Find me a bike, please

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boogi11
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Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:00 pm

Hi all, I'm looking for a winter project, maybe a fixie, something I can abuse over winter. I would like an old cheap jack to strip down and rebuild over Xmas. I don't really know what I'm looking for, can somebody find me a frame or bike on eBay. I'm 6 ft tall.

I want this to a project that I can cut my teeth on with regards to stripping and building a bike

Thanks

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby Ricey83 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:56 am

Surely the project would involve finding the frame as well?

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby Navrig » Fri Nov 16, 2012 13:59 pm

boogi11 wrote:Hi all, I'm looking for a winter project, maybe a fixie, something I can abuse over winter. I would like an old cheap jack to strip down and rebuild over Xmas. I don't really know what I'm looking for, can somebody find me a frame or bike on eBay. I'm 6 ft tall.

I want this to a project that I can cut my teeth on with regards to stripping and building a bike

Thanks


What a lazy toad! :roll:

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby Ricey83 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 15:16 pm

Navrig wrote:
boogi11 wrote:Hi all, I'm looking for a winter project, maybe a fixie, something I can abuse over winter. I would like an old cheap jack to strip down and rebuild over Xmas. I don't really know what I'm looking for, can somebody find me a frame or bike on eBay. I'm 6 ft tall.

I want this to a project that I can cut my teeth on with regards to stripping and building a bike

Thanks


What a lazy toad! :roll:


This is what I was thinking.

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 16:17 pm

thanks for all your help!!!

obviously all frames can be converted to a fixie then?
parts are still available for a 30 year old frame?


and i know all this from the wealth of help provided on this forum, if only somebody would suggest a suitable frame, to help somebody who wants to learn about bike maintenance get started.
if only i had posted this in the Road buying advice section!!!!! oh hold on, i did.

surely by nature of the header, any body posting in here needs help!


rant over, im just going to buy any old unsuitable s*!t then throw it in the skip when i find out it is no use to me

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby LegendLust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:59 pm

boogi11 wrote:thanks for all your help!!!

obviously all frames can be converted to a fixie then?
parts are still available for a 30 year old frame?


and i know all this from the wealth of help provided on this forum, if only somebody would suggest a suitable frame, to help somebody who wants to learn about bike maintenance get started.
if only i had posted this in the Road buying advice section!!!!! oh hold on, i did.

surely by nature of the header, any body posting in here needs help!


rant over, im just going to buy any old unsuitable s*!t then throw it in the skip when i find out it is no use to me


Instead of throwing your toys out of your pram, just have a think about your original post. You would have got a better response and bags of help if you'd written this:

Hi all, I'm looking for a winter project, maybe a fixie, something I can abuse over winter. I would like an old cheap jack to strip down and rebuild over Xmas. I don't really know what I'm looking for, can somebody suggest what sort of frame would be best to convert or buy. I'm 6 ft tall and don't have a clue what size frame I should get either.

I want this to a project that I can cut my teeth on with regards to stripping and building a bike

Thanks


Basically you asked people to look on eBay for you. TBH that does smack of laziness.

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby LegendLust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:04 pm

Anyway ideally what you want is a 22"-23" seat tube steel frame, built from some sort of Reynolds or Columbus tubing. Would be perfect if the frame had track drop outs. If not you want a drop out like this

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/steel- ... 954993400/

This means you do have some leeway to pull the rear wheel back to get the correct chain tension. Obviously you need a fixed wheel as well.

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:12 pm

LegendLust wrote:Anyway ideally what you want is a 22"-23" seat tube steel frame, built from some sort of Reynolds or Columbus tubing. Would be perfect if the frame had track drop outs. If not you want a drop out like this

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/steel- ... 954993400/

This means you do have some leeway to pull the rear wheel back to get the correct chain tension. Obviously you need a fixed wheel as well.



Thanks for above,I knew there were some helpful people on here :D

With regards to the frame. Can I buy any old racer of eBay and convert it to fixie? And do I need a special rear wheel

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:23 pm

I'm thinking this 251183243909 might do
Is a 60cm frame ok

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby LegendLust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:30 pm

boogi11 wrote:I'm thinking this 251183243909 might do
Is a 60cm frame ok


That should be ideal. 60cms is about 23". You would just need to check the rear drop outs. If they have the ability to tension the chain then go for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBT_BNzaRuM

All you need then is a fixed hub wheel.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handbuilt-rea ... 19d6b13a35

Getting hold of a fixed rear wheel will probably cost more than that Peugeot you've got your eye on!

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:35 pm

LegendLust wrote:
boogi11 wrote:I'm thinking this 251183243909 might do
Is a 60cm frame ok


That should be ideal. 60cms is about 23". You would just need to check the rear drop outs. If they have the ability to tension the chain then go for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBT_BNzaRuM

All you need then is a fixed hub wheel.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handbuilt-rea ... 19d6b13a35

Getting hold of a fixed rear wheel will probably cost more than that Peugeot you've got your eye on!


Hi, looking on the net the dropouts,look,ok, I found this 190755293013 . So next questions then.

If I strip the bike and remove all drealieur rear cassette, and shifting equipment, what do I do with the front chain ring?

Also can I change the stem and front bars or do I leave them alone?

Anything else

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby LegendLust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:42 pm

boogi11 wrote:
LegendLust wrote:
boogi11 wrote:I'm thinking this 251183243909 might do
Is a 60cm frame ok


That should be ideal. 60cms is about 23". You would just need to check the rear drop outs. If they have the ability to tension the chain then go for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBT_BNzaRuM

All you need then is a fixed hub wheel.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handbuilt-rea ... 19d6b13a35

Getting hold of a fixed rear wheel will probably cost more than that Peugeot you've got your eye on!


Hi, looking on the net the dropouts,look,ok, I found this 190755293013 . So next questions then.

If I strip the bike and remove all drealieur rear cassette, and shifting equipment, what do I do with the front chain ring?

Also can I change the stem and front bars or do I leave them alone?

Anything else


You only need a single chainring. But what you need to do is look at what gear ratio you want to ride with, as you'll probably need to buy a new chainring to match with the rear cog on that wheel to achieve your desired gear in inches .
http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches

When I was a lad 69" was the preferred ratio for fixed.

Changing the stem and bars is up to you. But it depends if the stem that comes with the bike are the right length for you

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby nochekmate » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:09 pm

If you need some cheap stuff for a singlespeed/fixie then I've got the following

Create chainset &BB
Create wheelset with flip-flop singlespeed/fixie hub ( rear needs truing) Come with tubes & tyres ( showing signs of wear)
Aero bars and brake levers + cables
Chain tensioner

Was going to build up a bike for winter but went for cheap Tiagra groupset instead

You can have the lot for £35 posted or £25 collected from S. Derbys if interested

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:33 pm

nochekmate wrote:If you need some cheap stuff for a singlespeed/fixie then I've got the following

Create chainset &BB
Create wheelset with flip-flop singlespeed/fixie hub ( rear needs truing) Come with tubes & tyres ( showing signs of wear)
Aero bars and brake levers + cables
Chain tensioner

Was going to build up a bike for winter but went for cheap Tiagra groupset instead

You can have the lot for £35 posted or £25 collected from S. Derbys if interested


Can u send me some pics please, I might be interested, guess it depends if I win the bike that finishes in 6 days. Will the bbc fit the bike I'm looking at

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby nochekmate » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:52 pm

English thread BB so should do. Will try to PM pics this weekend

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby LegendLust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:36 pm

boogi11 wrote:
nochekmate wrote:If you need some cheap stuff for a singlespeed/fixie then I've got the following

Create chainset &BB
Create wheelset with flip-flop singlespeed/fixie hub ( rear needs truing) Come with tubes & tyres ( showing signs of wear)
Aero bars and brake levers + cables
Chain tensioner

Was going to build up a bike for winter but went for cheap Tiagra groupset instead

You can have the lot for £35 posted or £25 collected from S. Derbys if interested


Can u send me some pics please, I might be interested, guess it depends if I win the bike that finishes in 6 days. Will the bbc fit the bike I'm looking at


Bloody hell, you're expecting a lot form your TV Licence fee

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Re: Find me a bike, please

Postby boogi11 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 06:22 am

LegendLust wrote:
boogi11 wrote:
nochekmate wrote:If you need some cheap stuff for a singlespeed/fixie then I've got the following

Create chainset &BB
Create wheelset with flip-flop singlespeed/fixie hub ( rear needs truing) Come with tubes & tyres ( showing signs of wear)
Aero bars and brake levers + cables
Chain tensioner

Was going to build up a bike for winter but went for cheap Tiagra groupset instead

You can have the lot for £35 posted or £25 collected from S. Derbys if interested


Can u send me some pics please, I might be interested, guess it depends if I win the bike that finishes in 6 days. Will the bbc fit the bike I'm looking at


Bloody hell, you're expecting a lot form your TV Licence fee


Put a smile on my face :mrgreen:


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