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Old 01-17-09, 01:27 AM
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New to Fixed gears

Hey I'm new to this and was wondering if I could get some suggestions on what would be a good starter bike? what brands are popular/reliable? what's a good price range? etc etc. any help would be great !
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Old 01-17-09, 10:39 AM
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Hi Pure! Fixed gear, huh? Well, in order to narrow it down, what are your reasons for a fixed gear? The most popular one is to improve you pedaling, and cycling in general. To see if you will even like it, borrow one from somebody. If you can't, just get a relatively cheap lightweight, say around $300, and convert it. If it's flat where you will ride, use a medium gear, like a 75/80". If it's hilly, use a smaller one, like a 70". A front brake is a good idea for safety. Be carefull!
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Old 01-18-09, 03:25 AM
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hey lol do you mean something like...

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3040

yeah I wanted to get one just to see how different it is from a regular bicycle. It'll mostly be for leisure transportation, nothing too crazy. but you said I can always change up the stuff later to improve it? if i do end up doing something more than just riding around
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Originally Posted by SpeedFreek View Post
Hi Pure! Fixed gear, huh? Well, in order to narrow it down, what are your reasons for a fixed gear? The most popular one is to improve you pedaling, and cycling in general. To see if you will even like it, borrow one from somebody. If you can't, just get a relatively cheap lightweight, say around $300, and convert it. If it's flat where you will ride, use a medium gear, like a 75/80". If it's hilly, use a smaller one, like a 70". A front brake is a good idea for safety. Be carefull!
Sounds like sage advice!

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