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    Why not aluminum?

    I've noticed that most brands sell cro-moly or version thereof frame. Are there any decent manufacturers that sell aluminum fixies? In my area, co-moly tends to rust out easily and I prefer to have the bike for a long time. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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    Just because aluminium does not rust, doesn't mean it doesn't corrode. And when it does, you will wish you were dealing with rust instead.

    With what seems to be a hostile environment toward metals, you have nothing to worry about if you do your part. I.E. storing your bike indoors and wiping it down after riding in the elements.
    Even with a hi-tensile frame, you'd have no problems with corrosion whatsoever.

    Your components will rust/ corrode before your frame which is protected with its paintjob besides.

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    I have two alu fixies. A Colnago Pista and a Look AL 464 (built up as SS). Love everything about both……plenty stiff, light, and responsive, yet forgiving enough over rougher surfaces. And rust is never a concern.

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    Stainless steel

    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    ^^^^That yours, TT?

    Freaking gorgeous. Incredible old school lug work. My dream fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilltooslow View Post
    ^^^^That yours, TT?

    Freaking gorgeous. Incredible old school lug work. My dream fixed.
    I wish it were ! Nope, it's a custom frame made by Chris Bishop Bishop Bikes with KVA stainless steel tubing and castings.

    Here's a complete bike, total porn.

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    I wish it were ! Nope, it's a custom frame made by Chris Bishop Bishop Bikes with KVA stainless steel tubing and castings.
    Wow. Just went to his site. What craftsmanship and aesthetics. Seems to be a lot like Richard Sachs in his attention to detail, but his prices seem downright reasonable…...

    Kinda wish I never saw this.

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    those bishop bikes are insanely awesome.
    for me im starting to realize the noise difference between my crmo frame and my aluminum. also alot of tuner fixie bros are sportin aero alum cheap frames these days and its starting to look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brabham79 View Post
    those bishop bikes are insanely awesome.
    for me im starting to realize the noise difference between my crmo frame and my aluminum. also alot of tuner fixie bros are sportin aero alum cheap frames these days and its starting to look bad.
    Honestly, for track racing aluminum frames with carbon forks work better than steel, but on the road steel is still king. My favorite road FG is my Soma Rush, and I'm seriously considering getting one of the new all chrome ones with retro threaded headset and quill stem. The ride on rough roads is divine, but it still is very responsive and not unduly heavy.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Honestly, for track racing aluminum frames with carbon forks work better than steel, but on the road steel is still king. My favorite road FG is my Soma Rush, and I'm seriously considering getting one of the new all chrome ones with retro threaded headset and quill stem. The ride on rough roads is divine, but it still is very responsive and not unduly heavy.
    ahh thats sounds cool.
    yeah sorry i meant casual riding on streets vs velodrome track racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
    I've noticed that most brands sell cro-moly or version thereof frame. Are there any decent manufacturers that sell aluminum fixies?
    I had to chuckle at this one. Everyone and their mother makes aluminum frames these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I had to chuckle at this one. Everyone and their mother makes aluminum frames these days.
    When he said "fixie" he meant a complete bike for less than $300 with "custom" colorway.

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    Oh yeah. This consistent San Diego weather made me overlook that Spring is here!

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    My mom doesn't make aluminum frames you dick.
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    That's not what she told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I had to chuckle at this one. Everyone and their mother makes aluminum frames these days.
    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch only makes steel frames. He even makes a fixie



    Mind you, he wants $US8,500 for that bike.

    Top level Columbus tubing.
    Hand brazed lugs
    Dura Ace bits and pieces.

    Nope, it's not a KiloTT
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post


    Dat lack of rake tho

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