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    which fixie should i buy?

    I'd like to buy a fixie, and my price range is $300. This is my first fixie so it needs at least a rear brake.

    I've looked at three bikes:

    Velano Edge:
    http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/0featu...peed-bike.html
    -I like the design and the bullhorn handle bars.
    -Comes ready with both brakes and pedals.

    Motobecane:
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/track.htm
    -Branded Weinmann rims, so I'm guessing more reliable
    -Comes with only rear brake, that's not too bad
    -Seems like overall better components

    Gravity Attack:
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...rack_bikes.htm
    -Not excited about the semi-upright geometry
    -Doesn't come with straps on pedals
    -BUT aluminum frame and carbon fork seem worth it alone

    I'm thinking the gravity attack is probably much lighter than the others, but the relaxed geometry makes for less aggressive stance which isn't really my style.
    Still, more than anything I'm looking for reliable and sturdy. Something I can ride for a while, and then maybe with time, change some parts out.

    What would you buy on my budget?
    Any other suggestions besides these listed above?

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    I think everyone here is moving to Puma bikes

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    but personally I'd get the Motobecane or a Windsor Hour I think.

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    Puma is really blowing everything else out of the water. Their frames are laterally stiff but vertically compliant.
    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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    I hear Big Shot bikes are good.

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    The Bike Forums Archive...its little known but I've heard great stuff about it
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Suddenly I am understanding why these threads are so irritating...

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    I think all of the above bikes suck.

    what you really want is The Green Machine http://www.adderworld.com/Struggle/green-machine2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    I think all of the above bikes suck.

    what you really want is The Green Machine http://www.adderworld.com/Struggle/green-machine2.jpg
    Okay, I like it. What size should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    I think everyone here is moving to Puma bikes
    +1
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