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Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Krank » Sun May 08, 2011 3:35 pm

What is an ideal lightweight frame I can use to start building a fixed speed bike?

I am after something with the bottom bracket not being too low (causing constant pedal clip), and with drilling for brakes.

I weigh 90kg and 6'2" tall.

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby PeteV » Sun May 08, 2011 4:54 pm

Opening a can of worms here....

All depends on if you want tight track frame geometry or more relaxed geo. And then it comes down to how much you want to spend. There's plenty of builds highlighted here on what steel and aluminium frames can offer, can't recall any carbon builds but would be nice to see one :wink:
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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby elStado » Sun May 08, 2011 5:27 pm

Depends on your budget. I converted an old early 90s 10 speed road bike I got for free into a fixie. Nice steel frame, racy geometry, front and rear brakes included.. perfect first fixed gear bike!

You can consider getting an old frame and converting it, but it depends on what you're wanting to use it for. Urban/street use.. go for steel/cro-mo.. track use, go for light weight such as carbon fibre/Ti etc. It's gonna cost you a bundle though.
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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby CheapFixed » Sun May 08, 2011 6:05 pm

just get a visp from cyclingdeal.com can build a fixed easily under 9kgs on a visp!
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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Krank » Sun May 08, 2011 6:07 pm

Thanks -

I see this link and like the Pista via Condotti and Pista Dalimine

http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/fixed-gear/

The via COndotti is steel frame with 1 brake, while the Dalimine is alloy and 2 brakes.

Your thoughts (and preference) on both of these bikes?

My use will only be for street and dedicated bike track (but not velodome stuff)

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Krank » Mon May 09, 2011 12:18 am

what is the KHS FLite 100 (520 double butted CrMo Steel Frame) like as a fixed geared bike?

handling, weight, etc?

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Krank » Mon May 09, 2011 7:32 am

CheapFixed wrote:just get a visp from cyclingdeal.com can build a fixed easily under 9kgs on a visp!


icannot locate this frame anwhere, not even on that link you provided.

How does the ali tubing cope with onroad harshness for this frame?

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby familyguy » Mon May 09, 2011 10:41 am

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Krank » Mon May 09, 2011 11:52 am

Thanks.

I have looked at your link.

How do I confirm if this frame is the VISP and not some other brand?

I cannot see any reference made to VISP in your link.


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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby familyguy » Mon May 09, 2011 1:08 pm

They are bulk-produced aluminium frames, chances are from the same factory. Dont get caught up by a sticker.

Buy it, build it, ride it. If you hate it, move on to something better.

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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby elStado » Mon May 09, 2011 1:17 pm

familyguy wrote:They are bulk-produced aluminium frames, chances are from the same factory. Dont get caught up by a sticker.

Buy it, build it, ride it. If you hate it, move on to something better.

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Exactly. There's always going to be some try hard hipster schmuck who will pay you good $ for it once it is built, so chances are you won't lose out too much even if you did sell it on.
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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby Bingis » Thu May 12, 2011 2:53 pm

Just ordered one of those VISP frames (+ chain & seat) should get here on Monday. I figure at $120 for frame + forks+ seatpost, if anything does go wrong/suck then its not like you've wasted that much cash.

Hopefully I'll get under 9kgs once I've put it together.
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Re: Ideal Lightweight Frame for Fixed?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:28 pm

Bingis wrote:Just ordered one of those VISP frames (+ chain & seat) should get here on Monday. I figure at $120 for frame + forks+ seatpost, if anything does go wrong/suck then its not like you've wasted that much cash.

Hopefully I'll get under 9kgs once I've put it together.


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