- £150 Fakengers
they aren’t as good as a £1k ‘fixie’ as i have done over 9k miles on mine and nothing has fallen off or broken apart from 3 punctures, a worn out chain and one set of tyres. still on the same set of brake pads.
you see quite a few idiots riding unipaks with the rear brake removed but with a frewheel. you also see a lot of people pushing them too due to the broken chains.
Posted 9 years ago
i guess it’s hated for similar reasons people on here hate the £150 bikes sold in halfords as ‘mountainbikes’ with ‘suspension front and rear’.
The difference is you take a £150 MTB off-road it’s limitations become very obvious very soon. A £150 road bike on the road is another story.Posted 9 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Those £150 fixies are awful, PLEASE don’t buy one. It’s enough to put you off cycling for life. They’re heavy, feel totally ‘dead’ to ride and have utterly rubbish equipment that falls apart within weeks.
I’ve had to build up a few of these catalogue bikes in my years in bike shops, all of them from MTB to road to BMX were unbearably dreadful. A normal MTB (say a Rockhopper) took 30-40 mins to build from box to shop floor, all working sweetly. Those bikes took 2hrs or so, bending the frame back into alignment, stripping and rebuilding the hubs cos they were shite, trying to get the brakes to work.
Just. Don’t.Posted 9 years agohoraMember
My fuji track bike cost me £120 2yrs ago (I think it was 2-3yrs old then). So far I have changed the non-driveside crank (worn) and replaced the tyres and wheels. Wheels are Velocity hubs with omega rims in grey/silver. Very discreet. I would wear my sisters jeans if I could however I wouldnt be able to get them above my thighs 🙁Posted 9 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
i’d shizzle on her.
Eeeeew.Posted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I’d love to see a decent singlespeed commuter bike with a nice comfy position, fenders, rack, rear-wheel lock and dynamo lights with the sort of cheerful colourscheme and styling of the fixed gear bikes being mass-marketed for about £200-250. I don’t object to the cheapness of that thing, just to its raging impracticality as a bike for being normal on or near.
🙂Posted 9 years agoMrSalmonMember
There don’t seem to be too many fixies around in Brum, but the ones I’ve seen make me smile because all the boxes really are ticked- the handlebars cut down so there’s just enough space for hands+stem, the jeans, the hat, the shreddies on show, the black hair… Wonder what they’ll be riding in a couple of years?Posted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
If they’re riding something I’m happy enough for them. I don’t know how genuine it really is, but I’ve been out in Soho a couple of times in the last year and seen groups of attractive young people trundling around from one bar to another on bicycles. That’s cheering.Posted 9 years ago
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