fixie bikes
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Campagnolo Vintage Pista Steel 70-ssa 110mm Bottom Bracket 36x24 F
1950's Gimson Wheelset Super Piste Flip/flop Fixed Gear Track Pista & 5-speed
Njs Keirin Used Shimano Dura-ace Rear 120mm And Front Spindle Axel
Njs Keirin Mks Fit Alpha Black Straps Keirin And Track
Aerospoke Neon Pink Fixed Gear Rear Wheel 700c
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Njs Keirin Used Hkk Vertex 1/8 Silver Chains. 123 Cm
Njs Keirin Used D.i.d. 1/8 Silver Chains 123 Cm
Masi Speciale Fixie Frame
New Nitto B123 Track Handlebar, 25.4, 44cm, Chrome Steel, Njs, Cro Mo, Pista
Njs Shimano Dura-ace 7600 167.5 Mm Crank Drive Side Only Keirin & Track
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Colnago Master Pista Bike
Used Campagnolo Record 36h Track Hubs Vintage Pista Fixed Gear
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Njs Pedal Set, Suntour Superbe Pro Pedals, Mks Steel M-size Toe Clips, Mks Strap
Cushman & Wakefield Cycling Jersey By Squadra-bicycle-fixie-bike
Keirin Man Coin Pouch Purse, Medallist, Njs
Phil Wood High-flange Track Front Hub 36h 36 Hole Polished Silver
Deda Pista
Leader I803 Carbon Road Bike Fork Track Bicycle
Nos Early Mikashima Font (mks) Steel Toe Clips made In Japan Njs Large
Fbm Sword Track Bike
Bianchi Pista Classic Fixed Gear Track Frame 53cm - Navy Blue
Vintage Zeus Track Pista Pedals
Nitto Nj Pro Jaguar Stem, Quill, 25.4, 110mm, Steel, Njs Certified
Njs Keirin Hkk Vertex Blue Chains. 125 Cm
Sunshine Track Hub, Rear, 28 Hole, Keirin Njs, Campagnolo Nuovo Record Homage
3 Ttt Competizione Gimondi 44 Pista Track Handlebar
Vintage Rear Wheel Campagnolo Pista Super Record Hub Rim Fir Tubular
Giant Bowery Fixed Gear Bike Medium - 2009 Never Ridden Outside
Velo Live Wire Road Track Bike Mountain Schwinn Trek Bianchi Bicycle Seat
Campagnolo Njs Toe Clips, Aluminum, S-size,  Fixed Gear, Track Bike, Keirin
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Njs Nitto B-125 Keirin Cro-moly Handlebars 390
Aerospoke 700c Neon Pink Fixed Gear Front Wheel
Cinelli Mash Track Bike
Tacx Eco Track Bike Training Rollers Bicycle Business
Nos Shimano Dura Ace Bottom Bracket Njs Track English 68x1.37 110mm Bb-7710
Njs Keirin Ariake Vantage Jaguar Pista 100 Saddle.
Nitto Jaguar Aluminum Njs 110mm Stem, 25.4, 22.2, Keirin
Phil Wood Track High Flange Flip-flop R Hub, 120x32h - Sil
Cinelli Pista Alu Black 31.8x42cm Cupa31 42
Njs Kashimax Five Gold Fg-8p Track Restored New Beige Leather Un-padded Saddle33
1998 Campagnolo Sp-10re Record Pista Track 27.2 Mm Smooth Seat Post, 1 Bolt
Mks Rx-1 Njs Pedals, Keirin
Deda Newton Elementi Pista Stem 90mm Alloy Titanium Ti Bolts
Ridley Arena Carbon Track Frameset 2013 Large Pista Frame
Deda Newton Elementi Pista Stem 120mm Alloy Titanium Ti Bolts
Bicycle Pro-compe Suntour 888 Multiple Free Wheel 5 Speed 1974 Maeda Njs Gold
Complete Pista Handcrafted Track Njs Bike
Cinelli Pista Aluminum 6061-t6  Bar, (31.8) - 40cm
Unused Suzue Pro Max Njs Rear Hub, 120
Shimano Dura-ace Njs Hubs, 110
Phil Wood Hub Rear Track Hf-32x120 Fx/fw Sl
Bicycle Sprocket Suntour 888 Pro-compe Free Wheel 5 Speed 1976 Maeda Njs
Njs Shimano Dura-ace 7600 170 Mm Crank Drive Side Only Keirin & Track
Gan Well Pro Njs Keirin Track Frame Pista 56cm
Beautiful Bianchi Pista Chrome 61cm W/ Mavic Open Pro Wheels - 1 Of A Kind
Suzue Pro Max Njs Front Hub, Vintage, 36h
Steel Track Handlebars, Fixie,pista, Retro From Mascot Cycles - Since 1938
Shimano 10 Pitch Chain Link Ten Pitch Njs Track 10mm
Phil Wood Track High Flange B-o R Hub, 120x32h - Sil
Rare Campagnolo Record Pista Track Cranks + Bb Ita 1st Generation 151m Colnago
Njs Kashimax Five Gold Fg-8p Track Restored Chocolate Brown Leather Un-padded
Nitto Pearl 9 Njs Track Stem 90mm Keirin Quill Road 22.2 25.4
Custom Pursuit Track (fixed Gear) Frame W/ Chris King Pf30 Bb Fixie 58cm
Phil Wood Track Hub Axle Conversion Set, 130mm
Campagnolo Pista Track Tubular 700c Rear Wheel, 24h Black
Phil Wood Track Hub Set, 36h
Mks Custom Nuevo Njs Pedals, Keirin
Cinelli Pista Cromo Blk 31.8x42cm Cupc3142
Mks Custom Nuevo Njs Pedals, Keirin
Mks Njs Toe Straps
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Mks Toe Clips, Steel - Large
Nos Bianchi Pista Frame Frok Campagnolo Columbus 55 Track (specialissima)

About Fixie Bikes

Fixie Bikes aren't just trendy and nice to look at, they are a lot of fun to ride as well. They've also been helping to push the resurgence in urban cycling that's been very noticeable in the last few years.

You can trace the uptake of fixie bikes back to the bike messengers of New York and London. Although fixie bikes originally hail from velodrome racing they were a staple in bike club training rides through the winter, providing their owners with a generally maintenance free ride and helping to promote a good pedalling technique that was considered crucial by the racing fraternity in the off season when they were building up their endurance with regular long rides.

Fast forward to the messenger culture and the low maintenance requirements of a fixie bike make perfect sense for riding in a relatively flat city. As messenger fashion has gone mainstream with courier bags etc so has the desire for a very cool one speed fixie bike with lots of bike companies such as Leader, Chargebikes and Crate getting in on the act. These fixie bike brands all make some fantasticly good fixie bikes at various price points, from entry level fixie bikes right up to top of the range fixie bikes. The thing is, when you've only got one gear and one brake there's only so much you can do to a fixie bike to make it top end.

The most prized fixies are vintage track bikes that have been lovingly restored. Made with Reynolds, Columbus or Tange high end tubing these frames ooze style from a golden era of track cycling before throwaway materials like carbon fibre came along. Lo-pro fixie frames from the 80s with bullhorn bars turn more heads than the latest out of the box fixie bike every time. With a beautiful paint job and classic Campagnolo, Phil Wood or Shimano components these bikes will roll forever needing next to no maintenance.

Sizing a Fixie Bike

It's important to get the right size fixie bike to ensure that your time spent riding it will be fun and not leave you with any unnecessary aches and pains. Generally the size of fixie bike you'll need will depend on your height although do bear in mind that some people will have longer legs, others longer torsos etc so this is just a rough guide. Additionally you'll want to be aware of standover height – the amount of room between the top of the frame and your crotch when you are standing astride the bike when stationary. Typically one to two inches of gap is good here.

We've compiled a broad outline here of what sized fixie bike you could need depending on your height.

Rider Height – Fixie Frame Size CM

4'10” – 5'0” 47-48cm

5'0” - 5'3” 49-50cm

5'3” - 5'6” 52-53cm

5'6” - 5'9” 54-55cm

5'9” - 6'0” 56-58cm

6'0” - 6'3” 58-60cm

6'3” - 6'6” 61-63cm

Bear in mind this is just a rough guide as other factors such as bottom bracket height, sloping or horizontal top tube and top tube length can all have an influence.

Fixie Bike Pedals

The types of pedals you use will have a big impact on the way your fixie bike feels when you ride it. The main factor to consider is what sort of shoes do you want to be wearing – it might not be convenient wearing the latest racing shoes when all your journeys are just a couple of miles and you need to walk around at the other end. Likewise if you've got a 10 mile journey and you use flat pedals with trainers you are going to be wasting a lot of potential energy by not using clipless or at the very least toe straps. The pros and cons of each type of fixie pedal are:

Flat pedals – can wear any footwear you want but waste energy by not being able to pedal 'upwards' and your feet can slide off in the rain more easily. Rear wheel lockups are very difficult.

Flat pedals with toe straps – feet are held securely and can pedal 'most' of the way round. Can wear any shoe. If you do them up tight it can be hard to get your feet out.

Clipless pedals – Are limited to wearing your cycling shoes on the bike but transfer much more of your pedalling power and you go faster. Rear wheel lockups are much more easier

From an aesthetic point of view a nice pair of delta platform pedals with metal toe strap cage from the 80s can't be beat.

Securing your fixie bike

If you live in any type of urban area, which we presume you do, we have yet to find a lock that can't be broken. Read that again – We have yet to find a lock that can't be broken. Get good insurance for your fixie bike and don't leave it locked up in public areas. We always take our bike in with us and leave it in a hall, corridor or out in a private yard somewhere.

Fixie Bike Summary

As you can see, fixie bikes are a lot of fun as well as being works of art. Hopefully you can begin to appreciate some of the choices we have featured on this website.