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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 02-02-09, 09:38 AM   #1
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I got about 150$ to spend!

Looking for an single/fixed gear bike. i got 150 dollers to start with. dont need anything fancy. a working bike would be best. i need the frame to be 58cm. If you got a spare! i got the money!
you can email me personally at ponyspeed@yahoo.com

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Old 02-02-09, 09:42 AM   #2
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your not going to get much of anything in the way of a complete bike for $150. Your best bet would be to keep an eye out for an old conversion on CL, but even then expect a POS unless you get really lucky. I'd suggest save up another $250 and go the bikesdirect route for a solid ride.
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Old 02-02-09, 09:48 AM   #3
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I got a Raleigh for $20. Looking for a Craigslist wheel (wheel set) -- seem them for $100. Will buy the next decent ones I see. Then I'm done.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:17 AM   #4
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ebay....formula hubs to dp18s. DONE. best deal imho
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Old 02-02-09, 10:23 AM   #5
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Do some research on good frames, then keep your eyes open at garage sales, thrift stores and on Craigslist. Pick one up for cheap, buy a cheap fixed wheelset (or just a rear wheel), throw those suckers on and go. Be patient looking for the frame though, it's not always easy to find a decent one.
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I'd go with a $100 rear wheel and a ~$50 road bike from late 70's/early 80's. Will probably take a little while to find one that is in good enough shape, with horiz. dropouts, good bearings, etc. They are out there though.
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thanks for all the advice guys. dont really kno what im looking for so i thought i would test the waters.
i appriate everything
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Old 02-02-09, 05:06 PM   #9
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get a BIG wheel!
Seriously!

http://www.originalbigwheel.com/
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Old 02-02-09, 05:56 PM   #11
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get a BIG wheel!
That was my first fixie and learned how to skid when I was five, although it doesn't stop very well.
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ebay....formula hubs to dp18s. DONE. best deal imho
I don't know about where you live, but around here, by the time you pay somebody to do the assembly, you would have been better off buying new wheels.
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I have one pedal I'll sell you for $150.

Or you can buy half of a good crank.

Or half of a good wheel.

Or a saddle.
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$150 for a pedal sounds like an excellent deal, i'll take it.
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$150 for a pedal sounds like an excellent deal, i'll take it.
You want the left Keo Carbon or the right one?
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