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Old 08-03-2009, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: New/Wanting to build

I know this doesn't fit your current thoughts, but if I were building again new for the first time, I'd get a cheap track fixie bike on e-bay (under "track bicycles") and they sell for about $230-

You get a complete bike that's minimal- and has a rear flip flop hub that our sprockets fit right onto and lockdown (at least laterally) with a reverse threaded lockring-

Flip/flop wheelsets alone are over 100 dollars-

a minimal bike with two handbrakes, narrow 700 C wheels and lightweight- This thing would really roll! I think I'd go now iwth a smaller 50 cc anyway, and get a 36 sprocket right off, for a better cruise-

I got a Micargi cruiser multi-sped cruiser, and the sprocket fits over this hub too, with no modifications, but doesn't thread or lockdown - so the rubber and heavy metal backplates are needed-

Although with a 36 and smooth 1.75 tires, this 66 can go as fast as I want to go anyway, it's still heavier than I'd like, and I'm itching to try some 700c wheels with a high flange flip flop hub, to bolt a sprocket directly to, and eliminate all the other rubber and plates--

they'd fit the cruiser even, if I put road brakes on- but then again, no.
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