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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 06-05-10, 09:52 AM   #1
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fixed gear shopping - which new bike?

I've been doing searches and was just wondering what the thoughts were on the following bikes. I'm looking for a complete. While I would love to say I'll be on the track, the closest velodrome is 2 hours away. So the reality is I'll be doing road rides and then some local group rides. I figure I'll end up upgrading the bars (I do like the track drop bars and probably better tires. I'd like to stay below $1000, for sure. Spent my budget on my XC race bike. So, here's what I'm looking at: 1) Bianchi Pista - actually the Pista Von Conditto as I love the classic Bianchi look, but if it's not worth the extra, tell me, 2) Trek T1, and 3) the Jamis Sputnik. I'm not a big fan of the Specialized Langster (I saw an '07 with the less sloping toptube and Sugino75 track cranks that I liked - but not for sale) but if I'm missing something there, again, say so. Just looking for advice from some guys with experience.

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Old 06-05-10, 09:56 AM   #2
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Get the Sputnik. Better steel than the pista, and the trek is going to rattle the fillings out of your teeth.
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of the three the Jamis. But also maybe look at the rush hour
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Bianchi San Jose.
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T1 is my favorite of the three.
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Jamis Sputnik. The T1 is the prettiest, but also the least suited for the street. The Sputnik will serve you best from a utilitarian perspective.
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Jamis Sputnik. The T1 is the prettiest, but also the least suited for the street. The Sputnik will serve you best from a utilitarian perspective.
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Old 06-05-10, 07:11 PM   #8
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thanks for all the replies. let the shopping begin!
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maybe this....?
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/.../9007-92_l.jpg
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