Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - need some thoughts...
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01-28-09, 12:09 AM
This is my first post. I usually just browse, but i may need some thoughts. I came across a website that lets you build your own fixie. I should say customize. For $350 you can get a fixed gear with a flip flop hub. You can customize the colors of your wheel set, chain, frame, seat, handlebars. It seems like a legit thing. And if you are looking to get into riding fixed, this seems pretty cheap.
Here is the link:
What do you think?
01-28-09, 12:30 AM
Depends. Do you want a decent bike? That thing will be a little heavier than other bikes because it is High-Ten steel. The cranks are decent but the rest of the components are generic something or others.
I would point you towards bikesdirect for a cheap fixed gear of better quality.
You cant customize but you will have a better bike.
01-28-09, 06:07 AM
I agree with SpaceFace. There was another thread about this yesterday or so -- the thing to stay away from with inexpensive frames is high-tensile steel construction. They're excessively heavy :(
Agreed. And when virtually none of the components seem to have a brand...
It reminds me of the SE Draft, which one of my roommates has and it a total junker.
01-28-09, 07:44 AM
ehh, i think they would be ok for light use. if you are just looking to get into riding fixed, and dont expect to do too many miles, i think this would be a pretty good deal.
i personally prefer all my bikes to have drop bars though, which doesnt seem to be on option on these bikes...
01-28-09, 07:51 AM
there was just a thread about this.
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