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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, 07:02 PM   #1
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Should I buy a Kilo TT or convert my Miyata 10sp??

I can't seem to make up my mind. I need new rims for this bike regardless, but will it suffice just then?

I am boggled.
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Old 07-21-08, 07:03 PM   #2
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yeah, buy thee kilo. you will more than likely enjoy it more in the longrun. it is a brand new bike afterall
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Old 07-21-08, 07:16 PM   #3
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Buy the Kilo that way you have a geared bike as well.
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Old 07-21-08, 07:17 PM   #4
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Better frame on the Miyata more than likely.
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Old 07-21-08, 07:41 PM   #5
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buy the kilo
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Old 07-21-08, 07:47 PM   #6
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what miyata? i f'ucking love miyatas.
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Old 07-21-08, 08:24 PM   #7
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Two bikes is always better than one.
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Old 07-22-08, 07:59 AM   #8
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if it's a higher-end miyata, might be cool, but if it's like a 210, don't do it.
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Old 07-22-08, 08:20 AM   #9
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Unless you love tinkering with bikes, get the Kilo.
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Old 07-22-08, 09:45 AM   #10
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if it's a higher-end miyata, might be cool, but if it's like a 210, don't do it.
Do the opposite of what this guy said. If it's a higher-end Miyata keep it geared like it wants to be.
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Old 07-22-08, 09:57 AM   #11
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building a bike yourself is fun
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my suggestion was based on the higher end models possibly using lighter steel, and could result in a more desirable conversion in the end. as far as leaving gears on bikes, that's almost another conversation.
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Miyatas were some of the most well-made production bikes around. Even the lowest models (90, 110, 210) were great riders and would make more than worthy conversions.
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as far as leaving gears on bikes, that's almost another conversion.
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buy a kilo ..save yourself the trouble and $$$.

2 bikes is always better.
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Aren't the Kilos always oversold/on back order?
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I believe the Miyata line may have used the same frame across all or most of the models. What separated them was components and wheelsets. I once had a 310 converted to fixed that was really quite nice.

But in this case I too would buy the Kilo and keep the Miyata.
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2 bikes is always better.
+1 Ride a variety of bikes. My 910 will never be converted.


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Better frame on the Miyata more than likely.
all the more reason to keep it geared.

and yeah, i'd totally keep to having two bikes...IMO, more legit to not just have a fixed gear as a "primary" bike. and the fixed will just make the form on your geared bike better anyways.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:10 AM   #20
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Alright guys, Kilo it is.

I'll keep the Miyata geared, but fix it up little by little along the way.

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