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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 06-07-12, 07:54 AM   #1
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Fixed Gear Road Bike - Looking for Options?

Hello Everyone,

Well I am new to the Road Bike world and looking for my 1st road bike. I have been riding all sorts of other bikes, and tried my first road bike and loved it.

I am looking to get my first road bike (Fixed Gear) and am trying to figure out what the best model is. The main thing is, I am looking for the best speed, comfortability, weight, and all of the other things in a road bike that you look for.

The problem, being that it is my first time, I don't want to spend anywhere over 275.00 for it. I usually try something new and buy a little cheaper one, and if I love it go back and buy a "better" quality model.

What is the best "cheaper" but well made and designed Road Bikes that are fixed gear ?

I also did my research and decided a "Fixie" rather then a geared bike would be better for me.

I do realize I might have to order it online, and thats all fine. I'm about 5'8" if my height matters when you are considering a good model of bike for me.

I am going to be riding it no more then 60 Miles a week. I also really liked the curled handlebars on the road bike I tried.

I prefer Matte Black Color, but at the end of the day, I could care less about the color. I care about speed, comfortability, weight, and quality of the bike.

Any Ideas?

I appreciate the Reading Guys, and Look Forward to your recommendations.

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Old 06-07-12, 08:58 AM   #2
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lots of good options. might take a look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...complete-bikes

how are your roads? rough? want fenders? things to consider
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The main thing is, I am looking for the best speed, comfortability, weight, and all of the other things in a road bike that you look for.
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I don't want to spend anywhere over 275.00 for it.

Well, man, you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Something's got to change. Either change your expectations or change your budget.
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Well, man, you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Something's got to change. Either change your expectations or change your budget.
This.

People need to stop being so astounded by the average cost of a quality bicycle in today's market.
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People need to stop being so astounded by the average cost of a quality bicycle in today's market.
B-b-b-b-but Wal-Mart has them for $200!
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Actually, $89.96



$275 buys you three of those ****ers with enough left over to eat at Subway on the way out.
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Old 06-07-12, 12:47 PM   #7
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Dunno. At that price range, Windsor The Hour maybe? Below that means the Subway $5 dollar foot long, like Scrod said.
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$275 buys you three of those ****ers with enough left over to eat at Subway on the way out.
1 to ride; 2 for parts!
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yard sale 80's 10-spd conversion.

seen as low as $10. then less than $100 for conversion parts.
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm
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i went with the windsor the hour a year or more ago and i love it. just change the pedals and you'll love it too. sooner or later you'll find some better wheels for cheap, stolen and sold at your local flea market.
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$275 buys you three of those ****ers with enough left over to eat at Subway on the way out.
These look cool; I want one. Are those wooden rims?
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No, they're made of a mixture of mustard, Velveeta and plastic.
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Hey Guys,

I appreciate all of the information. After doing some reading and research, I decided to go with the "Windsor The Hour".

The only thing stopping me from ordering it is what size to get?

I am 5'7" tall and my Inseam Length is 32". What size cm of bike would I want to get for Windsor The Hour ???

I really appreciate all of the information!

Thanks,

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Hey Guys,

I appreciate all of the information. After doing some reading and research, I decided to go with the "Windsor The Hour".

The only thing stopping me from ordering it is what size to get?

I am 5'7" tall and my Inseam Length is 32". What size cm of bike would I want to get for Windsor The Hour ???

I really appreciate all of the information!

Thanks,

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On a blasphemous note, you can generally pick up an old road bike (with gears! *gasp*) for less than $300 and even cheaper if you buy locally (e.g. through craigslist).

This might not be as relevant to OP, who seems to want a new bike, but it is just something worth noting.
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The only thing stopping me from ordering it is what size to get?
I am 5'7" tall and my Inseam Length is 32"...
Make sure to note that your cycling inseam is not the same as your trouser inseam.
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I'm curious what the "research" was that you read and led you to a "fixie"?
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Maybe 52. maybe 49. Its kinda hard to tell when buying over the internet. try the bike calculator and good luck.

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Hey Guys,

I appreciate all of the information. After doing some reading and research, I decided to go with the "Windsor The Hour".

The only thing stopping me from ordering it is what size to get?

I am 5'7" tall and my Inseam Length is 32". What size cm of bike would I want to get for Windsor The Hour ???

I really appreciate all of the information!

Thanks,

Cole Mayfield
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