Thank you very much for maintaining this site, although it has probably cost me a lot of money has it has fuelled my interest in getting a fixed gear bike. My first one (pictures taken right after it's maiden ride) is a Walvale track frame (Now defunct Liverpoodlian framemaker), with a Condor fork. It's fitted with variety of component brands: Record front hub with Open Pro's. Ambrosio high flange track, again Open Pro's, with 18t Miche sprocket. Miche BB, with Stronglight Track cranks, TA 48t chainring. Chorus headset, with an old Ritchey Pro stem (which will be replaced once I find something more 'fitting'. Athena seatpin (26.8mm which was a pain to find!) and Selle Italia Flite saddle. Finally, Profile Airwing, with a Tektron 4.0 brake-lever leading to a Sora front brake.

I've had a couple of high-spec road bikes prior to this one, but this is far smoother and despite the track geometry, far more comfortable than any of them.


Jakob Schmidt, London