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 08-03-08, 01:33 PM
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i need help

im looking for a fixed gear bike or a bike to be converted into a fixed gear. what is the best way to go about this and how much should i expect to spend?i have about 400 to spend but only want to spend about 200... any advice?
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sheldonbrown.com is where i started my journey of fixed gear funkation.

it's probably where you should start as well.

read everything on the site related to fixed gear riding and conversions, then start working. reference the site while you build and post here when you're stuck!

have fun!
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read the threads on this board.
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thanks
ive been using sheldonbrown.com to help me. my largest problem is that im too impacient to wait until i find a good deal plus my current bike is destroyed.
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Garage sales dude.

And, you can get a cheep cheep wheel set from IRO.
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i can buy a good fixed wheel set or dual wheel set for around 150 why spend 260 on that??

you would think in the city i live where there are thousands of people riding road bikes and we have a major race thats part of a tour each year that you would find older bike parts and stuff at yard sales but you dont.... i dont get it.

anyone know if this looks like a good deal?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bik/781766832.html
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