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Jamis Beatnik 2019 Singlespeed Bike Alloy Frame Fixed Gear Bicycle 700c Wheel - £188.80 (with code) @ evanscyclesuk eBay
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Jamis Beatnik 2019 Singlespeed Bike Alloy Frame Fixed Gear Bicycle 700c Wheel - £188.80 (with code) @ evanscyclesuk eBay

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Posted 14th May

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This is stripped-down, go fast gear for the urban jungle. Steel frames to soak up anything the city has to throw at you. Brakes and flip-flop hub just in case. Everything you need to survive on pedals on the street. Nothing more. Nothing less. Jamis include front and rear brakes in their specification. The calipers are a “longreach” type allowing for greater tire width choices and fender installation. There is simply no better material better suited for the rigors of urban riding than steel. Unlike aluminum, steel naturally damps or absorbs the shocks and vibrations of city streets.

Aluminum simply transmits it, like a tuning fork, which is why aluminum frames are often criticized for their “harsh” riding qualities. Besides, on a fixie, where vintage reigns, skinny steel frame tubes are just right. The Beatnik’s short length flat bar and threadless alloy stem can be flipped to a 10-degree positive position depending on rider preference. SST (size-specific tubing) engineering protocol employs smaller-diameter frame sections for smaller frames and larger ones for bigger frames, for more consistent ride quality across all frame sizes.
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I am confused, the headline says alloy, then the description pans alloy and says steel is best.

Dont throw me in the briar patch Brer Bear ??
in the world of 3,000 gear bikes why would you go for one with one ! if it was the USA maybe - flat long roads with no curves !
Being a pedant steel is an alloy, but yeah, this is steel not aluminium alloy
hottestthebetter14/05/2019 09:47

in the world of 3,000 gear bikes why would you go for one with one ! if it …in the world of 3,000 gear bikes why would you go for one with one ! if it was the USA maybe - flat long roads with no curves !


commuter bikes - i've had geared bikes forever, but am getting fed up with the maintenance costs and seriously considering a single/fixed gear bike.

I only do about 10 miles every day, some hills, but nothing major, every year i end up spending about 2-3 hundred replacing groupsets, cogs, chains - looking for a hubbed commuter but also not ruling out a single speed
The problem with city riding on a single speed is the speed and ease of moving from a standing start. I've done it and have resorted to 3 speed hub geared bike. Roundabouts and busy right hand turns arent good on a high gear and most sing geared bikes have small rear gear equivalent to about 12 out of 20 on my Tiagra. If your commute doesn't involve turning into traffic it's a good deal !
Josh.Rogan14/05/2019 10:19

commuter bikes - i've had geared bikes forever, but am getting fed up with …commuter bikes - i've had geared bikes forever, but am getting fed up with the maintenance costs and seriously considering a single/fixed gear bike.I only do about 10 miles every day, some hills, but nothing major, every year i end up spending about 2-3 hundred replacing groupsets, cogs, chains - looking for a hubbed commuter but also not ruling out a single speed


Best of both worlds is an 11 or 8-speed internal geared hub, such as the Shimano Alfine. I have one since years and never had to do any repairs. Looks like a singlespeed, practical like a geared bike!
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Fixed gear is more fun. Though not too high a gear, need to be able to get going from the lights, and make it up the hills. And high speed spinning on the downhills...
deleted120438314/05/2019 12:59

Fixed gear is more fun. Though not too high a gear, need to be able to get …Fixed gear is more fun. Though not too high a gear, need to be able to get going from the lights, and make it up the hills. And high speed spinning on the downhills...


Unfortunately the default is a small rear ring and much larger front one. Fine on the track but silly and a bit dangerous in traffic.
Muddyfox fixie bike is still available, looks like it is coming out of the same factory but has better brakes but worse wheels but it is pretty much half the price. Frame appears to be a high quality high carbon steel on either bike which is quite close to chromoly in strength but both bikes are heavy for fixed gear at about 11.5kg which when you consider the lack of drivetrain components and simpler chain that is heavy.

sportsdirect.com/mud…154

Another option if you like the classic look of shiny metal and leather.

parkersofbolton.co.uk/pro…ike

That has decent dual pivot brakes like the Muddyfox but decent strong properly laced wheels like the Jamis. Definitely worth considering as another option and sits inbetween the two in price. Unsure of the frame on that one but can't see it being any heavier than the Muddyfox or Jamis, at worst it will be the same.
textasy14/05/2019 11:16

Best of both worlds is an 11 or 8-speed internal geared hub, such as the …Best of both worlds is an 11 or 8-speed internal geared hub, such as the Shimano Alfine. I have one since years and never had to do any repairs. Looks like a singlespeed, practical like a geared bike!


I'd avoid the 11 speed, they're infamous for being weak and breaking under load. For reliability and low maintenance I'd go for a 3 speed but 8's pretty good if you need the extra gear range. We can't talk about reliability without mentioning rohloffs, there are some with 300,000km on them, but they're pricey to match.
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kramer208814/05/2019 13:58

Unfortunately the default is a small rear ring and much larger front one. …Unfortunately the default is a small rear ring and much larger front one. Fine on the track but silly and a bit dangerous in traffic.


Yes, a lot of singlespeed/fixed bikes include silly high gears as standard. But its easy enough to unscrew the cog, and fit a bigger one. Or fit a new cog on the other side. Though may need a slightly longer chain.

Looks like this one only has a screw-on freewheel as standard. So to make it fixed, you would need to add a fixed cog anyway.
deleted120438314/05/2019 18:29

Yes, a lot of singlespeed/fixed bikes include silly high gears as …Yes, a lot of singlespeed/fixed bikes include silly high gears as standard. But its easy enough to unscrew the cog, and fit a bigger one. Or fit a new cog on the other side. Though may need a slightly longer chain.Looks like this one only has a screw-on freewheel as standard. So to make it fixed, you would need to add a fixed cog anyway.


It's called both single speed and fixed gear plus in the images you can see the flippy hub with a cog each side but in the text QA the staff seem to talk like it's an option to have fixed gear. I'd be surprised if it wasn't fixed gear considering the images and title.
Whats a 700c Wheel?
And how tall should a person be to buy the largest 61cm size?
RedXI15/05/2019 21:29

Whats a 700c Wheel?And how tall should a person be to buy the largest 61cm …Whats a 700c Wheel?And how tall should a person be to buy the largest 61cm size?


700c is the largest bicycle wheel size also called 29" for mountain bikes or 28" across Europe. Ertro 622 size.

61cm is a large frame size, minimum 6"1' height probably 6"2' for men maybe a little less height for woman but look what it says on the web site and company site if possible its down to the geometry you like and your leg length, a large frame will have extended reach but the handlebars will be higher compared to a smaller frame with the saddle at an extended height which might make it a more comfortable riding position for you. I always prefer larger frames than often recommended by geometry experts because I like a more casual riding position and even though the reach is extended the handlebars are higher so I can ride slightly more upright. The normal advice if you are buying on the internet try to get a frame that allows adjustment both ways. Don't buy a frame that only just allows for your height at one extreme of adjustment.
Josh.Rogan14/05/2019 10:19

commuter bikes - i've had geared bikes forever, but am getting fed up with …commuter bikes - i've had geared bikes forever, but am getting fed up with the maintenance costs and seriously considering a single/fixed gear bike.I only do about 10 miles every day, some hills, but nothing major, every year i end up spending about 2-3 hundred replacing groupsets, cogs, chains - looking for a hubbed commuter but also not ruling out a single speed


Eh? £200-£300 maintenance costs off 10 miles riding a day? Are you oiling your bike with sand or something??
Looks like it's now £236 even with code. Original price upped to £295.
Edited by: "csdt3" 16th May
Straight steel or alloy forks, why?
There's a reason they had a curve...
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