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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 12-30-11, 07:47 PM   #1
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Need all of your PRO. advice!! please Help!!

Hi my name is Jesse, I'm new to bicycling and need advice on what bike should I buy. I have liked the SE 2011 Draft Lite. And the Fuji 2011 Classic. Can u guys tell me which bike is The best buy. Or if you can recommend any other bike under 600?
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Old 12-30-11, 08:08 PM   #2
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Check out departmentofgoods.com and citygrounds.com

Really great deal at Nashbar for a Fuji League- fantastic parts and frame and gorgeous. Way better than any bike I've found at this price.
The only downside of this bike is no provision to run a front brake so you have to get track fork front brake mount, drill the fork (not sure if there is enough reach if you drill- have to check) or put in a new fork.

Even if you get a new fork (I think Nashbar might even have one for $50), it is still well under your $600.
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Old 12-30-11, 08:14 PM   #3
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Trust me, none of us are pros.
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Except carleton.
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Old 12-30-11, 10:04 PM   #5
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Except carleton.
Of course. And Homebrew, diggin the 'obituary' hahaha
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I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
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Old 12-30-11, 11:40 PM   #7
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Axe audi ... I dont get it>.<

then

OOOOOOOOOO TROLLOL
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Axe audi ... I dont get it>.<
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Old 12-31-11, 01:36 PM   #12
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even moar lost now.

...so dense
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Old 12-31-11, 01:37 PM   #13
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Check out departmentofgoods.com
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i bought a charge plug grinder from realcyclist/departmetof goods for my wife and both of us were very pleased.

$280 got us tange chromoly, formula hubs, sugino cranks, spoon saddle, tektro brakes, a good looking set of fenders, and clearance for 700x32 tires with fenders

it is a heavier non butted frame but it rides great and should serve as a reliable commuter for quite some time.

we looked at bikes direct but i favored the charge for its fenders and tire clearance while my wife favored the ascetics:



what type of riding do you plan on doing?

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Old 12-31-11, 01:39 PM   #14
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that took me way to long to figure out
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even moar lost now.

...so dense
3gbird lost me on that one. Not sure if he got it...

Look at the scent of the axe and the model of the audi
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Old 12-31-11, 02:00 PM   #16
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3gbird lost me on that one. Not sure if he got it...

Look at the scent of the axe and the model of the audi
i fully understood the reference...

ever hear a guitar referred to as an axe?

i was a little disappointed that was the best reference you could find for kilo. props on the tt.
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oh, this thread is now priceless
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Old 12-31-11, 02:08 PM   #18
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oh, this thread is now priceless
i regret my participation in the picture jokes. though i did find a picture of an a8 with axes in it.

i wont imbed it for the sake of clutter but it can be had here: http://px6.streetfire.net/0001/66/88/1016688_600.jpg
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I have never referred to a guitar as a pickaxe.
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I have never referred to a guitar as a pickaxe.
it was the best i could do in 20 seconds. ive also never thought of cheap body spray when someone says kilo.
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Look at the scent of the axe and the model of the audi
OOoooooohhhhhhh....enlightenment. Lulz.

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i regret my participation in the picture jokes. though i did find a picture of an a8 with axes in it.

i wont imbed it for the sake of clutter but it can be had here: http://px6.streetfire.net/0001/66/88/1016688_600.jpg
Speed holes!
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Bikesdirect.com Mercier kilo tt $360.00 I think.
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Old 12-31-11, 06:39 PM   #24
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i fully understood the reference...

ever hear a guitar referred to as an axe?

i was a little disappointed that was the best reference you could find for kilo. props on the tt.
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it was the best i could do in 20 seconds. ive also never thought of cheap body spray when someone says kilo.
okay you win your photo puns are superior and mine are lame.
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ಠ_ಠ

It's really not that big of a deal.
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