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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 08-21-07, 12:03 AM   #1
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2008 Kona Paddy Wagon

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Old 08-21-07, 12:05 AM   #2
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I dig. The Paddy Wagon is the only off the peg fixed gear bike I'd buy.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:16 AM   #3
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I dig. The Paddy Wagon is the only off the peg fixed gear bike I'd buy.
Yep. If they offer this as a frameset I may go for it.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:18 AM   #4
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Oh yeah that looks nice. What is the stock gearing?
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I Will Buy This Bike
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Damn it. I thought that was a link. You got me.

Gearing looks to be the same as last year. 42/16 if I recall correctly.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:43 AM   #7
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I was trying to demonstrate my enthusiasm
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someone wanna mention whats so great about it
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It kind of reminds me of a Seven.
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Boo!
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someone wanna mention whats so great about it
Ok.

quality steel
decently speced
affordably priced
clearance for fatter tires and fenders and fender eyelets!
more relaxed, road geometry (for those who are into that)
clean, modern look

for me personally:

available in 58 (unless they've changed the sizing for 2008 which I doubt), and hopefully as a frameset


It's gonna be the Pista Concept for geezers like me.
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Old 08-21-07, 01:49 AM   #12
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I test-rode the 2007 paddy wagon...i dunno, it felt kind of cheap to me. I guess it's just not my cup of tea. And i think they're kind of ugly...
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Old 08-21-07, 03:35 AM   #13
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I like the colors much better than current
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the location of that bike shop looks awesome.
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they are available as framesets.
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I have a 2007 frameset, she build up nicely, ride smooooovely

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I test-rode the 2007 paddy wagon...i dunno, it felt kind of cheap to me. I guess it's just not my cup of tea. And i think they're kind of ugly...
What did you decide on instead?
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I have a 2007 frameset, she build up nicely, ride smooooovely

Can't wait to get some bullhorns on mine. I'm not a big fan of the stock drops. The drop is too shallow for my taste.
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What did you decide on instead?
I actually decided on the Masi Speciale Fixed, and i love it.
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Can't wait to get some bullhorns on mine. I'm not a big fan of the stock drops. The drop is too shallow for my taste.
to drop is too shallow, so you replace them with something that has minimal drop? im confused
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to drop is too shallow, so you replace them with something that has minimal drop? im confused
I didn't realize how dumb that sounded. No; I had bullhorns on my conversion that got stolen , I got a Paddy as a replacement, don't like how shallow the drops are and I wanna go back to bullhorn because I found them way better for stretching out on the bike and climbing. The stock drops on the Paddy are too shallow and short for my taste, not enough depth in them for serious climbing. Also, I find that I'm riding on the brake hoods most of the time, right around where the horns would end. Grok?
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I've got my LBS checking on ordering this frameset. The LBS guy told me that the Kona rep said there will also be a version with track ends, a derailleur hanger, and downtube shifter bosses.
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They totally stole one of the Bianchi San Jose color schemes, and the Bianchi still looks better. That's sad.

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that 2008 is a nice colour...its so plain yet so fitting for the bike...and I want to buy one...but im broke...>.<
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