The fixed gear apocalypse

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  • Bike Snob's on form today:

    'Yep, Serotta, the favored marque of lawyers, accountants, and dentists everywhere, is now offering its own take on the road-going fixed-gear.'

    http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/

  • Actually... I want one of those.

    Full carbon fixed gear bike, made-to-measure, with handling to fit your desire? Yes please.

  • ...The Serotta Singolo, however is for the sort of rider who has the disposable income to add a sixth or seventh bicycle to his stable and who also gets itchy and uncomfortable when forced to ride “low-end” or mass-produced bikes"..."If you’ve ever tried to put an article of clothing on a cat, you’ve got some idea of what I’m talking about."

    Ha classic. I've just got a picture of a cat stuck in a t shirt frantically trying to get out.

  • i think, if it was somehow possible, for the ultimate snob ride of the century, would be to build a fixie out of a Treck Madone frame. they only weight 3 lbs i believe. imagine that.

  • or one of the sub-1kg Colnago Extreme-C frames that Rasmussen rode in the Tour before he was so rudely interrupted by doping allegations.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tou­r05/tech/?id=/tech/2005/features/tour05/­rasmussen_colnago

    if you could somehow make a fixed gear out of that, with carbon components everywhere... that'd be a hell of a polo bike.

  • It is only made out of carbon so you could probably hack of the drop out and glue some track drop outs on. No more nails is supposed to be good.

    http://www.screwfix.com/search.do?fh_sea­rch=No%20More%20Nails&cm_mmc=Google-_-Ca­t%2091%20Spring-_-Cat%2091%20Products-_-­No%20More%20Nails

  • or one of the sub-1kg Colnago Extreme-C frames that Rasmussen rode in the Tour before he was so rudely interrupted by doping allegations.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tou­r05/tech/?id=/tech/2005/features/tour05/­rasmussen_colnago

    if you could somehow make a fixed gear out of that, with carbon components everywhere... that'd be a hell of a polo bike.

    that would break straight away!

  • yeah but it'd be fast until it broke!

  • Not with you riding it.

  • The harbinger of doom for fixed gear is surely that the Kona Paddy Wagon is for sale in Halfords.
    It's not even a hipster clique; it's mundane.

  • If they are riding a bike they are not driving a car. Bring on the apocolypse.

  • I think it may be here. This morning I swear I saw someone with double spoks and high viz.

    He must be seeking the other three riders of the Fixie Apocalypse.

  • Don't you have footage from your GoPro?

  • .

  • Please don't tell me you commute - IN LONDON - without one.

  • Not backing the chartreuse.


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  • Here is the right colour.

  • Bump,
    for ten year anniversary.

  • Did "Masterbating Monkey" really justify 3 exclamation points?

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The fixed gear apocalypse

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