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Should I upgrade from a cheapo Haro Del Sol single speed to a Fuji Feather ?

Old 04-17-22, 01:22 PM
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Should I upgrade from a cheapo Haro Del Sol single speed to a Fuji Feather ?

A year ago I got a Haro Del Sol single speed here in Toronto for about $499 CAD (height of the pandemic price) and I regularly do about 1 or 2 30km rides a week and I would like something a little less clunky with minimal maintenance.

The fuji feather is appealing but it's close to 1000$ and I am wondering if it's worth it or if there are any other options you may suggest !
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I wouldn't buy a Fuji, the feather looked nice-ish kind of vintage-y but nothing special. I would put the money towards a nicer frame and put some good components on it especially if you are riding often and make it work for you. A lot of pre built bikes aren't all that special and with a single speed or fixed gear you can build something really nice without spending quite as much as the same in a road of mountain bike of the same quality. You can still spend a lot but there are some mid range components that are decent but you can also pick and choose from important stuff and maybe go a little less cost on some of the less important stuff.
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Decide what you want from a new bike, whether itís lighter weight, a better fit, nicer components, durability, versatility, etc.

If all you want is something new, thatís okay too, but having some specific criteria might help narrow the search.

I like the Surly Steamroller a lot, but it might not tick your boxes.
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I don’t know what shipping to Toronto might entail but bikesdirect has restocked the kilo tt which is three hundred bucks(US) cheaper’n the Fuji.
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Originally Posted by Apetimberlake View Post
I would like something a little less clunky with minimal maintenance.
Op...what do you mean by "less clunky" and "minimal maintenance"?
Are there parts that you can replace/upgrade to make it "less clunky"? I can't see how there's less maintenance than a SS bike.
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Got a 2014 Fuji Feather used for a decent price in TO market this Spring, they're definitely out there. I didn't mind a bit of paint chips. Super reliable bike, my every day commute. I recommend trying one out.
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