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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Strong Island
Bikes: Bikeless in NY, due to a few thugs. But I do own a Kestrel in Florida
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building a fixie help... please !!!!
So maybe youve read my previous post a few days ago, but Ive made a decision and im going with the IRO MARK V build-o-bike with standard wheelset. However, I may be a bit knowledgeable in the road bike category, but I am absolutely clueless when it comes to fixies. Would someone be able to walk me through the options so I can what I want? Im looking for a fixie that i can commute with, however if i wanna do some riding uptown after work in central park I can. I want something that will last, something that gets from my house to my job. im 6'0" about 185 if that helps. With that said, here we go:
Crank size? Whats best for me: 165, 170, 175?
Cog: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18? Do I need a second cog?
Handlebars? I got that covered. Bullhorns please.
Stem? Brake? I want a front brake but cross lever or drop lever?
... are you sure this is right bike for me? I would like an iro for under 650.
Well, I will apologize for my n00b-ness. But please help. Thank you very much.
Soon to fixie in NYC. YAY.