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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:01 pm

brauluver wrote:
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.


I agree 100%....see!
aaron wrote: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 aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:05 pm

I'll have a look around locally (I live in Brisbane) but I don't have anything in that size frame myself otherwise he'd be stroking and polishing right now.

He'll need a wheel set regardless of the frame and I don't think any of us have those to give away.
I honestly reckon a VISP is a good option but sure...I hear what you're saying.


ps Did you ay he was 12?!?!?!
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:08 pm

ps. this would have him sorted + $60 for courier and at a very good price!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FIXIE-STEEL-TRAC ... 4aa537008b

If he wants 'experience' he can pull it apart, polish it, grease it and put it back together.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:13 pm

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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby kapow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:28 pm

I have a Repco Traveller frame (not sure if it's 54 or 56cm but it's not big) with horizontal dropouts from my old fixie build that I just spray painted purple. It also has a stem, light Japanese drops, seat post with a very good condition narrow silver seat. It was very ridable with no rust but pulled a bit to the left when I tried to ride no-handed which I had to offset with my weight balance.

I'm in the westside of Melbourne and can let it all go cheap if you're interested.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:36 am

Hi kapow,

I would be very interested in this bike. Does it have a wheel-set included? Is it already a fixie?

Isaac

ps. Thanks for all your help guys!
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:17 am

kapow wrote:I have a Repco Traveller frame (not sure if it's 54 or 56cm but it's not big) with horizontal dropouts from my old fixie build that I just spray painted purple. It also has a stem, light Japanese drops, seat post with a very good condition narrow silver seat. It was very ridable with no rust but pulled a bit to the left when I tried to ride no-handed which I had to offset with my weight balance.

I'm in the westside of Melbourne and can let it all go cheap if you're interested.


Travellers are a very lazy geometry low end Hiten(heavy) frame, that are a hard rubbish staple.
I'd be a little concerned about the pulling to left scenario,as it could be accident damaged.
Realistically EG a bike like this should be a freebie, even as a complete.Don't pay more than $15 for one of these if you must.
Kapow , you could earn some major noobie Karma points by donating to the young fella :wink:
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:42 am

Yeah,

I think my trip to CERES may be a little delayed for reasons...

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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:08 am

^ what does that mean?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:14 am

aaron wrote:^ what does that mean?


Grounded? :|
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby aaron » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:26 am

Oh actually I think it's bad weather in Smelbourne...almost hailing or something
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby taiFu » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:54 am

if the yo don't find anything at CERES i may be able to help out.. think I have a 54ish Tange 2 frame around..
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:05 pm

taiFu wrote:if the yo don't find anything at CERES i may be able to help out.. think I have a 54ish Tange 2 frame around..


Tange 2 is some nice lightweight butted Cro Mo goodness EG.Chances are a frame made from this will be a nicer geometry than a traveller too.
you should be all over this like a rash.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:54 pm

aaron wrote:Oh actually I think it's bad weather in Smelbourne...almost hailing or something


Yeah, the bad weather was the main bit. My mum hates to cycle in the cold and then when it warmed up she said that she wasn't feeling up to it today (tiredness).
I may go tomorrow but I wouldn't count on it.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby taiFu » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:32 pm

aaron wrote:Oh actually I think it's bad weather in Smelbourne...almost hailing or something

Actually hailing..

brauluver wrote: you should be all over this like a rash.


Please no rashes.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:16 pm

So EG, you gonna look into the Tange 2 frame or not?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:46 pm

I pm'ed the guy. He will send photos, brauluver.
I also went to CERES today... I did not find a bike though. They had alot of old MTB's and one track frame. No luck. I walked in telling the guy that I wanted an old road bike for a fixed/single conversion and he gave me the reply " No...Never, your not going to find one here" and I then said "Well what do you have?" and out behind him he pulls out a track frame?!?!?!
They had alot of old road bikes that would have been perfect that were apparently "not up for sale".

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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:22 pm

[quote="EvilGenius"said "Well what do you have?" and out behind him he pulls out a track frame?!?!?!
They had alot of old road bikes that would have been perfect that were apparently "not up for sale".

Isaac[/quote]

Wrong size, to exxy????

Next time tell them you want an old tenspeed to strip and rebuild to learn about bikes and ride to school,and you'll probably find they are for sale.
There is a thread on fixed.org about how Grumpy and anti fixy some of the people at Ceres can be.I get the impression ther are some hardcore grumpy hippy knobs volunteer there.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby nathann » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:33 pm

Why didn't you take the track frame?!
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:11 am

nathann wrote:Why didn't you take the track frame?!


Not drilled for brakes?
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby nathann » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:28 am

Mulger bill wrote:
nathann wrote:Why didn't you take the track frame?!


Not drilled for brakes?

Brakeless tarck bike!

But seriously, I'd take it. And use it later on, or something.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:07 am

I actually am looking for the whole bike instead of just the frame.
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby .isaac. » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:35 am

Does anyone know anything about this particular bike:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 601wt_1141

item number: 180574290300
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Looks to be in good shape. If the size is good go for it but I can't see it going that cheap. :?
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Re: Fixie / SS Gear to choose

Postby brauluver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:37 pm

EvilGenius wrote:Does anyone know anything about this particular bike:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 601wt_1141

item number: 180574290300


Hi ten(heavy) steel.
From the looks of it, the cranks are those cheapies again that can't be split so useless to you.
Nice stem and bars though.It will sell for more than it's worth :roll: .
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