Fixed gear bikes

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by moosepig, May 12, 2012.

  1. moosepig

    moosepig New Member

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    I am interested in buying a fixed gear bike, but my budget is somewhat limited. I hope to spend no more than £250.

    I have picked out two bikes and would appreciate help making a decision on which one to buy:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004D3KVB8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p200_d0_g200_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0CNG3Y8ADR8DX1BKMM1Q&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294


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    http://www.fixedgearfrenzy.com/no-logo-bikes-alloy-black-gold-single-speed-bike-fixie-fixed-gear-track-bike?filter_name=no%20logo

    Between the two I prefer the no logo, but only for the looks. If the Viking is a better bike, I would buy it instead.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. Between the two, I would choose the The NO LOGO bike, too. It defintely appears to be the better bargain of the two ...

    Based on the pictures & limited descriptions, the No Logo has a better crankset (and then, presumably a better BB, too) & it possibly has better hubs/etc....

    Basically, the lower total weight of the No Logo bike suggests that the frame and/or components are marginally better than those on the Viking ...

    Depending on one's point of view, a 2.25kg. difference in weight (with the VIKING being the heavier of the two) may-or-may-not seem like a lot -- at 10.5kg, the No Logo bike is far from light BUT 'I' would definitely consider the Viking to be on the porky side.
     
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    moosepig New Member

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    Excellent. Thanks for your reply.

    I'll hold off for one more day, but unless someone recommends against it I think I'll go with the no logo.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. MarkyBoy

    MarkyBoy New Member

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    Out of interest how is the no logo bike treating you, assuming you bought it as planned? In a very similar position but hearing mixed things about no logo. Shame given price and how good the style is!
     
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