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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)

View Poll Results: Which fixie is better?
Pure Fix 2 28.57%
6KU 6 85.71%
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Old 08-10-14, 09:50 PM   #1
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Pure Fix VS 6KU

I have been wanting a fixie for a while now. Am not a serious rider just something that looks well and can get me around. Anyways I am loving the Pure Fix original types with its logo and its clean look. However on the other hand 6KU also has VERY similar bike with lower price. Now I was wondering which bike is worth the cash. I provided the specs and price below including the bike color way i am looking to purchase. I dont know much about fixie and its gears so if someone can help me out on which one is better that would be very helpful.

Pure Fixie - $299

Frame: Hi-Ten Steel Frame

Weight: 50 cm = 22lbs

Fork: Hi-Ten Steel

Headset: 1 1/8" Alloy

BB Set: Sealed Cartridge 68mm/110.5mm

Crankset: 43cm Micro: 40T x 160mm Alloy
47cm-64cm: 44T x 165mm Alloy

Rims: 45mm Deep Dish Double-Walled Alloy

Chain: KMC 1/8

Rear Cog: 16T Flip Flop Hub

Front Hub: 100mm Wide 32H

Rear Hub: 120mm Wide 32H

Stem: 90mm 7 - degree angle

Seat Post: Alloy 25.4mm

Saddle: Drome Saddle

Pedals: Wellgo 9/16"

Decal: Removable Sticker

Reflectors: Front & Rear Included

Brakes: Front Included - Alloy

Brake Lever: 22.2mm

Tubes: Kenda 700x28 Presta Valve

Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x28

Axle Diameter: 3/8

Handlebar: Riser 25.4mm Aluminum

Grips: Standard Grips

Spoke Pattern: 3 Cross

6KU - $199

Frame: High tensile steel fully tig-welded

Wheels: 45mm Deep V alloy rim

Hubs: 32H Quando flip-flop Hub

Fork: 1-1/8 high tensile steel

Headset: Neco threadless 1-1/8

Handlebar: 22.2cm alloy riser bar

Chainring Crank: Alloy 44T*165mm

Brakes: Front Radius Forged Alloy

Bottom Bracket: Neco Sealed cartridge 68mm x 103mm

Tires: 700 x 25C Kenda

Pedals: BMX Platform

Seatpost: 25.4mm Forged Alloy

Saddle: Synthetic Leather

Gear Ratio: 44/16 Gear Inches: 74.25
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Old 08-10-14, 09:58 PM   #2
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They are nearly identical. Why didn't you provide an option for "neither" on your poll?
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Thats the whole point because I cant decide. Thats the reason why I provided only 2 option, the one you would prefer so it may influence me.
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Old 08-10-14, 10:23 PM   #4
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IB4 #kilott

But really, can you find a shop local and try to ride one or both? Then buy neither?
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There is a bike shop near by which holds both bikes but am not sure you can ride them unless you have purchased them. Also I love the bikes, i just can't decide which one to get. Style wise Pure Fix wins for sure and cash wise 6KU wins by 100.
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Old 08-10-14, 10:51 PM   #6
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There is a bike shop near by which holds both bikes but am not sure you can ride them unless you have purchased them. Also I love the bikes, i just can't decide which one to get. Style wise Pure Fix wins for sure and cash wise 6KU wins by 100.
If the shop has either in stock and won't let you do a test ride... you need to find a new shop.
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Thats true, I should give it a ask and test ride 'em both.
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Hell, Sports Chalet had purefix bikes you can test out. If your bike shop won't let you then they don't want to sell you a bike.
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Old 08-11-14, 05:08 AM   #10
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Given that they're essentially the same bike, just get the 6K. It'll save you $100that you can use for a light and a lock. I don't know a whole lot about these bikes but I wouldn't put a ton of confidence in either, in terms of long-term usability. For occasional riding either should be ok, but you may find they require a little more diligent maintenance to keep things working smoothly.

Get the 6K. Ride the hell out if it and if you love it, upgrade later to something nicer.
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both bikes are garbage.

youd be better off with something from bikesdirect.com
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

they have a motobecane listed with a carbon fork, freewheel, brakes for 320.

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Given that they're essentially the same bike, just get the 6K. It'll save you $100that you can use for a light and a lock. I don't know a whole lot about these bikes but I wouldn't put a ton of confidence in either, in terms of long-term usability. For occasional riding either should be ok, but you may find they require a little more diligent maintenance to keep things working smoothly.

Get the 6K. Ride the hell out if it and if you love it, upgrade later to something nicer.
I agree with this. Buy the 6K, see if like it. If you want to get more serious, then you can buy better. DO NOT buy from bikes direct, unless you can put a bike together yourself, or willing to pay to have it put together. Everyone thinks BD is best place to get bikes from. But if you don't have the ability to put a bike together. They're just as expensive as a LBS bought bike.
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DO NOT buy from bikes direct, unless you can put a bike together yourself, or willing to pay to have it put together.
BD has some great bikes, but this is good advice. Even if you can put it together (it ain't hard), you'll still want to kick your LBS a 20 to make sure everything's tight and true. You may find, though, that the wheels aren't true (probably from shipping) and you'll end up spending more to have everything made right.

I've ordered from BD and had good luck, but just make sure you put it together correctly and make sure you get your LBS to double-check your work. A quick check is a whole lot cheaper than a new set of front teeth when your front wheel comes off at 20mph.
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DO NOT buy from bikes direct, unless you can put a bike together yourself, or willing to pay to have it put together. Everyone thinks BD is best place to get bikes from. But if you don't have the ability to put a bike together. They're just as expensive as a LBS bought bike.
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If you can spend a little extra and a 52 is your size consider this option.
On Sale Fuji Classic Track Bike up to 45% off
Personally I am not a huge fan of this retailer especially for a bike, but I took a shot and got one a few months ago. The components are solid and the bike is a blast to ride. Pedals are junk though.
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BD has some great bikes, but this is good advice. Even if you can put it together (it ain't hard), you'll still want to kick your LBS a 20 to make sure everything's tight and true. You may find, though, that the wheels aren't true (probably from shipping) and you'll end up spending more to have everything made right.

I've ordered from BD and had good luck, but just make sure you put it together correctly and make sure you get your LBS to double-check your work. A quick check is a whole lot cheaper than a new set of front teeth when your front wheel comes off at 20mph.
Why would you need a shop to check if your front wheel is on properly?
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Why would you need a shop to check if your front wheel is on properly?
That wasn't to be taken literally. I was using an extreme example to make a point. Basically, if you don't know if your bike is put together correctly, you don't want to find out the hard way. Obviously, most people can put on a front wheel. I was being facetious.

I forgot that it's Monday. Apparently I should have been more literal and less figurative.
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You may find, though, that the wheels aren't true (probably from shipping)
No, probably cuz they were never true or properly tensioned to begin with.
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No, probably cuz they were never true or properly tensioned to begin with.
Meh... You're probably right. But I was trying to give BD the benefit of the doubt.
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…DO NOT buy from THE INTERNET, unless you can put a bike together yourself, or willing to pay to have it put together…

Fixed for accuracy. Any bike you buy will have to be, at least somewhat, disassembled for shipping. Regardless of who you buy it from.
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No, probably cuz they were never true or properly tensioned to begin with.
Which is generally the case with any complete bike that hasn't been properly (key word) assembled.
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Meh... You're probably right. But I was trying to give BD the benefit of the doubt.
BD has absolutely no involvement in the manufacturing QC on the bikes they sell, and do not inspect them prior to shipment. They are just an importer who receives the bikes from China or Taiwan in sealed boxes, and load them on the UPS truck in the same sealed boxes for domestic shipping when they receive an order. You are very lucky if there are not any missing, defective or incorrect parts and will need to do a lot of setup adjustment and tightening if you expect them to work properly. Ironically, the best initial quality BD bike I bought was also the cheapest, a Windsor Clockwork that normally sold for $300 on closeout for only $170.
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Fixed for accuracy. Any bike you buy will have to be, at least somewhat, disassembled for shipping. Regardless of who you buy it from.
Totally incorrect generalization. The bikes I bought from Wabi and Universal Cycles, required no adjustment out of the box and were assembled easily within 15 minutes using common tools. The wheels were already trued and tensioned, cranks properly tightened and brakes completely set up w/o having to cut housing or cabling.
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BD has absolutely no involvement in the manufacturing QC on the bikes they sell, and do not inspect them prior to shipment. They are just an importer who receives the bikes from China or Taiwan in sealed boxes, and load them on the UPS truck in the same sealed boxes for domestic shipping when they receive an order. You are very lucky if there are not any missing, defective or incorrect parts and will need to do a lot of setup adjustment and tightening if you expect them to work properly. Ironically, the best initial quality BD bike I bought was also the cheapest, a Windsor Clockwork that normally sold for $300 on closeout for only $170.
Hmmm... Had no idea. That's interesting to know. I purchased a Windsor Hour on clearance a few years ago. Nice bike and it was like $199 with free shipping or something. I rode it for a whiile and ended up swapping the frame out with a Kilo Frame from Bike Island because the original Windsor frame was a bit too big for me (my mistake, not theirs) and rode it a while longer. Ended up selling it on CL and pretty much breaking even on it.

BD has some really, really great deals and they offer free shipping in the US, which is a big plus on a heavy, oversized box like a bike. As long as you don't mind doing a little work yourself and taking the necessary steps to ensure your bike is assembled properly and is safe, then there are some great deals to be had on their bikes. Especially if you can find something there on clearance or whatever.
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I purchased a Windsor Hour on clearance a few years ago. Nice bike and it was like $199 with free shipping or something.
If you got it for only $199, that's a very good deal. Normal price was $299, which is what I paid for my Motobecane Messenger. Also, I had to pay state sales tax on my BD bikes, cuz I live in Texas.
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