Ok, will avoid Goldcross but have no idea who can get SE in Adelaide, their site is useless. Any ideas?
I realise that it’s not going to be the most agile, quick and amazing fixie but reviews say they are good fun. Been riding MTBs mainly so this will be my first ‘roadie’ but mostly it will be for kicks, fooling about and commuting. Seems like a robust frame and I kinda dig the poo brown.
Indeed it is Goldcross at Chaddy, called them today, there are a few 54cm Lagers in Melbourne for $599. My LBS in Adelaide has a poo brown for $795RRP. Sucks! Best they will do is $710, they claim its old colour but new stock. Post AUD crash I suppose
I got the poo brown lager from Pedals Plus online in august. I know there has been some bad press on them on this board and I cant comment on that as the bike shipped to me fine, i put it together etc.
I took the plunge on this bike mainly because of the discounted price at that time, and the lack of conversion able frames in Brissie at that time. Its a solid enough bike but definitely will need a few upgrades as time goes by.
The tires are shit, get rid of them
The brakes are shit, the levers end up staying closed with no brake pressure. (easily fixed with a new bmx brake anyway)
Would probbaly get some risers also.
Some say the seat is garbage but i have had no issues thus far
The standard gearing is a bit tough on knees and no fixed cog is supplied.
all in all a good bike to start on and thrash, but you wont get any respect/kudos from the hipster brigade…
my first fixed was a 08 lager, replaced recently after an accident with the 09 model from goldcross.
Their service is very average, but from adelaide it’s not likely to be much of an issue. I’d definitely have your mates who pick it up check it out before they post it to you… I had to take mine back to get the chainring swapped out, which they did after taking it back 3 times.
Personally I enjoy riding the 09 model, although I dont really like the ridiculous decals on it. I’d be interested to meet some other people and check out exactly what the difference is in comfort/feel with a ‘better’ bike, but I’m not sure I would especially notice the difference.
Anyways: if the price is good for you, and you don’t want to wait for something good and cheap from the bay - it’s a decent purchase for something OTS with a warranty.
fwiw I guess most people who would vilify you for riding a lager you would be unlikely to meet in adelaide anyway