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Old 04-20-14, 04:17 AM   #1
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Newbie asking for advice

First of all I must say, I have 0 experience with fixed gear bikes so please keep that in mind! I live in Finland and fixies are completely unknown here, so it would be just waste of time trying to find something locally, so I decided to build it by myself.

I started with looking for components on ebay, and this is what i found: Sininen collection on eBay!
Whats is your opinion on those parts? Do they fit with each other? Whats is the quolity? Is the frame size right for me? (I'm 172cm)

If you think this idea is stupid, then what would you recommend for me?
Thanks you very much!
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Old 04-20-14, 05:17 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I'd like to comment on the parts, I'll leave that to others.

One thing I will suggest though, is to go to your local velodrome. There are always track bikes being sold and you'd not only be able to choose the bike in person, get one that fits, but would also find out where the local track riders buy their parts. You won't want to use track bars and there may be other components that wont translate to the road well, but the track scene is a good alternative to a local street fixed gear scene.
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There are about 2 rideable velodromes in Finland currently (Turku and Helsinki), so pick the one that's closest and hope it's less than 500kms away.

But I'm not so sure about fixies being completely unheard of here. Have you already checked out the Finnish discussion forum? It's pretty active from what I hear. Nothing wrong with asking here as well, but you'll get better local info there.

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Try to find an online fit calculator. Your height is not enough information.
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