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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 09-18-09, 09:28 PM   #1
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looptail fixed gear

i just saw this on se bikes website, looks pretty sweet. Maybe because i like the old school bmx but still here you are:
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Old 09-18-09, 09:51 PM   #2
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THAT is pretty badass. I used to ride a baby blue PK Ripper looptail back in the day when I used to race BMX before I started getting product flow from Hutch. I wish I still had that damn bike...........
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Old 09-18-09, 11:38 PM   #3
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No, that's not in my taste.
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people are trying harder and harder to turn fixed geared road bikes into bmx bikes.

I dont understand.
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Old 09-19-09, 12:39 AM   #5
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back in the seventies, everyone was like "people are trying harder and harder to turn stingrays into MX bikes. i don't understand."
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well, what does it do for the bike frame?
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Old 09-19-09, 01:15 AM   #7
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I have seen this bike fall from about 20 feet in the air without getting ****ed. That is all.
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well, what does it do for the bike frame?

Stronger/stiffer. Kinda like the old Norton featherbed (motorcycle) frames.
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DC

Do not want.
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For anyone who wasn't into BMX back in the early/mid-80s,this will most likely be seen as jackass. The PK Ripper was an awesome and much sought-after race bike back in the day and I think it's cool that they're making a fixed-gear inspired by the original for today's market. SE has been around for ages doing what they do and it's not like they're trying to "cash in" on the "fixie fad" or attempting to turn anything into something it's not.

On whether or not I'd own one...I'm unsure. I do think it's pretty damn rad, though.
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It looks to me like they're trying to "cash in" on the "fixie fad" and attempting to turn something into something it's not.
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well the price tag on it is $1000 bucks but if you are an se enthusiast i bet you would pay for it. Probably won't be made too long so will end up being one of those collection bikes like the old pk rippers. You should go to the website and check out the murdered out one they have too. pretty rad.
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well the price tag on it is $1000 bucks but if you are an se enthusiast i bet you would pay for it. Probably won't be made too long so will end up being one of those collection bikes like the old pk rippers. You should go to the website and check out the murdered out one they have too. pretty rad.
It's hydroformed alu and comes with pretty nice parts as a complete, so I guess it's worth it. My lbs has one for $820 too.
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Wasn't there a DQM Concept that used the ripper theme, too?

I would never pay for that bike, but I think it's unique and interesting. At least they are trying something new.
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I think you're thinking of The Hundreds' 26" Ripper.
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I showed my dad this.

He ended up telling me about how he owned a PK Ripper growing up.
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It looks to me like they're trying to "cash in" on the "fixie fad" and attempting to turn something into something it's not.
Well then...I guess this is how it is. Thanks for filling us all in, dude!
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Yeah I should have known when they put out the SE Draft, Lager, and Premium brew like three years ago.
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Old 09-19-09, 06:50 PM   #19
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why is it so bad to make money off of trends? haha
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It's not, especially for a company like SE who has been a legit force in the bicycle industry for a long, long time.

As a sidenote, those Blitz seats were the sh*t back in the day (and they have a bottle opener built in between the seat rails).
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ya i was always jealous of my friends pk ripper in elementary school so fun to ride and looked even better.
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Old 09-23-09, 04:56 PM   #22
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Thanks Craig. People who didn't grow up... eh hem... LIVE on BMX like some of us won't understand.

When I came out of the womb, I gave a big middle finger to the doctors and hopped on a BMX bike and did a lawnmower on a kick ramp.
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