Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - LEADER Fixed Gear
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06-19-09, 12:01 AM
Hey yall new to this, im thinking of going from a Peugeot single speed to a LEADER fixed gear have the opportunity to pick one up for about $700. First of all this would be my daily commuter for work, thoughts on that? Second is that a good price? looks like I got a deal, and Finally what would I expect going from single to fixed huge mistake on my part?? please do let me know!!
06-19-09, 05:47 AM
errone gots a leader frame now, but they are a good frame, i have a purple 725..somehting frame xD
06-19-09, 07:53 AM
i can't completely speak to the price, but that sounds like it may be a little on the high side, for what i've heard about that brand.
if you get an aluminum frame, it may be a good idea to use a carbon fork with it, to make the ride quality smoother.
i don't think it's a mistake to go fixed (you can always use a flip-flop rear wheel and switch back to singlespeed if you decide to do so later).
additionally, the geometry of the leader may be a little bit steeper, causing it to possibly be a little less comfortable over super-long rides (compared to the peugeot's road geometry).
06-19-09, 08:32 AM
The price depends on he components that are on the Leader frame. For $700 it better have some good components and fit you very well. Because for that same price, you can get a new bike with decent components that is fit to you.
06-19-09, 08:34 AM
I've even seen Trek T1 for not much more than that price.
06-19-09, 11:55 AM
You have to think you can get a brand-new leader frame, fork, headset, and handlebars for not much more then $330, so if you think that the wheelset, crankset, and the remaining small parts are worth the extra $350 or so, then do it.
Personally, I think Leader bikes are GOOD bikes, but they are not GREAT bikes. I enjoy riding my brothers and I am debating whether or not to finally build mine (I have a 721 frame and fork just lying around in my room) but there would be no way I would buy one for $700.
Personally, I think Leader bikes are GOOD bikes, but they are not GREAT bikes... but there would be no way I would buy one for $700.
they're not cheap. they're just as expensive as prebuilt ones of higher quality.
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