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Old 11-30-11, 03:10 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about this fixie?

So i'm in the market for a fixed gear bike for my son and I like this one... what do you guys thinks about it? How much would you pay for it? $150 $200 etc. I can customize it with the options below what is the best combination?

The guy wants $200. should i rather buy a name brand bike? Are these even popular anymore?

I'd appreciate all advice. Cheers!


Type FIXED GEAR BIKE
Wheel Size 700C
Frame Material CROMOLY
Fork Material STEEL OR CROMOLY
Rim Material Aluminum
Gloss Weight 11-13KG
Net Weight 9-11KG
Brand Name First bike
Place of Origin Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Color Custom
Logo Custom
Type Fixed Bike
Size 52-62CM
Frame Steel/aluminum/cro-moly
Fork Steel/aluminum/cro-moly
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File Type: jpg Peace-Bike.jpg (91.3 KB, 145 views)
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Old 11-30-11, 03:40 AM   #2
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It's a piece of crap, and the way it's sold is really shady.

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Frame Steel/aluminum/cro-moly
Fork Steel/aluminum/cro-moly
If the guy can't even tell you what it's made of, you shouldn't buy it. Also, why are you concerned about whether a particular style of bike is popular? Also also, Kilo TT.

Recommendation: Spend the money on scarves and PBR instead. Maybe get the kid laid. $200 can buy a whole lot of strange, if you know where to look.
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Old 11-30-11, 03:45 AM   #3
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There's your sign


edit- Damn, I'm slow. Also, Kilo TT
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As if it weren't said enough: Kilo TT
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Old 11-30-11, 04:30 AM   #5
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Motobecane Track.
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fall back and nuke it from orbit. only way to be sure.....
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Old 11-30-11, 06:31 AM   #7
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What the hell is gloss weight?
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Diesel charges upwards of $300 for distressed jeans and yet these bicycle companies haven't figured out a way to monetize "street cred" ...so to the pont:

Head on down to Craigslist and get the most beatup fixie you can find with a stinky toptube. The build Must have at-least 1 such namebrand component: aerospoke, phil wood, chris king, siguino, nitto, cinelli etc. These come with "mad street cred" (distressed fixies should actually cost more for tha 'credz, but they do not = winner) Also: like streiknein has mentioned: a dirty scarf and a 6-pack of PBR will seal the deal.

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Old 11-30-11, 10:04 AM   #9
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These bikes are made in china and sold (mostly in bulk) through websites like alibaba.com for around $50 each. They are probably comparable to the Walmart $99 fixie.


http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/31...rack_bike.html

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/32...rack_bike.html

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a 28lb single speed that isn't 40+ years old and hella vintage = total crap
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I guess I'm the only one that assumed OP is a shill?
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I guess I'm the only one that assumed OP is a shill?
I was surprised he hadn't been ripped open by the 3rd post. I was also curious what everyone had for dinner last night.
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Considering he didn't post a link, he's a bad one.
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Considering he didn't post a link, he's a bad one.
I assumed the "company", Peace Bike, and the item-number looking number in the photo they posted might have been their way of attempting to be subtle.
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I called shill a couple times on posts that look like this one and they turned out to be legit, so I don't do that anymore. herp derp.
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There is nothing subtle about that bike company.
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Thanks you guys for all your advice... i still think my son will like the sporty sleek look and the aggresive handlebars....do you think these bikes would be popular from a not so biased group of consumers? Say villages in africa? or needs kids in Venezuela?
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I'm actually the guy behind Besportier.com... we are creating a socially-responsible business model around these bikes.

Does the heart overtake the ego?
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Don't kids in Africa and Venezuela need money, food, schools, and clothes instead of a sw8 fixay?
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I'm sure they would rather be poor, starving, dumb, and naked, as long as they can bust skidzz on the reg.
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Wow. This thread. I don't know what to believe anymore.
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Just like your weird Uncle Bob taught you, If it feels wrong, it probably is.
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Just like it's wrong to violate posting guidelines so you can sell your crappy bikes.
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People in Africa and Venezuela want useful bikes, not "sporty" skinny tire bikes that can't do much on poor or no pavement.
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