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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 12-15-09, 08:27 AM   #1
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Holy crap!

You guys are always poking fun at Republic bikes, but I had no idea how crappy they were.

Saw this ad, (text below) and the stated weight is 24lbs? That's a full six pounds more than my Wabi when it was stock. Does it have a ten pound frame?

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Custom single/fix republic bike. Great shape and great price.
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Selling my custom republic bike. It is winter and cold and I plan to buy an new one in the spring. everything works great and looks great. Back tire is flat just cause the cold. let me know if you have any more questions.



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Size 59cm

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: Sugino XD2 165mm alloy crankset with 44T Sugino 5-bolt chainring.

Chain: KMC Z410 painted chains.

Bottom bracket: Sealed bearing 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, plastic base.

Seat post: 250mm x 25.4mm.

Saddle: Soft-top race saddle width saddle stitch.

Front, rear and wheel reflectors included.
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Old 12-15-09, 08:59 AM   #2
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high tensile steel, baby.
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Six pounds!
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Old 12-15-09, 09:40 AM   #5
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Notice how the frame doesn't say 'tubing'. Maybe they are using solid hi-ten steel bar stock to build the frame?!

/kidding of course.
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Old 12-15-09, 09:47 AM   #6
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Apparently, braze-ons, cable guides and cable stops would have added another pound or two.
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Old 12-15-09, 10:31 AM   #7
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Here's one from where I live

Fixed Gear - $400 (Chico (Nord Ave))

Date: 2009-12-14, 1:40PM PST
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I recently bought a fixed gear bicycle to get around town, but my parents surprised me with a car for my 20th birthday so I am selling my bike for some extra spending money. It is a republic fixed gear (one of the best) and it is a 54mm frame. I extremely enjoy riding this bike but I just dont need it anymore. I have extra white gripe tape for the handlebars as well. There is a front brake but it is very easy to remove. I've only had this bike for a couple of months so there are no dents, dings, scratches, etc. Asking for $400 or the best offer. If you are interested you can contact me at (858)945-2851. Thanks.
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hahahahhahahahahahahahaha one of the best!!
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His folks got him a car for his 20th? What did they get him, a Hyundai? "One of the best".
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It was a Datsun ... The best:

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That's a PL620. Not a bad truck in its day.
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It was a Datsun ... The best:

My Papaw had a truck just like that. IIRC his was a pale yellow color. He drove that thing into the ground but it was a good truck. I remember being allowed to ride around in the back of it inside the neighborhood and him taking us to the neighborhood pool in it. Man, I miss my Papaw.
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My Papaw had a truck just like that. IIRC his was a pale yellow color. He drove that thing into the ground but it was a good truck. I remember being allowed to ride around in the back of it inside the neighborhood and him taking us to the neighborhood pool in it. Man, I miss my Papaw.
My grandpa lived in New York. I don't recall him having a car, but I do have his switchblade.
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"my parents surprised me with a car for my 20th birthday so I am selling my bike"

I can't imagine not having a bike in Chico (one of my favorite places, a sort of Paradise Lost for me, and wonderfully bike-friendly). Navigating through Bidwell Park, riding out to the River Road, shopping downtown, getting to the class - all doable in a car, but so much more fun on a bike.
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all doable in a car, but so much more fun on a bike.
He only had it for 2 months. He doesn't know the fun
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