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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 04-10-14, 04:15 PM   #1
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Light weight fixed gear build

Looking to hear your opinions on a fixed gear I would like to build. Thinking of getting a state bicycle black label frame set with an essor carbon fiber fork. Plus the SRAM s100 crank to come with it. Also comes with a headset. Want to keep the weight under 19lbs. Wondering what your thoughts were on a wheelset under $200. Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 04-10-14, 04:49 PM   #2
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You could put jalapeno hummus on a hamburger to give it a kind of spicy middle eastern flavor.
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They're less than 9 pounds stock
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The Wheeset of your budget constrained reality
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Immediately take the brakes off. That will shed all the weight you need. Check all four ways when crossing intersections.

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I heard that if you take a few of the spokes out of the wheels it really shaves the weight.
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i have a 59 cm state bicycle contender that is 18.8lbs according to my scale. but i changed out the stem, bars, and wheel set. the wheels that come with it were bricks.
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A Wabi wheelset.

It's the new Kilo TT all purpose answer.
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Why pay the money for that frameset with cranks, and then throw 200 dollar wheels on it when you could just buy the complete version of the bike and tweak it over time?
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If you want lightweight, hit the gym! It's simple if it jiggles it's fat!

Jalapeņo hummus is delicious and might help you knock off some pounds if you replace that with some of your junkity foods!
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Why do people imagine they can build light weight bikes that are good quality on low budgets? For heaven's sake, what do you think you're paying for in the better quality bikes? Funny stickers?

At the lad's soccer club later today. Can't decide whether to have the egg and bacon sandwich or the hamburger with the lot (real Australian burger - beef mince patty, egg, bacon, cheese, onion, lettice, tomato, sauce - Mignon in the canteen makes the BEST burgers). Buggerit, I'll have both, I'll feel ill but I'll have both.
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