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    New to the Fixie Culture.

    Hello bike forums community. I recently got interested into fixed gear bikes and I was wondering if anyone could help inform me with what I need to know to build myself one. Also, as a note, I don't have piles of money for me to spend. I'm just another poor college student trying to find a more pleasurable and efficient way to get to class and around town. Thanks in advance!

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    Welcome!

    Have you been reading from Sheldon Brown? If not, get to it...NOW!
    Sheldon has everything you need to know for fixed gear, and if you are puzzled, just ask questions on here...and you better have a good sense of humour.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html
    If you are interested in fixing your own bike, I'd suggest to invest in a good set of tools too. Very very handy and will last you a good long while and save you money for bike shops fees and such.
    It will be costly if you want to build one yourself; however, it is a fun, enjoyable experience that you can keep forever.

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    Thanks for the welcoming. Well if building my own were to cost me a little bit of money, what would be a good pre-assembled bike that I could replace the parts one by one with?

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    the bikes from bikesdirect.com are popular low-cost bikes, especially the Kilo TT.
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    Would the Mercier Kilo family be good for not track racing but riding around town as well?

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    Wmart sells fixies now.

    Enjoy
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    You're a dick, if your bike gets stolen I hope that you don't get a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    Wmart sells fixies now.
    LOL. Well, I don't want some cheapo bike though =/

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    kilo is fine for city riding, I dont have one, but lots of others do and have it for city riding. Hell, I even ride my team track on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehous View Post
    LOL. Well, I don't want some cheapo bike though =/
    peugotpigeon says, "Unfortunately, prohibitively expensive bicycles don't just come up to you and place themselves between your legs like friendly dogs or people with low self-esteem. You've got to purchase them with money--like pedigree dogs or people with low self-esteem who have turned to prostitution"

    Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    peugotpigeon says, "unfortunately, prohibitively expensive bicycles don't just come up to you and place themselves between your legs like friendly dogs or people with low self-esteem. You've got to purchase them with money--like pedigree dogs or people with low self-esteem who have turned to prostitution"

    enjoy
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