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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 09-02-10, 09:52 PM   #1
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Track frame set for $90.00? Or should I save up more for a scrambler V2?

Is this a deal for a broke college student? Or should I not bother with Hi-Ten?
I'm still deciding on a track frame or a old school roadie to make fixed. Any thoughts? I'm guessing I can get a decent used road frame set for around $90.00 here in Portland.
Let me know what ya think! I need an upgrade... Steel is real.... but is cheap Hi-ten real also. How much do you think this frame set weighs?


http://www.icatchdeals.com/sporting-...-and-fork.html
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Old 09-02-10, 09:54 PM   #2
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Just letting you know. Everything is wrong on that bike.

I just cried.
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Old 09-02-10, 10:00 PM   #3
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Don't bother.

You should get this unbrand Pake instead, only $99 plus $28 shipping if you're in the States.
It only comes in 51, 57 and 59 though, still very very good deal.
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Old 09-02-10, 10:04 PM   #4
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HaHa which one? I know its a pile of junk but hey I'm not rich, I'm a full time student, I work part time, 4.0 G.p.a. It gets me to school/work everyday..around 80 miles a week how about you? I guess you can say its my beater bike.
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@Vixtor
Hopefully when I do buy one they will have a size 53-55. I'm 5'8.5" and I have a 31" inseam

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They probably won't, I think they are just cleaning out what they have left in stock...I'm not sure if they will have more.

I think your conversion looks fine, looks like a fun beater but you could use some foot retention.
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Try this ...

Single Speed Aero AL Track Bike 2010 Motobecane Team Frameset $349
Aero Aluminum frame, Carbon fork, Deda Kit, Dura Ace Track Cranks, Team Track wheels + FlipFlop Rear Hub
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...team_track.htm

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Here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Bike-Fixed...item588995e3c0

I found this 53cm one on their eBay site, you should get this.
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Try this ...

Single Speed Aero AL Track Bike 2010 Motobecane Team Frameset $349
Aero Aluminum frame, Carbon fork, Deda Kit, Dura Ace Track Cranks, Team Track wheels + FlipFlop Rear Hub
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...team_track.htm

Did you seriously just suggest that to a poor commuting college student?
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Here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Bike-Fixed...item588995e3c0

I found this 53cm one on their eBay site, you should get this.
Chromoly is so 1990's ... go for Alloy or Carbon ...
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Thanks guys! I'm going with the Pake frame for $100.00. The weeks of Ramen noodles and 3 buck chuck will be well worth it!
As for "Alloy or Carbon" Both waaayy to stiff for me as I commute ~10 miles a day. The steel Pake sounds like a good choice!
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