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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 04-22-12, 11:39 AM   #1
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New Fixie

I'm trying to pick up my first fixed gear to ride downtown. What should i get, i can get any of the bikes direct bikes or i found a Fuji track for 500 any input is good thanks.

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Old 04-22-12, 11:44 AM   #2
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im trying to write on this forum to ask you guys about which bike i should get but i'm not quite sure where the commas and periods go its all so confusing can you help me thanks
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Old 04-22-12, 01:04 PM   #5
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im trying to pick up my first fixed gear to ride downtown what should i get i can get any of the bikes direct bikes or i found a Fuji track for 500 any input is good thanks
The first thing you need to figure out is if a Fuji has the geometry you're going to like. In the $500 range, there are a lot of bikes that you can cut your teeth on that are, unfortunately, mostly the same bike with a different name on the frame. I'd recommend you look at the welcome thread here to get some idea of the options available to you.

Thanks for modifying your post to include proper punctuation.

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In case you couldn't figure it out we didn't really like your question that much. It didn't provide enough information and it seemed to indicate that you didn't do enough research on your own first. The most helpful answer provided was "Kilo TT" which is the mercier Kio TT from Bike's direct which you said you looked at. In general this bike seems to be a good fit for people who ask this kind of question on this forum because they are looking for a singlespeed/fixed gear bike with aggressive track geometry that is quality but inexpensive. The Kilo TT fits this description. This bike is not the best for commuting or for going on long distances and for actual track racing it is probably only acceptable for an absolute beginner. But really you should spend a bit more time lurking around and you will get a better idea about what you want.

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Old 04-22-12, 04:01 PM   #13
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Also, if you're talking about the Fuji Classic Track, $500 is pretty much full retail for that bike. So unless you're getting component upgrades included, it's not a price worth jumping on or making a hasty decision. (Nothing wrong with paying full retail, just don't think you're getting a deal.)

Adding a couple periods and commas didn't really clarify your question. Examples of what additional information would help:

- "ride downtown" = Where? What kind of terrain, weather? How far? How often? Will you be commuting to school or work, or riding for fun, or to go out with friends?
- What kind of experience do you have with bikes? What bikes have you ridden, and what did you like and dislike about them?
- What size are you/ what size bike do you need? (For example, I have the Fuji Classic Track partly because I'm super short and it comes in an XXS size that fits me.)
- What's your motivation for looking at those two bikes in particular? What matters most to you? Is it looks (that's ok to admit), price, quality, ???

You gotta help us out a bit if you want some assistance here. Otherwise you'll get people shouting "Kilo TT" and posting images.
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