

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll155/Mister_Penguin/RIMG0002-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Si on September 18, 2009, 12:12:59 pm
My first fixed (built from spares and sticky tape):
(http://www.simonsplace.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/f1.jpg)

Current:
(http://www.simonsplace.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/fn2.jpg)

Old SS:
(http://www.simonsplace.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/ss.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on September 18, 2009, 12:25:32 pm


Current:
(http://www.simonsplace.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/fn2.jpg)


If Hell Boy (http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/toybox/images/2004/mar9/review_hellboy_9.jpg) had a bike, it would be that one.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on September 18, 2009, 12:32:27 pm
Fixed:

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/hetchins2.jpg)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/zepside2.jpg)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/winterpomp.jpg)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/evans.JPG)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/MC/mcside.jpg)
(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/bikes/trackbike.jpg)



(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/Tione.png)

SS:

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/brom.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on September 18, 2009, 12:58:14 pm

Stays' a bit slack

Fixed:

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/hetchins2.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on September 18, 2009, 02:10:09 pm

Stays' a bit slack

Fixed:

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/hetchins2.jpg)


MV's legendary torque up steep hills has simply compressed the rear end.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jaded on September 18, 2009, 02:26:27 pm
Aye, he's all torque, him.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Regulator on September 18, 2009, 03:44:13 pm
Aye, he's all torque, him.  ;D

They're far too clean to have actually been used...  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on September 19, 2009, 05:55:22 pm
Just joined the fixed club via my 15-year old Graham Weigh frame. Apparently, Terry Dolan built them at the time I bought it, and it's been my summer/racing bike, TT bike and winter bike over the years. The only real expense was the wheels (Open Pro on Goldtec) and a chainring from the 'bay - the rest from my parts box (cranks are the only original part!)
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/weigh_F.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Domestique on September 19, 2009, 06:04:51 pm
Here is mine. My old Record Sprint.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3292784218_38a893b344.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gene hunt on September 19, 2009, 06:21:50 pm
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/Bikes/DSCF6397dolan.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/Bikes/DSCF6391dolan.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on September 19, 2009, 07:10:04 pm
Gene,

Out of interest what headset issues?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gene hunt on September 19, 2009, 08:28:08 pm
Gene,

Out of interest what headset issues?

When I collected the bike new it had a tight spot in the headset, they replaced the headset and said it was ok but was the same, in the end after 4 pairs of forks, 2 headsets and 3 crown races they would not accept the fault was the frame so I gave up, switched all the parts back to the Dolan, not sure what I will do with the Soho yet.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mdizzle on September 20, 2009, 04:16:21 pm
(http://www.londonfgss.com/members691-albums796-picture4956.html)


Almost done, just need to grab a 36 hole rim, and build the rear wheel up with it's dura ace track hub.Ultegra front hub, dura ace rear ss at the moment.Ultegra brakes to 600 Levers, mavic bars ad stem, mavic cranks running on a zeus bb.Frame is a Duarte, colombus slx tubing, would like to find out more about the manufacturer, but no louck on the web yet.But it has Cinelli lugs, and is dated 1984.....rides like a dream
 
And learn how to post pictures....
http://static.londonfgss.com/memberpics691-albums796-picture4956.jpg (http://static.londonfgss.com/memberpics691-albums796-picture4956.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on September 21, 2009, 12:14:58 am
(http://www.londonfgss.com/members691-albums796-picture4956.html)


Almost done, just need to grab a 36 hole rim, and build the rear wheel up with it's dura ace track hub.Ultegra front hub, dura ace rear ss at the moment.Ultegra brakes to 600 Levers, mavic bars ad stem, mavic cranks running on a zeus bb.Frame is a Duarte, colombus slx tubing, would like to find out more about the manufacturer, but no louck on the web yet.But it has Cinelli lugs, and is dated 1984.....rides like a dream
 
And learn how to post pictures....
http://static.londonfgss.com/memberpics691-albums796-picture4956.jpg (http://static.londonfgss.com/memberpics691-albums796-picture4956.jpg)

(http://static.londonfgss.com/memberpics691-albums796-picture4956.jpg)

Put your image URL address as you have pasted above and place it between image tags like these but without the spaces
[i m g]  [/ i m g]

or click on the image icon in the row of BBC TAGS in the reply header when you post a thread.  :thumbsup:
PS Sweet bike  :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: alecstilleyedye on November 08, 2009, 10:54:01 pm
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/huw.ms/vintage_claud.JPG)
my most elegant looker, '62 claud butler (possibly olympic sprint) track bike. 531 plain gauge tubing with exquisite lug work. the wheels were built by reg harris' mechanic, and have the spokes soldered at the crossover for added rigidity.

the stronglight cranks are like cheese, and 2/3 chainring bolts popped out when i raced a clubmate up a small hill.

other than the pimpy brooks green saddle, tape and the computer, brake and bottlecage, the bike is in pretty original condition.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: anth on November 09, 2009, 03:18:33 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3334/3426686001_50aa126af1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Luke on November 09, 2009, 03:38:25 pm
Did you have any problems fitting the lever into the end of the bars?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: anth on November 09, 2009, 04:40:04 pm
Did you have any problems fitting the lever into the end of the bars?

none whatsoever on that bar (Nitto Moustache). The bullhorns before it (also Nitto) it was a bit of a fight.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on November 09, 2009, 04:53:41 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/4013989901_e0b35b230e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41067693@N08/4013989901/sizes/o/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: urban_biker on November 09, 2009, 05:13:35 pm
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/dcounsell/DSC00005.jpg)

My latest n+1. Arrived Saturday
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on November 09, 2009, 05:20:33 pm
Nice bike U_B

This probably means more YACF drool to mop up at the Condor showroom next weekend.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on November 10, 2009, 08:11:56 pm
Ill put up my bikes now then.
Main training bike, also commuter. Now got full mudguards on.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010424.jpg)
Thing i mess around on every so often
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010254.jpg)
TT bike. Got white bar tape on now and a black stem. Want to change it for a shiny silver quil stem though. 110 quill stem wanted if anyone has one.
48/13, gearing to 48/15 at the start of next year to see how i go then will probably go back to 48/13. 23:36 was the fastest time i put out last year over the club 10 course, which has a few little rises in to knock your speed down.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/Image062-1.jpg)
Track bike, geared in the mid 80's
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010036.jpg)
Im borrowing this bike.
Im tempted to turn my geared road bike into a track bike. It just gets used on the local track every so often(can hope to do the track league next year though), hardly any banking, but its not verticle drop outs so would have to find the magic gear maybe. The special hub route is too expensive
Also sort of looking for an old track bike to restore and get looking pretty for special days, but not sure if i can afford it at the moment. :-\
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 21, 2009, 10:10:35 pm
My latest n+1. Arrived Saturday

Very nice indeed, urban_biker  :)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Domestique on November 21, 2009, 11:34:53 pm
Quote
Want to change it for a shiny silver quil stem though. 110 quill stem wanted if anyone has one.

You might be interested in this then.
Byercycles (http://www.byercycles.co.uk/bikeprice%20%2001-%2001-%2008/21R1008.html)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on November 21, 2009, 11:42:49 pm
Shiney quill stem ? I have  110mm Cinelli XA spare. Some scratches though. PM me if you want to buy it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 22, 2009, 02:02:58 pm
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/dcounsell/DSC00005.jpg)

My latest n+1. Arrived Saturday
:thumbsup:  Condor envy  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: urban_biker on November 22, 2009, 02:22:24 pm
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/dcounsell/DSC00005.jpg)

My latest n+1. Arrived Saturday
:thumbsup:  Condor envy  ;D

They do know how to turn out a stunning looking bike. That saddle had to go though. Got a Brooks B17 on there now. I thought I could handle a road bike saddle but definitely not.

BTW - thanks to Mr Darling for picking up half the cost  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on January 01, 2010, 12:13:51 pm
Apologies for the unashamed bike pr0n on display here.

Shiny!
(http://www.peeble.com/s31.jpg)

Not too slack.  All the spokes are DT Revolution, a pig to build with.  32F/36R.
(http://www.peeble.com/s32.jpg)

50 years in the making
(http://www.peeble.com/s33.jpg)

Innuendo-laden name
(http://www.peeble.com/s38.jpg)

Looks as if I have Superman gearing, because it's all geared down from top
(http://www.peeble.com/s34.jpg)

Proper SA cable routing: NOS roller
(http://www.peeble.com/s35.jpg)

and NOS fulcrum clip.  The insert is a rare but far superior metal one.
(http://www.peeble.com/s36.jpg)

Special bar-end shifter.  1970s Benotto Cello-Tape.
(http://www.peeble.com/s37.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on January 01, 2010, 12:21:29 pm
That's a lovely bike, Roger.

What's the gearing in inches?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on January 01, 2010, 12:25:10 pm
48 x 15 gives about 85" on 23mm tyres.  The other gears are 75% and 62.5%, so that would be 64" and 53".

It really needs either a 52T chainring or a 14T sprocket for time trialling.  It will be left in direct drive for a TT, so there's no efficiency loss, but it makes getting to the start and warming up rather easier.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on January 01, 2010, 12:38:25 pm
53"  :o

I can't think of any hill around my way that that would help serve me.

I know, that you know some though.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on January 01, 2010, 01:12:35 pm
53" on fixed will get up just about anything.  I can climb a 1 in 6 using a 70" gear.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 01, 2010, 01:15:46 pm
53"  :o

I can't think of any hill around my way that that would help serve me.

I know, that you know some though.



I've done the Kidderminster Killer 200 on a  56 inch gear.  I had to walk Asterton Bank, but managed the rest.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on January 01, 2010, 01:31:50 pm
I'm just a grinder.
I haven't got your soup please.  :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 01, 2010, 02:09:56 pm
A few quick shots of my recently acquired Bob Jackson:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000579.jpg)

Pretty happy about how it was put together, although I remain deeply uncertain about the San Marco Concor.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000574.jpg)

Still need to fettle the rear guard a little after adding SKS quick release doofers:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000576.jpg)

Very pleased with the Nitto noodle (although if I'd done the bars myself I'd have positioned the levers a little further round the bend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000578.jpg)

The spacer from chainstay bridge to guard was too long to allow the wheel to come out without letting the tyre down - I've bodged something a little shorter.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000577.jpg)

Haven't been out on it much as yet, but it seems a really comfortable ride.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on January 01, 2010, 03:21:59 pm
What size frame is it, Pluck?  Looks quite big.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 01, 2010, 03:23:57 pm
23"
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 01, 2010, 03:28:22 pm
Deceptive, then.  I'd guessed at 24 or so.

Very nice BTW :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 01, 2010, 03:33:25 pm
Deceptive, then.  I'd guessed at 24 or so.

Very nice BTW :)
I thought that too. It looks bigger than my 23s. Apart from the position of the brake levers, I like the look of it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 01, 2010, 06:15:34 pm
That's a grand looking bike.  One I can really lust after.  I need to get mesen a Bob Jackson one day...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 01, 2010, 10:55:12 pm
Thanks all. I have Bikes for the NHS to thank for this one.

The bars need to be rotated forwards somewhat; moving the levers will have to wait until the tape wears out. I have only had a short ride on it but I was surprised at how compliant the ride is.

Nice to have something fairly traditional  :) I'm going to try to avoid cluttering this bike up too much but I'll be adding a bottle cage or two and of course a pump.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 01, 2010, 10:56:45 pm
Thanks all. I have Bikes for the NHS to thank for this one.

The bars need to be rotated forwards somewhat; moving the levers will have to wait until the tape wears out. I have only had a short ride on it but I was surprised at how compliant the ride is.

Nice to have something fairly traditional  :) I'm going to try to avoid cluttering this bike up too much but I'll be adding a bottle cage or two and of course a pump.



 :thumbsup: It's the traditional look that I like about it. It's sometimes possible to remove bar tape and refit it if you are careful.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: peliroja on January 01, 2010, 11:01:29 pm
Very nice, Pluck!  :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: thorny on January 02, 2010, 11:39:20 am
That's a v nice looking bike, great way to see in the new year. A Bob Jackson is on my wish list as well.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Giropaul on January 02, 2010, 01:37:19 pm
Deceptive, then.  I'd guessed at 24 or so.

Very nice BTW :)

Track bikes often look bigger because of a higher bracket height.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pippa on January 02, 2010, 01:39:21 pm
Lovely bike Plucky. I hope you have lots of fun on it.

Now when are we going to see it out on a ride?  :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 01:50:23 pm
I know the Vigorelli is billed as a track frame but I think the only track-like thing about the geometry is the marginally higher than usual BB height: there is a fair amount of room around the frame. Those tyres are 25s, and the only place where it is not terribly roomy is under the rear brake bridge.

Now when are we going to see it out on a ride?  :D

When:
1) weather warms up a little
2) I've taken it round Richmond Park a few times (in the dark) to see if I can get it up any hills.
3)   "      "      "     "        "              "    "   "      "         "   "     "     to see if I can get it down any hills.

It's been a while...

Also, on my first ride on it from the LBS to home, I noted that the chain slackened off a fair bit. I need to get the balance right between getting the nuts tight  enough to avoid that and being able to loosen the nuts with an easily carried spanner...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pingu on January 02, 2010, 02:34:56 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4207462140_94a45a543c.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4207462140_94a45a543c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 02, 2010, 02:41:29 pm
I need to get the balance right between getting the nuts tight  enough to avoid that and being able to loosen the nuts with an easily carried spanner...
Use the same spanner to fit the wheel in the workshop as you will use on the road.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 02, 2010, 02:51:23 pm
Pompino in the wild

Ace :)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 02:52:13 pm
Use the same spanner to fit the wheel in the workshop as you will use on the road

I agree this is sensible. After my ride during which the chain slackened, I loosened the nuts with my intended carry spanner (stubby ring spanner) and was just about able to do it and no more. Maybe when the nuts have bitten in to the track ends a little, the small spanner will be sufficient.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4207462140_94a45a543c.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4207462140_94a45a543c_b.jpg)

Insulated drinkies, I see!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 02, 2010, 02:56:14 pm
I use one of these
CYCLO Pro Series DUMBELL BONE SPANNER FOR SIZES 6-15 mm on eBay (end time  22-Jan-10 15:23:34 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CYCLO-Pro-Series-DUMBELL-BONE-SPANNER-FOR-SIZES-6-15-mm_W0QQitemZ370310638240QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20091224?IMSfp=TL0912242010001r30382) a Cyclo one Made in England. Been good enough so far and so retro.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 02, 2010, 03:01:11 pm
Also, on my first ride on it from the LBS to home, I noted that the chain slackened off a fair bit.


This is sometimes caused by a new chain and sprocket combo bedding in a bit.  Some chains sit slightly high on the teeth of some sprockets at very first.

OTOH some combos seem to not need a tweak for months after you first torque the track nuts down..
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 03:03:51 pm
I used to have one of those - metal was a bit soft, I seem to remember, but maybe that is a better one. I think mine was Imperial anyway.

I was hoping to be able to use this nice old one - a perfect fit despite it being, I assume, non-metric:

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18491.msg508767#msg508767 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18491.msg508767#msg508767)

This is sometimes caused by a new chain and sprocket combo bedding in a bit

Hope so. I've done the slacken chainring bolts thing as per the fixieFAQs to reduce the evident "high spot" to some degree.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 02, 2010, 03:08:54 pm
I used to have one of those - metal was a bit soft, I seem to remember, but maybe that is a better one. I think mine was Imperial anyway.

I was hoping to be able to use this nice old one - a perfect fit despite it being, I assume, non-metric:

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18491.msg508767#msg508767 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18491.msg508767#msg508767)

This is sometimes caused by a new chain and sprocket combo bedding in a bit

Hope so. I've done the slacken chainring bolts thing as per the fixieFAQs to reduce the evident "high spot" to some degree.
My spanner is a Cyclo one, Made in England. I have used softer ones in my time, but this one has been OK so far, as I say.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 02, 2010, 03:11:30 pm
I use one of these
CYCLO Pro Series DUMBELL BONE SPANNER FOR SIZES 6-15 mm on eBay (end time  22-Jan-10 15:23:34 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CYCLO-Pro-Series-DUMBELL-BONE-SPANNER-FOR-SIZES-6-15-mm_W0QQitemZ370310638240QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20091224?IMSfp=TL0912242010001r30382) a Cyclo one Made in England. Been good enough so far and so retro.

I've used those too.  They have a slight propensity to snap though, which is a tad inconvenient on the road.

I've got a Jethro Tule now and that's served me well.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on January 02, 2010, 03:13:43 pm
I use one of these
CYCLO Pro Series DUMBELL BONE SPANNER FOR SIZES 6-15 mm on eBay (end time  22-Jan-10 15:23:34 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CYCLO-Pro-Series-DUMBELL-BONE-SPANNER-FOR-SIZES-6-15-mm_W0QQitemZ370310638240QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20091224?IMSfp=TL0912242010001r30382) a Cyclo one Made in England. Been good enough so far and so retro.

I've used those too.  They have a slight propensity to snap though, which is a tad inconvenient on the road.

I've got a Jethro Tule now and that's served me well.
I doubt I'm strong enough to do that, wait, with all this iron pumping I'm doing....
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 02, 2010, 03:16:08 pm
:)

Thing is, when they (and it's happened a few times over the years) snapped they went without that much force being applied.  I dunno if the chroming makes them brittle...

but I agree that they're a versatile tool, and I still like them.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on January 02, 2010, 04:23:12 pm
23"

Are you sure?  The seat tube appears to be about the same size as the wheel diameter, and that would be 24.5".

In fact that frame is clearly too big for you and I think you need to let me look after it!  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on January 02, 2010, 04:46:59 pm
Stig.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/100_1554.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on January 02, 2010, 04:47:16 pm
That's a very tidy looking steed there, Pluck. :thumbsup:
With some good looking decals  - just goes to show that they can be made to look good, and not warrant instant removal.  ::-)


Haven't been out on it much as yet....
So..... what are you waiting for?
Summer?
 ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 07:52:24 pm
Are you sure?

Yes. Quite sure :) 23" from centre of BB to top of seat tube (and I'll be raising the saddle a bit when I get out for a spin.

In fact that frame is clearly too big for you and I think you need to let me look after it!  ;)

I think we could come to some arrangement whereby, in return, I take care of a thick wedge of your £20 notes.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on January 02, 2010, 09:15:44 pm
I think we could come to some arrangement whereby, in return, I take care of a thick wedge of your £20 notes.

It's an absolutely gorgeous frame and you shouldn't put thoughts like that into my head!   :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 09:59:25 pm
It is a long head tube in relation to the seat tube length but I think, as Giropaul mentioned, that this is due to the high bb.

It's an absolutely gorgeous frame and you shouldn't put thoughts like that into my head!   :)

It's a fairly low-key colour without lug lining etc so not very noticeable, but when you look at it closely it is quite nicely done in terms of tubing shapes, the way the seat stays meet the lug at the top... v pleased with it. Finish is good and defect-free, and seems pretty tough going by how the track ends are coping. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on January 02, 2010, 10:26:52 pm
Stig.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/100_1554.jpg)

Some say that his lighting rig will melt small children and that his panniers are held on with the force of willpower alone.  All we know is...

(nice bike, Fuzzy  :))
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on February 09, 2010, 06:39:25 pm
A few quick shots of my recently acquired Bob Jackson:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000579.jpg)

Pretty happy about how it was put together, although I remain deeply uncertain about the San Marco Concor.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000574.jpg)

Still need to fettle the rear guard a little after adding SKS quick release doofers:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000576.jpg)

Very pleased with the Nitto noodle (although if I'd done the bars myself I'd have positioned the levers a little further round the bend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000578.jpg)

The spacer from chainstay bridge to guard was too long to allow the wheel to come out without letting the tyre down - I've bodged something a little shorter.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000577.jpg)

Haven't been out on it much as yet, but it seems a really comfortable ride.

How are you finding it?  I'm not happy with my Ebay Pearson Touche - although it's a 60cm, the headtube is too short for my taste and it's effectively 58 size.

My finger is on the Bob Jackson trigger and getting twitchy..
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 09, 2010, 07:07:49 pm
I'm really enjoying it  :) One reason is the return-to-fixed aspect, another reason is that I just like how it looks, but the main reason (and one that I wasn't really expecting) is that I find it a really comfortable ride. Rode it home from shop > raised saddle by 1/2" > have never touched any of it since  :) This compares with my other two bikes, including my Van Nicholas Yukon, which had a bike shop's worth of different (Ahead) stems, seat up / down / forward / back ad infinitum. It just fits me. I'll qualify that by noting that I am yet to do any long rides on it, but I've commuted regularly on it since the New Year and it feels right.

Having had it 6 weeks or so now, I can find no fault with the frame itself in terms of finish, braze ons, how it all works.

The bonus is that it is a pretty light bike even with guards as shown (lighter than the - geared - titanium / carbon fork Van Nicholas in Audax mode, by my estimation anyway).

I'm also happy with my choice of components (Open Pro / System EX / Miche + TA cranks / chainring / R600 brakes / Nitto stem, seatpost and Noodle bars).

Destined to become a favourite. I have not ridden the other two since getting it, apart from when I want to park somewhere that I'd rather not risk leaving the Bob Jackson.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 10, 2010, 04:17:05 pm
My finger is on the Bob Jackson trigger and getting twitchy..

Has it twitched any further downwards yet?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on February 10, 2010, 05:59:11 pm
I used a Nitto Stem and Noodle bars on my British Eagle.  When the frame broke I Ebay'd the stem for a good price and used the bars on the Ribble.  Since then I have replaced the bars on my Thorn and my Condor with Nittos "Noodles".

I think they are supremely comfortable (and my hands are very fussy).

Lovely, elegant bike SP.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 10, 2010, 06:24:26 pm
Thanks LEE. I'll take some better photos at some stage (I think it looks better now that the bars are rotated downwards and the rear mudguard has been fettled slightly) that will hopefully reveal that the lines of the fork blades, stays and so forth are rather tastysome. The Noodle is very good - initially I was thinking of the Randonneur (the tops angle upwards slightly, giving a bit of a lateral splay to the drops, whereas the Noodle has tops that flare back towards the saddle) but on thinking about my usual hand position chose the Noodle. They do have a fairly deep drop, not something I normally like, but since the frame fits properly they work well.

Tewdric, if it influences your choice in any way, I think in general off-the-shelf Bob Jacksons are said to be relatively long in the top tube.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on February 10, 2010, 09:24:02 pm
Thanks LEE. I'll take some better photos at some stage (I think it looks better now that the bars are rotated downwards and the rear mudguard has been fettled slightly) that will hopefully reveal that the lines of the fork blades, stays and so forth are rather tastysome.

Looks rather handsome to me already!! :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on February 11, 2010, 05:56:33 pm
N+1, but not for long...

(http://www.reb.co.uk/pearson.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on February 12, 2010, 08:35:58 pm
There was a San Marco Concor on my Moulton when I bought it.  It has to be the most uncomfortable saddle I have ever perched upon.  It seemed to be stuffed with bricks and had the odd effect of trying to separate one's pelvic bones.  I thought it might be accursed in some way.   I tended to ride with my behind levitating above the saddle until I replaced it with a Selle Italia Turbo, as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 12, 2010, 08:46:58 pm
San Marco Concor

I rather like it so far  :) It's completely different from the other non-Brooks saddles that I've tried (and mostly rejected). I'd always thought I preferred a "flat topped" type of saddle but now I am starting to wonder...

Anyhoo I bought it off the forum partly for old times sake as I have used one in the past, and so far it seems to be a fine commuting perch.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on February 13, 2010, 06:12:41 pm
A few quick shots of my recently acquired Bob Jackson:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000579.jpg)

Pretty happy about how it was put together, although I remain deeply uncertain about the San Marco Concor.


Did you buy it new from Bob Jackson? Would you mind letting me know, offline (by PM?) if you prefer, the full setup, costs and times between order and delivery. It looks like a nice winter clubman bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: hulver on February 13, 2010, 06:16:39 pm
Finished building up my Langster.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4353480059_6671fd22c0.jpg) (http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/78317074@N00/4353480059/")

I've still got to get a seat post, so I've swapped the seat post from my geared bike over (same size post) which just happens to have my already broken in brooks on it. I've got a new one for this bike (honey, to matchish the frame) but I want to concentrate on learning to ride fixed, not breaking in a new saddle.

I'll take some better pictures when it's light.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on February 13, 2010, 06:56:00 pm
There's something about that chain...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on February 14, 2010, 05:58:18 pm
Went for a short ride today and took a couple of pics with camphone, so not the best quality but good enough to get the general idea...

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/40b29777.jpg)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/93a2441c.jpg)

I'm really loving this bike - it's very light and super-responsive, despite its fairly relaxed and comfortable geometry. It makes you want to go fast. Lots and lots of fun.

I was slightly concerned about the adequacy of my chain tension until I saw hulver's bike.   ;D

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on February 15, 2010, 09:40:09 am
I like the look of that Felt; seems a nice little fast package.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on February 15, 2010, 12:49:26 pm
It is fast, that's for sure. But I'm not really sure why. When I want it to accelerate, it just goes - I think this is down to stiff and lightweight skinny aluminium tubes, combined with the fact that it is now fixed.

I need the weather to improve so I can get the carbon bike out and see how the performance compares.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on February 15, 2010, 01:00:09 pm
Finished building up my Langster.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4353480059_6671fd22c0.jpg) (http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/78317074@N00/4353480059/")
There's something about that chain...

The Horror! :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on February 15, 2010, 01:02:00 pm
Not (yet) a forum member but this is my Nephews Specialized Langster, he had seen my twenty year old commute fixie (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4358496435_0f29e2eb02_o.jpg) and wanted a simple bike for winter training/commuting; thought some may like to see it as he has fitted full guards.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/4358474335_25f88f0a7e_o.jpg)

He had been using it in the spec' it came with originally with 'race blades', but wanted it even more weather proof as he does 2-3 hours after work training. So he replaced the forks and front brake to get the front guard on; he also upgraded the rear caliper, although not vital as the old rear would have worked.

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2817796028_c6b2113f3e.jpg?v=0)
www.corridori.co.uk (http://www.corridori.co.uk/gbu0-display/Touring_Tips.html)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on February 15, 2010, 07:35:03 pm

Finished building up my Langster.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4353480059_6671fd22c0.jpg) (http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/78317074@N00/4353480059/")


Swing low, sweet chain,
Try your best to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chain,
Try your best to carry me home.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on February 15, 2010, 08:06:38 pm
It is fast, that's for sure. But I'm not really sure why. When I want it to accelerate, it just goes - I think this is down to stiff and lightweight skinny aluminium tubes...

I would agree with that; it echoes my thoughts on my aluminium Langster: Not pretty, but so light, stiff enough, fast and comfortable.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: dave r on February 15, 2010, 10:22:16 pm
Nice selection of bikes lads, this is mine.

User Media - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting (http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=oyml0TwNKo97tUEpJ%2Fn8mg%3D%3D)

 There's already a picture of this in members bikes, picture taken when commuting on it. This picture taken on a club run.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nuovo_record on February 20, 2010, 10:02:09 pm
ok - to go with my holdsworth multispeed, i also now have at last finished my holdsworth single speed.
a 1975 super mistral, complete with a good amount of chrome

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l253/accent_01/bike/bike.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: anth on February 21, 2010, 06:05:35 pm
That Holdsworth is lovely!

The Peacemaker got one of its bi-annual stripdown and cleans today...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4376053836_3fc861584e.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4376057896_89ba9038bd.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4376059198_f24c0de93d.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on February 26, 2010, 06:35:52 pm
N+1, but not for long...

(http://www.reb.co.uk/pearson.jpg)



and here it is in Volio mode (guards not yet properly installed)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/pearson.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on February 26, 2010, 06:45:59 pm
Mmmm, tidy & stealthy.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on February 26, 2010, 10:26:02 pm
Mmmm, tidy & stealthy.  :thumbsup:

It is.  

If Dave Brailsford were to commission a bike for undulating 200Km randonees, this is probably what he'd come up with.  None of that Lotus carbon fibre nonsense.  This bike should climb like Chris Bonnington and keep your arse dry with it.

I would be completely distraught that it was too small for me, were it not for the TOP SECRET fixie project that will replace it.  Mal Volio has had a preview but is, of course, sworn to SECRECY.

All may be revealed on Dydd Gwyl Dewi...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on February 26, 2010, 10:57:07 pm
 Mal Volio has had a preview but is, of course, sworn to SECRECY.

I can only say that it's going to be rather fine :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on February 28, 2010, 03:34:49 pm
 Mal Volio has had a preview but is, of course, sworn to SECRECY.

I can only say that it's going to be rather fine :)

It certainly sounded like it's going to be rather tasty.  Looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on February 28, 2010, 03:48:24 pm
My Roadrat, just back from South Wales
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/4394555085_4ab84e7d15.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/4394555085/)

Handled a lightweight camping load really nicely: Super C saddlebag and tent on the back, sleeping bag on the front, Jandd frame bag in the middle.  Exactly the right bike for hooning down the Gospel Pass - the disc brake and fat tyres meant I could descend the skoggy lanes in confidence.

May also be a contender for the fugly bike thread, but I love it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2010, 04:32:22 pm
May also be a contender for the fugly bike thread, but I love it.

It's a workhorse rather than a svelte thoroughbred racer, but such steeds still have their charms.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2010, 06:04:49 pm
My bike is now Audax-ready, even if I am not...
[edit: now with pics taken on a proper camera in good light]

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/bike4-1.jpg)

Since the last pics I posted, I've fitted mudguards, Klickfix routesheet holder and of course...

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/brookscarradice.jpg)

Front light is currently a Cateye EL610 but there's also a SON-equipped front wheel and Solidlights 1203 to be pressed into service as required.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on February 28, 2010, 06:33:33 pm
Nice bodge on the mudguards. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on March 01, 2010, 10:06:37 am
My Roadrat, just back from South Wales

I only got  brief glimpse of that at the start, but it looked just the job for winter roads to me.

Rather nice :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 01, 2010, 10:07:59 am
Nice rack chris n. Put it in 'rate my rack'
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on March 01, 2010, 10:31:32 am
Tubus Vega on the back, Nitto M12 on the front.  Not quite the same finish, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 01, 2010, 07:53:59 pm
I have a Vega.  Can't really fault it - this is about HALF its rated carrying capacity:

(http://www.peeble.com/load1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 01, 2010, 08:39:08 pm
The Roadrat looks great, not fugly at all.

The Brooks on the Felt looks new, it doesn't have pronounced dimples like mine has, or do I just have a fat a***

As for the last picture, I guess there's kitchen sink somewhere in there. I thought I loaded mine, but I'd be scared to do that !!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on March 01, 2010, 09:22:01 pm
The Brooks on the Felt looks new

I suspect that's partly the poor picture quality and partly the fact that I retensioned it not long ago. It certainly doesn't look so shiny IRL.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on March 03, 2010, 07:00:26 pm
Nice bodge on the mudguards. :thumbsup:

Thanks. Here are some close-ups for detail... (you'll note I didn't bother cleaning it before fitting the mudguards)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/seatstay-bridge.jpg)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/p-clips.jpg)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/chainstay-bridge.jpg)

This one looks particularly horrific:  ;D
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/fork-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 03, 2010, 07:30:03 pm
On the Inbred, which has a wishbone rear end, I used Elite plastic strap-on bottle bosses at the base of the seat tube and on the wishbone.  I then cut pieces from square and round-section aluminium tube to drop the mudguards closer to the tyre.  Luckily there are rear mudguard eyes on the frame and the Kona P2 fork also has them.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on March 04, 2010, 02:47:35 pm
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx162/fidgetbuzz/Fixie001.jpg)
This is N+1. Rog trying to understand what this fixed thing is all about.
About 150 miles so far - and downhills over 40kph scare me witless - hoping that cadence eases off before I die.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 04, 2010, 06:38:13 pm
Try a more rearward position (shorter stem and more saddle setback).  The bike is much less likely to throw you over the bars and you can concentrate on twiddling.  MTBs make docile fixies because of the shallow head angle; the front wheel is much further in front.

I reckon I can wind up to 180rpm now - not all that impressive, I know, but 150rpm used to terrify me.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on March 04, 2010, 09:16:49 pm
Thx for comment - the bike was a cheapy off fleabay - and to get a shorter stem etc - I would really have to change forks et al. Already had to bodge to get bars up to a reasonable ride position.
Give me a bit of time to see what I make of this fixie business - then if I like it - I can spend £s altering the set up to make the whole experience better ( or even buy a new bike - set up for me!! - sshh - dont tell anyone)

So far so good and there is an East Anglian plan to get a couple of new fixie riders to do a 200 at the end of March - (and it isnt a pancake flat one either).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 05, 2010, 06:58:58 pm
N+1

The SECRET Fixie project is revealed...

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj3.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj4.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj5.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj6.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj7.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj8.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj9.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj10.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj1.jpg)

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 05, 2010, 07:10:00 pm
Ha!!! Ooooh lovely. I'm biased, but that is tasty  :) That Nitto stuff is nice to work with, isn't it?

I see your hub budget was larger than mine  :P Some day...

I have a box of Brooks bar tape to go on mine sometime - how do you find it?

Lovely bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on March 05, 2010, 07:22:53 pm
That is class  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on March 05, 2010, 07:36:16 pm
That is lovely.

One teensy weensy thing. Are you 20 feet tall?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 05, 2010, 07:47:37 pm
Only the presence of the Brooks prevented me from having a little 'happiness accident'.

Rather marvellous.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 05, 2010, 08:32:26 pm
Thanks all  ;D

It's a 23.5" Vigorelli frame made to look a lot bigger by the high bottom bracket height.  The top tube is the samelength as Pluck's 23" frame, so I gained a bit of handlebar height without becoming too stretched out.

Kit list:

Phil Wood hubs, Sapim Race spokes, Rigida Chrina Rims, 36 3x.

Panaracer Pasela 700x25c, SKS 'guards.

Sugino chainset, UN54 BB, Wipperman chain, Hubjub sprocket, Phil lockring. 

Shimano BR650 brakes and BL600 levers.

Nitto 65 seatpost, Pearl stem and 47cm Santana bars.  Brooks Swift Ti saddle and leather bar tape.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 05, 2010, 08:34:49 pm
Have you been out on it - fit you well?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 05, 2010, 09:02:05 pm
zOMG you must be 6'5" at least!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 05, 2010, 09:08:09 pm
Whats with that bar angle though ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 05, 2010, 09:10:56 pm
Whats with that bar angle though ?

Wide angle lens makes it look odd - the tops are flat, just how I like them!  The second to last piccie is a better representation.  <EDIT> changed the last one now it was annoying me! :-)

6'2" Rogerzilla - it's that high bottom bracket that makes it look HUUUUUUUUGE.

EDIT:  Actually the saddle may end up coming down a couple of cm once I've road tested it properly - I've erred on the side of big to avoid a little scratched band of seatpost.  You know how it is..
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on March 05, 2010, 09:15:13 pm
That is lovely.

One teensy weensy thing. Are you 20 feet tall?

My thoughts exactly. On both counts.

Gorgeous bike.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 05, 2010, 09:38:01 pm
 Tewdric that Bob Jackson is beautiful, a true beauty.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Climberruss on March 05, 2010, 10:03:25 pm
I have to say - a rather impressive looking machine!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on March 06, 2010, 09:36:08 am
That is mouth-wateringly lovely, I even don't mind the Brooks saddle on it! But I have to agree with MSeries, the upturned bars spoils it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 06, 2010, 09:36:43 am
That is mouth-wateringly lovely, I even don't mind the Brooks saddle on it! But I have to agree with MSeries, the upturned bars spoils it.
I never said that
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on March 06, 2010, 12:14:10 pm
OK, I agree with you about questioning the tilt, the opinion I came subsequently arrived it is purely my own!  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 06, 2010, 01:11:51 pm
That is mouth-wateringly lovely, I even don't mind the Brooks saddle on it! But I have to agree with MSeries, the upturned bars spoils it.

They're not upturned! :-)  It really is a trick of the photo angle and curve of the bars, honest guv.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 06, 2010, 01:15:01 pm
OK, I agree with you about questioning the tilt, the opinion I came subsequently arrived it is purely my own!  :)

;) 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 06, 2010, 01:52:54 pm
Ha!!! Ooooh lovely. I'm biased, but that is tasty  :) That Nitto stuff is nice to work with, isn't it?

I see your hub budget was larger than mine  :P Some day...

I have a box of Brooks bar tape to go on mine sometime - how do you find it?

Lovely bike.

The Nitto components are lovely for sure.  I will take great comfort riding along knowing my stem is approved for Keirin :^)

Brooks bar tape is OK to apply but you do need to get some stretch into it to make it neat.  It has double sided sticky tape on it that can pull the surface off the leather if you have two or three goes at sticking.  I used the lines of dots as a guide to gettig a  consistent overlap - in that respect it's easier than normal bar tape!  For wide (47cm) bars I used three dots as a guide on the drops and two dots on the tops to give a thicker overlap whe I use it most.  When you start fitting it you'll see what I mean!

It was my first time with he new type SKS mudguard fittings too - the stay end caps with the bit that wraps round the retaining bolt.  They give a nice finish but what a faff!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 06, 2010, 03:59:11 pm
The polar opposite to Tewdric's bike in terms of elegance, but since the Inbred has been cleaned for the first time in its life, here's how the mudguards are attached.

New Wipperman anti-rust chain and the longest layback seatpost available:

(http://www.peeble.com/in1.jpg)

This is an Elite strap-on bottle cage boss round the rear wishbone, with a piece of square-section aluminium to drop down and bolt onto the mudguard bridge.  The extra bit of metal sticking up is just there to prevent the plastic strap of the boss pinging out of its ratchet - it's normally held in place by a bottle cage, you see.

(http://www.peeble.com/in2.jpg)

As there's no chainstay bridge (track ends - don't need one) another Elite boss is strapped around the base of the seat tube.  This time I used a very long M5 bolt inside some tubular aluminium, with two penny washers around the mudguard to stop it cracking.

(http://www.peeble.com/in3.jpg)

The front fork has suspension-corrected geometry so there is a loooong drop to the tyre.  All that's needed here is some square-section aluminium.

(http://www.peeble.com/in4.jpg)

And this shot is just for Clarion, because of the head badge.  The BBB Headspace bell is quite neat.

(http://www.peeble.com/in5.jpg)

When the frame gets rusty and manky I'll have proper bottle bosses brazed on - probably one under the wishbone and one at the base of the seat tube.  I'll also have the f&f done in 2-pack tango orange  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 06, 2010, 04:18:12 pm

And this shot is just for Clarion, because of the head badge.  The BBB Headspace bell is quite neat.

(http://www.peeble.com/in5.jpg)



It's nice to know you care :-*

Interesting set up.  Top fettling :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 06, 2010, 04:20:58 pm
That's "interesting" as in "fugly", then?  :)

I don't actually like the colour much ("Sterling (sic) Moss Green"), but it's what On-One had in stock at the time.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 06, 2010, 04:22:24 pm
Nah.  I think it's ingenious.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 06, 2010, 04:28:38 pm
Very inventive  :) The only bit I don't understand:

Quote
As there's no chainstay bridge (track ends - don't need one)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 06, 2010, 04:44:14 pm
Chainstay bridges are for two unrelated reasons:

1) To stop the rear tyre getting jammed when you take the wheel out - important in a race when bikes all had forward facing horizontal dropouts;

2) To give you somewhere to clip on a mudguard.

As the Inbred has track ends and no mudguard provision (although it can take a 4-point rack!) it doesn't have the bridge.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 06, 2010, 06:09:10 pm
Nice bike, Rogerzilla. Is it a single speed or fixed?  Let us know how the "anti rust" chain gets on. I've not heard of one of those before now. That would make a change for the chain to outlast the frame !!
I actually like that colour. Makes it stand out. Not many green bikes about and when you think about it green should be the new black.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 06, 2010, 06:14:40 pm
It's fixed - Goldtec track hub and EAI sprocket, 38 x 14.  I've used these chains before and they can rust a little around the pins, but generally they hold up well.  They're very strong and also don't start to wear for a long time, but once they develop any measurable stretch, they're finished within weeks.  One might do 1000 miles' commuting compared to 500 miles for the KMC Z510 I've just taken off.  Very crude in appearance.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 07, 2010, 09:24:41 pm
Brooks bar tape is OK to apply but you do need to get some stretch into it to make it neat.  It has double sided sticky tape on it that can pull the surface off the leather if you have two or three goes at sticking.  I used the lines of dots as a guide to gettig a  consistent overlap - in that respect it's easier than normal bar tape!  For wide (47cm) bars I used three dots as a guide on the drops and two dots on the tops to give a thicker overlap whe I use it most.  When you start fitting it you'll see what I mean!

It was my first time with he new type SKS mudguard fittings too - the stay end caps with the bit that wraps round the retaining bolt.  They give a nice finish but what a faff!

Thanks for the info on the Brooks tape, I'll refer to that when the time comes - did you find that it came in a generous enough length? I like to put Spesh or similar padding underneath which adds a bit to the length required.

Those SKS fittings: yes, the first time was a faff but it gets easier once you know the order things need to go on. They do look neater once done.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 08, 2010, 09:36:06 am
Thanks for the info on the Brooks tape, I'll refer to that when the time comes - did you find that it came in a generous enough length? I like to put Spesh or similar padding underneath which adds a bit to the length required.

It should be long enough yes, I had plently of overlap to play with on very wide bars.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 08, 2010, 12:16:52 pm
I see you've gone for the secu-clips at the back too - works well
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on March 08, 2010, 01:52:32 pm
I see you've gone for the secu-clips at the back too - works well

I'm sick to death of the secu-clips solution to trackends on my Cotic. How I long for the forward facing dropouts on my old Raleigh! My rear 'guard stays are bent all shapes from dragging them in & out of the clips (mostly in the garage too, not many 'in anger' rear wheel punctures).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on March 09, 2010, 07:28:10 pm
The Inbred doesn't have secu-clips; there's just enough room to ease the wheel out.  I deliberately left a bit more clearance this time, because when you fit the guards really close they tend to chatter on the tyre when you hit a bump - and you can't use spiked tyres.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on March 09, 2010, 07:35:34 pm
Always seemed to me to be a lot easier just to leave an inch of stay spare.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on March 10, 2010, 07:55:29 am
Beau-ti-ful Tewdric, absolutely gorgeous, though I have to question the saddle!!  :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on March 10, 2010, 04:24:31 pm
I see you've gone for the secu-clips at the back too - works well

Yeah - I needed them on the front for safety as the mudguard eyes are close to the dropouts, so I thought I'd go for some at the rear too - it's too tight to get the wheel out with the 25c Paselas.  It's a bit kludgey but I gained some neatness points by direct-fitting the rear guard at the brake and chainstay bridges to balance it out!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 21, 2010, 05:11:05 pm
Bob Jackson, current configuration:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000671.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000665.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000678.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000677.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000674.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on March 21, 2010, 05:16:57 pm
Very nice - you say current configuration. Are you thinking of changing it somehow?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 21, 2010, 05:26:29 pm
It's had a few bits and bobs added since my last photos so I thought I'd record them for posterity. I'm very happy with it all now except I might get the rear rim laced onto another hub at some point.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gene hunt on March 21, 2010, 07:05:11 pm
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/konasingle001.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on March 21, 2010, 08:01:40 pm
Sergeant Pluck, that's lovely.  The Saddle bag looks just right and that handlebar wossname is fabulous.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 21, 2010, 09:13:10 pm
'sall right, I suppose... ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on March 22, 2010, 04:32:49 pm


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/Bob%20Jackson%20and%20Carradice/P1000674.jpg)



In the beginning was a world
Man said: Let there be more light
Electric scenes a maze of beams
Neon brights to light our boring nights   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on March 22, 2010, 04:39:07 pm
In the beginning was a world
Man said: Let there be more light
Electric scenes a maze of beams
Neon brights to light our boring nights   :thumbsup:

Indeed! Lovely bike SP - but I baggsy not be the one who follows your wheel on a night ride  8)

Edit: Of course - that could be the point. Wheelsucker counter measures. Neat  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moloko on March 22, 2010, 04:40:26 pm


Indeed! Lovely bike SP - but I baggsy not be the one who follows your wheel on a night ride  8)

Welders goggles are your friends.     ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 22, 2010, 09:15:15 pm
The RSP on the Bagman is angled down a good bit as it is brutal; the Smart on the stay is angled down very slightly and is the one I'd use on a group ride, in non-flashing mode.

Those reflective stripes on the bag are very effective indeed and are likely, given the forward-directed megawattage produced by the average yACFer, to be more noticeable from behind in a group than the Smart...


In the beginning was a world
Man said: Let there be more light
Electric scenes a maze of beams
Neon brights to light our boring nights   :thumbsup:

 :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 02:13:33 pm
First pics of my single speed. I converted my Peugeot a few weeks ago using my seven speed wheel and a sprocket from an old six speed cassetted. A homemade tensioner from a v brake donated by longers. Used the spacers from the six speed cassette and some other sprockets each side of the one in use to give some support to it. The freehub is a UG/HG one so I screwed an end sprocket on instead of a lockring thus eliminating the need for more spacers.

The tensioner is held on with part of an old axle and nuts from it ! At the other end of the tensioner is an old jockey wheel and a bolt and some nuts and spacers.

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/Single_speed_1.JPG)

It's very much a prototype to see if I get on with single speed, if I do I'll get some proper kit to tidy it all up. Only one photo so far as my cameras batteries went flat

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on March 27, 2010, 02:28:00 pm
Truly you can consider yourself a fettler. Good to see use of parts lying around and bodges. The frame looks in good nick. Next step is to fixed. Excellent, well done, need more pics so we can comment on chain tension etc. Although from that angle it does look a bit slack.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:12:00 pm
It will be slack as there is no tension in that tensioner, it's bolted straight through the gear hanger.

It's a magic gear in effect, you could just get rid of that tensioner and the set up would be the same, either way it's going to run slack when the chain stretches.

Looking at the drop outs I cant tell if they are vertical or semi-horizontal, if they are semi-horizontal you could get away with fixing it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:13:20 pm
vertical drop outs, else it would be another Fixed.

I did a 4 mile test ride a couple of weeks ago, it all worked but I am injured so it wasn't a very nice test. It was hard to tell what it felt like since my leg is sore and it was my first ride on a freewheel for three and a half months
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:16:05 pm
You still don't need that "tensioner" if you are running it as a magic gear - it doesn't even tension it just lengthens the chain run.

I would ditch it or put a short cage road mech on there.

Sorry to be an asshat but it just doesn't do anything as it is - it's redundant.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:19:06 pm
It allows the slack to be taken up as the chain stretches. Without it the chain would be far too slack. Can't remove another link and magic gear is unlikely to give me the gear I want (with the parts I have, this project has cost me nothing so far). I am more likely to refit the gears anyway and I nearly did today.

removing a link and adding a half link would mean it didn't have to do as much and I may do that if/when I get a new chain. I'm just fettling at the moment, seeing what can be done. I could have bought a sprung tensioner or as you say fitted a mech. I want to redeploy the mech I removed on another bike anyway. Loads of options and I have chosen this one.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:22:11 pm
"It allows the slack to be taken up as the chain stretches"

How is it going to do that? It's a fixed position jockey wheel that is non-adjustable.

It's still not a tensioner.

Give it maybe 500 miles and then you are going to drop the chain all the time because it will have stretched, so then you are back at square one.

Short cage road mech, any tatty old thing will do, simple.

If don't want to go that road you can shell out a few quid on a half link and still loose the "tensioner".

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:31:58 pm
I'll slacken the nut and push it down towards the chain and retighten it.

How is it not adjustable ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:32:38 pm
It's slightly eccentric is it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:33:38 pm
It's slightly eccentric is it?
what ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:36:28 pm
It's slightly eccentric is it?
what ?
Like an eccentric bottom bracket?

A thread within a thread, one off center so turning the outer moves the inner off line?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:37:01 pm
It's slightly eccentric is it?
what ?
Like an eccentric bottom bracket?

A thread within a thread, one off center so turning the outer thread moves the inner off line?

Is what eccentric ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:37:45 pm
No need to answer, it isn't.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:38:22 pm
It's slightly eccentric is it?
what ?
Like an eccentric bottom bracket?

A thread within a thread, one off center so turning the outer thread moves the inner off line?

Is what eccentric ?
The bolt that the jockey wheel sits on.

Is it eccentric to the bolt running through the gear hanger?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:39:03 pm
No need to answer, it isn't.
The what are you "adjusting"?

You mean you are bending the metal?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:43:06 pm
No need to answer, it isn't.
The what are you "adjusting"?

You mean you are bending the metal?
no, it's a V brake arm. one end is attached to the rear mech hanger the other has the jockey wheel attached. loosening the hanger end will allow it to pivot. Push it down and retighten.

What's wrong with that ? Genuine question, this is my first time with a SS like this.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:46:37 pm
Ahh.

Couldn't see the arm bit as it's completely in profile.

In that piccy it looks like a V brake boss bolted into another bolt running through the gear hanger.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:47:40 pm
I though, part way trhough our conversation that you'd misunderstood what you saw.

YouTube - DIY V-Brake Chain Tensioner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQr1rrcA90)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on March 27, 2010, 03:48:43 pm
Not so much misunderstood.

You just didn't show the part you were talking about.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:51:05 pm
It is in the picture of course and I can understand why you thought what you did from the angle. A side view would clarify things of course but as I said in the OP my batteries are flat. I did also mention the V brake there too.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on March 27, 2010, 03:55:37 pm
Couldn't see the arm bit as it's completely in profile.

In that piccy it looks like a V brake boss bolted into another bolt running through the gear hanger.

Ah. I wondered what you were on about until I read this. Looking at the picture again, I can see why you might make that mistake.

Not so much misunderstood.

Weeeeell... he did say in the original post what the set up was. It sometimes helps to read the words as well as look at the pictures... ;)

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 27, 2010, 03:57:56 pm
Here we are

BikeTrials and a Fistful of Blisters: DIY Roller Chain Tensioner (http://we.wildgeeks.org/2009/11/diy-chain-tensioner.html)

My version

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/single_speed_3.jpg)
(http://www.mseries.plus.com/single_speed_4.jpg)
(http://www.mseries.plus.com/single_speed_1.jpg)
(http://www.mseries.plus.com/single_speed_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on March 28, 2010, 10:59:30 pm
Good work Mr N  - that looks ace.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jellied on March 29, 2010, 11:04:14 am
Didn't realise there was a special topic for SS reader's bikes.

The Roat Rat after 2 months, so far so good but not as maintenance free as I'd hoped.

(http://www.ealingcycling.org.uk/SiteImages/PeoplePics/HPIM4708.JPG)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on March 29, 2010, 11:10:29 am
Good work Mr N  - that looks ace.

thanks, if it works and I get on with it, I'll get a new chain with a half link and shorten it. I'll remove the levers and possibly the front mech too. I may get a blank large 'chainring' to replace the outer 52. I may also find some more spacers and use a lockring instead of the screw on sprocket. I may also get a new sprocket particularly if I want to change the ratio.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on April 10, 2010, 10:08:15 pm
Here's my trusty wagon in its latest guise - sit-up-and-beg handlebars replaced with an old v light and rather narrow flat bar, rear brake reinstated and flowers coming out all around.(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/kona.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 10, 2010, 10:57:54 pm
Looks good (although I'd put drops on it)  :) Nice looking fork, that Kona Retro.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on April 11, 2010, 03:18:46 pm
rather narrow flat bar...

Fakenger!

Quote
...rear brake reinstated

Or maybe not.  ;)

Nice looking bike.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on April 11, 2010, 03:40:58 pm
My latest, a Decathlon SingleSpeed "b'Twin Vitamin"

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Vince_thumb480.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Vince.jpg)

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/VinceDrive_thumb480.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/VinceDrive.jpg)

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/VinceFront_thumb480.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/VinceFront.jpg)

Very orange, and I don't think I'm going to change a lot, since it only cost £70 in the first place!

The lights however are probably going in the bin, since they are pretty dreadful.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Regulator on April 12, 2010, 08:36:51 am
Didn't realise there was a special topic for SS reader's bikes.

The Roat Rat after 2 months, so far so good but not as maintenance free as I'd hoped.

(http://www.ealingcycling.org.uk/SiteImages/PeoplePics/HPIM4708.JPG)


Did you get the chicken to match the bike or vice versa?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on April 12, 2010, 10:47:52 am
(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj11.jpg)

The Bob J, now ridden in a bit and with a Barley fitted.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on April 13, 2010, 01:59:04 pm
Throwing caution to the wind, today is a no-mudguards day.  It's a little like having a no-knickers day in as much as it's exhilarating being just a little exposed back there.

Taken early this morning in the bike sheds - my customized F.W. Evans track iron, with Surly forks and Goldtec on Open Pro wheels.  None more black:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/7e870666.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on April 13, 2010, 07:55:51 pm
Ooooerrrrr Mrs!

Nice thing you have there Charlotte!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 13, 2010, 08:04:21 pm
There's a whole lot of headset spacer-ing going on.

 :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on April 13, 2010, 08:36:16 pm
What gear is that?

Have you been buying components from Teethgrinder?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on April 14, 2010, 12:02:34 am
48x17 Chris.  And yes, Zoiders, I have a very impressive stack  8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 11:24:09 am
Chain's a bit.. damn! No, it isn't :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on April 14, 2010, 11:50:21 am
Chain's a bit.. damn! No, it isn't :(

I think it might be though - just a little. Put a ruler against it on the screen - see? There's definitely a teensy weensy sag there...

* hides *
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trumpet on April 14, 2010, 08:38:36 pm
Dare I comment on the parking & the number of ( bike ) spaces taken up ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 14, 2010, 08:55:49 pm
No, I don't think you do dare.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on April 14, 2010, 08:57:59 pm
Dare I comment on the parking & the number of ( bike ) spaces taken up ?

I think that our dear lady Charlotte should be taken outside and flogged (for I know she appreciates this sort of thing). The flogging that she would enjoy would be her just reward for saving collegues from the carnage inflicted by the otherwise accesible wheel benders.

My thanks to Charlotte for her quick thinking and intelligent bike deployment :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 14, 2010, 11:10:31 pm
F.W. Evans

A very decent machine indeed, C.

Tempted to do the same with the mudguards.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on April 16, 2010, 07:33:56 pm
The Matt Chester all kitted out for the Elenith tomorrow :)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/mc2010_0.jpg)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/mc2010_2.jpg)


(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/mc2010_1.jpg)

(yes I do need to trim the mudguard stays ;) )
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on April 16, 2010, 07:42:12 pm
Now I definitely won't be able to keep up with you!   :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on April 16, 2010, 08:18:28 pm
Y'see - there it is, right there -> *points*

If I put Paselas on my Pompino it immediately looks like a Pee Wee Herman bike - but your MC just seems to soak it up and somehow still look cool  >:(.

S'not fair!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mr endon on April 17, 2010, 06:48:47 pm
Tell us about the light fittings adorning that Bagman.
Are they these Hebie ARC J82S SL Rack Fitting Light Bracket (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Hebie-Hebie-ARC-J82S-SL-Universal-Rack-Fitting-Light-Bracket-575.htm) ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on April 17, 2010, 06:58:12 pm
Ah, the old ESGE bracket by yet another name.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mr endon on April 17, 2010, 07:13:38 pm
Enlighten me, do. I can see how on of these might accommodate a light like this Busch & Muller Lumotec Cyo 60 LED Headlight (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Busch-and-Muller-Busch-and-Muller-Lumotec-Cyo+-60-LED-Headlight-with-Bracket-18717.htm) , but how in the blazes can it be mated with one of these Cateye TL-LD600 super bright 5 LED rear light (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Cateye-Cateye-TL-LD600-Super-Bright-5-LED-Rear-Light-25000mcd-1956.htm) ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 17, 2010, 07:23:25 pm
A big stack of washers under that bolt, then fit the same way as with a seat post?

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on April 17, 2010, 10:03:05 pm
Just bolt the plastic bracket that the lamp slots into, onto the aluminium ESGE bracket, perhaps with a different bolt
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on April 18, 2010, 11:43:57 am
It uses the standard bolt it comes with.  One hole in the bracket is threaded, and that limits the options, but the other isn't, allowing the bolt to go all the way in and - as Mr N says - bolt the plastic clip thing that you get with Cateyes directly to the bracket. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 18, 2010, 02:23:56 pm
My new mountain bike - a single speed, rigid forked, drop-barred On One Inbred 29er - on it's maiden voyage.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4531177088_16da2119e8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/4531177088/)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4531178422_442e6029b1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/4531178422/)

 8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: folkdevil on April 18, 2010, 03:22:33 pm
Hey that's lovely Chris, me likey lots. Did you build it yourself or did it come like that?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 18, 2010, 05:01:18 pm
All my own work. :thumbsup:

Bought the frame and forks from On-One a couple of months ago (I think they ballsed up the pricing on their frames and I got it for £110).  Been slowly getting the bits sorted and finally finished building the wheels and got it all together last week.  Most of the parts are new, but the bars, stem, levers, seatpost, cranks, BB and pedals were in the shed.

It's really good fun to ride.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 18, 2010, 05:05:19 pm
Is that a track end with a hanger beneath it?

I haven't seen that on another bike apart from my fixed.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on April 18, 2010, 05:16:10 pm
Ahem.  The 26" version has it too.

(http://www.peeble.com/inbred1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 18, 2010, 05:24:16 pm
If Charley wasn't in his 80s and retired I would advise him to sue their ass.

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/Zoiders/LynxFixie001.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 18, 2010, 05:41:22 pm
It's standard on On-One's slot dropout frames (Inbred and Scandal, 26 and 29er).  I think they've been selling them for a few years like that.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 18, 2010, 05:47:06 pm
IIRC they started off with eccentric BBs once upon a time with the Gimp then they went to sliding drop out frames until the last year or so when they have gone to simple cheap plate track end with the deraileur hanger beneath it.

My frame is from the early 80s and a hand build so On-One have probably picked up the idea from some classic builder or other.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 18, 2010, 09:11:47 pm
single speed, rigid forked, drop-barred On One Inbred 29er

Interesting bike! What gear is that you have on it? And are those brake force modulators in the cables?

I couldn't see me ever getting on with those midge bars - although I s'pose they look as if they'd be comfortable on the hoods.  
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 18, 2010, 09:35:57 pm
32T front, 18T rear - about 52".  A lot lower than I'm used to on road, but ok off road.

They're in-line adjusters in the cables (designed for gear cables, but work just fine for brakes) - no barrel adjuster on the brakes or levers, y'see.

The primary riding position of the midge bars is on the drops - to me, it's a very natural, comfortable angle for my hands.  Easy to get a single finger onto the brakes too.  The hoods are a bit far away, but are ok for out of the saddle climbing or stretching out and it's nice to get onto the tops of the bars for another change of position.

Interesting article on Midge bar setup (for off road use) here: 63xc.com--Reviews | Midge Bar (http://www.63xc.com/mattc/midge.htm)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on April 18, 2010, 10:58:57 pm
All my own work. :thumbsup:

Lovely!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 19, 2010, 03:17:49 pm
no barrel adjuster on the brakes or levers

Ah, I see. Interesting article that - it has encouraged me to open my mind to trying a pair out at some point.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on April 19, 2010, 05:26:57 pm
The TT bike. I think ill put a picture up of it now.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1564.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1590.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1596.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1588.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1585.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1568.jpg)
I love this bike, id have it hanging on my wall if i could. I just need to get a quill stem for it, i think that would really suit it.
My plan this year is to keep my normal bike heavy-ish and use this bike for a good thrash on doing the TTs. Have to see how that goes though, might take most things off my normal bike again.
Ill put some pictures up of that when i get chance to take some, its changed alot.


(pictures with that back ground as an experiment for a photography project. It sort of worked but not how i planned)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on April 19, 2010, 06:33:46 pm
Nice TT bike!!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on April 20, 2010, 12:36:05 am
1gear, that is beautiful!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on April 20, 2010, 06:03:15 pm
Heres my all round bike. I train on it, commute on it and use it for going to the shop. Gets loaded up when i go to work then straight over to my girlfriends and its great. Thinking about leaving the mudguards on all year around this year, but not sure, might take them off.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010815.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010811.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1607.jpg)

This is how it used to look not long after it was first built i think:
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/Image074_1.jpg)
Then with its brooks saddle.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010424.jpg)


Also being lent a track bike on long time loan:
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/P1010036.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on April 20, 2010, 06:28:12 pm
Heres my all round bike.

Nice bike.  Another Pearson Touche/Dolan clone frame, and none the worse for that :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on April 20, 2010, 07:04:49 pm
I think 1gear works at Mountain & Moor in Nottingham.

Or the camping shop across the road next to weatherspoons.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on April 20, 2010, 07:44:59 pm
I think 1gear works at Mountain & Moor in Nottingham.

Or the camping shop across the road next to weatherspoons.

Wrong. I was out today taking pictures for my photography exam tomorrow. Its on bike racks would you believe.
 
Heres my all round bike.

Nice bike.  Another Pearson Touche/Dolan clone frame, and none the worse for that :)
It is. Its a nice frame, as you can see the paint has taken knocks in a few places, theres chips in a few places and a bit bit of paint came off the drop out. They are nice frames though and not too heavy, well it didnt used to be anyway.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on April 20, 2010, 07:46:39 pm
The TT bike. I think ill put a picture up of it now.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj162/joejoe11/DSCF1564.jpg)
I love this bike, id have it hanging on my wall if i could. I just need to get a quill stem for it, i think that would really suit it.
My plan this year is to keep my normal bike heavy-ish and use this bike for a good thrash on doing the TTs. Have to see how that goes though, might take most things off my normal bike again.
Ill put some pictures up of that when i get chance to take some, its changed alot.


(pictures with that back ground as an experiment for a photography project. It sort of worked but not how i planned)

(http://www.cycle1st.co.uk/guides/greglemond.gif)

You just need the kit now...

All class machines there, lovely.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on April 20, 2010, 08:10:19 pm
The bike was planned on one of Chris Boardmans. The person i got it off gave me all the stuff for it, which included the plans for it. Measurements were taken from a picture of a bike Chris Boardman was riding, with all the angles for everything put on aswell. Quite interesting.
Ive got a White and blue skin suit(it was free, would of liked a black and white one but never mind), white and black over shoes and a blacky grey aero type helmet.
It drew alot of attention when i took it to the first club TT and when i take it to TTs some people also go to look at it, looks jolly nice in the flesh.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on May 04, 2010, 09:11:44 am
Phil's Atom:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Fettling/d36d0210.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Fettling/8c92146b.jpg)

Julian's Pompino:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Fettling/94c32fd9.jpg)

After removal of rear brake, SON and rack, my Winter Weapon in summer fettle:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Fettling/e82fda20.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 04, 2010, 09:15:35 am
Makes you wanna get out & ride!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on May 04, 2010, 09:16:10 am
Heh

I'm pleased to see that Atom frame being used.  It sat in my garage for years- I think I only rode it twice.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on May 04, 2010, 10:42:37 am
Heh

I'm pleased to see that Atom frame being used.  It sat in my garage for years- I think I only rode it twice.

Here it is again, on the yACF FYBO camping trip in January:-

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HNgR4FFUbuM/S1Q9Uejc36I/AAAAAAAAAn0/x9GkojYBdW8/s400/p1000477.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 04, 2010, 10:49:27 am
I can report that, despite the rain and floods, Phil rode the Atom with glee.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on May 05, 2010, 07:23:38 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/1571101086_a47a240e22.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 05, 2010, 09:20:37 am
I suspect that as soon as Superstoker sees this picture, he will be putting much effort into growing to fit it, and hten persuading you to part with it... ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on May 07, 2010, 03:31:27 pm
Zeppelin in audax mode, just before the Buckingham Blinder 400 a couple of weeks ago

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/zepdax.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kevinp on May 07, 2010, 08:56:21 pm
Sorry to lower the quality of the bikes, but here is mine. First time out on it tonight 48/16 single speed until I can get another sprocket.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/kenderworld/Bikes/DSCF0806copy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/kenderworld/Bikes/DSCF0808copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 07, 2010, 09:20:04 pm
Interesting spanner solution  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on May 07, 2010, 09:25:21 pm
48 x 16?  Headbangin'

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on May 07, 2010, 09:29:48 pm
48 x 16?  Headbangin'

(grass) track racing...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kevinp on May 08, 2010, 07:49:02 am
I thought I better take a spanner with me just in case :)

Would you consider 48x16 too high for normal use then ? as the 16 freewheel was all I had what do you recommend I should have on the rear.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on May 08, 2010, 02:09:38 pm
Would you consider 48x16 too high for normal use then ? as the 16 freewheel was all I had what do you recommend I should have on the rear.

Do you live in Norfolk? Are you Jan Ullrich? If the answer to both questions is no, then possibly it is a little on the high side.

Well, it would be for me, anyway. I make that about 80", so I would swap the sprocket for an 18 to give a ~71" gear. A slightly smaller chainring would also give you more options to fine-tune your gearing.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kevinp on May 08, 2010, 02:28:12 pm
Thanks for that, I have been trying out the calculator on Sheldon's site and noticed it said 80" I will look out for an 18 tooth one.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on May 08, 2010, 02:42:39 pm
Worth canvassing a range of views on gear sizing - others know much more about this subject than me...

I ride a 69" gear, which as someone who's still fairly new to fixed, I find quite manageable, though it is slightly low for long descents.

This is a good tool for helping you choose your ring/sprocket combination, as it also shows equivalent gears (ie how to get the same gear inches with different chainring & sprocket combinations):
Rabbit, a singlespeed and fixed-gear cycling calculator (http://software.bareknucklebrigade.com/rabbit.applet.html)

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on May 08, 2010, 02:49:15 pm
Thanks for that, I have been trying out the calculator on Sheldon's site and noticed it said 80" I will look out for an 18 tooth one.
48 x 18 is typical for 700c wheels.  42 x 16 is the same thing, although a bit lighter and (on the flipside) less smooth to ride.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on May 08, 2010, 02:56:00 pm
I ride 46*19.  64.5"?  On the low side  I know, but can still be a struggle into the teeth of an Outer Hebrides breeze
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on May 08, 2010, 07:48:20 pm
A 70'' is more typical for an all-rounder. I tend to ride 72'' (nominal) and a bit higher on the flat of when I race (typically 81'' - 84'' for racing).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on May 08, 2010, 07:51:27 pm
67 is the traditional all-rounder summer gear.  64 for the winter.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on May 08, 2010, 08:04:33 pm
The formula is 110" minus age in years. Well, it is for me for getting up the hill home. One of the reasons I quit fixed!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on May 08, 2010, 09:00:52 pm
The formula is 110" minus age in years.

Hell YES!

Currently, that makes me 39 years old  :D.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on May 09, 2010, 12:44:42 am
67 is the traditional all-rounder summer gear.  64 for the winter.
That's what I'd have said - it's what club riders always did AIUI. 72" was for early season races. People have gone well under the hour on that (= well over 25mph for a 25 mile race).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on May 09, 2010, 01:02:05 am
64.8" fixed riding at 15-20mph is revving at about 75 - 100 rpm. Together with stop/start around town and the ease of getting a lower gear going from a standing start the gear suits me fine.

If I rode in a group more often at a higher pace then high 60's would be a gear of choice.

Going back to 1981, I did a sub 58 min,  25 mile tt on 81" fixed. I like to pedal not push.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kevinp on May 09, 2010, 08:13:38 am
Thanks for all the advice everyone 

Roger I think it was you that posted about changing the rim position on the rear wheel so that it moves the sprocket over in line with the main ring, if it was you have you a link for that. I have read it but for the hell of me I can not find it again.

Thanks
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on May 09, 2010, 08:53:31 am
Changing the rim position shouldn't directly affect the sprocket. You could move spacers on the axle between left and right to improve alignment. Then you might have to adjust the dishing on the wheel to put the rim back in the centre.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on May 09, 2010, 09:00:21 am
Thanks for all the advice everyone 

Roger I think it was you that posted about changing the rim position on the rear wheel so that it moves the sprocket over in line with the main ring, if it was you have you a link for that. I have read it but for the hell of me I can not find it again.

Thanks
I said it, well I didn't, I said what driossal said. Not much more to be said. You may not have enough spacers to make the adjustment you need though

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2010, 09:26:06 pm
64.8" fixed riding at 15-20mph is revving at about 75 - 100 rpm. Together with stop/start around town and the ease of getting a lower gear going from a standing start the gear suits me fine.

If I rode in a group more often at a higher pace then high 60's would be a gear of choice.

Going back to 1981, I did a sub 58 min,  25 mile tt on 81" fixed. I like to pedal not push.


That made me smile - the old man always told me you pedal a bike, you don't push it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2010, 09:34:15 pm
My Dave Yates, for once without all the luggage and wotnot on it.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1314/4592568929_5a3696f25d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on May 09, 2010, 10:38:59 pm
That's lovely Deano.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 10:40:51 pm
Radical saddle angle, but a very nice bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2010, 10:45:03 pm
I have considered the saddle angle, but if I have it flat, I'm slipping forwards all the time, so I choose comfort over aesthetics.

I adore it - it's the best bike I've ever owned.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 09, 2010, 10:49:09 pm
Whatever works for you. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 09, 2010, 10:49:45 pm
Good bike Deano  :)

I have my 2 Brooks at roughly the same angle. It's odd - when looking at the bike, it looks as if it just couldn't be comfortable, but when riding it feels right, and as you say a level Brooks just puts too much weight on my hands.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on May 09, 2010, 10:51:58 pm
My saddles are tilted up too and you never hear me complaining about sore hands and arms.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on May 09, 2010, 11:09:56 pm
My Dave Yates, for once without all the luggage and wotnot on it.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1314/4592568929_5a3696f25d_b.jpg)


That is very nice. I know what you (and others) mean about the saddle - all of mine are nose up, though not quite as much as yours.

On the other hand, I tend to have my bars flatter along to tops than yours.

But all told, this is a grand-looking bike, Deano. Nice work.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jacomus on May 10, 2010, 11:09:07 am
Brooks often look ridiculously nose up, it is just something about their construction IMO. I would never have one of my non-brooks saddles at anything like the apparent angle my Brooks sits at.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on May 10, 2010, 11:13:59 am
Nice bike Deano.

<numpty_question>
Why is your seatpost bent?
</numpty_question>
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 10, 2010, 07:08:43 pm
The seatpost is bent to give a bit more saddle layback.

Brooks often look ridiculously nose up, it is just something about their construction IMO. I would never have one of my non-brooks saddles at anything like the apparent angle my Brooks sits at.

I'd agree with that.  Apart from my two B17s, I've always set my saddles level. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on May 10, 2010, 07:12:43 pm
Brooks often look ridiculously nose up, it is just something about their construction IMO. I would never have one of my non-brooks saddles at anything like the apparent angle my Brooks sits at.

Well my Brooks was set flat but it felt like I was leaning forwards so I've just given it a more nose up slant. I'll let you know tomorrow if it works out.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on May 10, 2010, 09:42:29 pm
Mine are flat.  You don't slide forwards once they're broken in and have the dimples.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on May 10, 2010, 10:30:13 pm
Lovely bike Deano; beautiful tone of red too, which works well with the black. Bon, I must admit I am no fan of Brooks though... but lovely bike nonetheless.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 11, 2010, 11:07:36 pm
I agree: I do think the black and red complement one another.  When I replace the rims, I may go for silver, but I fear that'll be a bit too flashy.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on May 11, 2010, 11:15:05 pm
I agree: I do think the black and red complement one another.  When I replace the rims, I may go for silver, but I fear that'll be a bit too flashy.

Stick to black I'd say. In fact I'd have gone for black mudguards and even seat post!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on May 11, 2010, 11:17:41 pm
No no no no.Silver rims are best, delightfully retro. I regret getting black rims for my Merckx but ceramic ones are like that.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 11, 2010, 11:19:55 pm
I'm trying to strike a balance between black and red and silver.  I definitely draw the line at black spokes!

I think silver rims may work, with the black hubs.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on May 11, 2010, 11:21:45 pm
black spokes are IMO not nice. Silver spokes with black hubs look silly as you get little silver dots on the black flanges. Tarty.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on May 11, 2010, 11:24:28 pm
I quite like the effect of silver spokes with black hubs - but there you go.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on May 12, 2010, 08:48:08 am
I'm trying to strike a balance between black and red and silver.  I definitely draw the line at black spokes!

Deemed to be more fragile too.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on May 15, 2010, 11:25:43 am
Brooks often look ridiculously nose up, it is just something about their construction IMO. I would never have one of my non-brooks saddles at anything like the apparent angle my Brooks sits at.

Well my Brooks was set flat but it felt like I was leaning forwards so I've just given it a more nose up slant. I'll let you know tomorrow if it works out.

Bit later than 'tomorrow' but results are great! First few miles were "glad we decided not to have any more children" :D so I eased the nose down a little. Felt a bit odd but I'd forgotten by the end of the ride. Now it's just perfect. :thumbsup:

Thanks
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on May 15, 2010, 08:08:22 pm
My latest.

Running as a spinny ss mostly ( using a White Industries freewheel which is great & loud ) and love it but the steep hills are a swine compared to fixed  :o


(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/flyer2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on May 15, 2010, 09:19:34 pm
My latest.

Running as a spinny ss mostly ( using a White Industries freewheel which is great & loud ) and love it but the steep hills are a swine compared to fixed  :o


(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/flyer2010.jpg)

 :o :o :o :o
Thats lovely
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on May 15, 2010, 09:37:27 pm
Very nice indeed, bumper. Straight forks never look quite right to me somehow, but that's still a fine looking machine.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bumper on May 21, 2010, 08:05:51 am
Thanks  :thumbsup:
Love the bike, much smoother than the Langster.

Would look better with a curved fork being as it's a retro style frame but can't complain for the money.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on May 24, 2010, 09:30:52 pm
 I have a new [second hand] carbon fibre disc wheel  :D

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4636847492_36d16fb833.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4636847492/)

 Hopefully it will make me a bit faster but I think more weight loss still to go is the key.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on May 29, 2010, 09:31:37 am
Here's my new commuter, a bike that qualifies as folding hence gets around NXEA's peak time restrictions on bikes on trains.

It's a Dahon Cadenza Solo to which I've added mudguards and a rack.

(http://www.oakden.eclipse.co.uk/mark/bike/yacf/pics/dahon1.jpg)


Running 44x16 fixed on 26x1.25 (67.3" gear).

The bike is about 60 miles old now, and rides very nicely.  I've done one local pub run for a try-out and shakedown and
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gordon taylor on May 29, 2010, 10:40:41 am
Does that fold? Would you mind posting a photo of it folded?

Nice Bike!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on May 29, 2010, 10:51:16 am
It's very much a prototype to see if I get on with single speed, if I do I'll get some proper kit to tidy it all up.

It seems to be working well so far and I am getting used to the smaller gear. I may raise it a bit if I can be arsed. I think I will get some proper parts when I can afford them, at least a half link to shorted the chain and some shorter chainring bolts so I can remove the 52 and remove the front mech and levers.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on May 29, 2010, 09:20:16 pm
Does that fold? Would you mind posting a photo of it folded?

Nice Bike!

I meant to add to the post that I would put a folded pic up once i got chance.

It folds, but basically just in half, so not small (can't expect much better with 26" wheels anyway).

I will update hopefully this weekend.

Part of me, evilly, wanted to post my initial picture as the folded version  :demon:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on May 31, 2010, 07:29:49 am
Part of me, evilly, wanted to post my initial picture as the folded version  :demon:
In the "dead BSO" thread for added comedy value!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 09:13:18 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0173.jpg)

to

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P1000804.jpg)

More photos (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17.msg637429#msg637429)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on June 04, 2010, 09:31:12 pm
Nice.  That's some fork offset.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 04, 2010, 09:31:35 pm
I do rather like that  :)

The Swallow or whatever it is suits it better IMO, but presumably it is past its prime.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 04, 2010, 09:42:47 pm
The previous saddle was a Lepper.  The new one is one I got in a swapsie with Wow, for something that suited his bike rather better.  I only know two thing about Brooks: They aren't comfortable, and anything else looks wrong on a sixty year old bike ;D

It's meant to be styled like a Scorcher from rather earlier, but it's what it is :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on June 05, 2010, 11:04:46 am
(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/Mal_on_LP_BandW_small.jpg) (http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/Mal_on_LP_BandW.jpg)

Exit Stage Left took this on the Bryan Chapman 600 a couple of weeks ago - it's a still from his video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxHWajFKfRU).  I've just monochromed it :)

Click pic for bigger

Taken on the descent of the Llanberis Pass.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2010, 11:09:19 am
Nice.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 08, 2010, 09:59:58 pm
Part of me, evilly, wanted to post my initial picture as the folded version  :demon:
In the "dead BSO" thread for added comedy value!

Here's mine from upthread (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg632528#msg632528) in dead BSOfolded mode.

(http://www.oakden.eclipse.co.uk/mark/bike/yacf/pics/dahon2.jpg)


(http://www.oakden.eclipse.co.uk/mark/bike/yacf/pics/dahon3.jpg)

If you want to reduce the width, you can, by undoing one bolt, pop the stem and bars off and tuck the in between the wheels (I never bother with that):-

(http://www.oakden.eclipse.co.uk/mark/bike/yacf/pics/dahon4.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on June 08, 2010, 10:13:42 pm
Thanks oaky
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on June 08, 2010, 11:28:20 pm
Hmm, I think I need to get me one of those. Looks a bit more suitable for fast-ish long-ish rides than the Brompton.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: spesh on June 08, 2010, 11:31:53 pm
Nice.  That's some fork offset. Fork's a bit slack.

Amended in deference to YACF Meme #1.  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 09, 2010, 09:04:36 am
Oaky, that's very cool.

But frame's a bit slack.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on June 09, 2010, 10:30:32 am
Oaky, please excuse the silly question but it's not clear in the pic... how is the chain tensioned?

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 09, 2010, 10:37:29 am
Oaky, please excuse the silly question but it's not clear in the pic... how is the chain tensioned?

d.


It has an eccentric BB.

(Dropouts are vertical).

Edit:  it's not obvious, but on the middle top (Edit2!) one of the folded pictures (non-drive-side) you can see the clamp at the bottom of the BB shell.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on June 09, 2010, 11:03:55 am
It has an eccentric BB.

Ah! No wonder I didn't see how it was done - I was looking at the wrong end of the drivetrain. Thanks!

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 09, 2010, 12:47:56 pm
Nice kitchen Oaky.

I might have to start a kitchen thread.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on June 09, 2010, 01:43:56 pm
Light switches are a bit low, or is the door, bike and kitchen very high.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 09, 2010, 02:08:17 pm
Light switches are a bit low, or is the door, bike and kitchen very high.

The light switches are indeed low.  I gather it's an accessibility thing.  As are the extra wide doors (wheelchair friendly -- this also turns out to be Trice-friendly).  The main catch on the front door is also low, meaning that 3 year old children can let themselves out, necessitating the use of the bolt at the top of the door to prevent them wandering off.   The stairs are also wider than normal, meaning that most stairgates won't fit and you have to buy the expensive ones.  >:(

I thought about doing the second set of piccies outside, but remembered someone saying it was traditional to do them in the kitchen, so people could comment on your cabinets ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: delthebike on June 09, 2010, 02:15:24 pm
to do them in the kitchen, so people could comment on your cabinets ;)
But there's no Marmite on display!  Without Marmite and other selected condiments and comestibles it's not kitchen Pr0n! ::-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on June 09, 2010, 02:45:34 pm
Is this better? ;)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/dahon2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 09, 2010, 02:51:17 pm
I'm definately starting a kitchen thread when I have a spare moment.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: delthebike on June 09, 2010, 02:56:46 pm
Is this better? ;)
GIMPing a jar of Marmite and a gay kettle onto the image do not make things better!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 09, 2010, 08:39:16 pm
Is this better? ;)
GIMPing a jar of Marmite and a gay kettle onto the image do not make things better!

Surely there's nothing that can't be made better with a jar of Marmite and a gay kettle!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 09, 2010, 08:41:41 pm
Should I start a Member's Kettles thread as well?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on June 09, 2010, 10:27:20 pm
A members wives,husbands,partners thread?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on June 09, 2010, 10:58:53 pm
A members wives,husbands,partners thread?

You dirty old man ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on June 10, 2010, 08:16:18 am
Hey,less of the "old"...I'm sensetive about my age ;D
Anyway,the idea stems from a comment made by one of my companions during the Snow Roads weekend ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 10, 2010, 09:55:54 am
A members wives,husbands,partners thread?

What a brilliant idea!  However, I'd like someone else to start the thread as I have my reputation to think about!  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 10, 2010, 12:03:05 pm
A members wives,husbands,partners thread?

What a brilliant idea!  However, I'd like someone else to start the thread as I have my reputationwedding tackle to think about!  ;D

FTFY
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oscar's dad on June 10, 2010, 12:09:00 pm
Ah yes, I'd forgotten you've met The Current Mrs R  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on June 10, 2010, 09:43:55 pm
Hey,less of the "old"...I'm sensetive about my age ;D
Anyway,the idea stems from a comment made by one of my companions during the Snow Roads weekend ;)

I know...hence my comment above!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on June 12, 2010, 05:16:01 pm
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Chilbolton.jpg?t=1276359092)

I think this Single-Speed (an ex-Rogerzilla 18spd I bought in 2008) is my most often used bike now.

It took a while but the sheer simplicity makes for a lovely riding experience.  

I tried fixed and didn't really get on with it.  The fixed sprocket is still on there as an emergency "get me home" option should the freewheel fail (and also because I can't be bothered removing it).

Crud Guards may come off this month although they aren't all that noticeable and they keep the wheel rims nice and clean during grotty weather (brush pads).

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Chilbolton2.jpg?t=1276359668)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on June 12, 2010, 10:27:19 pm
Nice one Oaky!

Nice shot of MV too.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rogerzilla on June 13, 2010, 06:29:15 pm

I think this Single-Speed (an ex-Rogerzilla 18spd I bought in 2008) is my most often used bike now.

It took a while but the sheer simplicity makes for a lovely riding experience.  
That MA3 rear wheel still lives, then?  It was a horrible rim to build; it can't take any tension without pringling and it has a reputation for cracking.  It's only on there because it is the same ERD as the far superior Open 4CD it replaced.  I suppose I did hit a few potholes on it without problems.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on June 14, 2010, 08:25:58 am

I think this Single-Speed (an ex-Rogerzilla 18spd I bought in 2008) is my most often used bike now.

It took a while but the sheer simplicity makes for a lovely riding experience.  
That MA3 rear wheel still lives, then?  It was a horrible rim to build; it can't take any tension without pringling and it has a reputation for cracking.  It's only on there because it is the same ERD as the far superior Open 4CD it replaced.  I suppose I did hit a few potholes on it without problems.

It's a Mavic Open-Pro now.  I had Goldtec build one of their hubs into it.  Original wheel is hanging in the garage with a load of other wheels I'm saving for projects which will never happen. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 19, 2010, 12:25:07 pm
Nice bike LEE.

How do you find those Cruds? My front one broke just ahead of the zip tie at the fork crown after not many miles at all. I'll see how the new one does (I had a "spare" as I only use te front one).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on July 06, 2010, 12:17:29 pm
Nice bike LEE.

How do you find those Cruds? My front one broke just ahead of the zip tie at the fork crown after not many miles at all. I'll see how the new one does (I had a "spare" as I only use te front one).

Crud guards have been 100% trouble-free.  I can't be bothered taking them off as it will rain if I do.

Any excuse to post another photo.  Here at Danebury Hill Fort, looking back to the hill-climb and towards Stockbridge (I don't usually off-road on 23mm tyres but the grass was bone dry).

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/ride%20photos/OrbitatDanebury1.jpg?t=1278414696)


When I first moved here from Manchester I didn't like it.  I find that hard to believe now.

Note.  That's not a chain adornment, it's a hole in the Datum post thingy.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on July 06, 2010, 01:39:42 pm
...the Datum post thingy.

Trig Point, or more correctly Triangulation Station (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation_station), although I've never heard anyone refer to them as anything but Trig Points.

(Interestingly, this site (http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/trigpoints/) has lists of a lot of the UK Trig Points).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on July 06, 2010, 02:13:56 pm
(Interestingly, this site (http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/trigpoints/) has lists of a lot of the UK Trig Points).

Are you sure you've got the right word there? ;)

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on July 06, 2010, 05:38:15 pm
(Interestingly, this site (http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/trigpoints/) has lists of a lot of the UK Trig Points).

Are you sure you've got the right word there? ;)

Oh yes, I embrace my inner geek, and indeed my outer geek.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: geraldc on July 06, 2010, 06:30:06 pm
Can anyone walk past a trig point without succumbing to the urge to touch it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on July 06, 2010, 07:33:06 pm
Can anyone walk past a trig point without succumbing to the urge to touch it?

Erm...  :-\

Yes.

Edit: But Ye Ancient stone mileposts - that's a different thing.

Even more Edit: Look! They even have their own website: The Milestone Society.co.uk (http://www.milestonesociety.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on July 06, 2010, 08:00:01 pm
I quite often walk past a Milestone, which is quite unusual in central(ish) London.

Kensington Milepost Hotel:

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/small.php?file=KensingtonMilestoneHotel.jpg&size=150) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikerslanefarm/2711582302/)
from amandabhslater on Flickr.

I do tap Trig Points when I walk past them, I can't say I've ever bent down and touched this milepost however.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on July 06, 2010, 08:59:22 pm
Can anyone walk past a trig point without succumbing to the urge to touch it?

I always try to stand up on them. At my age I should know better.

BTW nice bike and picture, Lee.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on July 08, 2010, 12:11:21 pm
Can anyone walk past a trig point without succumbing to the urge to touch it?

You are Adrian Monk AICMFP.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on July 20, 2010, 10:26:06 pm
I, and my fixed, made our maiden voyage over the weekend in a 109km Audax - makes a change to my Rohloff!

It's a Pearson Touche 2010 using a 48x19 (20 on the other side), with Ultegra brakes, Halo Aerorage wheels, Selle SMP Evolution seat, Continental Ultra Gator Skin 700x25 tyres. It's been to Bike Dynamics (http://bikedynamics.co.uk/) for fitting which resulted in the seat height being lowered by 2cms(!), fitting a shorter stem and a change of handlebars.

Currently contemplating changing the chain ring for a steel one and perhaps opting for something smaller. Also tempted by upping the tyre width to 28mm to help take the shock out of the ride.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4812887647_aac1590792.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4813511972_e1ee477f98.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4812888461_9f234d9947.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on July 20, 2010, 10:27:56 pm
Handsome.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on July 20, 2010, 10:29:01 pm
Bendigedig!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on July 20, 2010, 10:34:42 pm
Very nice  :)

Interesting saddles those - pity the price precludes a try-it-and-see purchase.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on July 20, 2010, 11:44:18 pm
Very nice  :)

Interesting saddles those - pity the price precludes a try-it-and-see purchase.
Bike Dynamics sell them so I got to try one while the bike was being set up. I liked it so much that I bought three, one for each of my bikes! It took a bit of time getting used to it but so far I've managed to bed both the seat and my backside in well enough to complete a 300km ride (though not on the fixed). Longest I've done on the fixed with this saddle is this 109km. Got a bit achy at times and I looked forward to the hills so that I could stand up but the ache is short lived with no lasting effects. Of course, saddles are a personal thing and what's good for me may be crap for you.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 26, 2010, 12:01:47 am
Recently my Graham Weigh TT bike developed a speed wobble at 38mph and the wheels and headset made no difference so I decided to build Robgul's Raleigh Team Banana frame in to a TT bikie before I get thrown off descending Gorse Hill on a Wednesday night.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4828057021_958cb429b2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4828057021/)

and this is a no name 531 frame I have built as an Audax type tourer until I can replace my Ron Cooper that was written off.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4828066547_f4931a91a2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4828066547/in/photostream/)
 Chains well slack ain't it :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on July 26, 2010, 01:04:34 pm
Looking fast FWN!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on July 26, 2010, 01:08:20 pm
Jeeze FWN, how 'f'ing tall are you?!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 26, 2010, 07:25:26 pm
Looking fast FWN!

Shame I'm not going fast eh :)


Jeeze FWN, how 'f'ing tall are you?!
6' 2"  34" inside leg = lanky bald git  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on July 26, 2010, 09:46:26 pm
They are two great looking bikes FWN. I couldn't imagine myself on the first (nowhere near fast enough, I'd be hauled off by the cops as they'd assume I'd nicked it) but the second is my cup of tea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on July 27, 2010, 07:36:25 am
Matching hammer too
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on July 27, 2010, 09:24:49 am
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em

;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on July 27, 2010, 10:15:17 am
They are two great looking bikes FWN.

+1. Built for speed.

Quote
I couldn't imagine myself on the first

Me neither - I couldn't reach the pedals.  ;D

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on July 27, 2010, 10:43:00 am
I looked forward to the hills

Erm....sorry? 
Norfolk bor doesn't compute :-\
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on August 11, 2010, 08:14:05 pm
My winter single speed - early, but I'm getting ready for the era of financial hardship that is about to engulf me and my family with a fifty quid special. Actually the frame/fork is I think the lightest mtb stuff I've ever come across.

Different tyres and plus 'grds and it'll get me back up the bikejournal rankings come November/December!

And, yes, I know it isn't a Stumpy and not even a Spesh!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/Lotus.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: KatieLouise on August 13, 2010, 06:05:00 pm
Raleigh Record Ace frame newly built into a fixed gear bicycle.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_u5znSFLnXfA/TGV6qcFByQI/AAAAAAAAAWE/0_Z5lxHaYcA/s640/home%20020.JPG)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on August 13, 2010, 07:13:40 pm
Handsome.  :thumbsup:

But, er... do you need to borrow some cable cutters? ;)

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on August 13, 2010, 07:17:09 pm
Interesting mix :)

Very nice frame, that. The chainset is  a bit anachronistic and the wheels also,  but in the other direction
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: KatieLouise on August 13, 2010, 08:23:01 pm
yeah it was my first build so bit of a guessing game at times. wheels are a bit flashy although they're really fun to ride. reckon it'd be worth trying to take the stickers off?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on August 13, 2010, 08:43:47 pm
reckon it'd be worth trying to take the stickers off?

It can be a bit of a job. You might be lucky and find that they just peel off and pull off the adhesive at the same time. If not, as is the case with decals on Mavic rims, you'll be left with adhesive residue on the rim, for which you'll need to get proper glue removing solvent from a hardware shop. Best to have some on hand before you start...

 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on August 13, 2010, 09:58:08 pm
...for which you'll need to get proper glue removing solvent from a hardware shop. Best to have some on hand before you start...

...because having it available will guarantee that you won't need it!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 13, 2010, 10:31:40 pm
 Now with chain and approx 400 miles under the wheels. Very pleased with the ride and how it looks.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4859776005_a5409ba24d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4859776005/in/set-72157602875086056/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on August 13, 2010, 10:52:57 pm
you'll need to get proper glue removing solvent

Cellulose thinners from a hardware shop.
Isopropyl Alcohol from the chemist - remember to look them directly in the eye when you tell them you're not about to drink it.
Lighter fuel from the tobacconist.

Each should do the job with varying degrees of success.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on August 14, 2010, 09:48:21 pm
Now with chain and approx 400 miles under the wheels. Very pleased with the ride and how it looks.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4859776005_a5409ba24d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4859776005/in/set-72157602875086056/)

Chain's a bit.. you know..

Smart looking machine though, for sure.  I guess it's fantastic to ride.   :thumbsup:

You sure you need the saddle leaning forward like that and the bars so upturned?  I would try setting the saddle level, and have the bars turned forward and move the levers back a bit too to get the flat top it looks like you want, but I know you're experienced enough to know what you like!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on August 14, 2010, 09:57:50 pm
Raleigh Record Ace frame newly built into a fixed gear bicycle.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_u5znSFLnXfA/TGV6qcFByQI/AAAAAAAAAWE/0_Z5lxHaYcA/s640/home%20020.JPG)


Tasty looking bike.  Limited standover height though, be a bit careful stopping on cambers..

Most of us on here with fixed wheel bikes (and there are many) run a rear brake for the road.  Your choice but, for me, form follows function!  

Do that front brake cable shortened though  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on August 14, 2010, 10:08:38 pm
Raleigh Record Ace frame newly built into a fixed gear bicycle.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_u5znSFLnXfA/TGV6qcFByQI/AAAAAAAAAWE/0_Z5lxHaYcA/s640/home%20020.JPG)


Tasty looking bike.  Limited standover height though, be a bit careful stopping on cambers..

Most of us on here with fixed wheel bikes (and there are many) run a rear brake for the road.  Your choice but, for me, form follows function! 

Do that front brake cable shortened though  ;)
If you lack a cable cutter a decent junior jacksaw blade is just as good for cutting an outer - in fact it is my default choice over the cutter when I want a very neat job.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on August 15, 2010, 11:42:50 am
Nice bike, Katie.  Hope you have a lot of fun with it  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 15, 2010, 03:49:36 pm


Chain's a bit.. you know..

Smart looking machine though, for sure.  I guess it's fantastic to ride.   :thumbsup:

You sure you need the saddle leaning forward like that and the bars so upturned?  I would try setting the saddle level, and have the bars turned forward and move the levers back a bit too to get the flat top it looks like you want, but I know you're experienced enough to know what you like!
:) Yeah I like the nose of the saddle level and the bit of bars by the brake hoods level to slightly up, I tend to feel like I slide down the hoods otherwise.  :)

 It does ride beautifully though, the Belgium tour was a breeze [literally sometimes]
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: robgul on August 15, 2010, 05:12:09 pm
Jeeze FWN, how 'f'ing tall are you?!

That Banana was mine - just the right size as I'm about 6-4 .....

....  the 28", yes 28" Flying Gate I have is "interesting" - it's the only bike I've ever ridden with the saddle right down on the top-tube!

Rob
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on August 27, 2010, 09:42:38 pm


Chain's a bit.. you know..

Smart looking machine though, for sure.  I guess it's fantastic to ride.   :thumbsup:

You sure you need the saddle leaning forward like that and the bars so upturned?  I would try setting the saddle level, and have the bars turned forward and move the levers back a bit too to get the flat top it looks like you want, but I know you're experienced enough to know what you like!
:) Yeah I like the nose of the saddle level and the bit of bars by the brake hoods level to slightly up, I tend to feel like I slide down the hoods otherwise.  :)


You don't ride much in the drops, do you?!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 08, 2010, 02:08:59 pm
Bob Jackson Vigorelli, current incarnation:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000710.jpg)

Business end:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000712.jpg)

Yes I know the crank dust caps are not fitted.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on October 08, 2010, 02:13:47 pm
Chain's a bit tight
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on October 08, 2010, 02:14:21 pm
Tidy.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on October 08, 2010, 02:54:07 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on October 08, 2010, 03:18:27 pm
Smart.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on October 09, 2010, 06:50:54 pm
Can I have it?

What would I have to pay for one of them?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on October 10, 2010, 03:56:44 pm
Very nice bike, I had a similar build up until recently when the frame cracked (not a Bob Jackson), so am on the lookuot for a replacement frame.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 10, 2010, 08:11:10 pm
Tidy.
Nice.
Smart.

 :) I'm basking in the glow.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on October 11, 2010, 08:15:25 am
Bob Jackson Vigorelli, current incarnation:

Yes I know the crank dust caps are not fitted.

Smart - what cranks are those?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 11, 2010, 01:00:10 pm
Campag Record Pista
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pneumant on October 11, 2010, 07:10:31 pm
Tidy.
Nice.
Smart.

 :) I'm basking in the glow.

Very nice bike Seargeant Pluck  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PH on October 11, 2010, 09:30:43 pm
Never mind the dust caps, it's the pump that stops it getting the perfect 10.  I know they're great pumps, but it just looks so wrong, won't it fit in a bag?  Or at least take it off for the photos ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 11, 2010, 11:04:54 pm
Never mind the dust caps, it's the pump that stops it getting the perfect 10.  I know they're great pumps, but it just looks so wrong, won't it fit in a bag?  Or at least take it off for the photos ;)

I do agree. Funny enough I was thinking that I ought to make use of those straps on the back of the Barley. Doing so would also reduce the number of items I need to swap when I change bikes by 1.

In fact I think I'll do it right now
 :)

Edit: can't. Have D-rings x 4, not straps. Need to poke about among my bits and bobs for a means of attachment.

Good little bracket those IMO but, indeed, wrong type and position for that bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on October 11, 2010, 11:11:53 pm
Bob Jackson Vigorelli, current incarnation:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000710.jpg)

Business end:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000712.jpg)

Yes I know the crank dust caps are not fitted.

Very nice Simon, I do like Bob Jackson frames very tidy
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Domestique on October 13, 2010, 05:43:24 pm
Now that winter is on the way this will be my number one bike from now untill early next year.
I am still amazed each time I pull it out of the shed, few drops of oil on the chain, bit of air in the tyres and away it goes  :D
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/5078817776_031a045e2c.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/5078222031_498fcd06a7.jpg)

I have now flipped the rear wheel and running on a 16t instead of a 18t x 42.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Zoidburg on October 14, 2010, 02:31:06 pm
I just held a straight edge to the screen to make sure it was not the spokes creating an optical illusion.

The chain is indeed a bit...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on October 17, 2010, 09:40:41 am
Tidy.
Nice.
Smart.

 :) I'm basking in the glow.

And quite rightly so!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on October 18, 2010, 08:32:08 pm
Now that winter is on the way this will be my number one bike from now untill early next year.
I am still amazed each time I pull it out of the shed, few drops of oil on the chain, bit of air in the tyres and away it goes  :D
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/5078817776_031a045e2c.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/5078222031_498fcd06a7.jpg)

I have now flipped the rear wheel and running on a 16t instead of a 18t x 42.

Nice looking bike, there's something special about winter bikes, which I prefer over others, probably because I think the bike is saying something like "throw whatever you want at me, I'm hard enough".
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on October 31, 2010, 12:51:39 am
Can I have it?

What would I have to pay for one of them?


The thick end of £1000 in that spec, more with the Phil Wood hubs it really needs...

Mine was a real pleasure to build up.

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bj1.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on October 31, 2010, 05:49:05 am
Posted this elsewhere but what the heck! :)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1182/5128958068_ddac84d18f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/5128958068/)
on Flickr

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mike on October 31, 2010, 03:20:26 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/P1010810.jpg)

muddy cross bike! 

[not from racing, been chasing horses]
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on November 02, 2010, 11:11:24 am
mike, that pic makes me officially very jealous. Despite best intentions, I've so far failed to get my SS cross bike muddy.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 07, 2010, 05:55:16 pm
Dennis is done, ready to ride to work in the morning. My first ride will be 12 miles  ;D


(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/DTM_Guarded.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 07, 2010, 06:21:27 pm
My first ride will be 12 miles

Enjoy  :) Looks like a decent commute bike. That chain, though...

Do you have your brakes with the front on the left?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 07, 2010, 06:48:58 pm
My first ride will be 12 miles

Enjoy  :) Looks like a decent commute bike. That chain, though...

Do you have your brakes with the front on the left?

I have my brakes the normal way - like on both other bikes.  If that is front on left then yes  ;D

Pedals are SPD one side and grippy sharp horrible platforms the other.  I will be wearing some Specialized Sonoma shoes to begin with. Once I am happily in tune I will get some Speedplay Zeros and the be back to my normal shoes.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 07, 2010, 06:53:27 pm
If it's fixed, don't ride it on the platforms, keep clipped in.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gordon taylor on November 07, 2010, 06:55:49 pm
If it's fixed, don't ride it on the platforms, keep clipped in.

+1

Fixed on flat pedals is hellish. Get the speedplays on tonight.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 07, 2010, 06:59:06 pm
They are these:

(http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/shimano%20m324%2004.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on November 07, 2010, 07:02:40 pm
I used those for years.  Did PBP on a pair.  They're fine.

Downside is that you may have to flip the pedal over to clip in.  Double-sided clipped is easier in that respect.

Upside is that on very steep climbs you can unclip and ride with one foot on the flat side; unclipping when you're trying to keep rolling can be a sod, and I've once or twice come close to falling when I've stalled :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 07, 2010, 07:35:42 pm
Dennis is done, ready to ride to work in the morning. My first ride will be 12 miles  ;D


(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/DTM_Guarded.jpg)

Lush.

You don' have the old gear hanger lying about do you, by any chance?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 07, 2010, 07:49:16 pm
What is a gear hanger mate?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 07, 2010, 08:15:50 pm
What is a gear hanger mate?

The little metal bit that would have secured the rear derailleur to the dropout..
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 07, 2010, 09:18:33 pm
It is really old and is attached to a Huret deraileur.  Do you need it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on November 08, 2010, 09:34:54 am
What is a gear hanger mate?

The little metal bit that would have secured the rear derailleur to the dropout..

If I can find it in time there will be one in your Carradice . . .
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on November 08, 2010, 10:43:24 am
I used those for years.  Did PBP on a pair.  They're fine.

I use them on my fixed and if I do PBP next year, it will be on them. I like the convenience of not having to wear special shoes when I just want to hop on my bike for short trips to the shops or whatever and I don't find it a problem riding fixed without being clipped in.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on November 08, 2010, 12:21:46 pm
They are these:

(http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/shimano%20m324%2004.jpg)

Got them on my Ridgeback tourer and use them on my fixed. She'll be right ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 08, 2010, 01:39:31 pm
It's not the pedals themselves that provoked my post, they are fine, it was just the possibility of learning to ride fixed using the platform side of the pedals.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on November 10, 2010, 05:13:58 pm
If it's fixed, don't ride it on the platforms, keep clipped in.

+1

Fixed on flat pedals is hellish. Get the speedplays on tonight.

Oh, I don't know about that.  I prefer to ride clipped in but I've had no problems controlling my fixed bike using the platform side of its A530 pedals.  One thing you learn is to angle your foot heel-down when slowing yourself down with your legs.  I wouldn't ride as fast or as far without foot retention as I do when clipped in, and I would be very careful going over speed bumps and the like, but I wouldn't call it hellish.  Quite fun, in fact.

That said, I think the flat side of the A530s gives greater control than those M324s; you can feel the whole surface under your sole, rather than having those jagged edges pressed into it.  I have M324s on another bike and still have a few scars on my shins from those edges.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 11, 2010, 04:38:31 pm
The Bob Jackson, now with the saddle set at the right height and fitted with a Team Pro and Barley.

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bobjackson.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on November 11, 2010, 05:20:59 pm
Best bike on the site IMHO. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 11, 2010, 05:25:59 pm
The Bob Jackson, now with the saddle set at the right height and fitted with a Team Pro and Barley

Tasty  :)

I might try a Brooks on mine at some stage.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 11, 2010, 08:41:08 pm
The Bob Jackson, now with the saddle set at the right height and fitted with a Team Pro and Barley.

(http://www.reb.co.uk/bobjackson.jpg)

Beautiful bike  :thumbsup:
Shame about tyhe tyres  :-X  :hand:  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ray 6701 on November 11, 2010, 09:03:30 pm
It's bloomin loverly, the road repairs are a bit slack  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Frenchie on November 12, 2010, 02:15:53 pm
^^^ Lovely bike for sure. Great classic look. Still not a fan of riding Brooks saddles though!  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on November 12, 2010, 04:47:02 pm
The Bob Jackson, now with the saddle set at the right height and fitted with a Team Pro and Barley.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/bikecopy-1.jpg)

Beautiful bike  :thumbsup:
Shame about tyhe tyres  :-X  :hand:  ;)

Lovely Bike  :demon:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on November 12, 2010, 05:03:33 pm
That is one great bike. Does you credit, you just need loads of time to ride now.

But, how did Lee get the car to disappear?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on November 12, 2010, 05:14:24 pm


But, how did Lee get the car to disappear?

And the stand!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 12, 2010, 05:15:13 pm
That is one great bike. Does you credit, you just need loads of time to ride now.

But, how did Lee get the car to disappear?

Magic!  I suspect he has the new version of Photoshop..
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on November 12, 2010, 05:17:40 pm
That is one great bike. Does you credit, you just need loads of time to ride now.

But, how did Lee get the car to disappear?

Ignore him he's just showing off :D

He'll probably make me disappear nex
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on November 12, 2010, 05:27:51 pm
Wow! Impressive bit of cloning - the car and stand are gone but the spokes and gear brake cables are intact.

(edited to correct cable-related freudian slip)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ray 6701 on November 12, 2010, 05:49:31 pm
It's the perfectly balanced carradice that's allowing it to stand up on it's own.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on November 12, 2010, 09:32:45 pm
Wow! Impressive bit of cloning - the car and stand are gone but the spokes and gear cables are intact.

If a job's worth doing and all that (but I think you'll find the gear cables are left missing deliberately)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on November 12, 2010, 11:30:02 pm


But, how did Lee get the car to disappear?

And the stand!

Pity he couldn't do the saddle  :demon:  :P

Stunning bike though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on November 15, 2010, 03:44:55 pm
The Lotus s/s aka Stumpjumper with new 'grds (the pink 'uns were on the short side), lighter tarmac-only tyres and wheels and Brooks (the first one I've ever tried that I LIKE).

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/Bikes/LotusMk2.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on November 16, 2010, 05:43:51 pm
Nice looking bike, the contrast between the silver and blue looks great. Did you just paint the silver bits, might have to try it myself..... off to consult colour chart.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on November 16, 2010, 07:55:34 pm
No silver paint - polished alu. They came that way - altho' the blue would originally have been green.

It's a really nice bike. Clocked up >1000 miles on it since September. Dirt cheap - except its "good" wheels. And the lightest 1-gear I've had except for a custom built Langster. I don't normally like alu forks, but these are fine (don't know if being 1 1/4" rather than 1 or 1 1/8 helps).



Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on November 17, 2010, 01:51:32 pm
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/Bikes/LotusMk2.jpg)

This looks very much like the (newly refurbished) bridge at Trent meadows. If it is, you were only about 5 mins ride from us when you took this photo.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on November 17, 2010, 02:02:31 pm
Precisely so, Paul!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on November 18, 2010, 03:52:42 pm
Well, here's my finished article.  Except for the safety clip thingies on the mudguards, which have just arrived.

The mudguards and rack have added a surprising amount of weight.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Fixed009.jpg)

The biggest surprise was putting it in the bike locker at work.  This bike is so much shorter than my tourer!  I needed a whole different technique to get it in the clamp.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on November 18, 2010, 04:00:52 pm
That's luvverly.
I'm quite tempted by one of these.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on November 18, 2010, 04:02:08 pm
Very smart. It does look dinky compared to mine:

(http://www.ivytodd.com/images/pompino640.jpg)

Do you by any chance have a lot of toe overlap?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on November 18, 2010, 04:04:35 pm

Do you by any chance have a lot of toe overlap?

Thank you.

Yes, a lot of toe overlap, not helped by my enormous clown feet.

linky no worky Chris?

Ah, yes, that's better.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on November 18, 2010, 04:06:16 pm
Well, here's my finished article.  

Very nice :)

Very nice indeed. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 18, 2010, 04:12:21 pm
Well, here's my finished article

Very decent indeed  :) Just looking at how the wheel is located quite forward in the track ends, and in relation to the mudguard, it's probably worth having a fiddle around to see how easy it is to get the wheel in and out / chain on and off.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Exit Stage Left on November 18, 2010, 04:12:58 pm
Thank you.

Yes, a lot of toe overlap, not helped by my enormous clown feet.


He's probably being too polite to tell you to cut the mudguard stays to length when you're happy with the clearance.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on November 18, 2010, 04:14:09 pm
Well, here's my finished article

Very decent indeed  :) Just looking at how the wheel is located quite forward in the track ends, and in relation to the mudguard, it's probably worth having a fiddle around to see how easy it is to get the wheel in and out / chain on and off.

Thank you.

I have done this already.  Not particularly easy, but possible by loosening the mudguard bolts and being careful with the finger ends.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on November 18, 2010, 04:14:41 pm
Thank you.

Yes, a lot of toe overlap, not helped by my enormous clown feet.


He's probably being too polite to tell you to cut the mudguard stays to length when you're happy with the clearance.

Heh.  Still working on that, tbh.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 18, 2010, 04:18:28 pm
I have done this already

As long as you can move the wheel forward enough to get the chain off (even if the tyre needs to be flat), then you are ok - when I first looked at your photo it looked rather tight. Getting the wheel out is less of a worry and I see from your comments that you are going for the Secuclips-at-the-back option  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: oncemore on November 18, 2010, 04:18:38 pm
Very pretty indeed. But the front-centre distance looks very much on the short side for fixed for my liking! Clearly you are a braver rider than I.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: newtoncap on November 18, 2010, 05:32:04 pm
Well, here's my finished article.  Except for the safety clip thingies on the mudguards, which have just arrived.

The mudguards and rack have added a surprising amount of weight.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Fixed009.jpg)

The biggest surprise was putting it in the bike locker at work.  This bike is so much shorter than my tourer!  I needed a whole different technique to get it in the clamp.

I've seen this bike close up, and what the photo doesn't show up is that the chocolate paintwork is SPARKLY!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you posted a pic LG, it's a really pretty bike! x
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on November 18, 2010, 05:58:56 pm
That looks rather bees-knees LG.Will you be riding it on 11th Dec for Deano's ride?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on November 18, 2010, 06:46:33 pm
I have recently bought a Pompino (a white one) and have fitted the secu clips on the rear mudguard in case of you know what. It does make removing the wheel much easier in case of YKW - I found out yesterday.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on November 18, 2010, 09:02:17 pm
Oh yes, that chocolate brown does look very nice, better than Trigger's Mum's Bathroom Blue. ;D

It looks like it's got Cantis rather than V-brakes.  Interesting.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 18, 2010, 10:56:01 pm
Lovely.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on November 18, 2010, 11:08:40 pm
Must get my (green) one built up...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on November 18, 2010, 11:10:10 pm
Can't wait to see it 4real on the YXPR.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: NeilP on November 28, 2010, 09:36:06 pm
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/35717132.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1290981056&Signature=Iu9w1i%2BOUtGt2Qy%2BxENX3SUXe3Y%3D)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on November 28, 2010, 10:50:34 pm
I don't know what you're trying to post there oxoneil, but the server just returns an XML error message:

Quote
<Error>
<Code>AccessDenied</Code>
<Message>Request has expired</Message>
<RequestId>B4BB7ED316246FB0</RequestId>
<Expires>2010-11-28T21:50:56Z</Expires>
−<HostId>
UA2S3p/UZ8shjLMzsYV514NP9lV3X8jYApmsvCGEmdnyhWwYqI87ygdWOU+G4qja
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<ServerTime>2010-11-28T22:47:51Z</ServerTime>
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Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on November 28, 2010, 10:58:25 pm
I don;t know what you're on about, Tim, but I can see a pic of a rather nice Dolan :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on November 29, 2010, 12:14:01 am
Nope, it doesn't work on my somewhat dated Firefox 2 under Linux, and I just connected to my work PC, and using both Firefox 3 and IE7 under Windows XP I still see no image.

That's two different browsers, two different operating systems, and two different network routes (one on Zen, and the other via JANET).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gattopardo on November 29, 2010, 12:20:20 am
I don't see the picture either.

Should get some piccies of mine too.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on November 29, 2010, 11:46:23 am
I don't know what you're trying to post there oxoneil, but the server just returns an XML error message:

Quote
<Error>
<Code>AccessDenied</Code>
<Message>Request has expired</Message>
<RequestId>B4BB7ED316246FB0</RequestId>
<Expires>2010-11-28T21:50:56Z</Expires>
−<HostId>
UA2S3p/UZ8shjLMzsYV514NP9lV3X8jYApmsvCGEmdnyhWwYqI87ygdWOU+G4qja
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<ServerTime>2010-11-28T22:47:51Z</ServerTime>
</Error>

I get this if I navigate directly to  the picture's url.

I can't see the pic on the forum either.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 29, 2010, 04:41:18 pm
I don;t know what you're on about, Tim, but I can see a pic of a rather nice Dolan :)

Weird.  I saw a Dolan earlier today (and very nice it was too!) but now I get the code.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MSeries on November 29, 2010, 04:42:22 pm
I don;t know what you're on about, Tim, but I can see a pic of a rather nice Dolan :)

Weird.  I saw a Dolan earlier today (and very nice it was too!) but now I get the code.
I saw  Dolan earlier today, in my garage
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on November 29, 2010, 05:40:53 pm
I'm guessing that he's used some kind of temporary clipboard service to upload the file and it has since been deleted from the server
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on November 29, 2010, 05:50:34 pm
I'm guessing that he's used some kind of temporary clipboard service to upload the file and it has since been deleted from the server

Although it would be odd that Deano could see it, after I couldn't.

It may also be that it's limited to only being accessible for people on certain ISPs.

Either way, I still can't see it!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 29, 2010, 07:15:37 pm
Can't see what?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: NeilP on December 01, 2010, 04:32:57 pm
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/35717218.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1291222092&Signature=ce%2BD1RS4D9pduhOBZ2DCNd8t3%2BA%3D)


It's from Twitpic so maybe they don't like having links to pictures from their servers. No idea but here it is again, even if only temporarily.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 01, 2010, 04:36:57 pm
V. nice.  I'd question the white saddle, but it's your arse that'll be sat on it, so you won't see it much ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Noodley on December 01, 2010, 04:43:40 pm
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j10/jdfyfe/DSCF5047.jpg)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: NeilP on December 01, 2010, 04:45:09 pm
V. nice.  I'd question the white saddle, but it's your arse that'll be sat on it, so you won't see it much ;)

Thanks. It's so nice to ride and as it's a sort of retro bike I thought I'd go with a classic Rolls saddle and thought white would go with the bike better than black. The rest of the bike is light enough to take a heavy saddle and it's gradually becoming more comfortable.

Think I'm on a 47 x 18 at the moment.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: eck on December 01, 2010, 04:49:24 pm
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j10/jdfyfe/DSCF5047.jpg)

 :facepalm:
Going for a ride on that should ease your piles.  :-*
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 01, 2010, 05:08:18 pm
Chain's a bit, um, er, well...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on December 01, 2010, 05:12:27 pm
It's from Twitpic so maybe they don't like having links to pictures from their servers. No idea but here it is again, even if only temporarily.

I think with Twitpic they expect you to link to the page which has the image on, not the image itself.

I've obviously missed the window when the image was visible (again). :-\
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: NeilP on December 01, 2010, 05:18:31 pm
It's from Twitpic so maybe they don't like having links to pictures from their servers. No idea but here it is again, even if only temporarily.

I think with Twitpic they expect you to link to the page which has the image on, not the image itself.

I've obviously missed the window when the image was visible (again). :-\

http://twitpic.com/l9jky (http://twitpic.com/l9jky)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on December 01, 2010, 05:20:54 pm
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/35717218.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1291224983&Signature=IuRYntHoTa%2BQHMCe4GFd1QQQ7iU%3D)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on December 01, 2010, 05:38:30 pm
Ah right.  Very blue (says the man with an even more red bike).

It looks rather nice, although I think I'm with Clarion as regards the white saddle.  I'd have put a black saddle and black water bottles cages on there, to match the black tape, hoods, and forks.

(Mind you, with my red bike, I've now got red brake hoods, red water cages, and even red brakes!)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on December 01, 2010, 10:25:44 pm
I like it, oxoneil.  :thumbsup:

TimO, I'd go the other way - change the bar tape to match the saddle.  ;D

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on December 04, 2010, 09:31:22 pm
My SS On-One Inbred 29er, with another different set of handlebars:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5232646356_170ba03d9d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5232646356/)
Inbred (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5232646356/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr

Cotic Roadrat in winter commute mode:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5005/5232044709_29bb045af4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5232044709/)
Roadrat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5232044709/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on December 05, 2010, 01:12:48 am
Chris, that Inbred is delicious  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on December 05, 2010, 10:33:40 am
What bar is that Chris? A Mary?

And whilst we're doing Singlespeed 29ers...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5228953684_fa52fdfc12.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/5228953684/)
Swift in Forest (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/5228953684/) by paulfulford (http://www.flickr.com/people/paul_fulford/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on December 05, 2010, 11:02:18 am
Chris, that Inbred is delicious  :thumbsup:

Ta. I quite like it too - definitely the most fun of all my bikes.

What bar is that Chris? A Mary?

Titec J bar. I tried a Mary but because of the high rise it was either too high (right way up) or too low (flipped). The J bar shortens the reach a bit and I think it's about the right height now.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 01, 2011, 10:58:00 pm
Chris, that Inbred is delicious  :thumbsup:

I must have missed this picture when it was first put on, as I totally agree, the RoadRat looks great.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on January 08, 2011, 01:55:00 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qiccGaSOyOs/TShDL8vjHXI/AAAAAAAAAt8/Oxcx3oE9L_E/s640/P1080195.JPG)

My Xmas project, bought the frame in November, wheels and stuff followed shortly after.

All built on the cheap, apart from tyres and tubes all secondhand or discounted parts....
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on January 08, 2011, 04:19:47 pm
Very very nice!  I bet you're dead chuffed with that tiermat.  Will you be riding it on the YPXPR?

How many shiny flanges does one man need?!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on January 08, 2011, 04:26:39 pm
Very very nice!  I bet you're dead chuffed with that tiermat.  Will you be riding it on the YPXPR?

How many shiny flanges does one man need?!

Think I might be on gears for YPXPR, sorry, but may not be on the purple bike, as it is up for sale right now :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on January 08, 2011, 07:10:27 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qiccGaSOyOs/TShDL8vjHXI/AAAAAAAAAt8/Oxcx3oE9L_E/s640/P1080195.JPG)

My Xmas project, bought the frame in November, wheels and stuff followed shortly after.

All built on the cheap, apart from tyres and tubes all secondhand or discounted parts....

 :o :o  :o Thats lovely! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 08, 2011, 09:00:45 pm
An interesting mixture of gold & brown ;D

TGL says: :sick:

Hope you have many happy miles together :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 09, 2011, 03:25:56 pm
I present to you:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs610.snc3/32122_399844666635_527151635_4762414_7345269_n.jpg)
Orange-Gina, before she was fitted with a tidy Tubus rear rack, and:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs238.snc1/8527_152584216635_527151635_3190109_917429_n.jpg)
The Beast, before it had its S3X fitted. Once it had the new drivetrain fitted, the back-end looked a bit like this:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs479.ash1/26220_380359966635_527151635_4286779_8082990_n.jpg)

Finally, although definitely not a fixed and not a singlespeed per se, my work/geared Audax bike c/w Alfine-8 hub gear:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs218.snc1/8527_145012346635_527151635_3127953_5934080_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2011, 04:23:20 pm

What bar is that Chris? A Mary?

Titec J bar. I tried a Mary but because of the high rise it was either too high (right way up) or too low (flipped). The J bar shortens the reach a bit and I think it's about the right height now.

Well done a few rides on the Marys and think they're great - they suit me anyway.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 09, 2011, 08:58:06 pm
Nice fleet, Interzen. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 09, 2011, 09:04:24 pm
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5340554348_9d59cee550_m.jpg) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5340554348_9d59cee550_b.jpg)

My Pompino at Tattershall Bridge, Lincolnshire, on a wintery 200 km ride.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 09, 2011, 09:12:03 pm
Nice fleet, Interzen. :thumbsup:
Aw shucks  :)
It's about half the size that it was a few years back though - at the time I had a Dave Yates 853 touring frame and a 631 fixed built to the same geometry. And then I got made redundant - broke my heart to get rid of them, although I think the 631 now lives in New York(!)

Got another project on the go ATM, but it's an off-road tourer with an 11-speed Alfine hub gear. I'm missing one vitally important bit - guessing which is left as an exercise for the reader ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: thorny on January 10, 2011, 01:39:11 am

(http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31617147@N05/5340772353/" title="winter commuter by p0718201, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5340772353_9e664a673d_m.jpg" width="179" height="240" alt="winter commuter" /></a>)

Winter commuter and DIY studded tyres. Commuting in Calgary. -31C today with wind chill aka bl**dy cold.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: thorny on January 10, 2011, 01:49:41 am
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5342670523_8077b0d535_z.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5341386080_aa7e5c92b9_m.jpg)

ahem...technical incompetence
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: токамак on January 10, 2011, 09:49:12 am
My Dave Yates, yesterday. All nice and clean after gearing down to 64" for a particularly tough club run, which was then abandoned because of black ice, even on the main roads!
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_W3XR9pTyyzo/TSrU1eDkPVI/AAAAAAAAAKs/u6b6GlkwrY0/IMAG0148.jpg) (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_W3XR9pTyyzo/TSrU1eDkPVI/AAAAAAAAAKs/u6b6GlkwrY0/IMAG0148.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on January 10, 2011, 11:09:39 am
Great looking bike there - skinny steel tubes in a lush colour, bars and levers are almost at the right angle, and not a Brooks in sight.  :thumbsup:

Plus it looks about my size, which always makes them look more appealing.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on January 10, 2011, 11:38:36 am
Skinny steel, indeed.  Mmm.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: токамак on January 10, 2011, 11:45:41 am
531ST, in fact. Maybe not the lightest but tough enough for some hard winter riding.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: eck on January 10, 2011, 12:00:07 pm
I could never manage to get it looking as good as that.
Beautiful.

How much do you want for it?  :'(

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: eck on January 10, 2011, 12:04:35 pm
Great looking bike there - skinny steel tubes in a lush colour, bars and levers are almost at the right angle, and not a Brooks in sight.  :thumbsup:

Plus it looks about my size, which always makes them look more appealing.

Dave Yates, Blue Cobalto (http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/custom_bike_frames-Colour_Chart-30.php), ca 1998  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 10, 2011, 12:15:21 pm
Great looking bike there - skinny steel tubes in a lush colour, bars and levers are almost at the right angle, and not a Brooks in sight.  :thumbsup:

Plus it looks about my size, which always makes them look more appealing.

Dave Yates, Blue Cobalto (http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/custom_bike_frames-Colour_Chart-30.php), ca 1998  :thumbsup:
Flam. Ruby with golden yellow transfers is the way forward :)
It's what my old 631 was wearing when I sold it and it looked bloody gorgeous. I think "The Beast" is metallic black, but it's hard to tell under all the muck ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on January 10, 2011, 12:55:07 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qiccGaSOyOs/TShDL8vjHXI/AAAAAAAAAt8/Oxcx3oE9L_E/s640/P1080195.JPG)

My Xmas project, bought the frame in November, wheels and stuff followed shortly after.

All built on the cheap, apart from tyres and tubes all secondhand or discounted parts....

Gosh.  Bet it goes like shit off a stick ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on January 10, 2011, 01:16:50 pm
My Xmas project, bought the frame in November, wheels and stuff followed shortly after.

All built on the cheap, apart from tyres and tubes all secondhand or discounted parts....

Gosh.  Bet it goes like shit off a stick ;)

*ahem* not with me riding it, it doesn't :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rdaviesb on January 10, 2011, 02:47:34 pm
Nearly as stylish as my "brown" langster.......
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on January 10, 2011, 02:50:35 pm
We clearly need a Pompinos in Action thread  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 13, 2011, 06:46:32 pm
Not in action, but here goes.... My Pompino now with the IQ Cyo light fitted.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2i1z2pj.jpg)

With these front lights, snow and ice are a thing of the past as they melt anything in front of me.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/30truhl.jpg)

And just now I've changed the rear so that I now have Marathon Pluses front and back. By bye punctures !!

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on January 13, 2011, 07:36:00 pm
Very big thumbs up to that - absolutely lovely.  Just needs a black Super C Barley instead of that clickfix coffin thing...

 ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 13, 2011, 08:56:09 pm
Not going to let the Pompinos dominate (much as I'd actually like one) so I thought I'd take a few more pics of Orange-Gina the Genesis. Note that these were taken at night (duh!) and were mainly a way to let me test the flash on my new camera :)

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/images/misc/gina1.JPG)
With no panniers and the unfeasibly lovely Tubus 'Fly' rear rack.

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/images/misc/gina2.JPG)
Ready for the off with two panniers full of junk (mainly insurance documents and the like as a result of getting my car pranged yesterday, also contains the contents of my ex-car)

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/images/misc/gina3.JPG)
Yer bog-standard three-quarter view which also shows off our extraordinarily useless grit spreader (which has 'CLAUDIUS' written on it in large, friendly letters for some odd reason)

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/images/misc/gina4.JPG)
Lighting - not quite in Exposure territory, but the Cateye TripleShot does the job. I've got a Schmidt SON on my Dave Yates fixed but it's currently hooked up to a rather naff old switched Lumotec. A pair of IQ Cyos are on the shopping list once I've got all my car-related malarkey out of the way (my Alfinised Marin has a Shimano dynamo hub, but again with an old switched Lumotec)

Currently running on 70" fixed, but given how much of a grind today's ride was I may well flip the wheel round and run 63" for a wee while until I get my knees bedded in  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on January 13, 2011, 09:11:50 pm
I love this thread  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 13, 2011, 09:32:39 pm
I love this thread  :)
Yep ... can't help thinking that my chain looks a bit slack though  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on January 13, 2011, 09:35:47 pm
I love this thread  :)
Yep ... can't help thinking that my chain looks a bit slack though  ;D

Well... I didn't want to criticise, you know... you being new here an' all...  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 13, 2011, 09:39:17 pm
Yep ... can't help thinking that my chain looks a bit slack though  ;D

I didn't like to say  :)

Very decent bike.

As is Tail End Charlie's Pompino.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 13, 2011, 09:50:50 pm
Yep ... can't help thinking that my chain looks a bit slack though  ;D

I didn't like to say  :)

Very decent bike.

As is Tail End Charlie's Pompino.
Never been keen on white bikes, but no knocking the SQR bag - useful bit of kit, that. I was more interested in the brakes, TBH, because I'm considering putting either mini-Vs or cantis on my Yates (the Genesis has mini-Vs with bog-standard road levers, which actually works very well)

Mind you, that's probably a bit rich coming from someone who rides a bike which is radioactive orange and has to buy orange nail varnish from the place where his girlfriend gets her nails done as it's the only way I can get a colour match  8) I tried the outrageous orange that Ford used on the early Fiesta and Focus STs, but it looked horrible.

Next upgrade - carbon forks ... :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on January 18, 2011, 09:28:56 pm
Yet another Pompino!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5368246970_7eb1909ef3_z_d.jpg)

Pleased with it on the tiny little spin around the block I have had.  First time I've owned a fixed bike - ridden them a few times, mainly on track - so LOTS to learn.  There's a rack to fit and it's good to go as a commuter to stop me carrying my laptop bag over my shoulder on the Brompton (and preventing further borkage of my shoulder)!

Can't wait to ride it properly now!  Oh and I need to get dremeltastic with the mudguard stays. Later.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 18, 2011, 09:37:10 pm
Yet another Pompino!
Nooooooooooooooooooo! :)
I am thinking, however, that transplanting the stuff off my aging, Alfine-ised Marin Point Reyes onto a Pompetamine frame might be the way forward when my insurance cheque turns up :)

EDIT: Or maybe not, due to the lack of rear brake bosses on the frame. Knackers! :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Dibdib on January 18, 2011, 10:00:01 pm
That is very nice... my n+1 cravings are off again!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on January 18, 2011, 10:01:27 pm
Yet another Pompino!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5368246970_7eb1909ef3_z_d.jpg)

Pleased with it on the tiny little spin around the block I have had.  First time I've owned a fixed bike - ridden them a few times, mainly on track - so LOTS to learn.  There's a rack to fit and it's good to go as a commuter to stop me carrying my laptop bag over my shoulder on the Brompton (and preventing further borkage of my shoulder)!

Can't wait to ride it properly now!


Is this the first matching bike and Kitchen in the Gallery?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on January 18, 2011, 10:11:27 pm
Is this the first matching bike and Kitchen in the Gallery?
I dunno, but phwooooaaarrrr! Check out the worktops on that :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on January 18, 2011, 11:53:39 pm
Yet another Pompino!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5368246970_7eb1909ef3_z_d.jpg)

Pleased with it on the tiny little spin around the block I have had.  First time I've owned a fixed bike - ridden them a few times, mainly on track - so LOTS to learn.  There's a rack to fit and it's good to go as a commuter to stop me carrying my laptop bag over my shoulder on the Brompton (and preventing further borkage of my shoulder)!

Can't wait to ride it properly now!

Wow, looks really good.
Mind those mudguard stays though, good way to ruin a good leg by impaling on one of them  ;D


Is this the first matching bike and Kitchen in the Gallery?

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: rdaviesb on January 19, 2011, 05:48:47 am
I do like those brake levers....very nice indeed. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on January 19, 2011, 11:45:17 am

Is this the first matching bike and Kitchen in the Gallery?


I had the kitchen fitted to match!  Not sure the girlfriend's going to be so happy when I have to have it done in orange to match the next bike to arrive in the fleet!

Thanks for the comments though everyone - and I will attack the mudguard stays with the Dremel this weekend, though I have the pesky Willy Warmer to get around first (not on this bike - I'll save fixed audaxing until I have a bit more experience on t'cog), so we'll see what energy levels are like on Sunday!

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 19, 2011, 04:28:15 pm
Nicely colour coordinated bike. Are you going to use the oven gloves draped over the top tube as panniers?

Oh, and the chain's a bit ..................... gold !!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: gene hunt on January 19, 2011, 09:12:17 pm
Nice looking pompino, bolt cutters is better to trim the stays and fit caps after, much neater and safer.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on January 19, 2011, 09:15:49 pm
Nice looking pompino, bolt cutters is better to trim the stays and fit caps after, much neater and safer.

But put your safety specs on, or shut your eyes tight shut, because the bits ptwang off at very high velocity  :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on January 19, 2011, 11:39:03 pm
Nice looking pompino, bolt cutters is better to trim the stays and fit caps after, much neater and safer.

But put your safety specs on, or shut your eyes tight shut, because the bits ptwang off at very high velocity  :o

And helmet and hi vis ::-)

Honestly. Just cut them off, an angle grinder will have them off quick.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 20, 2011, 11:46:48 am
Ignore the voice of naivety.  Those ends can come off at high speed in any direction.  If 1gear becomes 1eye, we'll know why. ::-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on January 20, 2011, 01:12:15 pm
IME, they don't - they have no momentum, and you're not likely to impart much. They just drop off.

BUT - Dremel cutting discs are very fragile, light, and spin at several hundred rpm (or more). When I'm using cutting discs, I always use safety glasses.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: eck on January 20, 2011, 01:26:18 pm
Fit the stays, mark where you need to cut them, take them off and cut with a junior hacksaw. It's hardly a big job, is it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on January 20, 2011, 02:07:51 pm
Fit the stays, mark where you need to cut them, take them off and cut with a junior hacksaw. It's hardly a big job, is it?

No one's saying it is. But there's more than one way to skin a cat, and some ways might involve shrapnel. That's all...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on January 20, 2011, 02:11:12 pm
Proper fettling involves thinking for days about a problem, researching on the internet, several hours pondering said problem in front of bike, then diving in and usually making a complete cods of it.
So it is a big job (probably why I never get anything done).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: eck on January 20, 2011, 03:25:55 pm
Fit the stays, mark where you need to cut them, take them off and cut with a junior hacksaw. It's hardly a big job, is it?

No one's saying it is. But there's more than one way to skin a cat, and some ways might involve shrapnel. That's all...
Chris, sorry if I didn't explain what I meant, which was that marking the stays and taking them off to cut them was hardly a big job. And no shrapnel involved.
  :thumbsup:

And I can certainly relate to TEC's view.
Quote
... diving in and usually making a complete cods of it.
BTDTGTTS  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on January 20, 2011, 03:53:32 pm
diving in and usually making a complete cods of it.


is there another way to fettle then?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on January 20, 2011, 04:24:49 pm
And fit the little rubber caps on the cut ends.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on January 20, 2011, 04:46:29 pm
Blimey - sorry to stir up such a hornet's nest over mudguard stays!

I will wear safety glasses when I cut them - I've seen what bits of metal can do to eyes and it is not a pleasant memory.

I will be taking them off the bike to cut them. 

And I will fit the little safety caps (actually plastic these days and held captive by the stay mount so you can't lose them).

But in more exciting news, I did actually get to ride the bike today - only 5 miles roundtip to Richmond.  Felt great and I only forgot about the whole peddling all the time thing once when I tried to freewheel over the nasty speed bump down the road, needless to say the bike soon reminded me of it's desires to keep the pedals moving.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: 1gear on January 20, 2011, 06:41:18 pm
Ignore the voice of naivety.  Those ends can come off at high speed in any direction.  If 1gear becomes 1eye, we'll know why. ::-)

Don't insult the person's intelligence. Im sure they know i didnt really mean to use an angle grinder ::-) ::-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on January 21, 2011, 09:33:41 pm
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5368246970_7eb1909ef3_z_d.jpg)

 :thumbsup:

A proper compliant bike/kitchen pic!  Marmite and kettle on show!  10/10!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on January 22, 2011, 11:43:56 am
Squeezy Marmite, though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on January 30, 2011, 04:40:19 pm
Squeezy marmite: this has been making breakfast deeply distressing over the last few months.  I am so glad to be back with a proper glass jar.

Anyway, here's my beloved Kona, rarely maintained or cleaned.  It has been loyally getting me to work every day for four years and has done a few FNRttCs as well.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/kona-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on February 13, 2011, 08:00:27 pm
Bob

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5441826610_23c3a8860d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5441826610/)
'Bob' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/5441826610/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

Here or members bikes?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nightrider on March 11, 2011, 06:40:06 pm
My Kinesis Convert cogsy 002 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41832500@N07/5517326191/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on March 11, 2011, 07:40:01 pm
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5518170570_e7e34d1c8b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5518170570/)
SS MTB (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5518170570/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

My single-sped MTB.  Enjoy it while you can, putting gears on this is on my list of things to do as the chain tensioner has only been semi-successful, and I'm not getting on with SS-ing.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on March 11, 2011, 09:11:11 pm

My single-sped MTB.  Enjoy it while you can, putting gears on this is on my list of things to do as the chain tensioner has only been semi-successful, and I'm not getting on with SS-ing.

Traitor! :)

What's the problem with ss? Ratios?

Love ss mtb, so much fun!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on March 12, 2011, 10:58:51 am
The ratio is a bit crap - too spinny on the road, too high on anything except fire roads.  Spinning a 53" gear along the road for 20 miles until I get anywhere interesting isn't much fun, really.  I much prefer fixed, but ICBA with magic gears on this frame (plus I'd need another wheel!).  The homebrew chain tensioner is probably the main problem - it skips when I put mega-torque on when setting off and going uphill, and has occasionally come off when I've been going over rough, rootsy terrain.

I'd try other ratios, but I want to flog the bike, and I think I'd get more cashola with gears on it, and I wouldn't be comfortable selling it (or letting someone else ride it) while the chain tension is such a ballache.  Also, I have all the bits around to at least put a 7-speed block on the back, so it'll be cheaper and easier just to do that.
Title: Enigma Fixed Wheel - total overkill... but nice!
Post by: Gog yn y De on March 29, 2011, 10:12:25 pm
Having spent a year on my Pearson (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg674372#msg674372) and convinced myself that having a fixed wheel in my collection was a good thing, I decided to upgrade.

I kept the rear sprocket, seat, handlebars, stem, brakes and pedals and sold the rest. I bought a few choice components and came up with this...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5571928346_18e9f91012.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5308/5571342607_29c06811de.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5173/5571932936_05958723c8.jpg)

There are some more photos here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiafi/sets/72157626256105879/with/5571331415/).

So, what is it?


I started off with a carbon seat post but having been overtightened (pinched) and the creaking bamboo sound as I rode, I decided to switch to the titanium post and, to be honest, I can't tell the difference. At least I know it won't snap while I'm pulling 200rpm.

The difference between my previous steed and this one is huge. This one is lovely... but so it should be!

So far have done a 109km GPS ride and the Barry's Bristol Ball Buster 210km (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=30418.msg900474#msg900474) - no worries though the gearing was a bit too tall for the long drag near Wookey.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 29, 2011, 10:37:07 pm
I decided to upgrade

Very decent machine  :)

What are the bars? Look very like the FSA ?Vero on my never-goes-to-audaxes bike.

Need I do other than merely refer to the angle of your tail light?  :P

I'd love to try a Selle SMP.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on March 29, 2011, 10:38:09 pm
^chuffing lovely^
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PH on March 29, 2011, 11:01:01 pm
Veeeery nice, nearly nice enough to make me get rid of some gears.
What brake blocks are you using with the carbide rims and how are they working?  I've been using carbide rims for a few years and really rate them, though with canti or V brakes.  I've been considering them on another bike but haven't found blocks for caliper brakes.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on March 29, 2011, 11:02:01 pm
What are the bars? Look very like the FSA
Correct - FSA Compact Bars

Quote
Need I do other than merely refer to the angle of your tail light?  :P
I can't get it vertical (!) but it's only a bonus one - I've one of those Cateye do-da's on the back of my Carradice bag.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on March 29, 2011, 11:15:14 pm
What brake blocks are you using with the carbide rims and how are they working?  I've been using carbide rims for a few years and really rate them, though with canti or V brakes.  I've been considering them on another bike but haven't found blocks for caliper brakes.
That's a good point. I've got the same rims, though 26", on my Rohloff RST that uses Swisstop Blue Brake Pads (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/swissstop-blue-brake-pads-for-deore-lx-xt-xtr-brakes-for-ceramic-and-carbide-css-rims-prod13032/) (V-brakes). I'm on the same shoes since the summer of 2009 - they're getting a bit low now but the rims are mint.

However, you can't get these for caliper brakes and are limited to KoolStop - Green Ceramic Inserts (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/koolstop-koolstop-shimano-dura-green-ceramic-inserts-prod21057/). How do they compare? Well, it's hard to tell really because on the geared bike I just let it go down the steep hills while on the fixed, if it's too steep and long, then I'm on the brakes.  The problem with the previous bike was that the pads went into meltdown and the rims became shagged hence why this one has CSS rims. On the plus side, the rims are untouched and there's no meltdown but the pads are half the size they were before the start of Sunday's 200km (I don't reckon I'd be able to repeat the same ride without changing the pads beforehand). On the other hand, rims should last forever, and you don't get the black crap all over your legs went it rains. Oh, and the brakes are good too! The only thing you need to do when it's dry is brush away all the dry braking material (green).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PH on March 29, 2011, 11:22:59 pm
Thanks, the search goes on.  There might be something in the pipeline, Rigida are starting to do some road rims in CSS, so hopefully someone else is going to do the blocks for them.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on March 29, 2011, 11:26:47 pm
Thanks, the search goes on.  There might be something in the pipeline, Rigida are starting to do some road rims in CSS, so hopefully someone else is going to do the blocks for them.

In case anyone is confused, these (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rigida-grizzly-700c-(622)-touring-rim-with-css-side-wall-black-prod18886/) are the rims that are fitted.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Feline on March 30, 2011, 12:25:17 am
That's a very good looking new bike you have there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on March 30, 2011, 12:47:03 pm
Squeezy marmite: this has been making breakfast deeply distressing over the last few months.  I am so glad to be back with a proper glass jar.

Anyway, here's my beloved Kona, rarely maintained or cleaned.  It has been loyally getting me to work every day for four years and has done a few FNRttCs as well.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/kona-1.jpg)


It must be lovely to sit out in your garden of an evening with a glass of white wine, just soaking up the ambience and the results of your landscaping.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on March 30, 2011, 04:57:26 pm
Squeezy marmite: this has been making breakfast deeply distressing over the last few months.  I am so glad to be back with a proper glass jar.

Anyway, here's my beloved Kona, rarely maintained or cleaned.  It has been loyally getting me to work every day for four years and has done a few FNRttCs as well.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/kona-1.jpg)


It must be lovely to sit out in your garden of an evening with a glass of white wine, just soaking up the ambience and the results of your landscaping.


Thanks LEE - it took some time, I'll have you know.  The backdrop is the fence that our neighbour put up before we bought our house, and which has been gradually collapsing ever since, combined with some of his expert bricklaying skillz.  Then the foundation on which all this rests: well, I suspect much of it dates back to just after the war, during which our roof had been blown off by a V1 landing on the opposite side of the street, and a good deal of general rubble and debris was buried at the top end of the garden and flooded with concrete.  Somethere under there I suspect there may be some sort of cavity, as my attempts at archaeology revealed a steep ramp that disappeared down into the bowels of the earth (nay verily almost to Catford).

Then immediately behind the bike is a double-barreled compost heap, topped with rubber mats from an old car.  On the right is something that looks like a water butt but is in fact full of clay that I dug out of what is now the veg patch.  You'd have to ask Mrs R what all the messy stuff is though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: steveh on April 24, 2011, 09:49:36 pm
Mine - not as nice as yours, but I like it
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5634958229_329c5b90eb_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5634955881_64b9010408_z.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5147/5634954939_358a239098.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5635538236_c708c13826_z.jpg)
Good bike to ride to work on.
Top tip earlier re White Industries freewheels, I may have to shop for at least one of them........
40x16 right now which is fine. Commute from Reading west to Compton means at current fitness 42 is as big as I can go.
Can always experiment with different cogs mind........
Steve
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: iddu on April 25, 2011, 05:27:42 pm
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20110425%20-%20Wang%20Wang/CIMG4847.jpg)
black...BlAcK...B-L-A-C-K...with a dash of silver

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20110425%20-%20Wang%20Wang/CIMG4848.jpg)
Hello Wang Wang  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on April 25, 2011, 08:38:31 pm
Found one.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20110425%20-%20Wang%20Wang/CIMG4848.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on May 01, 2011, 05:28:06 pm

  Well it's been a while, I was trying to find period parts but got fed up waiting and just built it anyway or it would have just sat there pining for the road.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5673165153_e245166fdd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157626287936435/with/5673165153/)

Spec:
Claud Butler 531 lugless steel frame [mid fifties]
Miche cranks,
Normandy Hubs on Mavic Record du Monde de l'Heure sprint rims with tubs,
Brooks Swift saddle,
Nitto B123 steel bars and Nitto Pearl stem,
Campagnolo brake levers,
and a Hi-Gear brake because it was the only one in the shed with enough drop :)

 Just had it's first ride this morning a swift 45 miles and already had to use the spare tub so I'll have to get some tougher ones for the road and save these for track use.
 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on May 03, 2011, 12:48:10 pm
Delightful.

Has it had a respray at some point? If so, was it during your ownership, and where did you have it done? My own CB (a much later model) is due a respray, and I really like what you've got there.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on May 03, 2011, 08:14:03 pm
No not by me, it looks hand painted up close, it was one of a pair both the same colour but my friends is smaller, he bought them together and they were done before that.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on May 03, 2011, 10:46:53 pm
I should see if I can retrieve my Dads similar era Claude Butler from my oldest brother, whose had it for the last 20+ years, but probably hasn't cycled on it for at least the last 20 of those. :-\
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on May 09, 2011, 07:22:17 pm
Commuter (and Audax bike) now with added training weight attached:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/training_aid_med.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris S on May 09, 2011, 07:40:41 pm
Goodness me. She grew!

Last time I rode with you on an Audax, she was still a "bump". Time flies...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Feline on May 09, 2011, 09:44:49 pm
Commuter (and Audax bike) now with added training weight attached:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/training_aid_med.jpg)

Teh cuteness!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ed_o_brain on May 09, 2011, 10:34:56 pm
Is that a map-holder integrated into her seat?
Tres useful! ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 09, 2011, 10:53:16 pm
@ Greenbank. Love it ! :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 10, 2011, 08:28:13 am
Cool. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Riggers on May 10, 2011, 08:52:58 am
It am okay, but… are one's knees not pointing at 45 degrees when cycling with the young cub on board?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on May 10, 2011, 09:01:58 am
How do you keep her entertained on long audaxes?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on May 10, 2011, 09:05:06 am
she reads the route sheet or the sat.nav.. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on May 10, 2011, 09:20:12 am
It am okay, but… are one's knees not pointing at 45 degrees when cycling with the young cub on board?

Nope, it's far enough forward not to really bother my knees, I hardly have to move my knees out at all; maybe an inch at the most, that's fine for local jaunts. I might be tempted with a 50km Audax one day, the padded bit infront of her means she can have a sleep whenever she wants.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on May 10, 2011, 12:28:14 pm
Plus you have something to throw overboard in case of shark attack.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Majorbloodnok on May 10, 2011, 01:11:57 pm
I really want one of those for my youngest, but with a rear seat for my lad already fitted, how would I get on and off the bike?....without risking an overstretch injury  :o

Btw, buy her a girly helmet in pink  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mrpotato on May 19, 2011, 03:39:22 pm
In memory.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_VrazCuW33X0/TcLBSKxunII/AAAAAAAAAnY/Fr44nxHg5Eg/s512/DSCF0257.JPG)
 I got this Dawes Kickback 22 years ago for my birthday. It was one of the early mountain bikes which rode quite well but was heavy, the paint was poor and started to flake off almost straight away. Rode it for a few years mostly down to the 'quarry' messing around. Neglected while I was at University then mudguards and rack were added to commute when I started working.

Once the original rear wheel wore our I converted it to fixed by cutting the axle short filing the dropouts slightly and using the quick release skewer to hold the wheel in place.

When that wheel wore out I had enjoyed riding fixed so much that I un-brazed the vertical dropouts  and put in some horizontal ones, removed the cantilever mounts,  moved the brake bridge a bit and made a new fork at the same time so that I could use 700c wheels. This all worked really well and carried me through a lot of audaxes until the frame started to crack through both seat stays at the seat cluster. I did weld it up to keep going for a while but finally the time has come for retirement. All the parts have now been swapped over to a replacement.

In some ways the most precious thing I own but at the same time a bike I never minded leaving locked anywhere. If I lived on my own I would hang the frame on a wall.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on May 19, 2011, 04:19:18 pm
In memory.

That bike of yours was a classic, Peter. It was the first fixed I saw in action. You came alongside me during the 200km Carmarthenshire Snapper (2009) near Rhandirmwyn not long after I had bought my Thorn RST Rohloff. You were about to comment on how clean/nice my bike looked but I butted in and said "Bloody hell, that bike of yours is rusty!" before you shot up the hill leaving me trailing in your wake :o  Ever since then, each time I've seen that bike it's received my full respect, and you as a rider - fair play. Thanks to you though, I've spent a fortune on a deluxe fixie (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg900477#msg900477) for myself having tested the water for 12 months prior  >:(

Hope the new bike is as good to you as the rusty one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mrpotato on May 19, 2011, 04:36:21 pm
Thanks to you though, I've spent a fortune on a deluxe fixie (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg900477#msg900477) for myself having tested the water for 12 months prior  >:(

Hope the new bike is as good to you as the rusty one  :thumbsup:

That looks very nice. Funnily enough my new frame is the same as your old one - a Pearson Touche.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on May 19, 2011, 04:54:40 pm
Thanks to you though, I've spent a fortune on a deluxe fixie (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg900477#msg900477) for myself having tested the water for 12 months prior  >:(

Hope the new bike is as good to you as the rusty one  :thumbsup:

That looks very nice. Funnily enough my new frame is the same as your old one - a Pearson Touche.

You'll still beat me though!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on May 20, 2011, 12:05:04 am
In memory.
...
In some ways the most precious thing I own but at the same time a bike I never minded leaving locked anywhere. If I lived on my own I would hang the frame on a wall.

Blimey - what a touching tribute to a long-serving tool, work-horse and friend. I am amazed at the lengths you went to to make the frame keep going for 22 years. (I, like others here, I'm sure, have frames that old and older, but it sounds as thought yours may have worked a bit harder for its keep than some). Please tell me;
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mrpotato on May 23, 2011, 02:31:38 pm
Please tell me;
  • were there any original parts left that were transplanted?
  • what does junior think of the whole business?

Not much left from the original bike, only the seatpost and seatpost quick release clamp (thinking about it now I don't know why I didn't take that off years ago).

My son isn't quite so attached to it and for a while has been telling me to get a new bike. Now I have he wants to take the 'rusty bike' to the scrap yard so it can be made into a car, fridge, etc..!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 28, 2011, 09:49:31 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B3yE7-HkhEM/TeFX32ERFcI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/GedHa9PtSU8/s576/DSC_0218.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-btr_pL_RViQ/TeFX4pZSoTI/AAAAAAAAAEU/zyQic1mcT18/s576/DSC_0222.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yr1gg-cfecs/TeFX5dSercI/AAAAAAAAAEY/QdPZv-8ICoc/s576/DSC_0223.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LJjXUi1JhDI/TeFX6n52xGI/AAAAAAAAAEc/_4tUN2ze8OQ/s576/DSC_0226.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6OuBAIpOIgY/TeFX7N2obzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/Pc24ak00Biw/s576/DSC_0227.JPG)

Harry Hall Columbus SLX NEW track Circa 1990

Heres my old track bike. Converted for road use years back though I don't use it anymore and want to restore it back for track

Its missing the original chrome columbus forks, White rolls saddle and wheel set. Needs a respray though I think the paint is enamalled ? And that bar tape has to be changed I hate it. Cinelli bars /seat post, Headset Chorus/ Forks some Japanese threaded
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on May 28, 2011, 10:53:39 pm
What's the gearing on that?  It looks like a pretty big chainring for road use.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on May 28, 2011, 11:43:42 pm
What's the gearing on that?  It looks like a pretty big chainring for road use.

 I reckon it still has track gearing fitted probably 88" or there abouts.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 28, 2011, 11:47:52 pm
Hi Timo. It's running a 54 x 16. I used it for years on my flat daily 36 km commute and also done one 200km audax on it years back and I loved the large chain ring. I changed it to a 48 x 18 once.  As I don't use it anymore changed it back too 54 X 16 for on the rollers. I use my skip bike shopper for commute nowadays so the bike is pretty much redundent. Went out on it today for these pictures and it feels so small frame fit wise though I think that is because its a track bike ? and a little scary. Cant believe I used it for so many years. It takes a bit of getting use to. Im definetly out of practice using this machine.

If I was to use it again for road use I would change it for a 48 x 18. Though once you get use to it the large gear is fun and would change again maybe to 54 x 16. Thats the fun thing I miss changing gears on fixed.

I don't use it much nowadays for commutes for fear of losing it and it's looking tired. Its best to have a skip bike round here. Even with a decent Krytonite lock bikes go missing.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 28, 2011, 11:50:55 pm
@ Fixedwheelnut. The gear on now would kill me on track lol. It'll be running a 48 for track.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gattopardo on May 28, 2011, 11:54:13 pm
Do conversions count?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on May 28, 2011, 11:55:49 pm
Lovely bike, but those forks are fugly. Needs steel!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 29, 2011, 12:02:35 am
@ Rhys W. Sold the track forks a long time ago as I couldn't get a brake caliper on. Yeah I agree, 'needs Columbus chrome forks reinstalling.

@ Linx. Do conversions count?
Sorry don't understand ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on May 29, 2011, 01:17:24 am
chain's a bit slack isn't it? ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gattopardo on May 29, 2011, 01:46:44 am

@ Linx. Do conversions count?
Sorry don't understand ?

Not at you, mine is a conversion of a road frame with long dropouts not a proper track frame.

Was more of a general question anyway
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 31, 2011, 07:50:01 pm
Bob Jackson after a change of saddle:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000748.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000747.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000746.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/Bob%20Jackson/P1000742.jpg)

It's not a full black but it's not as brown as it looks in the photos.

Fabulous to ride on - I'll do a review once I've got a few hundred miles into it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 31, 2011, 11:39:13 pm
Want ^^^^^^^^^^

Love the Bob J. How old is the frame and what saddle is it ?  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Peter on May 31, 2011, 11:45:18 pm
John, I know you're Reg Harris - does anyone else?!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: YahudaMoon on May 31, 2011, 11:47:18 pm
Ha ha ha. Only if your oop north. Thats more north than the Watford Gap.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 31, 2011, 11:53:52 pm
Want ^^^^^^^^^^

Love the Bob J. How old is the frame and what saddle is it ?  :)

It's a recent frame, only a year and half old. The saddle is a Gilles Berthoud Aravis - forgot to mention that  :facepalm:

Nice Harry Hall frame and some good components.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on June 01, 2011, 07:19:01 am

It's a recent frame, only a year and half old. The saddle is a Gilles Berthoud Aravis - forgot to mention that  :facepalm:


Really pretty bike and will be interested in hearing about the Gilles Berthoud once you've got some miles on it.

Really lovely.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on June 02, 2011, 03:16:17 pm
Latest project:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/5789721389_0ee10aba64_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/sets/72157626868071342/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: longers on June 13, 2011, 09:19:09 pm
Not exotic or interesting but as I'll be doing my 10,000th mile on it this week I'm sticking a picture up here.
New levers and tape went on today, while doing it I really did think I'd made a bad choice for the colour but I think it looks ok actually.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/107tjyw.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on June 14, 2011, 09:34:09 am
Nothing wrong with that colour.  Pic's a bit small but looks like a trim bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on June 14, 2011, 10:50:48 pm
Yeah, good looking bike. I like coloured h/bar tape, adds to the bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on June 15, 2011, 11:38:00 am
Very YACF thing to match the bar tape to the panniers ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ray 6701 on June 15, 2011, 12:31:22 pm
Latest project:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/5789721389_0ee10aba64_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/sets/72157626868071342/)


Very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on June 19, 2011, 10:31:35 pm
My new old Roadrat in fixed monstercross guise:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/5850417978_4fba8a04ea_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5850417978/)
Roadrat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5850417978/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5314/5849878693_6a9a0870c0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5849878693/)
Roadrat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/5849878693/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on June 22, 2011, 12:50:45 pm
New 'bars for the Bob Jackson..

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5859932448_188e4f0275.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5036/5859932458_419cd7d4aa.jpg)

They are a monstrous hoot to ride and really suit the handling of the bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on June 22, 2011, 01:11:56 pm
My new old Roadrat in fixed monstercross guise:

Nice!

And Tewdric's Bob Jackson is looking good too - there's something about those moustache bars that adds a real touch of class.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on June 23, 2011, 09:26:20 am
My new old Roadrat in fixed monstercross guise:

Nice!

Thanks.  It's bloody good fun - a small gear and one brake really makes you concentrate on what you're doing.  I tried some skinnier (35mm) tyres on my commute yesterday (25 miles on and off road) but it wasn't as good so I'll be going back to the 1.8" Bontrager XRs in the pic above.

And Tewdric's Bob Jackson is looking good too - there's something about those moustache bars that adds a real touch of class.

d.

I've got a pair of On One Mungos that I put on one of my bikes occasionally - I prefer them with TT levers in the ends of the bars rather than regular levers on the curve at the front.  Lovely relaxed, upright position.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on July 06, 2011, 11:56:29 am
The Bob Jackson looks great.

What are the advantages of Moustache bars?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: pcolbeck on July 06, 2011, 12:00:50 pm
The Bob Jackson looks great.

What are the advantages of Moustache bars?

More aerodynamic than beard bars.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on July 10, 2011, 02:52:16 pm
More aerodynamic than beard bars.

But not as suitable for audax, obviously. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tom B on July 10, 2011, 03:16:47 pm
Quote
What are the advantages of Moustache bars?

i) good when getting out of the saddle - so esp. suitable for s/s and fixed
ii) offer variety of brake positions; can use with bar tape or grips
iii) look good and make a talking point with other cyclists

I've had them on two bikes but think i prefer the north roads on the Mercian
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on August 11, 2011, 05:17:31 pm
The replacement (previous Tempo was stolen):

(http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/newtempo_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on August 11, 2011, 07:28:33 pm
What size did you get and how tall are you?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Feline on August 11, 2011, 07:56:40 pm
The replacement (previous Tempo was stolen):


Ahhhh very very nice   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 12, 2011, 09:23:44 am
The replacement (previous Tempo was stolen):

(http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/newtempo_1.jpg)

Lovely colour

</biased>
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Greenbank on August 12, 2011, 11:38:28 am
What size did you get and how tall are you?

52cm frame. I'm 6' -3" (a.k.a. 5'9") and have short stubby legs.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Phartblenda on August 19, 2011, 09:05:14 am
My no-name ss.The Carrera decal was added to give the bike a touch of class.(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m612/trolleyob/201194.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MackieHornet on September 02, 2011, 08:27:35 am
I only registered here so that I could post pictures of my singlespeeds...   ::-)

Salsa Casseroll aka OchreNinjaBike. Lovely, lovely bike. Ideal choice for cruising around town on a weekend. The more I ride it, the more I love it.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5538612657_a949050d21.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MackieHornet on September 02, 2011, 08:32:07 am
My pride and joy: The Hornet.

Custom singlespeed made by my LBS in the UK (Wheels In Motion, Chard, Somerset). Old road frame, stripped, resprayed. Redone in my cycling club's colours. Since this photo was taken, I've added some yellow spokey-dokeys too. Note tight chain.   :P

Sadly, it is currently stuck in a friend's garage back in the UK until I can get it shipped out to me here in NZ.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3934372384_d61773ddce.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on September 03, 2011, 08:42:14 am
Nothing wrong with a bit of yellow on a bike...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on September 03, 2011, 03:59:24 pm
So, why is it called the hornet again?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: MackieHornet on September 05, 2011, 09:06:12 pm
Zombie Black Ninja Bike

Bit of a schizophrenic: started off as a Giant Bowery track bike, turned into a commuter. Still has memories of its previous life and absolutely flies with tailwind/good road surface/person riding it "in the zone".

"Zombie" prefixed added as it has come back from the dead - it spent 3 months stuck in a building in the "red zone" of Christchurch - the no-go area of the central city badly damaged by the earthquake of 22nd February.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6186/6117063215_2eccd21887.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 11:57:48 am
It's no longer fun spinning like a top (+200rpm using a 67") descending Welsh hills - going up is fine but the descents are a PITA  :hand:

So, I've ordered one of these to try - White Industries ENO freewheel (red) (http://www.whiteind.com/singlespeedgearing/freewheels.html)  :o

They sound good!

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63xVOT1bmbc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE49C8DE0AB4423F5)

Watch this space  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Riggers on September 15, 2011, 12:03:45 pm
120 US Dollars!  :hand:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 12:07:11 pm
120 US Dollars!  :hand:
£70 delivered from UK
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Riggers on September 15, 2011, 12:11:57 pm
Nevertheless, £70 seems an awful lot of money old chap.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 12:18:32 pm
Nevertheless, £70 seems an awful lot of money old chap.
I just had to wash a few extra dishes and service a few more clients in the evening - easy money  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Kevina9 on September 15, 2011, 05:11:05 pm
Ouch.  My ears now hurt.  And any sound = wasted energy, surely?  :hand:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 06:36:19 pm
Ouch.  My ears now hurt.  And any sound = wasted energy, surely?  :hand:
Yep, but if it's making a sound, I'll be freewheeling so no energy wasted on me but I get your point, it'll potentially loose speed but I doubt by very much.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 07:11:11 pm
Mal Volio is going to be upset as this stuff has nothing to do with Members Fixed Gear & SS (Gallery) - I suspect he'll want to shift it to Velo Fixie land.

Hey Mal, wanna job?

 :-*
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on September 15, 2011, 10:32:37 pm
<panics>

<checks quickly>

No, I'm still not a mod of either this bit of the forum or Velo Fixe:)

</panics>
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Gog yn y De on September 15, 2011, 10:33:38 pm
Fooled you  :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on October 15, 2011, 10:34:06 am
The commute bike has enjoyed an upgrade at the front end - Toontra's SON/Open Pro and IQCyo - and a second hand white Rolls.  It's riding beautifully, my loyal servant for nearly five years now.
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6167/6246056826_9f8b6a02dc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/6246056826/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on October 15, 2011, 09:15:36 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jInE6bxcvIw

I can't wait for Monday to go to work.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mzjo on October 16, 2011, 07:35:29 pm
My attempt, nearly all donated (and that's not a Brooks). It normally wears Raceblades

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3050/100b5722q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/100b5722q.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Undoubtedly the most comfortable machine I have ever ridden.
Jo
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on October 16, 2011, 10:16:00 pm
Schoolboy error!  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jacomus on October 17, 2011, 10:16:17 am
The commute bike has enjoyed an upgrade at the front end - Toontra's SON/Open Pro and IQCyo - and a second hand white Rolls.  It's riding beautifully, my loyal servant for nearly five years now.
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6167/6246056826_9f8b6a02dc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/6246056826/)

I like the look of that.

What are those handlebars?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on October 17, 2011, 11:00:13 am
Nitto Promenade bars  - great for the wrists for commuting, but not ideal for the Dunwich Dynamo, as I discovered this year.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on October 19, 2011, 10:26:34 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6103/6261430311_bee03e85bc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/6261430311/)
Spin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/6261430311/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mike on October 22, 2011, 08:48:05 pm
not mine, but spotted in cambridge today:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/bikes/L1000670.jpg)

1.  pick a colour, any colour but please, just one.
2.  oil & tighten your chain

... I must be getting old. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Nonsteeler on October 25, 2011, 12:40:45 pm
Not only vanity and procrastination leads me to present here my beloved fixed wheel bike (...I do it here before deserting http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/ ...). I had this idea of making a picture of all the bikes I own around every birthday to see how I change and my bikes with me. At the moment, I own two ride-able bikes, a fixed wheel and a geared bike and this post is of course about the fixed wheel.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2oGPKIgBJ4o/TqadIK3Ud9I/AAAAAAAAAXE/eRhKIeaK9C4/s720/DSC04092.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XXr3go2bDAU/TqadJQ6tzSI/AAAAAAAAAXI/YZecfHuMatc/s720/DSC04088.JPG)

I'm a bit proud of it because it was my first 'self built' bike (including the rear wheel, excluding the front wheel) back in 2008. It is my 'can do everything but not pulling a trailer bike'. It is also used to bring my son to and from nursery (hence the bracket for a child seat on the seat tube). Noticeable achievements in this year include a SR series and the Dartmoor Devil 2010 (but not [yet] PBP).

The frame is an alu make of unknown provenance off ebay (the geometry resembles road bike rather than track bike). The drive train consists of Shimano's M520 pedals, a double Ultegra 6500 crank with 39 teeth front and 16 at the back. I ride a 67in gear. The rear wheel is based on a Novatec/Joytec (the same as the on-one stuff) double-fixed track hub with 36 DT Swiss Competition spokes on a Mavic Open Sport rim.
The bar is a Salsa Bell Lap Cross with a layer of road tubes and gel pads all wrapped up with Specialized Phat tape (hence the sausage like appearance). Stem is a cheapo MTB one with a Ritchey WCS Logic headset underneath. The brake levers are Shimano BL-R400s combined with a Ultegra (front) and a very long reach Alhonga brake (rear). The fork is an Columbus Carve carbon with a Sachs cup and cone hub on 36H wheel, bought around 2001. Rear tyre is a 35mm Michelin Touring Sport, front a piss yellow 25mm Continental GP4000.  Finally, the butchered Brooks B17 saddle on a alu seat post is a gift from a friend who had no Brooks bum.

It has changed quite a bit since is inaugural ride. Until last Winter it was more a cyclo-cross bike. The rear tyre then was a Continental Cyclo-Cross with a Panaracer Flataway inlet, the front wheel a Shimano RS-10 with a Vredestein Premiato tyre (both tyres are nominal 32mm, the Premiato is a de facto 30mm tyre with a hint of puncture protection - hence no Panaracer Flataway)... then there were the no mudguards but 38mm tyres summer months ....

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TztgaVi-QQE/TaLGjeDchSI/AAAAAAAAAJs/SsESfVYU2TU/s512/109_8930.JPG)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on October 25, 2011, 02:27:11 pm
Chain's a bit slack.... ;)

Looks like a very comfortable bike
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Nonsteeler on October 25, 2011, 03:33:40 pm
Chain's a bit slack.... ;)

... sure, as we all know this's the entry qualification for http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/ ...

The chain has stretched a bit since last October and removing a link is kind of a gamble. The tyres I ride are too wide for the frame (cue: child seat), they only work with mudguards when the rear wheel is at the end of the drop-outs. I use a chain tug, so as long as the chain doesn't come off I will leave it like that ... I have two brakes, y'now ... the rear installed in spring the late summer of 2010.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on October 29, 2011, 03:46:57 pm
I have got it set up how I like now.  Had to use a shorter stem and lower the seat a tad from a week ago.
All good now.

Byercycles steel frame, Kinesis carbon fork.
52x19.
Lumicycle LED4 lamp with battery attached to headtube.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1070758.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on October 29, 2011, 11:39:08 pm
I have got it set up how I like now.  Had to use a shorter stem and lower the seat a tad from a week ago.
All good now.

Byercycles steel frame, Kinesis carbon fork.
52x19.
Lumicycle LED4 lamp with battery attached to headtube.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1070758.jpg)

 Very nice, still going with stealth colour scheme Grub :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on October 30, 2011, 10:21:12 am
Yep.  Black suits me.  I wear it all day as well  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on October 31, 2011, 01:05:49 pm
All good now.

Except:

Uneven gap between rear mudguard and tyre
Tyre logos not lined up with valve stem
Saddle angle
Handlebar angle
Brake lever QRs undone
Your fence needs painting
Too much clover in your lawn
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on October 31, 2011, 01:18:28 pm
All good now.

Except:

Uneven gap between rear mudguard and tyre
Tyre logos not lined up with valve stem
Saddle angle
Handlebar angle
Brake lever QRs undone
Your fence needs painting
Too much clover in your lawn

All good points Chris.

Also:

Rear brake cable outer too short
Photo taken of bike with drive side crank not set vertically downward
M!dg&*rd stays not correctly fitted with  SKS captive endcaps
Seat tube bottlecage in use with empty down tube cage
No handlebar endcaps

But apart from that very nice! :-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Charlotte on October 31, 2011, 01:21:35 pm
Photo taken of bike with drive side crank not set vertically downward

See also rule 12(b)(ii) - Valve stems should both be located at 6 o'clock.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Kevina9 on October 31, 2011, 04:30:17 pm
People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=39122.msg1080275#msg1080275)   :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on October 31, 2011, 04:43:02 pm
See also rule 12(b)(ii) - Valve stems should both be located at 6 o'clock.
I remember as a kid trying to set up my valve stems to be in step. It took a while to dawn on me that, not least because the wheels follow different tracks, they weren't going to stay that way ;D :-[ :hand:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Arno on October 31, 2011, 09:37:52 pm


(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1070758.jpg)
How did you  make it stand my itself?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 01, 2011, 09:41:44 am
It is balanced on a stick placed into the offside crank centre.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 01, 2011, 09:44:37 am
All good now.

Except:

Uneven gap between rear mudguard and tyre - accepted.
Tyre logos not lined up with valve stem - hadn't thought of that, must try harder.
Saddle angle - looks odd but feels okay.
Handlebar angle - bars were second hand - not my choice and will be replaced one day.
Brake lever QRs undone - no it isn't.
Your fence needs painting - I will tell Mrs G - that is her job.
Too much clover in your lawn - Agreed.  Out the front there is too much moss.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on November 01, 2011, 09:46:57 am
Also:

Rear brake cable outer too short - no it is fine.
Photo taken of bike with drive side crank not set vertically downward - Accepted - schoolboy error.
M!dg&*rd stays not correctly fitted with  SKS captive endcaps - this is the third bike they have been on - lost long ago.
Seat tube bottlecage in use with empty down tube cage - that is the tool box and the other cage is used for drink.
No handlebar endcaps - actually there are - they are black - stealth fitting so you can't see them.

But apart from that very nice! :-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on November 01, 2011, 09:53:58 am
Your fence needs painting - I will tell Mrs G - that is her job.

 :hand: Don't tell her I said it!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on November 01, 2011, 11:21:01 am
But how do you get the ping pong balls balanced on the brake hoods?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on November 03, 2011, 07:25:23 pm
.. and, of course, no Carradice Barley!  ;-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tenbears10 on November 16, 2011, 11:45:55 am
(http://i39.tinypic.com/msda8m.jpg)

My Condor singlespeed back in the summer sunshine.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on December 01, 2011, 04:11:10 pm
Yet another set of 'bars for the Bob Jackson - Nitto Noodles on a Technomic Deluxe stem this time, with a view to some longer rides on it this season.   One of my objectives is a 200 on fixed, which I've never done.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6436809219_738047228d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on December 01, 2011, 04:34:00 pm
Probably the best bike stand in the world.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on December 01, 2011, 05:02:03 pm
Probably the best bike stand in the world.
:thumbsup:

'tis a lovely machine as well!

(I also have the same goal this coming year - a fixed 200)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul Rainbow on December 01, 2011, 06:05:14 pm
Yes great bike that Tewdric! Here is my Fuji enjoying a day out at the seaside a few years ago when it was shiny and new...

(http://www.mediafabrica.co.uk/bike/images/fixer2.jpg)

(http://www.mediafabrica.co.uk/bike/images/fixer1.jpg)

I too will be planning on doing a fixed 200k next year, its funny that I actually ride it mainly through winter and do some pretty big distances on it but always wimp out when I think of taking it out on a 200k!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: citoyen on December 02, 2011, 01:09:21 am
I did my first 200 on fixed (an El Supremo ride in March last year) about a month after my first ever ride of any kind on fixed.  :smug:

Not on as lovely a bike as Tewdric's Bob Jackson though.

d.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on December 02, 2011, 08:42:20 am
Yet another set of 'bars for the Bob Jackson - Nitto Noodles on a Technomic Deluxe stem this time, with a view to some longer rides on it this season.   One of my objectives is a 200 on fixed, which I've never done.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6436809219_738047228d_z.jpg)

Lovely bike Tewdric but, the Carradice is a bit slack ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on December 02, 2011, 02:54:56 pm
Lovely bike Tewdric but, the Carradice is a bit slack ;)

As it should be son, as it should be..   ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: fuzzy on December 05, 2011, 08:28:35 am
Lovely bike Tewdric but, the Carradice is a bit slack ;)

As it should be son, as it should be..   ;D

Wot? The lid :o

I need to sort out my own Carradiceage in that case.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on December 09, 2011, 12:01:36 am
Wot? The lid :o

Ah I see, thought you meant the general slackness. :)

It should be buckled up of course, but it can be a good talking point on an audax as absolutely everyone around you tells you that your bag is undone.  What better way to strike up a conversation!

I'm very happy with the position now, and the 48cm Noodle bar are the first drops I've ever had that are truly wide enough for me.  They make the 46cm randonneurs on my audax bike seem positively skinny!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on December 10, 2011, 01:04:03 pm
very nice bike and photo, but that stem - so long and skinny elegant! (i'm sure it's designed properly, but still wouldn't fill me with confidence)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: DrMekon on December 10, 2011, 04:21:50 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6486946575_e556386eb5_z.jpg)

Marathon Winters fitted. Maybe enough clearance to keep the mudguards on in snow. Damn, those winters are noisy.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on December 11, 2011, 09:22:45 pm
Some previous wrongs corrected.
Valve and logos.
Carradice.
Saddle angle.
Bar angle.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/Picture004.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on December 11, 2011, 09:42:55 pm
Grass needs cutting :D

But bike looking good!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on December 12, 2011, 07:20:52 pm
You have learned well Grasshopper...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on December 12, 2011, 09:58:44 pm
Master.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 14, 2012, 06:43:55 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6696158061_d85fb907f3_m.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6696158061_d85fb907f3_b.jpg)   (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6696158463_32cbe9fd36_m.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6696158463_32cbe9fd36_b.jpg)   (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6696159097_7f80d248fb_m.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6696159097_7f80d248fb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Andrij on January 14, 2012, 06:46:12 pm
Ooh!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: border-rider on January 14, 2012, 06:48:31 pm
Lovely bike :)

(not sure about the gold, but that's a matter of personal taste: I'm not a big fan of anything that colour)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on January 14, 2012, 07:11:42 pm
That is very nice! What is it (and the hub)?  Can't zoom the pictures on my iPad enough to see!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 14, 2012, 07:34:34 pm
What is it (and the hub)?

Ti frame made by Justin Burls (http://www.burls.co.uk) of Harwich and Goldtecs hub built on Mavic Open Pro by Paul Hewitt (http://www.hewittbikefitting.co.uk/).


Can't zoom the pictures on my iPad enough to see!
Did you click on the photos to take you to the larger versions, or is that not possible on the ipad?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on January 14, 2012, 09:14:44 pm
Did you click on the photos to take you to the larger versions, or is that not possible on the ipad?

Eminently possible. Just didn't think to do it :facepalm:

Even nicer when viewed at full resolution!!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Climberruss on January 14, 2012, 11:18:04 pm
Very nice Adamski.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on January 14, 2012, 11:25:45 pm
That's lovely!

Now get some bloody endcaps on those brake cables!  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on January 15, 2012, 04:06:52 pm
You don't think that the headset, spacers, stem and cables are a bit much?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bobb on January 15, 2012, 04:17:19 pm
Blingtastic!

I assume mudguards will be going on? Bikes built with mudguard clearance without them look weird.

I also assume that those hideous handlebars are just a stop gap before you put on some proper, traditionally curved drops?  :P

Apart from that - gorgeous!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 15, 2012, 04:22:49 pm
Is that a custom Burls? What fork did you go for in the end - plenty of room for guards, I see (but I guess you're waiting 'til somebody makes them in gold  ;) ).

Hope you have many good rides on it  :thumbsup:

 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 15, 2012, 06:27:53 pm
You don't think that the headset, spacers, stem and cables are a bit much?
Nah. That's why I got a gold seatpost clamp too. It just needs some yellow handlebar tape ;)


Is that a custom Burls? What fork did you go for in the end - plenty of room for guards, I see (but I guess you're waiting 'til somebody makes them in gold  ;) )
Yes, custom frame Justin Burls, who made the the whole process very easy. The fork is an Ambrosio Momentum, chosen so I can fit long drop brakes and mudguards (which I'll add once I've bought some - silver or black?).


Hope you have many good rides on it  :thumbsup:
It'll certain be coming out on various audax rides this season.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on January 15, 2012, 07:11:49 pm
You don't think that the headset, spacers, stem and cables are a bit much?
Nah. That's why I got a gold seatpost clamp too. It just needs some yellow handlebar tape ;)

 ;D  I need to take some pictures of that, don't I?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 16, 2012, 08:51:11 pm
;D  I need to take some pictures of that, don't I?
Yes.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on January 19, 2012, 02:42:13 pm
Teh shiny  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2012, 02:48:20 pm
Too much shiny.  I need to post a picture of my overworked old nag. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on January 21, 2012, 09:35:34 am
If the Sultan of Brunei rode a fixie, it'd be like this. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh your excellence.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on January 21, 2012, 11:18:01 am
I haven't done this for a while, so here goes.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/Picture004.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on January 21, 2012, 03:12:02 pm
^^^
I like that muchly.Nicely understated to the point of being stealth-like :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: hulver on January 21, 2012, 07:18:58 pm
A bit of an update to the Langster. New bars on, swapped the drops for bullhorns. It's a bit mucky though.  :-[

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6737493129_3cc1216712_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78317074@N00/6737493129/)
Langster with bullhorns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78317074@N00/6737493129/) by hulver_uk (http://www.flickr.com/people/78317074@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jane on January 21, 2012, 07:25:25 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6696158061_d85fb907f3_m.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6696158061_d85fb907f3_b.jpg) 
They pay these teachers far too much, if you ask me.

(That is one gorgeous bike. Swoon.)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 21, 2012, 08:48:32 pm
If the Sultan of Brunei rode a fixie, it'd be like this. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh your excellence.

 ;D


They pay these teachers far too much, if you ask me.

(That is one gorgeous bike. Swoon.)
Oh. Did you not get the memo about the teacher pay increase?  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jane on January 21, 2012, 08:56:59 pm
They pay these teachers far too much, if you ask me.

(That is one gorgeous bike. Swoon.)
Oh. Did you not get the memo about the teacher pay increase?  ;)

I'm too good for them to pay me what I'm worth.  ;D

(Thinks back to first year of teaching. Mmmm.)

I'm guessing every atom of that bike has been well grafted for.



Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 21, 2012, 10:26:21 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0196.jpg)

Told you I'd bring down the tone ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jane on January 22, 2012, 07:52:02 am
No bling maybe, but tons of character.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on January 22, 2012, 08:35:26 am
No bling maybe, but tons of character.

Tons is the right word.  Kitchen sink is two words  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on January 22, 2012, 08:44:33 am
What's in the bag, Clarion?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on January 22, 2012, 08:53:01 am
What's in the bag, Clarion?

Tools for tightening the chain?  :P ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 09:33:40 am
Plenty of tools, aye, big lock, spare clothes, maps, bike brochures, Saturday Guardian, Arallsopp's book, thermos, medicines, MAL, FAK, keys, wallet, batteries, some spare parts I forgot to offload at home, folding backpack, space for the shopping we CBA to do.

You know, the usual.  Basics, like ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on January 22, 2012, 09:59:33 am
Is that a holder for a map or the newpaper?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: John Henry on January 22, 2012, 10:15:10 am
That's the first fixed/SS bike I've seen with bar end shifters.

I'm sure there's a perfectly sensible explanation.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 10:16:45 am
Mapholder.  Only just fitted it.  It's a Klickfix, so I can remove it when not needed.  I'm fed up of carrying maps in my back pocket.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 10:18:37 am
John Henry - Hi, btw - the explanation is that it is fixed, but it's not single speed. ;D

S3X appeal ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: John Henry on January 22, 2012, 10:20:11 am
John Henry - Hi, btw - the explanation is that it is fixed, but it's not single speed. ;D

S3X appeal ;)

Of course - doh, should have thought of that. Nice, by the way. I like bikes that look lived-in.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 10:39:02 am
It's actually my newest bike - by about a decade and a half!  It's my commuter/workhorse, and spends a lot of time in London, hence the complete lack of bling, and load of stickers.  Done about 9000km so far.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 01:16:54 pm
Plenty of tools, aye, big lock, spare clothes, maps, bike brochures, Saturday Guardian, Arallsopp's book, thermos, medicines, MAL, FAK, keys, wallet, batteries, some spare parts I forgot to offload at home, folding backpack, space for the shopping we CBA to do.

You know, the usual.  Basics, like ;)

Oh - and two cameras ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on January 28, 2012, 03:03:28 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMAG0176.jpg)

Recently acquired on here. Added mudguards and bull horn bars, intend to do something else re luggage but I've run out of pocket money.                                                       
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: JonBuoy on January 28, 2012, 05:15:02 pm
My new toy.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6776781045_0eb15dbe3e.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on February 03, 2012, 07:10:52 pm
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0063.jpg)

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0087.jpg)

My Singular Swift with bivvy kit in the Doethie Valley, on a S27O last weekend (like a S24O but 3 hours late).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on February 03, 2012, 07:17:00 pm
My new toy.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6776781045_0eb15dbe3e.jpg)

are you using that on tomorrow's E.M. fixed ride?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: JonBuoy on February 03, 2012, 07:35:11 pm
That's the plan.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on February 03, 2012, 08:15:52 pm
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0087.jpg)

The rear cog and disc makes it look like an optical illusion  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on February 03, 2012, 08:41:43 pm
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0087.jpg)

My Singular Swift with bivvy kit in the Doethie Valley, on a S27O last weekend (like a S24O but 3 hours late).

Chain's a bit...

 ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on February 03, 2012, 08:48:24 pm
It really was very slack.  That's my back wheel you can see in Paul's first picture - he obviously didn't want my bike showing his up cos he didn't take any pics of it. :(
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: αdαmsκι on February 03, 2012, 08:50:50 pm
That's my back wheel you can see in Paul's first picture - he obviously didn't want my bike showing his up cos he didn't take any pics of it. :(

The tiny bit of orange was enough for me to figure that out already. (Oh, and the location too!)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on February 03, 2012, 10:29:09 pm
Bob - an arty farty holga shot

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6810965325_984be29c9e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/6810965325/)
bob jackson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/6810965325/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on February 04, 2012, 08:23:45 am
Chain's a bit...

 ;D

It's not fixed, just singlespeed. No need for uber-tightness. An EBB means I can use a normal QR skewer as well.

It really was very slack.  That's my back wheel you can see in Paul's first picture - he obviously didn't want my bike showing his up cos he didn't take any pics of it. :(

Chris didn't even bring a camera, but by popular demand... (about the best picture I have, also in the Doethie Valley)
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0085.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GruB on February 04, 2012, 08:48:43 am
Did the dog 'lube' the front ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on February 04, 2012, 09:45:24 am
Chain's a bit...

 ;D

Paul - apologies if I'm teaching you to suck eggs but you may want to check your EBB. One of the pinch bolts on mine had rusted to the frame over Christmas and all the grease on the EBB itself had dried out.

P.S. What's the frame pack you have there?

It's not fixed, just singlespeed. No need for uber-tightness. An EBB means I can use a normal QR skewer as well.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on February 04, 2012, 01:54:22 pm
It's a BuggyBags (http://www.buggybags.co.uk/pages/BikeBagOptions.htm) prototype (a picture of my red On One Inbred with the framebag fitted is on that page somewhere). It's good but we were both learning and I think he's changed the design a bit in the last year so the more recent ones are even better.

I would also have a look at Wildcat bags (http://wildcatgear.co.uk/), based in Wales. Ian Barrington, who's involved in this, is an 'adventure bike racer' so knows what people want a framebag to do.

The original american companies making this sort of bag were Revelate (http://www.revelatedesigns.com/) and Carousel Design Works (http://carouseldesignworks.com/), but check out those prices, not including delivery to the UK!

Chris has a Revelate tanglebag on his Inbred in the picture above, and we both have Ortlieb large saddlebags. We're currently both awaiting seatpacks from this guy to replace the Ortliebs: http://www.bikepack.eu
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on February 04, 2012, 03:17:47 pm
Thanks - I've got a Tanglebag (I have a friend in Boston and was travelling over regularly so was ale to save on postage) but may look for something bigger for longer rides.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on February 04, 2012, 06:04:39 pm
Chain's a bit...

 ;D

It's not fixed, just singlespeed. No need for uber-tightness. An EBB means I can use a normal QR skewer as well.

It really was very slack.  That's my back wheel you can see in Paul's first picture - he obviously didn't want my bike showing his up cos he didn't take any pics of it. :(

Chris didn't even bring a camera, but by popular demand... (about the best picture I have, also in the Doethie Valley)
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/Doethie%20Bothy%20trip%20Jan%202012/CIMG0085.jpg)

Chris,you have a mudgaurd over the back wheel :o
ya big Jessie ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul D on March 10, 2012, 10:17:09 am
My Singular Swift SS has lost over a pound this week thanks to a DT Swiss XRR470 full carbon fork replacing the Singular steel one.

Rides great round the local rooty trails; loads of 'snap' means the front end goes exactly where I want it to.

Amazing that a 29er MTB fork can weigh 580g though (confirmed on my digital kitchen scales). :o

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/Dyffers/SwiftColeWood2012-03-09.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on March 21, 2012, 06:15:51 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMAG0101-1.jpg)

The Steamroller now with added cream duranos, bagman QR expedition and camper longflap. Been to a few online sales. Very pleased with the clean lines, which is what the Steamroller is about.

Photo bit dark.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on March 21, 2012, 07:11:42 pm
Another Surly, this one not quite so lean :)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6229/6857326816_d906cfee6f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/6857326816/)
Pugsley Test Flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/6857326816/) by paulfulford (http://www.flickr.com/people/paul_fulford/), on Flickr

A quick ride confirmed that it's as much fun to ride as I hoped.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on March 21, 2012, 07:56:05 pm
Vince, almost two years after he first appeared on here (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg593704#msg593704), on the day I bought him.

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/CarryFreedomTestRun_Thumb480.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/CarryFreedomTestRun.jpg)

Not a lot different from the original shot except I binned the Decathlon lights, put on a mount for an Exposure front light, fitted a better rear light, and a rack, with a mount on it's rear for a CatEye spare rear (there's also a mount for a Dinotte rear light on there, but that was just for experimentation).

Normally Vince has studded snow tyres on him, as befits his snow and ice bike status, but I swapped him back over to some road(ish) tyres for some random grunt work.

The freewheel is also slightly smaller, so the gearing isn't quite as insanely spinny as it was.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on March 21, 2012, 08:15:30 pm
Tim, how are the brakes on that?  I remember seeing one when they came out and thinking they'd  be the first change I'd make.

P.S. How's the Peregrine coming along? Did I miss the pictures?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 21, 2012, 08:31:59 pm
So the light is more expensive than the bike? ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: TimO on March 21, 2012, 08:50:09 pm
Pretty much everything is more expensive than the bike!

When I put the studded tyres on it, that doubled it's cost (almost).  With the rack, rear light, pedals, and front light mount, it cost almost three times the cost of the bike alone.

The trailer is worth as much again, and yes, the Dinotte light is worth more than either the bike or trailer (but not quite both of them!)

The brakes are still OK.  They are cheap V-brakes, but adequate.  I'll keep an eye on them, and if and when they die, I'll likely replace them with a set of whatever the cheapest Shimano V-brakes are at that point.  It doesn't get used very heavily, so I'm not too worried about loosing a brake and suddenly having problems.

The Peregrine is being constructed, I'm truing the wheels currently.  I laced them up at the weekend, but I haven't trued a fresh wheel for a while, so I'm taking it slowly and carefully.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 26, 2012, 12:02:58 pm
I've had this for a long time, and this is the third strip-down and rebuild I've done on it. Thought it might be nice fixed this time.

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe1.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe2.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe3.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe4.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe5.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe6.jpg)

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/bike/superbe7.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on March 26, 2012, 12:50:53 pm
That looks delightful.

Does use of the brakes have any effect on the speed?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 26, 2012, 01:04:50 pm
They have a lot more effect than they used to before the rebuild! It's possible to bring it to a stop, with a bit of forward planning, but I'm not likely to go over the handlebars any time soon... the brake blocks are leather with rubber sides, supposedly to aid stopping in the wet but they don't really help much.

Took it out yesterday for a ride in the sunshine, and it was a revelation - instead of trying to "get somewhere" at any kind of speed, you just roll gently along, taking in the countryside, slightly faster than the joggers. Fantastic. I'm so going to do the next audax on it. For which I'll undoubtedly need a wicker basket on the front with cake, brown ale and a tartan rug.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 26, 2012, 03:32:47 pm
I may be contacting you soon for tips on rod brakes.

Lovely looking bike.  Fixed makes a lot of sense where other brakes might be a bit less than effective.  And the simplicity of that bike is lovely. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 26, 2012, 06:13:29 pm
I may be contacting you soon for tips on rod brakes.

Lovely looking bike.  Fixed makes a lot of sense where other brakes might be a bit less than effective.  And the simplicity of that bike is lovely. :thumbsup:

Thank you.  :)

I don't really want to put too much welly into leg braking until the cotter pins are properly bedded in.
Lest anyone thinks I'm being suicidal, the brakes are not really that bad - it's a bit like driving a car with drums & no servo, you just think ahead and don't hoon around knowing you can rely on the brakes to get you out of trouble. Risk compensation anyone? I rode that bike round London for years, including as a courier (laughed at for riding single speed no less) and only had one really hairy moment when a van turned in front in the rain.

So what do you have Clarion? Ask away, but rod brakes are the simples: the trick is to make sure the rods are as straight as possible so there's no slack in the system, and you take up any slack at the pivots by adjusting the fron nuts.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 26, 2012, 09:28:17 pm
I'll be getting an Elswick Hopper soon, but it'll be three-speed freewheel rather than fixed.  Meanwhile, to break the spell of all these stripped down gleaming fixeds, here's my stickered up workhorse half way through some down & dirty off road on Hampstead Heath the other morning:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0164.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0165.jpg)

Yes, that is a pannier as well as my saddlebag.

Yes, that is a propstand.

Yes, that is a mapcase on the front.  I was on my commute, but I don't usually go via Hampstead Heath & Finsbury Park. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: welshwheels on March 26, 2012, 09:39:40 pm
 A prop stand will be my next investment  8) 8) 


THUMBS UP FOR THE WORK HORSE  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on March 26, 2012, 09:50:43 pm
  Meanwhile, to break the spell of all these stripped down gleaming fixeds,

Be assured that my Langster is quite the opposite of gleaming.It's actually the most cruddy bike in the stable.I've convinced myself that the lack of several sprockets,two mechs & jockey wheels means that it needs less attention than the other bikes.When I do clean it (next blue moon) it's the easiest to do.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 26, 2012, 09:56:52 pm
welshwheels, you can be my friend :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: welshwheels on March 26, 2012, 09:59:51 pm
It is a reminder that firstly the bicycle was a tool and then a toy use the bugger for what it is intended  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on March 26, 2012, 10:02:48 pm
Does use of the brakes have any effect on the speed?
My Dad passed on his Raleigh All Steel Bicycle to me, and it got me my first sports bike.

Even though I rebuilt them, the rod brakes never did much. A master at school saw me foot braking in a side road. He happened to be a friend of Dad's and told him that I had nearly hit his car. Maybe it was true, but I hadn't noticed it - I was probably used to the foot braking ;D

Anyway, a white Falcon five-speed was duly purchased second hand, and took me on my early rides with friends and clubs. I've still got the head badge :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on March 29, 2012, 03:38:26 am
Gayest bike on the forum just got a little bit gayer:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6091/6879507842_e78600cffa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/6879507842/in/photostream)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 29, 2012, 08:45:22 am
You'll be getting yourself a reputation.

Good thing you can ride faster than Reg! ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 29, 2012, 09:13:13 am
Given the brake isn't connected, it'll take him a while to slow down...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 29, 2012, 10:00:32 am
Brakes are for wimps! :D

</londonhipstertwat>
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on March 29, 2012, 10:13:23 pm
A can of Nitromors, 4 sheets of wet and dry, a tube of Autosol and 2 days of elbow grease and stickerbike (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22914.msg411540#msg411540) has become shiny bike.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/shiny.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 29, 2012, 10:19:30 pm
Very shiny.

Meanwhile, back with stickers, I was sitting on the stoop in Brixton this evening, and decided to take a couple of photos:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0335.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0336.jpg)

Kinda like that second one :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: kyuss on March 30, 2012, 12:43:38 am
Be assured that my Langster is quite the opposite of gleaming.It's actually the most cruddy bike in the stable.I've convinced myself that the lack of several sprockets,two mechs & jockey wheels means that it needs less attention than the other bikes. When I do clean it (next blue moon) it's the easiest to do.

It's true though. This is the first time in 2 years my bike has had a proper clean other than a chain degrease and a hose down. It was properly filthy. But it's never failed me. And it only took 20 minutes to completely take apart, and another 20 to put back together. I can't imagine how much time it would have taken to do the same to my geared bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bomber on April 05, 2012, 04:22:04 pm
I've posted a couple of pics of my macinato on another thread but not on here I think, so here's one from yesterdays ride;

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/534879_10150708357962080_512382079_9464263_797986961_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 06, 2012, 07:02:13 am
That's lovely, and a good pic too.

But... 1:4 and no spare brake?  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on April 06, 2012, 07:30:47 am
 

That's lovely, and a good pic too.

But... 1:4 and no spare brake?  ;)


He's a ZZ Top cyclist.
He's Got Legs
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on April 06, 2012, 07:31:27 am
& he knows how to use them
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bomber on April 06, 2012, 10:38:59 am
That's lovely, and a good pic too.

But... 1:4 and no spare brake?  ;)

Thanks!  I've only ridden up that hill so far :smug:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulR on April 22, 2012, 12:59:39 am
The commuter has acquired a different frameset
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/pearson.jpg)
and here it is seen with its summer front wheel, courtesy of the Things
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 22, 2012, 12:14:16 pm
New mudguards and bar tape on the fixed wheel:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7101716695_8a582031af_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/7101716695/)
Black fix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/7101716695/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr

It's a bit mucky but I couldn't be bothered to clean it for the third time in 15 days just for the photo.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on April 22, 2012, 12:55:31 pm
 Already said this on Flickr but it's worth saying again "Very nice"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 23, 2012, 04:49:16 pm
Looks like it wants to be ridden.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on April 23, 2012, 04:55:46 pm
White mudguards - they're just so right.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 23, 2012, 10:31:11 pm
Looks like it wants to be ridden.

And I want to ride it. My favourite bike, it gets used for audax, commuting, touring and club runs. Only original parts are the frame, brakes, rear hub, saddle and headset. It's probably due a respray soon.

White mudguards - they're just so right.

Seeing yours on the Elenydd convinced me they'd look good on my bike too. My wife hates them.  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: spesh on April 24, 2012, 05:41:50 pm
And here's my other Specialized - it's a 2010 Langster, with a few tweaks to enable the fitting of normal mudguards rather than say, Race Blades or the Crud road bike mudguards. It tends to be used for shorter commutes and general utility riding, hence the meat tenderiser pedals...

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p534/pompeybiker/My%20wheels/Langster_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 01, 2012, 08:39:24 pm
First shot of new cockpit

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0388.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trumpet on May 02, 2012, 08:18:20 pm
First shot of new cockpit

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0388.jpg)

Any prizes for guessing the public convenience?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 02, 2012, 08:21:40 pm
Since it is named in a neighbouring thread, no. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: itsbruce on May 16, 2012, 01:44:25 pm
Early 70s Pat Hanlon racing frame.  Still tinkering with components but it works:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/7209082432_bed3be97ec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/7209082432/in/set-72157629833646969/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7209080794_131fd0fab4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/7209080794/in/set-72157629833646969/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5113/7209079728_804a30b189_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsbruce/7209079728/in/set-72157629833646969/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 16, 2012, 01:53:42 pm
Splendid.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: origamist on May 29, 2012, 04:49:44 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6808315853_8c4112a9c9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16114972@N00/6808315853/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2012, 05:02:55 pm
That's low.  What is it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on May 29, 2012, 05:07:53 pm
it looks like a track frame for a very tall rider,dontyathink?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2012, 05:10:27 pm
Origamist  = very tall rider.

I'm concerned.  He's fast enough on a Charge Plug.  That bike must be only a fraction of the weight.  I can't quite see the Reynolds transfer, but I think it's 853.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: origamist on May 30, 2012, 10:54:03 am
That's low.  What is it?

It's a Lee Cooper (via 14 Bike Co): http://customcycleframes.blogspot.co.uk/

Reynolds 853/0S main triangle, 725/0S stays.

Quite a bit slimmer than the Charge (the carbon fork makes a big difference) but then again, the Scharnhorst was probably lighter than a Charge Plug!

I saw Tim's lovely new bike (Oak Cycles) this morning at Clapham South:
(http://www.oakcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/L1120246-610x457.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on May 30, 2012, 10:58:32 am
Tim's got a new bike?  That pink Roberts with the Rastafarian forks was one of the most distinctive on my commute!

But I see he has the red gold & green theme going on with the new steed.  Good for him.  He's a nice bloke.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on the new bike.  Though I have to tell you that it was the consensus of the assembled Cyclchatters last night that, if you have a lighter bike, you'll just be a blur. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on May 30, 2012, 11:11:38 am
Probably time for an update:

An expensive AW3 remix (S3X+freewheel)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544778_10150826886271636_969701893_n.jpg)

Genesis off-road fettle (fixed/free, but running fixed in the photo):
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/560006_10150822255096636_527151635_9794821_1560078494_n.jpg)

Slightly-crap phone photos, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on May 31, 2012, 08:48:58 am
Roadrat, loaded up for the Welsh Ride Thing (http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/pages/WelshRideThing.html) this weekend:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7303494128_25240bd16f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/7303494128/)
Loaded 'rat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26008756@N08/7303494128/) by cnarborough (http://www.flickr.com/people/26008756@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tail End Charlie on June 05, 2012, 07:51:25 am
That's a great set up, Chris. I've never heard of the WRT and have just spent some time looking at the site, great stuff on it. I used to do similar when much younger and am beginning to wonder if I could do again. Hmmmm.
Thankyou so much for bringing to my attention.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on June 05, 2012, 12:54:26 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMAG0186.jpg)
A few new bits. Specialized phat bar tape, its very nice to touch.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 05, 2012, 01:08:26 pm
That's a great set up, Chris. I've never heard of the WRT and have just spent some time looking at the site, great stuff on it. I used to do similar when much younger and am beginning to wonder if I could do again. Hmmmm.
Thankyou so much for bringing to my attention.
It's something I've sorta-kinda looked at over the past couple of years - I'll be looking at it a bit more seriously now that I've made a few Plans (the capital P is justified ;) ). The Dyfi Enduro is in my sights too - not quite the WRT, but good preparation if nowt else.

There's also the fact that I've not been to Wales for ages, and it'd be a great chance to catch up with some folks I was at Uni with.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on June 06, 2012, 09:25:04 am
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMAG0187.jpg)

Mid commute this morning.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 06, 2012, 10:57:28 am
That's a very low position.  But a nice set up.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on June 06, 2012, 11:02:13 am
You're right, just giving it a try, had flat bullhorns before. Its a good way to get my belly on the crossbar.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on June 06, 2012, 11:05:23 am
I have quite a low position, but I couldn't manage something that extreme for commuting.  if it suits you, then fine.  I'm certainly looking at flat bullhorns for my conversions.
Title: Re: Enigma Fixed Wheel - total overkill... but nice!
Post by: Gog yn y De on June 23, 2012, 07:04:36 pm

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5308/5571342607_29c06811de.jpg)


I've just finished some fettling - replace rear mudguard as it had cracked, replace Carradice for an Altura Arran seat post bag, bit of maintenance here and there, new chain (KMC D-101) and fitted some MKS NJS Chain tugs to get things in perfect alignment - this new shot was so sparkly, I just had to put it up to compare it with the previous dull version  ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7426812266_2b131dcfbc_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 23, 2012, 07:10:25 pm
Tidy  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 28, 2012, 09:59:04 am
Touring fixed
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0697-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 28, 2012, 10:10:58 am
Touring fixed
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0697-1.jpg)

I'll join you if you're off to Holland, the Fens or you've found a country which is entirely downhill.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 28, 2012, 10:19:47 am
It was between Cambridge and Mildenhall, so, while there were a couple of hills between Kennett and the Wilbrahams, it wasn't exactly mountainous.

I'm definitely paying for it today, though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 28, 2012, 12:18:25 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMAG0186.jpg)
A few new bits. Specialized phat bar tape, its very nice to touch.

I think this may be one of the nicest looking Fixed bikes I've seen.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on August 28, 2012, 03:17:11 pm
Cheers. I'm swapping the bars for drops with brakes though for a slightly less extreme position and some A319 wheels.

I'll post a picture when done though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 29, 2012, 04:38:21 pm
On my Surrey 100k
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_1526.jpg)

I was actually heading to Ripley, but couldn't lean the bike from the other side ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 30, 2012, 10:30:50 am
What ratio are you running?  Every time I go off road, I wish for higher and lower gears in rapid succession.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on August 30, 2012, 11:14:37 am
What ratio are you running?  Every time I go off road, I wish for higher and lower gears in rapid succession.

Umm, don't know - 18 at the back and what was the middle ring at the front. It's quite hard up my hill and too spinny on the way down, so I figure it's about right all round. I only use it on unmetalled roads at worst though as I'm running M+s at the mo. Sorry, not much help I know.

Probably 32 if it's a standard mtb ring. 32:18's as good a starting point as any :) for a ss mountain bike. It's gets easier but you'll always end up walking - as someone has in their sig on another forum "I have three speeds: sitting, standing and pushing"
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 30, 2012, 11:20:45 am
What ratio are you running?  Every time I go off road, I wish for higher and lower gears in rapid succession.


From Wikipedia
Quote
Derailleur gears are a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles, consisting of a chain, multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 30, 2012, 11:27:17 am
That sounds ridiculous, Captain. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on August 30, 2012, 11:35:54 am


From Wikipedia
Quote
Derailleur gears are a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles, consisting of a chain, multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another

Sounds just like my system! To give a little more detail I have a range of sprockets in my spares box and a chain whip (the mechanism to which I believe the article referred) to assist in switching between one sprocket and another :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ray 6701 on August 30, 2012, 12:43:10 pm


From Wikipedia
Quote
Derailleur gears are a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles, consisting of a chain, multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another

Sounds just like my system! To give a little more detail I have a range of sprockets in my spares box and a chain whip (the mechanism to which I believe the article referred) to assist in switching between one sprocket and another :D

And you carry that with you on every ride  ???

Thought not  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 30, 2012, 12:46:36 pm
I carry two spare gears on every fixed ride.  But only one sprocket ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on August 30, 2012, 01:12:06 pm


From Wikipedia
Quote
Derailleur gears are a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles, consisting of a chain, multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another

Sounds just like my system! To give a little more detail I have a range of sprockets in my spares box and a chain whip (the mechanism to which I believe the article referred) to assist in switching between one sprocket and another :D

And you carry that with you on every ride  ???

Thought not  ;D

Fair point, although on one bike I have the potential (but haven't used yet) to change gear by swapping ont and rear wheels.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bobb on August 30, 2012, 04:52:51 pm
I carry two spare gears on every fixed ride.  But only one sprocket ;)

I don't know how you live with yourself. CHEAT!!  :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moose57 on August 30, 2012, 07:41:23 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/478569_10151125763848399_232667153_o.jpg)

Not mine a mates, sunglasses anyone?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on August 30, 2012, 07:42:40 pm
Apparently, the bike shows have a lot of lime green in next year's bikes, so your mate, while having no taste, is at least ahead of the wave. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moose57 on August 30, 2012, 09:24:59 pm
You're right, the only taste he has is for beer.
I will tell him that with hardly any effort at all he has become a trendsetter. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: welshwheels on August 30, 2012, 09:29:25 pm
the goose is not impressed  :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on August 30, 2012, 09:30:21 pm
You're right, the only taste he has is for beer.
I will tell him that with hardly any effort at all he has become a trendsetter. ;D

Umm... It's more Hoxton.

Less mid-Kent, as it were.....
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on October 15, 2012, 09:44:16 am
Clarion was right about the pursuit bars. A more conventional set up has me smiling. New wheels -ambrosio hubs on mavic 319s.

Quick snap at dawn today.

 (http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/IMG_20121015_090255.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on October 15, 2012, 10:00:21 am
^^^^

Pretty view and pretty bike!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on October 15, 2012, 10:09:16 am
That looks much better, great picture too!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on October 15, 2012, 10:48:39 am
That looks spot on.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: DrMekon on October 15, 2012, 01:29:31 pm
Clarion was right about the pursuit bars. A more conventional set up has me smiling. New wheels -ambrosio hubs on mavic 319s.

Quick snap at dawn today.


Nice setup, but I'm amazed you can cope with a B17 with that much drop - I find it pushes places I don't want to be pushed with that much drop. Much more comfy on a team pro.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on October 15, 2012, 06:13:04 pm
My 'other' Genesis (ie. not the orange one) in quasi-bikepacking mode (still 'quasi' 'cos I'm waiting for the frame bag) - fitted the handlebar sling, put a couple of bricks in the SQR bag and took it for a spin round the block. It handles rather nicely, thankyouvermuch.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9esReiE1psA/UHxCEo3PmqI/AAAAAAAAAfo/4A_oqVh3np8/s647/P1000781.JPG)

The only real change that needs to be made, apart from the frame bag, is a decent set of hardpack tyres.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on October 18, 2012, 09:07:47 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AYroFoKsR1w/UIBc7WOXnwI/AAAAAAAACbk/cLZrmgFpPWc/s640/IMG_0045.JPG)

single-speedified folding bike with the new set of wheels and handlebars. gear is 71"ish (biggest 'ring and smallest cog it can accomodate). despite being flexy as an overcooked noodle still fun to ride and now that sturmey archer hub is gone - silent as well.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on October 19, 2012, 08:56:17 am
That's a bit different.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on November 28, 2012, 12:04:18 pm
Orbit S/S (It was a Fixed for one day, the day I took that photo)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Fixed1640.jpg?t=1248180458)

Whoops I did it again...

Courtesy of Revrob (of this (and his own) Parish)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XZXwNU1xg6s/ULX7MvwmErI/AAAAAAAAAqA/R2_mST0HC2o/s640/pinarello%25201.jpg)

I see it as my ideal Winter bike.  Low maintenance and reliable.

However, having seen it (and felt how light it is) I may invest some time and money into it next year, when the sun finally comes out.

For now I'll probably fit a bigger chainring, one of my Brooks saddles (unless this one is OK), possibly a new set of SKS guards and see winter out on it.

Anyway, watch this space.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on November 28, 2012, 02:46:42 pm
I thought I'd posted this before, but here's my singlespeed commuter.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6FYNiW1POMs/ULIUrY4ZJHI/AAAAAAAABTk/MuUn7WXV9Z8/s576/DSCF1255.JPG)
It's based on a 2009 Claud Butler hybrid frame with DiaCompe 287V levers and with wheels and bits handed down from other bikes.

Mudguards are card covered in duct-tape with the rear guard strengthened with lengths of old brake cable.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: got on November 28, 2012, 09:39:32 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FoglUZQNajQ/UHcmUS48AXI/AAAAAAAAAs8/FLcAn4R_pBo/s640/2012-10-11%252015.59.27.jpg)

my winter commuter. only a couple of months of fixed riding under my belt so far (having had the rear rebuilt as fixed when i was getting the dynohub wheel built), but enjoying it immensely!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2012, 09:42:11 pm
Looks neat.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Bodgeit on December 01, 2012, 02:23:40 pm
Everyone likes a dirty picture  :P

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/bodgeit/IMAG0171.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on December 15, 2012, 09:51:33 pm
few modifications to my (previously) fixie (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CDMeCL46BHk/To3E7fDkcEI/AAAAAAAABjE/tZM3ZT_agus/s640/IMGP0669.jpg). it is freewheel now and lower gearing (44x18 vs 48x18), riser stem and handlebars, and flat pedals. run-about bike, used for going to the shops, parkruns and sometimes - commute, when the roads are dry.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lxs4t_LWZ3w/UMzs8WUMopI/AAAAAAAACg8/mx24pRUVSL8/s640/IMG_0455.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on December 17, 2012, 05:04:09 pm
single-speedified folding bike with the new set of wheels and handlebars. gear is 71"ish (biggest 'ring and smallest cog it can accomodate). despite being flexy as an overcooked noodle still fun to ride and now that sturmey archer hub is gone - silent as well.
I like that very much. :thumbsup: How does that stem arrangement work, is it stock or is it something I could do to my folder*? I take it the QR below the stem lets it fold.

thanks yellowhammer, i've changed the handlepost/stem arrangement to a less upright and more comfortable/efficient position, that resembles my audax bike. the bike doesn't fold as neat as it was originally designed, but i don't really need it to fold small (the only place i fold it in half is on trains, few times a year). current stem bodge is a bit crude and i have few ideas how to upgrade it (are seatposts strong enough to serve as a steerer tube?). longer stem changed over-reactive steering that is now more suitable for longer distances. i'm a big fan of swept back handlebars, they are comfy for up to 2-300k. big fun, that bike is!

what is it that you want to change about your handlebar/stem?

edit: that's how the stock bike looked like:

(http://www.bikes2udirect.com/bikes_html/images/items/B2132.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 24, 2012, 09:41:40 pm
The Green Machine (Genesis Fortitude Adventure, singlespeed build) - all ready for a 'loaded trail test' on Boxing Day and possibly a cheeky bikepacking trip over New Year1

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/images/genesis-ss.png)

1 - assuming the landscape hasn't dissolved with all the rain by then.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on December 24, 2012, 11:49:28 pm
 I can't help thinking that drinks bottle won't be worth drinking from after a mile on a dirt track :D great touring bike though
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 24, 2012, 11:54:58 pm
I can't help thinking that drinks bottle won't be worth drinking from after a mile on a dirt track :D great touring bike though
The red one is a fuel bottle, so I definitely won't be drinking from that one1 :)
As for the bottles on the forks, I normally use bottles with 'proper' caps but Sod's Law dictates that I can't find any of them. I'll use decent capped bottles if I decide to do my cheeky weekender over New Year, but for the planned Boxing Day test ride a bog-standard bottle will do.

I shall be investing in a Camelbak or similar at some point, just got to decide which one.

1 - I'm teetotal, for a start ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 24, 2013, 01:57:46 pm
The project bike:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8503775678_e6d59d863a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/8503775678/)

Frame is probably (not 100% sure) a Freddie Grubb of indeterminate age (but it's pretty old, I think). Has been subject to a DIY paintjob from a previous owner and doesn't look great, so the intention is to have it powdercoated at some point (though I might actually save up and get it properly enamelled...). I wanted to ride it a bit first though, as there's no point in paying £lots to make it look pretty if I don't like the way it rides. Eventually it will probably sport the honey Brooks that's been on a bookshelf since I decided it looked wrong on the hybrid, along with some matching bar tape and handlebar streamers. In the meantime, I've got zebra stripy bar tape. Like splash, but different. :D
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 24, 2013, 03:21:15 pm
Bob Jackson in current config - except I have lowered the stem about 2 cm. New SKS Longboards. Might commute on it this week.

(http://sergeantpluck.smugmug.com/photos/i-dSNRxDw/0/L/i-dSNRxDw-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2013, 03:34:49 pm
Cor, those are lovely bikes.
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Post by: marcusjb on February 24, 2013, 04:42:51 pm
Sargeant. How long have you lived in Chiswicky direction? Have you commuted on that last year?

I swear I followed you a couple of times last summer. Certainly someone with a blue BJ anyway!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: DrMekon on February 24, 2013, 04:50:29 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8503054671_8d60010f6e_c.jpg)

I was 'on the rivet' trying to improve a strava segment on my fixed.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on February 24, 2013, 05:06:07 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8503775678_e6d59d863a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/8503775678/)
What's the saddle bag? I'm thinking forwards to a possible LEJOG on a road bike without panniers....
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 24, 2013, 05:28:50 pm
Sargeant. How long have you lived in Chiswicky direction? Have you commuted on that last year?

I swear I followed you a couple of times last summer. Certainly someone with a blue BJ anyway!

I moved here in October, but before that I was across the river in Kew / Sheen. The bike had black or no mudguards until recently though.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 24, 2013, 05:51:42 pm
What's the saddle bag? I'm thinking forwards to a possible LEJOG on a road bike without panniers....

It's a Carradura Maxi (http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&product_id=31).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on February 24, 2013, 06:00:58 pm
Sargeant. How long have you lived in Chiswicky direction? Have you commuted on that last year?

I swear I followed you a couple of times last summer. Certainly someone with a blue BJ anyway!

I moved here in October, but before that I was across the river in Kew / Sheen. The bike had black or no mudguards until recently though.

May not have been you, but I have distinct memories of two occasions following a lovely blue Bob Jackson through kensington and hammer smith, ridden by someone just that little bit too fast for me!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 24, 2013, 06:06:06 pm
ridden by someone just that little bit too fast for me!

Definitely not me then...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on February 25, 2013, 09:35:37 am
What's the saddle bag? I'm thinking forwards to a possible LEJOG on a road bike without panniers....

It's a Carradura Maxi (http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&product_id=31).
Thanks!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on February 25, 2013, 05:52:06 pm
The project bike:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8503775678_e6d59d863a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/8503775678/)

Frame is probably (not 100% sure) a Freddie Grubb of indeterminate age (but it's pretty old, I think). Has been subject to a DIY paintjob from a previous owner and doesn't look great, so the intention is to have it powdercoated at some point (though I might actually save up and get it properly enamelled...). I wanted to ride it a bit first though, as there's no point in paying £lots to make it look pretty if I don't like the way it rides. Eventually it will probably sport the honey Brooks that's been on a bookshelf since I decided it looked wrong on the hybrid, along with some matching bar tape and handlebar streamers. In the meantime, I've got zebra stripy bar tape. Like splash, but different. :D

I've been saying for ages, we need to do a Durham pub run.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on February 25, 2013, 06:03:21 pm
I've been saying for ages, we need to do a Durham pub run.
;D

(but seriously, I'd be up for that one weekend if I'm visiting my folks)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on February 25, 2013, 08:45:57 pm
It's probably quite unlikely, unless Slowcoach comes out to play. But who knows, if there's demand...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 26, 2013, 01:15:23 pm
Durham pub run sounds good! Though I'd bring gears, and lots of them... :demon:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on March 10, 2013, 09:13:02 am
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8544532132_ba97165bbc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544532132/)
P3109327a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544532132/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8233/8544580828_40d61f901f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580828/)
P3109346a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580828/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8544580700_563510de1b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580700/)
P3109335a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580700/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8544580882_f18a795d5a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580882/)
P3109344a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580882/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8544580968_074d9976c6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580968/)
P3109333a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/8544580968/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

38x16 with 28c Vittoria Randonneurs  (63.6")

I've still got a Carradice Bagman and Barley saddlebag to fit :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 10, 2013, 09:20:44 am
Cor, mister, that's a nice bike you got there.  How many gears has it got?  One?  That's rubbish! ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on March 10, 2013, 12:05:57 pm
That's very very nice Windy.I particularly like the clip'nstraps.
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Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 10, 2013, 01:47:19 pm
That is beautiful Windy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Feline on March 10, 2013, 02:39:46 pm
What a lovely bike Windy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on March 19, 2013, 10:59:31 am
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/fixed/Josette/20130318_155050_zpsdce58ea1.jpg)

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Josette?  Or Joan, when I've made my mind up.

Peugeot mixte frame circa 1983, Carbolite 103 steel, front wheel Campag hub provided by Clarion, rear wheel Suntour hub, mavic rim, built by the Great And Mighty MSeries.  Campagnolo brake levers, Deda bars, pedals and toeclips swiped from torslanda's road bike (with the amazing perpetual motion bearings), chainset rescued from my dead Pompino, Brooks saddle obtained from tiermat.  Original 'guards and rac.  New powdercoated shiny stem provided by torslanda.  Original android phone pouch.

Now, I could have built this myself but I don't trust myself making vehicles, since making jam sandwiches sometimes ends in disaster and for given values of 'disaster' there's potential for Bad Stuff here.  So a Facebook exchange with John of John's Bikes, Middleton, led to the swift purchase of a frame on e-bay and there was no going back after that.

I think she's beautiful.

Pictured yesterday after she'd been to shyumu's for a coffee and a natter, and come home through a curtain of polystyrene balls.

She rides lovely she does.
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Post by: LEE on March 19, 2013, 11:02:32 am
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8544532132_ba97165bbc.jpg)

that's lovely
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Post by: clarion on March 19, 2013, 11:04:53 am
LG, that is a lovely bike, and I hope to see it in the metal sometime soon.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on March 19, 2013, 11:38:23 am
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/fixed/Josette/20130318_155050_zpsdce58ea1.jpg)



Very nice :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on March 19, 2013, 11:39:30 am
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8544532132_ba97165bbc.jpg)

that's lovely

Yes, it really is.  Beautiful lines.
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Post by: tiermat on March 19, 2013, 11:41:23 am
LG, that is a lovely bike, and I hope to see it in the metal sometime soon.

That photo really doesn't do the colour any justice.

It is a lovely, lovely bike, and something different from all the other fixies you see out on the streets.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on March 19, 2013, 11:46:09 am
That photo really doesn't do the colour any justice.

It is a lovely, lovely bike, and something different from all the other fixies you see out on the streets.

Singlespeeds, on the other hand ...   ::-)

http://michauxclub.com/
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on March 19, 2013, 08:41:27 pm


I think she's beautiful.



bike & rider :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on March 19, 2013, 08:44:06 pm


I think she's beautiful.



bike & rider :thumbsup:

<blush>

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on March 20, 2013, 12:52:12 pm


I think she's beautiful.



bike & rider :thumbsup:

Careful Jogler, you'll be back in the stocks at Sandon before you know it ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on March 20, 2013, 09:24:31 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/fixed/Josette/20130318_155050_zpsdce58ea1.jpg)

I think she's beautiful.

If anyone is interested there's a photo montage (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.569455939740782.1073741825.497955230224187&type=3) on FaceAche . . .
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: savine on March 21, 2013, 03:10:00 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QSAf6ZOTQdY/UNgUGjz81SI/AAAAAAAABb0/nab94GJobyM/s1600/20121120_185922.jpg)

this is my winter fixed, i built the frame four years ago on a dave yates frame building course. it originaly had a carbon fork but i wanted a straight steel one and i built this fork a year or so back. since being on dave´s course i´ve built eighteen frames, three of which being fixed with one of them being for the mtb xc world champion from 2011 jose hermida.

this is built up with king headst, ritchey wcs stem, procraft bars, ritchey wcs post, brooks pro saddle, trp long reach brakes, dt rims, paul rear hub, front hub is from schmidt/son with light from the same, campa record brake levers, chorus chainset running gearing of 44 - 18 and as always speedplay pedals.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Dsdsa-Iaiq0/UOSoDcpQyhI/AAAAAAAABcc/7i2iJQYSuk0/s1600/20130102_171457.jpg)

this is a new good weather frame for me in oversize columbus tubing which i have´nt finished building up. has a carbon ritchey fork with wheels being on dt rims, front hub a mavic 571 and the rear being from paul comps. chainset is sram red, red brakes and force levers having had the inners removed. cockpit is still undecided,headset is a pink acros, seatpost is an old shannon and a team issue san marco regal. i´ll bung it up when completed.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 21, 2013, 05:16:14 pm
Those are very nice.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LindaG on March 22, 2013, 06:50:48 am
Nice!

If that's your shed - respect.

Looks like Spa Cycles!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: savine on March 22, 2013, 07:32:08 am
Nah that ain't my shed it's just the workshop I use, would be a nice to have such a space as a shed. It's in a village near Stuttgart.....a fair trot away from Spa Cycles.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on March 22, 2013, 07:55:53 am
I'd die for a shed/workshop like that - but it wouldn't be much use to me then ???
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: DrMekon on March 22, 2013, 04:17:02 pm
Very nice. Love the colour.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Canardly on March 22, 2013, 09:23:16 pm
Yes nicely done.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: savine on March 23, 2013, 01:13:42 pm
Yet another set of 'bars for the Bob Jackson - Nitto Noodles on a Technomic Deluxe stem this time, with a view to some longer rides on it this season.   One of my objectives is a 200 on fixed, which I've never done.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6436809219_738047228d_z.jpg)

this n the other blue bob jackson are the dogs.....loving the combination of brooks n nitto. my only problem is withe beer can, would of gone better with a can a tennants super but hay thats only a minor quibble.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on March 24, 2013, 06:03:07 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0059_zps668c0f26.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_2869_zps0888fe7d.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: andyoxon on March 29, 2013, 10:07:52 pm
The project bike:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8503775678_e6d59d863a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/8503775678/)

...

What's the make/model of this saddle bag?   :)  phanta or anyone...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on March 30, 2013, 11:31:41 am
It's a Carradice. More specifically the Prima Maxi (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/luggage/cycling-bags-and-cases/seat-bag-seat-wedge/product/review-carradice-prima-maxi-saddlepack-10018)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: savine on April 22, 2013, 12:03:19 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TNd2ZW6ThEw/UXUCe895EhI/AAAAAAAABvE/PhY8H1Ih8H8/s1600/20130408_181227.jpg)

now got around to building up my good weathered fixed. a couple of changes to what i had planned being a phil wood rear hub and fsa k-force chainset, rolls nicely just need the sun now. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on April 23, 2013, 04:20:37 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TNd2ZW6ThEw/UXUCe895EhI/AAAAAAAABvE/PhY8H1Ih8H8/s1600/20130408_181227.jpg)

now got around to building up my good weathered fixed. a couple of changes to what i had planned being a phil wood rear hub and fsa k-force chainset, rolls nicely just need the sun now. ;D

Wow! Looks great.

Chains a bit tight.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on May 19, 2013, 02:46:58 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/6b333d61deaf4551135f6d63a9124c8f_zps0ea0c434.jpg)

His n hers steamrollers.......aw bless
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on May 20, 2013, 04:42:35 pm
My new Trek 4th District straight after driving it home from Kendal this afternoon :D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_VMGp-0JXdk/UZpBriTbicI/AAAAAAAABgE/qJIHhXFJWr4/s640/2013-05-20.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bbDX14xRok4/UZpBrjwUdgI/AAAAAAAABgM/1_5vw_zU4YA/s512/2013-05-20.jpg)

It even comes with a split in the seat stay (black bit) so I could convert to belt drive later if wanted :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YQkDKsrUQ9M/UZpBrhu3YxI/AAAAAAAABgI/jTorXHRO-rw/s640/2013-05-20.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Christophe on May 21, 2013, 03:20:03 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/6b333d61deaf4551135f6d63a9124c8f_zps0ea0c434.jpg)

His n hers steamrollers.......aw bless

Phwoooar. What a lovely pair of Steamrollers!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on May 23, 2013, 04:57:08 pm
Genesis Day-One Disc (56cm)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PgY84ydV2KU/UZSSGNiQO6I/AAAAAAAABCo/344nyEvhc2o/w958-h719-no/IMG_8939.JPG)

Modifications from Standard:
Thorn Chainring 43T
White Industries Freewheel 17T
Shwalbe Marathons 700x25
SKS Guards (Narrow)
Brooks B17 Special
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 03, 2013, 12:01:57 am
déja vu, anyone?

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/day01.jpg)

No, it's not LEE's, it's my new fixed, a 52cm Genesis Day 01 disc.  (actually it's notmy new fixed, yet - I'm still waiting for my sprocket to arrive, so in the mean time, I've built it up with the freewheel that came with my other fixed bike since that has the right number of teeth to get the chain length right).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on June 03, 2013, 11:09:32 am
Looks lovely (well what did you expect me to say?)

You won't regret it.  I love mine.  It feels reassuringly solid and, at least in my opinion, far from the heavy lump I may have been led to believe it was going to be.

Note.  I fitted my preferred gear ratios (68" or thereabouts, depending on tyres choice) as the Cyclo-Cross ratio it comes with was too low (but I knew that before I bought it).

Have fun.  Brakes take a while to bed in but a few hard braking sessions on long downhills have got them working nicely.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 03, 2013, 11:35:25 am
Pfft. All these lightweight-looking builds - here's my singlespeed Genesis Fortitude with full bikepacking kit1. Exact weight unknown, but I can lift the bike, which is a good thing  ;D

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/greenmachine.jpg)

It handles really well, even fully loaded.

Coming soon, the double-fixed trailmonster (my Surly 1x1 with two-speed fixed rather than Alfine-11) - still waiting for some bits to arrive, though.

1 - This is more or less the same setup I'll use when I do the Tour Divide next year2 (all being well) although the gear ratio may change (currently 32/17)
2 - Sadly, logistics prevented me from doing it this year.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Oaky on June 03, 2013, 11:37:44 am
Note.  I fitted my preferred gear ratios (68" or thereabouts, depending on tyres choice) as the Cyclo-Cross ratio it comes with was too low (but I knew that before I bought it).

Yep - me too.  I'm installing an approx 69" gear (42x16 on 25c tyres).  Just waiting for my nice shiny Andel sprocket to be delivered.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on June 03, 2013, 11:41:05 am
Pfft. All these lightweight-looking builds - here's my singlespeed Genesis Fortitude with full bikepacking kit1. Exact weight unknown, but I can lift the bike, which is a good thing  ;D

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/greenmachine.jpg)

Coming soon, the double-fixed trailmonster (my Surly 1x1 with two-speed fixed rather than Alfine-11) - still waiting for some bits to arrive, though.

1 - This is more or less the same setup I'll use when I do the Tour Divide next year2 (all being well) although the gear ratio may change (currently 32/17)
2 - Sadly, logistics prevented me from doing it this year.

I see luggage...is there a bike under there?

What front rack is that?  I was looking at a Blackburn one.  Interested to hear views.

I assume you're trading gears for reliability on the Tour Divide.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 03, 2013, 11:45:12 am
I see luggage...is there a bike under there?
Oh yes ;)
The green bits that aren't weeds are probably bike ;D

Quote
What front rack is that?  I was looking at a Blackburn one.  Interested to hear views.
Salsa 'Minimalist' - mainly there in case I need to carry Extra Stuff in an emergency; I can lash stuff to the top using a couple of luggage straps or similar. Whether it makes the cut into the 'final' kit list remains to be seen.

Quote
I assume you're trading gears for reliability on the Tour Divide.
Yep - that was the thinking behind fitting a White Industries freewheel. The other alternative is to run a single sprocket on a cassette hub.

The (current) ratio is 32/17, which I find comfortable(ish) on draggy climbs. If all else fails, I'll just get off and push - after all, who's gonna see me? ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jogler on June 03, 2013, 11:48:04 am


What front rack is that?




the horizontal one,which appears to be secured to the head tube?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 03, 2013, 11:49:39 am


What front rack is that?




the horizontal one,which appears to be secured to the head tube?
Bazinga!

Well played, sir.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sojournermike on June 05, 2013, 01:21:02 am
(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/single-speed-entertainer.jpg)

My 99 Orange Evo2

now featuring:

34:16 magic gearing - velosolo 1/8 chainring and spacer kit
Trigon rigid carbon forks
spa wheels and Onza Canis 120tpi XC tyres
Avid Elixir CR brakes

A complete hoot, and the old front mech is now doing duty on my flat bar LHT
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Dibdib on June 06, 2013, 03:46:37 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/8969832572_299658f216.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/)
Singlespeed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/) by dibdib2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dibdib/), on Flickr

And yes, I know the chain's a bit slack.

Loosely based on a 1987 Raleigh Criterium I bought last year from the Salvation Army, with a few changes. In fact the only standard things left are the frame, forks, headset and handlebars. The old Weinmann cantis have been replaced with modern Sora dual-pivots, contact points have been refreshed with new bar tape, a Charge Spoon saddle and SPD/platform pedals. Wheels are new with cassette freehubs and a VeloSolo singlespeed kit, and a VeloSolo front chainring on some Sturmey Archer cranks. Gearing is 44/17 for a 69" gear.

It needs a bit more work though, including some minor frame surgery to lengthen the driveside dropout and give some adjustment room.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on June 06, 2013, 04:02:53 pm
Looks nice :)

Until you feel like fettling out the right dropout, I'd just fit a tensioner (or an old rear mech) and get out riding :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 06, 2013, 04:26:24 pm
Looks nice :)

Until you feel like fettling out the right dropout, I'd just fit a tensioner (or an old rear mech) and get out riding :)
Chain tensioner's fine if you're planning to run singlespeed - doing it with a fixed transmission will not end well.

Any framebuilder should be able to replace the rear dropouts with either longer horizontal dropouts (Zeus/Campag style) or track-ends, but then you'll need to get it resprayed too. Deciding whether or not its worth the expense is a judgement call, though.

Or you could use a half-link chain.

Oh, and the chain's a bit slack ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Dibdib on June 06, 2013, 04:30:01 pm
I might go fixed one day, so I'm thinking of the frame surgery route - the left dropout is longer and there's plenty of metal on the right to extend it to match the left so I was planning to carefully file it out then touch it up with some hammerite :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on June 06, 2013, 04:34:32 pm
I might go fixed one day, so I'm thinking of the frame surgery route - the left dropout is longer and there's plenty of metal on the right to extend it to match the left so I was planning to carefully file it out then touch it up with some hammerite :)

Should have just bought my Pinarello last week for £250, used the White Industries Hub Wheel and re-sold the Pinarello with your existing wheel for £210.

Not sure I can recommend buying a £170 hub for a Sally-Ann bike.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Dibdib on June 06, 2013, 05:04:38 pm
I might go fixed one day, so I'm thinking of the frame surgery route - the left dropout is longer and there's plenty of metal on the right to extend it to match the left so I was planning to carefully file it out then touch it up with some hammerite :)

Should have just bought my Pinarello last week for £250, used the White Industries Hub Wheel and re-sold the Pinarello with your existing wheel for £210.

Not sure I can recommend buying a £170 hub for a Sally-Ann bike.

The problem is that I would have intended to sell the Pinarello, and never actually let it go. It's a very pretty bike, and my wallet can't take another hit like it!

On the other hand, if the Raleigh hadn't already been in the garage I probably would have bought the Pinarello. C'est la vie.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on June 07, 2013, 11:15:19 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/8969832572_299658f216.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/)
Singlespeed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/) by dibdib2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dibdib/), on Flickr

Is it the right size for you? The height of the saddle and bars make me think not, but it's all very personal.

I think I still have a half link chain that's never been used. If it would help, let me know. If so, I'll search and you can have it for the price of postage.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Dibdib on June 08, 2013, 08:41:30 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/8969832572_299658f216.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/)
Singlespeed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8969832572/) by dibdib2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dibdib/), on Flickr

Is it the right size for you? The height of the saddle and bars make me think not, but it's all very personal.

I think I still have a half link chain that's never been used. If it would help, let me know. If so, I'll search and you can have it for the price of postage.

Yes, pretty much. I just need to fettle it a bit. It's been on a workstand in the garage for the best part of a year, fitting wasn't high on the list :-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: New Puritan on June 14, 2013, 08:11:56 pm
Here's my fixed, converted from my old Olmo, and long since sold via the Bay of Shame. To be honest, I wish I'd kept it geared.....

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4009/4269395806_2218329c82_o.jpg)

More on my Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofsparrowfall/with/4269395806/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofsparrowfall/with/4269395806/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on June 27, 2013, 07:01:49 pm
Behold ... the TrailMonsterTM

(http://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/P1020214.png)

This is a 'remix' of my formerly Alfine-equipped 1x1, now rebuilt as a fixed-gear as God intended :) Actually, it's a Dingle-speed - 17/21 Dingle cog at the back, 38/34T chainrings up front; one gear for the road, one for the trail - it's geared pretty low since it is meant as an off-road machine.

Needs a bit of work done on the brake hoses (rear needs shortening, front needs a longer hose) but it's quite rideable and, shall we say, 'interesting'.

Its currently in 'road' mode, meaning slicks and mudguards, but for fire-road shenanigans the 'guards come off and a pair of 2.0" knobblies go on although being a Surly there's enough clearance for 2.7" DH tyres if I'm so inclined.

Showing the hipsters how it should be done ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sojournermike on June 30, 2013, 12:41:41 am
Just built up an old Peugeot Aravis/Aneto frame in 531 Professional as a fixed gear/singlespeed. Frame is 58cm, slightly small for me I think, and still getting positioning right, as well as learning not to coast and to get my foot out of the clip quickly on stopping:) There's just clearance for 25mm tyres in the frame, but not for 28 ultremos.

Aimed to keep it nicely 80s bling, without the gears.

A few pics:

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-8-of-13.jpg)

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-9-of-13.jpg)

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-10-of-13.jpg)

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-11-of-13.jpg)

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-12-of-13.jpg)

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-13-of-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: edscoble on June 30, 2013, 12:47:53 am
That look real lovely, look like a proper fixed road bike.

Is the reach feel right for you? cause if it is, then it's pretty much the correct size for you, otherwise you'd be putting a 120mm stem on.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sojournermike on June 30, 2013, 12:56:09 am
Thanks. Yes, I think I'm going to need a longer stem. Shame, cause that will leave me a lovely Nitto Deluxe in the box, though I've a an old Harry Keiller Mixte frame that I ought to build up sometime that it could go on.

Rides nicely though.

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on June 30, 2013, 07:58:34 am
What are those brake levers? Never seen anything like them.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on June 30, 2013, 09:04:29 am
Just built up an old Peugeot Aravis/Aneto frame in 531 Professional as a fixed gear/singlespeed. Frame is 58cm, slightly small for me I think, and still getting positioning right, as well as learning not to coast and to get my foot out of the clip quickly on stopping:) There's just clearance for 25mm tyres in the frame, but not for 28 ultremos.

Aimed to keep it nicely 80s bling, without the gears.

A few pics:

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fleet-8-of-13.jpg)



Very nice  :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: delthebike on June 30, 2013, 11:57:01 am
 ???  :facepalm:  :o
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jtrE3G3zUlA/UdAOPFjSwaI/AAAAAAAAHvY/MW2w6Pxsr0s/s640/p6300697.jpg)
 :-[  ::-)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 30, 2013, 12:09:38 pm
Oh dear. You OK?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 30, 2013, 12:14:58 pm
As there's still air in the tyre either (a) you weren't going very fast; or (b) you came flying off. Looking at the state of the shrubbery, I'll go with (b).
[/Sherlock]

Oh and I think you need a new chainring
[/no_shit_Sherlock]
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: delthebike on June 30, 2013, 04:48:39 pm
I'm fine! I was leg breaking  :-[ braking  ;D and turning, a 90o right, onto a shared path where there is a two inch step between the road and the path. Chain shipped on the low kerb and the wheel jammed and freed itself before finally stopping eight feet further on. No damage except for minor scratches at the BB.

Took a couple of minutes to yank the chain out and put it back on. I decided that I'd take it easier from then to home, about six miles to go. But I was on the A127 and got up to 27mph between Bellhouse and Kent Elms.

I have a new chain ring, chain and sprocket to go on.  :thumbsup:
Or I could just pull the wheel back?   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on June 30, 2013, 09:21:39 pm
Just built up an old Peugeot Aravis/Aneto frame in 531 Professional as a fixed gear/singlespeed. <...>

incidentally i have both slr saddle and trp levers on my single speed, only in different materials and colours :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on June 30, 2013, 09:59:55 pm
Thanks. Yes, I think I'm going to need a longer stem. Shame, cause that will leave me a lovely Nitto Deluxe in the box, though I've a an old Harry Keiller Mixte frame that I ought to build up sometime that it could go on.

Or, you could sell it to me. I'm in the market for a short-ish reach high stem.

Pm me if interested.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on June 30, 2013, 10:41:43 pm
I'm fine! I was leg breaking...

How can you say you're fine after that?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on June 30, 2013, 11:13:13 pm
I'm fine! I was leg breaking...

How can you say you're fine after that?

He didn't say who's legs ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sojournermike on July 01, 2013, 11:52:00 pm
What are those brake levers? Never seen anything like them.

All, thanks or appreciating. The levers are TRP (SS-RL I think). Made by Tektro, and available from On One/Planet X amongst other places, they were a last minute indulgence really, but give a nice retro look.

The slr saddle is the same as on my audax bike, but in team edition colours and from ebay, unlike the black TT version on the other bike. I really like it, though my wife suspects it must be 'like a knife'.

Bars are VO Grand Cru rando and the pedals are also VO with white Christophe straps. Selle Monte Grappa leather bar tape to round it off. #

It's just a shame I don't know how to dress as I get disparaging looks from roadies and mountain bikers alike!

Mike

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: delthebike on July 08, 2013, 11:38:53 am
My Pompino now with new chainring. I didn't replace the chain as it's not quite 0.75 on the Park tool. I shall change the rear sprocket next chain change though.
A field of linseed?
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RTz7F9phJzE/UdqSu85xxDI/AAAAAAAAHwI/ZyZtLEl5TOQ/s640/p7080702.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 08, 2013, 11:44:39 am
My Pompino now with new chainring. I didn't replace the chain as it's not quite 0.75 on the Park tool. I shall change the rear sprocket next chain change though.
A field of linseed?
Probably smells nicer than a field of rapeseed ...

... you can tell its summer now, what with the all-pervading smell that's a combination of blocked drains and really bad cabbage-farts.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 13, 2013, 12:04:27 pm
Something a bit different for you ;)

(https://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/P1020216.JPG)

It's my new dingle-speed Genesis High Latitude (and possible Tour Divide rig) in snow-bike lite mode due to the 'front' wheel not being ready yet. The Salsa Enabler fork will take a Pugsley wheel (the as-yet unfinished wheel is a regular 29er wheel albeit with a cassette hub)

Admittedly, this is a temporary setup to allow me to get the riding position dialled in but come winter I'd be sorely tempted to stick a 180mm rotor on the Pug wheel and run the High Latitude in this setup.

Still need to add pedals and grips .... and a slightly less comedic front wheel.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 23, 2013, 07:59:47 pm

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

set here;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9344654607_7d7c82d14d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/9344654607/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on July 23, 2013, 08:03:12 pm
Nice (what are the brake levers?)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on July 23, 2013, 09:40:53 pm
They look like stickers rather than labels of bottles - where did you get them from?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 23, 2013, 09:47:05 pm
Windy Brake levers are TRP Alloy drilled brake levers, very nice, they have a quick release at the lever end that is handy.

Greanmeansgo they are labels off botles of beer,
step one drink beer  :P
step two put bottle in bowl of water and soak off label
step three, dry out the label
step four once you have a prepped frame stick them on by painting the back with clear varnish and allow to dry, some needed small bits of elastic wrapped round to hold until dry
step five spray over with three to four coats of lacquer to seal them in :D

Finally built up full spec;
Frame = Seventies Falcon Proffessional
Miche chainset & BB
Stronglight A9 headset
Nitto handlebars & Stem
TRP Alloy drilled brake levers
Tektro R559 brake calipers 55-73mm drop
Taya 1/8th chain
Miche Xpress wheels on Miche Hubs.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on July 24, 2013, 08:48:58 am

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

set here;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9344654607_7d7c82d14d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/9344654607/)

That's very good!  Excellent work.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on July 24, 2013, 09:20:57 am
Great concept for a pub bike! Bravo!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on July 24, 2013, 09:24:45 am
Hmm.  Maybe I need to decorate mine with tea labels...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on July 24, 2013, 09:29:05 am
Hmm.  Maybe I need to decorate mine with tea labels...

 ;D

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 24, 2013, 09:49:24 am
Great concept for a pub bike! Bravo!
And to think, there are probably some hipster twats out there who'd pay stupid amounts of money to have someone do that to their fashion accessorybike. Possible marketing niche there, I reckon.

Even though I don't drink, I think it looks ace - if it were me I'd be seriously tempted to see if it was possible to clearcoat over the top of it without destroying the labels.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2013, 10:06:50 am
Even though I don't drink, I think it looks ace - if it were me I'd be seriously tempted to see if it was possible to clearcoat over the top of it without destroying the labels.

See step 5 :D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: greenmeansgo on July 24, 2013, 10:09:36 am
My commuter, and probably my favourite bike. Uglified with lots of tape and inner tube, which also serves to protect the frame a bit from locking up dings. I also wanted a black bike without the hassle of respraying a new frame. It's due a clean really but the dirty wheels and drivetrain add to the effect. I really like certain non-pretty bikes with all mis-matched components etc. Think I'll start a pretty-ugly bike thread!

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv40/notwhatucallanatural/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20130723_183931_zps8a095a62.jpg?t=1374570262)
(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv40/notwhatucallanatural/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20130723_183952_zps16e0a9cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 24, 2013, 10:27:06 am
Even though I don't drink, I think it looks ace - if it were me I'd be seriously tempted to see if it was possible to clearcoat over the top of it without destroying the labels.

See step 5 :D
Oh yeah ...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ewan Houzami on July 24, 2013, 11:55:01 am

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

FWN - Do I remember reading that you're a BMW tech of some description? If you are, then please tell us that you've had to hold back doing this to a customer's car at some stage!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 24, 2013, 09:42:10 pm

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

FWN - Do I remember reading that you're a BMW tech of some description? If you are, then please tell us that you've had to hold back doing this to a customer's car at some stage!

 Ha, ha No I think my thoughts of receiving a P45 overcome any desire to enhance a Customers car that much :)

I forgot;
Shtep Shix hic shtart collekshun for next bike ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moose57 on July 24, 2013, 09:47:19 pm

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

FWN - Do I remember reading that you're a BMW tech of some description? If you are, then please tell us that you've had to hold back doing this to a customer's car at some stage!

 Ha, ha No I think my thoughts of receiving a P45 overcome any desire to enhance a Customers car that much :)

I forgot;
Shtep Shix hic shtart collekshun for next bike ;)

I can help you with the collection for the next bike if you like!!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Andrij on July 26, 2013, 11:07:56 am

Finally have my pub bike on the road my old Falcon Professional stripped repainted and covered in beer labels :)

set here;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157633006821233/with/9344654607/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9344654607_7d7c82d14d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/9344654607/)

Did you use any of these labels (http://beerlabelsinmotion.tumblr.com/)?  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 27, 2013, 11:55:52 pm
^^ no but I shall hunt some down now, :P
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on July 28, 2013, 12:15:14 am
The best fit-for-purpose "respray" I've ever seen.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9344654607_7d7c82d14d_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sg37409 on July 28, 2013, 10:35:35 am
Fantastic idea and really well done !
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 29, 2013, 09:35:29 am
Finally managed to round up all the bits I needed to finish the High Latitude, so here it is in its 'regular' guise, albeit sans bags etc. at the moment:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/643942_10151496540616636_1454889824_n.jpg)

Business at the front:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1085008_10151496540926636_1181966768_o.jpg)
(Salsa Enabler fork, 16/18T sprockets on a Deore cassette hub)

Party at the back:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1003844_10151496540966636_845633398_n.jpg)
(Surly Ultra-New fixed hub, 17/19T Dingle)

Have only taken it round the village a few times to get the brakes bedded in, but riding it is probably about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on1. Once I get my replacement seatpack (in about 4 weeks) I'll be heading to the hills and seeing how it performs on 'real' trails.

Some people have an uber-bling baked-soot bike for 'fun' ... I have a fixed gear mountain bike ;D

1 - which means I either need to get out more, or I've been doing it wrong all this time.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on July 29, 2013, 09:44:19 am
Very nice!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on July 29, 2013, 10:13:09 am
... fixed gear mountain bike

Very nice.  I keep meaning to build a fixed disc rear wheel for my Inbred.  Have got a Velosolo bolt on cog too but not used it yet.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on July 29, 2013, 10:33:36 am
... fixed gear mountain bike

Very nice.  I keep meaning to build a fixed disc rear wheel for my Inbred.  Have got a Velosolo bolt on cog too but not used it yet.
I can't recommend the Surly fixed hubs highly enough, and not just 'cos I'm a Surly fanboy ;)

They're not particularly light or cheap, but initial indications are that they're damn near bombproof. Fully serviceable too (not quite field-serviceable, unless you happen to carry cartridge bearings in your toolkit), which is nice, and also convertable to quick-release if that's what floats your boat.

Even better, at least from my point of view, is that Surly hub + Dingle cog gives you the same functionality as a double-fixed flip-flop hub but without having the faff of taking the wheel out of the frame. I'm currently toying with the idea of Dingle-fying my S3X.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: swiss hat on August 02, 2013, 12:52:13 pm
My Roberts fixed in LEL mode caught while resting at Market Rasen northbound (pic by LeeW). Loved the Yad Moss climb and descent both directions and Edinburgh to Traquair stage. 70" gear.
SH

(http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu52/motog/Public/RobertsFixedLEL.jpg) (http://s633.photobucket.com/user/motog/media/Public/RobertsFixedLEL.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 02, 2013, 01:00:10 pm
Bomber's Bumper's old Carradice Barley fitted.  As much as I've tried other options I always seem to come back to a Barley as the option that suits my riding the best.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zRFKgBZCu3M/UfudNAX-AsI/AAAAAAAACGE/lBTTq27muPk/w640-h480-no/Genesis+2013a.jpg)

Photo shows my rear light cluster.  The 2 lights, on flashing mode, are a fraction out of synch so they form a very eye-catching pattern, a few seconds they appear as a single long flashing light and then slowly they move into two, flashing out of time, top..botom..top..bottom. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on August 02, 2013, 01:02:09 pm
My brain is still mush, I was trying to work out what 229-52 tyres were :-[
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: bumper on August 02, 2013, 01:03:34 pm
Bomber's

Close :D

Looks good, saddle suits it nicely too ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: LEE on August 02, 2013, 01:05:06 pm
Bomber's

Close :D

Looks good, saddle suits it nicely too ;)

Close :D

(check out the MTB conversion thread)

That's not your old saddle
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: bumper on August 02, 2013, 01:05:50 pm
Seen it ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 26, 2013, 02:05:58 pm
I swapped my frame and fork, and finally gave my poor honey Brooks the chance to be on a bike again! (It's been lying on a shelf for ages, because it clashed with my other bikes.)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/9597093821_70254a7a6f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/9597093821/)

The bottom bracket on this frame's about 1.5cm higher than the old one (which was built for 27" wheels), so hopefully will give me more clearance going round corners.

I can't decide on mudguards, though - the ones from the old frame won't fit as they're too wide, so I need new ones. Silver or black, that is the question...? ???

EDIT: yes, I know the chain is very, very slack!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on August 26, 2013, 02:13:51 pm
Black!  That's lovely that is.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on August 27, 2013, 01:24:46 am
That looks very nice. Either black or silver would look good on that :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on October 06, 2013, 07:15:22 pm
My Graham Weigh which I did my first ever audax on about 2.5 years ago. Now 'refreshed': new rear wheel bearings (the originals didn't last long at all), BB, cables, full mudguards (as opposed to the previous half-guards bodge), chainset etc etc. The 1980's colour-scheme has grown on me ... though it took a while.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10121611195_a918afed86.jpg)

Good chainline with shimano UN55, Stronglight track 2000, on-one flip-flop hub (spaced for 126mm).
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/10121737513_b66842e00f.jpg)

Tight clearance - a gnat's crochet between the spider and the chain stay.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/10121562824_6f9b5e8fe3.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on October 06, 2013, 09:12:03 pm
Those Graham Weigh frames were very popular at the time - they copied the paintjob from Greg Lemond's tour winning TVTs. Most of them were made from Columbus SLX as I recall, as opposed to the more common (amongst British framebuilders) Reynolds tubing.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nightrider on October 06, 2013, 10:00:30 pm
Ouch! My poor eyes! 8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on October 07, 2013, 07:56:12 am
... they copied the paintjob from Greg Lemond's tour winning TVTs. Most of them were made from Columbus SLX as I recall, as opposed to the more common (amongst British framebuilders) Reynolds tubing.

That's interesting re paint job. At least I now have a response/excuse when my friends criticise the colours!. As for the tubing, you're spot on - Columbus SLX. "TVTs" ?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on October 07, 2013, 09:39:29 am
Once I turned the colour down on my monitor, that's a really tidy machine - nice.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: got on October 08, 2013, 08:44:50 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sdhUdbAgxJ8/UlE1dv2087I/AAAAAAAAA0Y/Ximrvg4s9fU/s400/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3HC-_SNqyJA/UlE1mAGHsrI/AAAAAAAAA0g/oNPq9pPHJLo/s400/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1qxfAOxc3Go/UlE1thw3knI/AAAAAAAAA0o/Eu4Llr2t52s/s400/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg)

My new vig.

Still has to be ridden though!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on October 08, 2013, 08:46:10 pm
Lovely colour!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Rhys W on October 08, 2013, 09:21:02 pm
... they copied the paintjob from Greg Lemond's tour winning TVTs. Most of them were made from Columbus SLX as I recall, as opposed to the more common (amongst British framebuilders) Reynolds tubing.

That's interesting re paint job. At least I now have a response/excuse when my friends criticise the colours!. As for the tubing, you're spot on - Columbus SLX. "TVTs" ?

(http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=194342&sid=f0c81e680f559280cd8a6d8b9183533b)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Paul on October 09, 2013, 12:08:52 am
The 1980's colour-scheme has grown on me ... though it took a while.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10121611195_a918afed86.jpg)

I love this - though I am very, very colour-blind and I am the guy who bought the Gay Disco from new.

For my money, you need to go a bit bonkers at the bars and saddle end too, just to balance out the gorgeousness at the bottom of the bike. What colour is that: blue? purple? Whichever it is, I'd say echo it up top, or go for something else really bold like red (can't believe I'm talking about colours!).

I just bloody love this f+f.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on October 09, 2013, 07:15:58 am
After you mentioned it, Rhys W, I googled and found several Lemond ones in very similar colours, some with red on top instead of luminescent orange - I reckon they look good in either scheme. I've half a mind to have some mudguard eyes brazed on and the gear fittings removed, then get it sprayed up in exactly the same colours. 'Probably not worth it, and anyway, there's too little clearance at the fork and the rear brake bridge to make mudguards fit nicely (difficult to get the guards to conform exactly to the curve of the wheels - grates on me a little). SOmeone might be able to tell me if its possible to have a brake bridge raised a little and the front dropouts replaced with ones 5mm-longer? But better value to get an orange Tempo (<<-- this hankering is prompted by having seen MarcusJB's Fratello a few times). Dream on, Lardy...

The calibration you need, Paul, is that the chain stays are a deepish metallic blue - the others will now magically colour-shift to their correct values. Coloured saddle ? Too post-1980's for me!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on October 13, 2013, 04:01:26 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/westywagen/DSC_0443_zpsc2f23463.jpg)

I appear to have spent the last few days building this. I'd bought it geared from my nephew for bits but thought I'd have some fettling fun...


Smooth blue Hammerite!
Handlebars, tape, pedals, carradice, & ti b17 from the bits box.
Mudguards from the caretaker at work - he saw them being chucked out & knew I'd use them

Rear wheel re-spaced and re-dished
New bits:

New rear axle, nuts & spacers
cheap rear cog
b/b lockring (for rear hub)
single chaining bolts
bottle cage and zefal mount
Awaiting p clips to replace the zip ties!

23c tyres 42 x 18

Took it for a trail run, apart from the unicycle, I've not ridden fixed for 25 years! And not ridden drops for about 8 years.
Really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2013, 10:22:11 pm
I really like that.  I don't know why.  But I do.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on October 13, 2013, 10:23:39 pm
What are the bars? They look like they curve back from the clamp before heading off to the drops.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2013, 10:30:55 pm
Actually, I think the bars look incredibly comfortable.  Lots of possible hand positions. 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on October 13, 2013, 10:39:15 pm
I agree they do look comfortable. I've never seen bars like that before though. Having done a bit of googling they look a bit like Nitto Noodle bars: -

(http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/images/products/Accessories/nittonoodle.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2013, 10:41:40 pm
Not dissimilar, but the abrupt change in angles looks more like the early noughties 'ergo' bars you used to get.

Nice, anyway.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on October 14, 2013, 06:56:36 am
Really nice bike - the hammerite looks good!

Those handlebars are pretty wild - start off like a butterfly bar and then end in an ergo drop!  Awesome.

Enjoy it.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on October 14, 2013, 08:57:59 am
They're ITM marathon bars, I'll try and get a better pic this evening.

The pic is flattering to my (lack of) Hammeriting skills.

I think it's only a 'gas tube' frame but from my brief ride I think it's going to be fun  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 14, 2013, 11:28:56 am
I've only had a short spin on ITM Marathon bars. I bruised my forearms when riding on the drops but YMMV.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on October 19, 2013, 08:23:05 am
A customer recently requested a fixed/singlespeed. I started from scratch with a 70s Elswick . . .

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/V__5FEB_zpsc9187253.jpg)

Bonus points if you can identify the feet! This is how it looked after powder coating.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/WP_000460_zps1495739e.jpg)

Dual pivot, deep drop calipers, 100mm quill stem. The hubs were for protection.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/WP_000463_zpsbc2f17f6.jpg)

H. Lloyd supplied the decals, magical detail.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/WP_000470_zpse398e126.jpg)

Going for the 'brakeless' look.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/WP_000471_zps62850b7c.jpg)

Applying water slide decals like these requires three hands!

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/WP_000482_zps5a6362fe.jpg)

The finished article. Say what you like about the Alfine chainset, the customer asked for that look.

Handbuilt, large flange, sealed bearing hubs, Duranos and a Madison Flux saddle.

A unique bike. Anyone want something similar?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on October 19, 2013, 08:27:23 am
That's really pretty.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on October 19, 2013, 08:30:54 am
That's really pretty.

Why, thank you! I try . . .

There are those that say I'm very trying!  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on October 19, 2013, 08:45:57 am
The Elswick is lovely...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on October 21, 2013, 10:25:26 am
Great job!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on October 21, 2013, 07:09:37 pm
lovely
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PH on October 21, 2013, 10:03:09 pm
That is very nice.  Do you have to put anything over the transfers? 
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: Moultonaught on October 24, 2013, 04:12:01 pm
Been busy fettling:

Brooks honey bar tape
Carradice SQR bracket (awaiting new bands as the ones sent were faulty, but fab service from the Carradice Ladies)
Proofhided the ti B17
Green valve caps
SKS commuter mudguards
Stainless P clips
Lubed the chain
2nd bottle cage and zefal mounts

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/westywagen/DSC_0447_zps323c8357.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on October 26, 2013, 10:36:54 pm
That is very nice.  Do you have to put anything over the transfers?

H. Lloyd Cycles recommend an oil-based varnish over waterslide decals. I hit it with about 4/5 coats of acrylic but started with two 'mist coats' from around a metre away and around an hour anna half apart. There was no reaction using Hycote clear acrylic.

Just because it worked for me is no guarantee it will work for you!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on October 27, 2013, 01:17:02 am
A post-Tunnels Ride pic, just because :)

(https://www.interzen.co.uk/images/skog1.JPG)

Fixed off-road - gotta love it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: nightrider on October 27, 2013, 07:31:35 am
Been busy fettling:

Brooks honey bar tape
Carradice SQR bracket (awaiting new bands as the ones sent were faulty, but fab service from the Carradice Ladies)
Proofhided the ti B17
Green valve caps
SKS commuter mudguards
Stainless P clips
Lubed the chain
2nd bottle cage and zefal mounts

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/westywagen/DSC_0447_zps323c8357.jpg)
That bike is sorted.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on November 07, 2013, 12:04:08 am
Fixed the black (Raleigh) Burton and added some mudguards and saddlebag :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10716780503_8bd72d927f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/)
Fixed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on November 07, 2013, 09:13:49 am
That looks lovely and has brightened up a less than good start to the day...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on November 07, 2013, 09:20:20 am
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10716780503_8bd72d927f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/)
Fixed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

Yes, nice. Neat.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2013, 09:39:21 am
It doesn't stop being a delight to see (and, I suspect, to ride).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on November 07, 2013, 09:53:20 am
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10716780503_8bd72d927f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/)
Fixed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/10716780503/) by windy_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/acf_windy/), on Flickr

BTW, how have you attached the Barley(?) to the Regal saddle? Cyclo loops, or similar?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2013, 09:55:05 am
Looks like a Bagman 2 Sport to me.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Lardy on November 07, 2013, 10:03:36 am
Looks like a Bagman 2 Sport to me.

Doh. 'Just looked up Bagman Sport 2 - I hadn't appreciated that it has the bracket for the two top straps as well (I use an SQR).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruth on November 07, 2013, 10:24:14 am
Cor, that's well smart that is.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on November 07, 2013, 10:37:32 am
:)

Clarion ...and still my favourite bike to ride (and oldest, I've had the frame 35 years now)

Lardy/Clarion - yes, Bagman 2 Sport
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: davelodwig on November 07, 2013, 11:43:40 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/10728814836_c35aea2cec.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelodwig/10728814836/)
New bike Wednesday :) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelodwig/10728814836/) by davelodwig (http://www.flickr.com/people/davelodwig/), on Flickr

Single speed Day One Disc, Brooks B17 standard, Brooks Bar Tape, Exposure Revo, Dyno Hub, and Red Eye.

She's a sweet ride, though it's strange riding in drops for the first time.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on November 08, 2013, 09:41:37 am
I say Dave, that's very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 08, 2013, 10:09:55 am
Though I'm not a fan of this fad for brown, that is a very smart looking machine.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on November 08, 2013, 10:26:52 am
Looks nice Dave :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nightrider on November 08, 2013, 10:46:28 am
I like that Dave.Where did you get the goldy looking chain? 8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: davelodwig on November 08, 2013, 10:51:13 am
I like that Dave.Where did you get the goldy looking chain? 8)

Came with it, when I opened the box my first thought was that's a bit bling.

I'm quite impressed so far with the Exposure Revo. While I'd wanted another Schmidt dynamo the little Shutter precision one that comes with the lamp is quite nice looking and runs well. The rear light plugs into the back of the lamp and seems to run for ages on it's stand light.

Not seen in this photo is the Toppeak Modula Java cage I've added to make transporting of the morning tea easier.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Canardly on November 08, 2013, 12:53:32 pm
Very nice indeed
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 08, 2013, 11:17:57 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/10728814836_c35aea2cec.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelodwig/10728814836/)
New bike Wednesday :) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelodwig/10728814836/) by davelodwig (http://www.flickr.com/people/davelodwig/), on Flickr

Single speed Day One Disc, Brooks B17 standard, Brooks Bar Tape, Exposure Revo, Dyno Hub, and Red Eye.

She's a sweet ride, though it's strange riding in drops for the first time.

Very tidy  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 08, 2013, 11:21:15 pm
Single speed Day One Disc, Brooks B17 standard, Brooks Bar Tape, Exposure Revo, Dyno Hub, and Red Eye.

She's a sweet ride, though it's strange riding in drops for the first time.

Very nice set-up!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nightrider on November 25, 2013, 08:37:12 pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41832500@N07/11052849213/
My Kinesis resprayed by Dave Yates and new goldy looking wheels
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on November 26, 2013, 08:08:26 am
That looks nice, nightrider, very nice.

Out of interest, what do you think of the paint job?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: nightrider on November 26, 2013, 12:50:27 pm
The paint job is great and about on par with Mercian.I chose Dave Yates because he is now based in Conningsby in Lincs only about 50km away.Only time will tell how durable it is.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on December 15, 2013, 08:43:07 pm
A couple of my Dave Yates, at the top of Killhope Cross:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/11390182265_47d7f902a8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/11390182265/)

..and now with new mudguards and old bars fitted:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/11390187206_ddc85a8191_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/11390187206/)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: iddu on December 18, 2013, 09:34:11 pm
Another one to the stable...

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/00000000-Misc/20131218-day1_zpsd190b388.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/iddu/media/00000000-Misc/20131218-day1_zpsd190b388.jpg.html)
Pre-fettling.

(Marmite? Bleurgh!)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jacdaw on December 18, 2013, 10:35:54 pm

(Remoska?)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: zigzag on December 18, 2013, 11:37:22 pm
sensible winter bike! (mudguards/lights on their way i take it?)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: iddu on December 19, 2013, 11:09:55 am
(Remoska?)
Yes. Scotch Eggs, tatties & salad for tea  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear &amp; SS
Post by: iddu on December 19, 2013, 11:24:27 am
sensible winter bike! (mudguards/lights on their way i take it?)
Oh yes, Longboard's and BEAMS O'DETH to be fettled, along with personal fittings.

Interesting. The (front) Choosen hub has locknut stubs with flats, so in theory the stub orientation has to be one of two to fit in the dropouts - but then they've also made the stub asymetric in length, so for full engagement of the bolt heads centrally within the dropout you can only orient the stub in one direction.

WTF is that about? Any compressive force pinching the 3mm (below-axle centre) depth front-rear width of the dropout is likely to arise from scenarios involving much more destructive issues.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on December 31, 2013, 10:20:28 am
Peregrine in singlespeed mode

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/11664668684_9deb8313e8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/11664668684/)
Singlespeed Peregrine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/11664668684/) by paulfulford (http://www.flickr.com/people/paul_fulford/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 31, 2013, 10:45:09 am
Nice!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: closetleftie on January 02, 2014, 05:45:31 pm
My current commuter in wet-winter-darkness mode*:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11687534774_01d12a9c86_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/11687542674_23dc67a135_z.jpg)

Genesis Day One Disc frame (a prototype, bought off the 'bay) with XT wheels and hydraulic discs. XT chainset. 42x16 and 28mm tyres giving a 70-inch gear. The clearance between rotor and fork blade was too close on the original prototype fork it came with (about 1mm and occasionally the two would rub when the fork flexed under heavy braking :o) so I have retrofitted a Planet X cheapo fork. Blackburn disc-specific rack and SKS guards both fit fine; no bodging required.

Singlespeed. I can't be bothered to learn a whole new set of skills at my age!  ;D


*Which it runs pretty much all year, TBH.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Tewdric on January 02, 2014, 07:09:17 pm
My current commuter in wet-winter-darkness mode*:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11687534774_01d12a9c86_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/11687542674_23dc67a135_z.jpg)

Genesis Day One Disc frame (a prototype, bought off the 'bay) with XT wheels and hydraulic discs. XT chainset. 42x16 and 28mm tyres giving a 70-inch gear. The clearance between rotor and fork blade was too close on the original prototype fork it came with (about 1mm and occasionally the two would rub when the fork flexed under heavy braking :o) so I have retrofitted a Planet X cheapo fork. Blackburn disc-specific rack and SKS guards both fit fine; no bodging required.

Singlespeed. I can't be bothered to learn a whole new set of skills at my age!  ;D


*Which it runs pretty much all year, TBH.

Lovely bike.  But do try fixed :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: closetleftie on January 03, 2014, 11:21:24 am
Nah, then I'd have to buy Converse trainers and a tweed flat cap, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: thepeopel on January 13, 2014, 04:05:10 pm
Road set up:
(http://s23.postimg.org/s1fadnwrv/2yxrsyc.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
free image hosting (http://postimage.org/)

Track set up:
(http://s21.postimg.org/u2o7hhhav/IMG_1687.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
how to capture screen (http://postimage.org/app.php)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on January 14, 2014, 08:12:23 pm
Yeah baby. Check out the new wheels.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/11952180665_09525d96b2_c.jpg)

A mamachari bike from the lovely Noah at http://mamachari.co.uk - basically a Japanese utility bike (means mum's bike as they are often seen sporting children's seats (up to two toddlers!), but ridden by all). Similar to a Dutch bike, but smaller and narrower.

Single speed, enclosed chain, mudguards, now sports a basket up front, rear hub brake, front dynamo light.

The thing is flipping hilarious - it is so much fun to ride (though I haven't been very far on it yet!).

Perfect bike for going to the shops and not having to wear cycling shoes etc. 

Love it already.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on January 16, 2014, 12:13:02 am
Road set up:
(http://s23.postimg.org/s1fadnwrv/2yxrsyc.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
free image hosting (http://postimage.org/)

Track set up:
(http://s21.postimg.org/u2o7hhhav/IMG_1687.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
how to capture screen (http://postimage.org/app.php)

 :P :P lovin that colour and build.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Reg.T on January 26, 2014, 04:30:54 pm
Retired the frame from my fixed conversion project (done a year or so ago), as I discovered it was bent, and so bought a new frame, which I've now built up and ridden 2 audaxes on. Still needs a bit of fettling for rider position and mudguards.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56557612/IMG_20140126_152841610.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 09, 2014, 08:14:39 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/13724555285_92b3a69ecc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mUMW8x)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/13724971874_c7f1b6ce6b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mUQ4Y7)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2014, 08:32:07 am
Clarion, that is cooler than a snowman's cold bits!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 09, 2014, 08:35:15 am
Doesn't look so good with the wheezy fat old bloke on top ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: PaulF on April 09, 2014, 08:37:49 am
Very nice Clarion!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on April 09, 2014, 09:50:00 am
Doesn't look so good with the wheezy fat old bloke on top ;D

What Bars are they?

I got to like the Stoker bars on my Pinarello before I sold it.  I'm thinking of something similar for the Orbit.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 09, 2014, 11:06:24 am
They are stoker bars.  Same as I have on my Solo, and the rear of our Galaxy tandem.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 10, 2014, 12:15:16 am
That's lovely!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on April 10, 2014, 12:33:27 am
They are stoker bars.  Same as I have on my Solo, and the rear of our Galaxy tandem.

By "Stoker" bars are you saying Profile Aerowing or another, specific, brand?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on April 10, 2014, 08:33:44 am
Drool........ Lovely Bob Jackson, Clarion  :P  8)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on April 10, 2014, 08:53:26 am
Nice frame, but those bars?  :sick: Still, if it works for you ...

Anyway.

Surly 1x1 in gravel mode ...

(http://interzen.homeunix.org/1x1.JPG)

Ready for Charlie the Bikemonger's Dorset Gravel Dash (or, given my usual rate of progress, Gravel Dawdle) at the end of May.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on April 10, 2014, 09:37:54 am
Nice frame, but those bars?  :sick: Still, if it works for you ...

Says the man with Midges on an MTB. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on April 10, 2014, 09:45:54 am
Nice frame, but those bars?  :sick: Still, if it works for you ...

Says the man with Midges on an MTB. ;D
Works for me :)
It was going to be Midge or Mary but since I had a pair of drop levers in the bits box, Midge won ...

Very impressed with the tyres too - massively grippy. Here's hoping the sidewalls don't explode on me.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 10, 2014, 10:57:07 am
Bullhorns just work best for me.  I intend to get my tourer and tandem changed over.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on April 10, 2014, 08:49:20 pm
Nice frame, but those bars?  :sick: Still, if it works for you ...

Anyway.

Surly 1x1 in gravel mode ...

(http://interzen.homeunix.org/1x1.JPG)

Ready for Charlie the Bikemonger's Dorset Gravel Dash (or, given my usual rate of progress, Gravel Dawdle) at the end of May.

Gravel grovel?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on April 11, 2014, 09:47:02 am
Gravel grovel?
After the first climb, very probably.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trumpet on April 14, 2014, 08:43:21 pm
(http://surlybikes.com//uploads/blog/DSC02866.JPG)
Another Surly... That's your old  Carradice Interzen !
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on April 14, 2014, 08:50:41 pm
Mmmm .... orange Troll.

I pointed out to someone on the Surly Facebork page that the bag was an SQR Tour ... wasn't aware that it was my old one, mind.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trumpet on April 14, 2014, 09:50:40 pm
Mmmm .... orange Troll.

I pointed out to someone on the Surly Facebork page that the bag was an SQR Tour ... wasn't aware that it was my old one, mind.

Yes, I spotted that !
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on April 14, 2014, 09:52:51 pm
That's a beaut, trumpet.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on April 28, 2014, 04:58:38 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/14051336695_918fea753c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/npELRM)P4280001 (https://flic.kr/p/npELRM) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on October 18, 2014, 09:29:02 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15375205499_356ab1bcc7_b.jpg)

In the early morning sunshine with my new Tempo.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: BobScarle on November 11, 2014, 10:31:15 pm
I hate threads like this! There are a lot of lovely bikes on show and now I want one. Why did I start reading it?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: sojournermike on November 11, 2014, 11:00:56 pm
I hate threads like this! There are a lot of lovely bikes on show and now I want one. Why did I start reading it?

It's mostly that way around here
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on November 17, 2014, 08:48:38 pm
My new toy. Still needs a bit of tweaking (saddle's a bit high, handlebars are too wide and the stem doesn't match :facepalm:), but pretty much ready to go:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8604/15194842823_eecb8c8e63_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p9HxoF)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Andrij on November 17, 2014, 08:53:02 pm
Nice. 

But you may want to check the colouring on that photo - nearly all of that bicycle appears to be black...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on November 17, 2014, 09:14:37 pm
None of my bikes are actually purple. ;) (Well, the hybrid is, but I never ride it so it's more of a dirty, heavy ornament than a bike.)

Black is a nice colour for bikes: not only does it show the dirt less, it blends perfectly with reflective tape, which is always fun. Only done the seat stays so far, but I have plans for more. And spoke lights. ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 18, 2014, 09:06:38 pm
Excellent.  I approve of black fixed :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on November 21, 2014, 12:06:30 pm
I've now put more reflective tape on. I like reflective tape. ;D

Though I've also realised that the wheels only have 32 spokes! Never ridden with fewer than 36 per wheel before... :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on November 22, 2014, 04:03:26 pm
I've now put more reflective tape on. I like reflective tape. ;D

Though I've also realised that the wheels only have 32 spokes! Never ridden with fewer than 36 per wheel before... :o
You'll manage, I'm sure.
Hell, pretty all my bikes have 32 spoke wheels now - even the bikepacking rigs (and Pugsley) - and I'm probably twice your weight plus a bit.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruthie on November 22, 2014, 07:20:41 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/14044838402_27366d6b1c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/np6t9f)DSCF0398 (https://flic.kr/p/np6t9f) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr

mcshroom on his SS back in the spring.  I just put it up because it was a lovely day and I like the photo.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on November 22, 2014, 11:16:36 pm
That seems like ages ago now. The bike's been round a 200 since then, changed to fixed, crashed, and changed back to singlespeed again; and I've gained two scars and had my arm rebuilt. Good day out though :)

This is a closer picture of the bike taken last week
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lrjH0HEbrlY/VGeC7qzPNoI/AAAAAAAAHB4/2iMfHxJr8Xw/w736-h553-no/2014-11-15%2B14.52.07.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Ruthie on November 23, 2014, 12:38:42 am
Is that the road up to Wasdale?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: mcshroom on November 23, 2014, 12:49:19 am
It's a bit further north. Looking SE towards Mosser Fell and Ennerdale from the hills above Workington
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 27, 2014, 11:19:03 pm
N+1
 Some have already seen this on Facebook but I thought it should go here too, Geoff Roberts has joined our club and has started making frames again so I ordered a Custom steel frame, made with Columbus Spirit tubing and carbon forks and painted with a touch of Catford CC Claret & Gold colours  ;D
 This is so good I love it.

https://flic.kr/p/pNorU8 (https://flic.kr/p/pNorU8)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15621144067_90c3b1d305_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 27, 2014, 11:27:43 pm
HK's track bike is a Geoff Roberts and she reckons Geoff frames are better than the Chas variety (of which, she has 2).
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Karla on November 27, 2014, 11:35:15 pm
Clarion, I may be 7 months late to the party here but your BJ is giving me serious lust issues.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 27, 2014, 11:37:58 pm
HK's track bike is a Geoff Roberts and she reckons Geoff frames are better than the Chas variety (of which, she has 2).

 Many people have said that, in fact many of the early Roberts were built by Geoff or other frame builders

Geoffs contact details can be seen here https://www.facebook.com/geoffrobertsframes?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/geoffrobertsframes?fref=ts)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on November 27, 2014, 11:40:56 pm
FWN - that looks fantastic and the paint job is great.  However, the dogs. WTF?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 27, 2014, 11:55:48 pm
FWN - that looks fantastic and the paint job is great.  However, the dogs. WTF?

 WTF indeed, my missus likes an ornament her own take on N+1 ;), she did start putting them near the bike shed but as soon as they started getting in my way I began booting them across the garden literally so she knows not to put them there ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on November 28, 2014, 07:37:09 am
Clarion, I may be 7 months late to the party here but your BJ is giving me serious lust issues.

Context is everything in this sentence!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2014, 05:28:09 pm
Yes.  Alarmin. ain't it? ;D

But anyone can have such a beautiful bike - just need to contact John's Bikes via torslanda otp, and be prepared to hand over a (very) modest amount of cash. :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Karla on November 28, 2014, 07:19:52 pm
How much does he charge?  That thing looks even better than my Pompino.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 28, 2014, 07:27:57 pm
Geoff Roberts has joined our club and has started making frames again so I ordered a Custom steel frame, made with Columbus Spirit tubing and carbon forks and painted with a touch of Catford CC Claret & Gold colours

That looks really good! I like how the (? tapered) head tube blends in with the forks width-wise.

I’ll pretend I didn’t see that bar tape ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 28, 2014, 07:29:57 pm
And Clarion, I also failed to see your Bob Jackson - looks very decent.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2014, 08:35:26 pm
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on November 30, 2014, 12:40:20 pm
A tad late here.... but that Geoff Roberts looks the dogs, FWN :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on December 02, 2014, 09:18:51 pm
A tad late here.... but that Geoff Roberts looks the dogs, FWN :thumbsup:


 Thank you young Sir :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 03, 2014, 06:26:18 pm
La Naranja Mecánica:

(http://36x17.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/P1020777.jpg)

Viddy well, me droogies ;)

Steerer tube is getting chopped at the weekend, and a couple of bottle cages will be purchased but other than that we're pretty much done. Maiden ride next week, providing it's not too icy.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on December 03, 2014, 06:48:15 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/14044838402_27366d6b1c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/np6t9f)DSCF0398 (https://flic.kr/p/np6t9f) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr

mcshroom on his SS back in the spring.  I just put it up because it was a lovely day and I like the photo.

Looks idyllic.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trumpet on December 03, 2014, 08:27:00 pm
La Naranja Mecánica:

(http://36x17.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/P1020777.jpg)

Viddy well, me droogies ;)

Steerer tube is getting chopped at the weekend, and a couple of bottle cages will be purchased but other than that we're pretty much done. Maiden ride next week, providing it's not too icy.

You're a man with a good taste in bicycles !
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 03, 2014, 08:51:47 pm
HK's track bike is a Geoff Roberts and she reckons Geoff frames are better than the Chas variety (of which, she has 2).

 Many people have said that, in fact many of the early Roberts were built by Geoff or other frame builders

It is more interesting to find out how many of the more recent Roberts have been made by Chas Jr.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Karla on December 03, 2014, 09:27:05 pm
That's real horrorshow Interzen.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on December 03, 2014, 10:31:41 pm
Interzen.  That's fab.  ;D That brightened up an otherwise dull evening!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on December 03, 2014, 10:46:15 pm
La Naranja Mecánica:

(http://36x17.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/P1020777.jpg)

Viddy well, me droogies ;)

Steerer tube is getting chopped at the weekend, and a couple of bottle cages will be purchased but other than that we're pretty much done. Maiden ride next week, providing it's not too icy.

That's a new one, right?

Needs more orange ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: marcusjb on December 03, 2014, 11:04:20 pm
I like orange.  I really do.  I have two orange bikes. 

However, it's the tape - just a little too much pop there.

Other than that - looks fab!
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on December 03, 2014, 11:06:27 pm
N+1
 Some have already seen this on Facebook but I thought it should go here too, Geoff Roberts has joined our club and has started making frames again so I ordered a Custom steel frame, made with Columbus Spirit tubing and carbon forks and painted with a touch of Catford CC Claret & Gold colours  ;D
 This is so good I love it.

https://flic.kr/p/pNorU8 (https://flic.kr/p/pNorU8)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15621144067_90c3b1d305_z.jpg)

I saw photos of the frame on Flickr and I thought you were flogging it - glad to see I was wrong as it's a beaut.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on December 03, 2014, 11:25:18 pm
Definitely not flogging this one, but struggling for room in the shed now so something might need to go :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 04, 2014, 10:02:14 am
That's a new one, right?
It sho' 'nuff is - it's my 'get well' present to myself.
Acquisition was also driven by the need to play catch-up on nearly 3 months of lost training time which, given typical trail conditions at this time of year, will mean long road rides. Mind-pummellingly dull, perhaps, but miles are miles.

Quote
Needs more orange ;)
It may actually end up with less - the bars are double-wrapped at the moment for the sake of my knackered wrist, but if it doesn't work then there'll be a layer of tape coming off and gel padding going on. My bar-tape of choice is the Profile adhesive-free stuff because not only is it available in electric orange, it's also dead easy to change and doesn't leave manky sticky bits on your handlebars.

I'm thinking that a couple of black PDW 'Bird' cages will round the job off nicely.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on December 04, 2014, 10:05:28 am
I was about to ask who makes tape THAT bright. Files for future reference...  :)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 04, 2014, 02:53:00 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/15759559809_e851f312a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q1BS5r)PC030032 (https://flic.kr/p/q1BS5r) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7497/15758297430_8b53aa471b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q1voPh)PC030034 (https://flic.kr/p/q1voPh) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

Bob Jackson on Wandsworth Bridge.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 04, 2014, 09:22:57 pm
Those wheels are far too clean! :o
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on December 04, 2014, 09:30:37 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/15759559809_e851f312a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q1BS5r)PC030032 (https://flic.kr/p/q1BS5r) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7497/15758297430_8b53aa471b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q1voPh)PC030034 (https://flic.kr/p/q1voPh) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

Bob Jackson on Wandsworth Bridge.
The section bender's work in the background did lead me to wonder whether you took that pic on Old Street or Wandsworth Bridge.
Same section bender is responsible for both, BTW.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on December 05, 2014, 10:52:53 am
That side shot looks proper moody.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on December 05, 2014, 11:05:58 am
I love the contrast between Interzen's retina shattering ORANGE-NESS and Clarion's moody nocturnal shots...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 05, 2014, 11:09:19 am
I love the contrast between Interzen's retina shattering ORANGE-NESS and Clarion's moody nocturnal shots...
Did I mention that I took my photos in the dark?1   :P

1 - not really.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 05, 2014, 12:08:19 pm
Dead subtle, me ;)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: J.Y.Kelly on December 05, 2014, 01:22:00 pm
La Naranja Mecánica:

(http://36x17.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/P1020777.jpg)

Viddy well, me droogies ;)

Steerer tube is getting chopped at the weekend, and a couple of bottle cages will be purchased but other than that we're pretty much done. Maiden ride next week, providing it's not too icy.
Midge bars?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: interzen on December 05, 2014, 01:26:14 pm
Midge bars?
Well spotted.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on December 10, 2014, 08:50:53 am
Love the orange Surly, being a multiple Surly owner myself, and love Clarion's Bob J. classy bike that, if it ever needs re homing 'Dibs'.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: clarion on December 10, 2014, 02:00:19 pm
Noted.  But I think there's a queue.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bloomers100 on December 10, 2014, 02:36:35 pm
Fair dos
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on December 10, 2014, 09:34:57 pm
Anyone in that queue wants to jump it then just get me a frame . . .
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on December 12, 2014, 09:37:05 pm
My Peugeot with Midge bars:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/15819509940_5421c1b651_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6V8ao)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Torslanda on December 13, 2014, 12:07:46 pm
Like looking for a Peugeot needle in . . .  ;D
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on December 30, 2014, 10:03:23 pm
my ss-er after festive500 challenge:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M7DUw1XXpgA/VKMeuI3iZPI/AAAAAAAAEdc/9BVTL2KllQ0/s576/2014-12-30%252018.57.00.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag 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

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6R7x9YnY9TE/Vzm9JucYA-I/AAAAAAAAEvo/m3LdRQT8cbEBJXY0x2BYpmZdFD3k2ylBgCCo/s640/2016-05-15%2B16.14.44.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GavinC 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
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/xu719qid2e1j4t8/File%2019-01-2017%2C%2018%2040%2043.jpeg?raw=1)
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

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/yb01iyc2mhc71b5/File%2019-01-2017%2C%2018%2040%2020.jpeg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Deano on August 04, 2016, 12:06:00 am
Had to be done:

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8784/28751365445_ba260a0984_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KNEggk)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ElyDave 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
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk77qfp96xfimj1/File%2001-08-2016%2C%2010%2035%2008.jpeg?raw=1)


Is that a vertical or horizontal dropout on that one?
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: hubner on August 04, 2016, 11:47:28 am
Looks like standard horizontal, frame might be a Raleigh with non-original forks.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GavinC 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.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: ElyDave 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.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag on August 11, 2016, 03:49:42 pm
yet another new bike:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0DTjz_ahuu_N0yPjGANl8IBLQrdscPoZYHfivdhCb-uuKAlWZSzJZon82KQU2mkWJ04r95p1J04I=w800-h600-no)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trekker12 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
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on August 11, 2016, 04:50:36 pm
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

SS, yes.  Not on fixed.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: trekker12 on August 11, 2016, 05:01:05 pm
Oh I see
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: LEE on August 12, 2016, 04:16:46 pm
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k8qhf7ax5tt7x0/File%2001-08-2016%2C%2010%2034%2043.jpeg?raw=1)

It's just 1 Brooks saddle away from being one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Danu on August 12, 2016, 04:32:39 pm
Surely not Lee,
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: billplumtree 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

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26761666/Moulton%20fixed.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: GavinC on August 21, 2016, 05:56:28 pm
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k8qhf7ax5tt7x0/File%2001-08-2016%2C%2010%2034%2043.jpeg?raw=1)

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.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Hot Flatus on August 21, 2016, 06:12:31 pm
The Bastardos....

(https://s14.postimg.org/pbu5in8wx/bastard.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Chris N on September 06, 2016, 09:29:54 am
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8481/29205090890_d42a1a86b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LuKJ2Q)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on September 19, 2016, 10:27:09 pm
Got my 1970 something Raleigh Professional back on the road

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8430/29168088824_6e4b72d68f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lru5Bb)Fixed it - 1970's Raleigh Professional back on the road (https://flic.kr/p/Lru5Bb) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Jurek on September 22, 2016, 09:59:38 pm
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8481/29205090890_d42a1a86b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LuKJ2Q)
That looks very purposeful  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: zigzag 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.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161129/325c50c9fa67d9647db4cf97226519f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: matt 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.

(https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/e5XTeaFStqUUrGzFy-4MbGVS1FZv_zVW6373b_0vOy0-2048x1536.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Riggers on May 10, 2017, 10:31:18 am
This is my SS and daily commuter. Thinking of changing the bars to bullhorn to help drag it up hills.

(https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/e5XTeaFStqUUrGzFy-4MbGVS1FZv_zVW6373b_0vOy0-2048x1536.jpg)

I'd make those new bars, 'bendy' bars if I were you, looking at the rest of the frame.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Moultonaught on May 10, 2017, 10:55:17 am
new bike to work scheme bike:  :thumbsup:

Airnimal Chameleon X set up as a fixed gear with an eno hub.

Apologies for the rubbish 'pic taken with my phone at work' pic

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/westywagen/airnimal_zpsthxn0zix.jpg)

it now has a 105 front brake as the Veloce caliper it came with didn't have a Q/R and the front wheel is removed as part of the fold!, MKS quick detach pedals, and orange ESI bar tape as I had some in the bar tape box.

is a lovely ride - perfect for my flatish ride  to the station and across London - I'm debating riding it (slowly) on Dunwich this year...
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: Andrij on May 10, 2017, 01:09:22 pm
This is my SS and daily commuter. Thinking of changing the bars to bullhorn to help drag it up hills.

(https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/e5XTeaFStqUUrGzFy-4MbGVS1FZv_zVW6373b_0vOy0-2048x1536.jpg)

Need to match the front rim with the rear.
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: JonB on July 17, 2018, 10:21:41 pm
Fixed Dave Marsh in the sunshine above Chepstow

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42730896834_61af925110_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286Z1UA)IMG_20180714_182938 (https://flic.kr/p/286Z1UA) by Jon Banks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/128459618@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: IanDG on July 18, 2018, 09:49:57 am
Put some 'nobblies' on my fixed (35c rear and 32c front) and have been riding local gravel tracks.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/915/42767508134_7e1e939d97.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28adEaU)IMG_0719 (https://flic.kr/p/28adEaU) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/29612860778_7d29149633.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M7MDP9)36847429_10156460307357486_440343656621146112_n (https://flic.kr/p/M7MDP9) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/42579292565_eb36e0b7db.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27SA1eT)36783088_10156460306152486_5156467620236492800_n (https://flic.kr/p/27SA1eT) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: jiberjaber on July 18, 2018, 10:48:36 am
Currently enjoying my All City Natureboy 853 (more so if I can get it quieter! )

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/2a8b75c16fd35e90bdcfdc77ea01774c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/2c5a4209fa5e8780a3d60deff94663af.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: paul vanderoost on November 18, 2019, 11:10:14 am
A couple of mine from about 15 years ago
https://www.flickr.com/photos/185555283@N05/49083459898/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/185555283@N05/49083975871/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/185555283@N05/49083459908/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/185555283@N05/49084181157/in/dateposted-public/
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: bristolgravel on April 13, 2021, 11:32:47 am
Before and after photos of a renovation I completed a few years ago.

(https://i.ibb.co/rHmysQ0/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/b6ffgzP/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Fixed Gear & SS
Post by: drossall on April 13, 2021, 11:38:26 pm
Must get my (green) one built up...
I did, but I've only just realised that I never posted here when I had. In fact, my only contribution to this thread has been the work bike on page 1. Sadly, that encountered a motorist who wanted to try that thing where the car and the bike occupy the same space-time coordinates. As is ever the case, my bike (along with my finger) came second, although the motorist later came second in the resulting claims process.

The upshot was this, which did duty to work for a few years. It was originally branded as a Marlboro, though by this stage it had been resprayed:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/x28hucyb1ks3zi9/Marlboro-fixed.jpg?raw=1)
These days it's looking even more dilapidated, and doing duty on my turbo. It started that still on fixed, but it's now using a PowerTap freehub with a single-speed adaptor, because that gives better results on Zwift. The non-matching forks are the result of a second motorist trying the same thing only a few months later with my replacement bike, with pretty similar results really.

And "the green one" I mentioned above and never posted. Did get used sometimes for riding to work, but these days I'm on the train to London*, so that has stopped. More often now for winter Audax and general utility and leisure riding. Also beginning to show its age, maybe I'll get a respray sometime:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp7m2vdmg1argpv/OnOneasbuilt.jpg?raw=1)
Green remains, I think, my favourite among the various colours that On One have offered for this frame.

*Well I was, till Covid came along.