Cannondale Track

So finally here is the full spec and photos of my new ride! I must say that it is undoubtable the most comfortable and smoothest ride of all my builds so far.

rim: h+son TB14
hubs: miche pista 
frameset: cannondale track
cranks: campagnolo pista
pedals: shimano 
stem: nitto jaguar 
handlebars: nitto 123
heatset: dura-ace
bottom bracket: campagnolo 
seat: san marco concor 
tires: gatorskins

There are a few more adjustments to be made but otherwise I am incredibly happy with the build!



Blink Steady Lights

These lights look sooo nice! I stumbled across them and fell in love instantly with both the design and the easy to use style! 
Watch the video and take a gander at there site for more info HERE.


Untitled from Benjamin Cohen on Vimeo.


The newest addition to the family...

So here she is, my new Cannondale Track! Last week the opportunity arose for me to get my hands on this beauty and how could I turn it down.
She should be being built up this week if things go to plan.
The Eddy McGrath may indeed come up for sale, but that will be clearly advertised if it does.



Team 312

Here are two really nice edits from liveteam321 on vimeo.



Ricky's done it again!

Here is the newest build by one of the countries best track frame builders. A very slick, thick and patriotic build by Ricky. Perfect to keep use in the Olympic spirit, good job.
More details over on the feather blog.


Velocity #1

New seen this before and thought it was pretty cool.



Trakke Messenger bag

So the Glasgow based brand Trakke have just released there new 'krukke' messenger back. It is handmade in the UK and uses a number of very high quality materials, this ensures it longevity even through everyday use. 
I personally think that the bags look incredibly comfortable and spacious making them great to ride with. They are retailing at £180 and can be bought straight from www.trakke.co.uk, so head over, take a gander and take a read of the spec.




Now I found these two builds that I personally consider to be my favourite bikes of all time. They're pretty different builds and unique for there own reasons, but my main question is which do you prefer?
Let me know in the comments below which build in your eyes is superior.



Matt's Ammaco

Yesterday I received a very nice email explaining that Matt was finally ready for the readers to scrutinise his beloved Ammaco Triathlon. It's had a nice re-paint and some restoration to bring it to its present state. it consists of a number of Paul and Nitto components, and he seems to be putting in the miles on it. Its follows a traditional vibe with the brown leather grip tape and saddle, tying it in nicely with the oxford life style. 

Here are pictures of before and after the transformation. 
There is also an image of Matt's and his wifes bike (Raleigh Record Sprint) side by side.

Let him know what you think in the comments and if you have a bike you want shown email me at fixedgearoxford@gmail.com



Josh's Cougar

Here is a really nice build (Cougar frame) sent in by Josh.
Leave comments and let him know what you think.

If you have a bike you want posted up and scrutinised then send it to: fixedgearoxford@gmail.com



She's Home!

As we all know my Paletti Lo Pro got stolen in January, absolutely gutting! But finally after 8 months and a completely new build I have had the frame returned! (only the frame) To be fair I am over the moon that I even got that back, so thank you to everyone that kept their eyes peeled. The only slight issue is the thieving bastards had the nerve to sand blast all the paint off, so I am in the market for a new paint job.  But mainly a huge thanks to James in Leeds who had the deciency to return it once he knew it was stolen.
Below are images of how she looks at the minute.


Grind Pt1

Sweet edit that reminds me of why I started riding fixed!


Our Return!

We're really sorry, but lately we've been away travelling and Exp. Minors has been consuming a huge amount of our time, leading to a lack of riding and blog content! Sam is moving to London very soon and therefore I will be running the blog and looking for new and exciting content. If you have anything to share, sell or show please get in contact here: fixedgearoxford@gmail.com

I have just been reliably informed that there is an alley cat being held on Saturday night at 18:30, meet on Broad street! Everyone is welcome, get down there! 

I will be trying to do more updates and posts but as a blog we are trying to move away from being generic and boring. Therefor we need more content sent in by you!



Bike Of The Day!

GT Pulse.



TGO 2012 Team Jerseys

Here we have the new 2012 tokyo fixed's new jerseys. I gotta say they look really nice and comfortable. Head over to TFG to get more detail and prices.



Brussels Express

Cool edit called Brussels Express about a courier from Brussels.
Cheers to Eric for linking this,




Just looking round the internet for some edits and remebered MASH TV. some sick videos check them out.



Building a wheel

Nice edit of a wheel build. Thanks to the 5thFloor for this.



Bike Of The Day!

Bridgestone Track



Exp. Minors

Our new hoodie and t-shirt are now up for grabs on the Exp. Minors website, along with some new pictures in the gallery courtesy of Zaki Charles.

We're aware of the price increase but have no fear, it correlates with the vastly improved quality of the printing and the quality of the garments themselves. 

The runs are also very limited this time around so grab them while you can. 





What it's like to have your pride and joy stolen.



Off to the Grand National...(well, Ladbrokes)

Ted and I went to Ladbrookes to make the annual Grand National bet, going for the fourth straight winner...



Eddie McGrath

Sorry there has been a lack of posts of late but we have both been very busy with Exp. Minors and holidays. 
Now since my pride and joy was stolen I have been taking the time to build a new bike. It was finished yesterday and here is the spec:

Frame: Eddie McGrath
Chainset: Campagnolo pista
Rims: H+Son TB-14
Hubs: Miche pista 32 holes
Stem: Nitto Jaguar 90mm (njs)
Handlebars: Nitto 123 38cm (njs)
Seat: San Marco Concor 
Seatpost: Silicon aero
Tyres: Continental GatorSkin Ultra
Pedals: MKS sylvan
Straps: MKS double suede straps (njs)
Cages: MKS double cages
Ratio: 54/19



Bike Of the Day!

Hillman track


Today's ride...

So Ted and I decided to go for a little pedal push through the city centre and here are some of the pictures we got.


'Eric and Lewis Day Edit'

I know this isn't fixed but thanks to Lewis for repping the squad. Exp.



Shed Cleaning...

Ted and I took on the thankless task of cleaning the shed today. 
Here are a few snaps we took: