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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 08-25-10, 03:04 PM   #1
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Non fixie dad needs suggestions for Fixe Kid build


I will admit my knees just don't get fixie. But my almost 13 year old want's to reincarnate his current rebuilt old Univega as a fixie. I am going with the flow (will insist on a fixie/ss flip Flop and a front brake)

So I am looking for ideas/recommendations on:

inexpensive FG/SS flop flop wheelset

fixed cog
single speed cog

and any other ideas for this build project (powder vs creative paint etc)

Looking for Torpado Superlight 58cm
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VeloMine's got cheap wheels and popular among us here.

Dura Ace, EAI, Soma, EighthInch cogs are very reliable.

Dura Ace and Ben's lockrings are good lockrings.
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Don't rock a gear over 70 gear inches.
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more info?
In shape?
How active is he REALLY.
riserbar bike or drops type bike?

If he isnt really in shape you will want to spend a lil more on a lighter wheelset to make life a bit easier on him. if he doesnt have fun he wont want to ride. Take him to a shop and have him fitted to the bike after you are done, best money you can spend on ANY bike.
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