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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 11-14-08, 05:35 PM   #1
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Single Speed

I'm looking into getting my first s/s.

I was looking at these 3. Can anyone give me some insight on which is the best one?

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

http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm
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Old 11-14-08, 05:43 PM   #2
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I once saw a circus bear riding a bike.

It was a single speed. I would consider one of those. Assuming, of course, that you are a bear and want lots of cargo space.

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Old 11-14-08, 05:57 PM   #3
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Messenger cuz it comes wit brakes and drops and orange.
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Old 11-14-08, 06:27 PM   #4
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something about the mercier i love.



also the great thing about this, is that it has been asked millions of times
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Old 11-14-08, 06:40 PM   #5
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heh.

I searched the threads and realized that this is all over the forums.

Sorry for being a noob.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:46 PM   #6
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No problem dude! I love my blue messenger.
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Well, since this thread was started anyway, does anyone care to comment on which of the Bikes Direct SS/FG bikes has the best component sets?

Since it seems that the bikes are very similar (Hour, SST, Messenger), excluding the TT, it would seem that perhaps the best components might make it easier for people to select a bike.

I may be completely off base.

Also, I understand that none of the bikes are coming with grade A stuff, but for newbs like myself, knowing where these components stand against each other and in the grand scheme of things might be helpful -or at least good- information to know
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