New Bike and Hello

The place for fixies and other rides without gears

New Bike and Hello

Postby sparka » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:44 pm

Hi all,

New to this forum.

I've been looking at getting a Fixie sometime now.

I just wanted a genuine opinion about this bike and what parts if any should be switched out.
http://www.feltbicycles.com/Australia/2 ... UGHAM.aspx
It retails for $750 but i can pick one up for $440 through a friend at a wholesale factory he works at.
Getting the black or Green one, they cant ship the chrome one into Australia :(

That being said i just wanted to see if people thought that was good value.

This will be my first fixie after riding SS for many years. I'm sure it will take a few weeks to get it down pat, but i will enjoy it more then the SS.

Any other advice would be great.

Cheers
And thanks for having me :D
Daniel
sparka
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:35 pm

by BNA » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:05 pm

BNA
 

Re: New Bike and Hello

Postby PeteV » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:05 pm

Welcome to the forum

Looks the goods and great price from your mate. Personally, I'd go for the dark green, very nice!
As for parts, I would replace as needed rather than for fashion's sake. The main thing to start would be to work out the gearing you will be using and change chain ring/sprocket to suit.
Good luck, enjoy and keep riding!

Pete
Merida Ride Lite 93 2012
Mojo Urban fixed
1984 Christoff R.I.P
User avatar
PeteV
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:01 am
Location: Northern 'burbs, Adelaide

Re: New Bike and Hello

Postby sparka » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:50 pm

Thanks Pete!

Ya im thinking the green aswell, just a little different to most bikes aswell.
I'm not concerned of the fashion of bike mainly the components incase there was really any weak ones.

Cheers for the info.
sparka
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:35 pm

Re: New Bike and Hello

Postby elStado » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:33 am

Chrome one looks awesome. Pity you can't get it. Green looks good too.
Check out my practical cycling and cycle touring website: VELOPHILE AUSTRALIA
User avatar
elStado
 
Posts: 2327
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:27 pm
Location: Riding somewhere around Perth on my Vivente World Randonneur!

Re: New Bike and Hello

Postby pet0r » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:52 pm

i know that pal and panther on angove street had a chrome on and a green one.
just incase you were still looking for a bike ><
pet0r
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: New Bike and Hello

Postby wombatK » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:06 pm

Will need a bell and reflectors (pedal and wheels) before it meets AS requirements to be legally sold to you.

But good to see that it at least has brakes - presumably for the SS option. Without them, you'll be stress testing Darwins Law.
WombatK

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us -Jerry Garcia
User avatar
wombatK
 
Posts: 5248
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:08 pm
Location: Yagoona, AU


Return to Fixed Gear/ Single Speed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit