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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 10-20-08, 11:01 PM   #1
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Is this worth it?

This is a Fiori fixed gear i found for sale. The guy is asking $550 for this bike.I'm new to fixed gear bikes. Is this bike worth that?

Here it is:
http://img49.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiorifixfi0.jpg
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Old 10-20-08, 11:43 PM   #2
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here are the specs he has listed with it
black 53cm Fiori Triple-butted chromoly frame
chrome fork
hand-built Alex Rims
Formula Hub
bullhorn (time-trial) handlebar
chopped brooks saddle
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Old 10-21-08, 01:21 AM   #3
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Old 10-21-08, 01:23 AM   #4
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+1

If you wait, you can get a decent bike. I got a stock '08 Pista for $450
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Old 10-21-08, 01:32 AM   #5
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I believe that the triple butted chromoly is the Modena model. They are a canadian company (actually made by norco), from what I know. There is some info on them here: fiori bikes?

And, i found a couple modenas on kijiji and craigslist that are priced well below that one:

http://windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...QAdIdZ70201823
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...QAdIdZ81422100
http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/886745635.html

So, i think the question is whether you think the components are worth a couple hundred dollars, since the frame doesnt seem to be anything special.

You should also notice that that bike has been posted twice: once in the beginning of September for 600 and again in october for 550, so people clearly arent biting (which should tell you something).

Hope this helps
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