I ordered a dodici special frame (which i should be receiving in the next couple weeks! :D) size 57 which is white with red lettering. Im pretty new to fixed gear bikes and need some recommendations on which parts and what size to get for my frame as Im building from scratch. (eg cranksets/seat posts & collars all come in a variety of sizes).
For the seat post I want to get a thomson elite but have no idea what diameter or length to get. Same with the collar…
I was thinking of sugino messenger crankset but i want good parts so it all runs smoothly and looks sick (possibly phil wood BB).
I already have black rimmed complete wheels so thats all taken care of.
I live in the Adelaide CBD so there arent really any hills around. What would be a good gear ratio?
I had a Swift on my fixed gear a few years ago. Nice and firm but never felt right to my sit bones. Swapped it out for a Cinelli Leather Unicanitor and never looked back. I might try a Flite Ti on my next bike. The Cambium B15 might be a contender too.
FWIW Have a B17 Ti on my Rando bike. Nice saddle for that bike but would be too bouncy for riding fixed ATMO.
Yeah, seconded on getting a shop to put the cog and lockring on. If it’s loose, every skid will slip it free and when you push off again it’ll spin the cog tight. It’s a pretty unnerving feeling, haha. Really, your best bet, especially brakeless, is to get someone to do the whole build for you to make sure it’s all sweet, unless you’ve got all the tools and know-how on hand at home. I’m having my new Leader build done at Euride on Rundle St this week, but there are plenty of places that can give you a hand. Build sounds cool man, will keep an eye out for it
Machining is going to be better on a better quality cog. I’ve seen some good quality cheap steel cogs and some god-fucking-awful chromoly ones. Some of the cheaper ones are narrower than they need be and their tooth shape is not as positive. Considering a good cog (Dura-ace, Surly etc) will set you back $30-40 shipped why bother with the cheapies?