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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 02-10-05, 08:12 PM   #1
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Well, I got my tax refund so it is time to finally build a fixie. I almost bought an IRO Mark V, but it took away all of the fun of picking out all the components and it's not lugged. A used bike for conversion seemed like my best bet. I just bought this bike off of ebay. It wasn't that great $10 find at a thrift store, but our thrift stores don't seem to hold great gems like yours do. At least not within my patience range.

Okay, so it's time to build it up. My current list of components are as follows:
Wheels - Suzue Pro Max SB/Velocity Aeroheads
Cog - EAI 15t 3/32
Lockring - Sugino Gigas
Cranks - Probably try to use the current ones
BB - Shimano UN72 (Not too sure about the spindle length, but I think once I get the bike it'll be easier to figure out)
Chainring - ? (thinking 42 tooth though) and some track bolts
Chain - ?
Handlebars - Nitto B123
Stem - Current Stem
Headset - Might try to use the current one
Saddle - Fizik Arione
Clips - MKS Steel
Straps - EAI
Pedals - Try to use the current ones
Grips - Strong-G Grips
Tires - ?
Tubes - ?

This will be my first build, but I've been reading this forum for a while so I think I'm pretty prepared. Is there anything I'm missing? What about compatibility problems? I'm not sure if the Pro Max hubs will space out to the rear spacing on my bike (and I haven't recieved it yet so I also don't know what that spacing is). I asume it will since it seems like its little brother, the Basic, is used on a lot of conversions. It also doesn't seem like anyone has really done a comparison of the Pro Max hubs with the IRO hubs. Anyone got any insight? I kind of like the Japanese theme I've got going on with it right now. Thanks for looking, and any opinions would be nice.

[Edited for mistake on rims]

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Old 02-10-05, 11:32 PM   #2
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Those are aeroheads not Deep V's on that wheelset. Otherwise you look fine.
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Old 02-11-05, 02:32 AM   #3
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looks like you're pretty much set with what you got, unless you really wanna go for pimpatude...
have fun and welcome aboard...
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Those are aeroheads not Deep V's on that wheelset. Otherwise you look fine.
You are very right. I guess I just hear Deep V's way too often on this board. Thanks for the confidence boost guys.
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Man... that yellow Arione is *hot*.

You should definitely get the yellow Arione.

I think a yellow Arione would make a good present.

I don't think a football would make a very good present.
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Old 02-11-05, 01:41 PM   #6
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ive got a promax in the rear on a 130 spaced frame
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Old 02-12-05, 08:00 PM   #7
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All ordered, with the yellow Arione of course Let's see how it all turns out now.
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Old 02-12-05, 10:53 PM   #8
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If I'm riding on clinchers I'm riding on Tufo tubular clinchers.
I highly recommend them. I use both the Elite and their Giro Twix.
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If I'm riding on clinchers I'm riding on Tufo tubular clinchers.
I highly recommend them. I use both the Elite and their Giro Twix.
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked them out and they look really nice so I ordered a pair. Only a few parts left before I have a complete bike (and the terrible wait for all the parts to arrive).
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