Guys I've never ridden a fixed gear bike and want to get one for shortish commutes. Ideally something cheapish but light (i.e aluminium) and with decent components (sub £500) and from a retailer that accepts cycle plus vouchers?
I've done a bit of reading and can see Mango bikes, BLB, 6KU all seem to offer models around the £300-£500 range.
Also one that will work as a freewheel/flipflop hub etc.
Any help/suggestions appreciated. No doubt this question has been asked before?!!?
Genesis Day One (can sometimes get for ~550£) if you search about.
Mango, BLB, 6KU, Tokyo Bikes, Foffa, Create, Quella are all such terrible terrible value and can all fuck off.
As above. Don’t get any of those brands you found. They’re terrible quality, extremely cheap bikes. A Dolan pre cursa or FXE, charge plug, genesis day one or flyer, on one pompino, Kona paddy wagon are all a good start
Hahah - silly me for even thinking it.
Couple of people have also suggested Polo and bike (CMDR), and/or also State Bicycle Co - their Contender?
I'm tempted with a Dolan or On One as these seem to be available within budget....
The pre cursa is apparently the rental bike at many velodromes around the country/world. They're cheap but very good solid frames
Ha yes -they even say it on their website!
would you ride with miche pistard wheels on the road? There's a choice btwn these or a road/track version (miche x-press). I'm aware the pistard are fixed..
The Pistards won't have a braking surface, if wish to use brakes. You can fit a single-speed freewheel onto a fixed hub, but can't fit a fixed cog onto a free hub, so a hub being fixed/fixed isn't detrimental.
I would go for a rim with a break surface. Because law and safety. Selling some silver flip flops atm for £20 if interested. Comes with freewheel and cog / lockring.
Isn't/wasn't your brooklyn brakeless?
Do Eastway not make the Esaki anymore?
Sold Gangsta 4 months ago? still have park bike that has a brake.
Apparently not. By the looks of things, it's been discontinued and replaced with a cheap Foffa-a-like.
Pity really, the Esaki was a belter of a bike for the money.
Yeah thought so hence the "wasn't" bit.
Giz a go on that, looks fun
Cheers for the suggestions guys, I've ordered a Dolan PC fixed with wheels that have the brake track. Was gonna go for a polo and bike CMDR also but the dolan looks better. What's the opinion on P&C bikes?
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