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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 05-28-10, 02:47 PM   #1
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how bout these fixies.

are they good or at least do you guys thing theyre good to start with.


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...763861347.html
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Old 05-28-10, 03:03 PM   #2
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looks like they have a variety of off-the-peg bikes.... go check them out.
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Old 05-28-10, 03:07 PM   #3
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what do you mean off of the peg bikes?
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You might as well go see what they have it looks like they have a vareity
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Old 05-28-10, 03:47 PM   #5
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you cannot have us internet folk hold your hand through the purchase of a bike. read up. take some time. this forum has a million threads on various entry level bikes, and asking if a specific one is "good" isn't going to yield you any one answer. go try riding one. if you like it and it feels good, come back and ask about that specific bike, or better... find one of the countless threads there are already about it, and then ask any questions that you couldn't find an answer to. sounds like you want to get on the road, so go ride some bikes and find one you like!
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Old 05-28-10, 06:10 PM   #6
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step 1. buy bike
step 2. ride bike
step 3. figure out what you like and don't like
step 4. learn and customize
step 5. ???
step 6. profit.
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Old 05-28-10, 08:23 PM   #7
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you cannot have us internet folk hold your hand through the purchase of a bike. read up. take some time. this forum has a million threads on various entry level bikes, and asking if a specific one is "good" isn't going to yield you any one answer. go try riding one. if you like it and it feels good, come back and ask about that specific bike, or better... find one of the countless threads there are already about it, and then ask any questions that you couldn't find an answer to. sounds like you want to get on the road, so go ride some bikes and find one you like!
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Old 05-29-10, 12:10 AM   #8
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Garbage

Not one of those bikes pictured in that ad (shimmy shimmy y'all) are worth a dollar over the 99 dollar walmart junker.

I'd rather roll one of those beach cruisers.

Like the post above says, read up and learn through the forums, or just buy one of those 400 dollar rips and give it a go with your daddy's credit card.
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Old 05-29-10, 10:11 AM   #9
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They look overpriced but the shop may have some decent stuff, Id shop around, but Im one of those people, I gotta know Im going to be happy with a purchase before I get it.
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