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    New to cycling - want a fixed wheel though..

    Hey - i want to start cycling and keen to wade in asap and also keen to go the fixed wheel route but not keen to fork out a load of cash to start with...i've found a 'VIKING ROAD FIXIE 2010' for 150 which seems to be a good price but is it cheap because its a piece of sh*t or is it actually a respectable little number for me to start with?

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    viking so I've heard makes pretty respectable "track" frames. You really can't go wrong with lugged reynolds frame. Unless the bike has been hit by a bus I'd say that's a good price.
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    Th viking isnt lugged or reynolds, and neither of those things matter tha much. Reynolds makes a huge variety of tubing, and lugs are vintage lust that is not the best system of building today.

    The viking has really solid geometry, and average parts. I dont know the price of bikes in the UK, but it doesnt seem terrible expensive from my perspective. I wouldnt say dont get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    Th viking isnt lugged or reynolds...
    you are misinformed...viking IS lugged & double-butted reynolds.
    Last edited by markaitch; 05-27-11 at 11:58 AM. Reason: ooops

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    i heard of people buying a viking, then never really seeing their reactions on the forum. could be a good sign...

    but the more important part of everything is, of course, fit and size. if it's too big/small you're gonna hate it. esp cause it has "track geometry" and what looks like a super twitchy fork, if it's the original one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch View Post
    you are misinformed...viking IS lugged & double-butted reynolds.
    that doesnt matter. Handmade lugged frames sell for thousands of dollars because you can barspin.
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    gross. I would buy an old conversion (a lugged steel one) long before I bothered with that bike.
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    Well it's about $250 USD for a hiten frame and fork. Here in the USA that would be an ok deal at most, but IDK what prices are like in the UK.
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