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    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
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    Non fixie dad needs suggestions for Fixe Kid build

    Ok,

    I will admit my knees just don't get fixie. But my almost 13 year old want's to reincarnate his current rebuilt old Univega as a fixie. I am going with the flow (will insist on a fixie/ss flip Flop and a front brake)

    So I am looking for ideas/recommendations on:

    inexpensive FG/SS flop flop wheelset

    fixed cog
    single speed cog

    and any other ideas for this build project (powder vs creative paint etc)

    thanks
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
    '83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
    '89 Miyata 1400
    Soma rush Fixie
    '78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
    06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
    Electra cruiser (wife's bike)

    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

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    GONE~
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    VeloMine's got cheap wheels and popular among us here.

    Dura Ace, EAI, Soma, EighthInch cogs are very reliable.

    Dura Ace and Ben's lockrings are good lockrings.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Don't rock a gear over 70 gear inches.

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    Radac!
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    more info?
    In shape?
    height?
    weight?
    How active is he REALLY.
    riserbar bike or drops type bike?

    If he isnt really in shape you will want to spend a lil more on a lighter wheelset to make life a bit easier on him. if he doesnt have fun he wont want to ride. Take him to a shop and have him fitted to the bike after you are done, best money you can spend on ANY bike.

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