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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 07-20-09, 04:14 PM   #1
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what would i need/buy ?

If I bought a fixie with only the

- frame, fork, headset, stem, seat clamp & seat post.

what else would i need to build it to make it complete to ride ?

manufacturer of the frame is motobecane, is that a good frame to start with?


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Old 07-20-09, 04:27 PM   #2
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saddle
chain
bottom bracket
crank
chain ring
wheelset
and i recommend a brakeset
tight jeans
customized hand-made messenger bag
tatoo
patches
good front tire for skidding
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Old 07-20-09, 04:41 PM   #3
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saddle
chain
bottom bracket
crank
chain ring
wheelset
and i recommend a brakeset
tight jeans
customized hand-made messenger bag
tatoo
patches
good front tire for skidding
etc
I laughed out loud. Thank you.
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manufacturer of the frame is motobecane, is that a good frame to start with?


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that is kind of like asking "I bought a knife, is it sharp?"


model/year would help a lot, along with condition.
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So you bought a frameset with some other stuff attatched... that isn't really a "fixie" but assuming it has track dropouts (or just horizontal) you need a track wheelset, bicyclewheelwarehouse.com has some good cheap wheelsets for around $100-$150. you will need a crank ($70), pedals with toe retention(toeclips or clipless)($25), chain ($10), Bars ($20), Saddle ($50 maybe less depending on how nice a saddle you want), Bottom bracket ($25), and a cog/lockring depending on if they come with the wheelset or not ($30), and a front brake ($25 from bikeisland)

How much was the frameset and other included parts? Pictures?
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So you bought a frameset with some other stuff attatched... that isn't really a "fixie" but assuming it has track dropouts (or just horizontal) you need a track wheelset, bicyclewheelwarehouse.com has some good cheap wheelsets for around $100-$150. you will need a crank ($70), pedals with toe retention(toeclips or clipless)($25), chain ($10), Bars ($20), Saddle ($50 maybe less depending on how nice a saddle you want), Bottom bracket ($25), and a cog/lockring depending on if they come with the wheelset or not ($30), and a front brake ($25 from bikeisland)

How much was the frameset and other included parts? Pictures?
thaank you ! that helps alot. well all of that is about 250, ill send you a link on where i found it on craigslist.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1277338366.html
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Just order a complete bike from Bikes Direct.
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im about 5'2". what size frame is good for me ?
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So I was looking at BikeDirect, and these are the bikes I came upon my interest.

Windsor The Hour
Dawes SST
Windsor Clockwork
Motobecane Messenger
Mercier Kilo TT

If you had to choose out of those 5, what would you pick ?
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So I was looking at BikeDirect, and these are the bikes I came upon my interest.

Windsor The Hour
Dawes SST
Windsor Clockwork
Motobecane Messenger
Mercier Kilo TT

If you had to choose out of those 5, what would you pick ?
I would pick for you to read this thread: Fixed Gear/Single Speed - Start Here!
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