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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 11-27-09, 08:29 PM   #1
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SE draft

I ordered a 49cm SE draft at performance bike today(its being assembled now). I bought it on impulse since it was only $210, but i havent picked it up yet. I know its hi ten (kinda junky) but its something I'll ride to school and serve its purpose. Your opinions?
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Old 11-27-09, 08:38 PM   #2
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Too late, you already bought it ATMO
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Old 11-27-09, 08:42 PM   #3
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Old 11-27-09, 08:47 PM   #4
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It rides nice actually. I think I could use this and not worry too much about it getting stolen, or it getting rained on at school. It could get me used to ss/fixed before I take a bigger investment. And actually, to me, its not too heavy.
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Old 11-27-09, 09:00 PM   #5
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return policy?
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Old 11-27-09, 09:04 PM   #6
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return policy?
Yes there is. I think I might just keep it, as it rides fine for me(and i dont look at it and think an immediate upgrade), and it comes with lifetime tuneups.
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Old 11-27-09, 09:10 PM   #7
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it comes with lifetime tuneups.
Lifetime tuneups on a single speed?
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Old 11-27-09, 09:32 PM   #8
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Free brake retuning, wheel truing, cheap stuff I guess.
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Old 11-27-09, 11:13 PM   #9
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Hiten steel may be heavy, but it'll last forever.
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Old 11-27-09, 11:34 PM   #10
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210 bucks out the door, your first bike and free wheel truing? To hell with what anyone says, ride that thing!
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I would kill for free wheel truing. Congrats on the pick up and forget about comparing to the other bikes out there, this is what you have so just enjoy the bike.
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Old 11-28-09, 02:18 AM   #12
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I hope it serves you well! I used to have one too.
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Old 11-28-09, 03:39 PM   #13
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I got a 20% coupon; got it for 175.
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Old 11-28-09, 08:40 PM   #14
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my friend has one and the down tube buckled. he doesn't remember being in a crash, he just noticed it one day.
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Old 11-28-09, 08:56 PM   #15
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my friend has one and the down tube buckled. he doesn't remember being in a crash, he just noticed it one day.
Did he get a new one from warranty?
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he's been meaning to upgrade to something lighter so he never bothered to look into it.
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he's been meaning to upgrade to something lighter so he never bothered to look into it.

How long did he ride it?

I'll give a detailed review soon after I get in a ride other than going down my street.
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Old 11-29-09, 08:36 AM   #18
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$175 for a complete fixed gear is a deal, I'd say. if it's your first FG, i wouldn't complain! ride the hell out of it and worry about upgrading later.

although your riding experience will be greatly improved if you get some decent clips and straps. you can always migrate those to a new bike when the time comes, so don't be afraid of making the investment.
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Old 11-29-09, 01:00 PM   #19
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It was a singlespeed. It doesn't have stepped threading on the hub so no converting. It's not a flipflop either.
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Old 11-29-09, 01:30 PM   #20
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You got a good deal; especially with those lifetime free services

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Hiten steel may be heavy, but it'll last forever.
If you prevent it from rusting..... just store it inside and dry it out if you ride in the rain.
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Old 11-29-09, 01:37 PM   #21
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why would hiten last any longer than cromo or aluminum? just because it's heavy it's somehow more durable?

i'm thinking it's thought along the same lines that straight gauge spokes are somehow more durable than double butted spokes. it's a commutable bike, but i wouldn't say it's any more durable or more suitable for commuting than a 4130 frame.
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Old 11-29-09, 03:13 PM   #22
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I dont get it, why did you make this thread?
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Old 11-29-09, 03:51 PM   #23
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I had a 2008 SE Draft for $190 to see if I would like SS. Yeah, it's not the sexiest, but it rides just fine...and you can lock it up without worrying about theft, ride it in the rain, and generally beat the hell out of it without worrying about your "investment". And, if it turns out you love SS, you can upgrade and feel fine that you got your $175's worth out of it while you had it. I don't regret the time or $ I spent on that bike.
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