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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 07-21-09, 11:50 AM   #1
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Is this a good build?

windsor hour frame/fork
fsa headset
shimano 107mm bottom bracket
pake cranks(46t)
truvativ freeride stem(shim'd)
funn risers
oury grips
alexrims r450 wheelset(formula hubs)
formula 18t cog
dura ace lockring
shadow bmx chain
soma everwear tires
fit bmx plastic pedals
feetbelts
sdg zebra saddle
sdg seatpost
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Old 07-21-09, 01:40 PM   #2
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Yes:
R450s
DA lockring

No:
Formula cog (drop the extra bones for a DA or EAI cog, hell even a soma)
PLASTIC pedals (get sylvans)
Feetbelts (CAGES and straps!

everythign else is good entry level stuff
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Old 07-21-09, 02:59 PM   #3
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If you want Feetbelts or Powergrips a narrower pedal will suit them better--you'll get more squeeze when you twist in.
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Old 07-21-09, 03:17 PM   #4
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"Is this a good build?"

way to be vague.

if you're happy with it, then it's probably fine.
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Old 07-21-09, 03:29 PM   #5
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Price is a determining factor here. $200? Sure. $400? No.
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Old 07-21-09, 03:37 PM   #6
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why don't you buy a complete windsor and learn to ride get familiar with the bike before you build something that isn't satisfactory (judging from your post you are new to this)

if you must build the bike at least get gr-9s with clips and straps
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Old 07-21-09, 04:01 PM   #7
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for what it's worth, i know a few people who are loving odyssey twisted pc pedals.

and you can fit clips and straps on 'em.
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Old 07-21-09, 04:32 PM   #8
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why don't you buy a complete windsor and learn to ride get familiar with the bike before you build something that isn't satisfactory (judging from your post you are new to this)
that was the plan
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Old 07-21-09, 04:33 PM   #9
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are the surly cogs good too?
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eai or dura ace
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