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

Go Back   > >

Fixed Gear Freestyle Trickbikes and Freestylers, here's your home! Here, you can discuss the ins and outs of building and riding these bikes.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-13, 09:51 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Milwaukee/Madison Wisconsin 'Murica
Bikes: None as someone just stole them from my apartment
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fixed Gear Freestyle intro help

So as you may know Fixed Gear Freestyle is on the rise for popularity, and since in december im selling my car and moving to an extremely bicycle friendly city (Madison WI) i want to get into FGFS, now ive been steady into bmx for over 5 years now, but i want to get into FGFS as it will accommodate more to my daily bicycle ride since my bmx (which was recently stolen from my apartment in milwaukee)

now my question is, most FGFS builds seem rather expensive compared to some mild-moderate bmx builds

how can i go about doing a 'budget' build per say, i dont want to shell out a ton of money only to find out i dont like it/im not into it

-i know how to ride a fixie pretty well (many years working at a bike shop in sales/going on group rides)
-have a good bmx background

its not as simple as using some frame i get from goodwill/craigslist for dirt cheap and throwing on the proper headset/bars/stem/fork/tires and getting a new rear wheel

basically im looking to do this for as cheap as possible just to see if i like it or not, i dont know anybody with fgfs and none of my close friends are into

to sum things up i know very little about fgfs, so some guidance would be a nice start
DecentlyNeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 05:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 6,249
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Buy a budget complete bike. You'll get more bang for you buck. I don't ride freestyle so I don't know as much about it but I know there are lots of options:

I recently built up a "budget" fixed/track bike and it ended up around $900 by the time I was done. All new parts but a lot of the parts were "budget" like $100 wheelset, $20 bars, $30 saddle etc
rms13 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 04:54 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.