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Single speed recommendation

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by dominics94, 22 Jan 2018.

  1. dominics94

    dominics94 Member

    Hi,

    Looking to get myself a single speed for casual use. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    Define casual use.

    Mudguards, or an ass saver?Does that mean to the pub or commute?

    Are you thinking of disc brakes?

    Do any of the following float your boat?

    Charge Plug #
    Specialised Langster
    Fuji Feather
    Genesis Flyer

    I like the look of older Langsters, but I'd probably go with something with a disk brake myself. Though, my fixie doesn't have/need them.
     
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Pick an old steelie up re dish the rear wheel remove both mechanism's and hey presto one single speed bike
     
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  4. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    Oh, I forgot a Pearson - @Racing Snake was selling one a while back - https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/pearson-hanzo.217492/
    Very nice indeed, a smidge too small for me, but I think about it now and then. You don't see an awful lot of their stuff on gumtree and ebay because I think people generally are fond of them.

    What @biggs682 suggests, you should do at all costs before buying a non-brand Argos or Amazon deal on a single speed. It will invariably be lighter, more attractive, and a friend for life.
     
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  5. Andrew1971

    Andrew1971 Senior Member

    Location:
    Northallerton
    @dominics94 How far away are you from Northallerton. What size would be needed.
    Andrew
     
  6. Or a lovely Boardman ! Had mine for 7 years now and love it !!!