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    New Purchase: 2009 Masi Speciale

    I just bought a 2009 masi speciale fixed for $160. I`m fairly new to cycling so I decided to try and learn most of my mechanics on a fixie/singlespeed first and also use it to provide some variety from a geared bike. I was wondering if there are any specific things you guys check or tune up after purchasing a used fixie? Also, how do you think I did in terms of my purchase price? Anything I should know about the bike (eg., it is actually junk)??

    Of course, mandatory pictures of the bike.

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    Make sure the brakes work.
    Get the bike fitted.
    Add pedal straps

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    Nice bike, good price. Make sure everything is tight and well lubricated (as in life) and have fun.

    Adjust as necessary.

    Looks like the bars and seat are adjusted a little wonky but figure out what's comfortable for you.

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    Good price. Probably stolen unless there are major problems with it
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    I'm thinking of replacing the saddle. May be able to get a red Kashimax for cheap but dunno how I feel having a Christmas theme going on lol. What do you guys think?

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    Get what your ass is comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Get what your ass is comfortable with.
    ie- not a Kashimax.
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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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    Id say go to your local bike shop and test saddles some even have test programs.

    This is what I'm going to do, no more guess work, even if it's the right width it may not work.
    Shop I'm going to has test saddles.
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    Add, shop I'm going to has test saddles for adamo, prolog and fizik and another i think. Those ugly bright yellow orange whatever.
    Yeah i can get way cheaper online but this way i can test saddles and my ass is super happy.
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    That bike would look good with a brooks.

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    However your ass might not. Suffered a Brooks for over a year and it never got comfortable. Listen to your ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    That bike would look good with a brooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfly View Post
    However your ass might not. Suffered a Brooks for over a year and it never got comfortable. Listen to your ass.
    I tried two different brooks and never could get comfortable
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    I've never ridden one so I've got nothing to say about it but here is sheldon's page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    That bike would look good with a brooks.
    I have the 2010 version of the same bike...with a brooks pro saddle.
    It is my randonnuering bike, quite comfortable.
    Rode over 7000kms this year.

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    yeah, that was my first thought, i have one much older and I wouldnt let it go for that cheap,
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    New brake cables probably (cheap, easy and can make a real difference if the old cables were corroded or worn - on a 2009 bike, they're probably the original cables and hence well worth replacing) and definitely new brake pads - new pads alone will transform the braking.

    If the chain's got any sort of wear and you're able to afford it, it doesn't hurt to fit a new chain. Similarly the rear cog if it's worn. However, this is just tarting up your new toy, not necessary if you're short of cash.

    Brooks saddles? I love all three of mine. Comfy out of the box and just kept getting better - you need to set them slightly nose up when new (sometimes forever) and this is something a lot of people overlook. Having said that, no brand or model of saddle is right for everyone because all our sitting bits are different. Sadly, the only thing you can do is use trial and error (trial and agony?). Also, decide if you want to wear padded pants or not. Nearly all modern saddles were designed to be ridden with padding and you're lucky to last more than half an hour without it on some. I refuse to wear padding and this is where Brooks saddles work for me (even on centuries). You can, of course, wear padded pants with any saddle, the question is, will you have to?
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