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    City Bicycle Co... anyone?

    I'm looking to eventually get a fixed gear, but I can't justify getting an ~$800 Steamroller right-right now.

    So I've turned my attention to this City Bicycle Co., Type One (Type One (Steel)). It claims to be high tensile steel, which I understand tends to have some weight to it, but $200 for a complete bike, regardless of how quickly I'll have to replace/upgrade components, seems ok.

    type 1.jpg

    Despite the steel grade, I've heard that they're only about 22lbs.

    So my question:

    Do anyone on the forum have experience with this company? Why can I not find a review?

    All comments, suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    TT, is that yours?

    They look surprisingly nice for 200 dollars.

    EDIT: nevermind, looked at their site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    TT, is that yours?

    They look surprisingly nice for 200 dollars.
    Nope, but I do have a sweet Vilano.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    ^haha. I've got a friend with one of those.

    I think everyone needs a 200 dollar beater to start on personally. You learn how to ride and see if you like it without investing a ton.
    The same reason I didn't learn to play guitar on a Les Paul.

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    Thanks TT, I've seen all that already though. I wanted to hear from an owner or detractor.


    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    ^haha. I've got a friend with one of those.
    Has your friend had anything to say about it?

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    Hi-ten aero tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post

    Who the **** wears hats in their house?
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyoomz View Post

    Has your friend had anything to say about it?
    I was referring to the Vilano. He seems to like his.
    I learned to ride fixed on a Critical and was happy with it, and upgraded about 6 months later to a better bike. I don't regret the original purchase, let me decide if I liked riding without dropping 600-800 on a decent bike.

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    Hi-ten oversized aero steel tubing! Where is my wallet???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Hi-ten oversized aero steel tubing! Where is my wallet???
    Rear right pocket

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    how due u no that
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    how due u no that
    Isn't everyone's?

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    Ok, just read some overwhelming reasons to stay away from hi-tensile.

    Thanks Scroddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyoomz View Post
    Isn't everyone's?
    Not me. Always front right pocket, 'cuz pickpockets.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Not me. Always front right pocket, 'cuz pickpockets.
    +1

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    I'm still rocking a biker-style wallet chain like it's 1998. Otherwise, I'd lose my wallet 50 times a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Not me. Always front right pocket, 'cuz pickpockets.
    But then how do you get into an aero position?

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    Wallet goes in center jersey pocket on the bike, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Wallet goes in center jersey pocket on the bike, dude.
    Jersey? You lost me, bro.

    We're clearly at different levels of cycling. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyoomz View Post
    We're clearly at different levels of cycling. lol
    And TT is on a whole 'nother level after that.

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    I am really hung over, friends birthday last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Not me. Always front right pocket, 'cuz pickpockets.
    Yup. Keep your wallet close to your most valuable possession. Guaranteed to notice if someone is fishing around in that pocket. Not to mention rear pocket throws off spine alignment
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