Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Starting off fixed
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07-15-08, 06:35 PM
What are some good frames that i can convert and learn on. preferably older frames
Good but cheap..
07-15-08, 06:56 PM
im big on old 1980s japanese road frames. panasonic, nishiki, fuji. anything lugged with a three piece crankset.
I'd steer clear of the dime-a-dozen schwinn varsity and continental... but its not too hard to find one of their nicer "lightweight" models like the World Sport, Le Tour, or Sport Tourer. again, anything lugged with a three piece crankset.
you should be able to find an old road bike for real cheap on craigslist or a yardsale. have fun!
07-15-08, 06:59 PM
probably cheaper (unless you have a local bike co-op) to just grab a Windsor or something from bikesdirect.com but if youre looking for good older frames, find a bike on craigslist with horizontal dropouts or track fork ends.
07-15-08, 08:04 PM
so i'm about 5' 7".. you think 53cm is okay? for a road bike
I'm 5'9" and I ride a 53cm, but there are a few things wrong with this thought process.
1. 53cm between different manufacturers means two totally different things
2. I'm 5'9" but have a 30" inseam which means my legs are a little short for my height.
3. You must get fitted for a bike to see if it fits.
4. You must get fitted for a bike to see if it fits.
07-15-08, 08:08 PM
07-15-08, 10:49 PM
Depends on your inseam, but I'll say yes.
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