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    Looking for the best cheaper fixed gear

    I just recently had my bike stolen, but it wasn't a big deal because it was fairly cheap (walmart). Now I am looking to get a good college fixie road bike, but I am trying to limit my price range to $300 or less. Does anyone know any good fixie bikes in that price range? I'm just trying to find the BEST in only that price range. Maybe some pros and cons of some good ones too.

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    How tall are you?

    If you're short: http://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3167499692.html

    If you're tall: http://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3222513394.html

    If you're tall but not quite as tall, have some patience, time, and money: http://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3103724497.html

    And then get a sturdy U-lock.
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    are you idiot???

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    The best one has no cons. Just pros. All of the pros add up to make it the best. Kilo TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    The best one has no cons. ... Kilo TT.
    Cons include 1" threadless headset and odd seatpost size
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Cons include 1" threadless headset and odd seatpost size
    Don't forget the inconsistent tire clearance.

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    Another con is that it is not in stock in very many sizes and is not in the OPs price range...

    This: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/track.htm

    Or this:http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm

    Or this: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm

    You get the idea. A con to any of those bikes is that there is assembly required, and if you are not familiar with any of it you have to include the potential cost of assembly at an LBS.

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    Fellas, come on, how about you suggest a best cheap fixed gear. College fixie road bike.

    Dawes SST. It's the best. No doubt.

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    Thruster Fi--oh wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Cons include 1" threadless headset and odd seatpost size
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Cons include 1" threadless headset and odd seatpost size
    Does it matter? shims are sold for the stem, and Thomson makes a 26.8.

    done and done.
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Fewer options.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Fewer options.
    wait..... who else makes seatposts?
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    I am relatively new to single speed riding and wanted something inexpensive to try out. I got me an SE Draft. Its certainly not the lightest thing on the market, but it has a strong steel frame to withstand the beatings it might take around town. With a little thought and even little-er money, I chopped an old set of flat MTB bars to give me a more slender profile while zipping through cars and people on campus. I also added some toe clips and I have a fun little ride.

    Now that I know I love SS, I am going to build me a Leader 735, or a Bianchi Pista. But for the money, the SE Draft does what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    wait..... who else makes seatposts?
    Ha?
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Ha?
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    I am about 5' 10'' and my new price range is about $250. I am not too demanding since my last bike was a $100 Wal-Mart bike and I had so much fun on it. I am just looking for the absolute best fixie in that price range. Sorry for dropping the range, the bikes you all suggested me looked and sounded amazing.
    I think I might have found one that will suit me, but I would like everyone's opinion on it. http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/fixed-...rack-bike.html It got good reviews, and i'm not too pushy in the quality, so does this one look good? It's just generic, it's a pretty good seller, and like i said, i'm not too demanding. Will the fact that it's not Chromoly really effect this bike? Does the weight seem reasonable for a fixie (if you can find the weight on that site)? I am aware that I will have to do some customizing and repairing for any fixie I buy in this price range, so tell me what you know.
    Last edited by SgtSmitty07; 08-30-12 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Possibly found a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Phil Schwartz
    Yes!

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    First, $250 is not a range, it's a max.

    That bike has all the parts that's for sure.

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    Sorry, I meant to say max. I was in a rush to type that response because i had class a few minutes later.

    Anyway, I am a regular college kid on a budget so that is about the most I can spend. I just need to know if that bike is at least decent, or has potential.

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    The Dawes SST Steel is $249 on BD. That's about the only "new" bike I know of that fits the bill.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    Has anyone in this thread seen Premium Rush?
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Cons include 1" threadless headset and odd seatpost size
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Don't forget the inconsistent tire clearance.
    what about hubs that readily strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heytchap View Post
    what about hubs that readily strip?
    "Problems" that typically occur due to user error don't really count.

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    weren't there a few threads recently of people stripping hubs because they werent properly tightening their lock ring and going on a skidfest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    "Problems" that typically occur due to user error don't really count.
    Afaik merrier rims come from bike direct with the fixed cogs already applied, do they not?

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