Hey gus, I need help building a fixed gear. Just to let you know before hand I have spent close to 20 hours total reading threads using the search function, so don't flip out on me. I do have some experience riding a FG, my friend let me barrow one of his for two weeks and now I can't go back to free wheel.
My MAX budget is $1200. Do I really want to spend that much? Not really, I would probaly feel guilty. But on the other hand I don't want to buy something and then want to replace it with something better a year or two later.
I want track, or stretched trach geometry.
I want good steal, nothing to heavy or flexy.
I am 5"11, a quarter inch or half inch under six foot. Long torso, average leg length. Inseam a 32, measured this myself though, could be a little off.
I am pretty much a middle man, meaning I dont want cheap stuff and I dont want the best stuff.
at first I considered the iro mark v pro, then decided nah, then the soma rush and surley sr, then decided nah. So far what I have seen that I think is a pretty good quality and good looking frame and fork is the Milwakee cream city. Opinions.
I think I want to go with a 16 teeth cog, but I don't know much about picking crank set sizes. I have read about a 70 inch ration, I don't really know how to calculate that. All the rest off the parts, I want quality but not the best of the best, anyone willing to help or make suggestions without flameing me?