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    Cheap fixed gear

    Can anybody tell me some cheap, but good fixed gear bikes in the $300 range? A bianchi pista is around $600, right?

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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

    Good is a relative term, but these are good starter bikes. $300-350 will get you riding and you can just upgrade parts as you go.

    edit: thats an honest answer even though you're a troll/shill.
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    the bad thing is, they don't have my size for the mercier kilo TT. I'm 5'7, so what size should I get?

    hmm, should i get the mercier kilo TT, or the windsor hour?

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    Unless your body proportions are off, you should do fine with a size 51cm to 53cm.
    Im 5'8" with 30in inseam, and my bikes range from 51 to 54.

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    do you think i can ride a 56 cm?
    that's the only size they have in stock for the windsor.
    wait, does bikes direct re-stock, or is that all they have?

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    try emailing them?

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    i did. hmm, i wonder if i can ride a 56 cm.

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    get sized up at your LBS. buy your bike from bikesdirect.

    the motobecane messenger is a good bike. that was my first fixed bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpaulinabearx View Post
    the bad thing is, they don't have my size for the mercier kilo TT. I'm 5'7, so what size should I get?

    hmm, should i get the mercier kilo TT, or the windsor hour?
    They Hour has various sizes in stock.

    Or if you have some parts of your own to use try bikeisland.com, they have frames and fixed gear wheelsets for 120 each. I'm pretty sure for $400 you could get most of the parts you would need to build the bike on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    get sized up at your LBS. buy your bike from bikesdirect.

    the motobecane messenger is a good bike. that was my first fixed bike
    You got another one?

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    They have a 54 cm. for the windsor, but that's only in gray. I want the white verison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpaulinabearx View Post
    They have a 54 cm. for the windsor, but that's only in gray. I want the white verison.
    Don't be picky with a $300 bike. Besides $10 in paint and sandpaper can give you a white bike.
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    Schwinn Madison at Performance, last time I checked they were going for $350.00. Last years was white but I havnt seen them anywhere this year.

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    u were the same user who posted yesterday asking about the crosslake sales bike and everyone thought it might've been a fake user. hmm
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    you could hold off and save for a steamroller too...i love mine
    i rode a cheap singlespeed for about a year while i was searching around for my 1st fixed gear


    just a thought

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    Haha. I acutally misunderstood him. He's selling the Bianchi Pista for $475, and then he's selling this beat up bike for $150. How embarassing

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    BUT your neighbor who you've known for a really long time is still selling his aerospoke for 100?? wow!
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    yeah.
    but it's pretty banged up, cause he likes to do alot of fixie tricks. i can try to post some pics of it later. i don' think he's home right now.

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