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    Building a new fixed gear bike

    can someone help me with this

    I want a custom fixed bike, but have no idea where to start, where to go, or even how to do it

    most importantly, how do i budget myself so it's not too expensive?

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    Unless you have access to metalworking tools, joinery tools in particular, it will cost a fortune compared to just buying a frame, if that is the budget comparison you have in mind.

    Try this page for an overview of a few road frames:

    http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/frame/

    Try Frameforum.net. there is a otn there and lots of link. Erichie has a web link to different build alongs. Fixies are a very popular project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchou701
    can someone help me with this

    I want a custom fixed bike, but have no idea where to start, where to go, or even how to do it

    most importantly, how do i budget myself so it's not too expensive?
    The budget part is easy. Set yourself one, and stick to it!

    The next part is a bit harder - finding someone to build it.

    www.bikeschool.com has a good list of companies but it's a bit of a hard slog as there's lots to choose from.

    If you let us know exactly what you're after, we can help you through the process.
    Have you earned your stripes? <<click here / Questions about custom frames? Chat me! - warwickg71 (AIM/iChat) ThylacineCycles (Skype)

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    im in the same boat as the OP. i do have access to all the metalworking tools though, so budget wont be a huge problem. ive never brazed before though, so ill have to learn

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    Do you have the bike frame prep tools. You can have a lot of metal tools like Bridgeports and still be a step back. I've heard of people getting away without needing these tools, when tigging, but from the sound of it AO is hard on the tubes movement wise.

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