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    Senior Member madman91's Avatar
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    Hello,
    I want a quality bike that doesnt brake a lot ( a.k.a a single speed )
    I want to use it as a commuter, how ever i have a problem. I am a fool for disc brakes, i need discs on the bike to even consider it. So if anyone could show me a single speed bike with a disc brake such as (but not limited to ) the specialized p1 2003 at a decent price ( meaning 250 max w/shipping ). It does not have to be the same quality as the p1 but not a beater. ( hard to get a beater with discs )

    @ to p1
    http://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel...nyvhjkw.j27008

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    i think iro, at irocycle.com, has ss's with discbrakes... or you can buy a db wheelset.

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    Check the Bianchi S.A.S.S. or G.U.S.S. Discs, and all chromey (or yellowy, if that's your flavour).
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    here you go:
    azonic steelhead
    http://blueskycycling.com/view_product.php?pid=807
    but it all depends, the p1 and the example in the link above are more
    in the catagory of dirt jump frames. if its a commuter that you're looking
    for, then maybe something from iro or soma is more the answer...

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    If you're looking for a whole bike for $250....well....then discs aren't gonna happen.

    You can get P1's on eBay for $300-400 shipped.

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    Is it just me, or do those Bianchis (the GUSS in paticular) just look like ugly geared bikes? Isn't the whole point of an SS bike to just shut up and ride? Kinda hard to do that when you have brakes to calibrate every 30 minutes.

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    Kona have several frame for single speed and disc brake.

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    And they are overpriced as hell.
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    Senior Member madman91's Avatar
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    fine, throw the disc brake suggestion out the window.

    new list of requirements
    1) single speed ( obvisouly )
    2) rigid fork
    3) around 250

    thanks for bearing with me

    madman

    @asterisk
    did you say that disc brakes have to be calibrated every 30minutes? Its actually quite opposite, they almost never have to be calibrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman91
    fine, throw the disc brake suggestion out the window.

    new list of requirements
    1) single speed ( obvisouly )
    2) rigid fork
    3) around 250
    Are you looking for just frame and fork, or complete bike for $250? If complete, you may need to look used.
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    Are you looking for just frame and fork, or complete bike for $250? If complete, you may need to look used.

    complete, and sorry for not claryfying i want a used. being the cheapskate i am

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterisk
    Isn't the whole point of an SS bike to just shut up and ride? Kinda hard to do that when you have brakes to calibrate every 30 minutes.
    What are you talking about? Disc brakes require less maintenance than other brakes.
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    i keep getting drawed back by these two. Im gonna end up buying one of these and wrapping the fork with a plastic baggie for weather protection

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-Sing...QQcmdZViewItem

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-P1-A...QQcmdZViewItem

    madman

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    Are you going to be commuting on one of those? That geometry and gearing is really set up for dirt and big jumps. Commuting would suck (well at least for me)
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