Readers’ Rides: Nick’s Self-Made Fat Front Fixed Gear


Readers’ Rides: Nick’s Self-Made Fat Front Fixed Gear

Readers’ Rides aren’t meant to be all 26″ wheeled basket bikes and there’s nothing wrong with that. Part of the joy we get from running this segment is the home-made, garage-cooked creations. Take this submission for example. Nick couldn’t fit on any production frames so he built his own frame. Then to up the ante, he put a fat fork on the front for some winter shenanigans… Read on below for more!

Here’s all Nick sent, along with a few photos:

“I made this frame in my garage this fall because I’m too tall for bicycles. I made it to use track hubs because that’s what I have a lot of. It has been great on ice and compacted snow. I’m riding old familiar single track with fresh fear that’s really been really invigorating. Fat-front-fixed-gear is the hot new winter tracklocross as far as I am concerned.


We’d like to thank all of you who have submitted Readers Rides builds to be shared over here. The response has been incredible and we have so many to share over the next few months. Feel free to submit your bike, listing details, components, and other information. You can also include a portrait of yourself with your bike and your Instagram account! Please, shoot landscape-orientation photos, not portrait. Thanks!