How can you build up a polo bike? Good question. Its easy.
Look for a frame that you can make into a single speed. A lot of MTB have semi horizontal drops and can be easily singled with proper chain length or through a singleator. If you have a pair of 700c wheels that need a new purpose you could find a track style bike and build that up for cheap.
This coming Saturday April 24th, a boy scout troop in St. Paul is having a huge bike sale. Go check it out. It would be very affordable to get a frame that accepts 26″ wheels and some really cheap wheels.
I was just at Express yesterday and scored a new stem and bars for under $10. Plus you can feel great knowing that your money will go back into teaching St. Paul youth mechanical skills and work ethic.
The bottom line is building a polo doesn’t have to cost you hundreds of dollars. In fact with a little looking you can easily build something for well under $100.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions about what works and what doesn’t in a hardcourt bike polo. Head on over to The League of Bike Polo /Bikes for some inspiration.