Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-25-09, 11:34 PM   #1
6erwebb
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: "Somewhere in the boondocks", Franklin Tn
Bikes: A crappy peugeot and a 92' TREK 1100
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Newbie ??? Where do I get a Broakland?

Frame or complete bike? Im new to the single speed thing but it sounds so appealing and by far one of my favorite frames ive seen so far was a broakland, so i googled the name. got nothing. then i ebay'd it, again nothing. so then i searched the ss forum and there was no substancial mention of buying any broakland stuff.

So, am i missing something or does it actually take an act of god to aquire one of these, and if so how much $$$?
6erwebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-09, 11:48 PM   #2
tyflip2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
there made in Oakland CA by a shop called Montano Velo. super good frame builders and all around great guys. the frames may be a bit overkill/pricy for a first bike. the only real resource online is their myspace link http://www.myspace.com/broaklandbicycles but give them a call and im sure theyll be more than happy to help!
tyflip2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-09, 11:55 PM   #3
NoCash27
bree bree bree
 
NoCash27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if you're a newbie why go all out on a new bike that you might possibly not ride after about a month or so or when the cool factor dies down?
NoCash27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-09, 12:20 AM   #4
LupinIII
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Davis/Lafayette, CA
Bikes: too many
Posts: 2,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
get a kilo tt pro (or just a regular tt, but your budget seems pretty high and the pro has some nicer parts. personally i'm not sure if it's worth the price premium). see if you like fixed. if you don't you'll probably be able to sell the bike for almost the same amount you paid for it (depending on where you live)
LupinIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-09, 09:51 AM   #5
fauxtrot
Junior Member
 
fauxtrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: '76 Schwinn Super Le Tour
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoCash27 View Post
if you're a newbie why go all out on a new bike that you might possibly not ride after about a month or so or when the cool factor dies down?
QFT... if this is going to be your first fixed gear, buy something cheap and make sure it's worth investing in. it would cost over $2k to buy a broakland + components worthy enough to be fitted on a frame so nice. make newbie mistakes on something inexpensive; you don't want to ruin a nice frame in your first few months of riding by accidentally skidding into oncoming traffic, right?
fauxtrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-09, 10:33 AM   #6
00soul
blah
 
00soul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: san francisco
Bikes: surly steamroller
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
buy the broakland... it'll hold it's value... custom bikes usually do.
00soul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-09, 04:37 PM   #7
6erwebb
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: "Somewhere in the boondocks", Franklin Tn
Bikes: A crappy peugeot and a 92' TREK 1100
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
after seeing the link for pricing im thinking you guys might be right, a bit overkill for a first bike. I do like the kilo tt does anyone know of a cool vintage frame that might make for a decent first build?
6erwebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:54 PM.