One more note,
I recently came into a Shimano 600 "arabesque" groupo. If I slapped these on the Peugeot I would just get a new wheelset and perhaps a brooks saddle. If I convert to fixed I need wheels, crank, and brake.
I would like a fixed gear bike as I've enjoyed riding them in the past, but cannot deny the elegance of these components on a classic frame, something I could perhaps use to bike to Rhode Island (I am in Boston) or some such local.
I'm sure many people have been through this dilemma before, thoughts?
edit: I should ad that I plan on using this bike mostly for commuting in flat urban area. Long distance is a fantasy "manifest destiny."
Last edited by goodhousekeapin; 05-26-10 at 04:51 PM.
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