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    '76 Schwinn Primus

    "Vintage Schwinn Primus 56cm with new Ritchy grips and adjustable Stem. 1979 165 42t Sugino crown bicycle cranks. new Eighth inch 700x23 deep v rims , KMC new chain welgo peds with vintage Chrostophe Toe clips made in France, 17t flip flop hub free and fixed. new RMB flat MTN BARS. Vintage Diacomp front brake with new Tektro pull , it's very light rides as a city bike should. Sharp looking, tires have less than 50 miles. . Will trade for row boat, canoe, gas outboard, jon boat, creek boat or a 30.06"

    http://onslow.craigslist.org/bik/2861585620.html

    Is the price for this bike fair? I have only one bike and have never owned a fixed gear or older bike. What kind of things should I look for when I go to check it out? My work commute is 3 miles on flat ground. The bike would be used for that and short errands.

    Any advice would be great
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    I would look elsewhere. The "fixie" fad is dying and bikes can be had cheaper than a few years ago. This is a really -----ded looking conversion, I would not touch it with a 10 foot pole if only to save the frame from that horrible adjustable stem and riser bars.

    The frame is from the late 1980s, originally between the higher up Prelude and Tempo. A nice frame but not worth $350. For that money you can get a pretty decent new fixed gear from bikesdirect.com
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    thanks for the quick response. Not really sure it is what I wanted anyways after looking at it. I will want drop bars which means more $. I'm going to keep looking. I was going to offer around $200 but you definitely helped me rethink that

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    +1 Stay away from that thing. It's actually a 1988 Premis which would be a decent bike if not all cobbled up.
    I ride because... I really enjoy it !

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