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Old 01-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #2356
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Is that their fixie?

http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?itemid=264


that's the one for $480 here, dunno if it was an 06/07 though.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #2357
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http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?itemid=264


that's the one for $480 here, dunno if it was an 06/07 though.
They quoted me $475.00 back in November with out any further hageling. I took one out for a spin and it was sweet. What size do you need? I will check and see what they have this weekend.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:36 PM   #2358
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They quoted me $475.00 back in November with out any further hageling. I took one out for a spin and it was sweet. What size do you need? I will check and see what they have this weekend.
Cool, so I guess the prices don't change all that much in the bicycle world from state to state.

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:42 PM   #2359
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I have to interject, that to spend upwards of $500 on an off-the-shelf fixie seems crazy to me.
I moonlight as a mechanic at a local bike shop that a friend of mine owns, and we build nice one-off fixies for people all summer long for less than $400.
Thats for a nice frame, most of the ones we build are nice european made road frames, stripped and powder-coated or painted to your choice of colors, a nice handbuilt wheelset, your choice of gearing, etc.

You end up with a custom(ish) bike, built just for you. Nobody else at the coffee shop is going to have one like it.

If anyone is interested, feel free to drop me a note.

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:51 PM   #2360
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I have to interject, that to spend upwards of $500 on an off-the-shelf fixie seems crazy to me.
I moonlight as a mechanic at a local bike shop that a friend of mine owns, and we build nice one-off fixies for people all summer long for less than $400.
Thats for a nice frame, most of the ones we build are nice european made road frames, stripped and powder-coated or painted to your choice of colors, a nice handbuilt wheelset, your choice of gearing, etc.

You end up with a custom(ish) bike, built just for you. Nobody else at the coffee shop is going to have one like it.

If anyone is interested, feel free to drop me a note.

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thanks, will do.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:16 PM   #2361
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Fuuucking ouuuuuuch! Just got back from a ride on my new fixey. A fucking cab ran me to the side of the road where I cliped a curb with my pedel, went over the bars, and hit a fence. The cab just drove off! Good thing I was wearing my helmet and rev-it m/c gloves. Just gonna have a big bruise on the back of my leg.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:24 PM   #2362
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bummer man. curbs are definatly a danger to those uf us who can't stop pedaling.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:34 PM   #2363
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bummer man. curbs are definatly a danger to those uf us who can't stop pedaling.
The bike is fun, though. Great workout. I am really excited about finally having one.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:35 PM   #2364
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Fuuucking ouuuuuuch! Just got back from a ride on my new fixey. A fucking cab ran me to the side of the road where I cliped a curb with my pedel, went over the bars, and hit a fence. The cab just drove off! Good thing I was wearing my helmet and rev-it m/c gloves. Just gonna have a big bruise on the back of my leg.

Sucks man, glad yer safe.



Did you ever clip the road with a peddle in a lean/turn?
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:37 PM   #2365
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Sucks man, glad yer safe.



Did you ever clip the road with a peddle in a lean/turn?
Thank's. No I diden't. I got 170mm cranks to lessen the chance.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:38 PM   #2366
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No. I got 170mm cranks to lessen the chance.
makes sense
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:38 PM   #2367
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Thank's. No I diden't. I got 170mm cranks to lessen the chance.
a frame with a high bottom bracket would help too. of course, that means its a TALL frame (think BMW 'GS )

fixies scare me. there's a reason they invented freewheels, derailleurs, and brakes damn near 100 years ago.

edit: oh wow. googled this up -> http://probicycle.com/jf/jfderail.html

says up to about 1938, the fixed/free flipwheel was the standard road racing setup. high fixed gear for the flats and low freewheel for the ascents (and coasting descents), so at the bottom of a hill, you'd dismount and flip your wheel over ... heh.

heh. wingnuts. my first 10 speed in the 60s had wingnuts instead of quick releases...

derailleurs were invented circa 1905, and were used by tourists. they got better circa 1940 and were finally perfected by Campagnolo who came out with cable activated paralellogram rear and front derailleurs.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:05 AM   #2368
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I've got Fixie fever...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html


Thanks to Knary I now have to get my Vanilla porn online on a daily basis.

Those things are works of art, simply classic.

http://www.vanillabicycles.com/frame.../1/index.shtml





One day....
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:29 AM   #2369
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I've got Fixie fever...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html


Thanks to Knary I now have to get my Vanilla porn online on a daily basis.

Those things are works of art, simply classic.

http://www.vanillabicycles.com/frame.../1/index.shtml





One day....
I keep looking for a Redline 925, but they are always sold before I get a chance to scope it out.

The Raleigh I posted about earlier can be had for slightly less then then I was quoted in November.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:50 AM   #2370
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I keep looking for a Redline 925, but they are always sold before I get a chance to scope it out.

The Raleigh I posted about earlier can be had for slightly less then then I was quoted in November.
That Raleigh seems to be the best bang 4 the buck in the (new) fixie inventory.

Did you say an 06 for 485?
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