Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-05, 04:01 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Melbourne in Australia
Bikes: Old 12-speed commuter, When I earn enough I'll get a fixed KHS flite 100
Posts: 568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't know where to get started with flipflop hardtail mountain bike

For a year or so now, I've wanted to build a no suspension mountain bike (with hybrid 700 x 35c tires), and a singlespeed/fixed gear flip flop hub at the back, with traditional geometry.

The bike would be a fantastic bike with plenty of speed, no suspension absorbing your effort, and a worthy trail bike, a task my roadie is just a bit too fragile to handle, and I would also use the fixed gear for training my pedal stroke at the local velodrome.

Problem is, I don't know where to start! Should I ask the shop to build it all for me (I know a few shops could do it), but would that be too expensive? Should I look part by part, but I think that will be way too hard because many of the parts would be too rare on ebay. I'm a very tall guy, so a 60cm frame isn't the easiest to find either.

What suggestions to people have?
lisitsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-05, 06:19 AM   #2
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
Retro Grouch's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
Posts: 28,113
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 716 Post(s)
Have a shop do it? Why that's crazy! Half of the fun (maybe more than half) of a project like this is figureing everything out, accumulating the parts and doing it yourself. Why would you want to pay somebody else to have that fun insted of you?

You can do this. Expect it to take some time and expect to make a few miscues along the way. That's all part of the fun too. Acquire parts whenever and whereever you can and just do it.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-05, 07:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like you'd want a fixed gear cyclo cross bike. Look for an older frame with horizontal drop-outs or something like a Surly Cross-Check. Get a fixed cog rear hub. Use whatever spare parts you have to get it built up.

Found this photo on Fixed Gear Gallery...
Bigwheel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.