Ultimate drivetrain

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by domtyler, 2 Jun 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I feel an urge to upgrade my drive train. I need a new chain anyway and I don't like it at the moment as it often feels rough and clanky, the chain wont stay taught and the rear track nuts are chewed to buggery.

    I am looking at Hubjub at the moment but I need more inspiration. What will work and what won't?
  2. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    Money no object, I'd probably go for...

    - Royce hubs with allen bolts
    - Phil Wood sprocket
    - Old style (fluted) Campy Record Pista cranks
    - Custom machined Egg-Ring
    - HKK Vertex chain in blingy gold

    Given my less-than-godly approach to bike cleanliness, the Fixed-Gear Authorities would then have to take my bike into protective custody...
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Personally, I blame the teacher... :rolleyes:
  4. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    No one likes a smart arse! :biggrin: :biggrin:;)
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  6. Nice! :smile:
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    you wouldn't have these problems if you had a mech.
  8. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    Very helpful bonj, why don't you pi55 off to another part of the forum where you've got some experience of what you're talking about, or isn't there anywhere where that applies?
  9. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    Thanks Landslide, it is undoubtedly a fine selection you've put together for me thanks.

    The problem I am having is sourcing some of these items, for example the HKK chain is impossible!

    Would this one be a decent enough substitute do you reckon?

  10. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    No direct experience I'm afraid, but it seems to have a decent rep. TBH, I only really picked on the Vertex because of the extra bling factor!:biggrin: In the real world I've been running a Miche chain on my fixed with no problems. They're cheap enough to treat as disposable, thus saving on sprockets and chainrings wearing out quickly because of a knackered chain.
  11. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    what about an Izumi ESH? It has gold/black links
  12. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    I think they were rude to him there as well, Pottsy.

    I always find bonj's contributions enlivening, even when they are total Horlicks.
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