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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 04-24-14, 01:25 PM   #26
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And TT is on a whole 'nother level after that.
Agreed!
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Old 04-24-14, 02:13 PM   #27
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I own a Type 1 (Los Angeles). The bike serves its purpose just fine. The components are obviously low-end but have held up well. If you intend to put a decent amount of mileage or mileage in wet weather, you should set aside some money for a few upgrades, I imagine. I'm happy with my bike, but be aware that they low-ball the weight at 22lbs. Mine came in at an even 26lbs for a 50cm.
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I'm happy with my bike, but be aware that they low-ball the weight at 22lbs. Mine came in at an even 26lbs for a 50cm.
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Old 04-24-14, 05:33 PM   #29
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I own a Type 1 (Los Angeles). The bike serves its purpose just fine. The components are obviously low-end but have held up well. If you intend to put a decent amount of mileage or mileage in wet weather, you should set aside some money for a few upgrades, I imagine. I'm happy with my bike, but be aware that they low-ball the weight at 22lbs. Mine came in at an even 26lbs for a 50cm.
Thank you dodger, exactly what I was looking for.

I like the look of the frame, but at 26lbs on a 50cm, I can just imagine the weight of the 60cm I'd need.

I suppose I'll save up and get something worthwhile.

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They came out with a new all aluminum model that looks just as nice (Type 2). Sounds promising, but I've never checked one out in person. Leader 725 would be my choice if I were in the market today.
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They should've just named their bikes #1 and #2 .
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There's only one number two...
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Save up and get the surly!
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It's also really uncomfortable to ride a bike with a wallet in your back pocket.


I also didn't see that this had a second page.

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It's also really uncomfortable to ride a bike with a wallet in your back pocket.
It is? I must be doing it wrong.
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It is? I must be doing it wrong.
You probably have feromagnetic change in your wallet.
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It's also really uncomfortable to ride a bike with a wallet in your back pocket.

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then your pants are too tight, hipster
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I like the look of the frame, but at 26lbs on a 50cm, I can just imagine the weight of the 60cm I'd need.
Unless you're racing or hauling the bike up multiple flights of stairs, weight is over-rated as a deciding factor. If you like how it rides, you'll ride the bike and enjoy it regardless of weight.
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Save up and get the surly!

Seems I'll do just that. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-14, 09:31 AM   #40
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Unless you're racing or hauling the bike up multiple flights of stairs, weight is over-rated as a deciding factor. If you like how it rides, you'll ride the bike and enjoy it regardless of weight.
I agree with you there, but I have a road bike and a mountain bike, both of which have some decent weight to them. Part of the appeal of a fgss for me is it being lighter and having a more efficient drive (and also not having to worry about getting my shorts caught on my dt-shifters, don't judge me).
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There is a pretty big difference between being a carbon clad weight weenie, and not wanting a 30 pound fixed gear bike.
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Its a good thing Sean Connery isnt doing their promos.
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Old 04-25-14, 10:53 AM   #43
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Hmm… If the geometry chart is right, they seem to think only tall people should ride.

59cm top tube on both sizes of Type-2 (obviously not effective TT length) and no angles of any kind given. Also, how does a 50cm bike have a standover of nearly 31"?

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