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$35 Fixies at Target

Old 03-20-13, 06:16 AM
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they had two of these at goodwill the other day for $199 a piece..
Wow! The bargains just keep coming...
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Old 03-20-13, 07:21 AM
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They're still 99.00 at my local Target.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:36 AM
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I just dont get it...this thread or these horrible bikes people are buying.

Youd be better off buying a fixed/free rear wheel from velomine at 75 or a wheelset up to 125 and a cheap chain and cog and an old steel frame.

quoting velomine, formula steel cog = 19, formula lockring = 7, chain 3/32 = 13 or 1/8th = 8.

Even the cheaper wheelsets say "handbuilt" in the description so you shouldnt have to worry about them.
plus if you ask they will space the wheelset accordingly no extra charge and install the cog/lock ring. You will still need to have the cog tightened and lockring tightened "from experience".

Only thing you have to do is use the outer ring on the inside maybe or use the smaller ring and use a GI calc to find out what cog you need and if you dont have the tools have a shop tighten your cog/lockring. They might even do it for free if you buy some bar tape.

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Old 03-20-13, 07:47 AM
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I'm going time build my first fixed gear out of an old road bike. It's gonna be rad.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:53 AM
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and if you do it right, it wont be any more expensive than one of those **** bikes at target or walmart plus it might have lugs and class

pickup an old schwinn of clist for like 30 bucks!
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Old 03-20-13, 12:18 PM
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Here is how mine is looking... I know the tape doesnt match the saddle and my bullhorn angle is jacked up....

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Old 05-21-13, 08:26 PM
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i got mine for 29.99

hi guys! I got my super fancy magna for $29.99 (in store) I guess Target is trying to get rid of those bikes. Anyway, I really love riding that bike.
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Old 05-21-13, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by franco.biondi View Post
hi guys! I got my super fancy magna for $29.99 (in store) I guess Target is trying to get rid of those bikes. Anyway, I really love riding that bike.
whoa. i dont know if i'd go brakeless on this bike.
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Old 05-21-13, 10:42 PM
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First there were "suicide hubs",.......



............now we have SUICIDE BIKES!

You couldn't PAY me enough to sit my arse on one of those and ride in the street.

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Old 05-22-13, 06:07 AM
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Probably need a manufacturers and sellers association to test and guarantee safety on bikes foreign and domestic. Sellers would get a discount on their liability insurance by belonging. Just sayin.
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Old 05-22-13, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by franco.biondi View Post
hi guys! I got my super fancy magna for $29.99 (in store) I guess Target is trying to get rid of those bikes. Anyway, I really love riding that bike.
Wait a minute, they have Target stores in Peru?
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Old 05-22-13, 07:49 AM
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this thread is awful, kill it, kill it dead.
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Old 05-22-13, 02:00 PM
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Since this thread's back, I'll provide an update on what's been going on with my bike.

It's still alive 2 months later, and not doing to shabby for a target bike. I swapped the crankset for some S300's, and that made the bike feel a lot better overall. Stem was swapped too, and this, despite what it looks like, is actually a lot more comfortable. Rear wheel was replaced as well, switching the stock wheel for an Alexrims S480, which is a double wall rim and is just as heavy as the stock single wall.



Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
whoa. i dont know if i'd go brakeless on this bike.
I've been riding brakeless for 4 months and I'm not dead yet. That being said, out of all the bikes to go brakeless on, this one's among shabby hobo bikes you find on craigslist for $25. Or at least with that rear hub and crankset.
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Old 05-22-13, 03:09 PM
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The awesome in ITT is just...awesome. Reminds me of when I started that Windsor Hour thread.
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Old 05-22-13, 03:12 PM
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Seems significantly better than the Target Bike. Very little Targeture left to it.
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Old 05-22-13, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Wait a minute, they have Target stores in Peru?
Nope, I went to Washington DC to visit my father in law and couldn't pass on a 29.99 deal.
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Old 05-23-13, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
The awesome in ITT is just...awesome. Reminds me of when I started that Windsor Hour thread.
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Seems significantly better than the Target Bike. Very little Targeture left to it.
You are very right. The only 'Target' pieces on this bike that are left are the frame, fork and headset. That being said, I've been looking at getting a different frame for about a month, but don't have the money to buy it. Anyone want to buy this frame? I'll even keep all the stickers on for you.
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Old 06-02-13, 05:47 AM
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Same reaction I had. Saw stamped steel brakes and boat anchor bottom bracket and passed on it. I thought sure, I could replace what needs to be replaced, but then I just have a frame, and a kind of iffy one at that. So I took the money and bought a bike used.
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Old 06-02-13, 10:35 AM
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I see them (and the Walmart one) in the wild ALL OVER THE PLACE here. Like seriously I probably see someone on the Target one at least once a day, the Thruster less often which is not surprising because there aren't many Walmarts in Chicago proper. But my Target doesn't have it at any price, let alone on sale. Not that I'd buy it but still.

The best was when I saw two bros walking their bikes on the lake front path, one with a Target bike and one with the Walmart one. Not sure why they weren't riding them but it was a funny moment.
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Not sure why they weren't riding them but it was a funny moment.

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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided View Post
Same reaction I had. Saw stamped steel brakes and boat anchor bottom bracket and passed on it. I thought sure, I could replace what needs to be replaced, but then I just have a frame, and a kind of iffy one at that. So I took the money and bought a bike used.
Pretty much. Like the epitome of Chinese build quality. Although I think some of the shoddiness might be in the assembly.

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Like seriously I probably see someone on the Target one at least once a day
After seeing it in the store, I saw a guy riding one the other day and thought if he didn't do something to tune it or tighten everything down, which if he was ridding that hideous bike as is he probably didn't, it was an accident waiting to happen.
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Like the epitome of Chinese build quality.
You get the build quality you pay for in China, just like anywhere else.
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Old 06-02-13, 01:40 PM
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I'm a lot behind but I am going to check my local target now. Tighten stuff down and have a bike I can lend out and not worry about.
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I'm a lot behind but I am going to check my local target now. Tighten stuff down and have a bike I can lend out and not worry about.
You mean that these bikes are so aweful he'll kill himself so you won't have to listen to him banging on about how bad the horrid thing was
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You mean that these bikes are so aweful he'll kill himself so you won't have to listen to him banging on about how bad the horrid thing was
Sure. Kind of like a "if you don't want to die buy your own dang bike" type loaner
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