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Christ almighty - ANOTHER mass produced fixie hits the streets..

Old 12-22-05, 10:37 PM
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Christ almighty - ANOTHER mass produced fixie hits the streets..

link: http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/bicyc...es/uno/uno.htm
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Old 12-22-05, 10:41 PM
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at least they had the decency to release it with a streetable gear ratio.

wheels aren't half bad either.

edit - and thank god it's a good ratio because it would be hard as eff to find replacement rings for that crank.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:57 PM
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Could someone post the pic and description here?

Flash doesn't work on my computer. :/
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Old 12-22-05, 10:57 PM
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wait a second.
this looks exactly like the artschool/design bike that absntr posted a while ago. right down to the 4-arm-spider cranks.
except grey instead of green

you know, the one with the photoshopped quads?
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Old 12-22-05, 10:59 PM
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It looks like Jamis just launched at Track bike called "sputnik" I saw it today, damn thing is lite. Renolds 631 and easton carbon outfit.



I want one.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:00 PM
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hmmm, maybe not quite
http://www.altabikes.no/
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Old 12-22-05, 11:09 PM
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I like the look of all of these bikes. Rock.
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I think that Jamis is actually a fairly nice fixed gear offering.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:18 PM
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that jamis doesn't look half bad at all.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by humancongereel
that jamis doesn't look half bad at all.

its $800.00. for whats in it, id spend the extra money and take one of them over the Bianchi pista anyday
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agreed on the a jamis... if i was gonna get any of these factory fixies i'd go with that.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:23 PM
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also, why can't any of these things get some f'n color in em! spice things up! all this grey and black... even the new "green" on the pista is a muddy brownish grey green.
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Originally Posted by evanyc
also, why can't any of these things get some f'n color in em! spice things up! all this grey and black... even the new "green" on the pista is a muddy brownish grey green.
agreed. the black on black trend in cycling bums me out some.

the bland color offerings of trek and cannondale and other big names are nothing to write home about either.

maybe it's backlash against bikes of 8-10 years ago... italian frames with the classic red-white-green-blue-yellow fade jobs and bling silver componentry.
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Originally Posted by evanyc
also, why can't any of these things get some f'n color in em! spice things up! all this grey and black... even the new "green" on the pista is a muddy brownish grey green.
EMO colours
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Old 12-22-05, 11:39 PM
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the jamis is pretty nice.

i saw the alta print campaign in ARCHIVE awhile back... good campaign, weird looking bike
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the bars on the alta,,,
don't you think they look kind of silly?

i'm sure leveling the bars gives you some leverage up hills and such,
but special funiture design team aside, i prefer to have at least some drop in my bullhorns

that jamis sure is looking hot
for real... yum

and i think its a little early to tell,
but preliminary reports coming in indicate that the UNO isn't going to do much
that junk is whack

now if they put those on the shelves of our local walmart/target/bestbuy/cashfarm,,
i bet we'd see a bunch of them on the streets regardless of how they look

then again, i ride a mercier kilo tt
i supose that means i can't really say sh*t can i?

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That Jamis looks really nice. Make way for "Jamis Sputnik vs. ..." threads.
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comin' soon...................."How do I get the decals off my Jamis?"
thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by baxtefer

god! the photos on that site are gross
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i thought we were going to be talking about trek. has it already been talked about that there is a "track" listing on their website?
http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/category.php?c=1

on the right between cyclocross and tandem. it doesn't lead anywhere yet, though.
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UK version of the Trek site has pics and info.



http://www.trekbike.co.uk/2006/?sec=...geID=0&ID=307#
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I think those Bontrager wheels are hot.

That said, what a ripoff. 850 pounds sterling? I can't imagine passing up a Bob Jackson or a Mercian for this.

It looks like the Fuji Track Pro.
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that trek may seem ugly to all you (us) classic/lugged steel/high flange/chrome/1" threaded/quill posengers, but i bet it's one em-effing fast bike on the track.
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yeah, that trek looks more like a bike bound for the track than a a fixed gear urban assault vehicle like the others
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Fuji Track Pros, for what it's worth, are made in Taiwan. Or so claim the shipping label and frame sticker.
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