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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 03-15-08, 12:31 AM   #1
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recommend me a bike

well, i just did my taxes and i am devoting 500 of it to getting a SS bike so thats my budget line. Here is a list of things i would like:
bull horn bars w/ TT lever brakes
Front and Rear brakes
42 or 44 crank
freewheel...so i can coast
very important: road geometry: i want it to be a little more upright as it will be for commuting

so what do you guys think?

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Old 03-15-08, 12:45 AM   #2
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Well bullhorns stock

SE has the lager
http://www.sebikes.com/2008/bike-detail.asp?id=46
I have no experience with this bike whatsoever.

or get
http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../messenger.htm
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm

and then buy bullhorns, brakes, tt levers etc.
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Old 03-15-08, 12:46 AM   #3
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Old 03-15-08, 12:50 AM   #4
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http://alphabicycles.com/ everyone here loves these!

oh and heres your "upright bullhorns" for less than 500.
http://alphabicycles.com/Bikes/Fixed...3/Default.aspx

these are supposed to be the best fixedgear bikes you can buy.

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Old 03-15-08, 01:29 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=I_luv_hooters;6346271]http://alphabicycles.com/ everyone here loves these!

HATE them!
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Old 03-15-08, 01:37 AM   #6
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i am kind of liking the Bianchi San Jose...I could deal without the bullhorns and tt brake levers for a month or so...i may go for this bike
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i am kind of liking the Bianchi San Jose...I could deal without the bullhorns and tt brake levers for a month or so...i may go for this bike
So you're going for a singlespeed? (not fixed?)
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So you're going for a singlespeed? (not fixed?)
yep.
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I know nothing about this bike but I it looks cool:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FBS-FIXED-GE...QQcmdZViewItem

Maybe someone else could comment on its worthiness.
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stop making threads pista
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I know nothing about this bike but I it looks cool:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FBS-FIXED-GE...QQcmdZViewItem

Maybe someone else could comment on its worthiness.
That's a Cayne Uno. My roomate has last years model, which is pretty much the same but has drop bars. The hubs are unbranded formula's. It's worth the price. The only bad part on it is a cheap stamped cog, but the OP doesn't want to go fixed (yet).
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