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In a world where the bicycle is making a comeback, the fixed gear bicycle is slowly becoming one of the most popular ways to get around. Once only for a select group of hipster kids and bicycle messengers, fixed gear bicycles are now gaining popularity with regular folk, who love the simplicity, low maintenance and challenge that come with riding one.

CINELLI 2016 VIGORELLI TRACK FIXED GEAR FRAME SET  ITALO LTD 58 CM
CINELLI 2016 VIGORELLI TRACK FIXED GEAR FRAME SET ITALO LTD 58 CM
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58CM XL STRADALLI CARBON FIBER TRACK BIKE BICYCLE FRAME AERO FIXED GEAR BB30
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Aluminum Frame 700C Road Bike Racing Bicycle Single Speed Fixed Gear White Blue
Aluminum Frame 700C Road Bike Racing Bicycle Single Speed Fixed Gear White Blue
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Volume Cutter V4 Track Fixed Gear Bike Frame MINT GREEN 50cm
Volume Cutter V4 Track Fixed Gear Bike Frame MINT GREEN 50cm
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Unknown Bike Co PSX TRACK FRAME GANG GREEN or BLACK FIXED GEAR
Unknown Bike Co PSX TRACK FRAME GANG GREEN or BLACK FIXED GEAR
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Origin8 Fix8 Track Fixed Gear Frame 56cm Matte Black
Origin8 Fix8 Track Fixed Gear Frame 56cm Matte Black
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Volume Cutter V1 Track Fixed Gear Bike Frame SILVER 50cm
Volume Cutter V1 Track Fixed Gear Bike Frame SILVER 50cm
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Schwinn Cutter 205 Frame Headset Stem Forks Fixed Gear Fixie Single Speed VGC
Schwinn Cutter 205 Frame Headset Stem Forks Fixed Gear Fixie Single Speed VGC
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Fixed Gear Chromoly Frame w Fork Seatpost  Clamp Orange 45 48 50 52 54 58cm
Fixed Gear Chromoly Frame w Fork Seatpost Clamp Orange 45 48 50 52 54 58cm
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What is different from a fixed gear bike to a single speed, or geared bike, is that the sprocket is screwed directly onto the hub. This means the pedals are always in motion and there is no coasting on a fixed gear bicycle. Because most bicycle manufacturers do not mass-produce fixed-gear bikes, most people have taken it upon themselves to build their own using components they find online and from local bike shops. The first thing to look for is of course the frame.

When you are searching for a fixed gear frame, the most important thing is to make sure it has horizontal and not vertical dropouts. This is because you have to create tension on the chain by small forward or backward adjustments. Other than that, most road bike frames will work for fixed gear conversion. You’ll find that older, steel road frames already have horizontal dropouts. Popular vintage frames for fixed gear conversions are Peugot, Bianchi Pista and Raleigh.

Finally, when purchasing a frame to begin your fixed gear conversion, make sure it’s the right size for you and that you like the look of it (including the lugs, paint job, etc) because this is your base, and the starting point for your stylish new fixie.