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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 11-30-13, 09:42 PM   #1
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Building my first fixed gear bike

Well, after buying a very poor quality fixie for far too much money (based on what I could have got it for online), I'm waiting on an Eastside Fyxation frame, 42 cm drop bar, black tape, track ends, bar ends and a crank kit (I had to take advantage of the 20% off this weekend, and everything ships by UPS for $75--I live in Hong Kong).

This should be good. Up until this week I had no idea what a bottom bracket was or how a wheel was put together. ^_^

I'll be sourcing parts from China via the Chinese version of eBay, as well as buying some on regular eBay and LBSs around town (there are quite a few, but not in my neck of the woods). Hopefully I can have my bike built by Jan, but I'm in no rush. I want to get this done right.
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Old 11-30-13, 11:12 PM   #2
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Good luck. I'm very interested in picking up an Eastside frame for my next build, the copper one looks pretty nice. My only concern is the small number of frame sizes. I think the 55 would be a little too big for me and the 53 would be a little or even a lot too small for me.
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I'm 5'11.5", so I think a 56 or 57 would be just about right, but it depends on the manufacturer and the individual bike. Hopefully my bike fits me well. I can always let it go locally--who knows, maybe someone will like my build. OK, I'm counting my chickens a little early...
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