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Rotazione 27'' Fixed Gear Bike With Free Delivery £130 (£117 with code (New Accounts Only)) @ Groupon
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Posted 25th Apr

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  • Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket
  • Backwards or forwards pedalling
  • Drop handlebars to support rider’s weight
  • Adjustable seat height provides customisable comfort
  • Steel frame and fork
  • Brakes, handlebar, rim, front and rear hub and seat tube made of aluminium alloy
  • Dimensions: 146cm x 54cm x 104cm (approximately)
  • Net weight: 12.5kg
  • Wheel size: 27’’
  • Colour: white
  • Packaging: 85% SKD, bubble wrap and sponge tube in carton
  • Dimensions: 129cm x 17.5cm x 73cm
  • Weight: 14kg (approximately)

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I especially like that it has, "Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket....."
I were right about that saddle though.
Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill
alexmarietom25/04/2020 00:43

Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill


Only hard work uphill if you got weak legs!
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That's a great price heat added
Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill
alexmarietom25/04/2020 00:43

Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill


Only hard work uphill if you got weak legs!
Hahahaha properly true .....but
Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.
I especially like that it has, "Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket....."
sbvg25/04/2020 01:08

I especially like that it has, "Interconnected chain mechanism between …I especially like that it has, "Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket....."


There goes my idea of using this as a balance bike
Roger_Irrelevant25/04/2020 01:05

Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.



They are especially cheap and they don't break often. Other than that no real benefits. They make good commuter bikes as long as there aren't hills involved.
Is this hybrid? I’m a newbie wants a first bike
smckirdy25/04/2020 01:26

They are especially cheap and they don't break often. Other than that no …They are especially cheap and they don't break often. Other than that no real benefits. They make good commuter bikes as long as there aren't hills involved.


No good for Sheffield
A bike built for Lincolnshire...
happyman198225/04/2020 01:42

Is this hybrid? I’m a newbie wants a first bike


Er, no. This is a road bike and it has no gears.

Amazon reviews are not good.
Seems it was £130 on Groupon previously so maybe not quite as much a reduction as it seems.
Edited by: "finknottle" 25th Apr
Roger_Irrelevant25/04/2020 01:05

Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.


It can be the best commuter if the conditions are right. Obviously better on mostly flat areas and for someone who is reasonably fit. The big advantage is maintenance, cleaning and simplicity. Nothing much can go wrong with it and no gearing that needs adjusting over time. Anyone who cycles daily and especially trough winter and rainy days will know what a nightmare it is to try to keep the bike in good clean condition. This is much easier with a single speed bike.
I could also argue that you actually don't loose much time on a mostly flat commute compared with a road or hybrid bike.

It can be a great bike for the right person and conditions.
Good buy if you moving to Holland.
smckirdy25/04/2020 01:26

They are especially cheap and they don't break often. Other than that no …They are especially cheap and they don't break often. Other than that no real benefits. They make good commuter bikes as long as there aren't hills involved.


No good in Sheffield then!!!!
Andrisakins25/04/2020 04:15

It can be the best commuter if the conditions are right. Obviously better …It can be the best commuter if the conditions are right. Obviously better on mostly flat areas and for someone who is reasonably fit. The big advantage is maintenance, cleaning and simplicity. Nothing much can go wrong with it and no gearing that needs adjusting over time. Anyone who cycles daily and especially trough winter and rainy days will know what a nightmare it is to try to keep the bike in good clean condition. This is much easier with a single speed bike. I could also argue that you actually don't loose much time on a mostly flat commute compared with a road or hybrid bike.It can be a great bike for the right person and conditions.


This. I switched to a single speed for my 25 minute commute in London and never looked back. Far simpler and quicker not having to worry about messing about with gears at traffic lights, and never have to worry about major servicing or it getting dirty and the like.
Agree I have a fixie for commuting in Glasgow about a 6 mile trip . Easy to maintain and is a good workout on it. Got a smallish hill upward on way back which I still manège
Roger_Irrelevant25/04/2020 01:05

Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.


Bought myself single gear last year as my 1st bike, for simplicity of maintenance and riding.

Not cycled for 20+ years and had no idea why,how Id use 21 gears.

They are great at 1st the slopes where tough, but over the weeks I got further and further up until at the top.

Great sense of achievement, where as on a geared bike I would cheated, and gone down the gears.

Bought as commuter bike 4 mile, to avoid gridlock traffic and get bit fitter healther.
I were right about that saddle though.
capelli25/04/2020 06:54

I were right about that saddle though.


PMSL

Quote only applicable for those of a certain age
Edited by: "pilky68" 25th Apr
I have 2 bikes, a fixie and a road bike. I love going out on the fixie. It's such a simple bike. To enjoy riding a fixie, I'd recommend buying one only if you have very strong legs, you will have much more fun on it if you have power legs to get you out of trouble. And perhaps it's a bike you should buy alongside having a normal bike.
Edited by: "martinwbc" 25th Apr
alexmarietom25/04/2020 00:43

Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill


It may surprise you to know that not everyone rides a bike in hilly areas
With a very small amount of knowledge you can build one from a lovely retro frame for similar or less.

This is a great price for what will be a very easy to maintain ride.
alexmarietom25/04/2020 00:43

Fixed gear ...... really... slow down hill and hard work uphill


Hard work downhill too.
Fixed gear bikes are fine but this Rotazione looks awful. Notice they have not included a photo of someone riding the bike, imagine what position you need to be in to use the brakes?

If you want to try a cheap fixed gear, get a 2nd hand one and aim for under 10kg in weight. Or build one yourself out of spares.
Roger_Irrelevant25/04/2020 01:05

Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.


I don't think anyone has mentioned the difference between a 'fixed gear' (fixie) and a 'singlespeed'..... If this is a true fixed gear bike, your legs wil go round whenever the bike is moving, ie there's now freewheeling along or down hills..

They're similar to track bikes that you'd see Laura Kenny on at the Olympics etc

They can be great fun, but I'd definitely not suggest one as your first and only bike.... A single speed possibly, but only if you live somewhere reasonably flat..
Fixies might not be great for you if you suffer from knee issues either. I think I'd also miss freewheeling too much (i.e. not pedaling while going downhill - with fixies, if your wheels are turning then the pedals will turn as well, so you pretty much have to pedal along).

I wouldn't really recommend for the general person just starting to ride again.
Can you fit a saddle bag big enough for my plaid shirt and beard balm??
Boring, it’s got brakes!;)

The general population didn’t know what these things were until watched that movie Premium Rush
Roger_Irrelevant25/04/2020 01:05

Why is a fixed gear bike a good idea? I mean for the general populace.


Great if you live in the Netherlands haha
LetoKynes25/04/2020 09:04

Fixies might not be great for you if you suffer from knee issues either. I …Fixies might not be great for you if you suffer from knee issues either. I think I'd also miss freewheeling too much (i.e. not pedaling while going downhill - with fixies, if your wheels are turning then the pedals will turn as well, so you pretty much have to pedal along).I wouldn't really recommend for the general person just starting to ride again.


I can imagine the pain when your foot slips off the peddle when your traveling at speed , and the peddle slapping against the back or your legs .... ouch
Don't waste your money - heavy steel frame 12.5kg - why these days ?

'Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket'

That is novel, what is the alternative ?

A wireless chain ?

Buy cheap buy twice, never been truer.
Slice this where you like, it has ‘regret’ written all the way through it. Cold.
Nesima25/04/2020 09:28

Don't waste your money - heavy steel frame 12.5kg - why these days …Don't waste your money - heavy steel frame 12.5kg - why these days ?'Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket'That is novel, what is the alternative ?A wireless chain ?Buy cheap buy twice, never been truer.


Might have been a belt drive
wilf123425/04/2020 09:04

I don't think anyone has mentioned the difference between a 'fixed gear' …I don't think anyone has mentioned the difference between a 'fixed gear' (fixie) and a 'singlespeed'..... If this is a true fixed gear bike, your legs wil go round whenever the bike is moving, ie there's now freewheeling along or down hills..They're similar to track bikes that you'd see Laura Kenny on at the Olympics etcThey can be great fun, but I'd definitely not suggest one as your first and only bike.... A single speed possibly, but only if you live somewhere reasonably flat..



Does this not have a flip flop hub, so you can have fixed or freewheel options? I thought most did? Looks like it from the pictures
Edited by: "SFconvert" 25th Apr
Nesima25/04/2020 09:28

...'Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel …...'Interconnected chain mechanism between pedals and back wheel sprocket'That is novel, what is the alternative ?...


Suspect it' their clunky and incompetent way of trying to say it's a fixed wheel. No good for beginners and not good enough for the experienced! Dreadful thing.
SFconvert25/04/2020 11:19

Does this not have a flip flop hub, so you can have fixed or freewheel …Does this not have a flip flop hub, so you can have fixed or freewheel options? I thought most did? Looks like it from the pictures


Yep, it does. Sorry, I hadn't even bothered to check the listing - I'm afraid I'm not a fan of these cheap bikes that unfortunately do more to turn people off cycling than encourage it.... And invariably the 12kg bike (!!) ends up in scrap having barely been used...
wilf123425/04/2020 09:04

I don't think anyone has mentioned the difference between a 'fixed gear' …I don't think anyone has mentioned the difference between a 'fixed gear' (fixie) and a 'singlespeed'..... If this is a true fixed gear bike, your legs wil go round whenever the bike is moving, ie there's now freewheeling along or down hills..They're similar to track bikes that you'd see Laura Kenny on at the Olympics etcThey can be great fun, but I'd definitely not suggest one as your first and only bike.... A single speed possibly, but only if you live somewhere reasonably flat..


This bike has a rear brake so I *assume* it has a freewheel too, although perhaps they put a rear brake on so it's road-legal in countries which always require one.
Gareth7925/04/2020 11:27

This bike has a rear brake so I *assume* it has a freewheel too, although …This bike has a rear brake so I *assume* it has a freewheel too, although perhaps they put a rear brake on so it's road-legal in countries which always require one.


As SFconvert has noted, it has a flip flop hub, so you have the choice between singlespeed and fixie...
In my experience the vast majority of people use fixie mode for a few miles and then stick in back in single speed....
wilf123425/04/2020 11:26

Yep, it does. Sorry, I hadn't even bothered to check the listing - I'm …Yep, it does. Sorry, I hadn't even bothered to check the listing - I'm afraid I'm not a fan of these cheap bikes that unfortunately do more to turn people off cycling than encourage it.... And invariably the 12kg bike (!!) ends up in scrap having barely been used...



Agree, as for low maintenance of fixies versus geared bikes, I'd be more concerned with whether it's a decent sealed bottom bracket and the wheel hubs, they are always a weak point if people use these cheap bikes in bad weather. Once the water gets in those bottom brackets they can become quite clunky and nasty very quickly in my experience.
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