Dunlop Fixie Track Bike - £99 - Sports Direct
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Dunlop Fixie Track Bike - £99 - Sports Direct

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Found 27th May 2013
Who needs gears?
One for all you hipsters . . . . . It's red and black, has less equipment than it might and is rather heavier than it should be. But, it has no gears and they say its half price. Bargain!

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Dunlop Fixie Track Bike

With its stripped down fixed gear design the Dunlop Fixie is the perfect commuting machine, coupled with the lightweight steel track frame for durability. This track bike comes complete with 700C road wheels and side pull calliper brakes for superb stopping power.

Dunlop Fixie Tech Spec

> Steel Track Bike Frame
> Rigid Front Forks
> Flip-Flop rear hub enables the rider to switch between a fixed sprocket or a freewheel
> Front and Rear Alloy Calliper Brakes
> 700C Deep Section Aero Alloy Wheels

Available in 54 and 60cm frame sizes.

> 54cm Frame - Recommended for inside leg measurement 28-34 inches
> 60cm Frame - Recommended for inside leg measurement 31-37 inches

> Recommended for ages 12 years and above
> Assembled Weight: Approximately 14kgs

20 Comments

Link takes me to some German deals site.

mod

superspod

Link takes me to some German deals site.


Fixed the link

Anyone seen these in real life?

Original Poster

Thanks andywedge - my bad

Good price even if it is Dunlop

I get these fixie bikes for the simplicity of having no gears...... but why would anyone want the wheel flipped so its a fixed sprocket ?
I don't get this.

I brought a dunlop bike from sports direct once. never again. it broke 3 times in the first 2 weeks. left it to rust in the garden and took up running. brought a kids ride on suitcase 2 weeks ago and they sent it in a bag. it was damaged when it arrived due to no protection. id avoid sports direct. I dont say that often.

nigellangton

I brought a dunlop bike from sports direct once. never again. it broke 3 … I brought a dunlop bike from sports direct once. never again. it broke 3 times in the first 2 weeks. left it to rust in the garden and took up running. brought a kids ride on suitcase 2 weeks ago and they sent it in a bag. it was damaged when it arrived due to no protection. id avoid sports direct. I dont say that often.



Bought

Biker Jeff

I get these fixie bikes for the simplicity of having no gears...... but … I get these fixie bikes for the simplicity of having no gears...... but why would anyone want the wheel flipped so its a fixed sprocket ?I don't get this.


Even less maintenance - no freewheel mechanism (i've had one snap in half when moving off at lights - albeit a cheapo one)
You can brake (kind of) with your legs, if you see what I mean?
Going uphill, there's no/less of a dead-spot when both pedals are horizontal.
Trackstanding is easier.
There's supposed to be a zen/oneness with the bike - although only hipsters seem to report this.

The downside is, going downhill fast can be a pain. And your best off riding with clipless pedals.

For what it's worth, I took the fixed sprocket off my and replaced it with a freewheel - so it's just a single speed.
Although I also have a spare wheel with a hub gear, for when I'm feeling lazy.

Adidas Addict

Bought

+1

buddhabelly

Even less maintenance - no freewheel mechanism (i've had one snap in half … Even less maintenance - no freewheel mechanism (i've had one snap in half when moving off at lights - albeit a cheapo one)You can brake (kind of) with your legs, if you see what I mean?Going uphill, there's no/less of a dead-spot when both pedals are horizontal.Trackstanding is easier.There's supposed to be a zen/oneness with the bike - although only hipsters seem to report this.The downside is, going downhill fast can be a pain. And your best off riding with clipless pedals.For what it's worth, I took the fixed sprocket off my and replaced it with a freewheel - so it's just a single speed.Although I also have a spare wheel with a hub gear, for when I'm feeling lazy.



It would seem uncomfortable to me riding a bike where the pedals are constantly turning....... but a fixed sprocket isn't anything new, I remember them on some bikes 40 years ago when I was a kid. I never understood them then either.

The gears keep getting stuck on my bike so it is basically single speed. I was interested in this but maybe not after reading the comments. Can anyone suggest an alternative?

Original Poster

A much, much better version of this kind of bike would be a Charge Plug. It's a really cool properly designed British bike. If you fancy it can even come as a 3-speed with a nice internally-geared rear hub.

This Dunlop bike is probably pretty good for the price but will undoubtedly be of typical quality that comes from a decent and well known traditional brand that's been sportsdirected . . . .

Original Poster

Here's the rather lovely Plug 3 - it's on sale too with more of a reduction than this Dunlop bike - HUKD anyone? :-)

Biker Jeff

I get these fixie bikes for the simplicity of having no gears...... but … I get these fixie bikes for the simplicity of having no gears...... but why would anyone want the wheel flipped so its a fixed sprocket ?I don't get this.



Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.

Used mine yesterday with my sons tagalong attached on the back. That was hard work.

My fixie is an 80s Peugeot racer (£35 from gumtree), and I bought wheels, chainset, sprocket and bull horns to turn it into a hipster bike. Cost me £200 all in.

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Edited by: "skdotcom" 28th May 2013

skdotcom

Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine … Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine yesterday with my sons tagalong attached on the back. That was hard work.My fixie is an 80s Peugeot racer (£35 from gumtree), and I bought wheels, chainset, sprocket and bull horns to turn it into a hipster bike. Cost me £200 all in.



Aw man, I had one of those as a Christmas present as a kid, that takes me right back :-)

skdotcom

Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine … Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine yesterday with my sons tagalong attached on the back. That was hard work.My fixie is an 80s Peugeot racer (£35 from gumtree), and I bought wheels, chainset, sprocket and bull horns to turn it into a hipster bike. Cost me £200 all in.



Very nice, I like that....... I'd still want a freewheel though.

Biker Jeff

Very nice, I like that....... I'd still want a freewheel though.



It has got a flip flop hub. I was expecting to wuss out at some point and flip it over, but so far I haven't used the freewheel. I've got 3 other bikes (including a nice full carbon road bike), but this one has become my bike of choice. It's just so smooth
Edited by: "skdotcom" 28th May 2013

backtothecaves

+1



He/she may well have brought it too grammar police
Edited by: "2003bluecat" 31st May 2013

skdotcom

Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine … Fitness - you dont stop spinning so there's no free ride.Used mine yesterday with my sons tagalong attached on the back. That was hard work.My fixie is an 80s Peugeot racer (£35 from gumtree), and I bought wheels, chainset, sprocket and bull horns to turn it into a hipster bike. Cost me £200 all in.



Wow..that just looks amazing....I had this idea myself. Been looking around gumtree for some snazzy old frames.

Can you provide a little more detail on the places you got your wheels, seat, chainset and bars?

Would be a huge help to a novice like me.

I would rather do this than buy a bike already made and ready...I want the gratification!
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