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General Category => Freewheeling => Velo Fixe => Topic started by: Fixedwheelnut on March 27, 2008, 11:45:12 pm

Title: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 27, 2008, 11:45:12 pm
 Here are a group of usefull Fixedwheel links
edit to add the Fixed FAQs (http://www.fixiefaqs.org.uk)
fixedFAQs latest version (http://fixiefaqs.xwiki.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome)

The number one drooling site
Fixed Gear bikes Gallery (http://www.fixedgeargallery.com)


How to links
Sheldon Brown runs Harris Cyclery, a good bike shop with a strong web presence. He's here both as supplier of a first-rate selection of cycle bits and as a fount of useful knowledge. His website has so much good stuff that it would be crazy to miss it. Please take a look. You'll probably stay for ages. Why not bookmark us so that you can come back when you've finished?

Why ride fixed? Fixed  Gear  Bicycles  for  the  Road (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html)

Fixie conversions Fixed Gear Conversions (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html)

Fixed gear parts Harris Cyclery: Your Fixed-Gear Bicycle Headquarters! (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html)

Sheldon on chainline http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline/

63xc.com--How To | FG 101 (http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm)


Shop links
Condor Cycles London (http://www.condorcycles.com)
 

SURLYVILLE (http://www.surlybikes.com)

Highpath Engineering : Home page (http://www.highpath.co.uk)

Track cycling has ceased trading so I usually buy from Parker International, excellent service. Worldwide Cycling Mail Order Specialists & Consultants - Parker International (http://www.parker-international.co.uk/)
 
Izumi 1/8th chain, with review http://bikereader.com/forum/index.php?topic=28258.0 (http://bikereader.com/forum/index.php?topic=28258.0)

GOLDTEC HUBS   Goldtech hubs (http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/items.asp?CategoryID=15&Name=Goldtec+Track+Hubs)

other hubs
Kogswell Cycles - The Fork (IS) The Frame (http://www.kogswell.com)

Phil Wood (http://www.philwood.com)

Hubjub (http://www.hubjub.co.uk)

Old Skool Track NYC (http://www.oldskooltrack.com)

http://www.fixedwheel.co.uk/ (http://www.fixedwheel.co.uk/)

http://www.londonfgss.com/ (http://www.londonfgss.com/) London fixed gear single speed forum

There is a free calculator you can download here
http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/ (http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/)

it takes into account tyre size aswell

or go to google;
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Hello, I am Bruce link=topic=27141.msg360227#msg360227 date=1168259616]
I was playing with Google's Calculator, and came up with a formula for calculating cadence that I thought I'd share.

Just go to Google (http://www.google.co.uk) and type in

((SPEED miles per hour)/(CIRCUMFERENCE metres) * (SPROCKET/CHAINRING) in (minutes ^ -1)

with appropriate values for your SPEED, wheel CIRCUMFERENCE, and SPROCKET and CHAINRING tooth counts.

e.g.

((31 miles per hour) / (2.155 metres)) * (19/49) in (minutes ^ -1)

Gives 149.6 rpm.

("minutes ^ -1" just means rpm).

You can change the units, e.g. speed in km/h, or circumference in furlongs, and Google with handle it automatically.

BUSINESS CYCLES- Technical Reference Specifications For Track Bikes and Track Components (http://www.businesscycles.com/tr-refspec.htm)

http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

Welcome to londonfixiebike (http://www.velosolo.co.uk/intro.html)


kiwicycles | home of fixies and freewheels (http://www.kiwicycles.com/index.htm)

 I have sorted out some of my usefull links feel free to add your own, perhaps Sam Roger could make this a sticky for a bookmark. ;D

FOFFA bikes, good value fixed wheel builds.
http://foffabikes.com/ (http://foffabikes.com/)

http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/index.php (http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/index.php)
A bit specialised but the best choice of sprockets for those of us that use s/s cassette conversions and some fixed stuff as well.

http://www.singlespeed.nl/catalog/index.php (http://www.singlespeed.nl/catalog/index.php)
Some useful stuff. One of the first places I saw an Eccentrica (hope I spelled that right) eccentric bb conversion. The shop part of singlespeed.nl which is now just a blog, it appears. One of the sources of Surly stuff if you are in continental Europe.
Title: Re: Usefull Fixed Links
Post by: aglet on March 28, 2008, 09:13:10 am
What about Bike Snob NYC (http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/)?

PS can you fix the spelling of "usefull" in the title and posting please?  It should be "useful"

edit fixed URL, mention speeling mistake
Title: Re: Usefull Fixed Links
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 29, 2008, 12:36:00 am
What about Bike Snob NYC (http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com)?

Yep keep em coming :)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Gus on March 30, 2008, 06:07:52 pm
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/skidspots.jpg)

Might be a helpful picture.

Gus
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: simonali on April 09, 2008, 01:39:21 pm
The Deeside Cyles link is a dead un.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Robbo4 on June 08, 2008, 12:45:07 pm
Interesting alternative to standard screw on sprockets

Welcome to londonfixiebike (http://www.londonfixiebike.co.uk/intro.html)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 08, 2008, 02:11:07 pm
Eric House's Magic Gear Calculator (http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Giropaul on June 08, 2008, 06:47:24 pm
BUSINESS CYCLES- Technical Reference Specifications For Track Bikes and Track Components (http://www.businesscycles.com/tr-refspec.htm)

Axle lengths, chain lines etc
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on June 08, 2008, 10:32:08 pm
 :)

all added  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: simonali on June 17, 2008, 07:48:21 pm
This fella any good?

Charlie The Bikemonger (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: andygates on June 17, 2008, 07:56:28 pm
I dunno but he has Yehuda Moon hats (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/userimages/procart20.htm)!

Titfer n+1
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: hazeii on June 18, 2008, 05:20:17 pm
This fella any good?

Charlie The Bikemonger (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/index.htm)

Yes, very good - bought a fair few bits from him. Mainly MTB and SS though, but can supply e.g. Surly rings and cogs.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Domestique on June 21, 2008, 08:03:22 pm
What about Kiwicycles.
Seem to have a nice range of bikes and bits for sale nowadays.

kiwicycles | home of fixies and freewheels (http://www.kiwicycles.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on June 22, 2008, 12:33:57 am
What about Kiwicycles.
Seem to have a nice range of bikes and bits for sale nowadays.

kiwicycles | home of fixies and freewheels (http://www.kiwicycles.com/index.htm)

good one, Paul posts on LFGSS :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: folkdevil on June 24, 2008, 12:23:55 am
This fella any good?

Charlie The Bikemonger (http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/index.htm)

As already mentioned, Charlie is great.
The selection of hats varies from month to month, I am keeping an eye out in case I ever feel like spending £20 on a nice cycling cap such as the Yehuda Moon style ones.

And I can vouch for the fact that he (or his wife) gets stuff posted out to you asap, they're very swift. You'll usually receive stuff the next day, Royal Mail permitting, even if you order at 4pm.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Andydauddwr on August 15, 2008, 11:30:29 am
Might just be me, but the wiki appears to be dead.

AC
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 24, 2008, 05:47:03 pm
Might just be me, but the wiki appears to be dead.

AC

It's back up again now, it was down when you posted.

 It seems to be a bit tempermental ::-)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: border-rider on August 24, 2008, 06:22:53 pm
Yeah, it's free hosting and it is a bit crappy.

It is also full of robot-generated porn links (if you know where to look ;)) and whilst I've been able to keep these out the public areas there seems no way of disinfecting the dark corners of the site

I must look at sensible hosting for it, but since no-one's paying...
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: clarion on March 10, 2010, 10:01:43 pm
It's down again :(
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Greenbank on March 10, 2010, 10:02:44 pm
Yeah, it's free hosting and it is a bit crappy.

It is also full of robot-generated porn links (if you know where to look ;)) and whilst I've been able to keep these out the public areas there seems no way of disinfecting the dark corners of the site

I must look at sensible hosting for it, but since no-one's paying...

The all new singing-dancing yacf hosting may be able to help.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: rogerzilla on March 10, 2010, 10:03:01 pm
It's down again :(
I prescribe more robot-generated porn links.  That'll get it back up again.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: dave r on July 08, 2010, 11:06:38 pm
Have a look at these people here

Welcome to VeloSolo Bikes - for Singlespeed and Fixed (http://www.velosolo.co.uk/intro.html)
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Phixie on July 31, 2012, 08:31:02 pm
Hubjub has ceased trading.  It may be resurrected under different owners, but the link would have to be changed in any case.
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Jonah on December 30, 2012, 02:24:35 am
 :'(
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: Greenbank on August 09, 2013, 11:05:52 am
Hubjub has ceased trading.  It may be resurrected under different owners, but the link would have to be changed in any case.

It was bought by Heart Of Wales Bikes and the website continues to look roughly like it did before.

The new owners have been getting very good feedback on LFGSS too: http://www.lfgss.com/thread26644-3.html
Title: Re: Useful Fixed Links
Post by: mzjo on August 09, 2013, 01:06:55 pm
http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/index.php
A bit specialised but the best choice of sprockets for those of us that use s/s cassette conversions and some fixed stuff as well.

http://www.singlespeed.nl/catalog/index.php
Some useful stuff. One of the first places I saw an Eccentrica (hope I spelled that right) eccentric bb conversion. The shop part of singlespeed.nl which is now just a blog, it appears. One of the sources of Surly stuff if you are in continental Europe.