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    fixed-gear.net

    http://fixed-gear.net/
    i got a email from these guys, anyone got a opinion.

    thanx

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    That frame was the subject of a thread earlier.
    I think people on here know them.
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    i did a search and found nothing.

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    No idea what to search.
    But the thread jist was people (myself included) questioning the logic of producing yet another black "cro-mo" track frame verse something new or different.
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    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    I like how their selling point is that riding a fixed gear frame will "show them that you're ballsy."

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    show them youre ballsy!

    ah.. beat to it.. pretty much sums it all up for me

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    I emailed back and forth w/ Ernesto regarding availability of larger frames. Seems like a good guy and is enthusiastic about what he's doing, which is providing another inexpensive entry point into fixed gear cycling. I can't think of a single bad thing about that.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, there will also be brown available in addition to black. "Black Hole" and "Brown Star" are the names of the colors... I think I see a theme...
    Last edited by explody pup; 04-24-06 at 04:01 PM.

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    Brown will be available?
    Well, ****.
    I think he just sold me.
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    Looks a lot like the Iro mark V without the bottle cage thingies.

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    does ernesto have a pink seven track bike?
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    Only comes in three frame sizes...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabana 4 life
    http://fixed-gear.net/
    i got a email from these guys, anyone got a opinion.
    Yeah - opinions are like bums - everyone's got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    I emailed back and forth w/ Ernesto regarding availability of larger frames. Seems like a good guy and is enthusiastic about what he's doing, which is providing another inexpensive entry point into fixed gear cycling. I can't think of a single bad thing about that.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, there will also be brown available in addition to black. "Black Hole" and "Brown Star" are the names of the colors... I think I see a theme...
    Ernesto is a mainstay on the mtbr.com singlespeed board. He's a fixture of the Singlespeed MTB scene. I got the impression that he's basically putting together this order of frames and stuff as a labor of love, because he wanted to get some bikes out there. He had a thread (not unlike Kogswell's) that asked people what they wanted in a fixed gear frame, and put together a bike based on that. This is it.
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    next 2 projects: rain beater, polo bike. next after that, i might just build up one of these frames. if i can score a cheaper one on ebay or Cl, it'll be a contest, but i like the sound of this dude/company.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    what's the point of having a) rear brake mount and b) no cable braze-ons?

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    That's a pretty good point.
    I guess one can always zip-tie cables to the frame but one can't just drill a rear bridge for a brake.
    So, it's set up MORE for brakeless but does give you the option of the rear brake.
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    Anybody else think this it is unneccesary, posturing and stupid:

    "Drilled for a brake (if you need one)"

    Like, uh, just cuz our frames have brake holes doesn't mean that we're not cool, like riding brakeless 52/13. Yeah. Did I mention that we use chrome bags and drink pbr?

    Losers...

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    Say What?

    Dude don't know much about fixed.

    Check out the contradition. Similar, but not the same. Then never heard of them? WTF!

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...49&postcount=5

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    ernesto is from Wisconsin?
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    This is not about trendyness, its about lifestyle
    wahahhahahah

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    polo bike?

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    yeah...suicide hub on a mtb...something that's basically just for riding around in a small area while drinking a lot of pbr and swinging mallets around. like polo with ultra-beaters instead of horses...not something you really want a nice bike for.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle
    what's the point of having a) rear brake mount and b) no cable braze-ons?
    SOMA Rush has a similar set-up. There are plenty of roadie types who have to have two brakes or want to run SS. However, most folks are going to be brakeless or running just a front brake. They probably don't care that the rear bridge is drilled but will care if theres cable guides ruining the lines.

    Its a design compromise.

    It also means you can splash out for some vintage Campagnolo cable clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle
    what's the point of having a) rear brake mount and b) no cable braze-ons?
    you're not supposed to use cables anymore. it's all about electromagnetic beams these days.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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