I need a commuter/ single speed bike (NARROWED IT DOWN TO THREE BIKES)

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6/9/2014 11:35 AM

I am 5'6 with shoes on lol. I need a cheap roadbike that is singlenspeed that i can ride into the next town over with to go to friend's houses. Please help. I need another bike because I can't ride my bmx bike that fast and far and i like just cruisin

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13 years old

6/9/2014 11:38 AM

craigslist. Look for narrow tires that are 26in or larger in size.

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

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6/9/2014 11:52 AM

Will post links to the threads of ones that look nice

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13 years old

6/9/2014 12:10 PM

A few of my friends had Origin 8 single speeds, I forget the exact model but they went quite fast on them & used them for riding to & from.

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6/9/2014 12:13 PM

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13 years old

6/9/2014 12:15 PM

Krooked wrote:

Idk what is "good" for a road bike. Would this be good? ...more

It should be good if you know how to set everything up properly on it.

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6/9/2014 1:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2014 1:58 PM

Krooked wrote:

Idk what is "good" for a road bike. Would this be good? ...more

biggybuggy wrote:

It should be good if you know how to set everything up properly on it.

Oh yeah that bike is perfect for going fast and just cruising.....

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6/9/2014 1:59 PM

eww. fixed gears. idk I was actually going to suggest getting something with gears from walmart

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6/9/2014 2:25 PM

Krooked wrote:

Idk what is "good" for a road bike. Would this be good? ...more

biggybuggy wrote:

It should be good if you know how to set everything up properly on it.

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Oh yeah that bike is perfect for going fast and just cruising.....

Should i buy anything to ugrade immediately?

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13 years old

6/9/2014 2:32 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

It should be good if you know how to set everything up properly on it.

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Oh yeah that bike is perfect for going fast and just cruising.....

Krooked wrote:

Should i buy anything to ugrade immediately?

I was being sarcastic. Why would you buy a fixie to go fast or cruise?

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6/9/2014 2:33 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

It should be good if you know how to set everything up properly on it.

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Oh yeah that bike is perfect for going fast and just cruising.....

Krooked wrote:

Should i buy anything to ugrade immediately?

Do you even know what a fixie is...?

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6/9/2014 2:51 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Do you even know what a fixie is...?

Yeah it is fixed gear so your pedaling is in corralation with the real wheel's rotations.




Can i just have an answer lol

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13 years old

6/9/2014 3:24 PM

Get the Mongoose Hex instead.

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6/9/2014 6:00 PM

Krooked wrote:

Should i buy anything to ugrade immediately?

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Do you even know what a fixie is...?

Krooked wrote:

Yeah it is fixed gear so your pedaling is in corralation with the real wheel's rotations.




Can i just have an answer lol

Wich would suck for going places...i wouldn't get that.

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6/9/2014 8:44 PM

fixed gears are fun fun fun. buy pedal/foot straps when you get it though

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6/9/2014 9:15 PM

Krooked wrote:

Should i buy anything to ugrade immediately?

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Do you even know what a fixie is...?

Krooked wrote:

Yeah it is fixed gear so your pedaling is in corralation with the real wheel's rotations.




Can i just have an answer lol

no. no you cant.

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skooter... dont be a pussy

skooter: "WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE ME VODKA!?"
sketchytravis: "... because i like being drunk, and if i give you my vodka im not drunk as much"
Chuck8273: "Logical. I like this logic. "

6/10/2014 12:12 AM

Aloha bruddah

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13 years old

6/10/2014 1:23 AM

buy a purefix. it comes with a flip flop hub a fixed side and a single speed side. just flip the hub around to single speed and boom perfect for getting places faster. i ride my fixed gear bike to school (dont tease lol) its way faster and i dont have to worry about my bmx getting stolen.

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6/10/2014 5:33 AM

I just realized you said: "calling all bike shop dudes" then proceeded to ask which piece of junk bike you should get from Walmart.

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6/10/2014 6:54 AM

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

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6/16/2014 9:53 PM

Here are the 3 i saw online and loved
Rode this around and loved it except my feet hit the wheel while turning, but found out how to fix it)
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/charge/plug-1-2014-singlespeed-road-bike-ec053632#reviews
More of a "price point" bike. Did not ride it though. Seems solid
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1129086_-1_400317__400317
The walmart shit one lol.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/29020955?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedItemId=21635147&adid=22222222227015852790&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=35492744556&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=50525747316&veh=sem

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13 years old

6/16/2014 10:17 PM

First one.

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6/17/2014 8:12 AM

That thruster from walmart is heavy, but works for cruising. It's nothing special.

I'd still check out CL for something.

Gears rule for cruising.

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

"BIKES!" -Tom Segura

6/17/2014 8:45 AM

Out of the three, definitely the first one. (Never the last one)

With a single speed a chromoly frame and fork is best (absorbs road vibration and is nice and light). Then basically just look for fully sealed bearings and you are pretty well set.

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6/17/2014 9:05 AM

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It’s all bmx

6/17/2014 9:59 AM

transition_chris wrote:

Out of the three, definitely the first one. (Never the last one)

With a single speed a chromoly frame and fork is best ...more

This.

Also learn to true a wheel if you don't already know how.

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"Hey anybody ever make that mistake like right when you wake up in the morning and you believe in yourself?" -Kyle Kinane

"BIKES!" -Tom Segura

6/17/2014 11:26 AM

What about the middle one? Is that good? I would like to save a bit and i don't really need a fixed gear, i am fine without the flipflop

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13 years old

6/17/2014 1:36 PM

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6/18/2014 2:38 PM

you guys know that this is sick dude right...

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6/18/2014 9:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/18/2014 9:53 PM

sketo wrote:

fixed gears are fun fun fun. buy pedal/foot straps when you get it though

Once you're used to it, anyways! I'd hate to ride my fixie w/o straps, you lose so much force w/o them but at the same time if he's never ridden fixie before the 1st part of learning is simpler w/o straps IMO.

I love fixie almost as much as bmx, and ride both every day. Fixed for anything further than a few miles and bmx for shorter rides & just shredding (duh)

And about whether that walmart one is 'good', that's your call haha. I think it's crap as far as fixies go, but it's not like it's going to fall apart on you right away w/ just general cruising, and the price is surprisingly low.. but yeah, 'good' in the way you're asking is so subjective I couldn't say 'yes' or 'no' to you, yknow?

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