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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 10-19-06, 05:57 PM   #1
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Factory singlespeed w/out drop bars

Would love to try out the new Raleigh One-Way. Are there any singlespeeds like the One-Way or Bianchi San Jose with less of a road stance and possibly adjustable stems and no drop bars.
Not a heavy beach cruiser. I guess I could change the stem and bars on the Raleigh but would still have to deal with changing brake levers too?

Thanks in advance for the advice.
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Old 10-19-06, 06:15 PM   #2
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You can get bars for like 20 bucks new, why let it be an ultimate deciding factor?
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9.2.5? Order a Rob Roy without bars and brakes and add your own?
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any one of the SS 29er's out there.
redline monocog 29er with cyclocross tires?
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Old 10-19-06, 06:58 PM   #5
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Changing bars, brake levers, pedals and other ridiculously simple adjustments should not be part of the equation when considering what bike to buy.
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Changing bars, brake levers, pedals and other ridiculously simple adjustments should not be part of the equation when considering what bike to buy.
A decent shop will let you trade out items like this to fit your needs.
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Old 10-19-06, 07:32 PM   #7
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A decent shop will let you trade out items like this to fit your needs.

Also true.
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redline 925 - se draft lage or stout - redline monogcog - bianchi muss wuss puss sass -
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Seriously, bar style is a really bad criteria to choose a complete bike by. Esp. that there's no expensive brifters with a ss. Buy the frame you like and haggle with your lbs.
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