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Looking to buy a fixie

Old 08-23-09, 08:31 AM
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Looking to buy a fixie

So after reading this forum posts, I decided to buy a fixie. My 2 local bike shops have one fixie each and both too small for me. Craig's list has barley anything.
Can you please advice which bike to get? I was looking at specialized web site and saw these bikes. Are they any good?
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...gster&eid=4354

Please let me know what you think,
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Old 08-23-09, 08:38 AM
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Pass. on the langster ... but, that steel Allez for 600$. has my attention.

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Old 08-23-09, 08:39 AM
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There is life outside the roadbike forum. I bet if you ask in the Fixie forum, you'd get better responses.
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Old 08-23-09, 08:41 AM
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Fixed gear not fixie.
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Old 08-23-09, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by martinus View Post
Pass. on the langster ... but, that steel Allez for 600$. has my attention.

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Your typing style is the most annoying I've ever seen.

And there's nothing wrong with a Langster.
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Old 08-23-09, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by steveymcdubs View Post
there's nothing wrong with a Langster.
+1

I came to road bikes from a fixed gear. I've had 4 different fixed gears, one of which was a langster and it was a great bike. Of course there are some pretty goofy paint jobs on some langsters, but to each his own. I'm a big fan of the Cannondale Capo frame which is my main fixed now. Some of my favorites are:

Cannondale Capo
Masi Speciale
Specialized Langster
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Old 08-23-09, 05:22 PM
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If you are comfortable with sizing and wrenching issues, consider bikesdirect....if not, then don't.
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Old 08-23-09, 05:23 PM
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why????

If you must, get one off eBay.
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Old 08-23-09, 06:05 PM
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Depends on what you want to do.

Just tool around- buy whatever looks cool.

Light track work, off season fixed gear spins, etc... Check out the felt TK3

wanna do a madison, pursuit or a points race?

Check out the TK2
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Old 08-23-09, 08:33 PM
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I've got a Masi Speciale and I really like it. Not really a track-oriented bike, more of a fixed gear road bike.
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Old 08-23-09, 08:44 PM
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>I was looking at specialized web site and saw these bikes. Are they any good?<

What, you think Specialized makes bikes that are mostly bad, as opposed to "any good?" Listen, there's no such thing as a bad bike - only bad riders. I love my basic Langster but come on, there's not much difference between off-the-shelf bikes that cost about the same. Just go get your bike, already - Specialized, Felt, Bianchi, etc., etc.

And, speaking rhetorically, why are you asking your question in this forum?
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