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    Best fixed gear to start with.

    I've been looking at the bianchi pista but am just wanting to make sure that this is a good decision. Mostly i want to make sure that it can handle just about anything from the streets of nyc, while its also manuverable enough to get through traffic. But also if anyone has any reasons why they dont like it or better (pre-made!!) bikes that arent too expensive and that they like better.

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    The Kilo TT is a great starter bike (and there's practically even a Kilo TT cult on this forum!). The Motobecane Track is also very good and, in my opinion, is a little more maneuverable because it has less toe overlap than the Kilo. Both are available from www.bikesdirect.com.

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    surly steamroller.
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    ^pedalroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post

    Thats my bike o.O

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    You should get a Bianchi Pista, much better than anything else.

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    dolan track champion. or convert a 70's merckx, make sure you shave off the der hanger and cable guides, your fixie won't need them.

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    IRO Mark V. i've got a new Phoenix single speed that i love, but the Mark V is on sale right now. if i was still in the market for a new ride, the price difference is enough to make me go fixed for a while...

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    Scrod what makes you love the madi? I'm not hating but your the only person who got rid of the kilo frame(at least publicly)

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    I would get the Bianchi San Jose over the Pista. It is a heavier-duty bicycle, and once you come to your senses and decide you want a rack and fenders, it is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjujohn View Post
    Scrod what makes you love the madi? I'm not hating but your the only person who got rid of the kilo frame(at least publicly)
    I've said it a bunch of times in a bunch of different threads.

    Here's one:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n+madison+love

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    If you want something fast look for this: Quality cranks, aluminum frame, carbon fork, drop bars
    To trick: Beefy. Like Hi-Ten or Cromoly frames. No carbon fiber anywhere. Its ok to save money by going a little bit cheaper on certain parts. You will be breaking them anyways.
    To commute: In between. Carbon forks and all that are nice. BUt ive found that I get nervous with mine at high speeds and crappy roads. Also, investing alot in a commuter bike is like investing alot in shoes. Sometimes you get a great pair that feels awesome and lasts forever, sometimes you get the opposite. Either way, your usually gonna grind them into the dirt in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxsta View Post
    you should get a bianchi pista, much better than anything else.
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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