Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-09-08, 01:49 PM
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Alien pricing.

This my total dream bike but when comparing to other bikes the pricing seems a bit high? I noticed the powder coating went from $80 to $99 as well. I really don't know how much it is to powdercoat a bike so I can't tell.
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Old 12-09-08, 02:33 PM
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fwiw the place he gets them coated would charge you $110 plus shipping.

http://www.powdercoatstudio.com/
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your dream bike is an alien?
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powdercoating pretty much anywhere runs about $90-$180 on average, depending on the powder you request, the detailing, and if you request a clearcoat/candy/metallic. there are lower end powdercoaters that will likely leave bubbles or cracks in the finish and then there the higher end like spectrum which do incredible work but cost upwards of $200+
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Old 12-09-08, 05:43 PM
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your dream bike is an alien?

Yes indeed. That is all I need really, perfect frame, no braze- ons, no holes for brakes. Just a clean frame. I think they make a beautiful bike. And to top it off you get a nice threaded stem! I can't stand the look of a threadless stem on a fixed bike, it looks silly, silly i tell ya! frank rizzo!

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huerro and olo, thanks for the insight!


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Old 12-09-08, 06:12 PM
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Yes indeed. That is all I need really, perfect frame, no braze- ons, no holes for brakes.
Good call. I get all ****ed up at night worrying that the moment I fall asleep some old derailers and brakes are gonna jump on all the mounting points of my conversion winter bike and attach themselves permanently. I haven't slept in a ****ing week
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Good call. I get all ****ed up at night worrying that the moment I fall asleep some old derailers and brakes are gonna jump on all the mounting points of my conversion winter bike and attach themselves permanently. I haven't slept in a ****ing week
You need more whiskey in your diet.
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Good call. I get all ****ed up at night worrying that the moment I fall asleep some old derailers and brakes are gonna jump on all the mounting points of my conversion winter bike and attach themselves permanently. I haven't slept in a ****ing week
i took my conversion to the shop the other day and out of nowhere a shimano 105 group tried to mount my bike. i had to beat it off with a floor pump.
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
Yes indeed. That is all I need really, perfect frame, no braze- ons, no holes for brakes. Just a clean frame. I think they make a beautiful bike. And to top it off you get a nice threaded stem! I can't stand the look of a threadless stem on a fixed bike, it looks silly, silly i tell ya! frank rizzo!

hmm, i wish mine had waterbottle mounts. if i can find an old 120 spaced 5/6 speed hub its going to get a rear brake and be used for racing crits in the spring. also i hope youre committed to the no brakes thing cuz the material they take off the crown to accomadate wider tires seems to make bike shops fearfully of drilling it(i ordered mine undrilled to save shipping time, bad move).
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To the fearful who have nightmares about your bike, yeah you definitely need more whiskey. I have 4 other bikes that do have brakes and are all ready for the winter so do not fear. I just want a nice clean frame which is somewhat track dimensioned and yes without brakes. There is absolutely no need for brakes to be on a fixed bike.
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Old 12-09-08, 09:08 PM
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There is absolutely no need for brakes to be on a fixed bike.
Tell that to my fixed mountain bike.
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There is absolutely no need for brakes to be on a fixed bike.
Uh, ok. Maybe on a Track, but not streets. It's also the LAW in most states.

Please don't tell me skidding will and is a proper way to stop in an emergency.
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It's also the LAW in most states.
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the law? maaaaan **** the law sissy boy.

skid skid skiddy skid skid. skid marks in yr wife's drawers w my track bike.
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There is absolutely no need for brakes to be on a fixed bike.
might not NEED but they sure as hell come in handy.
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screw THE LAW. you dont need brakes on any bike. riding sure is a lot more fun with em though. but lets not beat a dead horse, so long as you dont hurt anyone i could care less.
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Riding without brakes is one thing, I could care less what you do with your bike (just don't run into me)

But saying there is absolutely no need for brakes on a fixed gear is extremely stupid.

"Hey, there's a red light ahead of me. I could keep riding, and apply my front brake at the last second and easily stop in time.... Ooooor, I could initiate a SKID from twenty feet away to shave off some speed. And if things get hairy I can pull some erratic maneuver into lanes that cars are travelling in. Sounds good to me."

*Goes and watches MASH for the 200th time*
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There is this great maneuver called applying back pressure. I can see the light maybe 60 yards away and make adjustments or the fun part is timing the light. But time to move on, I don't like the smell of a dead horse.
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But saying there is absolutely no need for brakes on a fixed gear is extremely stupid.
Seriously, don't you guys ever get tired of this subject?

It's like a competition here, everyone who has a brake but somehow feels inferior about it needs to immediately step in and condemn other people's choices.

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It's like a competition here, everyone who has a brake but somehow feels inferior about it needs to immediately step in and condemn other people's choices.
i ride brakeless and i think that adam g.'s statement is ridiculous.
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I'd ride brakeless but ****, I got places to be ... !!!
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talk about the alien frame
not brakes vs brakeless.
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Originally Posted by olo View Post
talk about the alien frame
not brakes vs brakeless.
funny thing is that was my intention in my first post. just relating some info about the frame/fork.

anyway, the brakeless fixed riders just feel inferior to the brakeless singlespeeders...(couldnt resist)
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funny thing is that was my intention in my first post. just relating some info about the frame/fork.

anyway, the brakeless fixed riders just feel inferior to the brakeless singlespeeders...(couldnt resist)
try harder next time.
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