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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.

Caraci Fixed Gear Fixie Urban Bike Bicycle 53CM Frame F1 Alloy in Multi Color
Caraci Fixed Gear Fixie Urban Bike Bicycle 53CM Frame F1 Alloy in Multi Color
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Leader 725 Blemished Red 51cm Fixed Gear Track Frame
Leader 725 Blemished Red 51cm Fixed Gear Track Frame
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Leader Cretin Blemished White 46cm Fixed Gear Track Frame P 18
Leader Cretin Blemished White 46cm Fixed Gear Track Frame P 18
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Leader 722 Heritage Edition Orange 50cm Fixed Gear Frame P 1
Leader 722 Heritage Edition Orange 50cm Fixed Gear Frame P 1
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Leader Cure Blemished White 59cm Fixed Gear Track Frame P 20
Leader Cure Blemished White 59cm Fixed Gear Track Frame P 20
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Bridgestone NJS Keirin Frame Track Bike NO FORK Fixed Gear Single Speed
Bridgestone NJS Keirin Frame Track Bike NO FORK Fixed Gear Single Speed
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Makino Gold NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
Makino Gold NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
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Bridgestone Anchor Sky Blue NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
Bridgestone Anchor Sky Blue NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
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Panasonic NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear Single Speed
Panasonic NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear Single Speed
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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.