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    Light & Good for Tricking?

    I'm looking to build my own fixed. Any suggestions on frames or components that are strong/good quality, light, but still good for tricking? Suggestions could be brands, things to looks for, experiences, blah blah blah.

    I've got a budget, most likely anywhere from $400-$650.

    Thanks, anything helps
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    The best thing you'll find for doing tricks on a fixed gear bike is to go with a Volume Cutter frame, and some strong ass wheels. Everything else is just finding the parts that fit for what you want to do.

    there's also the Bruiser by Milwaukee bikes which was designed with tricks in mind. You should be able to build something at the upper end of your budget based on either of these frames

    http://www.tricktrack.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=973
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    Thanks
    I'm not super hardcore, and doubt i will be bmx-ing on my fixie, so i don't want something super fragile like a bianchi, but i'm also not ready to drop $1000 on a bike.

    What do you think about this Felt?
    http://www.feltracing.com/09-catalog...-brougham.aspx

    Also, do you know if EAI has made another version of the brass knuckle? Or if something like that is even a good choice?

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    why dont you buy a cheap frame, convert it to a fixed gear, learn some tricks, and then get a nice bike?

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    They have a godzilla or some such ****. I'm not seeing an EAI branded Aluminum track Frame.

    http://www.euroasiaimports.com/produ...dCategory=1274
    Last edited by UCP; 05-29-09 at 11:57 PM. Reason: I'm a dumbass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altruist View Post
    why dont you buy a cheap frame, convert it to a fixed gear, learn some tricks, and then get a nice bike?
    i second this, save yourself some money and learn more about your bike in the process.

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    I spent over $400 on a conversion, but quite a bit of that was tools, and not completely necessary. Hell, I'm only using 3 parts from that bike anymore.

    If you're new to biking, I'd say pick something up CHEAP first and learn what you like as inexpensively as possible.

    My first bike was a HORRIBLE decision.

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    I've already done the whole conversion thing, and it was much more trouble than it was worth; i got tired of putting money into it.
    I'm only a teenager, that's why i'm not going to drop a ton on a bike.
    I just would like to find the best i can get for the money, and something that will last.

    What did you guys think about that Felt?

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    2001 bianchi pista + 650c front.

    best setup ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    Haro's are good bikes for tricking from what I hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.



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    Well,light and tricking don't really work together all that well.You'll have to compromise somewhere.For tricking you'll want something solid,but solid means heavier.Low end Steel frames might be something to look into(high end steel tends to have thinner wall tubing which makes it light but not so good for abuse).Another option is alu.Lighter than steel,but the same deal(compare 6061 tubing to 7005).Also the fork is a issue with alu frames.Carbon rides nice but is not the best for harsh tricks,aluminum forks are solid but give a harsh ride and steel forks kinda look out of place as most aluminum frames tend to be oversized tubes.

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    Last edited by jakerock; 05-31-09 at 01:45 AM.

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    Goddamn! Thanks for posting that, I hadn't seen it ever before just now.

    Ever. Not even maybe once.

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    I ride a brougham. If you want to do barspins you'll need to switch out the fork, there's no clearance.
    Not that that's what i do with my bike as I run a brake...
    Just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    seen it like a billion times, and i hope to watch it a billion more.
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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    i've seen some good frames for you listed here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/bmx/
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    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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    That is amazing.... wow......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratton View Post
    i've seen some good frames for you listed here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.
    this is still one of my favorites.

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