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May 18, 2010 @ 01:02 AM
leprechaunupindatree

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Location: dirty meda

if you just want a bike that'll be ready to ride right off the bat you could order something from bikesdirect.

craigslist has some pretty good deals, if you know what you're looking for.

if you're interested in mechanics and how to work on the bike, then putting it together is probably the best option. that way you'll know exactly what you're riding, since you'll have built it yourself. this way will probably cost more, but the stuff you'll learn from doing it will be worth it.

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May 18, 2010 @ 01:53 AM
Technique

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Location: SF,U.S.A.

Sounds good, building one from the ground up may be to much work but it could be something I will look into once all of this gets to me.

How is the Mercier Kilo TT for a start? Also how are the parts that come with the frame from bikes direct, mediocre?

My bad, I know its a lot of questions but it seems like there's a lot when it comes to this.

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May 18, 2010 @ 01:35 PM
Homeless

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for 500 you can find a pista, fuji track, flite 100, maybe an iro? id go with those over a mercier . maybe the schwinn madison.

you should probably scope out a cheap road bike off craigslist though. nothing too crazy that would be a target for thieves. maybe like an old specialized allez or cannondale.
May 18, 2010 @ 04:16 PM
BitchFunk

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Location: Left Coast

Brakes and freewheels feel so safe after riding strictly brakeless-fixed for the last year or so.
May 18, 2010 @ 06:29 PM
Suraj

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Location: Orange County

Aight, I'm going to go to sf for school next year so I'll for sure be needing a bike, and a fixed gear seems the most efficient way for this scenario. BUT l'll admit I'm a complete noob at this shit, so hopefully some of you guys help me out.

first off though, I see heights and frame sizes in CM's being correlated so if I'm 5"10 / 5"11 what would I be looking at?

& hopefully I'm looking at a 500$ budget


Look for a road bike. You'll find a good one for about 300. You'll save 200.
May 19, 2010 @ 02:21 AM
yutatng

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Location: 626

I was just wondering, does anyone here do tricks on their bike?
May 19, 2010 @ 02:39 AM
Homeless

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Brakes and freewheels feel so safe after riding strictly brakeless-fixed for the last year or so.


daz becus it is gurlll
May 19, 2010 @ 08:39 PM
Stuntastic14

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Brakes + fixed gear would give you the safest most controlled ride of your life, btw ;)
May 19, 2010 @ 09:26 PM
somet

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Location: selegna sol

I was just wondering, does anyone here do tricks on their bike?


all day, you stay in the 626?
May 20, 2010 @ 04:03 PM
WJTW

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MY RIDE!
May 20, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
Homeless

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woah what the hell?
May 20, 2010 @ 11:29 PM
yutatng

Post: 109

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: 626

all day, you stay in the 626?

Yeah, I'm in Alhambra. I'm having a lot of trouble riding the bike in reverse. Any tips?

@WJTW Thats a really nice bike! What kind of frame is it?
May 21, 2010 @ 12:20 AM
somet

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same here .. suprised

maybe we know each other?
May 21, 2010 @ 12:41 AM
araw at bituin

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Location: SFxAZ

Yeah, I'm in Alhambra. I'm having a lot of trouble riding the bike in reverse. Any tips?

@WJTW Thats a really nice bike! What kind of frame is it?


practice your trackstands in both directions with different feet positions. if that made sense.

and if you already got em down, then i dunno.

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:17 AM
Technique

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:38 AM
unknown force.

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if its your first fixed gear and all you are doing is riding it to school and back, just buy the cheapest one that fits you and doesn't make weird noises. you will never know the difference and you won't have to worry about it getting stolen
May 21, 2010 @ 01:43 AM
leprechaunupindatree

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Brakes + fixed gear would give you the safest most controlled ride of your life, btw ;)


debatable.

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May 21, 2010 @ 01:45 AM
leprechaunupindatree

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Looked around on craigslist, tell me what you guys think ( price vs quality, parts, frames, etc. )

orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1741815794.html
orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1746009654.html
orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1749962060.html
orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1750028401.html


out of those i'd probably say the madison. id stay away from listings that don't mention brand names. also id suggest against buying a conversion, since they're usually way overpriced.

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May 21, 2010 @ 02:18 AM
Technique

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if its your first fixed gear and all you are doing is riding it to school and back, just buy the cheapest one that fits you and doesn't make weird noises. you will never know the difference and you won't have to worry about it getting stolen


We'll I want to know behind what I am riding since I'm investing my time and money into it, also it won't be just from school and back, but probably anywhere and everywhere I need to go.

What do you guys think about the 56.5 Fuji? I heard they make nice frames, but that one is covered in paint so how do you know if it is the right frame that the person says it is?

Also, how come the madison is a good option? Worth the price?

Edit: Schwinn Madison says its a size medium, I'm 5"10-5"11, will it be ok?

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May 21, 2010 @ 07:10 AM
babyshoe

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the fuji is a conversion. out of the batch you posted the schwinn is the best. I think the price is a bit high.

edit:

check these bikes out. they have last years in 2 different colors for 400.

store.citygrounds.com/store/category/2/46/Track/
May 21, 2010 @ 12:43 PM
Homeless

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debatable.


not at all. the only place brakeless would be safer is on the track. if youre riding on the road you should have a break. riding brakeless is also bad for your knees and in a lot of places against the law.
May 21, 2010 @ 05:16 PM
Stuntastic14

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debatable.


How?

Fixed you have complete control of your drive train, as opposed to coasting. Front and back brakes (back up) complete stopping power.

If you're gonna say the rear brake is debatable, maybe but hardly. Two brakes are better than one and one brake is better than none.

Now go, debate.
May 21, 2010 @ 05:42 PM
leprechaunupindatree

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gearz, dude

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May 21, 2010 @ 06:22 PM
Suraj

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I'd like to join this debate. I ride fixed and road. Fixed gear bikes look better. Road bikes are more comfortable to ride as you can coast and always come with brakes. In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such. Fixed Gear bikes could be used to do that, but I would say you get tired easily.
May 21, 2010 @ 07:03 PM
Killypants

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WJTW, you need some cages son
May 21, 2010 @ 07:58 PM
Virungă

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Location: Connecticut

I'd like to join this debate. I ride fixed and road. Fixed gear bikes look better. Road bikes are more comfortable to ride as you can coast and always come with brakes. In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such. Fixed Gear bikes could be used to do that, but I would say you get tired easily.


I find I don't get tired and faster riding fixed
May 21, 2010 @ 10:44 PM
babyshoe

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In addition, Road bikes are built to be comfortable as possible because they are used to do marathons and such.


Last time I checked people ran marathons.
May 22, 2010 @ 02:09 PM
Stuntastic14

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gearz, dude


What? Gears doesn't = control.

Being able to control your drive train = Safe + front brake = Safer + Rear brake = Safest.

Gearing helps when riding, to make climbing easier.
Descending with a geared bike is all the same, you aren't forced to control your bike with your legs. You aren't "forced" to pedal.
May 22, 2010 @ 05:15 PM
Suraj

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Location: Orange County

I find I don't get tired and faster riding fixed


I get pretty annoyed having to peddle constantly. I like to coast at times.
May 23, 2010 @ 08:48 PM
Alex AKA Fresh

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anyone riding spinergy REV-X's? Just wondering what peoples opinion on them is.

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