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midtoad December 4, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Unless you take that Bianchi Pista without paying for it, you’ll find that its frame is made of steel, not steal. And only if your stopping device is made of plastic will you find that your brake will break.

Another suggestion would be to set up your fixie with not too high a gear, say about 70 gear-inches (5.6m development). This will keep you from riding too quickly at first, and also help protect your knees from the extra stress in fixie riding. My winter fixie is geared at only 57 gear-inches (4.6m), for example, which helps me keep my speed down in icy conditions, and also helps me get up hills (and avoid overspeeding down hills).

admin December 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm

@midtoad

Thanks for the great tips. Do you have any opinion on other starter bike frames?

Fixie Guy December 5, 2008 at 8:12 am

@midtoad is right, its all about having a few bikes ideal for different things

nagu January 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Cool blog. Will check in every so often. Just FYI, regarding brakes: http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/brake.html

deb January 16, 2009 at 4:49 pm

the redline 925 is a great bike, retailing for $579.

padriug macphadruig March 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

“…I still believe that gears are for people over forty five, is it not better to suceed by the strength of our own muscles rather by the use of gears, as for me, give me a fixed.
Henri Desgrange.(Father of the Tour de France).
An extract from L’Equipe cycling magazine 1903.

padriug macphadruig March 4, 2009 at 9:54 am

“…I still believe that gears are for people over forty five, is it not better to suceed by the strength of our own muscles rather by the artiface of gears, as for me, give me a fixed.
Henri Desgrange.(Father of the Tour de France).
An extract from L’Equipe cycling magazine 1903.

Daniel March 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm

i am looking for my first fixie and i need some help any i am of so cal the (I.E to be exact) if that helps. my email is el_borracho909@yahoo.com any advise would help

tony dennison June 12, 2009 at 11:09 pm

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I read alot of glowing reviews of the redline 925….no bikeshop in the twin cities had any in stock.

i ordered one, picked it up today….first pedal the freewheel slipped, same on the second, then heard a noise in the back wheel. made a uturn to the bikeshop.

They pulled the freewheel and laughed, they showed it to me, the inside of the freewheel moved vertically 1/16th of an inch….no brand name just “India”.

What kind of junk is redline building their bikes with!!!!??!??? JUNK!

Luckily the good guys at Edina Bike shop in Edina Minnesota helped me out. They pulled a Shimano freewheel off of one of their Italian bikes and gave it to me.

I was so excited about getting my Redline….now I feel like they think I’m a sucker.

What would make them put crap like this on their product?????

Now I can’t help but think, what else is junk on this bike, and why oh why did I buy a Redline.

I suggest Redline pull theirs heads out of their butts.

Tbone

spider July 2, 2009 at 4:52 am

thinking about getting new bike, i want a single speed with a flip flop so i can start with the freewheel. i’ve seen a lot of ‘create’ bikes around and they are well within budget. can people give me an idea of whether or not they are any good?

mride20 October 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

Do any of you have suggestions for a starter fixie that retails under $500?

Scott February 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Looking for a good fixie under 500 as well. you can email me at scott.ball@me.com I am new to this stuff and located in South Texas. Thanks!

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