mods please close.
mods please close.
Last edited by skulls; 07-02-12 at 11:09 AM.
The things you want are expensive.
Parts are naturally silver, so getting things painted black or blue costs more, and they are rarer so they are more expensive.
Ti is really really hard to work with so it is expensive.
Carbon requires a lot of high end production so it is expensive.
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"I'm on a budget"
"I want a carbon fork and a Ti/ceramic BB"
i figure if im at only 200ish with those pieces i could be in the 500 range and still get some decent stuff.
also i just saw someone on the net that had a cannondale mono-arm fork on.his fixie, the fork had no shock just solid, said some modification needed to be done, i want that can anyone point me in the right direction?
Dude, you're all over the place.
Here's just about the cheapest you can expect to find any of this. Obviously there are deals, but this is the low end. Then things like shipping, tax and tools start creeping up on you too.
Assuming you have a frame fork and crank/bb, you need:
Straps/foot retention ($15)
Buy a complete bike, you can afford a build with "decent parts" for $500. And run a brake you halfwit.
Forgot seatpost collar if needed, that's probably $10 by the time you get it in your hands. The lesson here is simple, you'll get nickel and dimed to death on a build if you're not patient (sure doesn't seem like it) and know what you're looking for.
poke around the recreational & urban section. Then google the model name for a take off. You need the fork and wheel. Maybe it's 700c, maybe not, that's your job. if it's 26", you can probably lace a 700c rim on it, but that's not that "slight" of a modification, and it'll eat up nearly all of your $500 budget. 1.5" steerer, good luck.
Please understand that once you buy all of that stuff, you'll have a bike that consists of the cheapest parts available...and you would have paid twice as much as a cheap bike costs to buy complete.
Nice bikes cost "nice bike" money.
Building a bike from scratch is ambitious. But, these projects usually take way more time and money than expected. A safe rule of thumb is to: Make a budget...then double it and you might be close to what it will cost you in the end.
See, as IthaDan mentions, what you aren't considering is:
- Shipping costs
- Labor costs to install some of the pieces that need tools
- Oh, and Tools
- Duplicates in the right size...because you will probably not know what size you need or prefer when starting with a blank piece of paper
This is why it's easier, faster, and cheaper to buy a complete bike, new or used.
Last edited by carleton; 07-02-12 at 01:00 AM.
Also, you're going to need tools too.
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E: buy tools. Or get to be a regular at your local coop
Seriouspost: If this is your first "fixie" you'd really do well to buy a complete bike that you can ride between wrenching on it. You'll have a much better sense of what works and what doesn't after some time in the saddle. Plus you can possibly offset the cost of some of the new parts by selling off the old ones. Parts are never cheaper than they are as part of a complete bike.
tools are not an issue i have a crap load of those, ive torn down motors and rebuilt them complly rebuilt.them. so tools are mechanical know how are not an issue. granted i will need to do some reading basic know how is there (i had to learn as i went building a motor) and from what i can see the only really special tool i need is the headset installer, which ive seen a diy one for the cheap.
i get the point about buying a complete but i aslo.dont see the point if im going to.replace all the parts anyways. and the completes i see come with crappy frames. so what i dont get is spending 400-500 to replace it allinstead of taking that money and initally start with parts i want.