Official Bicycle Thread

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  1. tekniq33

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    I may be in the market for a cheap commuter to go along with my road bike. I don't want to leave an expensive bike outside all day but I am ok with a cheaper one.

    Does anyone have any knowledge or opinions on those companies that do the custom fixies? BigShot, Sole, Republic, etc?

  2. tekniq33

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    hmm, seems like they are all cheap bikes that sucker people in with the color combos. that said, i am riding this thing 20 or so mins each way to and from work and I am a sucker.

    recommendations?  

  3. Enn Zed

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     A friend of a friend runs a company called Stray Cat
    Bikes, they're simple, well built & good looking bikes. Eva has one & I helped put it together. I'd have bought one as well for a city commuter but ended up buying a bike from a friends.  

  4. tekniq33

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    Thanks, NZ. I may consider that. I like that it is US Based. Gray/Blue one is intriguing to me.

  5. shenanigans

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     riding DH at winter park again today, blew up bad, sore, need beer, headed for hot tub

  6. tekniq33

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    After spending way to much time today looking at fixie/ss bikes it is clear the hipsters drive everything.

    I come up with 6 different companies selling cool/custom bikes for under $500.

    Sole
    Stray Cat
    Republic
    Big Shot
    State Bicycle Co
    Pure Fix

    From reviews and comments it seems like all of them are going for aesthetics and targeting a very specific market. Stray Cat and Big Shot at least have chromoly frames while the others are all hi ten steel.

    IMO, I think that at a few hundred bucks who really cares about the materials etc. If you like the way it looks and will actually ride it go for it.

    The only way I see buying something even cheaper would be used or walmart.

    Would not go this route for my road bike, but like I said, I am just looking for a cheapo commuter.

  7. Zapp B.

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    How about craigslist? Especially being so close to williamsburg, I figure you could pick up a cheap, used locker bike. I built my pista concept up from a frame bought off craig's here.

    With all the lbs around there, you could easily get your cranks/bb/bars 'n all that for super cheap.  

  8. tekniq33

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    I actually find that because of Williamsburg the used bike prices are driven up. sure there are a lot of them on CL but the prices are crazy.

    Also, add AeroFix to the list above.

  9. Zapp B.

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    Same here in pdx. I ended up looking for frames as most don't want to deal with building a bike. Good luck with the search.

  10. Stuuuuuuu89

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     Hey Techniq!

    I brought my fixie with me from Michigan to ride summer streets and around westchester. I plan on selling it before the move to Seattle, and it would awesome to see it go to an ELer. It's a great bike, flip flop hub, new seat, pursuit bars. I'll post some pics later tonight.

  11. Enn Zed

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    Check out SE Bikes too. I have the Lager.

    http://www.sebikes.com/singlespeed.php

  12. Eva

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     yep, love my stray cat :)

  13. Stuuuuuuu89

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    stuuuuuuu89 said:  Hey Techniq!
    I brought my fixie with me from Michigan to ride summer streets and around westchester. I plan on selling it before the move to Seattle, and it would awesome to see it go to an ELer. It's a great bike, flip flop hub, new seat, pursuit bars. I'll post some pics later tonight.

     

    photos:

  14. Enn Zed

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    Noice! That is a frame for someone much taller than I.

  15. Enn Zed

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    Starting to get the hang of this bike maintenance thing. Clean & teardown last night, rebuild tonight. Checked/regreased the bottom bracket and retuned my rear derailleur tonight while drinking beers. Then proceeded to go out on the street and do skids and curb skinnies to "check the alignment" of the derailleur :)

  16. soulslider

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    enn-zed said: Check out SE Bikes too. I have the Lager.
    http://www.sebikes.com/singlespeed.php

     

    2nd for the Lager, had one for a few years. Great bike, used it as a commuter or on slow poke road rides. Had to sell it to fund my 29er (now my main ride). You should be able to find one on sale for under 500.

  17. Eva

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     this guy is selling bikes/parts. no idea if the price is good, but thought i'd give you guys a head up :)

  18. shinobi

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    Just got back from first trip with new bike box.

    Rad overall. super light and strong and had wheels too.

    Not huge either.

    Other than the new bike which is dope... this was a great purchase.

  19. earthsurfing

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     Thought you guys might like to check these out.

    They did a whole run of shorts, bibs, jerseys and vest to promote bike commuting for B employees:

  20. shralp

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     You don't need spandex for bike commuting.

  21. contra

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     keep it in the helmet thread brah

  22. shinobi

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    new rig. not the pink one. not the mickey mouse one.

  23. Eva

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     family bike trip?

    still haven't received anything, btw.  

  24. Enn Zed

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    You swapped out that fancy bike for a dirty ol' Trek? Disappointing. Just because Gwinny & Ol' One Ball ride them, doesn't mean they're cool.  

  25. shinobi

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    this is the new domane 6. Some really cool/new ultra-tech.

    I hadn't considered a trek either.

    People have been saying the same thing when they see it. That is, "I normally don't like trek but this thing is awesome"

    Will upgrade to electronic shifting then onto a mountain bike build. Am sure I'll have questions for ya....  

  26. Enn Zed

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    If you're stoked on it, that's what counts. I had a play with electronic shifting in a shop, seems kinda cool.

  27. jza

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    Loving my new bike. Blew the rear tire on monday and havent been able to get a full pump on it so its riding a little flat. Love bombing hills on it holding on for dear life. Anyone know how much reconstructive gooch surgery is though?

  28. shinobi

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    hit a large hole then bump on road. dunno what s/thg like that was doing there.

    1st. thought i'd crash
    2nd. through i was flat for sure
    3rd. realized my new ($300) computer flew off

    shit.

  29. Enn Zed

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    Bike park day. Rode like a poo-say and had some weird runs where my feet keep coming off the pedals on a triple line. Not cool and had some close calls with "shinburger". Didn't lose much blood though. Overall I rode alright though and got nice & aggressive through the bermy dusty shit.

    Fun day yesterday with laps through Empire (super-gnar illegal DH trail) and a semi-poached lap of resort riding.

  30. shinobi

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    this bike and I were meant to be..

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