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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.

YANAGISAWA NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
YANAGISAWA NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
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JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm
JL 70S Classic Vintage Single SpeedFixed GearFixie Seatpost 272mm 270mm
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Bridgestone White NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
Bridgestone White NJS Approved Keirin Frame Track Bike Fixed Gear
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Cardiff Bicycle Frame Top Tube Protector Brown Leather Fixed Gear Touring Bike
Cardiff Bicycle Frame Top Tube Protector Brown Leather Fixed Gear Touring Bike
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Fixed Gear SingleSpeed AeroFix Spade Matte Black Fixie Frame 54cm With Fork Stem
Fixed Gear SingleSpeed AeroFix Spade Matte Black Fixie Frame 54cm With Fork Stem
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LEVANT NJS Keirin Track Frame 58cm Fixed Gear
LEVANT NJS Keirin Track Frame 58cm Fixed Gear
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Bianchi San Jose steel frame single speed fixed gear cyclocross bike CX 55 cm
Bianchi San Jose steel frame single speed fixed gear cyclocross bike CX 55 cm
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Bianchi Super Pista 61CM Black Track Fixed Gear Frame
Bianchi Super Pista 61CM Black Track Fixed Gear Frame
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Big Shot Dublin Single Speed Fixed Gear Fixie Bike Bicycle Large Frame L 60 cm
Big Shot Dublin Single Speed Fixed Gear Fixie Bike Bicycle Large Frame L 60 cm
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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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