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Which Fixed/Singlespeed

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by spandex, 11 Apr 2008.

  1. Kona Paddy wagon

  2. Specialized wrongster sorry langster

  3. Giant Bowery

  1. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    on one pompino?!
  2. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    the kona is steel, the other two aren't. so of those three it'd be the kona for me ;)
  3. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    the kona is steel so it's right out the window for me.

    I have a langster - as an intro to fixed gear riding you can't go wrong.
  4. simonali

    simonali Über Member

  5. Spin City

    Spin City Über Member

    I think you have to ask yourself a few questions such as:-

    What will the bike be used for?
    What are your requirements for the components of the bike?
    What is the cost of the basic bike?
    Does the bike come in your size?
    What weight bike do you want?
    Do you like the colour/style of the bike?
    Would you be happy with the tyres, saddle, handlebars etc?
    Do you want Singlespeed, Fixed or both?
    Do you want track ends or horizontal dropouts?
    What Frame and Fork materials do you want?
    What are the Gearing options and what do you require?
    Do you need any Extras such as pedals, mudguards etc?
    Where can the bike be bought from?
    Are there any delivery/set up costs?
    Does the vendor offer free/discounted servicing?

    I'm sure there are plenty of other questions you can come up with.

    By the way, I bought a Genesis Skyline a few months ago.
    It has a steel frame with carbon forks and comes with mudguards and toeclips (which I changed to clipless). The gearing is 48/18 with 25c tyres. It comes with track ends and built in chain tugs (Is that the correct description?). It suits me fine and I have used it for both commuting and winter training. The furthest I've been on it is 100km. The only very minor drawback is that it has slight toe overlap but this hasn't bothered me now I'm used to it.