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    Meta-Whiner gregjones's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    You should try the single speed and fixed gear forum if you want to know that's a good value or hot, or not.
    I'll save him the trip.

    It would get chewed up and spit into a storm drain by the SSFG crew.

    I'd pay $10 for the saddle, to give it a try.
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    I agree but it's relatively inexpensive to add brakes. Which is a minimum requirement in my opinion.

    Honestly, for short distances and commuting to classes and close about town, just about any bike in good condition will do. Personally I wouldn't worry that much about the resale value because in that environment you can't count on it. I would think along these lines, is the transportation that the bike will provide for the duration worth $300?

    Others will advise differently but I'd be reluctant to shell out $300 for a used single-speed for campus commuting. I'd look for a decent hard-tail on craigslist or on-campus sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    Wut? You can clearly see the rims have MSW.
    My bad. Now that I'm looking on a bigger screen, I see that you are right.

    It's still good advice to make sure that, if the OP wants a fixie, its front rim has MSW. I think we're in agreement that novice riders should have a brake

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjoiner93 View Post
    New to the site and biking in general, but I'm looking for a nice bike to get around town and to my University (parking sucks). I've found a bike on Craigslist, but I have no idea if I'm going to get ripped off. It looks to be in great shape, the owner says it's just to big for him. Below is the description:
    It's a death machine because it can't stop quickly without a front brake.

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