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    Looking to buy bicycle

    I currently ride a fixed gear bike, Im looking to buy a multi speed bike. I have searched and came up with 3 currently for sale any opinions or advice are these good decent bikes? is anyone familier with these? Are they over priced? any other bikes you have in mind that are older? let me know

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/3585699689.html

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/3628585053.html

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3605551284.html

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    The Peugeot appears to be the best of the three, however it is a very tall frame. The other two appear to be around 53cm or so. How tall are you and what size is the fixed you currently ride?

    Kuwrahara is a known brand name to me, but not sure about the reputation of Spalding bikes. I'm assuming this is the same as the sporting goods company that makes balls.
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    Here's a couple in your area that look attractive to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3638878375.html


    This Lemond looks really nice, but it's a bit pricier at $350
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3624127571.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    The Peugeot appears to be the best of the three, however it is a very tall frame. The other two appear to be around 53cm or so. How tall are you and what size is the fixed you currently ride?

    Kuwrahara is a known brand name to me, but not sure about the reputation of Spalding bikes. I'm assuming this is the same as the sporting goods company that makes balls.

    Im 5,7....my fixie is about 53 if I recall -_-

    been searching this site and it appears some guy had alot of problems with the spalding so that one is out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Here's a couple in your area that look attractive to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3638878375.html


    This Lemond looks really nice, but it's a bit pricier at $350
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3624127571.html
    nice didnt evern see the other miyata..not really looking to spend more than $200 if I ever do already have a bike in mind...just need something to help with those 40+ winds here especially in winter >_< I usually suck it up but it would be nice to not do late deliverys on my fixie with the wind lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by garciagomez23 View Post
    Im 5,7....my fixie is about 53 if I recall -_-
    I'm 5'7" as well, and I normally ride a 51cm frame. I can ride up to about a 53, but I find 51 to be best for me. Depends on one's actual proportions. That Peugeot is way too tall, however.

    Can you post a pic of the frame you currently ride?
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    The steel road bikes are nice. But for commuting around Chicago, don't you want something that'll take fenders and racks, maybe with a little bit fatter and lower pressure tires?

    I agree 51 cm is likely to fit you.

    Around here, there is an old steel 10 speed Mongoose Hilltopper for sale that someone has fitted with 700c wheels and city tires. Something like that could be very practical.
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    I like that Spalding, actually. Tough old bike, clearance for fenders, and less than a hundred is a bargain if it works. Hard to go wrong snapping that up.
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    For some reason I cant upload any pictures?

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    Well here you go hope I sized it right lol

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    A multi speed bike?

    Mine is.

    I can ride at 2mph, 3mph, 4mph etc..

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    another fun option;
    http://www.amazon.com/Problem-Solver.../dp/B006GHF18C

    yep, get that
    and a multigeared rear wheel
    and a derailer
    narrower chain and front chainring
    and a shifter of some kind, maybe an inexpensive friction lever

    easily convert your current bike into a 1x7speed

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    Or pop an internal gear hub wheel on it. Maybe a Shimano Alfine 8 speed. Easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawed View Post
    Or pop an internal gear hub wheel on it. Maybe a Shimano Alfine 8 speed. Easy.
    what do you mean? on the one I have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garciagomez23 View Post
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    Well here you go hope I sized it right lol
    Looks shorter than a 53 to me. That looks pretty close to a 51, which is what I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Looks shorter than a 53 to me. That looks pretty close to a 51, which is what I ride.


    yeah maybe

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