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Advice on a first purchase Commencal Acid

Old 06-30-22, 04:54 AM
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Advice on a first purchase Commencal Acid

Hi everyone!
I'm looking for a fixie to offer to a young man as a reward for getting his exam. He is a good cyclist (rides my mercier tdf and Raleigh Carlton daily in the Alps) and dreams about a fixie for in-town trips.
There's an offer nearby for a barely used 2015 Commencal Acid.


I have to say, the frame looks very unique and cool!
Still I've zero experience of that type of bikes and at 270 I'd rather not make a mistake.
Here is a little more details about the bike.
If there is no difference in sizing with a road bike, then the bike should fit right, but do you usually ride a fixie smaller or lager than you would a road bike?
Is the equipment listed of good quality?
Does the price seems right to you for a bike this age?
I know it's a lot of questions but I like that it's a French bike and if I take the plunge to purchase a fixie for him I'd like it to last a while. I've seen offers for new complete bikes on line cheaper but if they look good, and flashy I suspect cheap Chinese parts/frame and a lot of issues to come.
Thanks for your time and input!
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for around town looks fun
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Nothing exceptional but doesn't look like total crap. The frame is certainly an odd ball in terms of looks so probably the asking price might be a touch higher than it would if just a normal Chromoly frame.
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Nothing exceptional but doesn't look like total crap. The frame is certainly an odd ball in terms of looks so probably the asking price might be a touch higher than it would if just a normal Chromoly frame.
Thanks for your answer. I will try and negotiate the price a bit lower and we shall see.
What in your opinion would need replacing to make a better bike mechanically?
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Thanks for your answer. I will try and negotiate the price a bit lower and we shall see.
What in your opinion would need replacing to make a better bike mechanically?
I mean I wouldn't put a ton into the bike but tires are a good choice for performance benefits. Cram the widest tires on there and get something with a good rubber compound or if you are riding it more like a road bike rather than just a fixed gear street bike then a nice soft supple tire will do you well. Obviously a better chain, cog and chainring but that can get more expensive than the bike might really be worth.
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