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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 12-24-03, 07:40 PM   #1
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Project Cheap Fixie begins!

After much faffing and fluttering trying to decide what my next bike should be, I realised I have no money so I'm putting together a fixie for as little outlay as possible.

So far:

Old steel compact hybrid frame, from my Mum: free
Homemade cowhorn handlebars, using bits of old barends and exercise bike bars: free

Still to come:

Everything else

I have a lead on some cheap Xenon parts, but being 1.30am on Christmas day it'll have to wait a bit longer. Anyone want to donate a decent fixed/free flip-flop hub, a 1 inch 700c fork or some singlespeed cranks?
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Old 12-24-03, 09:21 PM   #2
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Check out E-bay. Earlier today there was a set of 170mm 52/39 specialized road cranks going for $15 plus $10 shipping. If you're interested look in road bikes parts and accessories. Decent cranks for $25.
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Old 01-04-04, 05:13 AM   #3
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Hooray for Ebay! I know have some bar end brake levers and a Look 1 inch fork on the way. Got some good eads on wheels and cranks too
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Old 01-05-04, 01:29 PM   #4
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Missed out on a real nice set of wheels by a whole penny (I bid 60, someone else bid 60.01, from now on all my bids will be 2p higher ). But I do now have a sexy front wheel for just 25. Now all I need is a matching tubular rim and a fixed hub (and some spokes). Can't decide whether to leave my road wheels alone and put the new ones on the fixie (save relacing a whole extra wheel) or put tubs on my road bike and use clinchers on the fixie (my commuter bike eventually). See my other thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...798#post376798
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Old 01-07-04, 01:37 PM   #5
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Mmmm, Surly Found a fixed/free 32h in black at my LBS, got a case of 'it's in my hands, I'm gonna buy it', now all I need is another rim, some cranks, and a few little odds and sods (Ebay's calling).
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