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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 09-02-06, 12:01 AM   #1
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What do yall think about the NYC City Fixed Bikes?

I was looking at their bikes and they city fixed today special http://nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=578seems to have good specs but i want to know is it a good frame or should i not waste muh muny? i like the fact that it comes with deep v rims and comes set up with brakes and bulls. What do yall think abou it since it comes well loaded? Should i get that, an iro mark v, raleigh rush hour, or fuji track?
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Old 09-02-06, 12:03 AM   #2
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it was featured on the today show, it's gotta be good.
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Old 09-02-06, 04:30 AM   #3
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i don't know what your mechanical capabilities are, but you might have more fun and learn a lot if you built your own bike from parts bought locally or on eBay. It would be a lot more fun and you would really get to know your bike. Buying something like this, well, you know, it lacks a little personality, a little character, which is not to say it's not a good bike, but something more original might be more fun. Or not.
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Old 09-02-06, 08:11 AM   #4
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My experience with NYCBikes

My experience with NYCBikes has been all good. They helped me build my first conversion which turned out great and my buddy bought one of their cityfixed bikes and loves it, the guys in the shop are cool and the service after the sale has been good. I think they have some kind of warehouse sale coming up too, although I'm not sure if the cityfixed is going to part of it, its on their website. Good luck with however you choose to roll. Here's mine: http://velospace.org/node/852

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Old 09-02-06, 08:19 AM   #5
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you get the maximum benefits of that bike by riding it without a saddle.
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Old 09-02-06, 09:54 AM   #6
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$800 seems like a lot of money for that bike.

the search is unavailable, but if you could read people's accounts of their nyc bikes experiences, you would not be encouraged to shop there.

+1 on the IRO.
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Old 09-02-06, 09:59 AM   #7
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Their completes seem overpriced. I built one up last feb and its a fun ride, just don't try to ride it upside-down on the Basque block. I'll be healing for a while.
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I bought one, modified the headset and saddle. so far I love it
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