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    newbie

    hey im pretty new to fixed gear bikes but i wanna start riding them. the only problem is i dont have a bike. anyone know what kind of bikes are good for beginners?
    i need to learn more bout bikes...

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    that one^

    get that one.

    the one thing you don't want is to drop a chain. i've been riding for three years and it happened to me for the first time ever tonight.

    brakeless.

    downhill.

    on a two way street.

    immediately before an intersection.

    chain basically rotafixed itself and locked the rear wheel up. i rode it like a skid, unclipped before i stopped fully, and came to a stop in the middle of the intersection(green light thankfully) with nothing more than a panicked look on my face. i think the bike is damage free.

    never again will i use a ramped chainring because it's cheap and i'm broke.

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    dang that sucks man. well i heard merciers are pretty nice too know anything about em?
    i need to learn more bout bikes...

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    i picked up a mercier kilo tt as my first fixed gear and i absolutely love it. super solid bike as far as i'm concerned. i bought mine through bikes direct.

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    yea my friend said he got his there to and i think im going to get mine there too
    thanks man
    i need to learn more bout bikes...

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    Do yourself a favor and go ride a friends for a couple of weeks. i rode a buddies extra fixed gear for nearly a month before i purchased my own. its definitely an investment.

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    the kilo tt is nice but it doesn't have anything on the Cachet.

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    oof.

    It's amazing how many people miss the thread that's usually right at the top of the page.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    oof.

    It's amazing how many people miss the thread that's usually right at the top of the page.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
    But that means I have to read!? .. wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    the kilo tt is nice but it doesn't have anything on the Cachet.
    don't forget the genesis.

    "Genesis men's track bike has a unique flip-flop hub with both a freewheel and fixed-gear sprocket."
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Genesis-70...cycle/14089740

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    Yes, genesis is perfect for a noob

    Genesis = A coming into being (yay for definitions)

    hah

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