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$35 Fixies at Target

Old 01-30-13, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by krobinson103
48 18 is about what I ride with on the flat if I'm in no hurry. Thats a pretty decent ratio.
Yes, it is a good ratio for the street, (only 3 skid patches though, if you care about that.)

ThimbleSmash is asking about a polo bike. Polo bikes tend to run much lower gearing. 35-38 T on the front and 21 - 22 T on the rear.

The chainring is not removable/changeable on this bike as it is part of the crankset. So a gearing change up front would mean getting a new crankset.
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Old 01-30-13, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wardie
After reading about the Fixie deal I visited my local Target and found out that even though all Targets carry almost the same products, brands and items not all Targets have sale prices on the same items. My Target manager said the Magna Fixie is normally $119.99 and is "reduced" to $99.99.

This is a far cry from $59 and change. He said he would take my name and number and call me if they are told to clearance the bike.

I am not holding my breath for a return call. Good information and some Targets will carry that Fixie at the clearance price.

Unfortunately I'd spend $200 in gas and $80 in tolls to drive to New York to get one at that price Wardie

PS if anyone knows of a Target in NE Ohio that has that price please post it.
Did you check the one in Niles?
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Went by the Target by my work at lunch and they had 3 of them on the floor markes at $59.95.
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Old 01-30-13, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_
If 700c was the same thing as 700mm.
Bead diameter is 622 mm; diameter of tire at the tread is (nominally) 700 mm.
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Went down to Target and had a look at the 59.99 Manga Fix-D. It does have a flip flop hub, more about that later. The brakes are pressed steel, the tires are grreeeeen, and the famous Manga crankset with the crankarms that seem to weigh 10 lbs and the chainrings that seek too light to hold up a chain are there for the classics seekers. Replace those and you might have a nice fixie on your hands . It does have a threadless headset and what appears to be a nice saddle . I went and bought a used hybrid instead. When I mentioned the flip flop hub to my wife when explaining why there was not a new bike in the garage, she said " A flip-flop hub ? 2 different cogs or a freewheel and fixed ?"
I was so proud.
Free wheel and fixed, BTW . Pretty nice offering for Manga . Or Magna, if you insist. Kinda heavy for a single speed.
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My wife and I were in Walmart the other nite buying bird food when she pointed out some big wheeled bikes. 32" wheels! About 8' long! $150.00!
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
My wife and I were in Walmart the other nite buying bird food when she pointed out some big wheeled bikes. 32" wheels! About 8' long! $150.00!
Dang. Where would you get tires for that? Is that the Genesis Onyx ? I think that a 29'er . With coaster brakes. Egad.

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Called around today and all of the Target stores in GA seem to still have the $119.99 price.
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My son and I bough a couple of them and fixed them up to suit us. His is completely stock except for removing parts. It turned out OK and lost a lot of weight in the process.


I had to change the seatpost on mine because the stock one was too short. I ended up with more of a FGFS look, but needed the BMX bars to bring the bars level with the seat, obviously the frame is too small for me.


I only have about 50 miles on it and have enjoyed it so far, the 38mm tires help soften the ride and the pseudo-track frame make it fairly nimble. It did require a lot of maintenance to get it rideable, including changing the rear cog because it was so out of round.
To quote Anthony Bourdain "It doesn't suck". Not bad for 36 bucks.
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Why are the bars upside-down?
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More aero.


Duh.
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Oh yeah. Don't mind me.
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Probably a whole different track but the concept of removing all the brakes as in the above picture seems... foolish. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.
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Originally Posted by krobinson103
Probably a whole different track but the concept of removing all the brakes as in the above picture seems... foolish. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.
Yeah, I agree. At least he runs brakes on the bikes he actually rides.

Speaking of brakes, I am surprised by how well these POS brakes work. I had to bend the caliper legs to set the toe in, but once i did that, they actually stop the bike. I though that was the first thing I would have to change.
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anyone in Northeastern Ohio find any Target stores that have this bike for $35 or $59.95? Everyone I have seen was $99 or $119
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Remember when people used the telephone to call places? That was crazy!
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Remember when people used the telephone to call places? That was crazy!
Is "telephone" a new app or something? What does it do that the internet and texting doesn't do?
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i know someone who got this bike prior to this sell, the tire literally crushed on him while he was riding, and luckly no cars were around.
i would still pick one up for $35, but someone mentioned diamond bar is the only place around me in ca, and they are all out...no surprise there.
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Originally Posted by ddeadserious
Is "telephone" a new app or something? What does it do that the internet and texting doesn't do?
It's the thing on your wall in the kitchen , with the rotary dial


you'd have to call your girlfriend on it, so your whole family could laugh..
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This thing would rock at the campgrounds! Couldn't care less what happens to it there. Going to shoot a text to Target right now for availability.
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Old 02-05-13, 11:14 AM
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Sending smoke signals is more effective.
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Scrod u r not that old, Do u remember a thing called a telephone booth?
I remember when it cost a dime to make a call
Kill me know, I am old
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And don't even get me started on telegraphing.
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Old 02-05-13, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JS1965
Scrod u r not that old, Do u remember a thing called a telephone booth?
I remember when it cost a dime to make a call
Kill me know, I am old
Dude, I'm 40. Of course I remember telephone booths.
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