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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 09-26-06, 05:22 PM   #1
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I did not know Bianchi had all these new SS/FG bikes

Where have I been?

http://bianchiusa.com/07_roger.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_b4p_fremont.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_lewis.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_rita.html

I guess the mountain ones are replacements for the P.U.S.S and G.U.S.S but what about the first two, which by the way have my all time favorite gearing 48x17.

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Old 09-26-06, 05:23 PM   #2
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The Roger frame is so ****ing cool.
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Old 09-26-06, 05:36 PM   #3
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Down with the stenchy hurricane naming system.
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Old 09-26-06, 05:39 PM   #4
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Would I buy it? No, but the Fremont makes a lot of sense for the 99.9999% of cyclists who may be interested in the benefits of fixed gear riding but:
1. don't ride on the track (or even live within hundreds of miles of one)
2. don't deify messengers
3. aren't interested in finding obscure parts for vintage conversions
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Old 09-26-06, 05:54 PM   #5
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Would I buy it? No, but the Fremont makes a lot of sense for the 99.9999% of cyclists who may be interested in the benefits of fixed gear riding but:
1. don't ride on the track (or even live within hundreds of miles of one)
2. don't deify messengers
3. aren't interested in finding obscure parts for vintage conversions
I like it. It seems to fit the bill for my quest for a 'roadie' fixed gear. I ride a conversion I love, but it needs a modern friend.
Is the hub flip ready for a 15t cog fixed?
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I would def ride the Roger and the Lewis...but they def need to put a smaller chainring on the Roger.
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Old 09-26-06, 05:58 PM   #7
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The roger = sick.


can you say, stoppie monster.
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Old 09-26-06, 06:42 PM   #8
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the freemont is the reason why i converted my old trek to fixed.

its got great road geometery so i can take it on long rides.
but yeah thats a great idea
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Old 09-26-06, 06:49 PM   #9
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I'm trying to not see a Roger in person because I know the second I see one I'm going to sell a kidney and buy one.
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Old 09-26-06, 07:07 PM   #10
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I can't wait until we get these in.

I wanna take those all for a spin.
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i talked to the bianchi rep today, and he said that roger is actually pronounced "row ger"
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i'll take one of each!
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Could one have a flip flop rear built for the Roger with discs on each side?
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all these new bikes, but the san jose still rules on or off road with just a tire change. even after you thrown in an extra $100 for a double fixed rear wheel, it's still the better value

What's up with the el-cheapo conponents on the fremont...those levers look like they're circa 1989! and the mixture of black and silver components makes it look like somebody cobbled together a fixie conversion!! At least none of their new bikes come with a rattlecan paintjob or "flip n chop" bars
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Where have I been?

http://bianchiusa.com/07_roger.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_b4p_fremont.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_lewis.html

http://bianchiusa.com/07_rita.html

I guess the mountain ones are replacements for the P.U.S.S and G.U.S.S but what about the first two, which by the way have my all time favorite gearing 48x17.

I'm in love
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Could one have a flip flop rear built for the Roger with discs on each side?
what?
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I guess it was a good thing Sky Yeager left as head designer of Bianchi.

I think her only serious contributions were white panel champion stickers(Yay!) and animal print saddles(WTF?).
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what?
I thought that too when I read that.
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I guess it was a good thing Sky Yeager left as head designer of Bianchi.

I think her only serious contributions were white panel champion stickers(Yay!) and animal print saddles(WTF?).
Those and the 100 percent chick designed stickers, which I actually don't mind for some reason. My 3 sisters love that I'm riding a "baby green" bike with a little chick on the bottom of the down tube.
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The Fremont is nice. Lewis is just a new GUSS or MUSS or whatever from what I can tell... Rita is their answer to the Rig (everybody has a 29'er SS this year, it seems).
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dudes and don't forget that, "The Fremont is a first-of-its-kind fixed-gear road bike...." Take that IRO!
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ps, the roger, pretty awesome, disc brakes need to catch on more with road bikes. (yes I know it's a cyclocross bike)
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She did the design on the RITA I believe it was her last project....one of the ss mtb sites has an interview with her I don't remember which one.
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dudes and don't forget that, "The Fremont is a first-of-its-kind fixed-gear road bike...." Take that IRO!
IRO doesnt offer an off-the-shelf aluminum frame/carbon fork/integrated headset fg bike. don't take it out of context.
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