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Old 08-08-05, 05:31 PM   #1
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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...

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Old 08-08-05, 05:32 PM   #2
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nope.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:36 PM   #3
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No way in hell.
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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.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:38 PM   #5
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no. get yourself a garage sale bike and order a rear wheel from IRO.
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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.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:49 PM   #7
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what is with people and not knowing how to properly cut a brake cable/housing to length?
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Not worth it.

As to cable housing, consider the attatched photo.
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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.
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notice the guy with the hat has short cables, obviously he's correct since he has a hat on.
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Is this someone re-selling an Apple Cart?
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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...
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Old 08-09-05, 02:27 PM   #13
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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!
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