sphinks36 said:I've been thinking about building a fixed gear bike for awhile, and was wondering what people like on thier bikes.
Saddle and bars are personal preference things. I don't like riding track bars on the road, as there just aren't many decent hand positions on track bars--no disadvantage on the track, where you stay in the drops, but not what I want on the road. Many folks like bullhorns, but I like road bars--more specifically, deda or ritchey wcs classsic pros. For saddles I'm riding Fizik alliantes on all my bikes these days. The latest retail is scandalous but if you keep your eyes open there are "deals" to be had. For bling: I recently got a set of track wheels with new Record hubs laced to older (but mint) Mavic GL330 rims. Gonna put some bright green Vittoria Evo Pave tubbies on and I'm gonna like it.sphinks36 said:I've been thinking about building a fixed gear bike for awhile, and was wondering what people like on thier bikes.
I have a full Miche Primato Piste group on my track bike. The cranks are super stiff, the BB is smooth and has some adjustability in it, and the cog setup works like a charm. I'm 6'5" and 225lbs, so just in general I put some stress on my stuff. Not as pricey as DA or Record, and it looks good. Maybe not as blingy as say an FSA crank, but I like the classic look.sphinks36 said:I haven't heard a lot about miche stuff. What do people think of that?