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    my first single speed

    Looking to purchase my first single speed, and have a budget of about 400-600 dollars.. thing is im based in Toronto and the prices seem to skyrocket here despite the strong canadian dollar..

    At present i am looking at the following options

    the Norco Heart and the KHS Urban Soul both at 400 and the SE Draft $499

    would love some reviews and suggestions.. i know these threads are annoying but if there is any helpful people who could impart their knowledge, lemme know

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    any consideration to the kilo TT? it's under $400 and a pretty good bike in the range (I like it more than the KHS and Norco). I'm also pretty sure you can get a SE Draft online in the 250 range at nashbar

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    i'll look into that, is there a good thread here to get to grips with the main issues when buying a single speed, i wouldnt mind getting into the upgrade, customizing side of things neither, so a bike that is worth improving might be a good way to go as well.

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    Mercier Kilo TT.
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    500 for a draft is ridiculous. also Mercier Kilo TT.

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    Also Motobecane Track/Windsor Hour + cash for upgrades/customization.
    // yummygooey

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    norco spade

    found a norco spade @600 - wondering if that is any good

    where can i purchase the mercier kilo tt?

    another bike that i have seen is something along the lines of

    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/stee...sh-hour-fb-11/

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    go geared and dont shift.

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    Kilo TT =/= Single Speed
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Depending on the price that Rush Hour will be the best bet of all the suggestions. Quality parts in Sugino cranks, Brooks Swift, and other smaller bits over the generic OEM parts you'll find on our the other bikes you listed. Nothing I can see that you'll want/need to upgrade later on other than some preference items like maybe pedals or handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Kilo TT =/= Single Speed
    Kilo TT + $15 freewheel = single speed
    // yummygooey

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Kilo TT + $15 freewheel = single speed
    Brilliant!
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    just add a squirrel
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    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Brilliant!
    Thanks!
    // yummygooey

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