I’ve been interested in picking up an old road frame and building a homemade fixie for a while now but I just haven’t gotten my act together and gone out looking for a frame. I emailed a couple of people about some old bikes they were selling but things came up and the items were just not close enough for me to run out and grab without making it a big deal.
After reading Freewheeling Spirit’s latest blog entry about his newly completed Raleigh Super Record conversion my interest has been renewed and I am now back on the market for an older used road frame. FS said he had budgeted for a $100 project though in going with a new seat post, track wheel, set of tires, chain, cog and bar tape he exceeded his budget. He also pointed me in this direction for a geared to single conversion with under $20… and J. B. Weld…
Hmmm, I may budget around $100.
On an unrelated note: Go check out this recap of a Susitna 100 racers ride. The write up is a few posts long so make sure to catch them all. Reading the blog I find myself day dreaming of doing something like that. My eyes have always been bigger then my stomach… I’ll finish the marathon first then maybe start to think about the triathlon before I get any more crazy ideas in my mind.