Genesis Flyer fixed chainline issues?

Discussion in 'Singlespeed' started by jhclare, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. jhclare

    jhclare New Member

    May 21, 2007
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    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a Genesis Flyer from Evans (Holborn, London) and wanted the shop to set it up fixed before I picked it up.

    I went to pick up the bike from Evans today, and they say there are chainline issues. They had tried for an hour and a half (apparently!) and failed to get it to line up. I'm not sure which brand of fixed cog they were using.

    Apparently Genesis are aware of the issue and they have given me a phone number of the parent company Madison, which I have yet to ring.

    I don't understand what's going on! Are there issues or are Evans just incompentent?

    Or is it Genesis' fault? Surely they wouldn't market a bike as fixed/free if it couldn't be set up properly on the fixed side without changing other parts...

    Can anyone recommend a decent bike shop (in London, UK) that can set up my Flyer fixed for me so I can use both sides of the fixed/free hub?