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Official Fixed Gear Thread

Nov 09, 2010 @ 13:10
i saw a Windsor Hour fixed gear bike for sale on CL, it is only $180 and looks complete and in good condition. i was thinking about maybe picking it up as an entry level bike, opinions?
Nov 09, 2010 @ 19:44
i saw a Windsor Hour fixed gear bike for sale on CL, it is only $180 and looks complete and in good condition. i was thinking about maybe picking it up as an entry level bike, opinions?


A Windsor is not a bad bike to own. It's a pretty nice bike and for $180, it's a steal. Buy it ASAP.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 20:58
sup.
im looking into grabbing a bike to start cruising around the city.
any recs?
my budget would be like atleast 300-400 tops.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 21:05
sup.
im looking into grabbing a bike to start cruising around the city.
any recs?
my budget would be like atleast 300-400 tops.


Mercier Kilo TT Pro
Nov 09, 2010 @ 21:14
If your not looking to upgrade then get the Mercier, otherwise I'd say get a Windsor Timeline/The Hour.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 21:36
buy some one's used bike.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:24
Preciate it brother! So is it better to get a set or its cool to frankenstein it?


depends what you want. could probably find a better deal if you frankenstein, but if you want it to match then just get the set
Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:26
why do you care about his seat post so much? i don't think he was like hey, check out my dope straight thomson seatpost.

either way, you talk alot of trash for someone with a tarck setup


i dont think you followed any of the exchanges we had and don't know why you are getting involved. He told me my seatpost was useless on my frame, and i am trying to explain to him how it is not. I am not talking about his seat post, im just trying to tell him how the set back works on my bike, not his seatpost.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:29
Originally posted by Inactive User
yeah I agree. Fuck the haters like this. 99% of the kids with NJS frames out there right now are just some hipster asshole looking for cred among his fellow thrift store rats. Give it 3 more years and I GUARANTEE he parts this thing out on ebay or C'list so he can scrounge up the cash to follow the next upcoming fad. Here's a new idea. Stop worrying about what the fuck other people want to do with their bikes and just ride. B43's or Cane Creek CF's...who gives a fuck what someone else wants to do with their bike? It's not your bike so lay the fuck off and just ride.

/ragepost


hey i think you are kind of late on this post. The whole fixed gear njs fad was really popular about a year ago. Now it is starting to die out/ move on to fixed gear trick bikes if you havent noticed. I openly admit i got into it when the fad was big in 08 and slowly worked my way up to an NJS frame. I have been riding it for a little over a year now and while i have seen many other around me sell their njs bikes and components i have decided to keep mine because i really like it. This is why i dont have it all suited out with njs components because i dont see them as necessary. I just like having a nice quality frame.
Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:30
Originally posted by Inactive User
Mercier Kilo TT Pro


id say go with the regular Mercier kilo. The pro really isnt worth the extra money, especially if you get into it and switch out all the parts any ways.
Nov 10, 2010 @ 12:21
id say go with the regular Mercier kilo. The pro really isnt worth the extra money, especially if you get into it and switch out all the parts any ways.


the reason I suggest the TT pro is because of the crankset. It's only $40 more and you're getting a Messenger crank as opposed to the cheaper TruVativ crank.
Nov 10, 2010 @ 22:41
homie back home got hold of a zen

lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Nov 10, 2010 @ 22:44
Packed up for the winter


all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

Nov 11, 2010 @ 00:56
Originally posted by Inactive User
the reason I suggest the TT pro is because of the crankset. It's only $40 more and you're getting a Messenger crank as opposed to the cheaper TruVativ crank.


messengers are not good cranks, save $40 to put towards a quality set. messengers will be of the same quality as the ones on the non pro
Nov 11, 2010 @ 00:57
Packed up for the winter



You cant ride it in the winter? Cause your in toronto?
Nov 11, 2010 @ 01:29
You cant ride it in the winter? Cause your in toronto?



Yup, snow and ice is a bitch.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

Nov 11, 2010 @ 13:24
new rims

lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Nov 11, 2010 @ 14:00
Yup, snow and ice is a bitch.


sucks bro. looks good though
Nov 11, 2010 @ 14:01
Originally posted by Inactive User
new rims


yucko
Nov 11, 2010 @ 20:55
Halloweenish night. Most current set-up.

~Lefty
Nov 11, 2010 @ 21:05
how much did that tri spoke cost?

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

Nov 12, 2010 @ 19:33
laced smokeyface

lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Nov 12, 2010 @ 19:42
Packed up for the winter



straight bars, tongueface
Nov 12, 2010 @ 21:05
Straights FTW, I might get drops one day though.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

Nov 12, 2010 @ 23:18
Halloweenish night. Most current set-up.

~Lefty


Yo lefty you got one of those "custom" bolts so that a regular wrench can't take off your wheels? If not i advise you do, unless you want some dick head to steal your tri spoke tongueface
Nov 13, 2010 @ 23:24
Straights FTW, I might get drops one day though.


Drops are amazing, theres a reason why theyre the "standard" in cycling
Nov 14, 2010 @ 13:55
Drops are amazing, theres a reason why theyre the "standard" in cycling

I think its more important to ride what is comfortable then what is "standard" in cycling. Also there is more than just road biking and track racing. So maybe reconsider the use of the word "standard"
Nov 14, 2010 @ 15:37
Yo lefty you got one of those "custom" bolts so that a regular wrench can't take off your wheels? If not i advise you do, unless you want some dick head to steal your tri spoke tongueface


there is a reason the U-lock is going around the wheel too...
Nov 14, 2010 @ 16:04
how much did that tri spoke cost?


Free99. Well technically for me. My boss bought a used set for 700 off eBay, sold the back and kept the front. I had a spinergy revx I bought for like 200 years ago I lent to him, he fucked that up, so there goes the hed3 to me. So technically speaking, 200.

Got a flat two times in two and a half years. First flat was low tire pressure after sitting during the winter I rode it, hit a pot hole in the dark, poof. Second time, recently was because of vale tear leak, I didn't glue the section around the valve, so that when i was inflating it it was moving hence the valve seal tear slow leak. Live and learn, tubulars are a nice experience.
~Lefty
Nov 14, 2010 @ 18:20
I think its more important to ride what is comfortable then what is "standard" in cycling. Also there is more than just road biking and track racing. So maybe reconsider the use of the word "standard"


Ride on drops more often, youll eventually grow to love them
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