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My almost finished Kogswell Fixed Gear...with pics(10 posts)

My almost finished Kogswell Fixed Gear...with picsss-nyc
Oct 24, 2003 10:13 AM
I am picking it up tonight for its maiden voyage. About 10 miles today and than a longer ride in the morning. Back to the shop on Monday for last minute tweaks, to pay for it, and for the final beauty shots for the bike shop's website. Full build spec and pictures should be on the KOG website ( early next week.

Full Shot


Front close up


Drops with tensioner

From the back

From the back close up

I would avoid a low tuck ;-) nmDougSloan
Oct 24, 2003 11:25 AM
Thanks for the eye candycmgauch
Oct 24, 2003 1:21 PM
Very nice, esp. the boss-looking chainring.

Wanna borrow my hacksaw & a few spacers? (Couldn't resist)

N Joy
looks really great...desmo
Oct 24, 2003 4:21 PM
except for those bars. drops is where the zen's at on a road fixie. yer cheatin' yerself with those flat things. udder than that superbe!
Oct 24, 2003 5:33 PM
I really wanted this to be a purpose built bike which means that it will be used on leisurely rides with the wife where scenery is the main point and not milage. With that said, I am going for the ultimate in comfort with wide flat bars and a very upright position. I have placed many spacers under the stem since the picture was taken yesterday.
Congrats! Nice ride. What kind of chainring is that?jtferraro
Oct 24, 2003 6:44 PM
Also, what is the bolt pattern on it?

Re: Congrats! Nice ride. What kind of chainring is that?ss-nyc
Oct 25, 2003 5:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words!

The crank is an older Shimano 600 triple with the ring in the outer position to match up with the 135mm spaced hubs. It has the older "touring" 110/74 bolt pattern.

The ring is a BMX 3/32" ring from Adventure Components known as the Miniholeshot and can ordered from any LBS that has a QBP account.

I like using the 110BCD on my single-speed and fixie becasue you can find a wide range of BMX rings which are super strong, have tall teeth, no ramps or pins, and are usually not that expensive.

Here is a close up of the ring...
Oct 24, 2003 11:03 PM
try some longer bullhorns, time trial style: that way you can ride in a more aero / drop style position when you feel like it, and back with your hands near the stem for the relaxed cruising upright rides. that's definitely my choice for the "commuting" setup.
Great pics. Thanks. What do you think about....PdxMark
Oct 25, 2003 11:46 AM
those tensioners? Had you had problems setting chain tension?

Great looking bike. I like that chain ring alot.
Oct 25, 2003 1:14 PM
Honestly, I just wanted a pair to help with wheel placement when I need to flip the wheel or change flats. I do not yet have any real world experience with them. I just got the bike and live near the best NYC shop for fixed gear stuff so I just had them build the bike and put on the tensioners.

My shop only carries these and one other less expensive pair and they cater mostly to fixed gear riders and about every messenger in NYC so I can only assume that they work well.