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    Recommend a very cheap and reliable SS brand to look at

    Basically the Kias or Hyundais of bike-dom, that are cheap and cost-effective without delving into the supermarket extreme low end.

    Looking to get one for my wife who can use it for transport and grocery shopping. Any recommendation for brands or should I just look for specific types?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Kilo TT
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    I would check out bikesdirect.

    Quote Originally Posted by keyven View Post
    Basically the Kias or Hyundais of bike-dom, that are cheap and cost-effective without delving into the supermarket extreme low end.
    If you exclude Kias & Hyundais in the first place, then there is no extreme low end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    I would check out bikesdirect.



    If you exclude Kias & Hyundais in the first place, then there is no extreme low end...
    Well generally they are still considered reliable cars nowadays. Maybe a better example would be a bottom-end Toyota.

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    Kilo TT Pro is the corolla sport of bikes.

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    Bottom line: everyone here should listen to Mconlonx... he has it figured out and the rest of you, well, don't.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Hey guys, the Kilo TT is not a SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Hey guys, the Kilo TT is not a SS.
    It come with a flip flop hub and brakes. Just add a freewheel (unless I am missing something).
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    Does your wife want a track bike to ride around in and haul groceries? I know my wife doesn't. I can already see the onslaught of incoming fecal matter from the ultra hipsters, but for her uses, something resembling the european bakfiets would be best. It looks maybe like something only your grandma would ride, but it's surprisingly quick and way comfortable. Hauling groceries and other items are a snap with the racks and other contraptions that are great for everyday riding. My wife's has a 7-speed IGH which works great as well. Singlespeed versions are fairly cheap at around $3-400 at just about any bike shop. Just another option to look at.



    These bakfiets are super sturdy and more expensive (avg. is around $1k in the US. Not sure how much they go for in the Netherlands/EU).



    Good article:

    http://localmile.org/?page_id=75

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    Quote Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
    It come with a flip flop hub and brakes. Just add a freewheel (unless I am missing something).
    The standard Kilo TT only comes with rear brake, and it only has clearance for tiny tires. The OP wants something practical for transport and grocery shopping.
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    This one might be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    The standard Kilo TT only comes with rear brake, and it only has clearance for tiny tires. The OP wants something practical for transport and grocery shopping.
    I use my Timbuk2 Especial Quatro to carry all my groceries on a fixed gear, so I'm not really seeing the need for anything more than a standard bike (i.e. Kilo TT).
    However, I just re-read the OP's post and I now see its for his wife, which no offense to the women on here, changes things.
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    Bring her to a bike store and see what she feels more comfortable on, especially if she will be riding with load. We all can tell you what works for us but we are not your wife so only she can tell. I wouldn't do an internet purchase on this one without trying bikes first.
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    Check out the Civilian Rambler.
    Townie SS, comes with fenders and racks stock.

    Less than 400 delivered IIRC.

    Last edited by Nagrom_; 11-27-13 at 11:23 AM.
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    My Kilo TT came with a front and rear brake.

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    yeah hyundai's are far from low end...
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    we dont even know if his wife has experience riding bikes with tight geo and gobs of toe overlap.
    how is kilo tt even a proper answer. besides kilo tt and grocery getter/transport dont really go together well.
    it seems this forum is just a giant kilo tt bikesdirect schill now.

    +1 on going to a bike shop dude, let her feel out what she likes. if she gets a chance to ride a bike that has tigheter geometry and likes it, get her sized and then buy online.
    but your best bet is bike shop, she can feel things out, sit on them and possibly ride them. Let her decide.

    you wouldnt want someone buying you a bike you possibly would hate riding or be uncomfortable on would you? despite the good intentions behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Check out the Civilian Rambler.
    Townie SS, comes with fenders and racks stock.

    Less than 400 delivered IIRC.

    thats pretty cool.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    thats pretty cool.
    Yeah, and if you don't set up the cockpit like a dingus, the bars would be seat level.

    Fits fat tires too.
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    What about the Dawes SST?

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    true, it looks like it could be a really comfortable upright singlespeed commuter and WITHOUT TOE OVERLAP!

    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    What about the Dawes SST?
    grocery getter/commuter.

    think relaxed geometry, upright riding position.

    something easy to ride.

    ****... op why dont you ask your wifey what she wants or have her post on here with your account with what she thinks a bike should ride like and what her expectations are. that would clear up so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGoodLeg View Post
    My Kilo TT came with a front and rear brake.
    Well, they don't now, unless you buy the more expensive Kilo TT Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Well, they don't now, unless you buy the more expensive Kilo TT Pro.

    That's nuts why would you put only a back brake any bike? Especially a fixed gear.

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