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Bianchi or Fuji(7 posts)

Bianchi or FujiFixie-ated
Apr 16, 2003 9:45 AM
How about some input, please.

I have a Fuji Club and a Bianchi (not sure of the model).

Currently, the Fuji is set up with 42X17 fixed gearing. The Bianchi is down to frame and fork only.

Here is where you can offer me an opion. I need a commuter/rainy day ride and a fixie. Which would be better suited for fixed or commuter.

I will be putting the most miles on the commuter, so I am inclined to think about using the Bianchi. However, I just think that the Bianchi would win the cooler fixed bike award between the two.

If the Fuji were the commuter, I would miss the better "ride" offered by the Bianchi, but then again, I may not obsess as much over the Fuji being dirty...

What do you guys think?
for meDougSloan
Apr 16, 2003 9:49 AM
I'd personally use the less valuable, less desireable bike for commuting and rainy days. That would be the Fuji for me.

Doug
my two cents worthbigrider
Apr 16, 2003 11:34 AM
If I was going to ride either the fixie or the commuter substantially more than the other I would use the better ride (Bianchi) for the one I used the most. Hey we buy these things to ride and I like to take care of my rides as well as the other guy but if you ride just 500 miles/year more with the commuter bike isn't it worth the little extra wear and tear on the bike.

BTW the Bianchi would look cool as a fixie so I know why you are asking the question.

Best Solution: Make Bianchi the fixed and commute on it.
my two cents worthFixie-ated
Apr 16, 2003 12:16 PM
Hmmm, I like the idea of commuting on the fixie, but maybe I am just lazy. The ride to work is 17 miles. I have commuted on a fixie a few times and I felt trashed afterwards.

Perhaps that is justification in itself to commute on the fixed, become a stronger rider.

33 miles a day, 3 days a week on a fixed gear ought to make me stronger, if it doesn't kill me...
...actually....Steve_0
Apr 16, 2003 12:14 PM
a fixie makes an excellent commuter/rainy day ride. No parts to clean after rain, nothing delicate to break, etc.

If I were you, I'd select the more comfortable frame to be your one-and-only combined fixie-rainyday-commuter bike.
sorry for repeat; shoulve read bigrider's post first. nm.Steve_0
Apr 16, 2003 12:15 PM
also think a fixie makes a great rain bike...ukiahb
Apr 16, 2003 11:23 PM
It's been raining nearly every day where I live and have been out on my fixie in it and it works great....just need to clean and oil the chain after a ride....it has sealed hubs and BB so it is otherwise very low maintenance and I don't feel like I'm trashing it when I ride it in the rain like I do on my geared bike. I'd also agree that the Bianchi would make a really sharp fixie....and a fixie is much easier to clean than a geared bike too.