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  1. #1
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    First Fixed Build

    I went out with the girl on Saturday for a walk and to touch some bikes at the local shops and I ended up coming back with a 53cm Mark V frameset with a headset, bottom bracket, and handlebars attached.

    For some reason after putting a lot of love and money into my road bike to get it a little more race worthy I felt justified in carrying out my plans to build a fixed-gear-commuter/tooling-around/alternative-training bike. The goal is mostly just for fun, but also for utility with a little bit of bling.

    What I've got:
    * 53cm Iro Mark V frameset
    * FSA Orbit (yeah, cheap...I'll spring for the Chris King next time)
    * Shimano UN73 68x107 BB
    * Profile Design Airwing bars (figured I'd give bullhorns a go)
    * Bontrager Select Stem
    * Black Sugino RD 165mm crankset (planned to go for the 75s originally, but I'll save a few bucks for now)
    * Sugino Messenger 46t chainring + some chainring & crank bolts
    * 17t Phil cog
    * Cane Creek Crosstop
    * White Cinelli Bartape

    What's already on the way:
    * Black 105 front brake caliper
    * Ritchey Comp seatpost
    * White Specialized Toupe Gel saddle
    * 32h Black Surly Fixed/Fixed hubset (being built up by LBS with...)
    * White 32 machined-front/non-machined rear Deep V's

    What I need:

    * Surly lockring
    * Black Izumi Eco chain
    * Brake cable, ferrules, cap

    Am I missing anything...I'm really excited about getting this all together, just looking for some thoughts on the parts.

    Update: picked up a bunch of parts today and got the wheel build started at the LBS. Mixed the lists around, just to keep track.
    Last edited by jeffremer; 05-29-07 at 06:05 PM.

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    Pedals?

    And you have to put up pictures of everything so the bling police can critique.
    FGG#1756and 5,964

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    No risers? BLASPHEMY!


    Actually looks good, I would personally go with the 17t cog for more skid patches, and I am a ***** when it comes to what gearing I ride =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottom-bracket
    Pedals?
    Pedals are for wussy.


    But seriously, I'll probably just go with some SPDs for now so I can go from my road bike to this one with just one pair of shoes.

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