On January 10th I go to India for a month.
In less than a week i get $1000.
I want a fixie (my first)
I can either do it after i get back from India (febuary 20th)
or i can do it now and bring it to india, in which case i need to act fast.
[also: i'm actually a bike mechanic, but i've only been learning things since sept. before that i was at a bigger, trek-loving store where i put together $300 hybrids over and over and over and over. now i'm at a smaller shop and i actually fix things and learn things by asking stupid quesitons and making mistakes. think of me as an apprentace. ANYWAY the point of telling my life story is that i want the steamroller because i can get it for mondo cheap wholesale $-) ]
frame.. surly steamroller
rims.. mavic cxp33
rear hub? (maybe surly NEW?)
in general i just want average shtuff, nothing that's gonna crap out on me and nothing expensive.
i don't need a front wheel, i'm just going to use the one off my old cannondale for now.
oh yeah, i also need to choose between the 59 or the 62cm frame. according to surly's standover height, the bigger one is a tad big (although i don't think it would be a problem as far as nutting goes) one is a tad small. so if it's borderline, should i go big or small?