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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: 80's peugeot. Somewhat knackered. Lovely new Salsa Casseroll singlespeed.
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my first SS / fixie - advice please!
Hello everyone; I'm venturing out of some of the other forums to get some advice.
I've decided to get a SS. Over the past few months I've more or less given up changing gear on my daily commute, so figured it's time to get with it.
The bike I currently ride is a 1980s vintage peugeot; I've upgraded the drivetrain (but not the ders) and the wheels. It rides really nicely.
It's also the only bike I own. So here's the question. Should I convert this bike to a SS, and buy a new road bike (I'm not sure about only owning a SS, although I suppose in some ways it would be quite cool but it wouldn't suit every ride), or keep that one as my roadie and buy a new SS?
The LBS is dead keen to convert the peugeot, but I think that because in part it's a much more interesting job - and they get to sell an expensive road bike too. But I'm kind of attached to the thing as it is. I also wonder how good the conversion would be, and how many parts might need to be replaced.
Which path would you recommend? And if you were buying a new SS, what would you get? I'm looking for something not too expensive (and bear in mind that bikes over here are probably 50% more expensive than in the US).
Thanks in advance for your help, as I take my first tentative steps into this new world...