Upgrading Beginner Fixed Gear

#1

Hey Guys, so I’m new to fixed gear riding and have been riding the ‘6KU URBAN TRACK BIKE’ for the last 1.5 years. I Need a new crankset, chain and wheelset, and have no idea what to buy. i have a budget of 500-600 aud. I am a heavy rider and would need some sturdy wheels.
Any contribution would be great!
I Also need to be able to buy and ship these parts to Australia, with postage prices inclusive in budget.
Thanks alot, Fixed.

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#2

im amazed that username is available

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#3

^ Actual LOL.

How much do you like the frame? For $600 you could probably get a decent frame with decent parts. For example, this Cell fixie is selling for half your budget and has a reasonable parts list: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kensington/men-s-bicycles/custom-fixed-gear-track-fixie-55cm-soma-mks-dia-compe-sugino-/1190747140

Or if you really want to bring back 2007, how about this Bianchi Pista? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southbank/men-s-bicycles/bianchi-pista-track-bike/1191357910

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#4

Yeah, that a good deal, but i really am just looking for parts, thanks.

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#5

Bianchi never age, i tried to find a san jose https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bianchi-San-Jose-2018-Frame-Fork-Headset-58-cm/123269964419 in kacky green

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#6

in response someone had some dura ace hub’d wheels on FB track cycle buy sell, 280 i think, look around for some sugino cranks, i take it you don’t want sram omniums - which state r u in?

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#7

If we were looking at the same wheels, the rims are tubular. Not really ideal for street use unless you like skidding through dollars.

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#8

Exactly what I thought!

+1

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#9

Who doesnt want omniums - just slightly out of my budget, im in victoria

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#10

Can u guys get over my name lmao

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#11

yeah, this bike will be used as a commuter and needs to be able to take some grunt, thanks heavy.

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#12

Those wheels look like your typical Weinmann rims, Novatec hubs, sealed bearings? Are the bearings flogged out or the rims worn? Or you just don’t like them? (Yes, that’s a valid reason to change!)

I bought a cheapie Mojo Bike for $100, mostly for the wheels. Was surprised to find they were sealed bearing, with proper track nuts and hollow axles. Pretty sure they’re 32H so even with my 90kg loaded, not a problem. There’s probably a thousand of them lying dormant which people would take 100-150 for. Pilfer the wheels, offload the frame cheap, win. Buy the one Pinzo suggested, swap parts, sell the rest, you’re way ahead.

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#13

some can’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5q1Pzod1I

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#14

stop suggesting this, im attempting to buy it

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#15

Actually just buy this Vivalo: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/men-s-bicycles/vivalo-special-track-bike-fixie/1190327379

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#16

$600 is Facebook track cycling group territory, so get on those and chase some bargains.
You could get Sugino 75s, Velocity Deep V or similar and a new chain quite easily for under $600.

Buying completes, as suggested previously, is a VERY good way to get all the parts you’re after for less and then sell the spare parts.

Any of the bikes featured here are worth buying, I’d ride any of them with no issues at all.
https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/s/track-bikes/-/VIC?sort-by=cheapest

This is a good buy. SRAM Omnium cranks, sealed hub wheelset etc etc
https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/track-bikes/apollo/vic/bayswater/record/100186597

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#17

that vivalo is fucking hot.

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#18

Rubbish. They are all too small for you :stuck_out_tongue:

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#19

yep pity its too sml 4 me,

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#20

*If they were my size, I’d ride them all!!

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