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u/gibbstudios · -8 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Nice bike! And welcome to the club haha

I prefer these kind of straps as they provide a bit more support and makes you feel more secure. *you’ll need pedals with wider slots that are big enough for the straps to fit through.

If you end up sticking with fixed gear, tear that brake off, and decide to ‘clip in,’ I’d highly recommend getting Speedplay Frog cleats/pedals and shoes, i have DZR shoes and I few even safer using these than I do the straps. Plus, pulling up with one leg and cranking down with the other gets you zoomin.

Ok anyway stick with it and have fun!
Don’t skid your tires too often or you’ll be spending a l out of $$$

u/MrWalnuts · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Firstly, congrats on the ride! Keep it up!

I have the same bike (color and everything) so I can offer a few tips for the new(ish) rider with this rig. Treat it well and you will be happy with it for a long time. I have over 1200 miles on this bike.

First, as everyone has said, foot retention. I have the Pure Fix straps from amazon. If you can swing it I suggest upgrading the pedals as well when you buy retention. I have a nice slim platform from fyxation. About $25 but you can get something better than what is on that bike starting around $12 on up.

2nd, Seat. Keep doing 40+ mile rides and you will quickly realize the stock seat has to go. I have a charge spoon I paid around $26 for. Non-bike friends tell me how uncomfortable my seat looks and I tell them that you should see the original seat that came with the bike! I love the charge.

You see the black streaks from your brake pads on your wheels? Eventually that will cause a streaking noise that is horribly embarrassing if anyone is within a one hundred yard radius. It will also stop like shit. I taped off the rim and sanded the paint off of that edge, then replaced the pads with a really nice pad/shoe from amazon for about $10 a set. No noise, no black marks on the rim and nice braking.

Tires. Keep an eye out for a nicer set of tires. The stock ones will get the job done for a while but they are cheap. Keep an eye out on or or wherever. I picked up a set of Vittoria slicks online somewhere for around $16 each and it was a world of difference.

I did replace the brake levers but I broke one of the stock ones. The stock levers are cheap but no rush to replace them if you dont need to. Again, there are a ton of better options out there starting at around $15 when you are ready to upgrade.

I also replaced the bar tape but it was mostly because I was not happy with my install. The stock tape is fine.

I hope this helps a bit. I just wanted to show cheap bikes like this can get a lot of flack round these parts but a few reasonably priced upgrades can make this a nice bike that lasts you a long time.

Here is a few shots of mine. Disregard the blue bottle cage, its on there from a 50 miler i did a few weeks ago. my bike

u/Lieutenant_Crunch · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I wouldn't get a brooks. They are pricey because they become super comfortable after some use, but the downside is that they are theft magnets. If you get one, lock your saddle with a cable, or take it in with you, but these things go missing on my campus all the time. I'd just ride the stock for a while, when you want to upgrade, go into your LBS and nab one from them.

As for locks, U-lock+Cable in conjunction will be best. If you pick one, do a u-lock. Kryptonite is well-recommended. They have a few models:

The New York is the big boy, nigh indestructible lock. But probably not necessary for a windsor the hour.

Here's what I use, but I sort of regret it. It feels cheaper (because it was cheaper) than other kryptonite locks I've used. The lock itself is fine, but I have trouble with my key after a few months of use (have to jiggle it around for a bit for it to disengage). If you're on a campus or in a smaller town, it'd be fine.

Just ordered this. My buddy has one and it's brilliant. Super light and small (smallness is actually a benefit as far as security). Can fit in your back pocket.


u/wrongbike · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I'd second this. I bought a bike specific tool kit and its nice but not 100% necessary. A regular ole toolkit + bike specific pieces like the BB/Chain/Lockring tools will work fine. The Pedro Trixie tool is pretty sweet as a tool for the riding or home as well. That said, this Bikehand Toolkit had everything I needed to build a bike up beside headset stuff.

u/snakeanthony · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

An alternative to these would be the S300 SRAM crankset that would fall closer that price range new but still has great build quality and the external BB. Super stiff. I've ridden both.

u/Recipe_For_Confusion · 15 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I use SPD clipless pedals, along with these shoes. I prefer MTB clipless shoes because they have a recessed cleat and are much easier to walk in than road-oriented kicks.

The difference you notice when using a clipless system is astounding, and I would never go back to platforms/cages. So much more efficient and natural feeling.

u/thogervo · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I have mine on the ends, as I spend the most time in that position and I live in a sort of hilly place that requires a bit of braking.

Aesthetically, placing them next to the stem is the best way to go, plus it's a little easier to mount and feed the cable through.

If you do decide to mount the levers on the ends, I reccommend the Cane Creek 200TT levers. Be warned however, they use mountainbike "barrel style" brake cables.

Happy riding!

u/slowbike · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Put the front brake back on. Then start saving for a great saddle. I'd go Brooks with the matching real leather bar tape. Don't put Thickslicks on this bike. They aren't bad tires, but those huge white logos won't do anything to make the bike look better. Add a chain tensioner and get a lockring tool. I like the Trixie from Pedro's.

u/arsenicelite · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Unsure what exactly your post is asking. Please clarify?

You should check your threads first before considering getting a new rear wheel.

If the threads are alright, go ahead and tighten everything down (as recommended by bikesdirect). First the rotafix method to tighten down the cog. Then use a lockring tool to tighten down the lockring.

If the threads are trashed, you can easily find a wheel that is less than $150 (assuming you mean this since >150 means greater than $150). There are some typical "favorites" on FGB like velocity deep v or mavics.

u/HARSHING_MY_MELLOW · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

SKS Raceblades. I've got them on my bike which has something like 1/2" clearance between the tire and the downtube. They fit perfectly.

u/zachfoxers · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Pretty lucky to have gotten the bag that’s for sure! Rack is from Origin 8

Origin8 Classique Cargo HD Front Rack

u/FlagBattery · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

no, those are MTB pedals, not road pedals. see my list in this thread for some compatible shoes. these are good pedals if you intend on sometimes riding with shoes that don't have cleats in them. Since they are flat on one side and clipless on the other side. And the flat side is wide enough to be comfortable and keep your feet secure as well.

u/oCLiFFx · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/Camelope · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

From my own personal experience, I've had this Vilano and it's been running excellent for me since last December. Get some foot retention and you're ok to ride. People talk shit about bikes in this price range, but not everyone has a $2k budget to drop on a whim. And while buying a used bike can be beneficial because you get a "better bike" for the same price, if you don't know what to look for when buying it, it can very quickly become a deathtrap.

u/melvinrdrgz · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I went on a 30-mi ride and ended up getting a really dry mouth, so I ended it there. Yesterday, I did 33-mi and ended it in order to get back at a decent time for breakfast. Having a water bottle on-hand definitely helped out and this set-up felt solid.

Saddle Rail Adaptor

Water Bottle Cage

Water Bottle
(Not pictured, but I highly recommend it!)

u/Haloosinayeshun · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Perhaps Tektro or Dia Compe. I've used Tektro in the past, they're great.

Edit: I've used both of these on different bikes

Velo Orange also sells a pair I've used on Nitto Northroad bars:

Tektro: I use these on bullhorn bars like pictured in OP photo:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/cyanidepancakes · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

If you want some cheap bullhorns, These are pretty good.

u/manofinterests · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle


More info on my Basket/Bars combo

I quite like it. It gets the job done for most minor tasks I have and for most things I need to carry around!

u/TheSkoomaCat · 6 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Agreed. My dad's carried a small chain breaker on him for the better part of a decade and I can't say I've ever seen or heard about him using it. I think building this around a 15mm wrench would be more useful IMO. This has socket wrench capabilities, but it doesn't look like the sockets actually fit into the kit so that just takes up more space.

And TIL that this is a thing.

u/jgabrielsson · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

i got a cheap bike mostly for the aesthetics of it ( ) that i just started riding fixed, and i really like it so far. But i somehow think an upgrade would do me good. What would be your #1 priorities to change on the bike? Im ordering a new saddle next week and also some straps. Other then that, what would YOU buy/change and why?

u/mplsbikelove · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Is there any way it wouldn't work with my bike? I got a Big Block, will it be just fine?

This looks pretty tempting.. I just want to make sure they would be fine with each other

u/jcc04 · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

How would does the sizing work on SKS Raceblades, and is the fit pretty universal with most fixed? The bike I am riding is 58cm with 700 x 28 wheels.

u/CrispierByTheSecond · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Have any of you used the origin 8 classique rack? Is it any good? If I don't have eyelets should I be fine? Should I spend way more and just get a soma or even a BLB rack?

u/csjam · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

clip ons will be your best bet. here you go. sks raceblade wont keep you as dry as full wrap fenders but totally worth the dryness.

also, always wanted to give these a shot...
crud road these were designed for race-bikes turned into commuters, probably would work.

u/remembertosmilebot · 8 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

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Here are your smile-ified links:

the donut stem cap?


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u/rhammons · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Quick tool question hopefully. Looking to further flesh out my bike tool box with more fixed-specific tools so that I can work on the bike more independently. What lock-ring tool(s) would be the most versatile to pick up? Is this one the go-to? I have a Crew District, with the stock wheelset and have had bike shops swap cogs and freewheels for me up until now, but want to get a bit more hands on with it. Also, the freewheel I currently have on their is an ACS crossfire, fwiw. From what I am seeing, that one needs it's own removal tool, also? Or do there exist more universal options?

u/Jehu920 · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Honestly it's probably cheaper to just get a wrench and some tire levers.

Edit: Well it is at $25. Amazon comes through again.

u/HawrdCoar · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

My first fixed gear! Yeah all you need is a cog and a lockring, make sure the measurements are the same! buy a lockring wrench too and you can do it yourself.

Compatible Cog, Lockring, Wrench(spanner)

u/NoiCantSpell · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I found a cheap mount on amazon.. I cant remember the brand name.. Something like Minour maybe. It was like 6 bucks and was the only single bottle mount i could find.

Edit: here is a big link to it (on my phone)

u/Central_Incisor · 0 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

The way I figure, you have to find where the old tire blew out to make sure you know where the hole was and make sure the glass/wire/thorn was cleared from the tire. Once you know where the leak is is on the tube, you may as well patch it. Either I check the tire as the tube is setting, or I use my spare tube and have the now patched one as a backup.

A total blow out one inch rip or so, will not be patchable and so you'll need a full tube. In that case you'll most likely need a tire boot or a piece of cardboard to cover part of the tire.

A mini pump will let you carefully ride the bike, but a larger bike pump and tire gauge means that you can fix the bike and have fully inflated tires. Some of the smaller ones become a real chore despite being rated to 120lbs, but my area has many gas stations, bike shops and places to inflate, so even then you can just get it part of the way and finish the job down the road.

Something like Portland Design Works 3wrencho would be nice, But I just use a standard 15mm wrench. Someday, I'll chop it in half and stow it with a mini cheater bar, but that day has not come yet.

u/edgebaristax · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I am thinking about getting the same SPD Pedals that I have on my other Masi. There are amazing because they offer a few riding options.

u/TamaleJohnson · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I'm currently using these Talon Fly II's with SPD-M520's. The pedals are great but the shoes do have quite a bit of flex, I also made the mistake of getting them a tad larger than I normally wear.

Yeah I'm on the hunt for a new frame right now, I'm hoping someone will buy mine with the carbon fork for $350. At that point I have $600 to drop on a frameset, but this frame might not sell.

u/CaptainScrummy · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Same. Most days I lock up with a Kryptonite Evo Mini. If I need more security, I use a Kryptonite Fahgettaboutit Mini.

u/mania4conquest · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I hear good things about these saddles.

u/atipicalarmedcitizen · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

It does the job for something that's easy to take off and on.

Here it is on Amazon.

u/mnimalst · 6 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

These work great for these types of bars and are dirt cheap.

u/jerseymonkey · 9 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Definitely. I'm really surprised that is missing with everything else looking class.

u/Shock_Hazzard · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Origin8 Cassique.

I like it, it's light, really beefy, and it can hold a lot of weight.

u/gbacon13 · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I want to put bullhorns on my Specialized Sirrus SS. Does that make sense for the geometry? Also I would want to put the tektro rx4.1 levers on the ends. Would that work with my v-brakes?

Tektro RX 4.1 Reverse Brake Lever Set Blacká

u/dangtc · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Not so sure about the OD around the tips but here's it's Amazon page
Retrospec Bicycles Pursuit Bull Horn Style Lightweight Alloy Handlebars for Track Bike, Black

u/squiresuzuki · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Protip: Next time, run the brake cable along the bottom of the handlebar all the way to the stem, securing it with electrical tape. Then, put your bar tape over that. It looks clean as hell.

PS. I also recommend these time-trial brake levers, they plug into the end of the bar instead of strapping around it.

u/mike_stifle · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

First time riding with a front rack (Origin8 Classique Cargo), and it wasn't a bad ride at all. However, getting used to the new handling along with the temp and winds, gave me quite the workout.

u/bummercamp · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I think I got this mount off of amazon, and then just used a regular cage.

u/imapittard · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I bought this one last summer. And it's basically what you'd expect for 200 bucks. The brakes are kinda shitty, seat is okay, pedals are cheap, but overall a solid bike to beat the shit out of without worrying if it would get stolen. I did have a slight issue with the rear tire leaving the rim a couple times, but that stopped after putting it back in a couple times.

u/whipfixed · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Damn I honestly don't know. Still kinda noobish when it gets down to all the measurements on my bike.

Here's all the info about the stock components on my bike:

And here's the crankset and bb:

u/SirSmalls · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

It's an Origin8 and then he put a basket on it.

u/badfishnow · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I switched to clipless about a month and a half ago.



The pedals came with the correct cleats.

u/percypersimmon · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I use the Kryptonite Fahgettaboutit through my front wheel and frame, then loop this cable into itself through my saddle and back wheel and lock the end up in the U-Lock.

~$70 for a bigger piece of mind.

u/iams3b · 8 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

omg even if you don't get the seat, do you have the donut stem cap?

u/cyclefreaksix · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Wouldn't something like this be easier?

Tacx Behind the Saddle Water Bottle Clamp

u/offlines · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I have a Minoura seat mount.. it works good, cheap at $7 (no cage), its just heavy

I also have a xlab delta that works ok too, more of a pita to mount.

i don't really like seat mounted because I prefer to have my bag there.

u/-YK · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I have one of the Origin 8 cargo racks. I don't love it, but it gets the job done and it was cheap.

u/ShmobLife · 8 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Cinelli cork tape: $16

Origin8 straps $21

Levi's 511 $40-$45

If you're going clipless this budget may not allow, but I agree with M520s.

u/Meowface_McGee · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Hell yeah thanks for the pointer! I'm comparing the X-Lab combo to a cage mount and cage. I think the separate cage+mount will be 1/3lb total instead of 1/2lb so leaning that way right now

u/rafiki530 · -1 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Well I entered, I'm digging that fork. Really missed a chance to put on one of these bad boyz though.

Wonder if u/mjfarsi can put one on in time.

u/Brandon749 · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

The Cage itself is just a Topeak adjustable one. with a Minoura saddle mount. On the first time out the cage rattled a bit and the bottle fell out when i hit a particularly nasty road transition. but after i stoped and adjusted it a bit tighter I had no other problems with it.

Amazon Links
Cage , Mount