Posts Tagged ‘fixie’

Ok I love cycling, I mean really love it.  I ride lots, I ride to work, the shops and around to mates houses for beers.  You could say I am an addict.

Some of the sexiest bikes I have ever seen are singlespeed or fixies, there totally awesome.  You can imagine how pleased I was today when around 50 singlespeeds went flying past my work today, there were all different colours and sizes and some pretty funky people riding them.  Awesome.

Then the lights changed to red, I thought I might get a closer look.  However I have never seen such a bad example of road manners and illegal riding as I witnessed today.  Every single one of them, I really do mean every one of them went flying straight through, running the red.  Motorists were gobsmacked, as was I.  People were beeping, motorists had no idea what to do or were to go.

The cyclists were laughing and joking as they caused chaos on the road.

I managed to capture a bit of it on video from my phone, it’s not great quality but it gives you a small idea as to how bas this actually was.  It’s little wonder I find it difficult to justify cycling to my non cycling friends when we are witness to this behavior on an all to regular basis.

I would be interested to hear your view’s on this.  From cyclists and non cyclists alike.


Time to make some room in the bike shed for my new Surly so I have decided that its time to sell my Kona Paddywagon these are great single speed or fixed gear bicycles.

This is the 08 model purchased new from Bike Now in Melbourne last July for $1000. It is completely stock and had travelled only around 200km so a great bargain for someone looking to get into a simple single speed bike.

Here are the specs

Frame sizes C49cm, C52cm, C54cm, C56cm, C58cm, C60cm
Frame tubing Dedacciai COM 12.5 Butted Cromoly
Rear Shock
Fork Kona Retro Road
Headset TH
Crankarms FSA Vero
Chainrings 42T
B/B RPM BB-7420
Chain KMC Z-50
Freewheel Dicta 16T Freewheel/Fixed 16T
Handlebar Kona Aluminum Road OS
Stem Kona Track OS
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Brakes Tektro R538
Brake Levers Tektro R200A
Front Hub Formula
Rear Hub Formula
Spokes DT Stainless 14g
Tires Continental Ultrasport 700 x 28c
Rims Sun MZ-14
Saddle WTB Rocket V Comp
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Color Grey



email me at craigdurkee at gmail dot com for more details or to make an offer