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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 01-27-10, 11:54 PM   #1
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Looking to get a new Fixed Gear bike...Help choose?

Hi guys,

I'm deciding to get a new fixed gear bike. I saw a 2010 SE Draft Lite for $330, but from what I heard on the forums its crap...

Right now, this is the setup/parts of the bike I have now ( I know its also crap, thats why I want a new bike)

Black leader risers w/ specialized grips + tektro front brake
Blk chrom frame 54Cm ( its one of them crosslake nobrand frames)
Blk chrom stem
Blk chrom fork
Blk chrom seatpost
Sliver 32 hole front alex rim ( w/ braking surface) CST comp tires w/ tube
Black 32 hole rear alex rim w/16T cog and lockring ( w braking surface) Kenda tires w/ tube
Pake 46T, 165mm crank set
Blk MKS pedals/cage w/ Green pake straps
Blk velo saddle

I was wondering which is better... The bike I have now or the draft.

I have some pictures uploaded for you to get a picture of the junk I'm riding..=p

And can you suggest a low cost fixed gear bike?

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Old 01-28-10, 05:43 AM   #2
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Other than the fact that a bunch of idiots [present company included] on the internet told you that you ride a crappy bike why do you think your bike is crappy? In other words- What shortcomings have you personally experienced from your current ride?

Do the crank arms snap off cutting your legs open causing you to bleed to death when you apply back pressure? Did the tire burst into flames killing a bystander when you tried to skid? Did the saddle give you a mean case of 'taint herpes'?

I'm not sure that I see what's wrong with your current ride? Sure you could add more 'bling' parts but if it rides okay as-is then who cares what we think of your bike.
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I have a Cannondale stem on my Hour. Don't tell anyone.
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I have owned a Draft. It was heavy, the bottom bracket made clinking noises almost immediately. You get what you pay for.
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