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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 03-16-09, 09:38 PM   #1
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Mercier Kilo TT, Motobecane Messenger, or Windsor The Hour/Clockwork

I know this question may be asked before me, but their fit might not be my fit. I want to be able to ride around on a good cheap frame and also i am kinda interested in the ability of my bike to barspin. I might want to get a blank frame from bikeisland.com but it looks like its a lot more expensive than starting with a complete bike. Can someone help me pick which bike to get. Sorry about the noob question.
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Old 03-16-09, 09:39 PM   #2
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I don't think you can barspin a tt
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Old 03-16-09, 09:50 PM   #3
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I have never understood the whole barspin deal...
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Old 03-16-09, 09:54 PM   #4
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Windsor hour. Get a 26" mtb wheel, throw a thin street tire on it, and start spinnin!



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Old 03-16-09, 10:19 PM   #5
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Windsor hour. Get a 26" mtb wheel, throw a thin street tire on it, and start spinnin!



youre a certified baller.
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Old 03-16-09, 10:26 PM   #6
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youre a certified baller.

Right? Me callin myself "ballin" is like a fat kid nicknamed "tiny"
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Old 03-16-09, 10:44 PM   #7
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Windsor hour. Get a 26" mtb wheel, throw a thin street tire on it, and start spinnin!
so you cant barspin the hour w/ a regular 700c? does the mtb wheel noticeably slow you down or negatively affect handling?
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Nope, it just barrrrely hits a 700x23, i mean barely, if you push hard enough it goes around, but it rubs. Honestly man, i've been riding a fixed gear for barely a couple months now, comin from yeaaaars of bmx, and i dont feel i have enough expertise to be able to really tell the difference, all i noticed was that i leaned forward more (which is an obvious result of a smaller front wheel.) As far as handling and speed, i really havent noticed a huge difference, maybe a little slower, but handling is fine..
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if i go with 26 inch rims will i have to get a bigger frame to fit me
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I don't think so... becuase then you'd just end up with a frame that doesn't fit you, with a 26 inch wheel in the front. You are still going to be leaning forward because the front is going to be lower, regardless of frame size.
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I have never understood the whole barspin deal...
i believe the idea behind it is somehow related to a concept called "fun"
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Old 03-24-09, 05:07 PM   #12
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If you want to do tricks- get a BMX bike.

Right tool for the right job.
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If you want to do tricks- get a BMX bike.

Right tool for the right job.
BMX stands bicycle motocross. BMX bikes were originally designed for racing around a dirt track. Not doing tricks. So, by your standards, a BMX bike isn't right for the job either. Let people have whatever fun they want to have on their bikes.
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Old 03-24-09, 07:26 PM   #14
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If you want to do tricks- get a BMX bike.

Right tool for the right job.
Can't do reverse circles on a bmx bike...
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Old 05-19-09, 11:22 PM   #15
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Windsor hour. Get a 26" mtb wheel, throw a thin street tire on it, and start spinnin!



Anyone know what front wheel he's using?
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It's just the wheel from my moms 15 year old mountain bike.
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BMX stands bicycle motocross. BMX bikes were originally designed for racing around a dirt track. Not doing tricks. So, by your standards, a BMX bike isn't right for the job either.
There are different types of BMX bikes, not all are built for dirt track racing. What would you say is the racing function of freecoaster hubs that allow the bike to roll backwards and axle pegs?

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Can't do reverse circles on a bmx bike...
The OP wants to do barspinz not reverse circles.
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