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Is your fixed set up the same as your road bike?(7 posts)

Is your fixed set up the same as your road bike?maurizio
Sep 23, 2003 2:07 PM
I'm dusting off my fixed for another off season of 'almost being thrown over the bars' trying to ride a fixed again.
How have you set up your bikes? Is everything as close to your road bike as possible? read: reach? crank length, stem to saddle height difference? etc? etc?
YesOverStuffed
Sep 23, 2003 2:35 PM
The reach is the same on both bikes, however, the handlebars are different shapes and widths, so that causes slight variations in each position. Ideally, though, I'd have them set up the same.
Shorter cranks on the fixie.dzrider
Sep 24, 2003 9:33 AM
I suspect the length from the top of the pedal to the top of the saddle is a little shorter on the fixie as well. Probably other small differences. I used to measure everything but in the last year or so, I stopped. Now if it feels ok it is ok. I just don't have the patience to move saddles and bars up and down and forward and back to get things exactly the same.
re: Is your fixed set up the same as your road bike?cmgauch
Sep 23, 2003 3:06 PM
Pretty similar. Cranks on the FG are 170 vs. 172.5 on my roadbike.
precisely so.Steve_0
Sep 24, 2003 5:27 AM
my FG IS my roadbike.
different reach and bar heightstratoshark
Sep 24, 2003 12:23 PM
Top tube is 1cm shorter on the fixed, stem is same length. I have the bars on the fixed set about 1cm higher. Saddle height is the same.

Crank length is 170 on the fixed, whereas the geared bike is 180 (recently switched from 175).
yea. the're different. 1 is fixed, 1 one is free.... NMgspot
Sep 24, 2003 2:56 PM