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    redline commuter bikes

    anyone ride a metro9 or anything similar. i wanted a d440 but the metro 9 comes with fenders. any other bikes i should have on my radar.

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    I ride a Redline Conquest and I had the frame snap on me once. So I don't really trust them to build a quality bike.

    Aside from that, it's been great.
    We all get it in the end.

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    Sooner or later, everything breaks. Details?
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    I ride a D440 everyday as a Bike Messanger. I have Planet Bike Casscadia Fenders, Avid Single Digits, Race Face cranks/seatpost/handlebar, and Ritchey 700c Speedmax tires. We are in full blown winter up here and the bike is fantastic!

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    You can put fenders on the 440.
    "Don't neever gave up..."

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    i like the d440. i think its the best geared rigid around for the money right now. I got a 2007 gf rig coming my way right now. so ill probably have to wait a few months before getting a new bike.

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    I commute on a mostly stock d440 everyday and I love that sob. Very fast! Except now when there's an inch or two of ice on the ground... I have to ride like my grandpa's grandpa.
    Really contemplating studded tires...

    I use the SKS 29er fenders on the front and back they've done a great job keeping me dry through absolutely everything you could imagine... that includes riding two miles in four inches of slush. It was nasty, but fun because I had the front and rear fenders. I did get a little splash on my kicks though. I don't think those tight fitting fenders would work very well in situations where you can get build-up, or if you want to run some beefy tires for getting through the snow.

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    My friend uses a D440 as a daily commuter with 35mm schwalbe slicks when there isn't snow on the ground, knobbies when there is. It works great, good value for the money for sure.

    I think redline makes solid frames and offers good value for the components, generally The redline 925 is a very popular commuter singlespeed, and the metro9 uses pretty much the same frame. If you don't need wider than maybe 30mm tires either of those would be great.

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    ill probably buy a d440 before the summer

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    I have a 08 R550 that I bought in late 08. I love it so far.

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