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The Fuji are a good bike and lots of people swear by them as an intro into the fixed/Single Speed/fixie scene. Haven't really heard anything about the other two though.
Merida Ride Lite 93 2012
Mojo Urban fixed
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BJ bikes look like all the other generic pap. Fujis are good,and bestoption i'd say. 3rd is ally with crabonfork, so not an apples with apples comparo really. Good price, thoughyou mmay need to buy a brake if you don't wanna be all mimimalist and cool.
OK - a bit of an update on this one.
I have bought a few small parts from them previously when I was building my Cinelli Gazetta and after pondering this thread I got in contact and ended up going out to Dural on Saturday to check out their warehouse.
To cut a long story short I am now the proud owner of a very nice (imo)'Candy Apple' 5 Speed (Sturmey Archer) Bike compliments of the very nice people at Brown Jersey. It will replace the Gazetta as my daily commuter and will get a very good workout (it will get thrashed actually).
On the original topic I had a good look at the original single speed stuff in their showroom as well as some prototypes of their new range (due in October?). The original stuff (like the one my mate bought last year is ok - solid, simple) - but if the production models of their new generation single speed bikes live up to the prototypes I saw I'd wait until they are available because they were sensational.
I've had a Brown Jersey Oscar for 18 months. I really liked it for over a year and now really don't.
I was riding to work in October - hit a very small bump in the road and the handlebar snapped in two at the stem.
The resulting loss of control left me with a broken wrist, broken ribs and no riding for three months. The wrist is now full of titanium and will never be as good as it was.
I can't see this as anything other than a manufacturing fault. I hope it was a one off.
Terrible thing to happen.
Could have been anything. Defective handlebar, over tightening on the stem face plate bolts ...
And I thought it might be about brown jerseys like this woollen one that's a favourite of mine from autumn through to spring...
http://www.oregoncyclewear.com/catalog/ ... 793113.htm
....and it seems they are on sale now! just saw it as i was finding the link. I have bought a few jerseys from this mob.
Pffft, Jerseys should be caramel, not brown . Beautiful cows, much nicer to deal with than the Friesian/Holstein monstrosities you see in most dairies.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Or you could get the real thing:
...I got one of these last winter - very surprising just how good old fashioned wool is - really breathable and warm.
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