How To Build A Fixed-Gear Bike
Building a bicycle with fixed gears is a relatively easy process due to the very simple fixed gear design. You can build a fixie from basic bike parts or convert another type of bike into a fixed gear bike pretty easily. Here are the basic materials you need to build a stationary gear bike.
The Bike Frame
Various types of bicycle frames can be used to build a fixed gear bike. You can use a road bike, mountain bike, or mountain bike frame, as long as the frame has horizontal slides that are slots on the frame that receive the rear wheel axle.
These slots are located side by side, allowing the shaft to be moved to tension the chain. This is important for the normal operation of a fixed gear bike. The horizontal drop points are an important factor because otherwise it would be very difficult to build the fixture and get the line working correctly.
Besides the frame, there are some obvious things you need to build a fixed gear bike. You need a seat, handlebars, crank with chain, chain, pedals, wheels, tires, and brakes. Some stationary drivers don’t bother with the brakes because they can control the speed of the rear wheel by pedaling. Although the bike can slow down in this way, we recommend having a spare brake on the front tire for added safety.
The real component that makes up the fixation is the rear axle. Fixed gear bicycles have a rear axle that accepts a single sprocket that acts as a single sprocket. This sprocket is attached to the rear axle, and then to the chain and pedals. Some drivers with fixed gears choose to use a flip-flop hub so they can drive freely if they want to cross the coast.
You will need screwdrivers and some kind of wrench to assemble your bike. You may need an Allen key, an opening wrench, a cone wrench, and possibly a special wrench, depending on the hardware you have. You ay also need a channel tool to make changes to your channel.
Putting it all together
It should be pretty straightforward to build a fixed gear bike from all the materials listed above. Pay special attention that your leash is mounted in a straight line and has good tension. Proper tension is important to the operation of a fixed gear bike, as there are no derailers or tensioning systems to adjust chain tension while cycling.