Hello! First post on here so apologies if this is in the wrong section/haven't made a proper introduction (have been a lurker here for many years)
I recently purchased a 2013 Black Cinelli Gazzetta Frameset 54cm (It was cheap and more of an impulse purchase). I know there's probably more bang for your buck out there(steamrollers, merciers etc), and probably isn't the greatest first fixed gear choice, but I have her now.
I'm a complete novice when It comes to the fixed gear variety of bicycle. I have a borderline fetish for 80s Bmx; Burners, Haros, Kuwaharas, Skyways ect. However, now that i'm a bit older I need something a little more sophisticated?
I didn't want to take the ready built route, regardless of the cost benefits/disadvantages. I want to learn more about the ins and outs of fixed and what better way than to build your own?
I have set a budget of around £450+/- and I need your expertise and advice on what parts I should buy (Everything from bottom bracket to seat post)
Now I need a complete rundown of EVERYTHING. (including measurements if you'd be so kind).
Preferably UK sites as I don't want to be messing around with customs fees.
The area I live has a couple of steep inclines, but around 85% flat.
She would be used about 3-5 times a week, no more than 10 miles a day I should think, maybe more when I have the time. I ride responsibly but sometimes like to push my bikes(not literally, more effort wise). I'd say I can sacrifice a bit of speed in return for a bit of sturdiness.
The bike will be running with just the front brake.(safety first, please don't flame me
I've tried to do as much research as I can over the past few months, however my bicycle knowledge in general is extremely rusty.
I aim to maintain a general black theme. Maybe gold/silver/white/chrome parts if somebody can sway me. I don't plan on putting any ponsy hed-3s/aerospokes on her anytime soon. (I've had enough headache over the years with 3 spoke rims, and I don't think aerospokes true when you put them in the freezer). In all honesty she would never really see a track, never say never though.
Sorry if the details I have given are a bit vague. If there's anything else that would help then just give me a shout.
Thanks in advance guys!