Hi-I'm jumping into the fixed gear world for winter training--and learning a lot from this forum. Hope to get a Jamis Sputnick soon and plan to add (yeah! I know) brakes. Saw the $5 NYC Bike Drilled Alloy MX Brakes--Orange. Does anyone else use them and are they functional? Thanks in advance.
One more quick question re crank length. On my ride bikes one is set up with 170 , the other with 172.5 (my perfect size falls somewhere in the middle). As the Jamis is not "track geometry" and has a standard height bottom bracket, I was going to go to 167.5 cranks. Is this the way to go?