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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 04-11-11, 12:03 AM   #1
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Which bike?! torker vs. se

Got a choice between a $400 new torker kickback 2, and a $350 used S.E. Lager that's been used for about 3-4 months.
The kickback looks cool as it does have two gears, and i live around a big hill so that would be pretty useful.
However, the kickback is made with hi-ten steel and "tri-moly" whatever that is, so it would be a bit heavier than the lager, which is all chromoly
Is there any significant difference in the other specs, or any reason that you would lean more towards one than the other?
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Old 04-11-11, 12:10 AM   #2
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if you're gonna get the lager used might as well pick up a clockwork or sst off bikesdirect.

I wanted to build a kickback wheelset, but velocity dropped my order on rims so i kinda stopped caring. the frame isn't hi-ten, just the fork. guessing tro-moly is advertising jargon for straight gauge 4130 (like the lager). if you live on a hill i'd recommend getting a front brake to supplement the coaster brake.
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Old 04-12-11, 09:25 PM   #3
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why's that? Just cause they're basically equivalent?
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the sst is basically identical
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