Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Worth $250?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Worth $250?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...DME:B:AAQ:US:1

    After shipping and handling, and bidding up the current price a bit, would this bike be worth between $250 and $300 dollars?

    The chain looks a bit slack to me and I don't see horizontal dropouts. Is that normal for a fixed/track bike? That makes it harder to keep the chain tension nice and tight doesn't it?

    Thanks in advance for your advice...

    Jake

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    732
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nope.

  3. #3
    GG + Wendy O. 4EVA raygunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Blatz To The Future
    Posts
    1,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No way in hell.

  4. #4
    roll'em high shants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    columbus, ohio
    Posts
    2,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it's a road conversion, not a "bona fide" track bike. it has horizontal dropouts (not to be confused with track ends, which face outward), which will be fine for adjusting tension and the like, but i don't know that i would pay $250 for it.

  5. #5
    nothing: lasts forever ink1373's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    minneapolis
    Posts
    1,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no. get yourself a garage sale bike and order a rear wheel from IRO.

  6. #6
    troglodyte ryan_c's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    the tunnels
    My Bikes
    Soma DoubleCross, Surly Steamroller, various others
    Posts
    1,284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd maybe pay $50-80 for it if I wanted to pick up something cheap to start riding fixed on... but $250? I think raygunner said it best.
    That wheel is basically junk. It works, but I'd hardly wish that bike upon my enimies.

  7. #7
    Bow$$ dustinlikewhat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Bodymore, Murderland
    My Bikes
    Surly Instigator '02, Schwinn Traveler fixed conversion, '02 Fuji Track
    Posts
    2,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what is with people and not knowing how to properly cut a brake cable/housing to length?

  8. #8
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,043
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not worth it.

    As to cable housing, consider the attatched photo.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  9. #9
    Vino 4-ever FastFreddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    road, mtn, and several commuter bikes
    Posts
    289
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Iíve gotten lots of good deals on eBay but among the rules I follow: if I detect any deception in the ad, then stay away from the seller.

    In this case, the seller claims that itís a track bike, which itís not.
    Sheriff: You have a lot of experience with bounty hunters, do you?
    Mattie Ross: That is a silly question. I am here to settle my fatherís affairs.
    Sheriff: All alone?
    Mattie Ross: I am the person for it. Mama was never any good at sums and she could hardly spell ďCATĒ.
    --from the movie True Grit (2010)

  10. #10
    Bow$$ dustinlikewhat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Bodymore, Murderland
    My Bikes
    Surly Instigator '02, Schwinn Traveler fixed conversion, '02 Fuji Track
    Posts
    2,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    notice the guy with the hat has short cables, obviously he's correct since he has a hat on.

  11. #11
    Chronic Tai Shan ofofhy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    PHL
    My Bikes
    '74 Fuji SRS
    Posts
    1,115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is this someone re-selling an Apple Cart?
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

    * no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

  12. #12
    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Suburbia, CT
    My Bikes
    Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
    Posts
    5,635
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No, applecart sells conversions with suicide hubs that don't even have loctite or anything on them. I pray for the winners of his/her auctions...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well thanks guys I'm glad I posted here first - I just had a bad feeling about it and now you've confirmed my suspicions!

    Thanks!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •