This is my first post in the forum, guess Im a newbie! All this while i've just been reading and searching the web;great site, lots of tips and infos and great people too.
I've been wanting to own a fixed gear bicycle and just recently I got the change to do the purchase. Got myself a classic LOOK frame built with assorted classic parts. Stripped the bike and convert it into a Fixie. The feel? It's awesome and addictive! I'm standing at about 5ft11 and now I just think the bike is a little small for me. It measures 53cm C-T and 55cm C-C, thus leaving me many scares at the knee (hitting the front brake when I miss the skid).
I need your opinion&advise on how should I go from here. I need a bike that is versatile; for tricks and comfort for commuting.
First Option: To buy either:
1. Surly Steamroller (Complete &New)
2. IRO (Green Group Buy) not sure Mark V or Angus (Second hand-complete)
3. Vintage Colnago (Just the frame)
Second option: To build a bike using my old Raleigh frame (Not sure which model). See attachment.
- 58cm C-C and 54.5 C-T
- Do you guys think that this frame is suitable for the above? If NO, I really appreciate any suggestion.
Please help me guys, I need to decide soooooon. Your time,advise and opinion is very much appreciated.Thank you.