Question on fixed / single speed bikes

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.marketplace' started by maggie, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. maggie

    maggie Guest

    I'm building up a single speed/fixed gear using a road frame (with track
    dropouts) what is the best cranks to use regular road 172.5 (my normal size)
    or track cranks. I'm using the bike to train on thanks JJ
     
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  2. maggie-<< what is the best cranks to use regular road 172.5 (my normal size)
    or track cranks. I'm using the bike to train on thanks JJ >><BR><BR>

    Use a road crank, easier to find rings for it. Install the ring on the inside
    of the crankarm using shorter track chainring bolts.

    'May' want to use 170mm if you normally use 172.5, sice 'spinning' is the
    goal, making your pedaling 'rounder' and feet faster, plus wee bit more
    cornering clearance, since ya pedal all the time on a fixie.

    Peter Chisholm
    Vecchio's Bicicletteria
    1833 Pearl St.
    Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535
    http://www.vecchios.com
    "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
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