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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 11-21-10, 06:33 PM   #1
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3 Speed Fixed Gear

I'm thinking about getting a 3-speed fixed gear. I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations concerning the following two options:

Felt Brougham complete bike:
http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2011...M-3-Speed.aspx

Sturmey Archer wheelset:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1708

Which do you think is a better value? How much do you think I would spend if I built a complete bike with the wheelset? I bike every day but I'm not a super serious rider, and I'm thinking $700 might be a bit out of my price range. But if it's a really solid bike that won't need a lot of maintainance then I think it might be worth it.
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Old 11-21-10, 06:37 PM   #2
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kilo tt s3x
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Old 11-21-10, 06:38 PM   #3
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Umm...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...kilott_s3x.htm

edit: beat me to it
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Old 11-21-10, 06:41 PM   #4
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Unless you already have a frame you love in mind, I wouldn't go for the wheelset. You can get the Kilo S3X complete for $80 more.

edit: I'm very slow with the cut and paste also.
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Old 11-21-10, 06:58 PM   #5
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Love it... get the wheelset if you can't afford the complete bike.

I had my Schwinn Madison's rear wheel rebuilt with a Sturmey Archer S3X hub and its like FG on steroids.

You won't regret it!
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Old 11-21-10, 07:40 PM   #6
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How much do the new aluminum hubs weigh? I have an old steel SA 3-speed (coaster) hub lying around that I was going to build up for my commuter but the thing weighs like 5 pounds. It's such a beast I decided to go SS/FG instead.

I bet 3-speed fixed would be pretty cool either way.
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Old 11-21-10, 08:23 PM   #7
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The alloy hub doesn't weigh much. Shifting is intuitive. Up is low middle is direct and low is high.
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