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Old 11-09-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
Pierre Auge
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I totally lucked out the other day. I walked into the local PECCO’s Bicycle shop hoping to pick up a bike to get around town since I sold my car to my brother last week. The bike tech brought me into the back to look at some used bikes and the subject of single speeds comes up.

Surprisingly this guy runs his own business on the side and builds custom single speed road bikes. Later that evening (Saturday) I went to his shop to see what he had, and to my surprise he built me a bike right in front of my eyes in about 45 minutes. This guy has a fully equipped bike shop and builds these things for the best prices I’ve seen.

The bike I bought cost me $200.00CAD (177.00USD) it is sized to me using a nice Modeno Italian Frame, Shimano XT Front break, standard pedals, new rubber, and a freewheel rear cog. The bike has a 52:15 gear ratio and it flies, I have been annihilating the hills around Ottawa/Hull since Sunday and the bike has been nothing but a blast to ride not to mention super quite.

He is currently setting up a website to sell some of his bikes and I’ve offered to help him so if anyone is looking for a good single speed bike Charlie is the only one I can find who specializes in road bikes and from what I can see he’s the master…

I'll post his website whe he gets it up.

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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That is SWEEET. I'm attracted by the simplistic nature of the single speed bike. Done A LOT of MTBing myself. Looks like great fun and a workout for steep hills eh? Great find Pierre!

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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That is a beautiful bike! I also like the simplicity of it's lines.

Enjoy!
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Single speed is great training and really just you and the bike....do what I did, snap your derailer off mountain biking and then get stuck with only one speed!...although my gear ratio is off for mountain biking...lots of standing...lots....
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:59 PM   #5
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Pimp ride, and an amazing price on it. Nice bullhorn bars, too.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:00 AM   #6
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ps. keep the rubber side down :-)
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:46 AM   #7
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Very sweet ride. I just bought a Giant Bowery($400), single speed, but have set up as fixed gear, so Pierre, you're very close to zen riding. Consider the next step, ditch the coasting.
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:47 AM   #8
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I want one!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:47 PM   #9
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I have a decent bike but for that price I'd buy one in a heartbeat! A single speed would be simple and fun. He needs to get that site up ASAP!
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:58 PM   #10
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I have an old Bianchi that i'm going to convert to a single speed. Maybe i'll have to see him to buy a rear wheel!
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