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New (Noob) at Fixed Gear (Need help in buying suggestions and conclusions)

Old 06-24-15, 03:07 PM
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New (Noob) at Fixed Gear (Need help in buying suggestions and conclusions)

Hi! Im trying to buy a fixed gear I'm from philippines we don't have much brand of fixed gear bikes here unlike to some other countries where it started. And my budget is at least
500$ (american dollar) and below so you see I've gone to many bicycle stores here and the list of of bikes that I really like as of now are

FUJI Declaration
Haro Projekt
Mongoose Maurice
Fyxation
Purefix
Celt
SE Lite Draft
INDEPENDENCE BikeDomeWorks
State Bicycle

I'm going for the most decent light bike (classic if possible) and no bogus at all in terms of material and other parts and stuffs can you please suggest me some bikes that will fit me well that are not on the list. I just want to ride and have a little bit of exercise and I know some of these brands are kind of off to your taste that's why I'm I need some consultation from the experts. Thank you!
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Old 06-24-15, 03:33 PM
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That Fuji is made of Elios 1. Sound super awesome.

I can't search for each one of those. Are any chromoly? If yes, take the others off the list.
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Old 06-24-15, 03:52 PM
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Old 06-24-15, 05:33 PM
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That Fuji is made of Elios 1. Sound super awesome.
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Old 06-24-15, 05:57 PM
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I would do the Fuji!!
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Old 06-24-15, 06:31 PM
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I would do the Fuji!!
Can you elaborate on your choice here? What makes you choose that one over the others?
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Old 06-24-15, 06:51 PM
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If you are shooting for the ~$500ish mark; most of those bikes are all made in China/Taiwan/etc. using the same 520/4130 tubing. All that's really different is the colors and badges. Pick 2 or three that you really like out of the 10 or so choices that routinely pop up here as suggestions.

My personal suggestion is to either buy in and upgrade over time (Kilo TT, Fuji Feather, etc.) or using a bit of patience find twice the bike on Craigslist. Honestly man there's like 100s of threads here about this.
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Old 06-24-15, 06:52 PM
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Out of those, the Maurice (Mongoose | Maurice FS, a Single Speed Commuter Bike) all the way. Double butted 4130 for $275 with Weinmann, Tektro, and Tange components? That's not too damn shabby.

I'd have also suggested the Fuji, but a quick search leads me to believe (via:Spoon Cyclery) that Elios 1 is just high tensile steel tubing, which is durable, but heavy and sluggish feeling. You can also scratch the Haro, Purefix, SE, and probably State for the same reason.

The Fyxation is nice (straight gauge 4130, decent components aside from the cranks, cool looking metallic root beer color option), but I'm biased because they're a cool local business to me.

I can't find any useful info on the Celt or Independence, so I'll let someone else chime in on those.
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I've never even heard most of the bikes you listed. But, having owned a Fuji Feather and briefly looking up the Fuji Declaration I'd say save up an extra $100 and get the Feather. The Feather is a CroMo frame, Declaration is hi-ten steel, heavy like the bike you had when you were a kid.
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Yes thank you for all of your replies i've searched and people says that Fuji Declaration is Elios 1 a Hi-ten steel and not chromo and some says it is much like a lower version of chromo and is it bad? or just not worth it? I know 500$ mark for a fixie is cheap I'll buy some expensive one sometime but for now I'm just an amateur so I'm pretty finding a reliable fixie on that kind of price.
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hahaha are you guys being sarcastic about fuji declaraction being elios 1?
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Yah I've read threads and everyone is just saying KiloTT I wish theres a brand of that here in PH gotta search more in stores.
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My friend has that monggose maurice it is very light i've ride it and its cool its texture is matte and it is kinda alloyish than chromo steel.
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That is what I'm trying to do sir thank you!
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What is going on here?
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What is going on here?
I'm sorry I was trying to reply on everyone here but i forgot the quote thingy so pretty much im replying to everyones comment
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