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So I'm lookin to buy a fixie

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  1. captainpolution

    captainpolution Turbo Monkey

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    I used the search but found not too many useful things.

    Im lookin to get a road fixie and I just wanted to know what companies made some good one for cheap. I know specialized has the langster but thats about all for me.

    I was also considering used. But I would be buying from the internet and I really dont know the size I need.

    so, thanks :help:
     
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    captainpolution Turbo Monkey

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    deam, the jamie roy looks schweet

    too bad the closest shop round is like 2 hours away

    and i gotta test ride it first, just to see if i like it. ill check my local specialized dealer to see if they have any langsters i could try out


    any recomendations on what size tog et for a 6 foot man, or is it dependant on arm length and shizzle?
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Bianchi Pista. Nicest one out there for under a grand.

    Felt makes a nice, but more expensive one.

    The Ito
     
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    The "sizer" at www.wrenchscience.com should get you in the right ballpark. The javascript link is on the right-hand side of the page. It looks like this:
     
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    Don't forget the Steamroller, neither.

    Alternately, a nice old road frame (80s-vintage w/ horizontal dropout) will get you going in fine bike messenger style. Where are you located? Maybe we could suggest a fixie-friendly shop in your area.
     
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    What size you looking for? I have a 53 cm Steamroller with Ritchie logic headset and Shimano un-53 bottom bracket laying around. I also have a set of wheels if interested.
     
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    captainpolution Turbo Monkey

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    um i guess my frame size center to top is 57 centimeters

    or 56 center to center

    im really not lookin to go over like 600 so the bianchi is out lol


    the iro's are lookin nice


    any pics fo the steamrollers?
     
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    Check out the Raleigh Rush Hour
     
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    Rush hour is more a track bike, yes/no? From what I've heard, track bikes don't make the best street fixies due to geometry and no front brake. I know I'd never run one on the street w/o a front brake. Style points dont' count in the ER.

    To the original poster, enjoy. It's a totally different experience. I havent' had a geared bike for over a year, and my roadie has been fixed for longer than that.
     
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    The Rush Hour was (I think) designed for street/road use. It comes with a flip flop rear hub and brake mounts. Seeing as how you are in NorCal, I'll bet you have a few used bike shops at least in the Bay Area. I found a used Shimano STX Canti brake for around $3.00 here in Seattle and slapped that baby on my Surly fork.
     
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    It's a street rod and comes with brakes.
     
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    Rush Hour '06

    Its a Fixy with brakes.

    Also check out the NYC Bike Messenger site/forums. Tons of fixes over there.
     
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    www.nycbikes.com sells a flip flop rear wheel for about $60.00. It comes with a 16t cog and lockrings. You would have to supply a freewheel for the other side if you so desired. Not a bad deal regardless.
     
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    I am new to the fixie myself, but I road the Giant and the Kona fixies. Both were great, but the Giant would need a new fork due to the Aluminum. The kona has a steel frame and fork. maybe check them. I like mine, paddy wagon. Good starter.
     
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    This thread is the wayback machine.

    I've been rocking a Kona Paddy Wagon for a while now. Very nice, and it comes complete .. so no trying to accumulate the right parts.

    That said, fixie-fying is still a great reuse for old road frames, if you've got a little help the first time around.
     
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    I have a singlespeed road bike I converted from an old 10 speed. However, if money is no object, the ultimate fixie IMO is the limited edition Fuji Obey with the gold on black kit. They sex me up.

    Saw one on ebay going for around 400 a while back.
     
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    Almost forgot.
     
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    yes I must agree, that is very hot. Thanks for the pics....DAMN!:cheers:
     
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    oh damn! I havent seen this thread in DAYS!