Friday, October 13, 2006

Fixie Project Bike Update

Here is a picture showing the basic concept I want to achieve with this bike.

Right now I am sanding the bike and hope to have the frame painted this weekend. Then, I'll start putting it back together again.

I also need to order a new set of wheels. The rear obviously needs to be a fixed rear hub and the front wheel that is currently on this bike is steel, and that's just no good. Steel is especially bad in cold weather, as snow seems to stick to it more so than aluminum.

I am kind of second guessing going with no brakes. Some people that I've talked to said that riding a fixed gear bike takes a bit of getting used to. If you have any comments or pointers for me, please leave a comment.



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