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    Looking for new steel fixed gear

    I am looking for an new fixed bike ($1,000 +/-). I am looking for steel, just time to go back a little.

    I ordered a Schwinn Madison, they are back-ordred until March! Maybe, I should just wait.

    I am thinking about a Masi Speciale Fixed. Old line names are cool to me.

    Does anybody know anything about the Masi? Other thoughts on what to look at?

    Thanks for the help

    hg

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    The Jamis Sputnik is nice.

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    I have a surly steamroller coming tomorrow.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...teamroller.htm

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    What about IRO? They've got some fine complete bikes for $500-600 i think.

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    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    the cool thing about bike forums is that you don't even have to search, if you're completely against that for some reason, there are titles that you can skim through and pick a topic from...and if you reply to that topic, people will actually go to the last reply and see what you said...so, you can actually skim one page, go to the next page...and strangely enough, pages keep on coming...
    I know 's a great feature...really...this layout is amazing

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    I second the Sputnik. Great frame, great fork, good parts. Craigslist the wheels, and put the proceeds toward a good set of wheels with Open Pro's or Deep Vs or something. Voila! Super steel fg for well under $1,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgjr View Post
    I am looking for an new fixed bike ($1,000 +/-). I am looking for steel, just time to go back a little.

    I ordered a Schwinn Madison, they are back-ordred until March! Maybe, I should just wait.

    I am thinking about a Masi Speciale Fixed. Old line names are cool to me.

    Does anybody know anything about the Masi? Other thoughts on what to look at?

    Thanks for the help

    hg
    what sort of riding? for plain commuting on roads, the best deal is the cayne uno, only available from LBSs that use J&B importers.

    for something that will work a little better in winter/bad weather, either a steamroller or a redline 925.

    for something for occasional track use, a pista is great.

    I really like my Soma, but that doesn't come complete.

    I've heard that the Masi is a little overpriced for what you get.

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    Riding Type

    Most of its life will be riding it as a fixed gear, training rides. I am not really training for any thing. I just like to ride. I kind of like the idea of brakes.

    Outside chance of using it on the track in Asheville, NC. You never know!

    Thanks for the input.

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    for road rides, consider a lemond fillmore.

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    Raleigh Rush Hour? I have thousands of fixed gear training miles on mine, and it's worked really nicely.

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    Track geometry or Road

    I know a lot of fixed gears are really just road bikes.

    I would like some thing with more of a track geometry. It just fits with the other bikes I have.

    Thank you agian. It is nice to have people in the world that are willing to help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgjr View Post
    I know a lot of fixed gears are really just road bikes.

    I would like some thing with more of a track geometry. It just fits with the other bikes I have.

    Thank you agian. It is nice to have people in the world that are willing to help!
    The Pista's got track geo, but its not drilled for a rear brake. I commute on mine and its great.

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    I got a Masi Fixed off of craigslist about a month ago. It is my 1st fixed so I really have nothing to compare it to.

    Sweet ride. Looks great. I'm happy with the purchase. Funny though, I never see anyone recommend it. Can anyone provide any insight?

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    the masi is OK, but it is not much better than a pista for about $200 more, right? also, its geo is sort of halfway between the pista and an old roadie with 73/73.5 ht and st angles. the wheelbase isn't super short either. better deals elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa View Post
    the cool thing about bike forums is that you don't even have to search, if you're completely against that for some reason, there are titles that you can skim through and pick a topic from...and if you reply to that topic, people will actually go to the last reply and see what you said...so, you can actually skim one page, go to the next page...and strangely enough, pages keep on coming...
    I know 's a great feature...really...this layout is amazing
    awww... you wasted all that time writing a complaining paragraph and nobody even noticed!

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    Looked at buying a Pista or Rush Hour from my LBS, but ordered an IRO when I discovered I could get it customized to my liking (gearing, crank length, stem, rims) and have it shipped for the same price.

    Placed my order last Thursday. It arrives next Monday.

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    I picked up a Surly Steamroller locally today, am very impressed with the frame. The welds are beautifully done. Most of the components on mine came from a Lemond Fillmore, like the select track bontrager wheels, carbon fork, etc. This bike is almost as light as my Trek Madone carbon road bike. I'm really impressed and can't wait to take it for a long ride tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters View Post
    awww... you wasted all that time writing a complaining paragraph and nobody even noticed!
    You did.

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    '07 jamis sputnik
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    I've said it before... If I had that kind of loot, I'd get a Soma Delancey.

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    +1 on the delancey/sputnik. my budget wasn't quite in soma territory, but had it been i'd have one.

    so i got a sputnik. absolutely no regrets (though i bought it as a frameset & built it w/my own component spec).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMonday View Post
    I have a surly steamroller coming tomorrow.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...teamroller.htm
    dood neil, looks good!!!

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    Thank you everybody.

    Here is what I am thinking:
    Frame: Soma Rush - White or Red?
    Fork: 1" Alpha Q fork
    Wheels: Soma Somax Trax
    Other Items to build out Deda or Ritchey Stuff

    It is going to be a little more than the $1,000

    I just have to decide when to pull the triger.

    Thank you again!

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