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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.

Bamboo Road Track Bicycle Frame 57cm single speed fixed gear
Bamboo Road Track Bicycle Frame 57cm single speed fixed gear
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TMC Alumin FF style Fixed Gear Track Frame with Fork  728 Black  PCJ0021 728
TMC Alumin FF style Fixed Gear Track Frame with Fork 728 Black PCJ0021 728
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55cm Track Fixed Gear Frame Matte Black 700c Alloy 6061 272 Seat Post 43lbs
55cm Track Fixed Gear Frame Matte Black 700c Alloy 6061 272 Seat Post 43lbs
$178.00
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JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm
JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm
$25.00
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Eimei NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
Eimei NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
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Specialized Langster Fixed Gear Road Bike Gray S Frame 537
Specialized Langster Fixed Gear Road Bike Gray S Frame 537
$250.00 (1 Bid)
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Chromoly Fixed Gear Frameset Track Road Bike Frame and Fork
Chromoly Fixed Gear Frameset Track Road Bike Frame and Fork
$99.95
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JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm 2
JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm 2
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CAMPAGNOLO Head Parts Vintage SAMSON NJS Keirin Track Frame 55cm Fixed Gear
CAMPAGNOLO Head Parts Vintage SAMSON NJS Keirin Track Frame 55cm Fixed Gear
$860.00
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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.

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