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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 10-17-06, 03:48 PM   #1
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9 2 5 Redline

I Know that it seems to be better to build you very own beast. But the $$$ involved carries a considerable weight. I don't think I can beat the price of the 9 2 5 but ya'll tell me. Wheels look decent and the hubs are really smooth. Steel frame I am sure is comparable to my cross check. Saddle has to go but it comes with fenders which I am digging. I rode a demo on a 40 mile charity ride with the local weather guy last week and it seemed as I had a considerable amount of weight on my hands. That was the first fixie ride for me. Not sure if it was due to poor set up or just the moustache bars??
What about it build your own or go stock?
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Old 10-17-06, 03:57 PM   #2
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the 9-2-5 is a great bike for the price. thier sold at the shop where i work, and most of the parts are pretty solid, the hubs are wicked smooth. if your looking for a commuter or just bike to get around on it would be a great choice. but building your own bike it always a good thing, to me it makes my bikes seem like they're really mine, not just some bike that 10 of your friends have.
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Old 10-17-06, 06:56 PM   #3
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Pretty dynomite bike for the price. Cromo frame, fenders... the only thing that keeps people away (IMHO) are the moustache bars and the sloping TT. Neither of which are a real deal-breaker for me. When/if my conversion kicks the bucket, that's one of the replacement options.
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Old 10-17-06, 07:09 PM   #4
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I was considering recommending the 9 2 5 to my friend who commutes in Boston (he currently rides a POS x-mart "road" bike). It seems like a very nice bike, but with the fenders/track-ends... Would you have to remove the rear fender to remove the rear wheel? That seems like a PITA. Is this actually the case?
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Old 10-17-06, 07:24 PM   #5
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I was considering recommending the 9 2 5 to my friend who commutes in Boston (he currently rides a POS x-mart "road" bike). It seems like a very nice bike, but with the fenders/track-ends... Would you have to remove the rear fender to remove the rear wheel? That seems like a PITA. Is this actually the case?
Nope, I just loosen the rear stays and the fender bows enough to get the wheel out. I like my 9.2.5, it is currently set up as a SS due to a non cycling related knee injury. But it will go back fixed. I have only 2 upgrades planned on mine, Brooks saddle and Tubus rack. I love the way it rides, also the simplicty of it.

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I've been riding the 925 for about five months now and love it. A great commuter bike. I changed around the bars to better suit my comfort, but everything else has proven very solid for me. I've been riding about thirty-forty kilometers a day on it and am loving it.
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If I was to buy a commute bike, it would be a 925. Cool bike.
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