First off I'm not that experienced with bikes, but I'm getting strong armed by friends to start riding with them in the Spring. I was looking for a new hobbie, and I like to stay fit, so I figured it wasn't a bad idea at all. I've been doing a lot of reading lately, and started looking for parts and I'm looking to start putting together a fixie with the help of me friends.
So first things first I was looking at a frame and I stumbled upon a 56cm frameset with horizontal dropouts. He's asking for $110.
Steel frame and fork.
Chrome head lugs.
Comes with headset.
The paint is pretty choppy, but I planned on repainting it.
I asked someone else and this is what they suggested.
And thats just what I did, I came here."I've never heard of the brand before, although I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "Tornado". The head lugs are really cool, but you should know that you're going to have a ***** of a time masking the lugs to keep the chrome accents if you actually try to repaint it. Also, it's probably heavy as hell. Also, that tab on the headset is a cable stop for a center-pull front brake, which means the fork isn't drilled for a recessed-bolt front brake, which means either (1) find an older brake or (2) drill your fork. Which can be done, it's just a hassle. Offer him $75, then go to bikeforums.net and ask about the brand in the Classic & Vintage subforum."
I'm really concerned about the weight. I would want a light ride, but if anyone has experience with the model could lend me some advice on it I'd really appreciate it.