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Author Topic: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle  (Read 9525 times)

Offline S Majure

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2012, 14:42:08 »
either with the combo wheelsets IMO.

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2012, 14:59:56 »
Yeah I'm really liking that asymmetry thing going on...

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2012, 15:32:10 »
To bad it doesn't look as good on a CB or an RD..

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #13 on: Nov 21, 2012, 06:39:24 »
OK, did some final tweaks and I'm thinking this is my plan:



Gonna run with front brake initially.
Hope I can pick up a second hand Areo spoke somewhere.
Not sure about what sprocket sizes to go with, but was thinking I would go for a ride on my road bike later today and find a good all round combo that works for my current fitness level.

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2012, 07:23:01 »
Why oh why Dale am I looking at Bicycle parts when I am trying to spend cash on Motorcycle parts....LOL
man those wheels can get expensive. Even used

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #15 on: Nov 21, 2012, 08:29:13 »
What's with the mismatched wheels?

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #16 on: Nov 21, 2012, 10:11:42 »
In my opinion what started as cost effectiveness because of the terribly high cost of the aero wheels has turned into a fashion statement with these fixies.
there is also the reduction in wind drag when using one on the front. The rear wheel is more likely to get "taco-ed" due to tricks, jumping, or slide stopping. So the less expensive wheel will usually be on the back. Which would be the inverse of Dale's model.
Your thoughts Dale?

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #17 on: Nov 21, 2012, 11:09:30 »
I read that it started with messengers. They used aero front wheels so it's quicker and easier to slap a U-lock through it. Since hipsters regard messengers as the coolest of the cool when it comes to bicycles, they adopted the look.

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #18 on: Nov 21, 2012, 12:05:32 »
You been watching Premium Rush DrJ? :-)

Yeah, I'm falling victim to the superficial here I think guys. I love the assymetry, and S Majure, you make some valid points regarding the hammering the rear wheel is going to take, as its essentially your braking wheel.

I found out today that you get aluminum knockoffs at a fraction of the cost +-$350.00, so then it purely becomes a style excercise. I showed my friend who gave me the bike the concepts today, and he says, its like putting one shoe on with laces and the other shoe has velcro. So I'm looking objectively at this again....

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #19 on: Nov 21, 2012, 12:45:23 »
I still like it
Or as Justin would say "I'd Sleep with it"