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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 07-15-08, 06:35 PM   #1
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Starting off fixed

What are some good frames that i can convert and learn on. preferably older frames
Good but cheap..
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Old 07-15-08, 06:56 PM   #2
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im big on old 1980s japanese road frames. panasonic, nishiki, fuji. anything lugged with a three piece crankset.

I'd steer clear of the dime-a-dozen schwinn varsity and continental... but its not too hard to find one of their nicer "lightweight" models like the World Sport, Le Tour, or Sport Tourer. again, anything lugged with a three piece crankset.

you should be able to find an old road bike for real cheap on craigslist or a yardsale. have fun!
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Old 07-15-08, 06:59 PM   #3
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probably cheaper (unless you have a local bike co-op) to just grab a Windsor or something from bikesdirect.com but if youre looking for good older frames, find a bike on craigslist with horizontal dropouts or track fork ends.
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Old 07-15-08, 08:04 PM   #4
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so i'm about 5' 7".. you think 53cm is okay? for a road bike
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Old 07-15-08, 08:08 PM   #5
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I'm 5'9" and I ride a 53cm, but there are a few things wrong with this thought process.

1. 53cm between different manufacturers means two totally different things

2. I'm 5'9" but have a 30" inseam which means my legs are a little short for my height.

3. You must get fitted for a bike to see if it fits.

4. You must get fitted for a bike to see if it fits.

-Barry-
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Old 07-15-08, 08:08 PM   #6
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Probably.
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Depends on your inseam, but I'll say yes.
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