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    Rat bike / beater

    Hey ya'll!

    I just got my first fixed gear (Bowery '84) and I'm already planning to build the next one myself (not actually building it - assemble it myself).

    I wan't to make a rat bike / beater and the first thing i need is a frame. Due to my rescent purchase the budget isn't very big but I would like to get started with my project as soon as possible.

    I'm planning to spend $200-$300 on the new frame.

    Any suggestions on what to choose?

    /TaWipe

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    kilo tt frame from bike island = $199.95

    but personally, i think beaters are also bad-weather condition bikes so I'ld go for a conversion with clearance for fenders and other goodness.
    Last edited by ichitz; 06-07-10 at 10:01 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    I'm pretty new to the fixed gear bikes and even a bigger rookie when it comes to conversions.

    What should I look for when I go frame-shopping for a conversion - besides the dropouts?

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    Wmart sells fixies ~$100 - 150
    There are two on their website.

    Enjoy
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    if it's a beater then why spend good money on it. Just buy something off CL that you won't care about
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    Unfortunately I can't use Wmart. They don't operate in my country.

    What does CL mean (might be a stupid question)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaWipe View Post
    What does CL mean (might be a stupid question)?
    Craigslist, but yours is rather thin on bikes: http://copenhagen.en.craigslist.org/

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    ebay has some nice old road bikes on the cheaper side
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCool View Post
    Craigslist, but yours is rather thin on bikes: http://copenhagen.en.craigslist.org/
    huh

    wouldn't have thought Copenhagen CL would be low on bikes
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    I have an 09 Bowery '84 I'll sell n ship to yo so you can rock twins. =)

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    $300 is in the dead zone for bang for the buck. Either spend less or a little more. You want a rat bike? I would do a conversion--- a complete build for $300. Otherwise, spend a bit more and buy something a the level of a Soma Rush.



    Quote Originally Posted by TaWipe View Post
    Hey ya'll!

    I just got my first fixed gear (Bowery '84) and I'm already planning to build the next one myself (not actually building it - assemble it myself).

    I wan't to make a rat bike / beater and the first thing i need is a frame. Due to my rescent purchase the budget isn't very big but I would like to get started with my project as soon as possible.

    I'm planning to spend $200-$300 on the new frame.

    Any suggestions on what to choose?

    /TaWipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaWipe View Post
    What should I look for when I go frame-shopping for a conversion - besides the dropouts?
    1. Dropouts
    2. Frame size and fit
    3. Overall frame condition
    4. How many of the other components on the frame will you want to use?

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