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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 04-09-10, 07:37 PM   #1
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Does this look like a good deal for a single/fixed conversion?

Does this look like a good deal for a single/fixed conversion?

http://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/1683884046.html

Does the frame look like it would be good on a fixed gear bike?

I am thinking about purchasing this frame but I have never built a bike before.

I want to build a single/fixie (w/ flip flop) for my commute to work (2 miles) and for playing around town.

Thanks in advance!

Jake
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Old 04-09-10, 07:47 PM   #2
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I dunno. By the time you buy wheels, tires, cog, lockring, seatpost, seat, clips, straps etc, you could buy something comparable new. Those Peugeot Carbolites are nothing special.
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Old 04-09-10, 08:11 PM   #3
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too much
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Well, the hard work is already done with the crankset...and maybe the chain line is good if they were on point. Gotta flip them bars, though, if you hop on it.
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I got almost the exact same deal on an Univega frame with cranks, bars, stem, headset etcetc for about $50. Pretty good deal i suppose just for a beater, I guess it just depends on how bad you want it. The crankset isn't bad, looks pretty good. I guess if its just a commuter get a beater wheelset and seat and you're ready to go.
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