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I'm so excited I have to post this somewhere. My Miele road bike is getting a small over-haul right now.

 

53/44 Sugino Mighty drillium crankset (+new BB)

13-25T SunRace 7-speed freewheel

SRAM PC-870 chain

Shimano 105 SL-1050 DT shifters

Shimano 105 BR-5500 calipers

Cool Stop dual compound pads

 

:D 

post #3152 of 3879

Think you're excited now, wait 'til you're uploading pix for us! :normal_smile :

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Thank you.  Have a great ride.  I will ride with you in spirit.

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Hey Everyone,

 

I am a newbie to this forum and was looking at the threads particularly for bicycles and found this thread and when I saw that this is one of the longest thread, therefore, I believe that the members in this thread are very much experienced and certainly would be of help to mine.

I am looking for a fixed gear bike under $300 as I have heard that it is good for legs and I would be using that to go to work, so this will help me in both ways.

So, I was expecting if anyone of the reputed members could provide their valuable feedback regarding the same. I am looking for some of the bikes over the internet but they are much costly. I will be continuing my quest over there too but I thought if I could seek help of some experienced persons, it would be beneficial for me.

 

Thanks in advance :)

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Think you're excited now, wait 'til you're uploading pix for us! :normal_smile :

I'll have to be dragged inside to upload pics. I won't stop riding! Haha! :beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post
 

Thank you.  Have a great ride.  I will ride with you in spirit.

 

Can you no longer ride?

 

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Originally Posted by carlrider View Post
 

Hey Everyone,

 

I am a newbie to this forum and was looking at the threads particularly for bicycles and found this thread and when I saw that this is one of the longest thread, therefore, I believe that the members in this thread are very much experienced and certainly would be of help to mine.

I am looking for a fixed gear bike under $300 as I have heard that it is good for legs and I would be using that to go to work, so this will help me in both ways.

So, I was expecting if anyone of the reputed members could provide their valuable feedback regarding the same. I am looking for some of the bikes over the internet but they are much costly. I will be continuing my quest over there too but I thought if I could seek help of some experienced persons, it would be beneficial for me.

 

Thanks in advance :)

 

Hey, Carl. Where do you live? To be honest, I would start with craigslist. Buying a new fixed gear is not worth it, IMO, unless you're sure that's your cup of tea or unless you have plenty of money to spare. Plus, there are too many people out there who get a fixie just to find out they won't ride it much and sell it. You can find some pretty nice deals on used single speeds if you just hunt a little and have patience. Good luck.


Edited by treal512 - 1/27/14 at 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by carlrider View Post

Hey Everyone,

I am a newbie to this forum and was looking at the threads particularly for bicycles and found this thread and when I saw that this is one of the longest thread, therefore, I believe that the members in this thread are very much experienced and certainly would be of help to mine.
I am looking for a fixed gear bike under $300 as I have heard that it is good for legs and I would be using that to go to work, so this will help me in both ways.
So, I was expecting if anyone of the reputed members could provide their valuable feedback regarding the same. I am looking for some of the bikes over the internet but they are much costly. I will be continuing my quest over there too but I thought if I could seek help of some experienced persons, it would be beneficial for me.

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif

The cheapest way to get a fixed gear is a late 80's/early 90's mountain or road bike, since they all had semi horizontal dropouts. You can also thread a track cog onto the old style cassette (it's a mod and at your own risk)

My first fixie cost me $15 for a cog, the bike was free and cost some time fixing it up

Otherwise, check pinkbike.com it's the worlds largest buy/sell for bikes
post #3157 of 3879
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


The cheapest way to get a fixed gear is a late 80's/early 90's mountain or road bike, since they all had semi horizontal dropouts. You can also thread a track cog onto the old style cassette (it's a mod and at your own risk)

My first fixie cost me $15 for a cog, the bike was free and cost some time fixing it up

Otherwise, check pinkbike.com it's the worlds largest buy/sell for bikes


The cog will thread right onto the hub and you can buy a lockring and shims. Alternatively a bmx freewheel can also be used and locked up fairly easily.

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The cog will thread right onto the hub and you can buy a lockring and shims. Alternatively a bmx freewheel can also be used and locked up fairly easily.

Yes but it should be pointed out that it's a mod as you can't reverse thread a proper lock ring on. I run several 'ghetto' fixies with no issues but it's an at your own risk endeavour...
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Yes but it should be pointed out that it's a mod as you can't reverse thread a proper lock ring on. I run several 'ghetto' fixies with no issues but it's an at your own risk endeavour...


They make specific lock rings for that. We have a shop downtown that specialized in nothing but fixies and they had amazing stuff. A little loctite is good too. I've only ever spun the cog off once and that was about 30 feet into the ride when it hadn't tightened up yet (that's my story anyhow:))

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


They make specific lock rings for that. We have a shop downtown that specialized in nothing but fixies and they had amazing stuff. A little loctite is good too. I've only ever spun the cog off once and that was about 30 feet into the ride when it hadn't tightened up yet (that's my story anyhow:))

The old school square taper BB used lock rings, they work great on a ghetto fixie!
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Originally Posted by carlrider View Post
 

Hey Everyone,

 

I am a newbie to this forum and was looking at the threads particularly for bicycles and found this thread and when I saw that this is one of the longest thread, therefore, I believe that the members in this thread are very much experienced and certainly would be of help to mine.

I am looking for a fixed gear bike under $300 as I have heard that it is good for legs and I would be using that to go to work, so this will help me in both ways.

So, I was expecting if anyone of the reputed members could provide their valuable feedback regarding the same. I am looking for some of the bikes over the internet but they are much costly. I will be continuing my quest over there too but I thought if I could seek help of some experienced persons, it would be beneficial for me.

 

Thanks in advance :)

 

 

I had a Mercier once it was great. These are $399 at

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

 

The Windsor is $279 on that page.Free dilivery.

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Treal512,

 

I can ride for sure.  I live outside Chicago and it is -8 right now not adding the wind chill which brings it down to -20 something.  No riding for me for months until Spring!

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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post

 

Hey, Carl. Where do you live? To be honest, I would start with craigslist. Buying a new fixed gear is not worth it, IMO, unless you're sure that's your cup of tea or unless you have plenty of money to spare. Plus, there are too many people out there who get a fixie just to find out they won't ride it much and sell it. You can find some pretty nice deals on used single speeds if you just hunt a little and have patience. Good luck.

Well, I am only going to ride throughout the city and on plain roads. Basically, I am going to ride that when I need to go to work apart from that on weekends I am going to use it for workout purpose. I believe that I can ride that it's not something rocket science that is difficult to do. I don't want to consider used bikes, especially when a new one is available at a cheap cost.

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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


The cheapest way to get a fixed gear is a late 80's/early 90's mountain or road bike, since they all had semi horizontal dropouts. You can also thread a track cog onto the old style cassette (it's a mod and at your own risk)

My first fixie cost me $15 for a cog, the bike was free and cost some time fixing it up

Otherwise, check pinkbike.com it's the worlds largest buy/sell for bikes

Oh! thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to check that out for sure.

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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 

 

 

I had a Mercier once it was great. These are $399 at

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

 

The Windsor is $279 on that page.Free dilivery.

Hey Red, The bike looks good but my budget is max $300 but its a nice choice. I have seen a similar one for $219 at critical cycles. Here it is http://www.criticalcycles.com/white-black-fixed-gear-single-speed-fixie-with-pista-handlebars.html , they are also offering free shipping service. The bike looks good, what do you say about it ?

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