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    $5000 fixie

    Ok, so say you won the lotto for $5000 and had no extra expenses. You decide, perhaps foolhardily, that you are going to spend it on the ultimate fixed gear bike. Build it from scratch or suggest a pricey complete. Please include pics and show everyone what you would do with this as your budget.

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    the rest on women, booze and drugs...

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    So... you won the Lotto, then?
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    I'd buy 30 walmart bikes and race them. Then I'd pick the fastest of the 30 and ride that one to space.

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    http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/superior.htm



    plus extras like horn, oil lamp, extra tires, spokes, vintage wool suit, leather boots, etc.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Go to a frame school for what is usually a 2 to 3 week class. They bring you from oblivious to knowing how to create and build a frame and fork, and you actually do build the frame and fork yourself. Knowledge and a custom frame and fork made by you. They also usually teach you how to build-up wheels and such. Then take what $$ you have left and complete the rest.

    Go Full Dura-Ace and HPlus's or Zips or something. Maybe all campy... Whatever tickles your berries.
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    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    I would use it on a down payment for this and some grillwork
    Yea, it's solid gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    I would use it on a down payment for this and some grillwork
    Yea, it's solid gold.

    Enjoy
    That bike costs way more than $5000.
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    they couldn't even take the stickers off those hideous white rims? goddamn... some people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcade View Post


    the rest on women, booze and drugs...
    I totally agree with him.

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    I'd invest the $5000 in an interest bearing account until I could afford this:

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    cervelo T3, Zipp 808 track tubular and some vittoria or conti pista tubulars.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    This is my top5 favorite track bikes ever.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120576560832

    EDIT: That link didn't work, so try this one for the main auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/COLNAGO-SUPER-PI...item1c12ec4ec0
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcade View Post


    the rest on women, booze and drugs...
    anyone who doesn't say this needs to get over themselves we are talking about fixed gears here.

    BTW Arcade


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    A. Homer Hilsen.

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    I'd probably buy a nice road bike instead.
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    1) Get a digital camera
    2) Go up to random fixed gear riders in the street and offer to buy the bike they're riding, right there, in cash
    3) Get a bike
    4) Go up to random fixed gear riders in the street and pay them to swap my bike with the one they're riding, right there
    5) Do that until the money's gone
    6) Put it on YouTube an episode at a time
    7) Send links to BikeSnob under several different email addresses until he links to it
    8) Revel in my internet fame

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    1) Get a digital camera
    2) Go up to random fixed gear riders in the street and offer to buy the bike they're riding, right there, in cash
    3) Get a bike
    4) Go up to random fixed gear riders in the street and pay them to swap my bike with the one they're riding, right there
    5) Do that until the money's gone
    6) Put it on YouTube an episode at a time
    7) Send links to BikeSnob under several different email addresses until he links to it
    8) Revel in my internet fame

    a clever alternative... appreciated.

    im sticking to my guns though... booze, drugs, women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcade View Post


    the rest on women, booze and drugs...
    I agree but instead of a kilo get a little better bike

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    room mate got $32k for being hit by a car, still not buying a new bike... out of $5k i would buy something nice for a 1000 and save the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
    I agree but instead of a kilo get a little better bike
    i think you missed the point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
    I agree but instead of a kilo get a little better bike
    Then you're not agreeing much....

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    Rarely drink, don;t do drugs, and have the best woman in the world.

    I would have to buy a bike or take up drinking, boozing, and carousing.

    On the 3 weeks to learn how to build a frame... this is just the basics.

    Building a frame well takes a lifetime of devotion, much practice, and many failures along the way.

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