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Old 09-20-09, 10:33 AM   #1
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Street Worthy Geometry?

Hey guys. I've been riding fixed on an 80's Schwinn Road frame since late last year now. The frame is kinda small for me....and I've been thinking of building up a new bike. I'm about to start work at my local bike shop and will soon have the funds to do it. I recently moved to a smaller City (Peoria) that is very hilly. I've met a few guys who ride fixed here and have ridden a few of their bikes. I really disliked riding some of the bikes with tighter track geometry on the street (toe overlap), namely the Pista. The pista's owner complains about it too. A while back i test rode a surly steamroller and fell in love...and was wondering what some of you guys think of it.....and what other frames have similar, more street oriented geometry.


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Old 09-20-09, 10:39 AM   #2
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My Masi has no toe overlap issues, its geometry is more in line with that of a road bike.
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Not a hijack, I am wanting one of these fixies also. I am slightly concerned with toe overlap but then my 56cm Pinarello roadie my size 11s will touch the front tire, once and a while, in thousands of miles in the day, never was an issue--but---? I am looking at the Kilo TT Stripper, perhaps the OP should give them a look, it looks like a great bike for the money, I am saving my pennies as we speak, clink, clink.
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oh and the other thing im liking about the steamroller is the tire clearnance, im thinking of running fatties this winter
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Old 09-20-09, 12:17 PM   #5
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The Iro phoniex wtf build-a-bike has relaxed geometry and a long wheelbase. Complete for $500.
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