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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-24-06, 05:22 AM   #1
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Good frame for a fixie?

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/bik/211481901.html


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Old 09-24-06, 06:34 AM   #2
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It's not an amazing frame but it look like it has horizontal drops(hard to tell check them before you buy) and so will work. I have no clue what prices are like in HI but $200 would be absurd for that on the mainland.
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Old 09-24-06, 09:58 AM   #3
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Does the frame fit you?

Dropouts are key. Heres pics from sheldonbrown.com:

GOOD DROPOUTS




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i would put the last "good" dropout in the bad dropout section, because stamped dropouts are indictive of shoddy craftsmanship
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Stamped dropouts aren't always bad. They are a sign of a low end frame, but if you're looking for cheap, they will work. Judging by the stem shifters and horizontal brake levers, I would guess the bike is kinda low end. But if it fits you and is cheap, it might not be too bad. It will probably be pretty heavy.
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