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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    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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