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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 06-02-10, 01:42 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-02-10, 02:12 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-02-10, 02:17 PM   #4
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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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plus extras like horn, oil lamp, extra tires, spokes, vintage wool suit, leather boots, etc.

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Old 06-02-10, 02:22 PM   #7
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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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Old 06-02-10, 02:23 PM   #8
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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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Old 06-02-10, 02:41 PM   #10
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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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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.
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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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Old 06-02-10, 03:23 PM   #16
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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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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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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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Old 06-02-10, 04:43 PM   #21
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the rest on women, booze and drugs...
I agree but instead of a kilo get a little better bike
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Old 06-02-10, 04:46 PM   #22
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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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I agree but instead of a kilo get a little better bike
i think you missed the point...
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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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