25 miles on the first time running fixie...owww

Discussion in 'Fixed & Singlespeed' started by BigDumbBear, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. BigDumbBear

    BigDumbBear New Member

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    I have a single speed bike with a surly flip/flop rear hub. I have been running freewheeled for several months and loving it. I flipped the back wheel to fixed the other night and decided to give it a shot. I ended up riding 25 miles with some moderate hills and now I can barely move. lol. That's gotta be good for ya. I recommend moderation for the first few fixie rides.
     
  2. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    25 miles! Haven't rode that in a single session in awhile.

    Just a Surly hub? What's the frame?
     

  3. BackBayBrewing

    BackBayBrewing New Member

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    I have a set of wheels that I built on the same surly hubs. Love them. I used black surly hubs, black mavic open pro rims, and black SS spokes. They look pretty sweet and the hubs are nice and smooth. Plush... I love them. Even thought I have a flip/flop rear, I have yet to put either a different fixie gear or a freewheel on the other side. Mine are on a Biancci Pista frame with a bunch of other random parts (mostly campy). What frame are you riding?
     
  4. BigDumbBear

    BigDumbBear New Member

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    I came up with an old Cannondale Black-lightning frame and crank. It was a pretty high end road racing frame from the early 90's I believe. I built up a wheelset with the black surly hubs and some prety deep rims...They're not velocity deep-v's, but I wish they were. I like it a bunch. It's one of my favorite bikes to ride.
     
  5. BackBayBrewing

    BackBayBrewing New Member

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    Here are some photos of my fixie with the surly hubs. [​IMG]
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  6. tajcrews

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  7. Cycle Snack

    Cycle Snack New Member

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    First weekend in August, I rode 27 miles fixed on Saturday and 23 more on Sunday on a home grown commuter with 48:17 gearing. This bike is soooo smooth it feels like buttah in the flats.

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    Did a quick 6 miler last Sunday with my daughter, forgot my riding shoes, so I had to ride in my crocks.
     
  8. Ted

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    Is it not ridiculously hot in Kentucky? How long did that take?
     
  9. BigDumbBear

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    Kentucky does tend to be pretty hot in the summer. The worst part is the humidity though. Texas heat didn't affect me as bad as the KY heat. I don't remember how long it took. There were some breaks in the ride. I seem to be able to average around 12-15 mph fixed and a little higher average on the freewheel side.