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  • Origin 8 Uno ($493)

    1 7.14%
  • Dawes SST AL ($369)

    6 42.86%
  • Windsor Timeline ($300)

    3 21.43%
  • The inevitable "you should get this bike instead!"

    4 28.57%
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    Banana-tastic! JesusBananas's Avatar
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    Another "help me pick a bike" thread

    EDIT: Pretend the poll has the option for a $545 Jamis Sputnik (not Beatnik). I don't think I can edit polls. /EDIT

    I am looking for:
    1) A singlespeed (not fixed) bike with road geometry
    2) Chromo or aluminum frame (no hi-ten)
    3) has two brakes
    4) Rack braze-ons, so I could use it to go grocery shopping
    5) Under $500
    Optional but nice:
    6) flip-flop hub (it would be my first fixed gear)
    7) Fender braze-ons
    Basically, the Origin 8 looks really nice, but I dunno if it's worth the premium. If you have suggestions for a bike not on my list, please try to include a link to where I could buy it online. I was also considering getting a Redline 925, which I can't find online, but LBS wants $599 for it (and for the Origin 8 too).

    Yes, I have been looking at ebay/CL, but those are kind of luck-based, so if you have links to an online shop with actual stock, that would be awesome.

    Sort of related: Some online shop called Bicycle Bananas has the 09 Jamis Beatnik for $429! But they don't have my size (50cm)!
    Last edited by JesusBananas; 05-26-10 at 10:25 PM.
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    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    My votes for the dawes just because I liked it the best. I really don't like the Origin8.

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    1) A singlespeed (not fixed) bike with road geometry
    2) Chromo or aluminum frame (no hi-ten)
    3) has two brakes
    4) Rack braze-ons, so I could use it to go grocery shopping
    5) Under $500
    Optional but nice:
    6) flip-flop hub (it would be my first fixed gear)
    7) Fender braze-ons


    In this case a conversion from an old road bike would probably suit you much better than anything off the peg

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    voted for *instead.

    keep on fishing on craigslist and ebay in your size and do your singlespeed conversion.

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    I like the SST best as well. Carbon fork mannnnnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    1) A singlespeed (not fixed) bike with road geometry
    2) Chromo or aluminum frame (no hi-ten)
    3) has two brakes
    4) Rack braze-ons, so I could use it to go grocery shopping
    5) Under $500
    Optional but nice:
    6) flip-flop hub (it would be my first fixed gear)
    7) Fender braze-ons


    In this case a conversion from an old road bike would probably suit you much better than anything off the peg
    Really? The bikes I listed in the poll have all seven options (unless I misread something).

    I decided to stick with complete bikes from shops that I could buy whenever because when I get the bike is pretty important. I'm going to be moving across the country in a few weeks, and I want to have shipped a singlespeed bike to my new place ahead of time, so it would be waiting for me when I get there, instead of buying something now and having to pay $70ish on top of it for shipping when I move.

    I also need the bike within one day of my moving in to my new place, because it will be my only form of transportation. I dunno if that changes anyone's opinion, but that's ultimately why I decided against building/converting, which is a more time-consuming activity that I would rather not rush.

    Thanks for the input though! I probably should have mentioned the above stuff initially.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    My girl rides an sst al. It's a hood bike but it won't fit Full fenders or at least the ones a had. Kinda a pain so I don't know about racks but they may also be a pain. I font know 100 % just a heads up.

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    Schwinn Madison - Scrod
    No matter how bad things get, they can't get any better, and they can't get any worse, things are what they are, so you better get used to it Nancy, quit your B*tchin'

    -Church

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    Banana-tastic! JesusBananas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cg1985 View Post
    Schwinn Madison - Scrod
    Haha, I actually expected Scrod to come say it himself. Their XS has a standover of 30.7", and I have a standover of 31", which is little close for comfort. I commented on this in the Madison thread, and Scrod basically said, "ehh, it'll be fine. Madisons rock!"

    If I could fit a bike in the 30.7"ish standover range, I would've just gotten the 09 Beatnik for $429, and this thread wouldn't exist.

    Oh yeah, in response to Sykkel's comment about the SST AL: the BD site does say that rear fender clearance is tight, and there are rear braze-ons. Part of the reason fender clearance/braze-ons are optional in my poll is because I'll be living in NM and CA, where I hear it never rains. It's always sunny and beautiful and people ride unicorns to work. Or so I heard.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    Banana-tastic! JesusBananas's Avatar
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    So, I found a not terribly sketch (a little bit, but not too bad) ebay posting for a 09 Jamis Sputnik bike for $545.

    Any opinions? I feel like this might be too much bike for me, but that's a damn good deal. The Sputnik retails for $900.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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