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    Senior Member michalik_piotr's Avatar
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    CREATE single speed fixed gear bikes from England, heard of them?

    There is a guy on the Seattle Craig's list selling apparently all colors in the 58cm and 56cm size for US $250, which is weird b/c with current exchange they should be $404 US if you look at this site http://www.urbanexcess.com/c-1142-fixed-gear-bikes.aspx.

    Here is a link to the CL ad: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1476950332.html

    And, here is the "spec" sheet he emailed me:

    Total assembled weight: 24lbs (10.9 kgs)

    Frame: Hi-ten steel. Fully tig welded with track type rear drop-outs. No braze-ons, cable guides or cable stops.

    Forks: Tig welded hi-ten steel with straight ovalised blades. 1 1/8" threadless.

    Handlebars: Alloy 500mm riser bar.

    Tires: 700C x 23C (100psi) nylon race tires.
    Wheels: 700C 32-spoke, 30mm deep section alloy aero rims on Assess large flange alloy hubs. Nutted axles to both front and rear.

    Crankset:165mm alloy crankset with 44T Sugino 5-bolt chainring.

    Chain: KMC Z410 painted chains.

    Bottom bracket: catridge bottom bracket.

    Rear hub: fixed/freewheel flip-flop hub with fixed cog and freewheel, both 16T.

    Pedals: Wellgo with included toe clips.

    Grips: 110mm.

    Brakes: C-Star alloy dual pivot calipers with cam action cable tension release, alloy lever,.

    Seat post: 250mm x 25.4mm.

    Saddle: Soft-top race saddle width saddle stitch.

    Front, rear and wheel reflectors included


    How do those compate to the $280 BD bikes and the Crosswind Ebay bikes? Aside from not being cromoly?
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    Craigslist lacks warranty. The BD bikes don't have brakes, and while having a flip-flop hub, it doesnt come with the freewheel. It has a riser bar, of course. I don't like the "will accept 250" in the CL ad. If you plan on upgrading, well, theres lots to upgrade on that.

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    these bikes are Hi-Ten...CRAP. yer better off with something from bikesdirect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
    these bikes are Hi-Ten...CRAP. yer better off with something from bikesdirect.
    +1 hi tensile steel easily rusts; cromoly on the other hand (nearly, if not all steel bikes on BD are cromoly) is highly rust resistant.

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