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]
Last edited by jcmkk; 02-11-05 at 10:19 AM.