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Why so many aluminum fixies versus steel frame?

Old 02-11-12, 05:25 PM
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Thanks everyone, got my answer.
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I thought it was the other way around??
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All my rides are steel also. I had a aluminum racing bike but after about 13,000 miles or so it cracked at the head tube where the headset was. The manufacture wouldn't warranty it because they blamed it on fatigue! No more AL frame bikes for me.

You can make any frame material a fixie bike. Most new ones on the market though are steel because the fixie market wants the old school look with modern aero colored wheels, and some go with really old school handlebars that look like early 20th century stuff...pretty cool. I think a lot of fixie's are very nice looking and mostly inexpensive, but I rather have gears.

Now try saying "fixie" ten times real fast.
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Old 02-11-12, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by pedalcr8z View Post
Thanks everyone, got my answer.
That doesn't matter. We'll be discussing this for weeks.
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Old 02-11-12, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pedalcr8z View Post
Thanks everyone, got my answer.
which WAS your answer?
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Old 02-11-12, 06:56 PM
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I can tell I am going to enjoy this site! Let me fill you guys in I work for BGI Fitness (Bicycle Garage Indy), been there 5 years but I've commuted for over 30 years. I own a Serotta Ottrott. I bought my first fixie 3 years ago a Masi Speciale Limited. Loved and appreciated the whole concept of riding either a single speed or fixed so I then sold the Masi and bought the 15lb Trek Madone District carbon belt drive and ended up selling it a year later as quite honestly I missed the "feel" of the lugged steel frame Masi which is why I am back on the hunt. I posted the thread as it seems as though there appeared to be more aluminum choices but Scrod opened my eyes to the fact that Leader does indeed do steel frames also. I have also been impressed with the Wabi Special as I'm old school weak in the knees when I see lugged frames although I've never seen one or ridden it. I really like the look of Scrods gold Leader and planned to call Retrogression today but we got slammed at the shop as we are moving into an 18,000 square foot building tomorrow evening that's literally 500' from our existing store. Thanks again and I appreciate how warped some of you are...lol!
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ಠ_ಠ so did he answer our question?
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Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
ಠ_ಠ so did he answer our question?
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Old 02-11-12, 07:17 PM
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ಠ_ಠ so did he answer our question?

Ok what did I learn you ask? I learned that there are more steel framed fixies and single speeds than I was aware of. As I asked Scrod "why 69 pages concerning Leader" whom I thought only did aluminum but he edumacated me.
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Old 02-11-12, 07:28 PM
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njs-san could have told you that...
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Old 02-11-12, 07:46 PM
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I have an aluminum one just due to the lovely salty air here in Fl (near the beach) and it gets wet....now who won you ask??? well....

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I have an aluminum one just due to the lovely salty air here in Fl (near the beach) and it gets wet....now who won you ask??? well....
looks like the cat pretty much won
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Originally Posted by pedalcr8z View Post
...I bought my first fixie 3 years ago a Masi Speciale Limited. Loved and appreciated the whole concept of riding either a single speed or fixed so I then sold the Masi and bought the 15lb Trek Madone District carbon belt drive and ended up selling it a year later as quite honestly I missed the "feel" of the lugged steel frame Masi which is why I am back on the hunt...
i am sorry to be the one to tell you this but i don't think your masi was lugged...
(ok, maybe the fork)
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Old 02-11-12, 09:05 PM
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Why so many ham sandwiches versus turkey sandwiches?

It has always been my believe that ham offers the roughest chew and I'm curious why it appears that there are so many more ham sandwiches available?
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at "the roughest chew".
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Old 02-11-12, 09:13 PM
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Why so many ham sandwiches versus turkey sandwiches?

It has always been my believe that ham offers the roughest chew and I'm curious why it appears that there are so many more ham sandwiches available?
Cat tastes like ham (I've heard); therefore, it is easier to acquire ham than chasing around some confounded bird hoping it tires out long enough to cook it. Do you know how difficult it is to convince a tuckered-out turkey to stand there while you build a microscopic firepit, light it and then convince him he's not cooking? It's a challenge I tell you. Cats are so much more simple. Just throw catnip in fire and profit.
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Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
Cat tastes like ham (I've heard); therefore, it is easier to acquire ham than chasing around some confounded bird hoping it tires out long enough to cook it. Do you know how difficult it is to convince a tuckered-out turkey to stand there while you build a microscopic firepit, light it and then convince him he's not cooking? It's a challenge I tell you. Cats are so much more simple. Just throw catnip in fire and profit.

I'm watching Futurama and had to pause it to choke on my gum laughing at this.

"Cat tastes like ham (I've heard)" is probably the most random and unexpected thing I've ever heard!
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Old 02-11-12, 10:05 PM
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i am sorry to be the one to tell you this but i don't think your masi was lugged...
(ok, maybe the fork)

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Old 02-11-12, 10:21 PM
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quite honestly I missed the "feel" of the lugged steel
I'd go this route if I was lookin' for a new lugged steel frame for riding fixed:

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Very classy but I'm afraid I'd scrape my chin with such a radical bar drop! Thanks.
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Originally Posted by g0tr00t View Post
I have an aluminum one just due to the lovely salty air here in Fl (near the beach) and it gets wet....now who won you ask??? well....

I just noticed the cat and the baby video. Was this your kid? If so hopefully he wasn't too scratched up. Looks like the cat knew how to stand up for itself. I bet that kid will be hitting that cat anymore!!
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Old 02-11-12, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pedalcr8z View Post
Very classy but I'm afraid I'd scrape my chin with such a radical bar drop! Thanks.
They come as frame+fork. You can put a +10 in there if you want.

Of course you could even do that if it was a complete also. I almost always assume a stem swap is going to be required when I get a new bike. Many shops will swap 'em out for free.

Oh, and they come in a rainbow of colors:


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Old 02-11-12, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They come as frame+fork. You can put a +10 in there if you want.

Of course you could even do that if it was a complete also. I almost always assume a stem swap is going to be required when I get a new bike. Many shops will swap 'em out for free.

It appears they don't make them anymore as I just Googled it is that info not correct?
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Old 02-11-12, 10:38 PM
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yellowjersey.org and some place called Track Supermarket offer them, unless they've stopped. They're not cheap tho

$1395 @ yellow jersey

Starting at $1050 @ track supermarket
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