- Fixie Recomendations
I fancy getting a fixie for pootling around the city (but will try to avoid conforming to the **** stereotype). I’ve noticed that on ebay and the like there are lots of cheap new fixies around but I would guess that the quality of these is pretty dire. Can anyone suggest a brand that is half decent but still close to the £300 mark please?Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Not ridden one myself but SE do a lot of really nice looking fixies and singlespeeds and have a pretty good heritage. Some good deals to be had at Triton at the moment if you can get one in your size – they have the SE Lager in 58cm for £275 at the moment:Posted 4 years agoTurnerGuyMember
single speed with belt drive:Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
Fixies are dead simple, that’s kind of their point. So, you just need an old frame with horizontal dropouts and a decent set of wheels. The rest you can probably cobble together out of bits you have in the shed. Go for a flip flop hub though. Then, when you realise that fixed is a stupid idea you can still run it single speed 🙂Posted 4 years agonigelb001Member
Depends on your taste really. If you want a bit of colour fun, go for the Mango. If the classic anonymous look is what you want go for the Single Malt.
At this price all singlespeeds will have just adequate parts, will work fine (for a while perhaps) but won’t be of outstanding quality, nice to ride though.
I build my own bikes, so put one together from selected better quality bits to my own taste (questionable taste some would say) but it cost around £500 to build. Great fun to ride though and a bit different.
Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Used Kona Paddy Wagon. Best handling, but not the lightest fixed wheel road bike out there. Specialized Langster if you want lighter but no mudguards.
Some of those cheap “fixies” are so heavy you can feel their gravitational pull. Few of them are made of anything other than gas pipe.Posted 4 years agopukenroofMember
Fixies are dead simple, that’s kind of their point. So, you just need an old frame with horizontal dropouts and a decent set of wheels. The rest you can probably cobble together out of bits you have in the shed. Go for a flip flop hub though. Then, when you realise that fixed is a stupid idea you can still run it single speed
I’m renovating this to a fixie, currently being acid etched & powder coated for a the price of a few beers (result). Anyhow what is this flip flop hub I keep reading about, is that what I need?
*heads off to wiki*
Posted 4 years ago
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