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A newbie is about to throw some cash down on his first fixed gear. Help?

Old 01-06-11, 06:03 PM
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A newbie is about to throw some cash down on his first fixed gear. Help?

Alright, now before some of you explode on me for doing this (I searched specifically for what i'm going to ask here, but I need a specific answer here) and I know questions like this has been asked for some time but...


I have done my research, and after some time I have finally came up with two choices for what fixed gear bike I want:

The Mercier Kilo TT

&

The Tomcat "Toto"

The reason why I ask this is because there is not much on the Toto bike, so I want more info on which I should go with.

For those of you unfamiliar with the bike, here's the ebay page of the bike I would purchase with a spec list:

https://cgi.ebay.com/TOMCAT-FIXED-GEA...t_23278wt_1194

So, which bike should I go with and why specifically?

OH! I also forgot to mention that those bikes fit my price range. No, i'm not looking into shelling a couple hundred more on another one just for my first bike.
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Old 01-06-11, 06:21 PM
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Those toto bikes give the toilets a bad name.

I would go with the kilo. Lots of information about them on this forum as well as a ton of satisfied kilo owners.

That seller has quite a few negs too.
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Old 01-06-11, 06:22 PM
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The kilo is a great starting bike with nice quality stock parts
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Old 01-06-11, 06:25 PM
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Ok well since the Tomcat is a piece of toys r us garbage I think your decision is pretty clear.

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Old 01-06-11, 06:38 PM
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Sounds good.


Going with the orange mercier. Thanks!
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Old 01-06-11, 06:57 PM
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Do it!

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