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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.

2011 Cannondale Capo Aluminum Track Bike Frame 52cm Medium Fixed Gear 700c USA
2011 Cannondale Capo Aluminum Track Bike Frame 52cm Medium Fixed Gear 700c USA
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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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Guerciotti Track Pista Fixed Gear Frameset Frame messenger
Guerciotti Track Pista Fixed Gear Frameset Frame messenger
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Spicer Track Frame Fixed gear fixie handmade steel
Spicer Track Frame Fixed gear fixie handmade steel
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State Bicycle Co Fixed Gear Fixie Chromoly Frame
State Bicycle Co Fixed Gear Fixie Chromoly Frame
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Cinelli Gazzetta Fixed Gear Single Speed Steel Columbus Frame 51cm Small
Cinelli Gazzetta Fixed Gear Single Speed Steel Columbus Frame 51cm Small
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Leader Kagero Mythril Silver 59cm Premium Fixed Gear Track Frame
Leader Kagero Mythril Silver 59cm Premium Fixed Gear Track Frame
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BIANCHI CELESTE CHROME PISTA STEEL SINGLE SPEED FIXED GEAR TRACK FRAME SET 53 TT
BIANCHI CELESTE CHROME PISTA STEEL SINGLE SPEED FIXED GEAR TRACK FRAME SET 53 TT
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Fixed Gear Single Speed Road Bike Racing Bicycl Aluminum Frame w Flip Flop Hub
Fixed Gear Single Speed Road Bike Racing Bicycl Aluminum Frame w Flip Flop Hub
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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.