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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 10-13-06, 01:16 PM   #1
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carbon fixie on CL Boston... Thoughts?

impressions? deal? My buddy's on the market for a cheap fixie for the winter...
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/220048054.html
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Old 10-13-06, 01:23 PM   #2
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it looks like a giant cadex 980. they are notorious for failure at the lugs due to UV damage.

other then that they are very comfortable and noodley.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:25 PM   #3
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it has a suicide hub... i think for 200 bucks your friend could probably find an actual fixed rear wheel and a decent steel frame.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:28 PM   #4
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It looks like my old Vitus...I know they built frames under several brands.
Mine rocked...but in retrospect it was a flexy frame.
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I had a similar specialized allez, it was like riding a rubber band.
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Old 10-13-06, 03:02 PM   #6
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I'd spend an extra 100 bucks and get a KHS URBAN X for a winter beater. It's not a fixed gear... it's not a piece of $hit either.
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