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Like it gearless ? The fixie scene is small in Brisbane but will no doubt grow. Come find out what it's about

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Wednesday Night Rides -7pm Anzac Square.

Started by FixieBris. Last reply by Steve Henley Sep 5, 2012. 1 Reply

Hope to see you guys there!Continue

Tags: social, rides, events, bris, fixed

Finally Rode my 'Star Fixed

Started by CamDS. Last reply by Mark Lee Jan 11, 2012. 12 Replies

I finally worked through the laziness and changed my flip flop hub on my Malvern Star over to fixed and took her for a ride up to Shorncliffe and over the Bridge.…Continue

Looking for other riders

Started by Steve Henley. Last reply by DamianM Jan 29, 2011. 5 Replies

My partner and I are looking for other fixie riders for regular rides. We live in South Bank and ride 50 to 100 K rides. She is new to fixie riding but is a fast learner. We are rideing everyday over…Continue

Mini-Mudguards

Started by Gary MacDonald Nov 26, 2010. 0 Replies

Don't know if any of you will remember, but the old Raleigh 10 speeds used to come with small alloy mudguards about 30 cm in length front and back. They just bolted directly to the brake mounting…Continue

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Comment by Iain on May 1, 2013 at 12:05pm

So this group has been quiet for a while!

I am coming on well with my fixie legs! I got me a new fixie:
42-16 set up, which is good for some of the hills I end up finding my self on! Not sure about the handlebars. There is only really one comfortable position, probably going to replace them with some bullhorn with bar end brakes at some point in the future.

I am actually finding that I am faster on the fixie then on my geared bike a lot of the time, that being said on the geared bike I have rack, mudguards and Marathon+ tires so its probably not a fair comparison. 

Comment by Luke Revolution on March 20, 2012 at 11:30pm

Once you've got mega fixie legs you'll be right, Iain. :)

Comment by Iain on March 20, 2012 at 11:31am

Did my first commute on the fixie,10k, a couple of points where I forgot that I cant stop peddling, but those passed with out incidence! Failed to make it up this hill: http://g.co/maps/trfa9, I was not able to gain any momentum and just couldn't get the power down, but overall much easer then I was expecting!

Really enjoyed the ride (even in the wet) and its so quiet! I love the "Stealth Cycling" :D

Comment by Iain on March 19, 2012 at 2:08pm

Thanks :D

It's a 46/16 so a little harder, will see how it goes, and maybe invest in a 17 or an 18 for the rear if I have too may problem hills!

It's surprising just how quiet it is! My other bike is hub geared, but this is a lot quieter even that that one!

Quick question: recommended cleats/peddles; Shimano SPD, Crankbrothes or another? I have http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-a530-spd-single-sided-touring-pedals/ on the hub geared bike and http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-m324-combination-pedals/ on the fixie. I like that I can ride the bikes with normal shoes if I just want to pop round the corner, but I was/am considering getting some of these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/crank-brothers-candy-3-mtb-pedals/.

Comment by Iain on March 19, 2012 at 12:52pm

I have finally got myself a Fixie! It's a Brown Jersey "Jonny Appleseed", I've switched the peddles out for some Shimano SPD. I had a bit of a play with it on Sunday and it was good fun. Haven't mastered the skid stop or cycling backwards yet, but am planning to try my 10k commute to work on it to tomorrow! I just hope I can get up the hills!

Comment by Luke Revolution on January 23, 2012 at 1:34pm
Comment by Luke Revolution on November 14, 2011 at 2:36pm

Fixies are the bike of choice for robots

Comment by CamDS on November 8, 2011 at 10:01am
Joined the Single Speed club last week... finally got to ride it this week... New wheels are on their way so I'll be a legitimate member of the group shortly.
Comment by Steve Henley on September 19, 2011 at 8:44pm
I had a similar ride to this, 1974 Masi White and Blue with a 53X17. Mine was set up as a fixie. Crashed on the Brisbane to Gold Coast two years ago in the rain and bent the frame beyond repair. Great picture of the  bike and looks pretty flash, just tell me that you are older than your bike. I was married in 74 so I was way older than the bike.
Comment by Ride2Wk on September 17, 2011 at 4:01pm
Well I'm not quite fixed wheel but I am fixed speed so I thought I'd join up. I've ridden fixed but prefer freewheel through the traffic. I have a Masi and an old all steel 1970s 27inch sngle speed although it needs new wheels & repainting. On the Masi I'm pushing 53x16 for my mostly flat 14km commute. It's a nice bike but I eventually have to paint it white since I was born in Sydney & don't support the Maroons !
 

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