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?
The place for fixies and other rides without gears
You could but it's not the "same" plus it's a damned good excuse for a second bike
GT Avalanche 1.0 | TCR Alliance 0 | Giant Bowery | BMW K1300R
Two wheels good, Four wheels bad
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
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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.
That was confusing.
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
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.
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
there are bargains to be had everywhere
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 500wt_1156
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.
Whips: Merida Racelite 905, Apollo Record Track, Norco Sasquatch.
If I was you I would buy one of these.
Ride it, have fun and then find one to do up.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/fixie-track-fixe ... 3f02d15fc7
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/fixed-gear-track ... 41527ffb73
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/track-fixed-gear ... 41528008ac
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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