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Old 11-20-09, 07:13 AM   #1
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I have 5 bikes now and I just put in an order for a Victory Vision Road Bike 700c 12 Speed for 179.00 shipped ! I know it's cheap but it's a start ! I don't know if I am going to like it so that's why I went cheap ! oh man the wife is going to flip ! I have been watching the list for about 3 weeks and just could not find any thing that I liked and or they were too tall for me I even looked at the GMC bikes ! Wish me luck
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and The Vision has a 20" aluminum Frame and 700c Wheels. Special Features:

  • Frame : 20" Aluminum
  • Wheels: 700c Hi-Profile Alloy
  • Tires: Wanda P1035 Tires
  • Shifters: Shimano SL-SY20A Stem Shifters
  • Front Derailluer: Shimano FD-TZ31
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-TY18GS
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Old 11-20-09, 10:41 AM   #3
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I have 5 bikes now and I just put in an order for a Victory Vision Road Bike 700c 12 Speed for 179.00 shipped ! I know it's cheap but it's a start ! I don't know if I am going to like it so that's why I went cheap ! oh man the wife is going to flip ! I have been watching the list for about 3 weeks and just could not find any thing that I liked and or they were too tall for me I even looked at the GMC bikes ! Wish me luck
OK. Good luck.
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I have 5 bikes now and I just put in an order for a Victory Vision Road Bike 700c 12 Speed for 179.00 shipped ! I know it's cheap but it's a start ! I don't know if I am going to like it so that's why I went cheap ! oh man the wife is going to flip ! I have been watching the list for about 3 weeks and just could not find any thing that I liked and or they were too tall for me I even looked at the GMC bikes ! Wish me luck
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Old 11-21-09, 04:26 PM   #5
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Thanks I think !
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Thanks I think !
A small calculated risk. An experiment as you suggest. Worst case, you'll have a spare bike or to gift or provide for a riding partner. At best, you'll really like it. I pay that much in late fees monthly, do to shear procrastination, let alone losin' my ass in investments. I presume that you're adept at at least minor repairs, adjs. and such so.... seems OK to me.
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Just curious, what are your other 5 bikes?
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A couple of spec sheets that I found stated that it is an aluminum road bike that weighs 32 pounds. I wonder if that is shipping weight, because it is hard to imagine that the bike could weigh that much.

It has a Shimano RD-TY18GS rear derailleur. Never heard of that one before.

Still, it may give you an idea of what riding on a road bike is like ... if you can configure it to get it close to your optimal fit.
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Old 11-22-09, 08:05 AM   #9
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For $179, you can find a really nice vintage used bike in most markets.
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Old 11-23-09, 07:18 AM   #10
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Yes I can do my own repairs and adjusting or what ever else needs to be done to keep them rolling
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Old 11-23-09, 07:40 AM   #11
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Haro / Jamis / Airboure /Schwinn 5 Speed and a Novelty Harley bike
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I have looked I can not find a small frame bike in my size
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pictures or they don't exist.
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pictures or they don't exist.





The following errors occurred with your submission i tried to post pictures but it will not let me for some reason
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Old 11-23-09, 10:03 AM   #16
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Hey, the Schwinn grew a saddle!
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Old 11-23-09, 12:33 PM   #18
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well I canceled the order on the Victory and put in an order for A Fiji Newest same bike but a new 2009 Model
http://www.togoparts.com/items/view_...&did=8&cid=200

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Old 11-23-09, 12:40 PM   #19
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and a rear rack
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The Fuji Newest 4.0 is a very low end road bike, but I've seen them at good prices for 1 and 2 year old "new" bikes. It has an adjustable stem, so you can set it up to be comfortable.

It isn't as nice a bike as your Jamis or Haro mountain bikes. I have ridden them a couple of times, back when I was thinking about picking up a low-cost road bike, local LBS had year-old models for sale at $369. Still on the heavy side for a road bike (almost 26 pounds), but I thought it rode fairly well.
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I got it A Lot cheaper then the 369 price it's a 2009 model and at 26 Lbs I thought it was a little heavy but it will not be here until Friday or Monday at the latest then they have to assemble it and tune it and then fit it to me this is my first road bike ! I did look at the Treck in blue and white it was 650 plus I just can't drop that much but it was a sweet bike
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Old 11-23-09, 02:17 PM   #22
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I was thinking the other day after riding the Airbourne I have rides and rolls the best out of all my bikes
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Don't know much about Airborne bikes. I know they have a checkered history. That they made some nice bikes a few years back, even some Titanium bikes with very good component sets. But then were sold to Huffy and substantially cheapened.

Yours looks like one of the good ones, as I don't think the Huffy models had disc brakes. Some of their bikes sold for $2000+.
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That is such a 20th Century concept. With modern photoshop and 3D animation techniques, pictures prove nothing. He might have pictures but they still don't exist.



This car never got built, but I have pictures of it.
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your kinda of a jerk aint ya
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