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    Noobie From New Jersey with questions already!!

    Hey guys! Ive been creeping on this site for quite some time lol...and Ive finally mustered the courage to join and introduce myself! My name is Ismail but everyone calls me Ish, and I have been riding a bike ever since I could remember. Recently I have gotten into an obsession with road bikes. Anyways I actually have a question about a few bikes/ frames. Here goes

    First pick is a Flandria for 100 dollars that some guy is trying to sell me. Says everything works and is rideable. Made in France?(although thanks to my creeping I found that these bikes were only made in portugal and belgium?) and Simplex components.

    Second pick is a Lotus Frame for 20 bucks. other than a photo no more info...lol

    Whats your opinion guys? Buy a built bike or go for building my own. (I am a broke college student )lotus..jpgIMG_1868..jpg


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    Welcome to the forums.

    I would check the C&V forum.

    Where in NJ?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    I would check the C&V forum.

    Where in NJ?
    Thanks man and Im from Princeton. you?

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    Welcome. I am new also. That Flandria looks rough. Building a bike would be cool. But you have to know what your doing to an extent. Whats your budget? Morris County here.

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    Avoid bikes with cottered cranks

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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikish View Post
    Thanks man and Im from Princeton. you?
    Annandale.
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    I ride around the ETS campus in Princeton - probably the safest place in all NJ.

    And, yeah, avoid the cottered cranks... brrrr!
    "Vintage", "Classic", "Old", and "Heavy" ... and so is my bike.

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