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Whatever you do, surely learning how to service hub and/or replace bearings would be a valuable lesson.
One does not simply choose a saddle, without consulting their ass.
Get whatever saddle that suits your butt (and your wallet) and use a saddle cover or a plastic bag when leaving it locked up.
Also make sure to check for any structural damage. Considering that a new frameset alone is about $1000 or so, selling a complete bike for $450 just doesn't make sense, even if it is used,...
:lol: Lots of info here.
Sounds almost too good to be true. Any info on the components?
Magic gear calculator and possibly a half-link.
I'm sure I've heard about that band somewhere...
Well, 58/14 seemed to work pretty smoothly for Tony Martin the other week, mind you, he's not human and he didn't do much skidding.
Now seriously, how on earth are we to comment on on a so-called...
Brakes are death dude!
As TejanoTrackie said, if installed properly it won't cause you any problems. I've ridden to the moon on bikes with Italian bottom brackets and I've never had an issue.
A small variety of cogs and chainrings will never go amiss. Get another chainring and a couple of cogs and play around with different gear ratios.
Personally I would never paint it. It takes years to achieve that "beater" look.
I change gear ratio constantly. Various combinations between 47t, 49t, 53t, and 55t chainrings and 13t-17t cogs depending on terrain and type of ride not to mention form. Hmm, maybe subconsciously...
Which could be an issue with any frame really. :lol: Anyway I was just reading the first post at face value.
Obviously not all track frames are suitable for single-speed, as most "real" track frames are not made to accommodate a rear brake. However, in many cases there are ways around it, and a rear brake...
Virtually any track frame would make an excellent single-speed, technically speaking, but a so-called suitable commuter, not so much. Then again you wouldn't buy a Ferrari because of its usefulness...
Practice your technique running a (very) low gear ratio and work your way up.
Quick question, if anyone know off the top of their head. In light of the above discussion roughly how much does it cost bringing your bike with you as excess luggage flying from Canada to the US?...
First one to come up with a feasible answer wins the internet!
Brakes probably wouldn't go amiss either.