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Fixing advice?

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by longers, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I bought a bike from a tip-rat today. It might be suitable for a restoration job (unlikely) or turning into a fixed bike. I know very little about converting one but would be interested in it maybe as a project. Where's best for advice and info?
     
  2. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    sheldonbrown.com or fixedgeargallery.com, not to mention the FAQ section on ACF.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Thanks rustychisel. I had thought about sheldon but the other two are good ideas. I need an Idiots guide so between those I reckon I'll get some answers.

    I paid him a small amount of cash so it's now mine. I'll post some pics here when I get chance.
     
  4. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Another place to look: http://www.63xc.com/
    Don't let the 'offroad' put you off, there are articles there on the basics of how-to.
     
  5. Fixedwheelnut

    Fixedwheelnut Senior Member

    Location:
    South East London
    Here are a group of usefull Fixedwheel links that are a sticky on ACF
    edit to add the Fixed FAQs
    fixedFAQs latest version

    The number one drooling site
    Fixed Gear bikes Gallery


    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

    Fixie conversions Fixed Gear Conversions

    Fixed gear parts Harris Cyclery: Your Fixed-Gear Bicycle Headquarters!

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

    63xc.com--How To | FG 101


    Shop links
    Condor Cycles London
    http://www.deesidecycles.com/track.htm

    SURLYVILLE

    Highpath Engineering : Home page

    Track cycling has ceased trading so I usually buy from Parker International, excellent service. Worldwide Cycling Mail Order Specialists & Consultants - Parker International[/url]

    Izumi 1/8th chain, with review http://bikereader.com/forum/index.php?topic=28258.0

    GOLDTECH HUBS https://www.betd.co.uk/
    http://www.goldtec-cycles.co.uk/FRA...com]Kogswell Cycles - The Fork (IS) The Frame

    Phil Wood

    http://www.hubjub.co.uk [url=http://www.oldskooltrack.com]Old Skool Track NYC
    http://www.fixedwheel.co.uk/

    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/

    it takes into account tyre size aswell

    or go to google;
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Or simply call 1-800-fixedwheelnut :blush::smile::biggrin:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    It certainly looks comprehensive, thanks Fixedwheelnut :smile:.

    I've not had much chance to poke it or clean it much yet but I already have the paint lined up and somebody to do it :sad:.
     
  8. andygates

    andygates New Member

    A tip bike with a Highpath chainset would actually beat RB's Sun Solo with a chainring worth more than the bike!
     
  9. romans

    romans New Member

    I built a fixed from scratch and it wasn't difficult. Bought a fixed frame/forks that had drillings for brakes, had them shotblasted, painted them myself - undercoat, a few top coats and a varnish finish. The only thing to thing seriously about was the gearing and thickness (1/8" or 3/32") and the chainline. I built the wheels from good components (the gearing I can upgrade anytime). Bought the right depth of brake calliphers off Ebay. Goes like a dream and looks good, and mates riding it all love the ride.