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    SS/Fixed gear with rear rack?

    Quick question for you in the know... I'm looking to get an inexpensive (under $1000) SS/fixed gear bike that has a eyelets for a rear rack. I'd love to get a bike that I could put a seat on for a small child, and I know you need mounts for these. One with a flip/flop hub might be perfect. I'd also love a bike that if I take the child seat off it could be of some use to me.

    Or am I better off picking up a touring frame and trying to convert it this way? Thanks for your thoughts...

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    i had an older khs flite in my hands a couple months ago (2002 or 2003 model) and it's got rear rack mounts. if the newer ones have them too then there is an option. then again as you said it might be better for you to just get a touring bike to convert. either way i think a 1000 dollar budget will cover it.

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    I second the 9.2.5 i have one and love it. I've logged maybe 300 miles on it in the past month (alot for me since i dont ride road at all). I use it for commuting, adventure rides, and some road riding w/ some friends. The wheels that come with it are actually pretty good although they needed some tensioning and truing when i got the bike.

    I have since getting it exchanged the tires for something skinnier, pedals for some eggbeaters, seat for a selle italia flite, handlebars for some bullhorns, taken off the rear brake and fenders.

    The bikes geometry is compact road geometry so the standover is a tad better and the frame feels great when sprinting and climbing. Overall i am real happy i went with the bike and dig it alot.

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    What mounts do child seats use? I think I remember a type that only clamps to the seattube, so you can mount it onto any frame with a round normal-sized seattube. I have no idea what the standard fixing for child seats is, though.
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    Surly 1x1.

    They're amazing. Do anything bike.

    Mine will become even more child friendly soon. Change to 2:1 gear and put the fattest holy roller tyres on that will fit. I'm gonna try and put on front rack too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetbike
    Change to 2:1 gear and put the fattest holy roller tyres on that will fit. I'm gonna try and put on front rack too.
    Fat Tires on a 1x1
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