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Old 06-21-11, 09:18 PM
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what are your thoughts/opinions on this particular bike? for an entry bike.

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Old 06-21-11, 09:31 PM
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Depends on what you're looking for in a fixed gear. What do you need/want?

In b4 kilo tt

For less money you can get what everybody in this forum raves about (https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm). I've never ridden one but they have an excelent reputation for a first (or even last) fixed gear bike.
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Old 06-21-11, 09:36 PM
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My opinion: make a more useful thred title. Id suggest "Opinions on Scrambler V3"
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Old 06-21-11, 09:40 PM
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No. It has slack trick geometry-- so unless you want to do barspins... its kinda lame. Componant wise everything is OK, but not worth 500. Seems to be overpriced entry level.

Also... It has that generic looking stereotype hipster style to it (you know, the republic bikes, state bikes etc style). blarg.
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Old 06-21-11, 11:06 PM
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I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
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Old 06-22-11, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
Depends on what you're looking for in a fixed gear. What do you need/want?

In b4 kilo tt

For less money you can get what everybody in this forum raves about (https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm). I've never ridden one but they have an excelent reputation for a first (or even last) fixed gear bike.
I bought a Windsor a year back from BD before I really knew anything about bikes. The other day I was lucky enough to assemble a Kilo TT and knowing what I know about bikes now is that the TT was much better. Slightly higher end components and overall looked a lot cleaner. There is a reason everyone raves - go with this.
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Old 06-22-11, 11:21 AM
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i bought the frameset because it was cheap. i dont find anything wrong with it
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Old 06-22-11, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kiwashere View Post
No. It has slack trick geometry-- so unless you want to do barspins... its kinda lame. Componant wise everything is OK, but not worth 500. Seems to be overpriced entry level.
Why kinda lame? Its often very practical, especially for a new rider.
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how about bikes from here?

https://www.statebicycle.com/
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What kind of riding do you do?

And by that I mean just get a Kilo TT.

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Originally Posted by cubikz View Post
how about bikes from here?

https://www.statebicycle.com/
no.
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Old 06-23-11, 10:01 AM
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i live in orlando, its mainly city style commuting.
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Originally Posted by cubikz View Post
how about bikes from here?

https://www.statebicycle.com/
How do you decide what looks like a bike that's worth its price?

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Old 06-23-11, 11:03 AM
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Why kinda lame? Its often very practical, especially for a new rider.

Yeah. But they all have the same generic style that looks like rainbow barf. And seriously 430 for it? It'd be more practical to build a conversion. My favorite ride right now is a Bottechia converstion that cost me about 200 to build... Id rather have Italian design over Chinese Rainbow design.
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Originally Posted by chenghiz View Post
How do you decide what looks like a bike that's worth its price?
im new to "serious" biking thats why im here to ask for the help from others who are more knowledgable. im asking of a few bike brands that ive heard of.
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You can get the frame,fork,seatpost and headset for $139 https://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...315010186.aspx and build your own.
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