cruiser to fixed gear conversion.

I can't seem to find much here about making a bike into a fixie, am i missing search results or is it crazy easy?

Posted by urbanpirate 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how do u take the bike chainrings off?

hey im trying to build a fixie but wen i took off the cranks i tried to get the chain rings off but it was hard, theres no screws or allen wrench to take it off? if u kno how to take it off hit me up with a comment

Asked by HmOnGbOi 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


anyone knos how to remove a bike cassete without special tool?

Okay i got this mountain bike and i want to make the back rim single speed but i cant take out the cassete. i search on youtube but it says need a special tool but i cant find one in town. so if anyone knos how to remove a casset without the special tool HUM:)

Asked by HmOnGbOi 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


bullhorn, riser, drop, or mustache bars?

cant decide what bars to put on my fixed gear, bullhorn, riser, drop, or mustache i just can't decide, any ideas?

Posted by struckbyanarrow 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fixed Gear/Track Bike Conversion

Hey guys. I just stumbled upon this group. Good stuff here. But lately I've been working on an old Schwinn Le Tour I have, and could you some help. I've stripped it down, cleaned it all up, but before I go and put it back together id like to find out a thing or two about converting it to a fixed gear track bike. It's got horizontal drop-outs, and in great condition. I just need some tips on how to do it, and opinions on the pro's and con's of the conversion. Thanks to everyone who can help me out.

Posted by MattyMumbles 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


so what's everyone riding here?

I think I have close to eleven bikes in my garage right now (sort of unfortunately), though I only really ride three. for road/ commuting, I have a pacific voyager toys-r-us mountain bike that I converted into sort of a timetrialing singlespeed, complete with a shimano 400 crankset, profile aerobars, champion bullhorns, a look carbon fork, alex 700cs with hutchinson tires, and lots of other ridiculous things that don't belong on such a frame. I ride a diamondback venom park bike for bmx which I found at a garage sale for five bucks, not knowing just how good it actually was and my gary fisher bitter has been decommissioned due to a faulty front hub which blew out my axle and almost ruined my fork, so I'm slinging around a specialized rockhopper on the trails whose back wheel I destroyed and as a result, I've replaced it with a wheel off a peice of crap magna my friend left at my house a while back. I've got several others, but these are my ladies. they come and go quite often for me, but that's what happens. so what are you riding?!

Posted by Nkevin90 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


so what's everyone riding here?

I think I have close to eleven bikes in my garage right now (sort of unfortunately), though I only really ride three. for road/ commuting, I have a pacific voyager toys-r-us mountain bike that I converted into sort of a timetrialing singlespeed, complete with a shimano 400 crankset, profile aerobars, champion bullhorns, a look carbon fork, alex 700cs with hutchinson tires, and lots of other ridiculous things that don't belong on such a frame. I ride a diamondback venom park bike for bmx which I found at a garage sale for five bucks, not knowing just how good it actually was and my gary fisher bitter has been decommissioned due to a faulty front hub which blew out my axle and almost ruined my fork, so I'm slinging around a specialized rockhopper on the trails whose back wheel I destroyed and as a result, I've replaced it with a wheel off a peice of crap magna my friend left at my house a while back. I've got several others, but these are my ladies. they come and go quite often for me, but that's what happens. so what are you riding?!

Posted by Nkevin90 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Two-Wheel Tuesday

Bikes have been on my mind lately. Here's some video inspiration.The insanely good Ryan Leech displays grace and precision in Prague. Julien Dupont uses a motor to explore the city, but impresses nonetheless. Fixies strut their stuff in SF. And for some old-old-old school stuff, here are tricks from over 100 years ago.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can I lace a MTB disc hub to a road 700c rim?

Hi there, I would like to run a disc break up front on a fixie and was wondering if I could run a MTB hub on road rim? Or would I better off looking to run a 29" MTB rim on the hub? Does anyone know some tough 29"/700c rims?  Any help would be much appreciated, Barry

Asked by Dirtybarry 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Minimizing Hills on a Bike

Things are crazy out there, with gas prices spiking, so I've been biking a lot more. Grocery runs, going to work, etc. I don't go out much any more, though, especially with people in a lot of neighborhoods getting "grabby." Forget riding around with a nice-looking laptop bag. In any case, a practical question: what's the best way to find the best route on a bike so that you don't tangle with too many hills? It's often hard to figure out here in San Francisco, especially if I'm riding my fixie or lugging a bunch of stuff in a trailer.

Posted by nagutron 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I make a giant bike cog like this one? Answered

Here's a site with  the inspiring article: http://www.cnet.com/news/fast-fixie-bicycle-with-giant-chainring-aims-for-100-mph/  Anyways, I want one. First of all I would suppose I'd need a pattern. What program would you suggest I used to make a pattern?  A solid circle of metal with teeth on it will do. I'm thinking of gluing a pattern to a piece of metal, cutting it out as best I can with a grinder then going bike to clean it up with a tungsten carbdide dremel bit. I gues it could be a few thinner sheets of metal that could be  spot welded together. I dont have any tech shops/idea foundries in my town. I say that because I'm wondering could I just create some type of file that a mill machine could read and cut it out for me? I have a couple different reasons for wanting a larger cog, the practical one being I want a cog large enough that the pedals would be moving around very slowly so you could just shift your weiht back and forth, more falling with your body weight than pedaling. The 2nd reason, more lofty and long term goalish is if you can get this much power from a bike, to propel it 100 mph, it just seems reasonable that a human powered aircraft is within reach, as in attatch a hang glider to a bike and have the pedaling able power a propeller once airborne. Anyways, how would you go about making a giant cog?

Asked by avocadostains 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago