Fixie / SS Gear to choose

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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby DaveOZ » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:00 pm

It makes you work harder to keep a good average speed than on the normal roadie


Can't you just leave your roadie in 39/14 for the same effect? :P
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby ruscook » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:27 pm

DaveOZ wrote:
It makes you work harder to keep a good average speed than on the normal roadie


Can't you just leave your roadie in 39/14 for the same effect? :P

You could but it's not the "same" :lol: plus it's a damned good excuse for a second bike :wink:
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:40 pm

DaveOZ wrote:Can't you just leave your roadie in 39/14 for the same effect? :P

Very few people have the will-power to actually carry this out for more than a few kilometres, when faced with the uphills and downs. Nice in theory but those extra gears are so easy to switch to :wink:
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:45 am

Look, I know I'm confusing people, and I am very sorry, but I think before I do buy any chainring I should try out some Single Speed's first that are actually Single Speeds and not a geared MTB.
PS. I think I have found a bike for those people who have been helping me over the last month and before you ask I think I will keep the eBay link private.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:53 am

The only problem with bidding for this bike is that the bidding ends midnight. ARGH!
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby nathann » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:32 pm

EvilGenius wrote:Look, I know I'm confusing people, and I am very sorry, but I think before I do buy any chainring I should try out some Single Speed's first that are actually Single Speeds and not a geared MTB.

That was confusing.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:31 am

^ indeed
What's with the privacy stuff....so we won't outbid him on Evilbay?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:58 am

EvilGenius wrote:The only problem with bidding for this bike is that the bidding ends midnight. ARGH!

Put a bid which is the most you are prepared to spend on the bike and go to bed.
If it goes for less than that price you only pay what the price was when the auction finished.
If it goes for more than you didn't spend more than you wanted to.
It's pretty simple
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:54 pm

Yeah, I lost.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:18 pm

What are you looking for? Road conversion? Track frame?
How tall are you? Do you know what size frame you want?
How much do you want to spend?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:52 pm

aaron wrote:What are you looking for? Road conversion? Track frame?
How tall are you? Do you know what size frame you want?
How much do you want to spend?


Ok, now where talking...alot.
I am looking for an 80's road bike with horizontal drop outs.
I am going to be converting it to a SS with spacers and such.
I am 165 cm tall and need a 54 cm frame. I don't mind if it is a bit this way or that though.
I won't spend more then $80 on a road bike since I also have to buy new parts as well.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Where do you live?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:34 pm

Buy this and add $60 for a courier services and you're done and finished with.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FIXIE-STEEL-TRAC ... 4aa537008b
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:38 pm

there are bargains to be had everywhere
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 500wt_1156
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:10 pm

I think I will enjoy deconstructing them and building them up. Im into that.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:24 pm

Well buy one and stop stalling! Go to Cash Converters!!
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby nathann » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:34 pm

Or find a bike frame on the side of the road and then you can probably just buy a wheelset.
I have like 3 frames hahahhahaha, just need to find a rear road wheel then I have a s/s.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:44 am

I am going to CERES on saturday to look at their old road bikes in the BikeShed.
Is it easy to find road bike frames on the side of the street?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby Lark2004 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:50 am

EvilGenius wrote:Is it easy to find road bike frames on the side of the street?


yep, just go for drive round the streets on council cleanup days... oh.. you can't drive.. well, I guess unless you can convince your mum or dad to go trawling up and down countless streets for hours on ends looking at peoples rubbish with you, then you might not have any luck in finding a hard rubbish frame... better stick with CERES, you should be able to find something thee for not too much coin.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:47 am

Hasn't someone on this forum got a bike they could give to him?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby surfin' addiction » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:13 pm

Lark2004 wrote:
EvilGenius wrote:Is it easy to find road bike frames on the side of the street?


yep, just go for drive round the streets on council cleanup days... oh.. you can't drive.. well, I guess unless you can convince your mum or dad to go trawling up and down countless streets for hours on ends looking at peoples rubbish with you, then you might not have any luck in finding a hard rubbish frame... better stick with CERES, you should be able to find something thee for not too much coin.


Ha ha. I have 4 bikes in my shed at the moment that have come from the side of the road or the scrap steel skip bin at my work. Unfortunately they aren't really what you're after and they've all mostly been snapped up by mates that were impressed with my build and now want to do there own. But I was actually out for a ride last Sunday near Moorabbin (eastern side of Melbourne) and it was hard rubbish collection time. In the morning I saw an 80's looking lugged frame 10 speed, a MTB of some kind and a hand full of wheels and bits and pieces scattered along one stretch of road and by the time I was headed for home to grab my car and come back it'd all been cleaned up.

So yes EG, it is possible to find treasure on the side of the road.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:12 pm

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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:36 pm

That way is expensive though.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:53 pm

EvilGenius wrote:That way is expensive though.

Nope it's cheap. Real cheap.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:53 pm

aaron wrote:
EvilGenius wrote:That way is expensive though.

Nope it's cheap. Real cheap.


The lad(he's 12) doesn't have a parts bin like you and I with wheels, bars stem, seat/post etc... to add to a frame.
He's starting from scratch and will need all the ancillary bits from a complete bike to facilitate his build for minimum $$$$$

If someone had a repco superlite or an apollo/kuwahara, shogun cro mo roady in a 54 square in melbourne then it would be sorted.
Young fella on a budget wants to get into cycling, even if someone interstate had a bike to donate ,all he'd have to do is cough for freight.
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