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Fixeds with discs

Postby dhope » Thu Nov 15, 2012 17:47 pm

I've not tweaked the commuters bits in a month or two and I fancy a festive fettle.

It's the Condor Tempo which has the stock Condor carbon fork.

Tempted by something like
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kinesis-cx-dc37 ... isc-mount/
http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/443708/produc ... forks.aspx
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/evolution-a6 ... prod29360/

Along with Avid BB7s.

Anyone done similar, or have any reason to either pick another route or just stop messing with the thing and carry on riding it as is?
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby Clever Pun » Thu Nov 15, 2012 17:53 pm

converting from shoe brakes? interesting.. let me know how you get on
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby dhope » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:03 pm

Clever Pun wrote:converting from shoe brakes? interesting.. let me know how you get on

Yep, normal Shimano caliper at the moment, front only. Thinking front disc only...
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby iPete » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:11 pm

Been tempted myself but now that I'm running bull horns and a TT lever stopping power is pretty damn awesome.

but if it works, I could be very tempted just as an excuse to fettle :lol:

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby EKE_38BPM » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:16 pm

I've been thinking about doing the same thing for ages and I still am thinking about it.
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Re: Fixeds with discs

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:21 pm

EKE_38BPM wrote:I've been thinking about doing the same thing for ages and I still am thinking about it.


Same here. But undecided if I should give up the drops on the Pompino or get a road disc caliper. Also overwhelmed by ambivalence as it's not like I need a disc.

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby EKE_38BPM » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:21 pm

pete_s wrote:Fixed with disc?

That is not a bad idea.
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby SimonAH » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:25 pm

Skidz!!!!!
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby EKE_38BPM » Thu Nov 15, 2012 19:13 pm

I'm just thinking that it would be nice to descend a big, steep hill without worrying that my legs are going to get ripped from their sockets.
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby WGWarburton » Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:18 pm

EKE_38BPM wrote:
pete_s wrote:Fixed with disc?

That is not a bad idea.


Hmm, I think it probably is.... firstly, you don't need a disc on the rear wheel and secondly you are transferring the braking load through the whole drivetrain... Think what's going to happen if you lose the chain...

It's interesting but I think it is a bad idea!

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby dhope » Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:22 pm

WGWarburton wrote:
EKE_38BPM wrote:
pete_s wrote:Fixed with disc?

That is not a bad idea.


Hmm, I think it probably is.... firstly, you don't need a disc on the rear wheel and secondly you are transferring the braking load through the whole drivetrain... Think what's going to happen if you lose the chain...

It's interesting but I think it is a bad idea!

Cheers,
W.

Yup, it's surely the same as having a brake on the back wheel. Imagine it'd play havoc with the bike behaving sensibly under braking.

But it does look cool...
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby SimonAH » Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:38 pm

WGWarburton wrote:
EKE_38BPM wrote:
pete_s wrote:Fixed with disc?

That is not a bad idea.


Hmm, I think it probably is.... firstly, you don't need a disc on the rear wheel and secondly you are transferring the braking load through the whole drivetrain... Think what's going to happen if you lose the chain...

It's interesting but I think it is a bad idea!

Cheers,
W.


Zackly what happens with leg braking on a fixie BreadDude.

(Mind you, even though I'm pretty good at leg braking now, the DuraAce caliper on the front of the fixeh isn't getting dropped anytime soon ;-) )
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby redvee » Fri Nov 16, 2012 00:09 am

Fixie with discs, you say?

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Or literally fixed with discs :wink:

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby dhope » Fri Nov 16, 2012 00:12 am

redvee wrote:Fixie with discs, you say?

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Or literally fixed with discs :wink:

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Front only, we're not weird ;)
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby pangolin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 00:18 am

Can we all agree to call this new breed of bikes dicksies please.
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby Fireblade96 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:52 am

I've been thinking about this too:
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FOOOP12/on_one_pompetamine_2012_fork

Should fit straight onto the Pompino.
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby anonymousblackfg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 09:12 am

Last week I converted to BB7 road's with a deore fron hub and surley fixed disc rear hub (just google it), fantastic, I can post pics and pice of bits and pieces.

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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby dhope » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:29 am

anonymousblackfg wrote:Last week I converted to BB7 road's with a deore fron hub and surley fixed disc rear hub (just google it), fantastic, I can post pics and pice of bits and pieces.

All on my Road Rat

Yeah, this thread needs pics.
Are you running the Road Rat SS or FG?
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Re: Fixeds with discs

Postby anonymousblackfg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 13:48 pm

Fixed, if you wanted SS, it's easier just to use a conventional disk hub with a convertor kit, the surley fixed disk hub only runs fixed, I think Paul components and Phil Wood also do one for silly money...

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Hub was £70, Aerotrack rim and build was another £50 mailorder and Tokyo fixed. I had to fit a new cog and sort my chainline (and a Puncture) so hence it's upside down. Sorry for the mobile phone quailty. I also went with Jagwire cables (£24) as these don't compress under braking given the cable housing runs from the drops all the way to the rear hub.


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