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Old 08-08-18, 05:02 PM
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Have a look into Bicycling story about Fixies. https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear...t-fixie-bikes/
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Old 08-08-18, 05:19 PM
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A lot of nice bikes in that list.
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I find it disappointing they left Wabi off the list. Most bang for the buck in my opinion.
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Nice Bikes, and yes, maybe some bikes left out, but shows a wide range.
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The references to riding around town with photos and descriptions of brakeless bikes and "Pulling up on the pedals to stop" as somehow being pure is unfortunate.

It is nice that fixed gear bikes are getting some recognition in the media though. I wish more riders would realize how much fun they are to ride.


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Old 08-09-18, 03:56 PM
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The sampling featured in that article runs the full gamut from $300 boat anchors painted to look pretty, to a $26,000 pro track bike. The only common attribute is they're all fixed gear drivetrains. I'm glad they featured several mid-range models. And you're right, @TimothyH, the wording in their descriptions is a lot of marketing bull ca-ca. It's still fun to see the lineup they chose.
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Some gorgeous bikes in there. Thanks for sharing the link. It's surprising how such nice bikes can be so cheap. I know there's savings on chainsets and brakes, but I'm still surprised.
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The Tribe Mess looks nice
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The Wabi Classic looks kinda short - wouldn't you run into foot strike issues with panniers?
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they call that heel strike the "zen connection"
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The Tribe Mess looks nice
Pretty sure they're out of business and no longer sold. You can still go on their page and add 1 to your cart, but the checkout page will just bring up an error.
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So many of the new fixie companies either make junk products, aren't in it for the long haul, or both. It makes the few that stick around and make good stuff even more valuable.
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Originally Posted by Dougbloch View Post
I find it disappointing they left Wabi off the list. Most bang for the buck in my opinion.
Wabi is in the top row. So it IS included.
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I just realized I responded to an old thread. Doh!
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I just realized I responded to an old thread. Doh!
This thread was started 08-08-18

Article is dated May 29, 2019

that's a real chin-scratcher
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This thread was started 08-08-18

Article is dated May 29, 2019

that's a real chin-scratcher
I could be wrong but I'll bet what happens is that it takes you to a page that is updated regularly so next year it will be 2020. Just a guess.
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That or they’re gaming google. Way back shows low variation.

https://web.archive.org/web/changes/...t-fixie-bikes/
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