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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 02-16-07, 03:15 PM   #1
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slight bike decision dilemna.

ok. so i don't actually own a fixed gear bicycle. the truth is out.

i'm going to buy my first fixed sorta soon. i was gonna get in on the iro group buy but eh.

i've ridden enough bikes to know what i like. i'm into sorta long rides/commuting/whatever other excuses i have for riding a bike.


here's my problem. there's a kinda cheap rush hour near me. the shop has a great lawaway deal where you can pay a bike off for like 3 months. the rush hour is cheap and i could see myself doing a lot of cool stuff with it. i like the frame and the ride is nice.

BUT, i went browsing at some shops up north a second and there's a very nice '05 pista concept sitting there going "buy me, kyle, i will make all of your wildest dreams come true". she's such a sex machine. she's on sale of course however a lot more than the rush hour.


basically i have no other place to type about things like this but here. i'm not looking for validation, just thoughts or insight.


does the concept hold up well for everyday or is it too fragile?

is the rush hour kinda junky in the long run?


etc etc etc.


tell me the rush hour is more reasonable.


tell me to just go all out and get the concept and **** the police.


tell me something.


feel free to ignore this as well.


thank you.
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Old 02-16-07, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you going to lock it up? get the rush hour.
Can't afford to replace the concept? get the rush hour.
want to run brakes?(you should) get the rush hour.
Want everyone to know how much you spent? get the concept.
Want a smoother ride? get the rush hour.
Want more options for tires? get the rush hour.
Want a bike only for track use? get the concept.
Want to go on long rides? get the rush hour.
Don't want to deal with sew ups? get the rush hour.
Want to impress dip**** hipsters? get the concept, a 650c cf front wheel and 15cm riser bars.
Want something that will be reliable that you don't have to worry about? get the rush hour
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Old 02-16-07, 03:25 PM   #3
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oh, i was planning on a different wheelset for the concept anyway.


i appreciate the input.
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Old 02-16-07, 04:39 PM   #4
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I've heard the concept is also super stiff. Might not be a good first ride/commuter.
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I've heard the concept is also super stiff. Might not be a good first ride/commuter.
yea i heard the same. id say go with the cheaper 1st to see if you like fixed to begin with. then maybe later you can upgrade plus steel is better than aluminum for road use. yea def get rush hour. having a brake with help you out in long journeys
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you cant post here unless you actually have a fixed gear sorry to break the news

get the rush hour and then come back here and post about your first ride

the concept is not what you want for long rides or for a first fixed

just think you can always buy more bikes later

in fact you are obligated to buy more later

get the pista concept then
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Old 02-16-07, 05:53 PM   #7
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also



what if you dont like riding fixed?


one, dont post here again





two, it would suck to have a new concept that you dont like
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steel bikes are always a good frst choice and always much cheaper actually I got a mercier for my first a year ago and I have since upgraded everything including the badging on the frame my khs is made in the same factory and the same way as the mercier I love the frame and they are cheap... I wanted threadless hence the khs
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I had the same dilemma but in slow motion...I bought a fuji track, upgraded it somewhat, and commuted on it + rode it for fun...then I was offered a screaming deal on a raleigh rush hour pro and had to bite. Most of my commuting / city riding is less than 20 miles so the stiffness and harshness isn't too big a deal.
I love the lightness and quickness of the bike, I don't ever leave it stealable (koW), and I drilled the fork to accept a front brake....so I guess I'm glad I traded up...though the fuji was really nice, hardy, and reliable.
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i'll make it easy

the bianchi pista concept is a specialty bike

you are not special.
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steel is better than aluminum for road use.
Wow gyeswho breaks out knowledge again. I just realized that your name is like a challenge to everyone to figure out whose fake account you are.
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I love how this forum brings out the inner ****** bag in people.
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Wow gyeswho breaks out knowledge again. I just realized that your name is like a challenge to everyone to figure out whose fake account you are.
hes right though

everyone knows that aluminum is only good for trials and off road unicycling
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Old 02-16-07, 06:46 PM   #14
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i'll make it easy

the bianchi pista concept is a specialty bike

you are not special.

wow. you're awesome.


i've ridden fixed a whole bunch. i've never actually OWNED a fixie but i have enough experience with them.



anyway, ******* comments aside. i'm going for the rush hour because i like long rides enough for warrant a more relaxed geo plus i wouldn't be paranoid if i do lock up anywhere.


the concept is on the more fantastical side of things. i know i can ride and would have fun but function prevails.


plus a lot of this was a sort of vent because my girlfriend has had enough bike talk from me for a few life times.
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Old 02-16-07, 06:53 PM   #15
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what if you dont like riding fixed?



if i didn't like riding fixed i wouldn't consider dropping over a grand on a bike.
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I have an al bike on the way but it wil probably end up a points bike strictly track
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trick the rush hour out some and go with it.
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trick the rush hour out some and go with it.

yeah i just called the place and they got my size still so trick out city. pics to follow soon. thanks to those whose with manners.
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I love my Rush Hour more than anything ever in the world. It's stable, smooth, hot as hell and so light I feel like I'm riding on a cloud. So good. Even though you're going to trick it out, I've been riding it stock since I got it and I'm pretty pleased so far.
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I think you're special.

And I hope you really enjoy your Rush Hour.

For hipster points you can always just add a **** ton of One Less Car stickers.
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good choice

ill be the first to welcome to bfssfg once you go pick up your rush hour


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if i didn't like riding fixed i wouldn't consider dropping over a grand on a bike.
you are wiser than most

but dont let me catch you reading this reply until you own your fixed gear

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Old 02-16-07, 09:21 PM   #22
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What size bike do you ride Kyle?

Edit: I think your special too .
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everyone knows that aluminum is only good for trials and off road unicycling
they're also good for heatsinks....

(ducking...)
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headlessspider if those are your sites in your sig and profile you are great
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good choice

ill be the first to welcome to bfssfg once you go pick up your rush hour




you are wiser than most

but dont let me catch you reading this reply until you own your fixed gear
i can't tell if you're sarcastic/joking or otherwise...
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