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Old 05-28-09, 09:20 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-28-09, 09:52 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-29-09, 09:35 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-29-09, 09:58 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-29-09, 10:45 PM   #5
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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

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Old 05-30-09, 12:11 AM   #6
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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?
i second this, save yourself some money and learn more about your bike in the process.
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Old 05-30-09, 01:00 AM   #7
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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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Old 05-30-09, 12:25 PM   #8
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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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Old 05-30-09, 12:33 PM   #9
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2001 bianchi pista + 650c front.

best setup ever.
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Old 05-30-09, 12:50 PM   #10
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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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Old 05-30-09, 07:17 PM   #11
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Haro's are good bikes for tricking from what I hear.
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Old 05-30-09, 07:30 PM   #12
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Old 05-30-09, 11:20 PM   #13
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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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Barspins?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zF...layer_embedded

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Old 05-31-09, 02:46 AM   #15
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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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Old 05-31-09, 09:39 AM   #16
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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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seen it like a billion times, and i hope to watch it a billion more.
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Old 05-31-09, 01:18 PM   #18
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i've seen some good frames for you listed here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/bmx/
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That is amazing.... wow......
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i've seen some good frames for you listed here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=13
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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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