Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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My personal biases:
1) Classical Italian steel frames are great.
2) Old Campag. components are great.
3) You probably do need 175mm cranks, but not for a "fixie," because you cannot keep the inside pedal up through a tight turn.
4) I have no passion for fixed gear, with all the riding I do in hills and traffic, but I know plenty of folks who do. However, a multi-ratio fixed gear system, such as S/A ACS, would get me excited ...
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069