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Old 06-12-07, 07:48 PM   #1
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New Ride

Looking into getting a new bike to commute to work with. I have been watching a few on Ebay. Looking for what people think about them. If they are a good deal, good components ect.

http://cgi.ebay.com/59cm-Lemond-Zurich-Fixed-Gear-

http://cgi.ebay.com/1967-Bottechia-Giro-d-Italia-fixed-gear-road-bike_

http://cgi.ebay.com/Surly-Steamroller-fixed-gear-59cm_
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Old 06-12-07, 08:23 PM   #2
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dude what a rad flask holder on that steamroller!
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Old 06-12-07, 11:37 PM   #3
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Meh. You should buy the Gios road frame the Steamroller dude is selling.
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If you want fenders and/or a rear rack make sure you have eyelets on the frame. Since I wanted fenders and a rack for my fixed commuter it narrowed down the choices a lot.
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gios doenst have anything else. So that would leave me spending more then i want to. Not really looking to fenders, ect.
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dude what a rad flask holder on that steamroller!
I love how you youngins are bringing back "rad"
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Old 06-13-07, 11:19 AM   #7
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The Lemond makes me feel like I am falling over with that hadlebar alignment.
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ok, I figured I should also post something possibly remotely helpful.

that gios frame is sweet, but yeah, not what you're looking for so moving on...
I like the "oldness" (apparently they call this "vintage"(?)) of the Bottechia, but nothing else about it making me crazy.
Lemond is nice, but that's about all. just nice. and possibly overrated.
conclusion: go for the steamroller. a quality unpretentious solid ride.
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Old 06-13-07, 12:04 PM   #9
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I love how you youngins are bringing back "rad"
It's actually pretty much just me and Astro.
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my vote is for the steamroller. good commuter platform, lots of options
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It's actually pretty much just me and Astro.
that's who I meant by "you youngins"
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Old 06-13-07, 01:47 PM   #12
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I have a steamroller and it's an awesome commuter, pretty indestructable.
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