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Republic Aristotle

This is my first road bike and fixie. I got it cheap online and am hoping it stays together a while.

Frame:
Republic Aristotle V1

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
42/16

More Info:
I'm having a lot of fun on this bike.

Added by Themikej. Last updated over 13 years ago.

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devanmickell

devanmickell says:

you might want to get a msw front wheel. nmsw = no braking surface. and since you are, in fact, running a front brake...

Posted over 14 years ago

T-73

T-73 says:

Wassup brotha?how are things?

Posted over 14 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Hey man. Things are great. Got a new bike. I'll put photos up tonight.

Did you hit up marymoor yet?

Posted over 14 years ago

scuzzombie

scuzzombie says:

hey man i think im in the same boat as you... I ordered one of these bikes as a beginner a noob as you will... have you had any significant problems with it? any insight you have for me?

ps ill post some pictures of mine when i receive it :)

Posted over 14 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

No serious problems yet. This is definitely a starter bike though. Bottom bracket is a little loose already, chain is kinda weak and the frame is probably more flimsy than most.

It's great for testing the waters though, I've learned a lot about cycling and it's definitely got me passionate about it. I ride everyday and feel like I got my money's worth.

Posted over 14 years ago

Saberhead

Saberhead says:

I've heard so many things about these bikes, but it seems like you're enjoying it. Would you reccomend these to other people? One of my friends wants one.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

You know, I think it really depends on how likely the person is to keep riding the bike. This was for me test the waters with. It's not permanent. Now that I'm sure I really do enjoy riding daily and on this type of vehicle I'll buy something better.

Posted almost 15 years ago

YakiMarc

YakiMarc says:

I love it! It's like flower power, without the flowers.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Matthew

Matthew says:

Wow! again Wow!

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Got some used drop bars and a new break lever cheap from Bicycles West. They're very helpful.

Posted almost 15 years ago

bilustro

bilustro says:

Hey!
I've been very curious about this bike, could you please send me some more pictures from different angles to my e-mail, im just very curious on how it rides, can you give me a quick description?
Anything helps, thanks!
my email is bilustro@yahoo.com

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

I'll post some more up here tomorrow if it's nice outside.

Posted almost 15 years ago

david

david says:

wow, nice colors

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Lookin like some really great weather to ride bikes this weekend :D Excited.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

This is my latest pic after I upgraded the saddle and grips. The saddle is SO much better. I had no idea that a thinner saddle would make me more comfortable when properly sized. The grips are super nice BMX grips I bought at a random shop I found up north. I also got a 18t Surly cog to replace my free-wheel. Gotta stop by the LBS to get that put on though b/c I'm light on tools.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Good stuff. I like my Surly cogs I've ran on my bikes. Do you have a lockring wrench? You could do the rotafixa method of tightening the cog if you have a good way to tighten the lockring.

http://204.73.203.34/fisso/eng/schpigno...

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Actually I have NO ideas on removing the free-wheel cog. I was just going to take it down to bicycles west and have them do it and buy the tools at the same time.

Posted almost 15 years ago

PorkrollEGGnCheese

PorkrollEGGnCheese says:

You got a POS. So poorly made, i can tell just be looking at your dropouts.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Bummer. From what I could learn from my research I thought the most important feature of the drop outs was that they should be horizontal. What else should I be looking for?

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

I don't doubt that it may be a pos but it is a start. It rolls and I am having a blast with it.

Posted almost 15 years ago

Themikej

Themikej says:

Still waiting on a response to this cause I would love for someone to drop some knowledge on me about this drop out issue.

Posted almost 15 years ago

arborsport

arborsport says:

I think your dropouts will do the job fine on that bike. They could be a little beefier in profile but otherwise fine. High end dropouts include stainless steel faces. Dropouts are prone to rusting because the paint will wear off from the repeated axle bolt tightening. A stainless steel dropout left unpainted and is usually polished. Pretty sexy stuff. A very small percentage of bikes have them, and the rest of us get by without rust because we sleep next to our bikes in our dry houses.

If you are still tweaking this bike, consider taking out a single link in your chain. It will tighten up your wheelbase and you have plenty of room to move that rear wheel forward.

Posted over 14 years ago

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