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Fixed/singlespeed frame weights
Mostly off-the-peg and I'm not vouching for the accuracy as these are mostly figures collected from the big bad blogosphere or world wide wank or whatever you wanna call it..
Van Dessel Drag Strip Courage
Frame: 998g, Fork: ?
Frame: 1035g, Fork: 550g
IF Ti Crown Jewel Track Frameset
1221g (2.69lb, not sure of size or fork inc.)
Frame: 1400g, Fork: 545g
Argon 18 Electron
Frame: 1495g (claimed), Fork: 395g (claimed), 1502g (actual, Medium, tynan)
Reynolds 853 Bob Jackson (56cm)
1502g (without fork)
Unbranded Titanium Track Frame
Frame: 1520g (57cm, frame only)
Pinarello Pista Surprise
Frame: 1542g, Fork: ?
Frame: 1550g, Fork: 550g
1587g/3.5lbs (not sure what's included or frame size)
IF Steel Crown Jewel Track Frameset
1620g (not sure of size or fork)
On-One Ti Geared Inbred
Frame: 1365g/3.01lb - 1587g/3.5lb (claimed), 1660g (actual, 16", tynan), fork:
Koga Pro Track
Frame: 1535g (53cm), Fork: 516g (same as Alpina/4ZA)
Condor Classico Pista
Frame: 1600g, Fork: 700g
Pearson Touche (56cm)
Frame: 1720g, Fork: 577g
20y.o. Reynolds 753 steel frame (52cm)
Frame: 1,760g, Forks: 620g
Fixie Inc. Peacemaker
1800g, Al6061-T6 fork: 550g
Frame: 1800g (55cm verified on my scales), Fork: 545g (700g on my scales)
Frame: 1800g, Fork: 580g
Frame: 1814g (frame only)
Bob Jackson Vigorelli
Frame (56cm): 1860g, Fork: 840g
Dolan FXE (58cm)
Frame: 1920g, Fork: 620g
EAI Bareknuckle (56cm, will@hubjub)
Frame: just under 2000g, Fork: 900g
Fuji Track (not sure of size or if it includes fork)
Frame: 2050g (4.5lb), Complete: 8550g (18.8lb)
Surly Steamroller (56cm)
Frame: 2010g (also 2000g), Fork: 916g (also reported 850g uncut)
Frame (54.5cm) & Fork & Hatta HS & DA 7400 BB: 2600g
On-One Il Pompino
Frame: 1859g/4.1lbs, Fork: (51cm)
Frame: 2150g, Fork: 843g (54cm)
Genesis Flyer (520 CroMo)
Frame: 2270g, Fork:
Kona Paddy Wagon
Frame: 2636g or 2268g, Fork: 907g (58cm), "2lb heavier than Pearson, over a pound on Surly’s Steamroller") (5.0lb frame and 2.0lb fork, 22.46lbs dirtragmag.com)
Frame: 2500g, Fork: 912g
Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta
2902g/6.4lbs (original frame w/ double-crown fork) or 2721g/6lbs (butted tubeset w/ laser cutouts)
The thread that started this: londonfgss.com - frame weights
Contributors: leeww, fixer, polybikeuser, RPM, scott not scot, firstname.lastname@example.org, tynan, cornelius blackfoot, luke@brooklynmachineworks, bikenut, nimhbus, pipwish, haj, jorj
Catford CC Hillclimb
The classic Catford CC Hillclimb
(held on Yorks Hill near Sevenoaks Kent, Sunday 21st October 2007) is the oldest cycle race in the world. It was first run on the then unmade road of Westerham Hill on August 20th 1887 and won by S.F.Edge of the Anerley B.C. (later to join the Catford), riding a newfangled chain driven ‘safety bicycle’. Yorks Hill averages 12.5% but has two killer stretches of 1 in 4.
A small bunch of lfgss
riders headed from Borough Tube down to this race where one of our own, "BMMF" was racing. brett and myself were being soft and riding geared road bikes, brett as he'd just built his and me because I've not ridden it for two months and it was starting to collect dust. Also with us riding fixed was Stompy, Lucky7, fatboyralph and jonny. Did I forget someone? Probably. It was great! Weather was nice and the hills were steep. Poor buggers on fixed had to put up with me getting all excited about riding up and down hills again.. hit 80kph down Westerham Hill after slogging up a rather steep incline towards Biggin Hill Airport (me 'orse!
). The ride out from Ealing to Borough and Kents Hill was 62k and took us 2:50 with a few stops to check brett's faultless directions, catch breath, drop roadies, etc.
At the ride spotted more lfgss dudes: Roberto, wayne_f14, Bring Me My Fix (who raced and was the fastest fixed of the day), Mouse, winston. Again names slipping from memory's grasp. Talked a lot of bike guff and watched some poor riders suffering up the hill. We were about 30m from the top and watched some riders limp to the finish, while others didn't seem to be struggling at all and practically flew up. The crowd was great, lining the road, shouting support at the riders or things like "put it up a gear!!!" :)
Image: wayne_f14's pic of BMMF climbing Yorks Hill
The ride home was a bit of a slog but good fun with gears (ooh sacrilege!) as I could finally use the big ring and get some real pace on. On the way back called into the Rapha
sale/Rapha photo exhibition
at Host Gallery on Old St. I bought a pair of their Fixed shorts for £30. Cheaper than a pair of Endura 3/4s so I figured what the hell?! Arrived home knackered but happy as fsck! I like riding.
Image: My HRM graph for the ride out to Yorks Hill
lfgss catford hillclimb thread with pics, etc.
my crappy phone-cam pics
Cycle Parking St Pancras.. or is there? November 14th Protest
Eurostar moves to the new St Pancras International station on 14 November. But provision for people cycling is abysmal. Come join us at the official opening to demand decent parking, safe access and carriage of cycles.
camdencyclists.org.uk - eurostar demonstration
Given my recent loss of bike parking at work and my subsequent scramble to build up a beater bike that I don't mind having stolen from Liverpool St. station, this parking bullsh1t needs attention!
GT - The Resurrection!
Guess what I finally picked up from Witcomb Cycles
? Not got it yet? Does this help..
As you can see, the driveside dropout has been re-attached and the bike should be rideable soon, all for the bargain basement price of £60!
The story of the GT
Only recently found out who he was after seeing his Googlewhack
live show in a very not live fashion on TV. Brilliant!
What is a googlewhack?
Warrwych/Lawrence/Luny is racing at the World Track Masters right now! Hopefully she'll update us on what happens soon.. read on..
fixmawheel.blogspot.com - world track masters
This image is misleading - I only have the frame. The rest still needs to be added.
Vitalic V Live
Vitalic.org Vitalic V Live Vitalic MySpace
First CD purchased for a long time. Fkn worth it though!
Can't believe I missed him play at Get Loaded!
Ouch.. Turbo Torture..
That was the worst indoor training session ever! Willesden CC
have started their turbo sessions again. Now, if it was an evil hard session it wouldn't be so bad, unfortunately it was the 'worst session ever' because I couldn't fscking do it!
2 months of liver abuse while off the road bike has apparently left me very, very unfit! Started okay but pretty soon I was hanging over the bars on an express train to Vomit City while others were madly sprinting away.. Fsck! That's it.. riding is going up, drinking going down!
In other news my work have removed my secure bike lockup so I've now got to build up a beater to lock outside.. due to some Londoners being thieving scum. Sonofafsckingbitch!
I already have the Armstrong frame..
Photoshop in the wrong hands..
Another of slaam's creations based on this fat lampre guy
Makes me wanna eat deep-fried chocolate with whipped cream.
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That is the top search phrase for my little blog since I added Google Analytics functionality to it the other day. I'm guessing thehippy.net
wasn't much use so I will be addressing this issue shortly. :)