Hi all,

I've got an old Peugeot frame that I'm considering stripping down and rebuilding in various configurations, although probably initially to convert to Fixie. Thing is, this is all going to be part of a huge learning curve for me, so I don't want to go out and get decent components only to strip threads, install them badly and mess them right up.

So I was thinking, as a start, maybe use second hand components, just so I can learn the mechanics side of it, before doing anything with anything new and decent.

However, I wouldn't have the faintest idea where to go for something like a second-hand racer wheel. I don't even know where I'd get a second-hand bike, to be honest.

Obviously there's e-bay, but if I'm buying sprockets I'd probably like to see them first, right? I'm a pretty mobile bloke, 'cos I'm all over the country racing on foot, so does anybody have any suggestions as to what best to do?


peasantpigfarmer [46 posts] 6 years ago

PPF. Invest in a good quality cycle tool kit.(Park or Pedros or simular) It will pay for itself many times over! Recommend you strip the parts on the bike you have first, Observe how they come apart and reassemble them after you have cleaned them up. learn from your mistakes on old, tired components. There are some good cycle maintainence books,or watcH some video's on the net.If you need help there are many of us cycle technicians that will help you!