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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-07-05, 09:25 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-07-05, 10:04 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-07-05, 11:44 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-07-05, 11:50 AM   #4
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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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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

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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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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.
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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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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

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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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