Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Fixie?
The oldest and simplest type of bicycle used for ages is the Fixed gear bicycle nowadays referred as a Fixie. Our Mint Fixies come with a standard freewheel making it a fixed gear – single speed bicycle.
A fixie gives you a very direct feel for traction conditions on slippery surfaces. This makes a fixed gear particularly suitable for riding in rainy or icy conditions, dogging traffic, commuting, training, you name it. Just enjoy the ride!
What Is The Difference Between A Fixed Gear And A Single Speed Bicycle?
Fixed gear bicycles literally have a fixed gear, meaning that whenever the bike is in motion, the pedals will go around preventing you from coasting on a fixed-gear bicycle. You might think why would anybody ride it? Well we have five reasons: FUN, FEEL, CONTROL, EFICCIENCY and FITNESS. Mint Fixie isn‘t just a bike, its a bike that will grow on to you… Oh, and have we mentioned that it is COOL !? Mint Cool 😉
Single speed bicycles are ones which allow you to coast, meaning that whenever the bike is in motion, the pedals won‘t go around.
It takes a bit of practice to become comfortable riding a fixed gear bicycle and unlearn the habit to coast. The bicycle does not allow coasting and for the first timer it might be rather frustrating to master it. No worries!! Mint Fixies comes with a flip-flop hub allowing both freewheel and fixed gear. It only takes a split of a second to flip your wheel around to enjoy sinlge-speed or fixed-gear setup on your bike.
How Do I Customise My Mint Fixie?
Our bicycle customisation application allows you to stand in our designers shoes and build the bike you want. The one of a kind bike thanks to our application can be built from hundreds of part-color combinations. If this is not enough, you want a different frame, color, or have something specific in mind of which you always dreamed of. Write to us at [email protected] and share your vision with us. We will try our best to make it happen.
Payment & Delivery
What Payment Methods Are Available?
We currently do not accept any credit/debit cards.
However, you can checkout via PayPal or via Bank Transfer.
Can I Pay Via Bank Transfer For A Custom Bike?
You can pay with a bank transfer just write to us at [email protected] and ask us hot to proceed with it. However, bank transfers might have transfer fees which depend on your bank, in addition all of the transaction taxes has to be paid by the customer. We only build the bike upon receiving the payment.
How It Will Be Delivered?
Each bike and component is handled with great care and 100% of love. We gently wrap your Mint Fixie with safety materials to prevent the possible damage while delivering it. After it has been packed into the box, kissed goodbye and handed to our couriers it will arrive to your front door shortly.
When Will My Order Be Delivered?
Your custom Mint Fixie bike will be assembled and delivered to you in 14 working days or usually even less.
The components in our Eshop will be sent to you as soon as possible once the payment has been received.
Do We Deliver Outside The EU?
Will I Get Tracking Information?
Every order is sent via DHL and has a tracking code which is automatically sent to the email provided during your checkout.
Assembly & Warranty
Will I Have To Assemble My Bike?
Upon arrival your Custom Mint Fixie bike will be 90% assembled. All you need are very basic mechanical skills and a 15mm wrench to put the pedals and the wheels on. We will try our best to let you enjoy your fixie as soon as it arrives. In just under few minutes you can hop on your bike and ride it!
Other bikes from our shop might arrive in different conditions.
We highly recommend regular check-ups and maintenance such as cleaning the hubs or greasing the chain to ensure your bikes overall condition and ultimate riding experience.
Will I Get A Warranty?
All Mint Fixies carry a one-year warranty on the frame, fork, stem and handlebar against defects, construction flaws, to the original owner from the date of purchase.
All components come with a fifty day warranty against defects and construction flaws.
Other items you can find in our shop carry manufacturer’s stated warranty.
What If I Cancel My Custom Fixed Gear Bike Order Before It Ships
All bikes are custom built on demand. If you place an order and then want to cancel you will incur a 30Eur. re-stocking fee.
Mint Fixies Bike Info
What is Mint Fixie Frame Geometry?
Whats Size Mint Fixie Should I Get?
Please refer to the chart in the Create-it application to select the correct frame size. As a rule of thumb it’s better to get a frame that is slightly small than one that is too large.
You can always adjust the seat post and other components, such as the stem, to get the fit that is best for you.
Otherwise, contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out!
What Are The Components On Mint Fixies Bikes?
Each fixed gear bike frame is powder coated, double butted, made of aircraft grade 4130 Chromoly alloy steel frames. All tubes are precision tig welded for maximum strength and durability.
Frame and Fork: Mint Fixies 4130 CrMo double butted alloy 1800g + 700g
Crank set: BLB Track 46T CNC alloy BCD 130mm JIS square Taper x 1/8 inch chain. Weight 619g
Bottom Bracket: FSA,Tange,Shimano
Chain: YBN S512H anti-drop 1/2 x 1/8
Fixed Cog: CNC 7075/T6 alloy 16T BC:1.37-24TP
Freewheel: CrMo 16,18T
Lockring: CNC 7075/T6 alloy BC:1.37-24TP
45mm Wheels: Mint Fixies 45mm 32H Alloy double wall powder coated, MSW, sealed bearing flip flop hub with 700c x 25c tires, cog, lockring (16T) and freewheel (18T) spokes stainless steel and brass nipples.
Hub: Mint Fixies Aluminium CNC, Front axle 100mm x 140mm, Rear axle 120mm x 170mm with 18T Cog and 18T
Tyres: Kenda, Gumonder – 700 x 25C, 85-115 PSI 400g
Brake set: Radius Alloy dual pivot Callipers 39-49mm with quick release. Weight 190g/wheel
Break lever: BLB, Polo and Bike Alloy CNC 2 finger brake levers 164g/pair
Handle Bar Straight: BLB straight bar Alloy, Clamp size: 25.4mm, Bar diameter 22.2mm
Handle Bar Bullhorn: Mint Fixies Alloy 6061 B25.4 x 400mm
Handle Bar Drop: Mint Fixies Alloy 6061, B25.4 x 400mm, drop:150mm
Stem: BCD: Mint Fixies 25,4 mm length 80mm, height 40 mm, angle 20, steerer tube size 1-1/8, threadless 28,6mm. Alloy anodized coating 250g
Grips: BLB, Mint Fixies 130mm silicon rubber
Grip Tape: Deda Cork ribbon handlebar tape
Headset: Neco,Longus alloy a-head 1 1/8 sealed headset
Seat Post: Mint Fixies Alloy 26.0mm *300mm
Seat Clamp: Mint Fixies Alloy CNC
Saddle: BLB Fly saddle pvc
Pedals: Fyxation Gates slim 345g, BLB T-Rex
Spacers: Neco, 5mm alloy
Total weight: ~9.8 kg
Mint Fixies highly recommends using the full brake setup and use the single speed setup of your wheel if you are not used to riding a fixed gear bicycle. Your safety on the road is of the highest concern to us.