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 Post subject: Offroad fixed
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 9:28 pm
Posts: 17
Just in the process of finishing off my Raleigh Technium Heat for fixed use with knobbly tyres, just built up a rear wheel around a disc front hub and will be using a Velosolo bolt on cog... Been riding around the local trails on my singlespeed happily on 34-18, the terrain is E.Mids woodlands with short, steep ups and downs, from looking at 63XC, they recommend a slightly higher gear for making D/Hills easier.
Any thoughts on that and any favoured gear combo's for fixed off road

 Post subject: Re: Offroad fixed
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:36 am 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: California
Not exactly the right forum for this but I did have a fixed off road bike for a while and it is a blast, until you f' up your knees. Gearing really depends on the terrain and how steep the hills are but I ran the same ratio as my regular SS. That 34/18 would be a bit tall around here but if you are comfortable with it then tie it a shot.

 Post subject: Re: Offroad fixed
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:23 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:31 pm
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i had a fixed MTB a few years ago. Just used and old alu frame with vert dropouts but one that had quite a large plate for the dropouts, then drilled and filed the dropout to create a 45deg slot, worked fine. Then it got nicked. The only consolation was think of how they must have got a shock as they tried to ride it away.

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