So basically, I’m 14, I’ve always ridden road bikes, but have had a strong interest in vintage bikes and retro road/track culture. Call me a gimp… but still… I love it.
After scrounging around Gumtree I found a Gordonson Aero Supreme for $100. Haggled him to $50. Looks like any other frame but at closer inspection the shape is actually really cool hence the aero; slightly thinner near the badge. This was my perfect fixed conversion. As I have a limited budget the parts are all free or bottom of the line, so don’t judge me. It rides, it’s quiet and it’s smooth so what else can you ask for.
Brakes - I’m a pussy, no actually, I’m still getting used to fixed and it is set up so that the tubes are in the bars… Looks nice if you ask me.
Cheap eBay Deep-V knock offs, good for now.
Original Single Speed cranks (flip flops on the fixed side atm)
Chop’n’Flop bars… Black tape soon
Awaiting a black Brooks B17 Special saddle instead of this horribly loose and painful plastic/velour thing.
All in all I’m enjoying riding it and it is perfect for my daily commute to school/shops/crusing with friends. I’ve attempted a skid stop, but i can’t skid… FAIL. I fail at track stands as well but this is my first fixed so all in good time.