I recently bought a single speed - a Charge Plug Racer, and I realise I've made a mistake - too many hills on my commute and I need a smaller gear to help me up the hills. It's pretty hilly in my ...
Question Changed. See Below for Original. My local bike shop neither carries fixed-gear/single-speed parts nor is very knowledgable about the topic. Should I find an online storefront to take its ...
I've seen fixies with mtb handlebars, sawed-off mtb handlebars, drop bars, and bullhorns. The fixie I built has drop bars, but I'm wondering if I should change that if I want to sell it.
I ride an SE Lager. In the past year, the following components have worn out or broken Front chainring Rear cog Rear freewheel Chain Seat (one of the bars snapped off) Many, many spokes Wheels ...
I commute on a Single Speed (SS) bike about 13mi round trip. Going home is not a problem as the gradients are low and I can climb them. However, going in to work the gradients are much steeper and I ...
I commute to work on a single-speed road bike, so it's a lot easier if I avoid any steep hills (preferring to cover the same gradient gradually). Taking a look at a map, there are seemingly 3-4 ...
I don't want to buy a ready made bike because singlespeed or fixed gear bikes are way expensive due to their popularity. I want to make my own bike, I haven't build a bike from scratch before. I want ...
The chain on my SS mt bike keeps coming off the rear cog under load (like when I hit a steep hill) it will hold right after it's tightened but after a few hills it starts coming off non-stop. Talked ...
I would have thought that a single gear was the same as a fixed gear, but that does not seem the case. What am I missing? Can a fixed gear bike have more then one gear?
A question came up recently about why people ride fixed-gear bikes. I think you can't reasonably answer that question without first understanding why people ride single-speed bikes. So, why do they ...
I currently ride a single-speed bike with a flip-flop hub, both for my daily commute and for pleasure/exercise a couple nights a week. I've decided to pick up my first set of clipless pedals and ...
I have a single speed bicycle that has some slack in the chain and threatens to come off. How can I reduce this slack?