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Old 01-18-06, 12:42 AM   #1
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I am looking to get into fixies, what do you think of this bike??

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FIXED-GEAR-S...QQcmdZViewItem

thanks for your input.
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Old 01-18-06, 01:42 AM   #2
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there's like a thousand threads on this. even recently. search.
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Old 01-18-06, 08:52 AM   #3
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My friend stripped his hub within 15 minutes.
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Old 01-18-06, 08:56 AM   #4
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My friend stripped his hub within 15 minutes.

come on its not the hub thats stripping that easy has to be the person thats installing it
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Old 01-18-06, 08:59 AM   #5
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come on its not the hub thats stripping that easy has to be the person thats installing it

It's possible.
I don't deny that it could be an isolated incident.
But, just as a side comment, it wasn't his first fixed and he did make sure everything was installed properly and tightly.
So, it wasn't user error.
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Old 01-18-06, 03:43 PM   #6
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yeah, search this crap. I'll backup that the quando hubs are bunk, and yes, they are stripped easily and need to be overhauled upon purchasing.
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for three hundred bucks, you could spend 50 bucks on a halfway decent rear hub and have a nice bike for under 400 bucks. Beats an alpha
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