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    Is this a good first ss/fg?

    hey there,

    im looking for a ss/fg to ride around town. I have been looking around the internet and it seems like BD is a good place to get a decent cheap bike online. I think I want to buy the Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm

    it seems to have everything that i want:
    flip flop hub
    front and rear brakes
    larger tires for riding in the winter

    and its in my price range.

    i am worried about the gear ratio...it seems like the front gear is smaller than some of the other bikes. will this be an issue for riding around town?

    is it a good idea to buy this bike?

    thanks for any comments

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    38/16 is a pretty low gearing, yes.

    But it will not stop you from getting around town. My fixed gear city bike is 42/18, which is pretty comparable to what that bike has.

    At 38/16 you can expect:

    15 MPH = 80 RPM
    20 MPH = 105 RPM

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    the tires are bigger so its not quite as low as it seems.

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    You won't win any sprints on it, but that's a fine gearing for the city. If you decide you don't like it, it's relatively easy to change.
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    ok thanks i think im gonna buy it then

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