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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 12-01-13, 11:03 AM   #1
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Anyone heard of Single Bikes out of Vancouver?

Hey guys, very new to the forum over here.

I'm in the market for a single speed, and Single Bikes out of Vancouver has caught my eye. They're a little pricey, and if I decide to bump out of riding a single and go for an 8-spd, they get really quite pricey; but they also offer free shipping anywhere in Canada and the USA (I'm in Toronto, btw). I'm curious if anyone has any experience or other information about the company... they have a few YouTube videos and I believe they build bikes out of the store "Bikes on Robson", but other than that I can't find a review or mention of them. I'm just a little wary of basing such a big purchase on information on the company's website without knowing any other reviews.

Any information would be appreciated, and if this is posted in the wrong place let me know.

Thanks

Oh and: http://www.singlebikes.com/
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Never heard of them, but honestly, I sure can't see wanting one.

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Post bears some resemblance to a shill post.
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The site uses nothing but tag words to describe products. I would stay away from it just on that alone. Just looks like another sw8t fixah brah site.
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Seem very pricey...
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The grammar is horrible, too. Whoever wrote the copy wasn't a native English or French speaker.
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I would stay away.
Those are your typical super low quality hi-ten steel framed bikes with crap components that come in a rainbow of colors. I would save your money for something else.
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I would stay away.
Those are your typical super low quality hi-ten steel framed bikes with crap components that come in a rainbow of colors. I would save your money for something else.
Actually, they claim that the frames are 4130 double-butted chromo, so they're probably more like the quality of $300 BD bikes.
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Actually, they claim that the frames are 4130 double-butted chromo, so they're probably more like the quality of $300 BD bikes.
Hmm if that's the case, considering I just glanced at the site at first, now again, I agree with you. Reminds me of the windsor clockwork and the like they have.
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I live a few blocks from the Robson store that sells 'em. They are pretty common in these parts and the prices are average, given that they are selling in Canada. (The same store sells the Fuji Feather for about $700, for reference). The parts list isn't horrible although it's all generic stuff.
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All you can control about this "build" is the color. pretty lame.

what wheels are used? tire choices? gearing options other than fixed or freewheel.
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