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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 04-12-14, 08:31 PM   #76
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but I want to buy a suspension fork with my money
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I want to make sweet sweet lovin' to that thing. I have always wanted a tandem (and a Santana and a pink bike) so I could ride it Sheldon Brown style steering from the back with nobody up at the front. A fixed gear version makes it so a$h monies, if only I had that kind of scrilla.
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I'm still a newbie and started looking on craigslist for a SS/FG.. I ran across this... Bianchi Pista Fixed gear/Single speed road bike what are your thoughts? how much is this really worth? Thanks. (already looked on Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes, but according to some of you guys that site is bs)
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I'm still a newbie and started looking on craigslist for a SS/FG.. I ran across this... Bianchi Pista Fixed gear/Single speed road bike what are your thoughts? how much is this really worth? Thanks. (already looked on Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes, but according to some of you guys that site is bs)

I dunno but that same type of Bianchi is on CL in Hawaii and it's going to $250 more.....cuz y'know....Hawaii...and kustom stickerz.

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I dunno but that same type of Bianchi is on CL in Hawaii and it's going to $250 more.....cuz y'know....Hawaii...and kustom stickerz.

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Thanks man. That helps! what does everyone else think?

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People buy those?
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I'm still a newbie and started looking on craigslist for a SS/FG.. I ran across this... Bianchi Pista Fixed gear/Single speed road bike what are your thoughts? how much is this really worth? Thanks. (already looked on Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes, but according to some of you guys that site is bs)
I'm no expert, but this doesn't seem like too bad of a deal if it fits.
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How about this one in my area? The description is a little hilarious, but for 150 doesn't seem so bad. However the bike looks huge, the tt is almost the height of the door knob behind it.

Bianchi 3ttt bike- beat up but works
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Hopefully you are 6'3".
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Heh....I'm 5'9" and I ride around on an undersized 50 cm bike.....I'd love to restore that bike but yeah, I might not even get full leg extension with the seat slammed on that thing.
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Then it's not a good deal.
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What the hell is this thing:
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A $1200 beach cruiser to show off how much of a bro you are.
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Some guy here is selling Campy Deltas....Should I go for it? Or do vintage brakes not belong on a Carbon fiber bike?

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Some guy here is selling Campy Deltas....Should I go for it? Or do vintage brakes not belong on a Carbon fiber bike?

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Mercier Kilo TT Singlespeed Fixed Gear Track Commuter Bike | eBay

The, always sold out, kilo tt. I debated picking it up but it's a little big for me. Not at a bad price right now.
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The, always sold out, kilo tt. I debated picking it up but it's a little big for me. Not at a bad price right now.
Meh, that's just the first bid and even if you got it at that price there's still $50 shipping, whereas it's free from bd. Also you have to bid $5 more than the current bid. So, at best you'd save about $45.
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Well I was looking at it as 355 shipped (with an upgrade or two) vs 400 and rarely in stock.
The top tube looks a little long for me though. May throw in a bid, I need a second bike.
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Do you guys recognize this? Seems like the right size for me, but I really want Cro-Mo (yes #kilott )

FIXIE WITH FLIP FLOP HUB---$295 OR BEST OFFER | road | Ottawa | Kijiji
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Do you guys recognize this? Seems like the right size for me, but I really want Cro-Mo (yes #kilott )

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I don't know what it is but it has vertical drop outs. A converted road bike maybe? Definitely Kilo TT.
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being in Canada, it's not the easiest to obtain a kilo tt (when sizes come available), but i may have to order online and drive down (as others have done). Just thought I'd check locally first, and was hoping maybe that frame might be something worth investing in. You're right though, at almost $300, it's better to upgrade to #kilott . This forum should really be re-labelled www.kilottfanclubforums.net lol.
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