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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 07-17-10, 10:49 PM   #1
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New Raleigh

Just added a Raleigh gridlock to my stable. Any one else riding one of these?
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Old 07-18-10, 12:19 AM   #2
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What's with the stem?... Can I assume its threadless and the spacers are built right into the stem? It looks horrible... like those cheapo chinese generic threaded stems...
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It's worse, it's an integrated flat steel bar...
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I think its kinda cool.

I like the bike man. Go ride it and enjoy.
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Yeah, I dont understand what would possess bike companies to put integrated stems on complete builds. I mean if you like the flat bars, then I guess thats fine, but if the buyer has any plan to try different bars, its a huge PITA.
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It's worse, it's an integrated flat steel bar...
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I thought things wouldn't get any worse and it did; just horrid...

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Yeah, I dont understand what would possess bike companies to put integrated stems on complete builds. I mean if you like the flat bars, then I guess thats fine, but if the buyer has any plan to try different bars, its a huge PITA.
+1 unless its a entire carbon fiber set up....
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id ride it sans tt pad
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I'm quite satisfied with my purchase.
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Im glad. Dont get us wrong, we make a lot of criticism, but its because its not as fun to give compliments on the bike. I was actually looking at buying the same bike from a LBS but the integrated bars turned me off. Everything else on the bike I liked however.
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Old 07-21-10, 01:58 AM   #11
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Old 07-28-10, 06:22 PM   #12
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I have the version with the dropped bars... called the Rush Hour. I've changed a lot of the parts like the bars, stem, and saddle. Next are the wheels... the baby blue wheels stand out too much for me. :-\
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Looks fun, though the brooks seems out of place with the rest of the tarck/fresh look.

A nice white airone would look baller.
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The color scheme isn't for me but it's a pretty rad bike. I do think it's cool that Raleighs come stock with a Brooks though.
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