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Old 12-23-06, 09:35 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-25-06, 02:56 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-26-06, 12:35 AM   #3
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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.
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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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