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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 07-21-08, 05:30 AM   #1
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advice, has anyone got one of these,

ive been looking at these on ebay, there not expensive, i know there hi-tensile, but there not that heavy, what do you guys think, thanks for any help

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What a ****ty bike. **** hubs on 30mm rims with **** everything for over $400 usd? WTF?
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so i gather not good then, lol, i had 2 fixed gears back in the early 90's i trained on one of them, the other i actualy used on the track, i know these are cheap, i thought just a fun bike, for not too much cash,

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Unless you're really into the idea of a shiny new bike, there doesn't seem to be much reason to choose this over a conversion. I don't know what a used bike costs there, but I would think you could do an ss conversion for about 1/4 what that machine costs.
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I must admit i did think about this, plus ive got my eyes on some older fixies that are on ebay, much better frames, im not too bothered if its a nice shinny bike, although i still get that kid xmas buzz every time i get a new shinny bike lol,
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meh on the bike as a whole, but i'd love a set of those wheels.
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meh on the bike as a whole, but i'd love a set of those wheels.
Why?

24 hole **** rims, on 24 hole **** hubs?

Just because they look cool?
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Why?

24 hole **** rims, on 24 hole **** hubs?

Just because they look cool?
yes, they look cool, and how do you know they're any worse quality than all the other taiwanese rims and hubs out there?
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ive asked a few things about it twice but no response, i need to know how easy it would be to turn it into a fixed ? and is the hub flip flop type,
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These bikes are the trendiest and latest craze since sliced bread!!!!
Well they are`selling like hot cakes in New Yourk and London's next so get your now before your friends do.

You could be paying up to 700 for something simular in the high street.

The best thing about these bikes are that they've got no gears, making it so simple to use. Even the novice rider will enjoy it: the courier riders love it.And all you specialist riders who want to put a fixed cog on it, it's simple. By the way they are UNISEX so anyone can ride them.
ugh, gross.

that thing is a turd.
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Old 08-03-08, 12:32 AM   #11
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I took the plunge , changed a few parts, i had some old colnago decals sitting around, so swapped the letters around, it rides superb, im very happy with it, all in it cost me 260,
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Regarding operator's comment on the 30mm rims - they mean the cross section is 30mm deep. The rims look like Weinmann DP18s drilled for a paired-spoke arrangement mimicking Ksyriums, Race Lites, etc.

But yeah, who knows for sure, there are other things in the description that seem different than the bike pictured but it's also nice to hear from people like zed who already own one.
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cheers mate, plus the cranks are 165mm, not 175 as said on ebay, the fron hole for the brake is not great, the wheels are vert nice looking, the saddle is horrid, but changed that, the original bars ill keep as a alternative to the drops, ill shortern them and chang the crap grips, its very smooth and a nice looking build, lots of people i showed thought it cost much more than it was, the welds are nice aswell, ok its not reynolds or columbus tubing , but the whole bike weighs now about 23lbs, not too bad for a 23 and a half inch frame made out of hightensile steel, with a few tweaks i think this is well worth the money, although i did want the silver rimed one, and had lots of hassle getting it, but i like the rims now,
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the saddles nice. did you put those mavic decals on the rims, too? i hope no one is fooled and steals your bike because of it.
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lol, yeah i had a few stickers sitting around, ill probs take them off, just messing around with it, i built this for fun, and its that, after all these years of cycling i think its got too serius , got to have this frame got to have those wheels etc, im skint so i built it as i could for the money , it rides and looks superb,
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oh i just hope no one steals my bike fall stop ,there ya go stickers removed, lol, cyclist snobbery, its funny ,ive never driven , i ride everywere, and ride what i can afford, but there is such snobbery in the cycling world, probably why i ride alone, just me and my humble bike,

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Those hubs look like stock Kilo TT hubs...
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no clue ,nice large flange type, a very solid set up, i will change the shraider inner tubes though, but all works well, im off on a 2 day ride this friday, if i go alone, ill take this, will be fun,
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Why?

24 hole **** rims, on 24 hole **** hubs?

Just because they look cool?
Holy crap, dude. Calm down.
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lol, too be honest the guy selling these is clueless , but the bikes with a few tweaks are ok, i wanted to build a nice looking cheap fixed gear, and thats what i have done, some people do get a bit excited ,
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quote from ad

"These bikes are the trendiest and latest craze since sliced bread!!!!"
Oof. Sliced bread is the measuring stick for "the best thing since..."
The latest craze since sliced bread? So there hasn't been another craze since 1928?
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/in...readslicer.htm
Perhaps they meant to say the bikes are the latest craze since wearing baggy shorts half-way down your azzcrack.
I love cycling, but I look forward to the end of fixies as as a trendy thing to do.
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im with you on that, but the whole messenger thing isnt the reason i built this, i actualy raced these, and trained on one, i liked the look of this bike and felt it had potential as a cheap fixed gear, all that crap he wrote i didnt even read, as is laughable,
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lol, he cant spell or use a tape measure lol,
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oh i just hope no one steals my bike fall stop ,there ya go stickers removed, lol, cyclist snobbery, its funny ,ive never driven , i ride everywere, and ride what i can afford, but there is such snobbery in the cycling world, probably why i ride alone, just me and my humble bike,
+1000! If I lived around you we could prob ride alone together!
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