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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 08-21-12, 09:50 AM   #1
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New to the bike game

Im looking to purchase my first fixed gear bike, not sure where to start. I'm just looking to ride, not onto doing tricks but would like to mess around some on it. Not sure what the difference between track and fgfs bikes are and which is a better option for me. Not looking to spend awhole lot of money but willing to spend in the ballpark of 400 ish $$. Any suggestions??
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Old 08-21-12, 09:51 AM   #2
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Old 08-21-12, 09:58 AM   #3
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I'll fix the title.

In before Kilo TT.
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Any suggestions??
Dang, where to start?

Do you know how to ride a bike? If not, we need to get you started on that.
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Old 08-21-12, 10:44 AM   #6
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I mean I've ridin bikes before but not seriously. Mainly going to ride for casual fun but want to have a cool @ss bike at the same time.
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In that case, Kilo TT. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that is a cool @ss bike. And it's good for casual fun. Win win!
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It's not a game....bikes are srs bizness
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Ok thanks. I'll check em out. What's the difference between track and fgfs? I'd there much?
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They're polar opposites.

You probably want to start a thread in the FGFS sub.
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Old 08-21-12, 10:59 AM   #11
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Ever heard of Avicii? Some guy work with told me about them?
Sorry, new to the bike "business"
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Ever heard of Avicii? Some guy work with told me about them?
Sorry, new to the bike "business"

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Old 08-21-12, 11:17 AM   #13
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Can you bust a sweet track stand on him? Bar spin to fakie wheelie while rockin the turn tables?
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Welcome! I found a site that looks interesting:

http://fairdalebikes.com
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Hahaa not the dj.
http://www.aviciibikes.com/collections/preset-styles
Ill check it out Roy.
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Welcome! I found a site that looks interesting:

http://fairdalebikes.com
Those bikes are wayyyyyyy overpriced and they are out of the OP's budget. Get a Kilo TT or WT and enjoy riding!
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dawes sst al my man its pretty tight or the dawes sst 1
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Hahaa not the dj.
http://www.aviciibikes.com/collections/preset-styles
Ill check it out Roy.
Looks like generic china crap
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I'll fix the title.

In before Kilo TT.

Ha - I see what you did there.

But to the OP, he and the others are right. The Kilo TT is a good bike, and a good platform to upgrade from if you so choose to.
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If you're up for learning a little mechanics, building up fixies/single speeds is really fun and easy with help choosing parts and frame. I'm sure forum members would be happy to help you out with that. I've helped friends build bikes and they always find it a rewarding experience, especially since they're able to fix and repair down the road. As mentioned above, Kilo TT is an awesome place to start. Any recently made track frame should be broadly compatible and sturdy enough for some tricks.
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Old 08-27-12, 07:39 PM   #22
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Those bikes are wayyyyyyy overpriced and they are out of the OP's budget. Get a Kilo TT or WT and enjoy riding!
I wouldn't say they're overpriced. Maybe a little bit, but not as bad as some other companies do it. Did you look at the list of specs for that thing? Mostly worth the money.
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you being from san jose is so typical.
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Looks like generic china crap
Aw hell no
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I'm sure forum members would be happy to help you out with that.
Ha ha ha ha

You're new here, aren't you?

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