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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 04-16-08, 05:24 PM   #1
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Trek Soho Singlespeed

what do you guys think of this as a base to customize/upgrade over time?
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I know...it's name is puke-worthy...

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Old 04-16-08, 05:28 PM   #2
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it's a great utility bike.
it is not quick.
it's very stable regardless of the speed ridden, but this translates into sluggish when you find yourself sprinting with or negotiating traffic.

to simplify: it is not a trackbike. what it is, though, is a workhorse with lots of fender and rack mounts, clearance for bigger tires (comes with 28mm) and fenders, etc.

check it out if you: want something sensible
do not check it out if you: want something that's quick and sporty
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Old 04-16-08, 06:02 PM   #3
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it's a great utility bike.
it is not quick.
it's very stable regardless of the speed ridden, but this translates into sluggish when you find yourself sprinting with or negotiating traffic.

to simplify: it is not a trackbike. what it is, though, is a workhorse with lots of fender and rack mounts, clearance for bigger tires (comes with 28mm) and fenders, etc.

check it out if you: want something sensible
do not check it out if you: want something that's quick and sporty and a ******** SICK TRACKS BIKE
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To the original poster; It's an excellent bike for commuting around town on. Do it if you enjoy function over form.
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Old 04-16-08, 06:06 PM   #4
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that's just about exactly what i would buy if i was getting a new bike for a campus ride or summertime/beach/bar bike.
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Old 04-16-08, 06:08 PM   #5
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These guys expressed sentiments that I'd agree with. It'd probably make a good commuter, definitely good if you want to haul stuff around in baskets or on racks, probably be awesome for cruising to the bar or beer store or having a relaxed/drunk ride, but it won't be a nimble speed machine. It's much closer to a townie than a track bike. And for a townie, you can just get an old road/touring frame for less money and throw some cruiser bars on it (or an old mountain frame. I just built a townie with an early- to mid-90s Raleigh mountain frame).
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Old 04-16-08, 06:12 PM   #6
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Between the Compact Geo/Sloping top tube, The Chain Guard, and the "BUMPER" to protect the frame when you lock it up... This bike seams like something that you would out grow-QUICK!
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