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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 08-14-08, 04:04 PM   #1
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How much did you spend on your ssfg?

i'm new to to all this, and i'm thinking of putting together my own ss bike using a Leader 720tr frame. just wondering how much the rest of the components will cost. I know i can go cheap, and i know i can go uber expensive, but on average, how much did you spend on components for your bike? Or.. if you bought a ready made one, how much did you spend?
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Old 08-14-08, 04:21 PM   #2
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My build isn't anything spectacular (mostly stock) and I spent a lot more than I'd wanted. All in all around $1000 CAD I think.
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Old 08-14-08, 04:23 PM   #3
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umm about 25 quid.
and it rides a dream
and its not from a tip.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:13 PM   #4
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drive train was ~225, pedals ~50, wheelset including tubes/tires ~250, seatpost/saddle ~100, headset/stem/handlebars ~80, brake ~30, fork ~80.

815 for everything except the frame
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Old 08-14-08, 05:16 PM   #5
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Too damn much.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:24 PM   #6
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my motomess cost teh $350 shipped. $100 for eggbeaters and shoes.

my beater cost me $2. came with a flipflop hub. cranks, chainring gear, and rear cog and lock ring for like $65.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:25 PM   #7
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Bianchi San Jose - stock bike - ~$580

1969 Raleigh Sprite conversion - ~$800
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Old 08-14-08, 05:26 PM   #8
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My SS was about $288 or so. Buy an old road bike and re-space the cassette, it is the best way to go. These generic "Single-speed specific" frames are just the cycling companies cashing in on people who don't know anything. For fixed, just scour eBay for something used and cheap.

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Old 08-14-08, 05:34 PM   #9
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i spent a cumulative 1800 on my work bike
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Old 08-14-08, 05:40 PM   #10
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I'd say maybe in the range of $450-$480 for complete bike and some swaps.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:40 PM   #11
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My Fuji Conversion (not finished fully) around 600 at the moment. I regret every penny. I could have bought the bike of my dreams.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:46 PM   #12
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My SS was about $288 or so. Buy an old road bike and re-space the cassette, it is the best way to go. These generic "Single-speed specific" frames are just the cycling companies cashing in on people who don't know anything. For fixed, just scour eBay for something used and cheap.

Looks nice js! What frame is it?

Oh, and my current single speed cost $12 and a old BMX freewheel I found in the bottom of the box. Correction: $17. I sprung for some short chainring bolts.
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So, quit while you are ahead....sell the frame/fork for $100 and use the parts on a track frame. Get a BikeIsland frame for $110, it is going to be way better than a Fuji, unless it is a top of the line FUji....

Throwing good money after bad is not fun.

ediy: that is a Colnago Sport frame I bought on CL a few years ago. It was made in Mexico for Colnago....but it is a great frame nonetheless.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:54 PM   #14
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$300. Frame off craigslist and $250 on parts.
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Old 08-14-08, 06:02 PM   #15
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I spent a ton on my first conversion, definitely more than I should have - I didn't really know what I was doing. I should have been more patient and learned more before I delved in. That said, I still really like that conversion and it is still my daily ride.
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Old 08-14-08, 06:14 PM   #16
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+900 building off a Pake frameset.
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Old 08-14-08, 06:29 PM   #17
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Damn, I've spent way more than anybody has listed. I have 3 bikes and am considering a 4th soon. Its what I like to do with my "disposable income". I spend money trying new stuff like saddles, stems, tires, and bars (often monthly). Oh well.

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Old 08-14-08, 07:01 PM   #18
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My pista concept ran me about 1900
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I started with a bare frame. The rest of the bike is made of solid but not fancy parts and cost $800 (not including the frame).

It was about twice as much as I had budgeted.
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I started with a bare frame. The rest of the bike is made of solid but not fancy parts and cost $800 (not including the frame).

It was about twice as much as I had budgeted.
funny how things always end up that way
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Old 08-14-08, 07:33 PM   #21
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Found my stock '08 Pista on Ebay for $465 shipped. I've since replaced the pedals, handlebars, stem, cog, lockring, and saddle for an additional ~$200.

My first fixie was an old Concord that I converted. Probably spent around $200-$250 total, but probably could have done with half that.
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Old 08-14-08, 07:37 PM   #22
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Wheels alone on the Iro were $750, $110 for drive chain, $300 for frameset with HS, free saddle...yea a lot.
If you intend on using your bike for its purpose then don't get too caught up on how much you spend (assuming it's all for a purpose). You buy crappy parts, you get crappy performance.
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Old 08-14-08, 07:53 PM   #23
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My San Jose came out to about the stock price after some upgrades.
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My conversion costs

150-geared bike
110 rear wheel
60 for cranks and chainring
25 for bb
15 for chain
10 for rear cog
5 for the lock ring
50 for new stem setup

Which ends up being somewhere around 425 without the pedals for a much cooler bike than some comparable prebuilt bike. I am expecting to have to drop around 500 or so total.
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Mmm, the new one was $240 for frame and wheels. $90 for the fork, $100 for crank/cog/lockring, $25 headset, $20 chain, $20 bars/stem, $60 saddle, $20 seatpost, $30 tires, $10 tubes, $20 front brake.

The beater, $220 rear wheel, $40 crank/b.b, $20 front wheel, $45 cog/ring, $ 20 post, rest was free or extras I had.
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