Oct 022009


Every fixie kid has a picture in his/her head of their ‘dream’ bike… whether we like to admit it or not, for most of us(me included), this includes at least one aerospoke/tri-spoke/spinergy/disc rim… then there is the ongoing debate as to which claims the most rad factor..

These puppies put that debate to bed I reckon!

5 Responses to “Sexy concept rims”

  1. paul says:

    LAWL!!! i love how decked out this bike is, and the person who constructed it couldnt even achieve the proper chain tension!!!! riding on that would suck!

  2. Adam says:

    Actually, even though most street riding hipster kids think that a chain so tight that you could pluck a chord out of it is correct, real track bikes used exclusively for racing will always have a small amount of slack, as above, for two reasons:
    1) It is impossible to construct a frame that does not flex at least a little and thus allows the chain stays to flex naturally under load.
    2) Pro track racers are capable of putting out so much power that if this flex isn’t allowed for they will often snap their chains at take off. Word!

    Check this link ( http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2009/09/reg_harris_power.php ) for a pretty good example of the necessity for chain slack.

  3. Aldo says:

    That’s a nice front rim!

  4. gotgunz says:

    The frame kind of looks like the transition specialized road bike.

  5. eric says:

    The frame is a Planet X Carbon track frame. The rest I’m not sure. http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXPCTV2/planet_x_pro_carbon_track_frame

    If I had it my way I would put a Sugino Grand Mighty crank, and a 53 tooth Zen chain ring. Wheels black, frame white.

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