Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Member gurp13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fontana, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Elite Triple, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Trek 830 Mountain Track
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    buying a "fixie" in SoCal, Inland Empire area?

    My nephew says he wants to buy a Fixie bike. Unable to talk him out of it (gears were invented for a reason!), I am forced to try and find a place to get one. Where does one go to buy a fixie? We live in Fontana, so something nearby would be nice. Thanks!

  2. #2
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Merlin Road, Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    7,698
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Craigs list.

    Actually, the trek shop near me had some. Would he rather have a single speed? Fixies are... limiting.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Spoonrobot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bikesdirect. Then support your local shop by taking it there and paying them the $60-$100 to assemble it. Total out the door price should be around $400-$500 and will be better than anything you can get in a shop or have them order.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

  4. #4
    Member gurp13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fontana, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Elite Triple, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Trek 830 Mountain Track
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I talked to him just now about that. I think a single speed is more what he's looking for. Probably will try to get him a flip flop hub so he can try it either way.

  5. #5
    Member gurp13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fontana, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Elite Triple, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Trek 830 Mountain Track
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, Spoonrobot, for the suggestion. We're trying to keep the whole thing under $250. I know that's pretty tough, even with the mail order/internet option, though. I support my LBS when I can, by the way. They do the service on my bikes that I can't manage on my own (fork shock service, rear hub overhaul, bottom brackets, etc.) and sometimes some supplies. Technically, JensonUSA is one of my LBSes and I order from them all the time.

  6. #6
    Member gurp13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fontana, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Elite Triple, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Trek 830 Mountain Track
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the help, guys. We ended up going to Performance bike and picking up a SE Bikes single-speed city bike.

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1116293_-1___

    He was a happy boy!

  7. #7
    Member SGV_rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    San Gabriel , CA
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca SLT
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    try this shop, they have some nice leader & cinelli
    http://www.facebook.com/ichigear

  8. #8
    Senior Member CommuteCommando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    In the drops on the roads of North San Diego/South Orange Counies CA
    My Bikes
    KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
    Posts
    2,911
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fontana and the surrounding are pretty flat, but he will be limited to Fontana and the surrounding area. Fixies are the current fashion statement, but if it gets him on a bike it isn't a bad thing, except that helmets are, unfortunately, counter to that whole fashion thing.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Lesper4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    So Cal - Fontana
    My Bikes
    2008 Cannondale CAAD9 5, 1995 Cannondale CAD F300 hardtail
    Posts
    1,095
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Done bike shop is in rialto.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •