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    Very recent convert to cycling

    Just days after turning 18, I went on an 8 hour bike ride through LA in the middle of the night. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 13-ish cruising around the neighborhood with friends. I'm also slightly out of shape. Great combo for an extremely intense ride huh?

    Well, I really enjoyed it. Other than some bum pains I actually felt really good afterward.

    So, here I am.

    My ultimate goal is to build my own single speed from the ground up by the end of the month. I know there's plenty of naysayers to noobs building stuff on their own, but people said the same thing about computers and I ignored it--now I work in the field.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers Winnie, welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Senior Member limeylew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    Just days after turning 18, I went on an 8 hour bike ride through LA in the middle of the night. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 13-ish cruising around the neighborhood with friends. I'm also slightly out of shape. Great combo for an extremely intense ride huh?

    Well, I really enjoyed it. Other than some bum pains I actually felt really good afterward.

    So, here I am.

    My ultimate goal is to build my own single speed from the ground up by the end of the month. I know there's plenty of naysayers to noobs building stuff on their own, but people said the same thing about computers and I ignored it--now I work in the field.
    Welcome, Winnie, I hope your bike performs well for you.

    Will it have a fixed gear or a freewheel.

    If you choose fixed you might get some inspiration here:-

    Fixedgeargallery.com

    Good luck.
    Lewis.
    A cyclist is a cyclist's worst enemy.
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