PiledHigher wrote:Euan wrote:Fixie, yeah love that. Do I think I could do my commute on a fixie, five days a week with panniers and all? Doubtful.
Why not, you have a relatively flat commute compared with many in Melbourne.
I just spent $450 getting my latest together (already had the frame etc.) buying new wheels, cranks, chainring, cog and chain.
Already put 700km's on it, will be doing 250km a week commuting and given the last couple of weeks, glad I am not chewing up a more expensive bike (so it is saving me money!).
I wouldn't call a Trek 1200 an expensive bike and putting a rack and panniers on a fixie just seem's wrong.