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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 08-31-12, 01:05 PM   #1
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Is this worth the $$

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...rome_paint.htm

Is this worth the money for my first fixed gear? I want something that's good quality but not to pricy. Is this a good buy or should I wait til the regular TT is available?
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Old 08-31-12, 01:11 PM   #2
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It's a good bike. If you want to order a bike now, buy that one. If you don't mind waiting and you want to save some money, wait until the regular is available. They're not vastly different.
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Never heard of it.
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Old 08-31-12, 01:22 PM   #4
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Ok thanks Ddead, trying to wait just anxious to buy.
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Old 08-31-12, 01:50 PM   #5
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What size should I get? I'm 5'10 195lbs? 53 or 55?
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Weight isn't a factor in bike fit unless you're really big.

Based on his limited experience with other frames, this 5'8" guy would probably get a 55 or 57.
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gaiz i just saw premium rush should i get the 53 or the 57 kilo tt ha?
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did they mention the kilo tt in that movie?
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I'm 31in inseam, so 50 I guess. Does that sound about right, even of I'm 5'10.
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Inseam matters very little when choosing a frame size. Why don't you use the fit calculator from post #7 and be done with the guess work?
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Based on his limited experience with other frames, this 5'8" guy would probably get a 55 or 57.
really? i am 5'8" too and ride no larger than a 52.haha. i must be weirdly proportioned
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Did the calc, kinda confusing cause im new to this.



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Which do I use competitive, eddy or French.?
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flip a coin.
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Do you like a very aggressive more aerodynamic position for maximum speed or do you like sitting up a bit more and looking around at traffic and sights?
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Make a bracket or something, jesus, do we have to do everything for this kid?
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If you give me your credit card number and personal information, I can order the bike for you.
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Go with the French Fit, order the appropriate size and don't worry about it until it comes. Then do the last little adjustments and ride the hell out of it. It's a good looking bike. What color you going with?
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