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Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

25 Mar 2009 01:46
Is duffy riding a fixed gear in that ad for diet coke?
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

25 Mar 2009 01:59
its a freewheel.
although apparently a stunt double was used.
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

25 Mar 2009 02:07
Just checked on youtube, no brakes or gears but shes freewheeling. Fixed gears are kind of turning into a hipster cliche what ever that means Smiling

Is it just me or is duffy a young barbera windsor lookalike?
inversesquare
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6682 posts since 7/6/08

25 Mar 2009 02:08
I'm after a hardtail for Autumn, probably want to spend £450-500. Is a Kona Fire Deluxe a good bet, I've found a new one for £418.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

25 Mar 2009 02:13
Larry wrote: Just checked on youtube, no brakes or gears but shes freewheeling. Fixed gears are kind of turning into a hipster cliche what ever that means Smiling

Is it just me or is duffy a young barbera windsor lookalike?


in the last couple of weeks there have been articles in the independent, guardian and sunday times. topshop are launching a female cycling range (similar to rapha for men) in april too. it's gone mainstream.
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

25 Mar 2009 02:44
Larry wrote: Just checked on youtube, no brakes or gears but shes freewheeling.
nah, her bike has a coaster brake.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

25 Mar 2009 05:48
"its gone mainstream" haha, its a fucking pushbike.

im getting one built by brick lane bikes in may and im a fashion victim.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

25 Mar 2009 08:04
yes essentially it is a pushbike, but singlespeed/fixed gear was and is a niche market. a few years back you would struggle to get a bike bespoke made in london for less than a few thousand. now you got eggs like you getting blb to build you a fixed gear cos your a fashion victim and want to look cool rather than ride in an efficient manner.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

25 Mar 2009 08:22
yup. ill be freewheeling on my pussymobile.
ill be parking it in my work bike shed next to all the other new media yuppies that have bought them in the last year.
but in all honesty ive wanted one for about a year now, my road bike is too heavy and i ride 12miles to work on flat land, the biggest hill is a sleeping policeman. i get 40% off the bike and im selling my old bike for 30squid less than i paid for it 18months ago.

the look/style of the bike is going mainstream, but its only like the early 90's with mountain bikes etc.
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

26 Mar 2009 01:15
top shop
louyork
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245 posts since 8/1/09

26 Mar 2009 02:04
themistake wrote: im getting one built by brick lane bikes in may and im a fashion victim.
I got one made at brick lane, theyre fucking good.
you gonna go for one of their frames?
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

26 Mar 2009 06:28
not too sure yet, gunna pop down tomorrow and get all quoted up.
i like this shape of bike, which is much like a dolan
and this is their closest style to that shape

how much are their frames?
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

26 Mar 2009 06:48
be careful at blb.
get them to give you a complete breakdown of all the parts, crank, hubs, stem, etc etc. they also stock deep v rims which look real nice on most builds.. come in all colours to match or compliment your frame. try and pay the extra for a sugino rd2 crank rather than their own brand as they are a lot better for a little more.

the frames start at around 200 there, and a the cheapest build is about 600. They will probably use their own branded parts which are pretty good. They do have some lovely bob jackson brick lane bike edition frames which are about 350.. They have a shit load of frames for sale (don't be afraid to haggle with them) and a few builds - currently they have an infinity build for 1500 which is beautiful.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

26 Mar 2009 06:54
cheers do the info. gunna get deep v on the rear and gunna proper yuppie it up with an aerospoke at the front.
what difference will i see/feel in the crank?
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

26 Mar 2009 07:03
well, it would compliment your aerospoke and deep v rim a lot more if you had a nice rd2 crank rather than their own brand one, it will hold its price if you ever sell it on and/or put it on another bike..and its a proper hard wearing well tested crank. its the equivalent of wearing visvim shoes with h+m jeans (probably not as extreme as that, but you get my point). if you're really plush get them to put some phil wood hubs on the rear wheel too. but other than that you seem to have a good idea of what you want and those wheels with pretty much any frame they stock will look bad ass.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

26 Mar 2009 07:32
cheers for putting it in laymen fashion terms for me. Laughing out loud
i do know what i want and i dont really need that professional parts. im not looking to spend that much, 800 is my rough budget. obviously the wheels are gunna be the thing thats gunna push it up in price.
like do ou think it would be better to get an "off the peg" bike and just accessorise it up?
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

26 Mar 2009 07:45
nah, go for the brb option rather than off the peg.. you'll only end up customising a few bits for more in the future..this way it will all be colour coded and pimped with an aerospoke and deep v.
candidate
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2457 posts since 12/11/06

26 Mar 2009 20:01
my birthday's in a few days and i wanna get a simple bike.
i dont need suspension or any of that shit. simple as possible.
budget 300 or less
schtoop
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13013 posts since 9/4/07

26 Mar 2009 20:11
im really bored of my saracen mountaian bike and really want a bmx in time for summer, i have no idea where to start but i want those old style 80's wheels with 3 plastic spokes, can someone reccomend basic frame/parts etc?

thanks
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

26 Mar 2009 20:41
http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/complete-bikes/bmx-bikes

not sure what you budget is, but loads here