A few teaser pics. I chose a 53-18 gear(it seems to be about right but I have a 20 on the freewheel side just in case) and have some Zipp drop bars on the way but it is mostly done. Need to sort out braking with the drops, looking for some old school levers to complete it. Riding it has been a blast. Fixed gearing really tunes you into the bike and makes you think a bit more on the bike. It also makes going downhill hurt. A lot! Didn’t realize how much I coasted before now. I did a 20 mile ride to the coffee shop and was having problems walking when I got home. Not sure if it was the distance or the 11% grade on the way up to my house. Anyway, when I get all the parts I will post final pics but here are some to keep you guys occupied.
Right now 16 lbs 7 oz or about 7450 grams. Have some parts on the way, Zipp Vuka Sprint and different levers so that may increase the weight a bit. The rear wheel is insanely heavy so may look into upgading from aluminum to carbon when I get some money. Just tuned a Kit Carbonio Flow to 102 grams to put on it. If anyones interested in getting a seat tuned, contact me at sellabicituning at gmaildotcom.
It rides great. Really smooth, the cowhorns make you sit up a bit but that should be remedied when I get the Vuka Sprints. Trying my hand at trackstands and pedaling ALL THE TIME really gives me a new appreciation for riding the bike. Its a blast to ride, I highly reccommend a single speed or fixed gear if your considering it and on the fence and you can set one up relatively cheap $100-$300 if you search around for parts.