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Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 am

Hi guys,

Have been browsing this forum for the past few days, I'm interested in getting a SS/Fixie just for short commutes and a bit of fun cruising around on the weekends. I was a BMX rider all through my teens/early 20's (29 now) and have been missing getting out on a bike lately.

Anyway I'm looking to spend ~$500, just to see how I go, after some digging I am looking at a few options and would like some opinions.

So far my list is:

Avanti Solo
Fuji Declaration/Classic/Feather
Marin Inverness
Raleigh Back Alley
Norco Indie
Haro Objekt

The last 2 I'm not so sure about, seem a bit more "trick" oriented, although could still be fun. Anyone have any opinions? Thanks for any input.
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby HLC » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:06 pm

PR1MO wrote:Hi guys,

Have been browsing this forum for the past few days, I'm interested in getting a SS/Fixie just for short commutes and a bit of fun cruising around on the weekends. I was a BMX rider all through my teens/early 20's (29 now) and have been missing getting out on a bike lately.

Anyway I'm looking to spend ~$500, just to see how I go, after some digging I am looking at a few options and would like some opinions.

So far my list is:

Avanti Solo
Fuji Declaration/Classic/Feather
Marin Inverness
Raleigh Back Alley
Norco Indie
Haro Objekt

The last 2 I'm not so sure about, seem a bit more "trick" oriented, although could still be fun. Anyone have any opinions? Thanks for any input.


If I have to recommend a god damn Fuji Track Classic/Feather again I'm going to flip. They are the best bang for buck bike out there so buy one and ride it.
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:36 pm

HLC wrote:If I have to recommend a god damn Fuji Track Classic/Feather again I'm going to flip. They are the best bang for buck bike out there so buy one and ride it.


Sorry for asking, must be a common question. Anyway thanks for your response. Probably will go with the Feather since the Track Classic seems to have hi-ten forks.
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:23 am

Hey guys, another question.. Is threaded v threadless headset a big deal? Coming from a bmx background threaded headsets were viewed a crap and to be avoided, but I notice that the Fuji Feather had a threaded headset.
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:14 pm

So, just stopped in at a local bike shop, they have a Trek T1 on sale for $500, now I know it's a track bike, but how do you think it would go on the road? I figure since it's the same price as the Fuji's and I'd be getting a much better bike it was worth considering?

Looks just like this bad boy:

http://www.bicycleexpress.com.au/bikes/Trek_T1_.aspx
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby familyguy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:54 pm

For $500, its probably a good proposition. It might not stand up to a street beating as much as the Fuji though.

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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:01 pm

Cool thanks for the response. Has given me much to ponder lol....
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:21 pm

PR1MO wrote:So, just stopped in at a local bike shop, they have a Trek T1 on sale for $500, now I know it's a track bike, but how do you think it would go on the road? I figure since it's the same price as the Fuji's and I'd be getting a much better bike it was worth considering?

Looks just like this bad boy:

http://www.bicycleexpress.com.au/bikes/Trek_T1_.aspx


Certainly be lighter. put a front brake on it and go.
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:35 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Certainly be lighter. put a front brake on it and go.


Yeah, seems like too good a deal to pass up
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:09 am

Turns out the Trek is only a 54cm, I'm 6' so I think it will be a little small. Oh well, the search continues
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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:17 pm

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Re: Newb looking for a SS/Fixie

Postby PR1MO » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:05 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/clearance/azzurri-pista.aspx


Yeah saw that, thanks for posting. I think this could be the winner..
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