Fixie Wheel Testing…

Well admittedly it did feel time for a new post—partly because there had been no updates in perhaps a couple weeks, but also because I’m partly (or maybe even mostly) settled into my new (basement) room in Cambridge. Hmm. Oh, and I also did a whole bunch of stuff on the old bikes…

When I was still back at home, I still had a lot of painting to do on the fixie frame. Admittedly I still do, but it’s ridable, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. But anyway, it wasn’t even remotely orange for the last few days when I was at home, so, I just had to find some way of trying out the fixed gear wheel that I had put together laboriously with cone spanners and a fair amount of frustration. But anyway, as I might have mentioned earlier, I had that Giant Sedona frame that I picked up for a tenner at the start of the holidays that I was using as a kind of throw around bike. So I went and stuck the fixed gear wheel on there. The chain tension wasn’t that up to scratch with the whole vertical dropouts and such, but I found an almost magic gear (and reasonable chainline) with the middle chainset cog. And it was a pretty weird experience to ride as I really hadn’t rode a fixie before to any extent. I was a little shocked at the “you’re about to get propelled off the bike” feeling that I had at first, but it was a little easier with clip pedals…

Anyway, check out some pictures…
Fixed gear wheel testing...
Fixed gear wheel testing...

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