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Old 01-20-2013, 12:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I've actually been looking into getting a fixed gear recently. Until now I've been riding my schwinn continental that I fixed up into a nice little ride. Something about fixed gear just seems fun and appeals to me. Any tips for someone getting into it? I don't think I want to get anything super high end, just something fun to ride around.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You could just get a new set of wheels with a flip flop hub and a new chain then you can put them on to your continental. That would be a fairly cheap way to check it out. If you like it, pick up a frame and use your new wheel set to build one and then you can put your schwinn back to geared bike
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You could just get a new set of wheels with a flip flop hub and a new chain then you can put them on to your continental. That would be a fairly cheap way to check it out. If you like it, pick up a frame and use your new wheel set to build one and then you can put your schwinn back to geared bike
Yes, that would be the best route and cheapest to try it out. In my experience of building bikes, the least expensive build I had was a conversion with a free frame and I still got up to 250 without no name parts
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Yeah with the price and availability of fixed bicycles now sometimes it's just better to buy one. My first full build was 400ish before there was such a plethora of bikes available online
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I've been looking at converting mine but as is my frame is a bit on the small side for me. I've been looking at the lower end fixed gears like purefix as just something to ride around that I could also get in the proper frame size.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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there are fixies galore on the socal craigslist
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I keep checking but it's hard to find them in the larger sizes. Most tend to be around 54-56cm.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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If anyone is looking for completes checkout nashbar. I mean the bike will be barebones but its fixed/single so not much will ever go wrong. Good price and if you end up liking/loving it.... Upgrade build bike fun time. bikes be just as addicting to me as paintball markers

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I keep checking but it's hard to find them in the larger sizes. Most tend to be around 54-56cm.
You in the market for a 60cm? Or bigger?
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Ill keep my eyes open in the sd area for you, I browse that section frequently
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