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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 01-29-09, 04:48 PM   #1
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cool fixie frame

hey i work at mt airybikes and the owner owns many old cool bikes. I was wondering what cool old road bike would be.
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Old 01-29-09, 04:49 PM   #2
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Are you asking which of the old road bike frames lying around the shop would possibly make good fixed gear conversions? If so, there was a decent thread about this yesterday, in terms of 1980s steel frame candidates.

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Old 01-29-09, 04:56 PM   #3
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ask him...?
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are you asking for our approval of what a cool frame looks like?
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i was just asking what frames you guys think would make cool fixies
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Old 01-29-09, 05:30 PM   #8
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If any of them are true track frames that fit you, there's your answer.
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If any of them are true track frames that fit you, there's your answer.
of course your not cool unless your riding a track frame on the street, because nothing but track frames were ever intended to be used with a fixed gear drive train.
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Some frames yes, some frames no. Really depends on the make and model, and even current condition of the frame.

What it boils down to ultimately is if you buy it, you can do whatever you want to it.

But there are those here, if you are looking for approval which you shouldn't, will jump your $H!T if you do convert something that they deem you should not; its your asset do what you want to it.

Nobody is going to cry foul if you convert a 1977 Schwinn Super Le tour in crappy condition that is just a frame and fork.

But if you happened by luck to get your hands on a MASI torched by Mario Confente and converted that. Well some folks would want to shoot you in the head.

Just talking about bare frames up there

Down here on the other hand, if you have a fully stock bike in decent condition that has original parts from way back when and you want to convert it, some may say you're looney.
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of course your not cool unless your riding a track frame on the street, because nothing but track frames were ever intended to be used with a fixed gear drive train.
Put another way, if you had to choose between a track or a road frame to ride on the streets, say a raleigh track vs a raleigh super course, which would you choose?
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what ever you will get more poon on when you are seen riding it, i guess thats the right frame.
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what ever you will get more poon on when you are seen riding it, i guess thats the right frame.
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70's steel road bikes are virtually indestructible. My dad rode this old Free Spirit 10-speed around Washington DC for years, then brought it up to Philadelphia and New Jersey before giving it to me to ride around. It's a super cheap frame (I think they're made by Sears), but it's held up incredibly well. I doubt there's even a dent on it. If you can get a hold of a nicer old steel frame I'm sure it'll be even better.
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