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Old 01-18-10, 11:02 AM
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"Big Shot Bikes"

I've been contemplating purchasing a fixed gear/single speed bike ever since the weather got crappy here in Boston.

Does anyone have any experience/thoughts on Big Shot Bikes (www.bigshotbikes.com). It looks like you can customize the colors, which is pretty neat, although I think pretty much any color combination on there would be super-flashy!

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Old 01-18-10, 11:22 AM
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cool, if you only care about colors

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Old 01-18-10, 11:27 AM
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Of course I care about colors, why not? I don't really like any of the color combinations that they offer, since I think that they're all way too flashy.
But I'm mostly concerned about the bike quality/durability. If I have to put up with flashy colors which make me look like a tool for a great fixed gear bike, then I'll do it.
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For that price you can't really go that much wrong imo, although the full no-nome groupset doesn't really inspire confidence in the bike's durability (which is kind of important if you're actually planning on riding the bike).

Also, all that colour coordinating seems silly to me, but I guess that's a matter of taste.
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Old 01-18-10, 11:39 AM
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No name everything, so you have no idea what you're buying. The only reason you would purchase a bike from those people is if you literally did not care at all about anything but appearance.
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Old 01-18-10, 11:50 AM
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I just love the way they recommend the 52cm (small) size for a 5'-2" to 5'-7" height range. That's great sizing advice.
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Old 01-18-10, 11:57 AM
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has anyone pointed out that its hi ten steel? thing will weight a ton.

https://www.bigshotbikes.com/history-fixies.html and how lame is that?
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Old 01-18-10, 11:58 AM
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Crap.
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It's probably just as good as any random Walmart bike or whatever - or more so because it's better suited for most uses some heavy geared hybrid bike that costs just as much.
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way to inspire people to play real life frogger
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i wonder why black wasn't available as a tire color choice
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Sh1tty. Seems just like a Republic. But like someone said, if all you care about is colors than do it. Save the good bikes for real riders.
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ha ha!

Well since I ride my bike every day for commuting purposes and the reason I wanted a fixed gear was for greater durability /less maintenance during the winter...it looks like this bike isn't a good choice!!

Yeah, pretty weird when you can't customize a bike to have BLACK tires, right?
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i would do beige---like, a really sick electric beige
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electric beige?? ahaha
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is this where we mention the Kilo TT or something?
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sweet, hi ten steel, quando hubs, schraders on 23s...

also love that in their banner pictures at the top have pictures of sweet bros with their sweet fixies, but those pictures don't have a single one of their bikes. they just took pictures of random people and plastered them all over their site.
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Old 01-18-10, 02:59 PM
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yo, bacarolle, imma gonna let you in a little secret.

You say you're in Boston (me too), so, look up Simple Living Cycles (its in Frammingham) and head on over there to buy yourself a Redline 925 or other actual name brand fixed-gear that fits your budget. Word of advice, make sure everything on the bike is tight (lockring, cog, everything, especially lockring/cog). If you don't know how, take it to someone who does.

Either do this ^, or order something from BikesDirect (but you'll still run into the whole problem of making sure your bike is set up properly).
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just get a republic
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that bigshot bike is just the Woarst.
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They look like toys made out of bull$h*t.
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Old 01-18-10, 04:44 PM
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You know your getting quality when a bike company calls their bikes fixies.
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+1 on Simple living cycles.Phil is a really good guy.
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You know something is wrong when black tires or a silver chain aren't even an option.


EDIT:

...that being said, you can't go wrong with a sub-$400 bike. Hats off to them.
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yo, bacarolle, imma gonna let you in a little secret.

You say you're in Boston (me too), so, look up Simple Living Cycles (its in Frammingham) and head on over there to buy yourself a Redline 925 or other actual name brand fixed-gear that fits your budget. Word of advice, make sure everything on the bike is tight (lockring, cog, everything, especially lockring/cog). If you don't know how, take it to someone who does.

Either do this ^, or order something from BikesDirect (but you'll still run into the whole problem of making sure your bike is set up properly).
Whoaaa, 315 for a redline 925, 340 for a madison,/jamis beatnik.. not bad
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