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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 02-18-08, 11:31 PM   #1
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anyone check out them SE fixed gear bikes?

i was in my local shop today, and i noticed that bmx company Se, i think it is, came out with there single speed bikes, or track, or horizontal dropout bike whatevers, i don't know cause the bike i seen had 2 free wheels on it.

but anyway, anyone heard anything abut these bikes? the one i seen had a price tag on it for only $279., the crank looked like **** though.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:35 PM   #2
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I looked at the cheapo at Performance out of curiosity. When I picked it up to check the weight, the whole thing burst into flames and killed 3 nuns that happened to be standing close by.

And they come with a 1pc crank.

And they're gaspipe.

It MIGHT make a good bar bike.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:35 PM   #3
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the general consensus is: crap. stovepipe tubing and a one piece crankset.
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It MIGHT make a good bar bike.
it wont. mainly because anyone that buys an SE track bike is trying so very hard at the fixed 'scene' and by showing up on that bike will only be looked down upon. regardless of the slack as **** geometry, the one piece crank makes it no better than a dumpster conversion.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:39 PM   #5
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My friend rides one. It gets the job done, not well, not awful.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:45 PM   #6
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i guess like back in the day when i rode my mongoose menace and dyno vfr, "the huffy of track bikes."
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Old 02-18-08, 11:54 PM   #7
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I test rode the one that's like 400-500 bucks or something. It wasn't too bad, wasn't that great.
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Old 02-19-08, 05:44 AM   #8
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site:bikeforums.net se draft
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Old 02-19-08, 06:51 AM   #9
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friend of mine just bought a luager or something from them.....its a bit heavy
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not too much to add...poor quality tubing, one-piece cranks, and relatively heavy. was looking at one before b/c of the price, but steered away right after looking at the specs. i think there exists more bike for the dollar out there.
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walmart bike at a bike store price
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My friend (who is a girl), just got into riding single speed about a year ago and bought the SE draft because it was a cheap complete build, and was one of the only SS completes she could find in her size. She has a 15 min ride every day to and from work, and it's held up so far. I don't think anyone buys that bike thinking it's a piece of gold, but I guess like everything you have to start somewhere, and I'd rather her ride that the first year of learning than a lot of kids who up and buy some spiffy track frame and think they can ride it.
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I cant see how it could be better than a kiloTT at about the same price.
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Old 02-20-08, 02:13 PM   #15
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I have a Lager, and I can say you shouldn't buy one I swear the bike is filled with lead. It weighs almost 30 lbs stock. Basically every single part it comes with is heavy. even the screws for the bottle cages weight .25 g more than other ones... Basically I would say you should go buy another bike, like a Killo TT or a Iro group buy or something...just not this one. And the Draft, the one below the Lager, weighs more...alot more. Another thing... if you were going to buy a FG/SS for the sake of having one, and didnt care, and it was like a drunken pub bike or a campus bike ( like me ) then you could get away with it, but there are still better bikes out there for around the same price....I can also upload pics if you want...just PM me...or else I will forget.
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the SE premium brew is the exact same frame as the fuji obey, just in case anyone cares.
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Oh, I have no idea about the SE Premium one...it wasnt out when i got mine, but 2007 lager and drafts are something to avoid.
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post the pics.
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the SE premium brew is the exact same frame as the fuji obey, just in case anyone cares.
The Premium Brew....


Fuji Obey tarck byke....



Theyre both hideous creations at huge costs....
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fuji owns se, so that might explain some of the similarities...
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and my respect for fuji just dropped.
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My friend (who is a girl), just got into riding single speed about a year ago and bought the SE draft because it was a cheap complete build, and was one of the only SS completes she could find in her size. She has a 15 min ride every day to and from work, and it's held up so far. I don't think anyone buys that bike thinking it's a piece of gold, but I guess like everything you have to start somewhere, and I'd rather her ride that the first year of learning than a lot of kids who up and buy some spiffy track frame and think they can ride it.
is your friend hanna? also: i think i've seen your pink sparkly bike before. near neu?
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Images of my SE Lager attached below. Since I have removed the rear break, and replaced the seat, and removed the bottle cage. I have also removed that stupid top tube protector for two reasons, I have grip, and its ugly, and I don't really care about the paint or frame.



Good fun none the less, but really there are alot of better bikes out there.
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Also it should be noted that the Draft isn't a fixed gear.
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I know it comes setup at a SS but does it even have a fixed side hub?
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