Introduce my fixed gear bicycle and process of assembly.
My fixed gear bike frame is Affinitycycles Kissena.
In last year November, I think I want a new machine, but carbon road frame is expensive.
I also think "Fixed gear bike is good solution for skill up to my pedaling".
So, I did look on so many web pages. I find very cool looks frame, this is kissena by affinitycycles that did run in CMWC2009 Tokyo by Alex.
I decide to buy this!!
However, it was long way to complete bike....delay and delay....I think frame factory had difficult some thing may be. Therefore I did prepare other components and consider my riding position with skeleton drawing. It was fun time!!
Kissena is real track racer, it has no brake hole each side (Front Fork and rear of frame) and no hole for bottle cages. Bottle issue is not so big problem, but brake hole issue is big problem for running on Japanese public road. In Japanese row, bicycle should have front and rear brake both!!
My Idea is very simple way, I replace the front fork with brake hole (for road bike) and Diacompe long reach rear brake use.
Main components specifications;
Rear Wheel: Use former my road-bike carbon rim --> replace hub and assemble by myself
Front wheel: Use same as road bike...hub space is same (100mm)
Crank: SRAM omnium 167.5mm 48T
Brake lever: Cane Creek lever..it is good looking
Handle bar: Carbon handle...from former road bike.
Last August, I got kissena frame from Affinitycycles. Red color is very beautiful!! like this.
Seat mast is like airplane wing shape.
Assembly process was very smooth. but my legs is short....I have to cut seat mast of frame..Damn....
During Assembly photo, after take photo I had to cut seat mast and fork column.
It is very stiff frame, not comfortable...but acceleration performance is Awesome!!
Handling character is quite quick and BB to center dimension is very short, I have to carefully in deep turn condition, hit my feet to front tire, it's dangerous.
I am satisfy and enjoy ride!!
Now I try to change gear ratio for each situations. (Long ride, up and down, sprint and other!!)
I will report again later.