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single speed 29er fixed "Def Wish"
 

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Kinda cool. I wish it was more dirt capable. Right now it's just a fixie with wide tire clearance
I looked into it and Yeah, it's just a freestyle fixed gear bike.
 

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I'm guessing 120mm rear dropout width? Not the way to make a strong 700c wheel to get radical on. If I were a fixed gear freestylin' hero I would stick with the 26" wheel bikes currently available...in fact, I would try a bike with 135mm rear dropout width and fit 26" tires to it. No reason to stick with 120mm now that Surly, Paul, and Phil make 135mm fixie hubs.

This bike fills a niche I never knew existed.
 

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meltingfeather said:
They're rediscovering how to build a freestyle bike after years of doing boring tricks on bikes that made the tricks more difficult. :thumbsup:
I agree to some degree. But FG bikes justify their own existence by simply being fun as schidt to ride. The fact that people are now morphing them to satisfy their urges to do freestyle tricks while killing time at stoplights...well that's a natural evolution as I see it. Have you checked out Chris Akrigg's fixie riding videos?
 

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buddhak said:
I agree to some degree. But FG bikes justify their own existence by simply being fun as schidt to ride. The fact that people are now morphing them to satisfy their urges to do freestyle tricks while killing time at stoplights...well that's a natural evolution as I see it. Have you checked out Chris Akrigg's fixie riding videos?
don't get me wrong... i'm not anti people doing whatever they want to do to kill time. fixed freestyle tricks are just boring to watch and it's kinda funny to see the guys that are really good and want to push the envelope start changing the bikes to look more like... wait for it.... freestyle bikes. :D
i've seen a ton of fixed freestyle vids, including some of chris's. when he wants to get really crazy, he goes for... wait for it... 26" wheels and a freehweel. :D
 

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buddhak said:
I'm guessing 120mm rear dropout width? Not the way to make a strong 700c wheel to get radical on.
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Yeah I guess these wheels aren't very strong,the way he rides.
 

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all city also makes the Nature Boy which is a cross frame.
The Def Wish is new.
I agree with previous posters its designed for FMX but you know how it goes somebody is going to try to run it off road.
I'm way too old to run fixed but it looks like a fun scorcher for urban adventures.
A buddy of mine rides a Volume Cutter V.5 and I always loved the burly simplicity look of the bike.
 

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Even the name "def wish" sounds Hipster.
difficulty of Polo is respected, but
IMO fixie will always be ghey.
 

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...gay, peach colored, fleshy, kissing grandma in a showercap,
turd burgeling, rectal destroying, flaming, NOT straight,
wrong answer, tight pants, scrubstache, uh uh, nope.

Could be grey though if ur monitor is screwy...
 

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buddhak said:
I'm guessing 120mm rear dropout width? Not the way to make a strong 700c wheel to get radical on. If I were a fixed gear freestylin' hero I would stick with the 26" wheel bikes currently available...in fact, I would try a bike with 135mm rear dropout width and fit 26" tires to it. No reason to stick with 120mm now that Surly, Paul, and Phil make 135mm fixie hubs.

This bike fills a niche I never knew existed.
I suggested the 135/135OLD wheel set up to Jeff Frane of All City. He kind of thought about it with a screwed up look on his face and said" Why? What we have now is strong enough, and if we did that, it would put off all the people already using 100/120OLD wheels."

He didn't see the need to do that, and with regards to his back ground, I would tend to defer to his experience. Hey, he should know better than I, he actually rides the stuff, ya know? ;)

That said, it would make sense from a stronger wheel build, but as Jeff says, it would blow all the "standards" the fixie crowd uses out of the water. Basically, he would have all of us wankers nodding in agreement while he alienates his target audience. :rolleyes:

That would be a dumb move. So, while you are right concerning the wheel strength issue, you are wrong about it "working", at least in terms of actually selling bikes. ;)
 

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elsewhere said:
...gay, peach colored, fleshy, kissing grandma in a showercap,
turd burgeling, rectal destroying, flaming, NOT straight,
wrong answer, tight pants, scrubstache, uh uh, nope.

Could be grey though if ur monitor is screwy...
Me thinks thou doth protest too much.
 
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