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Old 04-27-14, 08:14 PM   #1
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need opinion on this bike please.

this will be my first post here so be gentle.. honestly what do you guys think of this bike is it worth the price? i think it looks pretty nice, but i don't know enough to determine the quality myself. i am looking for my first ss bike for the summer and came across this. maybe you guys could share your opinions and or maybe steer me in another direction. shoot!

Fixie Bikes, The Master, Premium fixie bike | Regal Bicycles Inc.

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Old 04-27-14, 08:28 PM   #2
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I would rather have a Kilo TT then upgrade with the left over money. Also I really think the Pure Fix Premium would make a great first bike, it looks a lot better than this imo.Pure Fix Premium Series Specs | Pure Fix Cycles
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Old 04-27-14, 08:29 PM   #3
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It's not bad. Sugino Messenger cranks are solid, Tektro brakes work just fine and dandy, Ritchie makes fine stems and seatposts...Nothing really that bad about it (in that price range) and it is pretty on par with other similar builds using similar steel and parts.

Without riding it and reading reviews I cannot tell you much more than what I have said above. Look at reviews and see if people like them. The build quality could be just fine or it could be crap and the ride could be in the same boat.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:27 PM   #4
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It looks okay, except for 1.) the complete lack of any kind of geometry chart, and 2.) the fact that they only offer 54cm and 58cm sizes and they don't even specify whether that's C-C or C-T.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:34 PM   #5
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Looks like boat anchor wheels and crap tires.
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Yea i emailed the shop owner and got the geometry he said the frame is similar to the Bianchi pista but brought in the wheelbase and steeper head tube angle and less rake
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I smell shill.
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...but what do you think a bout the bike. i can assure not a shill. ill probably get it, i like the bike plus free shipping. i just wanted to know its not crap.
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I smell shill.
Nah. Regal Bicycles are all over Toronto. Never saw this model though. Pretty good components. Website says free Canada wide shipping.

If you are in a city there are probably better deals to be had via the used market, Craigslist, Kijiji, etc.
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Looks classy. Decent setup for the price. My only hesitation would be the rear wheel having a brake track. It would look much nicer with an ALL black rim, unless of course you're planning to run rear rim brakes.
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It looks okay, except for 1.) the complete lack of any kind of geometry chart, and 2.) the fact that they only offer 54cm and 58cm sizes and they don't even specify whether that's C-C or C-T.
It seems okay BUT, you've no idea which one of the two bikes will even pretend to fit you. IF you can ride one and are lucky enough to find that it fits and feels great, go for it. Anything apart from actually riding the bike you buy is a gigantic gamble because you don't know what the sizes actually mean and you don't know what the physical size of the brute is.

So, unless you can find one in a shop that lets you ride it and you're lucky enough to ride it and think 'gee, this fits me perfect', keep looking. The bike is okay but selling to a very limited market ... while pretending otherwise.
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