Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member Philasteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Philadelphia fixed gear bikes NEWB here

    I am looking for a fixed gear bike and I need some reccomendations im new to this thing. I want a fixed gear bike anyone know where I can get one in philadelphia? or online?. I am looking to spend around $300-$400 for an entry level bike PLEAS ANY INFO WILL HELP!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member illdthedj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Modesto, Ca
    My Bikes
    klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader
    Posts
    2,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this question is asked ALLOT around here, but the typical answer is this:

    http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

  3. #3
    GONE~
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm kind of sick of newbies coming in and asking the same question over and over and over, they could easily use the search bar and find tons and tons and tons of thread about new fixie...

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    218
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I dont think you will be able to get one for that price at a LBS, a place like bikesdirect as was suggested is probably your best bet, but so far as a shop in Philadelphia that could be of assistance try 'Bicyclerevolutions' (www.bicyclerevolutions.com), great shop, wealth of knowledge..."check out their blog, yo", I dont know if they can work within your specified budget tho, cant hurt to see what they have on offer, you never know.

    If newbies arent welcome around here with their obvious questions (because there is a promise that they will have 'obvious' questions), why not switch the ability to join the forum off?
    Last edited by Moozh; 04-25-10 at 07:04 PM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    LA
    My Bikes
    Shogun Selectra (geared), Affinity Lo Pro (fixed)
    Posts
    5,396
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Revolutions has SE Drafts (Lite? Maybe?) for $310, I think. You might also try Trophy in Northern Liberties. Not sure what they're carrying lately, I don't stop in very often.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    im, hungary
    Posts
    1,984
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ I got my draft for 175 new.

  7. #7
    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    LA
    My Bikes
    Shogun Selectra (geared), Affinity Lo Pro (fixed)
    Posts
    5,396
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool story.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    2009 Schwinn Cutter
    Posts
    175
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For an in person purchase check out philadelphia's craiglsit. Other than that the best the shops can offer you are some low end scwhinn models and SE models.

  9. #9
    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    LA
    My Bikes
    Shogun Selectra (geared), Affinity Lo Pro (fixed)
    Posts
    5,396
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, but they can also help you buy a bike that actually fits you, so you don't come on here a day later complaining about how uncomfortable it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

  10. #10
    Senior Member kubrick215's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    PHILA-215
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're looking for an SE Draft, check out the Performance Bike on Columbus Ave. You can definitely bargain with the salespeople and you can get a discount by signing up for their membership card.

    Trophy Bikes near UPenn is great but I don't know if they carry an entry-level bike for the price you're looking to spend. It might be worth going up there just to ask if they can help you.


    Good Luck!


    ps - Vixtor....get over yourself dude! You just joined this month and already have problems with people?? Come on man!

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    2009 Schwinn Cutter
    Posts
    175
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Yeah, but they can also help you buy a bike that actually fits you, so you don't come on here a day later complaining about how uncomfortable it is.
    Theres no need to get personal, can we move on? I appericate your extended concern for my personal history of bike ownership, but frankly its been a few weeks, and Im surprised anyone would mention that again. I suggested craigslist as his primary option, he can test out what he buys there. Even after "testing out" bikes though you will NEVER know if it's comfortable till your first 5+ mile ride.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Philasteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So with that kilo tt i can petal backwards and i could upgrade the wheels to velocity deeps?

  13. #13
    Senior Member Philasteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would the clockword,dawes or the hour be worth it or is the kilo tt the best bet then just add the breaks? Because im using it for street and want breaks so are the parts that come with the kilo tt better then the others i named.

  14. #14
    Senior Member illdthedj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Modesto, Ca
    My Bikes
    klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader
    Posts
    2,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ill answer before the sarcastic comments come in lol (feeling helpful)

    i do not own any of those bikes, but the general question "im a newb, what entry level bike should i get" comes up about every week, and reading the responses it seems the kilo TT is the best bet. it can accept front and rear brakes, and i would highly suggest you get one. yes, you can "pedal backwards" because it is a fixed gear bike....the back wheel is a 'flip/flop' hub, meaning one side has a fixed kog (comes with bike) and the other side you can install your own freewheel kog (allows you to coast, need to buy extra) so you can just flip the wheel and reinstall to suit what you like best.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    218
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    steve..everything is upgradable, they are just parts.

    Honestly tho, sounds to me that you had best start out stock to see if you even like the ride as opposed to the "fad". If as a new person you are immediately looking for "Deep V's" is it about "riding fixed" or being seen "riding fixed"or are you looking to simply perform tricks while hanging out with your crew? Nothing wrong with wanting to take things light, have fun and join a 'tribe'; truth is we all started somewhere, but do yourself a favor and just visit the bikeshops to look about and ask questions and get familiar, read this forum as thoroughly as you can manage, it will give you insight and help with everything and also tune you into the personality of things here which might help you avoid remarks to your queries that will be decidedly unhelpful to everyone.

    If you haven't ridden fixed yet you just might get a rude awakening when you start riding down a hill and have to figure out how to stop...which has it's own major challenges until mastered, so if you do decide to get one do yourself a favor and avoid cool points by making sure you put your brakes on. There are any number of scenarios out there where putting the health and safety of yourself and others needs to be priority one.

    walk before you run!

    Forgive if I make presumptions but the question as to the ability to pedal backwards was somewhat scary..but I could be wrong.

  16. #16
    Senior Member illdthedj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Modesto, Ca
    My Bikes
    klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader
    Posts
    2,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol dude does not want to hear all that....its like when you are a kid and ask your parents for a dog and they start going off on responsibilities and walking/feeding/cleaning up after it and you're just thinking "Fu@k that i just want a dog!" lol

    and yes, you can get deep Vs for the kilo TT lol

  17. #17
    Senior Member kubrick215's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    PHILA-215
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FYI...the Kilo TT comes with both front and rear brakes. Every part on the frame can be changed/ upgraded.

    Just an idea for you....go to a bike shop to test ride a fixed gear just to make sure that it's something you'd like to own. Btw, check out Philly CL...lots of decents deals offered if you know what you want.

  18. #18
    .;/., cleanupinaisle3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    576
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like you're equating "fixed-gear" with "cool-looking." As suggested before, go TRY a fixed-gear first, before making any rash judgments on what you want in a bike.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Philasteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ive already tryed a few fixed gear bikes I know I want one, learned to stop and everything already. I just can't decide on the kilo tt or a fuji track 2007 both for $350

  20. #20
    meh
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have you looked into Republic bikes? They sound right up your alley

  21. #21
    Member JonRinehart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    40
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Buy an old steel road bike. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html do it. or if you want a new bike buy a madison. you can probably find one in your price range online.

  22. #22
    FNG destikon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Quarry Stone
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Special * Nishiki MTN Winter Commuter * Trek Soho 3 * Specialized Langster Seattle
    Posts
    877
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    I'm kind of sick of newbies coming in and asking the same question over and over and over, they could easily use the search bar and find tons and tons and tons of thread about new fixie...
    Man, you've seen it all.

    Vixtor join date: Apr. 2010
    Last edited by destikon; 04-30-10 at 10:22 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    time's up

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •