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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 06-30-12, 07:54 PM   #1
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State Bike Co?

Hey guys new here, looking to buy my first real complete fixed gear and on I guess you could say a fairly tight budget. I'm not that new to fixed gear riding but I just can't seem to find any info on this state bike co. I will primarily be using this bike for short commutes and just for fun but my inner hipster really wants a stylish bike ahah. I've searched here and google for any reviews on this state bike co but I can't find anything. Obviously for the price I shouldn't expect too much but is it comparable to anything? I guess when it comes down to it I am deciding between either a state or just buying a motobecane track and getting a set of b43's for it. Hope I dont get flamed over here just looking for some help thanks!
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Old 06-30-12, 07:59 PM   #2
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Having seen and worked on a state bike co, I would look at the motobecane track.
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Old 06-30-12, 08:09 PM   #3
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had their frame and fork in my possession for the last month as they donated a frame to an event of ours. It looked and felt pretty good actually. no idea about their components but as far as the 'pretty' bikes in that price range go, they seem like the lesser of the evils.
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Had one for a few months. heaviest frame i've ever ridden, especially since it's cromoly.

I had a 20 year old conversion that weighed less.
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I think it's their fork, I swear it weighed the same as the frame
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Had one for a few months. heaviest frame i've ever ridden, especially since it's cromoly.

I had a 20 year old conversion that weighed less.
Why do you say it's chromoly?

The State site doesn't advertise chromoly and if that's the case, it usually isn't chromoly...

Personally, I think that heavy stuff is hi tensile 1020 steel!

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Thanks for the help so far guys I definitely figured the state would be on the heavy side which I would like to avoid if possible. I did a little more searching and I found this.... http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/se/premium_brew.htm Its the SE premium brew seems to come as a pretty nice build compared to the moto track but going with the SE would mean I wouldn't be able to get those hipster wheels aha. Is the price difference between a "the hour"/moto track really worth the extra money for this SE premium brew?
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i loved the look of my B43's, but they only stuck around for about a month.

any weight considerations you may have had go out the window once you bolt those suckers on....and i couldn't run my front "emergency brake". sold mine to bike polo player.

but, we wouldn't be the first to suffer for fashion...
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Why do you say it's chromoly?

The State site doesn't advertise chromoly and if that's the case, it usually isn't chromoly...

Personally, I think that heavy stuff is hi tensile 1020 steel!
the specs on the website says 4130 chromoly for both frame and fork. Felt like riding a hi-ten bike though.
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