Toe nearly dipped in the fixed pool

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by skudupnorth, 1 May 2010.

  1. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Well I'm about to go ahead and order a Specialized Langster through the ride to work scheme,is this a good choice ? I got gears on the road and mountain bikes but from what I've read,fixed sounds fun !
     
  2. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    The Langster is a nice bike and was on my shortlist. Enjoy it.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I'm glad it's got the thumbs up,looking forward to joining the fixed gang !
     
  4. aserota

    aserota Über Member

    Langster is a great bike IMO. I switch between an 08 Langster and 09 Allez for my commutes. The weight difference is large and I much prefer riding the Langster (always fixed).

    Just take the bike out off roading (well more through the park and small trails). Ride is comfortable and solid even when tyres are 100psi and on mud!

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  5. OP
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I get a real confused look off work mates when I tell them what I'm getting "fixed ????? As in no gears OR freewheel...are you mad !"
     
  6. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer

    wheels are pap tho ! been through 2 sets, now on some handbuilts.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    No worries on the wheel front,got a set for my Sirrus when they went belly up through the scheme under warranty
     
  8. OP
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I am planning to use it as a commuter bike,I've ordered some SKS mudguards for it.
     
  9. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    raceguards? Not very easy fitting full guards, I use crud roadracer guards on mine during winter.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    SKS not a good idea then ?
     
  11. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I think the Langster comes single speed?
    although it wont take you two seconds to fit a track sprocket / lockring to the other side of the wheel.
     
  12. djb1971

    djb1971 Guru

    Location:
    Far Far Away
    My Langster came fixed 42*16 with a shimano freewheel 16 on the other side.

    I was speaking to someone in Brian Rourkes last week and they said that all bikes have to sold a ss now not fixed. Anyone else heard this?
     
  13. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    That would make a lot of sense though as all the main manufactures seem to sell their fixed wheeled bike as a single speed.
     
  14. djb1971

    djb1971 Guru

    Location:
    Far Far Away
    It would make sense.

    Look at how dodgy you and I are on fixed ;):biggrin:
     
  15. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    Evans have just called me to say they have the bike I asked to try in stock. I'm having a look at the Ridgeback Solo, my first fixed.
    It comes with 48-18 freewheel setup, and I'll need to pluck up a bit of courage before I take to the streets fixed.

    I've got a couple of cracked ribs at the moment so perhaps not the best time to decide if a bike is comfortable. I'll just have to knock back a handful of pain killers a few hours before I get there :biggrin:
     
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