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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 03-30-10, 03:33 PM   #1
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New from st louis

Hi. I'm new to the fixie/ single speed thing. Actually I'm new to road bikes all together. I know nothing. I've been into bmxing for 6 years and have a fit hawk frame with a bunch of random parts; fit, tree, profile, odyssey.

Basically i was wondering what good are good frames to convert into fixies?
From what I've already gathered a steel frame with horizontal dropouts? anything else?
I'm poor. and fat. and 5'10, whats a good height for me?
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Old 03-30-10, 08:48 PM   #2
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sooo,
I got this today. A friend who works at a bike shop gave it to me. I don't know anything about it. It's a complete piece of ****. But i plan on throwing it together anyway so i have something to ride and if i'm really into it I'll buy nicer parts.

I don't even know if it uses 700c wheels. Is there a way i could figure it out without actually testing wheels on it. What should the chainstay length be?

this **** it gonna be ghetto! Its only a 49cm
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Old 03-30-10, 10:21 PM   #3
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weird. looks modern with aero tubing and a straight blade fork, but it has horizontal dropouts instead of more usual vertical/track. Its threaded. And is that a gusset i see on the bottom?
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It looks like one of those Wal-mart road frames. It should work till you get something properly sized, that is i would assume you do plan on trying to jump anything...
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ha yeah it is, not a good sign?
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Old 03-31-10, 09:44 PM   #6
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It looks like one of those Wal-mart road frames. It should work till you get something properly sized, that is i would assume you do plan on trying to jump anything...
yeah. I just want to get a feel for it before I invest any money.
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