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    BIKE STOLEN Looking for a NEW, COMPLETE Fixed Gear Set-up NEED SUGGESTIONS!!!!

    So for the past 2 years I've been riding a convert fuji sagres fixed gear around the city of Boston. It has been my main form of transit all that time until easter sunday when I went out with my gf's parents for lunch and came back and it was STOLEN! My heart was broken but yet I was planning on getting a new bike soon just not under these circumstances.

    I dont want another touring frame but instead would like to try something different like a track frame (or something similar)

    Im thinking of spending somewhere between $300 and $400 on a COMPLETE fixed gear (because I have no time to build one like the Fuji)

    A friend of mine suggested a surly steamroller but other than that I have no clue what I should look into. ANY SUGGESTIONS?! I'm dying to get back out there my legs are itching

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    Mercier Kilo TT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Mercier Kilo TT.
    yeah, pretty much.
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    I think you'd like the Surly steamroller better than the Mercier Kilo TT. don't ask me why. yeah, it's like that. gumbo.
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    At that price point, Kilo TT.
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    I essentially wait around on BFSSFG for people to ask "What sweet fixie should I get if my budget is $400?"
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    Was your bike locked up? How? Let us learn from your mistakes.

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    are people completely blind to the stickied thread? the title should read, "If you're looking for the right 'fixie' to buy, read this, and don't make a ****ing thread until you've spend another 5hrs of your own time looking into things."

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    who cares if it's a separate thread? there are threads dedicated to someone getting a new set of pedals. I don't see the harm in it, especially with so many sub forums

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    because there's 2+ a day and they all ask the same thing w/o doing any research of their own. if they've done the research and are deciding between a few, than that's different. i'm not tooting my own horn in any way b/c i'm in no way an expert in everything fixed, but i try to do as much research as i can before asking here. you learn more that way as well

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    Your friend says Steamroller but bfssfg (and your budget) says Kilo WT
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Your friend says Steamroller but bfssfg (and your budget) says Kilo WT
    This.

    Guys, be good. The dude's bike just got stolen. He's looking to replace it with something quickly and trusts that we can help him pick a suitable bike. Yes, there are too many threads asking "what bike should I get?" but this one is a slightly different circumstance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycling_blais View Post
    im thinking of spending somewhere between $300 and $400 on a complete fixed gear
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    its not advisable to buy an expensive bike. if you are buying those bikes pls buy a big chain.before my bike was expensive it cost more than 300 dollars. now you know how much 100 dollars.hahaha

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    seriously tho just buy a kilo...you will be happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    seriously tho just buy a kilo...you will be happy
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevayne View Post
    its not advisable to buy an expensive bike. if you are buying those bikes pls buy a big chain.before my bike was expensive it cost more than 300 dollars. now you know how much 100 dollars.hahaha
    WHAT THE **** DOES THIS MEAN? srsly

    Also keep checking your local CL, that's probably what I would do in your situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw02 View Post
    are people completely blind to the stickied thread? the title should read, "If you're looking for the right 'fixie' to buy, read this, and don't make a ****ing thread until you've spend another 5hrs of your own time looking into things."
    what should be stickied is "buy a kilo, then youre allowed to ask questions" theres a million of these threads because thats yalls only answer. how about some of the reasons? why is the kilo better than everything else in that price range? is it because its whats cool on BF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Mercier Kilo TT.
    The Answer is a Special Edition Kilo TT ...

    Custom Fixed Gear 2011 Mercier Kilo TT Custom Paint+Chrome $399
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    what should be stickied is "buy a kilo, then youre allowed to ask questions" theres a million of these threads because thats yalls only answer. how about some of the reasons? why is the kilo better than everything else in that price range? is it because its whats cool on BF?
    I disagree that it's the only answer you get on bfssfg. Just the other day I posted in a kilo thread abut my specific situation and the consensus was NOT to get the kilo. I think kilo is just the default answer when the poster offers no information other than "new" "complete" and "cheap" and occasionally "looks cool".

    Frankly, also, there are not too many decent bikes in the price ranges a lot of these posters say they are willing to pay. If you have other ideas, feel free to offer them up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
    I disagree that it's the only answer you get on bfssfg. Just the other day I posted in a kilo thread abut my specific situation and the consensus was NOT to get the kilo. I think kilo is just the default answer when the poster offers no information other than "new" "complete" and "cheap" and occasionally "looks cool".

    Frankly, also, there are not too many decent bikes in the price ranges a lot of these posters say they are willing to pay. If you have other ideas, feel free to offer them up!
    i dont have any ideas to offer up because im like the OP and looking for a single speed i always check out these threads so i dont have to make my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    what should be stickied is "buy a kilo, then youre allowed to ask questions" theres a million of these threads because thats yalls only answer. how about some of the reasons? why is the kilo better than everything else in that price range? is it because its whats cool on BF?
    Do a search. The fact that a new Kilo thread had to be made because the other Kilo thread was too long should be a testament to how solid this bike is. Or better yet, find us something new that is in fact better in the sub $400 price range and we'll start repping that instead. The Kilo frame is excellent for the money, and the componentry, while pretty standard, is pretty alright.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
    I disagree that it's the only answer you get on bfssfg. Just the other day I posted in a kilo thread abut my specific situation and the consensus was NOT to get the kilo.
    That's because you had enough sense to actually tell us somewhat of what you were looking for, and you had obviously done your research because you came to us asking us our opinion on a couple different models. With no further knowledge of the OP, the Kilo is the default answer because it's widely regarded as the best new bike for under $400. I suppose we could ask the OP for more details, but that would be too easy wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    That's because you had enough sense to actually tell us somewhat of what you were looking for, and you had obviously done your research because you came to us asking us our opinion on a couple different models. With no further knowledge of the OP, the Kilo is the default answer because it's widely regarded as the best new bike for under $400. I suppose we could ask the OP for more details, but that would be too easy wouldn't it?
    Maybe the hypothetical stickied thread should be less "get a Kilo" and more
    "Here are the things you should think about before asking us what ss/fg to get:
    1. What type of riding (distance, surface, how often, for what purpose) you plan to do.
    2. If you have any other bike experience and if so, what you currently ride
    3. Your height and/or what size frame you are looking for
    4. What models you have looked at so far and what you like/don't like about them
    5. Anything specific to your situation (fit, special needs, restrictions, preferences, complete vs frame only, etc.)
    6. Your budget
    Tell us these things and we will help you find a bike. Don't tell us these things and we'll tell you to get a Kilo TT.

    Use your words. There isn't a character limit here; while you don't have to write a novel, the more you tell us about yourself and what you're looking for, the better we can help you."

    Of course I think no one reads the stickys so it probably doesn't matter.

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