I managed to finish building up the fixed gear on Friday. It turned out really nice, pretty much like I imagined it would before I even started on the frame. Still it took a while to decide exactly how to build it up. The wheels are 80s vintage Alesa, made in Belgium, but are in great shape. I swapped out the rear hub for an Italian flip flop hub from Miche. The crank is new and I like how the chain rings have the nice swoopy look to them! Most of the small parts I had sitting around from old bikes. Egg beater pedals from Crank Brothers, a Shimano 105 front brake, and a leather seat from Brooks with matching leather bar tape which really look sharp. The plugs for the handle bar tape are cork & wood! They look great, but are fragile. The first plug I installed I had to remove, and it broke into two when I tried to pull it out. :( So you’ll notice a wine cork in its place on the left side. Also a cool idea!

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  1. Dave says:

    Wow! Great detail makes this bike stand out. At first I thought you had wine corks in the handle bars.

  2. Luis Ramón says:

    How much costed the Fixe gear?

    • admin says:

      Hi Luis – Rahmen + Gabel 1100 Euro, Komplett von ungefähr 2000, kommt drauf an was für Teilen gewünscht sind.

      Frame + Fork 1100 Euro, complete from around 2000 depending on what you choose for the parts.

      Thanks for looking!



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