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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 12-26-05, 12:29 PM   #1
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crazy: The THOUSAND DOLLAR CONVERSION ...

Sure it's got some nice wheels but over $1k ?!

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Old 12-26-05, 12:40 PM   #2
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C'mon, Eddie Shack once owned it!
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Old 12-26-05, 12:48 PM   #3
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man. that thing was at $400 at the last 10min. it went for over a grand! NUTS!
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Old 12-26-05, 12:57 PM   #4
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other than current supply and demand issues that make track framesets go for more than road, i don't see any reason why one should cost more than another, per se. someone might prefer road geometry and horizontal dropouts and still want to ride fixed gear. i tend to prefer track frames and all that jazz like most of us here, but i am not under some illusion that they are necessarily superior or more deserving of high prices than more traditional road framesets. it just so happens that track **** is extremely popular these days.
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Old 12-26-05, 12:59 PM   #5
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parts are worth at least a grand, plus it's ready to ride; pull it out of the box and you're set.

not a screaming deal, but not a rip-off either imho.
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Old 12-26-05, 01:10 PM   #6
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parts are worth at least a grand, plus it's ready to ride; pull it out of the box and you're set.

not a screaming deal, but not a rip-off either imho.

very true.. I would have thought $750-800max though
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other than current supply and demand issues that make track framesets go for more than road, i don't see any reason why one should cost more than another, per se. someone might prefer road geometry and horizontal dropouts and still want to ride fixed gear. i tend to prefer track frames and all that jazz like most of us here, but i am not under some illusion that they are necessarily superior or more deserving of high prices than more traditional road framesets. it just so happens that track **** is extremely popular these days.
Nicely said, Shants.
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Old 12-26-05, 01:20 PM   #8
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very true.. I would have thought $750-800max though
yeah, sure, something in that range. nice parts, and it looks well taken care of, but it's also used and depreciated a bit. at least that's how i see it.
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Old 12-26-05, 01:21 PM   #9
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man. 57" center to center? that is freakin' huge!!! (yes, i know. mistake, but i wish people would look before they post that sort of thing.) very well done bike, though.
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other than current supply and demand issues that make track framesets go for more than road, i don't see any reason why one should cost more than another, per se. someone might prefer road geometry and horizontal dropouts and still want to ride fixed gear. i tend to prefer track frames and all that jazz like most of us here, but i am not under some illusion that they are necessarily superior or more deserving of high prices than more traditional road framesets. it just so happens that track **** is extremely popular these days.
Here here. Well said.
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ugly fork.
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Track cranks my a$$ Those are old Victory's $1000 for that! Eddie Shack or not this bike is not worth that kind of dough.
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