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 07-24-09, 06:57 PM
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looking to build up a fixie

first time. rebuilt a crappy magna i had a bit ago, finally died on me.

lets say i have never built a bike before. and i have no parts.

can someone give me a list of every nut, bolt, part, etc that i need to order?

i will be getting it powdercoated etc. will be my toy and i will be getting a cheap $100 dollar or craigslist bike for my commuting... just want something nice. looking to do the project for 500 total including deep v's. all brand new bolts, parts, etc.

can someone give me a list and some recommendations, i really want to start building it within the next week so that means i need to order stuff asap!

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Old 07-24-09, 07:08 PM
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do you want us to ride your bike for you too?
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There's at least 4 posts regarding the same exact thing on the first two pages.
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Old 07-24-09, 07:09 PM
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well man, im looking around. im just looking for a list of every part needed, not what brand or anything. just like, (3) of this washer, etc. then ill write it down and search for the ones i want.
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Old 07-24-09, 07:11 PM
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well man, im looking around. im just looking for a list of every part needed, not what brand or anything. just like, (3) of this washer, etc. then ill write it down and search for the ones i want.
how much lazier can you get research it your on the INTERWEBZ FOR CHRISTS SAKES!

but just to not a be a ******bag

you need
1 frame
2 wheels
1 chain
some handlebars
cog
A BRAKE
some other stuff
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Old 07-24-09, 07:15 PM
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i am searching as i am looking for all information and opinions possible.
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Old 07-24-09, 07:16 PM
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do the nuts and bolts come in a kit, or do i need to buy specific sizes.
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Old 07-24-09, 07:18 PM
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i think i just got trolled
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you're thinking too hard
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nunarno,

Your local bike store (LBS) will be able to give you friendly, professional advice on what you need with the added bonus of ordering it for you. There is no obligation whatsoever to have them do the build. But, if you run into any problems doing it yourself you'll have an established relationship. Once you have everything you need but before you start building, write it all down and you'll have your checklist.
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Old 07-24-09, 08:48 PM
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nunarno,

I'll add one more piece of advice - do not do the build yourself. Here's why - a fixed gear bike is a bicycle brought down to the bare essentials. That's one of the real attractions of a fixed bike. So, being that it is stripped down to the bare essentials, absolutely every part MUST be properly installed AND functional. So, the way that applies to you is that you clearly do not know what is needed to build a bicycle of this type and therefore is is an absolute guarantee you do not have the skills to build it. I'm not saying you are not mechanically inclined or possibly even a highly skilled mechanic in other areas. I'm stating clearly that you are not in anyway qualified to build a fixed gear bike. You can easily place yourself and others in danger by attempting this. Use your LBS. Have them do the build. Be inquisitive. Ask lots of questions. Watch the mechanic if he allows it. On and on. You can work that out and you can build the skills you need as the bike requires repair. I'm being harsh when I say attempting to build a fixed gear bike when you don't even know what parts are needed is stupid. Now, why would I be harsh? Because, I don't want you to get hurt - or worse.
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