I commute in NYC by my a road bike now. So far I have a lot of fun from it.
I am thinking to switch to a used/old looking fixed gear because
1. I can also ride in rainy days and in winter since stopping a roadie is quite difficult when it is wet.
2. fixie is easy/simple to maintain
3. My road bike cost me $1400+ so far and it is only 1 year old. And I pay $50/month to park my road bike to an indoor garage. I think an old looking fixie attracts less thief. It will save me the parking fee.
In NYC craigslist, I found that used fixies easily cost $600+. which is too much for me.
So I am wondering if anyone can help me to build a fixie. Of course, I'll pay for the service.
So here is the requirement:
Frame size: 50-52 cm, better look old (not to attract thief), but need a quality one, since my commute is 30 miles/day. Frame better be steel or cro-mo.
Need Fender, or need to have enough clearing to install fender.
Need front brake.
Gear Ration TBD.
BTW, BD has windsor the hour for $299.95.
I hope to control the cost to similar price range, but I would expect the frame quality to be a little better (since I am looking for a used/old looking frame).
If you can help me, can you send me the cost to email@example.com? Or