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    What type of fixie is of good quality for $350?

    I am looking to buy a fixie at or a little above $350. I have been looking at retrospect, bigshot, and pure fix. I am relatively new to this and so I don't really know if there is much of a difference between the 3 other than price. I want it to have a flip flop hub so I can coast due to I will primarily use the bike to commute to and from campus, so I don't really need a multi-gear bike. Please give me any input you have on the 3 brands I listed and any others because I know there are a lot of manufacturers I don't know about.

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    Wrong subforum, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
    Wrong subforum, too.
    seriously bro

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    My bad, I didn't realize people on this forum were going to act like their so above everyone with their nose in the air. I'm new to the bike scene and just wanted some advice on what is or isn't a quality bike and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comingincold View Post
    My bad, I didn't realize people on this forum were going to act like their so above everyone with their nose in the air. I'm new to the bike scene and just wanted some advice on what is or isn't a quality bike and why.
    Would you rather we just gave you a bunch of bad advice? We don't know anything about fixies, and you've been guided towards people who do. For free!
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comingincold View Post
    My bad, I didn't realize people on this forum were going to act like their so above everyone with their nose in the air. I'm new to the bike scene and just wanted some advice on what is or isn't a quality bike and why.
    nobody is trying to come across like a jerk, this is the road bike section of this forum. The forum has many sections. you just posted in the wrong one. it happens.

    Click Here to take you to the right part of the forum

    Hope you find the answers you need there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Would you rather we just gave you a bunch of bad advice? We don't know anything about fixies, and you've been guided towards people who do. For free!
    That's sad and not altogether true.
    Fixies are fun. Riding different kinds of bikes are fun.
    Most of this forum can be like navigating a field of cow patties.
    Try looking at sheldonbrown.com, Useful info to be had there.
    Good luck!

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    I would definitely ask in the FGSSF. But, to answer your question those companies do not have a good reputation. In that price range, check out Bikes Direct. They have plenty of QUALITY options in your price range.

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    were not trying to stick our noses in the air at you, It just comes with the territory. There are many posts by new users asking for advice in buying new/used bikes, Its a difficult subject to comment on. Every bike is different, and like any hobby, no one likes the new guy who doesn't know what their doing. Welcome to the wide world of bicycles.

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    if we can first get to know the differences between their they're and there, then we'll be getting somewhere.

    but honestly, there isn't much to fixies, and thus a $350 fixie should be plenty good. you don't have to worry about shifting, weight, frame stiffness or any of that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    if we can first get to know the differences between their they're and there, then we'll be getting somewhere.

    but honestly, there isn't much to fixies, and thus a $350 fixie should be plenty good. you don't have to worry about shifting, weight, frame stiffness or any of that stuff.
    all you have to worry about is being a hipster
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    dont worry about all the dopes getting uppity OP. a single speed/fixie is still a bicycle you ride on the ROAD. so yeah, 350 bucks isn't going to get you much in the new bike department. you might find an SE Lager or similar scattante bike at performance. if you live in a big city, id start with craigslist. i live in portland and see decent single speeds all the time for that much, sometimes cheaper. saw a 2008 kona paddy wagon four days ago for 300 bucks. ive got that very bike and its fun as hell. thats also a good deal.
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    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Add $50 and...



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    I bought my son a PureFix, and after new rim tape and a couple tubes, it's been a fantastic bicycle. As someone else said, there's not much to them so it's hard to "get it wrong." It's a cool, matte-black bike with a flip flop hub and a decent brake.

    Having said all that, you might get a larger variety of responses in the FGSS forum...
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    here you go you cheap mofo, scattante americano. steel frame and fork, basic #$%^ but its 229 bucks! crap, id buy that for a beater/bar cruiser. chuck that ass hatchet looking saddle and stick some decent tires and its off to the races....http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...86_-1___000000
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Kilo tt is the tried ad true.
    The road of life is winding, but the pavement is smooth

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    Just don't call it a fixie

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    a used one

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    While we're on the topic, I'm debating between acquiring a Velokraft VK2, a Lightning P38, a Challenge Mistral, and a Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26 for purposes of riding on roads. Which is best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    While we're on the topic, I'm debating between acquiring a Velokraft VK2, a Lightning P38, a Challenge Mistral, and a Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26 for purposes of riding on roads. Which is best?
    You are to young to be making these type of decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    While we're on the topic, I'm debating between acquiring a Velokraft VK2, a Lightning P38, a Challenge Mistral, and a Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26 for purposes of riding on roads. Which is best?
    That one has the coolest name, so go with it. On the other hand, back in highschool, my physics teacher was a highly decorated P38 Lightning pilot by the name of John Loisel. His plane nose art was The Screaming Kid. If you by the P38, you should name it The Screaming Kid in honor of an American hero. http://airlifes.wordpress.com/2012/0...-simon-loisel/
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    Super happy with my Kilo WT, but that's ~$430.

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    Any one sticking their nose up at a single speed/fixed gear bike deserves to be booted off the Road Forum.

    They're ROAD bikes with ONE gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    Any one sticking their nose up at a single speed/fixed gear bike deserves to be booted off the Road Forum.

    They're ROAD bikes with ONE gear!
    Except for the track bikes and fixed gear freestyle and single speed mountain bikes. Why did we need to resurrect yet another zombie thread?
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