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I have always wanted to build a Fixie from scratch and after much searching, I've picked a frame and will slowly be collecting parts in order to start my build. Was just wondering if you guys have any build advice and tips? Any experience with this particular frame? torque tensions on nuts and bolts? I'm budgeting between $300-$350 for this build. It'll be mainly a daily rider to and from work on flat road with the occasional bridge crossing. I was thinking 16t cog in the back and 44t at the front. Will this be appropriate?
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Tip No2. If you are going to run Fixed instead of SS, get foot retention for the pedals.
44/16 should be fine for flattish riding. My two run 44/16 and 46/16 around my town and Melbs and I do OK.
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Plus one for pedal retention, mine's got MTB SPDs - it's not cool, but matches my other bikes.
Definitely need at least front brakes, unless you turn into some sort of legendary messenger hipster BEFORE you start riding.
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Seriously, for that budget just buy a Cell. I have owned a number of nice old track frames and conversion frames in the past. I picked up the Cell frame for $150 for my commuting because I couldn't decide on something nicer. It's heavy but I quite like it. I already had wheels, cranks etc in the shed.
As for gearing, my favourite is 48 x 19 on 165 cranks. That's a relatively low gear. I did around 20,000km on this gearing.
For a while I recently ran 40 x 17 which is even lower, and I loved it. Now I am running 44 x 17 still considered low at 68 inches, but a bit more practical I suppose.
I have always used 17 and 19 tooth cogs. They are prime numbers. Look up a skid patch calculator to find out more.
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