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    Fixies? Bumbikes?

    Who rides fixies, and who rides bumbikes? Post pics if you've got them.

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    bum?

    Bumbikes?

    I ride a fixie...www.fixed-gear.net
    I ride to and from, all around. I'll be doing my 1st triathlon in 4 years next month...on my fixie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Bumbikes?
    A.K.A. suicide hub - a fixie made using a freewheel hub with a fixed cog and BB lockring.
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    on the cheap

    i rode a "bum bike" at first to see if fixxed was the thing for me,once i figured out6 how much fun fixxed was i shelled out for some phil's and stopped freewheeling through life

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    Fixed bar rocket/beer runner

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    Fixed fire road cruiser

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    My ride is ugly, fast and durable

    I ride a Koga Miyata to work everyday, a 24 mile round trip to work.

    I've put 5500 miles on it in the last 18 months, broke a crank, rear wheel, several tires, lots of tubes.

    I love riding the ugly thing with a 44x16, I don't like traditional bars, got my own setup.

    Me and all the mechanics at the Pauls Bicylce alder shop ride fixies. We all ride beaters, mine was a new frame, a frame we couldn't sell. It hung in the shop for 5 years before I gave it a home.

    I like time atac pedals and kevlar belted tires, I use the hand warmers all winter in the north wet. The hand built wheels are bomb proof under my weighty bod. Surly hubs and hodge podge parts. Full fenders all the time and a rear view mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lane


    Fixed fire road cruiser
    Which bars are you running there, Lane? Nittos?

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    I have two up and running at the moment. But, the Raleigh isn't running anymore. I took the wheelset and seat/post and put it on a 60's Falcon frame I just got. I don't have any pics of that one.
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    Here is my Fixie, it's now Blingin' with ENO stuff. But for years it was a bum-ish bike running a locked Shimano Freehub. I managed to ride it to a 4th in the solo SS class at a local 12hr MTB race earlier this year. 19lb Kleins running ridged forks climb reeeealy well. When I ride a bike with a King hub I'm dissapointed in how slowly it engages
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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    Not a fix, but a coaster!
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    Nevermind I guess my photo didnt work, oh well I'll figure it out later.



    I've been riding fixed for 2 years now, just started singlespeed mtb'ing and am now addicted to that. I put this together with my student loan check a few months back, sold the stock fuji parts with the road conversion frame I had the parts in the picture on. I like it works well, this sees more miles than my cross bike and road bike. I also have Nitto horns for longer rides and a matching wheel for the rear but I like using the 20 spoke wheel when its nice out. I rode this to school everyday of my student teaching. Oh and I just picked up a Flight Monocog, swapped in some avid 7's and added some shimano 647s and a mutanoraptor up front, next up will be a Chris King headset for the track and the monocog when I sign my teaching contract. I work in a shop and get questions about my bikes all the time, Ive gotten a few people to start riding fixed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AteMrYeats
    Which bars are you running there, Lane? Nittos?
    Yep, Nitto Randeneurs. 45cm.

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    Here is my 'ride to work' fixie. Do about 50km a day on it. I have also given CX racing a go on it.
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    Whoa...

    Quote Originally Posted by positron
    Here is my 'ride to work' fixie. Do about 50km a day on it. I have also given CX racing a go on it.

    Those bars stick out way way beyond the front axle. How the heck does that thing handle? Not knocking it or anything, but I've never seen anything quite that extreme. On my roadiefixie, the front bend of the drop bars is maybe plumb to the axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycle Rider
    Those bars stick out way way beyond the front axle. How the heck does that thing handle? Not knocking it or anything, but I've never seen anything quite that extreme. On my roadiefixie, the front bend of the drop bars is maybe plumb to the axle.

    eric.
    No problems. I have messed around with the angle of of TT bars and what you see works well for me. I only use the streched out position when taking off and when climbing.

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    my commuters...fun stuff.
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