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Old 02-04-08, 12:35 AM   #1
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Need help finding a good bike for work

Hey guys

just found out about these forums and been looking an reading around. just had a question i need some help with.

I am about to go back being a nyc bike messenger, sold my bike a while back and currently looking for a new one, is there a bike you guys could recommend for my budget 200-300 range thats pretty light? i almost bought SE BIKES Draft but after looking on here sounded like a pos for that kind of work. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-04-08, 12:36 AM   #2
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If you're going to be on your bike for 8+ hrs a day it seems worth it to spend more than that.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:44 AM   #3
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kilo tt frameset, tough components.

or wade ebay for a beat up, old italian track frame.
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Old 02-04-08, 02:08 AM   #4
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^What he said^

You could also do a dirty conversion
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Old 02-04-08, 02:26 AM   #5
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this is a really odd question for a veteran NYC messenger to ask.
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Ah thanks guys looks like i'm going with the kilo tt



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this is a really odd question for a veteran NYC messenger to ask.
i wouldn't consider myself a vet just worked as a messenger for about 2 years. my current situation only allows for me to spend that much on a bike at the moment
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Old 02-04-08, 07:25 AM   #7
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Pista Concept. Easy to find, cheap, and after you upgrade the components you have a decent bike.

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