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    building from frame up help

    whats up guys. i am a noob when it comes to building a bike. but i got a frame for free and want to build my own fixie/ss from the frame up.

    now my noob question is, now that i painted the frame. where do i start at? which part should i set out to buy first? forks? BB and crankset?

    thanks guys

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    fork and headset are required before you get a stem, bars, and a front wheel

    BB is required before you get the cranks, chainring, and chain

    rear wheel is required before a cog and lockring or freewheel.

    seat post is required before you get a seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    fork and headset are required before you get a stem, bars, and a front wheel
    Correct.

    BB is required before you get the cranks, chainring, and chain
    Incorrect. BB and crankset should be purchased at the same time, because the crank will dictate BB spindle length.

    rear wheel is required before a cog and lockring or freewheel.

    seat post is required before you get a seat
    All correct.

    To the OP: It generally doesn't matter what parts you buy first. You need them all before you can start riding it. Well, I suppose you can get away without a seat and seatpost, but I don't think it would be a fun ride. I'd start with a set of wheels, because that will likely be your biggest expense.

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    I was thinking of it in an assembly perspective, not a purchase perspective. You are right striknein

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