|woo hoo! budget fixie first ride!||rockbender|
May 12, 2003 1:28 PM
|Well, I snuck out for an hour ride at lunch today - what a hoot! The worst thing about it was having to stop. I really wish I could have had another hour of ride time.
The frame is some old Motebecane steel frame painted army green that the previous owner had set up as a single speed. I bought it at a second hand store for $55. After another $19 spent for a longer stem (used) and a fixed cog and lockring, along with throwing on some bar ends and pedals that were laying in the garage, I am now the proud owner of a fun beater SS/fixie that is bound to see lots of use!
Oh yeah, and the tires are 27", which isn't great for selection all the time, but there is always good prices on something that will work (it came with some Kenda CX knobbies on it that will be quite versatile and should wear well).
|A great ratty old bike ...||Humma Hah|
May 12, 2003 1:50 PM
|... for making expensive bikes look like junk.
Stick a good motor on that sucker and I'll bet it'll chase down rabbits just fine.
|yep, this suits me just perfect for now||rockbender|
May 12, 2003 4:37 PM
|I love the sleeper bikes! If my motor isn't tuned enough now, a month or two on this ride certaintly won't hurt it!
Looking forward to taking it out on some road rides with my friends that aren't so fast, as well as some gravel roads too.
Happy to have that brake, though. If I didn't have it this afternoon it could have gotten real ugly real fast on some descents!
Thanks Humma and the rest for passing on the fixie bug.