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Old 10-23-10, 11:59 AM   #1
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What should i buy?

hello everyone, ok my mom gave my bike away (sucked anyways it was a huffy) so im looking to buy a new one now. I want to use it for around campus next year when i move but im not really into any of the commuter type bikes. I have always liked the BMX type I would probably try the BMX thing but i had a bad experience on a bike at the skate park so i just stay on my board now. Well im looking to buy used because i figure if i find a good deal it would be cheaper than buying new. I know craigslist isn't to good of place to buy things from but if someone don't mind looking at some posts i found the advise would be great. im like 6' something and 155lbs if that helps. Thanks for your time.
Heres the links to some bikes i found
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/1980836928.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2009045666.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2009601876.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2018815085.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2018568157.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/2010233689.html
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Old 10-23-10, 01:53 PM   #2
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Go with the 24" haro
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Old 10-23-10, 05:43 PM   #3
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For actually riding, the DK. For mostly just cruising campus, the Haro 24".

Also, you shouldn't post the same exact question in one thread, and then start a second. Some people on here get upset by that.
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hows this one look if i get a new one instead? http://www.danscomp.com/101577.php
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No. Absolutely not for actually riding. For commuting, its semi-decent. For anything else, no.
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ok thanks heres a couple more i found on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true
http://cgi.ebay.com/Haro-Forum-20-BM...item588b1fa85b
http://cgi.ebay.com/DK-Step-Up-20-BM...item588b24fff0

i really like the Haro but the first one is alot cheaper than the rest but i have never heard of that brand so im not sure if i would be getting something crappy. and how hard would these be to assemble because i will have to assemble them if i want to buy either of the bottom 2
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The top one is a decent bike, those three are pretty much all on the same level. And assembly isn't too terribly difficult. I'd imagine that you won't have to be pressing any bearings, so that takes care of the hardest part.
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heres another one i found http://cgi.ebay.com/Haro-Backtrail-2...item588b250cf3

ill have to see what my spending limit will be for xmas. bc i think i will go with the orange haro if i can get that

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That one will probably be your best bet
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bought the orange one ill tell you how it is when i get it and may ask for some help if i need your help to put it together. thanks for all the help guys!!

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Orange Haro

I really like the bike the only trouble i have with it is the pedal axle is bent therefor it moves kinda slow. Another problem i have is the front wheel makes a rattling noise. I tightening the bolts on the rim does it but it when i tighten them to the point where it wont rattle then it wont move. The rims also have a sticker that says x rims. are those good rims?
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If the spindle is bent, you should really replace that. For the god of your bike. And with the front wheel, take it off the bike, and tighten all of the hardware on the hub, not the axle nuts. And no they aren't exactly the best rims.
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