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    I want a single speed and i don't know why..which one is best?

    OK, I have decided to get a single speed for no good reason. I just think it would be cool to use around town and chase after the kids, etc. Is there really anything different about all the sub 1K bikes out there? The sputnik? the capo? the langster? Or maybe the San Jose or Paddy Wagon might be better for an all-around ride? Someone just pick one for me so I can be done with it and just start riding!

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    sputnik. now. go. hurry.

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    Stop Shifting

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    i would say there is little difference in the quality, only in the features. i.e. some have fenders, some have cross tires and canti brakes, some have brakes period, etc. just pick the one that meets your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mato_h2h View Post
    OK, I have decided to get a single speed for no good reason. I just think it would be cool to use around town and chase after the kids, etc.
    Ok. That's creepy.


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    This bike looks like it was in a crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphm2k View Post
    Ok. That's creepy.

    hahah what's with the cabaret legs?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle! View Post
    hahah what's with the cabaret legs?!

    He also has jazz hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphm2k View Post
    He also has jazz hands.
    Are you sure those aren't Spirit Fingers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mato_h2h View Post
    OK, I have decided to get a single speed for no good reason. I just think it would be cool to use around town and chase after the kids, etc. Is there really anything different about all the sub 1K bikes out there? The sputnik? the capo? the langster? Or maybe the San Jose or Paddy Wagon might be better for an all-around ride? Someone just pick one for me so I can be done with it and just start riding!
    get arrospok
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphm2k View Post
    This bike looks like it was in a crash.
    If by "in a crash" you mean "hideous".
    Remove the head or destroy the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphm2k View Post
    This bike looks like it was in a crash.
    Yeah, with the ugly tree.
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    You stop and go in your bag about 40-50+ times per day riding across the city over an 8 hour period?

    Are you a drug dealer?

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    country road bob?
    you dont know me. you girlfriend does. I rode your bike.

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    It depends on your needs and wants. The bikes you mentioned are all nice and fine vehicles im sure.

    I love my Sputnik, I ride it fixed. I dont know if I would ride it single speed, because if I rode SS I would want a rear brake and the Sputnik has no cable guides (though it is drilled for one). Its still a great bike though.

    Personally I dont care for the Capo or Langster.

    I would look into the San Jose for a good SS.

    What is the point of the curving downtube on that Van Dessel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato_h2h View Post
    OK, I have decided to get a single speed for no good reason. I just think it would be cool to use around town and chase after the kids, etc. Is there really anything different about all the sub 1K bikes out there? The sputnik? the capo? the langster? Or maybe the San Jose or Paddy Wagon might be better for an all-around ride? Someone just pick one for me so I can be done with it and just start riding!
    Build your own you'll be glad you did
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by StabsAll View Post
    If by "in a crash" you mean "hideous".
    It's too bad, the original CRB was pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Are you sure those aren't Spirit Fingers?
    Or maybe he's throwing the "Shocker"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Build your own you'll be glad you did
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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
    Stop Shifting
    this really is a good idea; you save a few hundred $ while doing the exact same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato_h2h View Post
    Someone just pick one for me so I can be done with it and just start riding!
    Um, doesn't sound like he is too inclined to build up a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Um, doesn't sound like he is too inclined to build up a bike.
    Yeah I know, just thought that building his own bike would help light a fire under his ass but sound's to me like he'll ride it for a bit then sell it to one of us for way less....... FORGET MY ADVICE!!! Buy the most expensive bike in 55cm!!!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    [QUOTE=ralphm2k;5903313]Ok. That's creepy.

    OK, let me elaborate. Chasing MY kids around....no creepiness there. I meat to say I don't want to have to dress up in all my "superhero" gear and clip-in with my shoes to ride the "real" bike I have. I also feel a little goofy riding a top-notch (okay...a decent trek) bike through the park for a five ten minute spin. That's why I wanted a cheap basic bike to hop on and hop off.

    As far as the "build your own" thoughts...I do have an old Schwinn Criss-Cross hybrid from 1991 that I can't seem to part with. I have often wondered about switching it to a SS but I don't believe I am up to the technical modifications required. I also think that I'd end up spending more money on upgrades than buying the Sputnik.

    BTW - The Country Road Bob does look goofy with the wavvy fork but I do believe there is a "normal" fork option. I do like the Kona though......hmmmm...I am right back where I started....damn!!

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    My bad.....I meant the CRB has the option of the straight downtube..not fork. That's what happens when your kid starts to talk to you while you are sneaking onto bike forums when the Mrs. isn't around!!

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