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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 01-18-11, 08:08 PM   #1
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KHS urban uno

I was wondering what people thought of the KHS urban uno. I am interested in using it to commute(15mi round trip), exercise, and general urban travel. What do people think of this bike for these applications. I can get this bike for around 470, is this a quality ride for the money? Are the components any good?

Thanks for any help.

http://www.khsbicycles.com/06_urban_uno_09.htm

Frame- Reynolds 520 Double Butted full CrMo (rear brake ready bridge and top tube cable guides)
Fork -CrMo Straightleg (front brake ready)
Headset -Cane Creek A-Headset
Rims- Weimann SP17 Alloy, Doublewall, black
Hubs- Alloy Flip-Flop Track, black
Tires- Kenda Koncept 700x26c
Spokes- 14G Stainless 36, black
Chain- KMC Z30, nickel-plated
Crankset- Alloy Forged, 165mm, Black w/Gold anodized 44T ring
Bottom Bracket- Sealed CartridgeCog Q2 Alloy , 16T, Gold Anodized
Pedals- Alloy road w/half clip
Seatpost- Alloy micro-adjust
Saddle- KHS Urban with brown cover
Handlebar- KHS Alloy double butted cowhorn
Stem Alloy- 3D Forged, black
Tape Cork- Tape, black
Brake Levers- Tektro RL720, Barend type clamp
Brakes- Tektro R556 Dual pivot, long reach
Color- Flat Dark Gray
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Old 01-18-11, 08:12 PM   #2
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that bike is a little pricey for 500 dollars. If i had 500 dollars and i really need to make a commuter, I'd get a nice comfortable mountain bike with slick tires.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:21 PM   #3
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i personally like commuting on a fixed gear, seems like a good way to maximize the exercise you can get from a short distance. the money seems a little much BUT! for a bike you'll have to make probably no ersizechanges to it seems nice, and as long as the money isn't a huge issue, go for it.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:24 PM   #4
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I've commuted 15 miles per day on a fixed gear bike for over seven years.

Do it.
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