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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 05-26-11, 08:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-26-11, 08:16 PM   #2
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I think everyone here is moving to Puma bikes
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Old 05-26-11, 08:26 PM   #3
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but personally I'd get the Motobecane or a Windsor Hour I think.
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Old 05-26-11, 08:38 PM   #4
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Puma is really blowing everything else out of the water. Their frames are laterally stiff but vertically compliant.
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Old 05-26-11, 09:02 PM   #5
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I hear Big Shot bikes are good.
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Old 05-26-11, 10:32 PM   #6
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The Bike Forums Archive...its little known but I've heard great stuff about it
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Old 05-26-11, 10:48 PM   #7
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Suddenly I am understanding why these threads are so irritating...
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Old 05-26-11, 10:55 PM   #8
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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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Old 05-26-11, 11:07 PM   #9
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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
Okay, I like it. What size should I get?
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I think everyone here is moving to Puma bikes
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