Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

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Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby PerthNewbie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:54 am

Hey guys! I have a lovely road bike but being a sane person and a poor student I cant afford to take a road bike to school, sport and friends get together's and risk having the bike damaged.
I don't want to spend much and definitely want a freewheel hub (or one that switches).
I have being looking at these but am not sure which one has the best hardware (will last the best). I would like to be able to change colours etc but don't mind too much.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2011-HASA-Tr ... 2608wt_964

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/custom/best ... bikes.html

http://www.reidcycles.com.au/bicycles/f ... KZhc4eTx3s

http://www.reidcycles.com.au/bicycles/f ... KZhc4eTx3s
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby PerthNewbie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:00 am

Then he realises the Cell fixie has no brakes =) Cross that one off the list.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby darkhorse75 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:02 am

did you miss the big red sign on the right of the page that says ' Front and Rear brakes included'. They're probably not in the picture for aesthetic reasons.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby PeteV » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:43 am

Try the search function, this topic has been covered many times. Read reviews in people's threads, there is lots of good info on here.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:20 am

Get the Hasa, it's made of better tubes.
The other 3 are just plain gauge heavy cro mo boat anchors.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:10 pm

Reynolds 520 is cromo, though i can't find out for sure if it is butted or not. At that price i would have expected plain gauge, and given 500 tubing is plain gauge whereas 501 tubing is butted i would have thought 520 would be plain gauge and 525 would be the butted version. It's a bit confusing.

More on topic, i would go with the hasa too, there's nothing on there to ring alarm bells and the price is damn good.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:22 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Reynolds 520 is cromo, though i can't find out for sure if it is butted or not.



http://reynoldstechnology.biz/our_materials_520.php

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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:29 pm

Thanks for that, i had picked that page up but hadn't read it properly, it's clear now. There were a few links on a google search referring to it as plain gauge which is what threw me, along with the 0.
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Re: Suggest a first single speed (free wheel)

Postby AP81 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:05 pm

+1 for the HASA. Road one a few months ago. Good bike.
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