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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 03-25-14, 08:26 PM   #1
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Please help determine what I have, thank you.

Have a fixie bike but do not know the model or brand! Any help would be great. G1108096677 is the serial number located under the body. Vitesse Racing seat with a Vilasium hub and Artek brake.
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/516/5oex.jpg <<< direct image link!

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It's a very rare pedazo de mierda.
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Or as my dad would say a mezza sega
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So it's crap?
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These handle bars retail at like $250, normally they are on the other side ... but not on this model, don't know who put these rubber on the handle, if you remove them your should see a serial number starting at AA, if so they are early 2013 series and could definitely worth around 250.
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Ok let's not get smart all of a sudden
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What value would be placed on a bike like this?
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These handle bars retail at like $250, normally they are on the other side ... but not on this model, don't know who put these rubber on the handle, if you remove them your should see a serial number starting at AA, if so they are early 2013 series and could definitely worth around 250.
Wow ! The bars on my SE draft look just like those. I'm rich !
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What value would be placed on a bike like this?
About as much as I'd pay for a dog turd.
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You have a $100 fixed gear bike from Walmart.
Thruster 700C Mens Fixie Bike - Walmart.com

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the walmart "fixie"
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LOL! Your dog ****s golden nuggets too? Dang, I thought I was the only one! So if anyone can direct me to a brand of the bike, model number?
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Jesus ****ing Christ, kid. It's a Walmart Thruster "Fixie".
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No matter how terrible that thing is, I am dumbfounded that they can somehow build, assemble, ship, and sell a complete bike for $100, and presumably a few individuals along the way are making money on it.

Hell, I just paid that much for a set of tires and tubes that I'll need to replace in a few months. Remarkable.
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No matter how terrible that thing is, I am dumbfounded that they can somehow build, assemble, ship, and sell a complete bike for $100, and presumably a few individuals along the way are making money on it.
economy of scale
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Sometimes they go on sale for $79
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Why did the manufacturer put the brake on the rear only? That makes no sense...
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Why did the manufacturer put the brake on the rear only? That makes no sense...
Because that's the minimum CPSC government requirement. Look at the Kilo TT, same thing.

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All Thrusters I've seen on the floor have two brakes installed.
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There are approximately 15 thrusters at my college, and all the same color(s).
I wonder if they ever get confused...
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I've seen them on sale for as low as $49!
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The resell value on that thing is virtually nothing.
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Nawww. Flip the bars back up, fix brake lever orientation and cable routing and $30 should be attainable on CL within a week.
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No matter how terrible that thing is, I am dumbfounded that they can somehow build, assemble, ship, and sell a complete bike for $100, and presumably a few individuals along the way are making money on it.

Hell, I just paid that much for a set of tires and tubes that I'll need to replace in a few months. Remarkable.
New 54cm Steel Track Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Road Bicycle White White | eBay

$50 with free shipping from China. Consider your mind blown
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New 54cm Steel Track Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Road Bicycle White White | eBay

$50 with free shipping from China. Consider your mind blown
Sold out. Seller has zero feedback. I wonder how many will actually show up.
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