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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 06-26-12, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hi, i'm such a noob here its unreal! But i've had this sudden urge to build my own custom fixed gear from scratch, but i have no experience with bikes! I'm willing to put a lot of time into it to building the perfect bike no matter how long it takes. But i need a starting point! I'm 5'10" and quite big built, so im thinking i need a 54 cm frame? i would prefer to restore an old frame and make it my own by cleaning it and spraying it but i'm struggling to recognize exactly what frame i need and where to look? If anyone could give me a list of components i need to get started that would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-26-12, 02:15 PM   #2
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Well did you read the rest of that start here thread? Also here:http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html
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Old 06-26-12, 02:26 PM   #3
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Hi, i'm such a noob here its unreal!... building the perfect bike no matter how long it takes. But i need a starting point!
Well, if you don't have much experience with bikes, let alone working on them, it will very difficult to built the "perfect bike" because you probably don't even have a starting point for your own preferences.

I too started out with zero experience and learned how I liked to ride fixed gear over 3-4 years while constantly installing and removing parts. It was only on my last iteration that I felt like I really had it just right. And then I took the frame and put gears on it. As a geared bike it went though several phases before I had it just right for how I will be using the bike.
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Old 06-26-12, 02:26 PM   #4
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Considering you posted the same thing word-for-word in the 'start here' thread, there really isn't any need for this.

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