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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 09-17-10, 06:30 AM   #1
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So I've decided on building a fixie...

This'll be to school and for a little thrashing around.

I'm wanting to build a really aggressive riding fixie around $500. Something that weighs less than my wallet and is terrifying.

I'm thinking of getting this frame: http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd-721tr-track-frame.cfm

Which would leave me like $150-200 for a wheelset with a flip-flop hub. Possible?

After that, I'm just gonna harvest some bikes around my dad's house. He has a couple old steel Fujis lying around that I'm sure I could take a couple things from.

And what about painting the frame? I'm thinking a really strong but deep blue color with white bar tape, brake cable, chain, and sidewall tires. Or maybe a white frame with blue accent...

Head in the sky? I'll put together a build diary whenever I get the frame.

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Old 09-17-10, 06:42 AM   #2
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a painted leader with with 20+ year old components and an ok set of wheels (and tires aren't terribly cheap).. Why not just save some money and buy a kilo tt pro? And if the components from some old fujis are worth taking why not just clean up one of them? You're listening to the poor, on a budget college student in me.

And to tell you the truth your bike would only look cool and aggressive from no less than 50 yards away.
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Old 09-17-10, 11:11 AM   #3
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Could someone quantify for me what "aggressive" means in this context?

The the OP: I hope your $500 budget isn't too firm. You'll probably end up spending 8.
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Could someone quantify for me what "aggressive" means in this context?
at least 150 but probably closer to 175
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Well that explains everything.
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