Schwinn Racer Fixie @ Rutland Cycling £159.99 RRP £299.99
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Schwinn Racer Fixie @ Rutland Cycling £159.99 RRP £299.99

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Found 22nd Apr 2013
Stunning clearance deal on this high quality single speed mens city bike from Schwinn, perfect for city commutes or leisurely summer rides.

Specification
FRAME Schwinn Hi-Ten Track Steel
FORK Schwinn Hi-Ten Track, 1"
RIMS Alex RP15F 36 Hole
HUBS KT Alloy 36 Hole (F), Steel Coaster 36 Hole (R)
SPOKES 14G stainless
TYRES Duro Fixie Pop, 700 x 25c
PEDALS Kore platform with reflector
CRANK Schwinn Alloy 46t
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge
CHAIN KMC Z510H
REAR COG 18t
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR N/A
SHIFTERS N/A
HANDLEBARS Urban Flat, 25.4, 20mm rise
STEM Alloy Racing Quill, 25.4
HEADSET Threaded, 1"
BRAKES Alloy Caliper (F), Coaster (R)
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy (Front only)
SADDLE Schwinn Track
SEATPOST Alloy, 25.4 x 300

22 Comments

Do I need to be hipster? Will this look cool outside the apple store? Will my blue tights and vintage clothing get caught in the cog things?

SCHWINNNN (Wayne's World)

Great value

Like it...... Anyone got anything like this single cog? Is it for flat regions like Norfolk or could you give it a whirl in Sheffield.

How do you manage to fit a chain on one of these? There is no slack.

Quite like the flasher version too: rutlandcycling.com/451…tml

Edited by: "mightykaboosh" 22nd Apr 2013

mightykaboosh

Like it...... Anyone got anything like this single cog? Is it for flat … Like it...... Anyone got anything like this single cog? Is it for flat regions like Norfolk or could you give it a whirl in Sheffield.How do you manage to fit a chain on one of these? There is no slack.Quite like the flasher version too: http://www.rutlandcycling.com/45147/Schwinn-Cutter-Fixie-Single-Speed-Urban-Road-Bike.html


I've had a "single-speed" as they're known for over 5 years (on-one il-Pompino).
off the top of my head ...

Advantages:
1) Very low maintainence (no gears to go wrong)
2) Chain lasts ages (use a chain tool to remove, or replace with a 3/32 chain with "quick links")
3) A bit lighter than geared bikes
4) You get fitter and stronger quickly

Disadvantages:
1) Hills, so best suited to relatively flat areas, and shorter rides eg commuting - but see point 4 above
2) Wheels aren't quick release - so a pain to remove when/if you puncture, until you get used to doing it.
3) Did I mention Hills ?

BTW: I live near the Surrey downs, and use this bike to carry the shopping, so built a new rear wheel with a hub gear.

Thanks Buddha, I think I'll get one, it'll be a good work out on the way down to the gym and a killer on the way back up. (Plus I'll save some diesel on those short journeys that ruin my mpg)

Cheers OP, heat added!
Edited by: "mightykaboosh" 22nd Apr 2013

There is some slack available because the dropouts are horizontal, which allows for tensioning or loosening the chain. You loosen the chain to get it off the cog when removing the rear wheel if you need to fix a flat or change the tyre. For all the obvious jokes and stereotypes people make about fixies or singlespeed, it's an absolute blast to ride. And you do get fit.

Hi-ten Steel is a fairly lame frame material but for £160 you can't complain too much.

As this is a fixie (fixed gear), you can't freewheel (stop pedalling). So it's not for new cyclists. Your legs are constantly going round as long as the wheels are.

If this is a real 'fixie' then it will have no freeweel, i.e the pedals turn all the time even when free wheeling down a hill.

Hi-ten steel? Not nice!
I thought the point of single speed was to have a super light frame (Ideally an 80's/90's Reynolds/Tange steel racing frame) with some lightweight components...?
That frame material alone makes me think this is just a bike manufacturer chasing a trend...

I've followed someone on a single speed (don't know if it was a 'fixie') up a pretty long steepish hill in West Yorks - thought despite having come past me, he eventually let me past again.

Note that if it is a proper 'fixie' the pedals will be directly linked to the rear wheel - thus no rear brake, as you have to force the pedals to turn slower to slow the rear down.

The rear hub is described as a 'coaster', so it might have some kind of freewheel.

In some single speed bikes you get a reversible rear wheel - one way around it's fixed, the other it's god a freewheel.

Was after a cheap fixie, prefer the Cutter though (which has a flip-flop so can freewheel right? Not that I want to really).

Quite tempting...

what is the weight of this bike? looks great.

It says it's a coaster rear hub i.e. coaster brake so it should freewheel but brake when you pedal backwards

single speeds are good if your just beginning,im so used to gears that this would kill me to ride.looks good though,but no quick release wheels are the real death of this thing.believe me when your stuck in the middle of nowhere,trying to use a spanner with freezing hands.quick release are a necessity,the fact that its steel too is the final nail in the coffin
Edited by: "themachman" 22nd Apr 2013

themachman

single speeds are good if your just beginning,im so used to gears that … single speeds are good if your just beginning,im so used to gears that this would kill me to ride.looks good though,but no quick release wheels are the real death of this thing.believe me when your stuck in the middle of nowhere,trying to use a spanner with freezing hands.quick release are a necessity,the fact that its steel too is the final nail in the coffin



Did you mean to say 'the fact that it's hi-ten steel'?
Having used multiple aluminium frames (and one carbon), I still think steel gives the best ride of any frame material. It is supple, lightweight & if you damage it, you can fix it...
Hi-ten steel is a pig though! A nice 80's/90's Reynold/Tange steel frame....now that's the basis of a really nice fixie! (Personally, I could never consider a bike that has no gears)

paulj48

If this is a real 'fixie' then it will have no freeweel, i.e the pedals … If this is a real 'fixie' then it will have no freeweel, i.e the pedals turn all the time even when free wheeling down a hill.

Some have "flip-flop" hubs where you just take the rear wheel out and turn it round for fixed/freewheel options. I don't think this has though.

Ah, cheers jjustyy - surely not a fixie, then :).

And yes - the model above mentions the flip-flop hub, so presume this doesn't have it.

zerospin

Did you mean to say 'the fact that it's hi-ten steel'?Having used … Did you mean to say 'the fact that it's hi-ten steel'?Having used multiple aluminium frames (and one carbon), I still think steel gives the best ride of any frame material. It is supple, lightweight & if you damage it, you can fix it...Hi-ten steel is a pig though! A nice 80's/90's Reynold/Tange steel frame....now that's the basis of a really nice fixie! (Personally, I could never consider a bike that has no gears)



sorry,yeah i meant high tens,i have an old Peugeot steel racing bike,rides like a dream.

Probably the worst company I have dealt with online worse than useless. Two products ordered and neither delivered. If you don't have it don't pretend you do. One was for my sons birthday after two weeks multiple calls and their web form failing I cancelled the order. Won't use again ever.

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