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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 01-19-09, 06:44 PM   #1
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Getting New Parts

I am about to convert my single speed to a fixed gear and I decided that to celebrate the occasion I am going to coordinate the color scheme of my bike to look more "modern". I was hoping to get a new crank set, new wheels and tires, new handlebar wrap, new pedals and a new chain, and I want to get all of this in blue. The problem is I don't really know where to shop or what companies are best. I would also like to keep the cost as low as possible so the cheaper the parts the better, but I don't want to sacrifice too much quality. Can anyone give me some suggestions for specific parts or web sites that I should shop at?
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Old 01-19-09, 06:45 PM   #2
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benscylce.com has your colored parts but i don't know about it being cheap, though.
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Old 01-19-09, 06:50 PM   #3
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your bike is going to look cool
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Thank you for the web site dayvan, and I really hope it does do while x, im going with a black and blue set up with all the components being blue and the frame/hub/spokes being black, so I can only hope it will look as cool as I picture it looking.
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You do know the color on the chain will wear off and look like turkey vomit.
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So would you say that it isn't worth buying a new chain? And how long will it take to wear off?
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that's quite a painful colorscheme, black and blue.
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So would you say that it isn't worth buying a new chain? And how long will it take to wear off?
Depends on how much you ride,but just think of blue chain and black grease, yuck
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Make sure the different blues match.
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Speaking of colored components, has anyone used D.I.D. chains before? It's the only company I've found that makes legit black chains, but they're almost $30 at one of my LBS's, so I'm just wondering if they're worth it, and if their "blackness" will strip off just as fast as the black on my gr-9's...
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that's quite a painful colorscheme, black and blue.
Haha, yeah, I guess it is, but as I picture it in my head, it seems like it will look really nice

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Depends on how much you ride,but just think of blue chain and black grease, yuck
Yeah, that's true, but at least it will mesh with the colors I already have on the bike! Or maybe it will just look awful, oh well.

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Make sure the different blues match.
That is definitely something that I was concerned about. Does anyone know of any good bike shops in the greater Los Angeles area that would carry all the parts that I listed above in blue? Seeing all the parts in person before purchasing them would make things a bit easier.
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