A few of my stupid fixed dirt rides, stupid as in stupid fun.
You may remember me from such films as On One Pompino owners and SSCX Only! but I've flipped the wheel to a 20t so am now #fixedforwinter Posts in this thread are good inspiration to get back into the woods. Can't decide if the TT sticker is funny, stupid or culturally insensitive (or a mix of all three). Anyway it's fun bike!
This is tidy
Looks like the Fairweather (Blue Lug?) cross frame - so yeah
Love it. Ready for a bottle cage and away you go
Is there a source of 650b fixed rear wheels without custom building/diy?
6 bolt disc wheel and bolt-on cog?
I bought one from this guy on ebay.
He doesn't have the specific one listed anymore but he has some 650b 6 bolt front disc wheels.
So a front disc + spacers? Presumably a bolt on axle then?
All info here and you can buy the stuff from there too.
I specifically bought the Shimano M756 hub because they recommended it and all the bits from there fit but you can use other hubs.
That’s incredibly helpful! Thank you!
Here's mine - epic BB height, steep headtube and not much front tyre clearance - next step will probably be a more roomy/rakish fork and maybe even a brake.
@young_gun has the same frame, we believe it to be FGFS.
all sorts of fun tho and bar-spins with ease
next version shouldn't include that stem, you should sell it to me so i can dispose of it
Keep your eyes peeled on ebay - I paid a quid for it so presumably there's no retro-geek tax on non-pristine ones!
Not sure if we've had this here before - 63XC.
Hive mind, is there a simple enough rule of thumb when in increasing the fork ATC the effect on the head angle?
My Dart will squeeze a 35c on the back so i'm considering getting a touring/cross fork for the front so i can play on gravel/mud.
Alternatively what's the gappiest tapered road fork around 370 ATC that isn't Whiskey money?
Surly Steamroller fork would be bang on. But then you would be looking at a steel fork
(Scrap that completely missed the part where you said tapered)
1cm = 1 degree ish
There's Hope CR reducers i can use for straight steerers but the Surly has a 30mm rake and my frame uses a road fork.
A Big Block looking fork with 43-45mm rake would be nice.
I threw some 26" wheels on mine and suddenly the frame makes more sense
Wicked, do you have any pics? What rear tyre width can you manage?
Think this is a 1.6 or 1.75" which was a bit too large without clearenceing the chain stays (random basement wheels)
Ah yes, that does look good. I tried a 2.1" and it didn't get anywhere near the axle
BITD I used Specialized Hardpack tyres which were 1.5" tan wall, they'd be great on that - sadly they've long since been discontinued
Conti do one https://www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk/7619/products/continental-xc-tyre-26x15-bk-fld.aspx
The profile cranks look great too.
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