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Scattante Empire State Fixie
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The is the infamous Empire State Bike as recently critiqued by the New York City Bike Snob (NYCBS blog, very humorous if you didn't read it.) It is a great bike, good geometry and fun to ride. I changed out the free wheel and added the fixed gear. I dropped it back a level to an 18t cog as the 16t put more stress on my knees than I wanted. I also put ultra gatorskins on for my 20 mile commute. Plan to change the handlebars to wings as well. Everything else is good enough for now.
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Very nice mod!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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(04-27-2010, 08:02 PM)mikethebike Wrote:  The is the infamous Empire State Bike as recently critiqued by the New York City Bike Snob (NYCBS blog, very humorous if you didn't read it.) It is a great bike, good geometry and fun to ride. I changed out the free wheel and added the fixed gear. I dropped it back a level to an 18t cog as the 16t put more stress on my knees than I wanted. I also put ultra gatorskins on for my 20 mile commute. Plan to change the handlebars to wings as well. Everything else is good enough for now.

Haha, I think I know which blog you were referring to. Remember reading it back in the days Big Grin

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/01/bsnyc-product-review-scattante-empire.html
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