I am reluctantly selling my Specialised fixed gear bike....the bike is 18 months old but hasn't been used for the past 6 months. The chain ring is 42 and the rear is 16 (there is also a single speed cog on the back wheel), I have ridden this a lot in a rather hilly part of South Yorkshire and haven't found a hill that the gearing can't handle. You'll see from the picture that there is no seat - I'm not sure where it has gone! But, I do have a spare seat that I can throw in if needed, I know people may have their own seat preferences.
For sale is my early 90's 54cm steel Ribble made from Columbus SLX tubing with a Cinelli botom bracket shell.
Dura-ace: Bottom Bracket, Chainset, Hubs, Downtube shifters, front and rear derailleurs, headset, cassette (spare available), chain
Shimano 600 (the range below DA in early 90's): Levers, brakes
Cinelli Bars and Stem
San Marco Concor Saddle
Mavic Open Pro Rims
For sale without pedals
Seriously nice bicycle, bought from a chap who used to do hill climbs on it in the early 90's, bit small for me. Should really be hung on a wall as it's so nice.
The clock has well and truly struck mudguard o'clock now, and there's plenty to choose from out there. Vavert is a brand you may not of heard of; they're fairly new to the game and their product range revolves around accessories that you can colour code to your bike. As such, the Fixed mudguard comes in five colours. Whichever you pick, you can be assured it'll do a good job at a low price.
I've started a new build, a fixed Raleigh Courier rebuild in fact.
The forks are proper old, and upon contemplation, Ive decided to go for a disc brake up front.
So on the shopping list are:
700c Disc brake specific forks
Disc brake specific wheels, or hubs to put onto Open Pros
Disc brake calliper and rotor
I have literally no idea where to start, havibg never even ridden on disc brakes, but having been on the Internet all day (Study Leave ) I've built up a brand base. So far, I've come accross:
Focale 44 is a fixed/commuter bike brand from BMX Groupment, an Andorra-based company that – you guessed it – specialises in BMX. This is the third year of producing fixie bikes, and there's a range of models, which seem to all be built around the same basic frame. This test bike is the Focale 44 Relax, a flat-barred commuter bike that the company places in the middle of its range.
If you're an urban rider in the market to make a serious style statement of the Italian variety and you likes your bikes in steel, the Wilier Ponte Vecchio could be for you. That said, this is Italian style of the full bore, unrestrained variety, Versace rather than Armani so it won't appeal to everybody. Unusually for a piece of Italian style it's very competitively priced too.