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    fixie newb has upgrade dreams

    so i bought a single speed from a friend of mine for 30 bucks. the parts are all generic and i think the frame is from canada or something. I already have an 18 speed road bike for my longer summer commute so this bike is not going to get thousands of miles on it. it's main use will be looking cool at the coffee shop and short distance commuting. it's been set up with an old alexrims b450 on the back because it had a flip flop hub/cog/lockring(donation from a friend.). so it is officially a "fixie".
    But! i have never been satisfied with stock bikes. so naturally i'm looking to upgrade virtually everything on it, but the first on this list is the wheels. you people are the scientists, pour your suggestions upon me. and remember i'm going for hipster stereotype here.

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    lol, hipster stereotype.
    these are the ones for you, the tomcat 50 MM DEEP rim
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2011-TOMCAT-50mm...item45f5c71df6

    and you need to get a 1/8 inch track crank in some iconic colour to match your rimz.
    and you cant have brakes.

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    For wheels, Wabi cycles has excellent deals. i got a wheelset for 125, and could not be more satisfied.
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    aerospokes. two of them.

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    damn I forgot about aerospokes!!

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    Never forget about Aerospokes.

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    see this is what i'm talking about. i'm not a hardcore track kid that swears by the single cog brakeless lifestyle, just a hipster ****** trying to buy his way into indie culture. and suggestions like this are just what i need.

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    p.s. though, i am fairly new to fixed gear cycling so i will have the front brake on for a while as a training tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangelinegale View Post
    p.s. though, i am fairly new to fixed gear cycling so i will have the front brake on for a while as a training tool
    It could also be a live saving/ accident prevention tool when you're accustomed to fixed gear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    It could also be a live saving/ accident prevention tool when you're accustomed to fixed gear....
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangelinegale View Post
    p.s. though, i am fairly new to fixed gear cycling so i will have the front brake on for a while as a training tool
    Uh oh. I don't think those things are hipster approved. Better that you crash than be rejected.

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    it's main use will be looking cool at the coffee shop
    Now isn't that the best reason there could possibly be. Typically you would probably have to get an aerospoke on the font as everyone else have stated. You will probably be going with an H+ son formation face for the back wheel. Make sure the rest of your components are ultra beat up and look as if you picked them up from the dumpster. The emphasis is always and only on the wheels if you want to a "look cool at the coffee shop" style bike.
    Last edited by Thirteen.; 10-25-10 at 11:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteen. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by evangelinegale View Post
    it's main use will be looking cool at the coffee shop
    Now isn't that the best reason there could possibly be.
    This.

    And use brakes.


    (Pleeeease don't devolve this thread into another brake argument thread. Although I do wonder if OP is a troll... )
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    Any color B43 w/ PBR box piece stuck in spokes + 1 aerospoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
    Uh oh. I don't think those things are hipster approved. Better that you crash than be rejected.
    As long as he walks it to the coffee shop to look cool, he'll be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangelinegale View Post
    see this is what i'm talking about. i'm not a hardcore track kid that swears by the single cog brakeless lifestyle, just a hipster ****** trying to buy his way into indie culture. and suggestions like this are just what i need.
    Aren't hipsters supposed to not acknowledge their hipsterism? This seems entirely counterproductive....
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    Oh i'm there. i want to look like my bike costs more than your car but somehow i couldn't come up with the money to buy the neck to my shirts or the bottom half of my little sisters pants

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    This thread is as dumb as they come.

    It's also over.

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