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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-08-10, 11:21 AM   #1
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need reccomendation on strong fixie frame

hey everyone, ive been looking into getting a fixed gear and was wondering if anyone could reccomend a strong frame for me. Ive been riding a bianch forza for the past few years and had no problems with it at all. Im 6'2 300 by the way. Wondering how these steel track frame and forks would hold up to the abuse i put on bikes. I plan on running deep v's on it so just need to find a good frame set for me. If anyone had any advice it would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-08-10, 12:38 PM   #2
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The obvious choice is a Surley Steamroller. Its a tough frame and the wide tyre clearance means you can run suitable width for your weight.
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Old 11-08-10, 11:04 PM   #3
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Track bikes are built to be stiff rather than light; I think you'll be fine on whatever pleases you.
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Pretty much any steel FG frame you get should do the trick. Just stick w/ 36h rear wheels and 32 to 36h up front.
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just watch the knee's..... My son and I built a fixie/ss for him...... my knees simply can't take riding fixie (after years of running, skiing etc and arthro on both knees
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just watch the knee's..... My son and I built a fixie/ss for him...... my knees simply can't take riding fixie (after years of running, skiing etc and arthro on both knees
ha yea, im still young(24) so il worry about that down the road...anyway thanks for the advice, think im gonna go with a steamroller.
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If it's your first fixed gear might want to do a conversion instead of dropping the coin on a track specific frame.

Try an older roadie with horizontal dropouts. Preferably from a garage sale for around 5 bucks. You'll be able to see if a fixed gear is right for you or weather you'd rather get a single speed.

I prefer my road bike way more than my track bike if its worth anything to you.
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