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    Beginner Fixed Gear?

    I want a fixed gear bike really bad now just to cruise around town ect. I want some neon colors and ect ect. However being a broke college student I need something super cheap. Anybody ever bought those $250 dollar ebay fixies that the dealer person sells.

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    you can always get a cheap road bike and do a suicide hub conversion. Lots of people have gotten bikesdirect.com bikes and seem to love them (kilo tt and windsor clockwork get my votes) Or you could look for an entry level fixed gear at your lbs, but dont expect to pay less than 300 for a new one.
    edit: schwinn cutter is pretty cheap, but after getting decent pedals with foot retention and a fixed cog, its probably going to be about the same cost as the madison for a worse frame and components
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    bikesdirect.com

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    kk

    alright, the entry level $299 bike looks kinda weird lol. Should I just go for a used cheaper fixed gear bike?

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    If you're looking for something to tarck-up on the cheap I would save up another $100 and go for the Kilo TT.

    Orange crush is hell of tarck.
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    alright. 300 is fine. Just thinking of going with white frame, green wheels, orange tires; something bright to make sure people dont wack me driving by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    Anybody ever bought those $250 dollar ebay fixies that the dealer person sells.
    Yeah, this dealer person is a real good guy. You should buy from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinn View Post
    Yeah, this dealer person is a real good guy. You should buy from him.
    sarcasm?

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

    that, with upgraded wheels+tires,seat,stem + handle bars? Maybe even powdercoat it some crazy color and upgrade crank,cog,ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    sarcasm?
    get used to it.

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    gotcha. Any comments on bike above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    gotcha. Any comments on bike above?
    The search or looking on the front page of the fixed/SS section will go such a long way

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    gotcha. Any comments on bike above?
    Check out the other colors to see if you find anything you like/won't need to repaint.
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    the 250 ebay bikes don't look that good to me.

    buy the Kilo TT.

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    this is a pathetic attempt at trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

    that, with upgraded wheels+tires,seat,stem + handle bars? Maybe even powdercoat it some crazy color and upgrade crank,cog,ect
    Uh... get the frame of bikeisland (if it's still available...) if you're just gonna switch everything out anyway

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    Fixed gear conversion on the cheap by Tom Deakins will get you rolling.

    Christmas is coming up. How about hitting the folks up for a new bike?

    The eBay bikes have been discussed forever already; that's why "use the search function" is being hurled at you. They'll ride okay for a while but when stuff starts to break or refuse to stay the way it is supposed to; you are faced with either dumping the bike (best move) or dumping a lot of money into it(bad move since frame is nothing special).

    Go garage sailing on Saturdays or lurk at the thrift stores to get a bike for conversion real cheap. Then follow the link's instructions on converting to ss/fg.

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    I have the Kilo TT Pro and I love it. It is a good entry level bike that doesn't feel entry level. It is also a lot more affordable than a Pista or something similar. Weird that the whole entry level thing spans anywhere from a $300 bike to a $800 bike.

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    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1084
    That the kilo tt pro frame? How much more $$ am I looking at putting it together, I love white + purple, any purple wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1084
    That the kilo tt pro frame? How much more $$ am I looking at putting it together, I love white + purple, any purple wheels?
    velocity deep v wheelset, but that will cost you about as much as the frame or more depending upon the hubs
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    I would say get yourself an older road bike on the cheap and convert it. Make sure you like the fixed feeling first. It's waaaaayyy cheaper to convert an old beater than to buy a ****ty entry level and end up having to baby it and replace parts.

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    found old road bike for 85, so i just strip all the crap off, then just get a fixed hub?

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    I have a Schwinn Le Tour conversion ... it's nice, but not as nice as an actual track bike.

    Just make sure you can tension your chain on your conversion frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HasteTheMoment View Post
    found old road bike for 85, so i just strip all the crap off, then just get a fixed hub?
    Does it have horizontal or vertical drops?
    You may want to leave the rear derailleur for chain tensioning.
    $85 is still pretty cheap. You can probably do better at a thrift store or something.
    Remember, winter is for building.

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    But he wants a fixed wheel, so he won't be able to use a derailleur.

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