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    Wannabe Bike Messenger

    Hi...I am seriously considering becoming a bike messenger, but I dont know what kind of bike to buy...I will be riding in Chicago, and have about $325 to spend on bike and helmet. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Don't forget the messenger bag
    That's at least a hundread...

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    i am interested also. but i guess what we have to do is catch those bike messengers and ask them.

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    ha my messenger bad was $80

    timbuk2.com has some good stuff

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    haha yeah IF i can catch em

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    come hang out in the SS/fix forum. it's full of posengers

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewaje
    Hi...I am seriously considering becoming a bike messenger, but I dont know what kind of bike to buy...I will be riding in Chicago, and have about $325 to spend on bike and helmet. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
    I've been looking at the messenger bikes here and I've worked out a few essentials.
    Must haves are:
    Second hand steel track frame
    Chris King Headset
    Nitto Bullhorn Bars

    Once you've earned a few $$$, the big one is the Mavic Ellipse wheels.
    Everything else must be basic.
    Steve.
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    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewaje
    Hi...I am seriously considering becoming a bike messenger, but I dont know what kind of bike to buy...I will be riding in Chicago, and have about $325 to spend on bike and helmet. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
    325 isn't going to get you much. get a beater off craigslist.com (100-200) and spend some money for any necessary parts. hopefully you know enough to be able to fix it up. if you can't fix your own bike....consider another line of work.
    timbuk2 bags can be had used or on ebay pretty cheap ($20-50). i know everyone thinks they are cheap pieces of crap compared to other msnger bags (they are), but they are far superior to most backpacks of the same price.

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