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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 11-27-13, 01:29 PM   #26
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its nuts we are talking about kilo tt's and their faults when its completely unrelated to the op's question.
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Old 11-27-13, 01:51 PM   #27
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I wonder how many suggesting track bikes have actually carried a load of cargo on a bike? High BB, twitchy geo, and short CS don't do well when you're trying to carry a rack full of groceries.
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Old 11-27-13, 02:19 PM   #28
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I wonder how many suggesting track bikes have actually carried a load of cargo on a bike? High BB, twitchy geo, and short CS don't do well when you're trying to carry a rack full of groceries.
I wasn't suggesting it, but I stated that I do it. I use my Premium Brew for my grocery getter. Loaded up with about 80lbs of goods isn't too bad of a ride. if I wasn't in shape & young I wouldn't do it.
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Old 11-27-13, 02:23 PM   #29
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Some agressive track bikes in there. Lots of other stuff too.
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Old 11-27-13, 02:25 PM   #30
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I wonder how many suggesting track bikes have actually carried a load of cargo on a bike? High BB, twitchy geo, and short CS don't do well when you're trying to carry a rack full of groceries.
I grocery shop everytime by track bike and it's not that big of a deal but I do ride it everyday so im used to the twitch steering/overlap. When I road my buddies road bike I almost crashed a couple of times cause it handled like a boat.
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Old 11-28-13, 06:14 PM   #31
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Kilo WT is fairly relaxed, fits wide tires and has a full compliment of rack/fender mounts.
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Old 11-29-13, 02:19 PM   #32
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while I grocery shop by bicycle on my Dawes SST only the frame is original at this point...I am planning on one of these for my wife

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^ I like it...and it makes sense. Just have to laugh at the well intentioned KILOfanaTTics. : )
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Old 12-01-13, 08:25 AM   #34
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It's a three-speed and it isn't as good a deal for the money. He asked for the best deal for the money on a single-speed. He asked for compact car and this is a minivan.
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true there is always



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That's why it was the first recommendation I made at the beggining of the thread
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Old 12-03-13, 02:59 PM   #37
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It depends on what your wife is looking for. If she wants a lightweight entry level track fixie then she should go with the Kilo TT, the SE premium brew and powder coat over the butt-ugly paint job, or a bike from state bicycle co. Of those three, the state bike will be the lowest end, due to its crappy components. If quality is the most important factor, the Kilo TT would be ideal. If she wants a freewheel city bike, then she would want to go with something like a Fuji declaration, a Jamis Sputnik, or a State Bicycles shoreline or domingo. If its a cruiser she wants, then some ideals would be something along the lines of an Electra. The Schwinn lakeshore is also a very good option, although you would have to take the gears off, which would be relatively easy.

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Check out the Civilian Rambler.
Townie SS, comes with fenders and racks stock.

Less than 400 delivered IIRC.

I like this a lot. How small do they run?
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