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    Please don't buy this bike

    Went to a bike swap meet in Orange County since I'm down here for a few days. Saw a stand for a company called "Backwards Circle" selling their very own "custom" fixed gear bikes.

    Please don't buy these. Although the dropouts and curvy seat-tube may allude to quality, I assure you this bike is a heavy pos in person. The components are all scary, Chinese-made crunchers.

    They had a 60cm complete bike for $300 there. Not worth it.

    http://www.backwardcircle.com//aboutus.asp "This is the bike you've been waiting for" (Oh really?)




    Soo many shoddy fixed gear bike companies sprouting up. Are there late night commercials with guides to "Start your very own bike company today with fixie bikes. Very popular!!"?
    Last edited by toosahn; 06-04-11 at 03:17 PM.

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    Man, I wish you'd warned me sooner. Already pulled the trigger on one of these. Radz.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Don't worry OP this is old news; we had overwhelmingly trolled and forsaken these backs long ago.

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    Ahhh, ok good. I haven't been on these forums for too long.

    Good to hear they were rightfully denounced

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Man, I wish you'd warned me sooner. Already pulled the trigger on one of these. Radz.
    You lie...

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    Crap, i just ordered like 3 of those for my friends.

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    Totally ordered the silver one! Will look great with my scoliosis!

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    You all lie! The sad thing is is that not only are they crap bikes, but they are horrendously overpriced (on the website).

    Who would buy one of those over a brand new IRO/Steamroller/BigBlock?

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    I like their 'pursuit' frame

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    the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toosahn View Post
    Who would buy one of those over a brand new IRO/Steamroller/BigBlock?
    These guys.






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    what a scam...

    Getting Lasco cranks on a $600+ dollar bike is tantamount to robbery

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    you're not the boss of me!

    *orders one*

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    you're not the boss of me!

    *orders one*
    Now backward cycles is.... congratz

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
    the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length.
    pardon the ignorance, but what about it?

    the jank in the seat tube makes eyeballing it harder, but i'm not really seeing anything crazy. to my eyes the TT is long, but not outrageously so. a quick glance at the website and i couldn't find any geometry specs. any clue?

    please note: this is in no way a comment on the quality of these frames...with which i have zero exposure.
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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    love how they sell sunglasses on the site too... esp these:

    shuper shweet.
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    shillll

    reverse psychology.

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    LOL reverse shill.

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    i just love how every one of their "custom" bikes are cheaper than the base model of $699

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
    the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length. the top tube length.
    helps clear barspinzz brah!
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    ...it can shift just about any range imaginable, and has the added benefit of looking like a Transformer

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    I think more manufacturers should offer that bent seat tube design.
    That way you can actually sit on the bike properly with zero or very short setback seatposts.

    It sucks like hell to have to buy special, extra long setback seatposts on small frames, because of their steep seat tube angle.
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    What could be more typical of coastal Orange County than half-baked and poorly designed businesses trying to cash in on what they see is a fad. These kinds of companies are a dime a dozen around here.

    Specifically for this company...the linked blog with no entries in six months or the nonsense pricing...doesn't exactly instill the kind of trust I need to part me with my money.
    ^this may or may not be useful information <--this not so much.

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    which bike swap meet did you go to? i remember seeing it on craigslist but never really got a chance to check it out. how was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookie View Post
    pardon the ignorance, but what about it?

    the jank in the seat tube makes eyeballing it harder, but i'm not really seeing anything crazy. to my eyes the TT is long, but not outrageously so. a quick glance at the website and i couldn't find any geometry specs. any clue?
    http://www.backwardcircle.com/Fixed-...Specs-s/27.htm

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