Commuter bike

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rice rocket
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Didn’t want to hijack the other thread…

Looks like I’m on my way to becoming a bicycle commuter. I found a nearby job that’s a manageable commute on the bike. Now the only thing I need is a bike to do it on. I already have two bikes, neither of which I would want to lock up to a pole anywhere.

So, time for a third. :) Not looking to get anything too valuable.

Anyone ever order anything from red2bicycle.com? They have some sub-$300 fixed/single options that are undoubtedly bottom of the barrel components, but that might fit the bill here. The only thing that bothers me about their bikes is the “track geometry” with steeeeeeep tube angles. For bikes in my size, that = huge toe overlap…

The other bike I was considering is the Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno. It’s a 72 deg HTA and 74 deg STA, which is pretty similar to my road bike, which I already have toe overlap on. This would be .5mm longer in the top tube, .5 deg shallower in the HTA, and 2mm longer in the rake, which might be just enough to eliminate the overlap.

Any opinions on either? Or have any other options to throw in?

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