Anyone with knowledge on forks want to help me out maybe? How good is this fork? Some guy is selling it for 50 bucks, I might pick it up if it's a sick deal. From davis fixed: 1 1/8" Straight Bladed Carbon Orbea fork
It's off an Orbea, it's off a year-old Onix, which was a 2600+ Racing bike. Unless there is something structurally or aesthetically wrong with the fork by use, the fork should be great. Having ridden an Orbea, I can say I wasn't scared to break it, but I'm talking about a bike from 2004 (it's still ridden professionally [not by me, obviously]).
For 50 bucks, that's a stellar deal in my book. Just make sure it's in good shape, and that the steer-tube is long enough for you!
If $50 is outside of your "impulse purchase" range, and you intend to put it on a Leader, then you probably don't need the fork.
Sole Bikes $225.
I've never heard of them...looking at the specs I'd say they're comparable to the Draft or something...Hi-ten frame and fork...
They look a little better than the drafts tho.
Is it that the fork deserves better than being put on a Leader or something? What's the difference if it really is such a good deal like leed says it is?
I would put it on a Leader (or any other frame) and ball the **** out. I also tend not to give a **** at all whether my components match or not, so you might take that into consideration.
An "impulse purchase" is something that you don't have to think about whether you "have the money for it". You just do it on impulse. Like if you're walking by a vending machine and you really want a root beer, spending $0.75 is an impulse purchase.
Depending on how much extra money you have laying around, the threshold for an "impulse purchase" is different for everyone. If $50 is a big expenditure for you, then make sure it's something you need and is appropriate for how you're gonna use it.
If you can swing the $50 then you should go for it, but don't break the piggy bank just to buy a sweet carbon fork you might not actually need.
Hmmmmmm... I see...
Well the thing is, haha.. If I bought the Leader frame, I wouldn't have to spend 100+ on the fork also. I could just pop a 50 for this (i'm guessing better) one. What would you recommend? I don't mind color that much. I'm getting that damn red 722ts, haha.
But then again, if avner wants it I'm sure he could use it more than me.
get a black leader frame and that black with blue fork and rock a blackout with minor blue touches IMO
"Never argue with an idiot. He'll only bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience..."
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frame looks super small so i'm not super hopeful. I've got a 58CM which has a 180 HT i believe...and I like a bit of height on my bars but lets see how this goes. and yeah of course i'd cover shipping if you'd be willing to do this
For $5 the box of crap netted me:
Shimano Flightdeck (old) computer
Heart Rate Monitor (Old) Giant
Shimano MTB shifter
Jagwire break cable.
The stuff I'm keeping is worth $5. =)
left brake lever
bunch of red brass nipples
rand parts from a threadless headset
I think it was worth it just for the surprise. Also, the stem, heart rate monitor, frame bag and wrench will be legitimately useful
p.s. did the heart rate monitor package look like its NOS from 93? That made me laugh my ass off
Timbuk 2 Messenger backpacks are on closeout from REI.com for 39.99 from 90.00. Also, you can take another 20% off any single item in your cart so that takes it down to 31.00. Great deal in my book.