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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 06-12-09, 04:58 PM   #1
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My first fixie! Help!

Im looking to get a fixie/single speed but Im pretty clueless! If anyone has ridden any of these bikes or has some advice as to which one would be best for mostly flat commuting...please let me know!!

1. Cannondale Capo
2. Raleigh Rush Hour
3. Masi Specialized Fixed
4. Masi Speciale Commuter

Any input would be appreciated!! Thanks!
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Old 06-12-09, 07:01 PM   #2
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well I would go with #1 or #3 myself. The Capo is aluminum while the Masi is steel, so do your research on that to figure out which you would like. Lots of differences. Ride quality, strength, etc.

Other than that, I just like Masi bikes. You coudn't go WRONG with any of them...they are all pretty good. Also, Masi is just a traditionally fantastic bike company, and you have to respect that.

The Capo comes with some crappy components (mainly the crank).

Do you want to run it single speed or fixed? Do you know the difference?
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Old 06-12-09, 07:07 PM   #3
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I love the cannondale track frames, but would go with the Masi Speciale Fixed. If you can swing for the LTD i'd do that as well. You are going to want to upgrade the cranks on that cannondale quick if you went that direction
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Old 06-12-09, 08:23 PM   #4
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I'd go with the C-dale, very nice bike.
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i have a rush hour and i love it. really light for the price. i did get mine used tho. i also feel like it's the cheapest, but i haven't done the research.
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well I would go with #1 or #3 myself. The Capo is aluminum while the Masi is steel, so do your research on that to figure out which you would like. Lots of differences. Ride quality, strength, etc.

Other than that, I just like Masi bikes. You coudn't go WRONG with any of them...they are all pretty good. Also, Masi is just a traditionally fantastic bike company, and you have to respect that.

The Capo comes with some crappy components (mainly the crank).
x2 - both of these bikes are very well built
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well I would go with #1 or #3 myself. The Capo is aluminum while the Masi is steel, so do your research on that to figure out which you would like. Lots of differences. Ride quality, strength, etc.

Other than that, I just like Masi bikes. You coudn't go WRONG with any of them...they are all pretty good. Also, Masi is just a traditionally fantastic bike company, and you have to respect that.

The Capo comes with some crappy components (mainly the crank).

Do you want to run it single speed or fixed? Do you know the difference?
Thanks! I think I'll start out with it single speed but Im definitely going to play around with fixed! Not quite sure which one I'll get quite yet...it's hard to choose!
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BSNYC panned the Capo though if that matters to you.
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