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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.

Leader x Pedal Consumption Kagero Track bike Frame set 57cm fixed gear fixie
Leader x Pedal Consumption Kagero Track bike Frame set 57cm fixed gear fixie
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Tiemeyer Track Bike Frame 56cm LARGE Aluminum Aero Fixed Gear
Tiemeyer Track Bike Frame 56cm LARGE Aluminum Aero Fixed Gear
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VITUS PISTE 58cm TRACK FRAMESET bike frame fixed gear vintage pista
VITUS PISTE 58cm TRACK FRAMESET bike frame fixed gear vintage pista
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2016 Pinarello Pista Track Bike Frame Set 51cm MEDIUM Aluminum Fixed Gear
2016 Pinarello Pista Track Bike Frame Set 51cm MEDIUM Aluminum Fixed Gear
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Vintage Viner Track Bike Frame Set 55cm MEDIUM Lugged Steel Fixed Gear
Vintage Viner Track Bike Frame Set 55cm MEDIUM Lugged Steel Fixed Gear
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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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Aluminum Frame Road Bike Racing Bicycle 700C Single Speed Fixed Gear White Blue
Aluminum Frame Road Bike Racing Bicycle 700C Single Speed Fixed Gear White Blue
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Chromoly Fixed Gear Frameset Track Road Bike Frame and Fork
Chromoly Fixed Gear Frameset Track Road Bike Frame and Fork
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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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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.