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  1. MattiThundrrr

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    I guess they were being honest with the "not your mom's surly" sticker!
    I could use that fork... And maybe the stem.
     
  2. BartRidesEternal

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    Same here! There is one dutch fabricator left (Gazelle) and I don't know for sure if they build their own frames.
    In Belgium there is a brand called "Achielle", these bikes are affordable and handmade. They look retro. A bit more on topic: They don't sell fixies, but they have a "Pathracer" called "Sam".
     
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  3. sandman

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    The Achielle Omer is very cool looking bike Hand made frame with Fat Franks .

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    Makes me want to go and pick up this old 26" speedster off facebook and copy it .

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  8. RustyGold

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    Super cool looking bike...but, BartRidesEternal and I have differing ideas of 'affordable' :grin:.

    Looks similiar to a '59ish Hawthorne lightweight I have...(not my pic)...

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  9. sandman

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    What you doing with that sweet Hawthorne RG ?
     
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    Well...the plan is for it to be my road bike :bigsmile:. I have the parts to go with a Nexus 7 or 8 rear rim, 700c...AND...a patterson/metropolis 2spd bottom bracket. So, at a glance it will look kinda single speed-ish, but in reality it will be a 14spd or 16spd. I think having a draggy IGH in back and combining that with a draggy transmission in front is probably going to result in a super draggy ride :grin:. But, I'll give it a shot...see how it rolls.
     
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  11. SpikeFC

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    That's a common thing in "hipster-oriented" companies. There's one that I know of here in PL that is named Baluma. They usually make "custom" fixies (just to remind - Fixies are not street legal in Poland), but recently they made a thing they called a "classic racing bike". Steel frame, cheapest Sunrace parts (copies of Shimano Eagle derailleurs), track handlebars (on a 10spd!) And for a price that you can buy 5 classic Peugeots or ZZR racing bikes. Yeah, cheap and affordable...
     
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  12. sandman

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    Never heard of a 2 speed BB . Had to look it up and get my lesson
    for today . Keep us informed how draggy it turns out !
     
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  13. Grant

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    Any pictures of it?
     
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  14. Grant

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    I think I found the ClAsSiC rAcInG bIkE.
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    It is like one of my builds.
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    Here is another BaLuMa bike that is worse.
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    I do like those bars a lot though. They remind me of an old Free Spirit.
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  15. Grant

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    Chub Hubs anyone? They have no purpose.
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  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Large flange and carbon fiber tube supposedly reduce spike stress.

    I have no worries about ‘spoke stress’ the way I ride......
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  17. Grant

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    There used to be a company that was located in the city that I live in. It was called Bigshot Bikes. You could customize them on the internet and they would make it. They went belly up less than a year ago and the bike shop I work at got 10 of their bikes plus a lot of cheap fixie parts. They have all been sold off now. The Bigshot bikes were around $500 for a super cheap, Chinese fixie. The grey one is one of their "custom" fixies that was given to the bike shop after they went out of business.
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    Vilano and Purefix are 2 other hipster companies similar to Bigshot that have bikes that are $300 over priced. Purefix did change their name to Pure Cycles and are now making track oriented bikes that are $800 and have nicer parts. Vilano is still cheap.

    Here is a Vilano frame with Purefix wheels.


    Critical Cycles is another one of those cheap, hipster companies, but I am not complaining about them because they are reasonably priced at $150-$200. That is what other companies should price their cheap bikes at.

    Kent fixies are no complain because they are so cheap.
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    All of these stated brands can be found in bad condition after a year because the buyers think a fixie needs 0 maintenance.
     
  18. Grant

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    They were giving the frame away for free, and I almost took it. I did not take it because that frame is too cheap and embarrassing to be seen on.
     
  19. SpikeFC

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    That's the one!

    https://www.baluma.pl/product_info....d=573&osCsid=02d77e9c1c421aba3fc9f98fa9b23a58

    They don't mention any of the producers when it comes to wheel parts (but one can see from the photos, that those are probably Joytech or Quando hubs & rims the same as Kellys Draft). Cheapest parts all over (the best description is about that chineese seat - Natural Vegan Leather :21: ) And they're charging 2500PLN for it (about 630$).

    For 500PLN less (130$ less) you can buy this:
    https://allegro.pl/oferta/unikatowy-rower-szosowy-chesini-columbus-campagnol-8538592579
     
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    What the?
     
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