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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 05-29-11, 08:42 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-29-11, 09:18 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-29-11, 09:22 PM   #3
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fork and headset are required before you get a stem, bars, and a front wheel
Correct.

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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.

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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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