Throw a leg over the SE Lager, and pedal your way to the bar for ... well, a lager. This urban-styled track bike features a flip-flop rear hub so you can choose whether you want to ride fixed, or just look like you are.
|Bar Tape:||SE tape|
|Brake Levers:||Tektro AL570|
|Chain Rings:||130 BCD 46 t|
|Crank Arm Length:||(size 56) 170 mm|
|Dropout Type:||rear-entry horizontal|
|Fork Blade Shape:||straight|
|Front Derailleur:||nothing to see here, folks|
|Handlebar Width:||(size 56) 40 cm|
|Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:||(size 56) 56.5 cm|
|Rear Sprocket Range:||17 t|
|Recommended Use:||finding fixed-gear zen|
|Seat Collar:||alloy clamp|
|Stem Length:||(size 56) 80 mm|
|Tire Size:||700 x 28 c|
|Warranty:||(frame and fork) lifetime, (components) 1 year|
|Weight:||23 lb 15 oz|
As a former shop rat, I've often been accused of being a bike snob. For the price though, you can't beat this bike - it looks good and rides well. Bought as a gift for my niece, but seriously regretted letting go of it.
A few things though...
1. The cranks, as shiny as they are, didn't come with pedal washers yet are machined for them. The pedals came with none either. This can be a big deal, as such specialty washers are hard to find and shops don't always carry spares. (-$3.00)
2. Both wheels came out of round and poorly trued with skips and hops everywhere - they needed to be rebuilt from the ground up. (-$40.00)
3. The threaded rear brake post is too long for the depth of the frame mount, so an additional fixing washer was added to space it out and take up the slack. This placed the brake pad contact point farther from the apex of the rim and too near the tire, even with the pads slid as far down as possible in the arms. The solution was to saw 1/4" off the canti brake's threaded mounting post, allowing the removal of the additional washer and putting the brakes closer to the frame. Now the pads are just inside the outer rim diameter and won't make contact with the tire as they wear. (-25 min of my time)
Like I mentioned, this is a neat bike but there are some issues that needed to be remedied. If I had paid MSRP, I would be ticked off. Thank god for bonktown.com
I was lucky enough to find this bike on SAC so the price was right. The box arrived w/o the breaks, handlebars and peddles attached. It was easy to put together. The only downside to buying anything on SAC is that you only have a 30 day window for returns. After the first ride, I noticed a knocking noise that I thought was coming from the bottom bracket. My LBS went through it and had to replace the freehub. No more knocking and I love it again. They had the bike priced at $469 so even the full cost on D of G is well worth it for this sick bike. It would have gotten 5 stars if I didn't have to fix it to ride it.