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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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    kilo tt s3x

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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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    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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    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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    The alloy hub doesn't weigh much. Shifting is intuitive. Up is low middle is direct and low is high.

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