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Old 10-05-15, 05:45 PM
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17 teeth pista

I don't really want to bring out my leader or my felt during the wet winter months so I'm in the market for a cheap steel bike to use. I've been looking for deals on craigslist for about a month now but haven't found anything so what do you guys think about this? 17Teeth Pista Fixie Bike | City Grounds
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Cheap enough. Looks like it has clearance for mudguards.
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Old 10-05-15, 07:15 PM
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Winter?

#KiloWT

Then get yourself some big fat studded tires.
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Originally Posted by hohum View Post
Winter?

#KiloWT

Then get yourself some big fat studded tires.
Except that the Kilo WT is now $500, which is not all that cheap. I mean, I love mine, but it's hardly what I'd consider a beater bike.
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yeah but the problem there is there aren't many fixed gear frames set up to take wide tires. The only other option I can think of off the top of my head is the Surly Steamroller and the frameset alone is more than 500.

If the explicit goal is to ride around in snow and ice this should be something you're thinking about before you spend any money.
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Old 10-05-15, 07:40 PM
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Admittedly I haven't actually looked at the bike he linked either
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If the explicit goal is to ride around in snow and ice this should be something you're thinking about before you spend any money.
How much snow and ice is likely in Glendale, CA?
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
How much snow and ice is likely in Glendale, CA?
Zero. Expecting a rainy "winter" here though.
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Dude's name is sandiego25, he lives in Glendale and is worried about "wet winter months".

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It does get kinda wet during the winter lol. Just looking for a bike I can leave outside in the rain while I'm at work and it's an excuse to get another bike.
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Yeah sorry.

I read the word Winter and I automatically assume people are talking about places that have seasons. Silly me.
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Originally Posted by sandiego25 View Post
It does get kinda wet during the winter lol. Just looking for a bike I can leave outside in the rain while I'm at work and it's an excuse to get another bike.
Steel can rust you know! I would just ride any of your bikes and not worry about it. Leaders and other similar bikes in that category aren't that exciting and don't need to be swooned over. Like any bike just keep it clean and lubed and things will be just fine. Rain won't destroy it unless you just leave it outside all the time and don't do anything to it.
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Steel can rust you know! I would just ride any of your bikes and not worry about it. Leaders and other similar bikes in that category aren't that exciting and don't need to be swooned over. Like any bike just keep it clean and lubed and things will be just fine. Rain won't destroy it unless you just leave it outside all the time and don't do anything to it.
This.

Bikes - just like cars, motorcycles, tractors and golf carts - are made of metal, plastic and rubber. They don't melt when they get wet.
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This.

Bikes - just like cars, motorcycles, tractors and lawnmowers - are made of metal, plastic and rubber. They don't melt when they get wet.
Though according to the quality reports on the takemetoyourLeaders they might ; )
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