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Old 02-20-08, 02:35 PM   #1
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$80

what would you get for saddle, pedals with clips and straps, and threaded stem if you only have $80

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Old 02-20-08, 02:38 PM   #2
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Well, it would highly depend on the condition of what I had already. e.g. if i had non-functioning pedals, or no saddle at all, they would respectively trump any other purchase.

Don't even start on saddles... search for that one.
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Whatever I could find off ebay. Actually, to avoid shipping, look on craigslist for a donor bike. Then upgrade as available.
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Old 02-20-08, 02:41 PM   #4
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i was thinking about soma kamisori saddle, someone is selling this to me for $25 but its black >.<... can i paint saddle or do something in order to change its color?

about pedals i was thinking about mks sylvan, but its about $40 with clips and straps -_-

and i don't know any good cheap stem...

lol
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get MKS GR-9's with clips and straps. For a seatpost/saddle/stem goto recycles in seattle and session their 5 dollar bins.
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Old 02-20-08, 02:45 PM   #6
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what would you get for saddle, pedals with clips and straps, and threaded stem if you only have $80

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wade through the LBS co-op for an old selle italia turbo or offshoot: $7-$20
wade through the LBS co-op for old clips/straps pedals: $15
wade through the LBS co-op for threaded stem that is half decent: $25

buy all used and you shouldn't have a problem getting decent quality stuff. craigslist, co-ops and ebay are your friends. fancy LBS's that only sell new stuff are not.
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Old 02-20-08, 02:47 PM   #7
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get MKS GR-9's with clips and straps. For a seatpost/saddle/stem goto recycles in seattle and session their 5 dollar bins.
wooow never heard of getting stuff from recycle .... r u talking about the recycle company or peoples recycle around neighborhood?

u think i can go to recycle compny and dig around there? that would be neat! i bet ill totally find treasure there!
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I'd get a job.
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I would go down to performance and get some forte stuff for cheap. Or look on craigslist. Or find a local used bike shop.
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supposing that you don't have friends who will lend you old parts until you can buy what you need, i'd get a nitto from the parts bin at your LBS ($20 or less), buy some GR9s with steel MKS clips and straps ($40), and pick up a parts bin saddle for as cheap as you can. the stem won't cause you any problems if you select it well, and if you buy good pedals, they won't either. you're most likely to want to try different saddles, so don't spend too much right away.
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recycled cycles down in the u-district.
they have 5 dollar saddles-stems-pedals and $12 clips and straps.
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which one is more important saddle, pedals, or stem?
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LOL indeed.

Go to your LBS and see what they can do for you to get you riding until you have enough cash to buy a proper saddle and such. The LBS should have a bunch of cheap saddles and pedals.
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saddle i rekon
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Old 02-20-08, 03:01 PM   #15
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take some wrenches down to your local art school and take what you like.
I heard they are over privilaged anyhow
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Old 02-20-08, 03:02 PM   #16
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recycled cycles down in the u-district.
thank you i will check it out
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cheap stuff.
I took $80 to the t-town swap last year and got TONS of stuff.
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seriously, recycled. you could get all that stuff for 20 bucks.
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i got a really comfy and god looking saddle a a bmx shop for $12
I think it was a diamond back race saddle.
mks pedal $24.
take off stem or junk box for some off the beating path bike shop $5
mks toe clips $14.
cheapo straps $10
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Anything your body contacts is always main priority, saddle first and foremost
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Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with 80 bucks.
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i think i got what i want....
pedals = GR-9 for 20-25 bucks
clips = i found this large clips on my lbs its old but ill just sand and polish it maybe he will sell it for $5
straps = my old christoper straps
saddle = soma kamisori that this guy sell for $25 (i think its worth, right?)
stem = i do not know... haha... (whats the difference between cheap ass stem and expensive stems? i mean the effect?)

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Recycled Cycles in Seattle definitely has pedals for you in the bins (I saw some in there with cheap nylon straps that were actually new), saddles are hit and miss, but 90% chance that you will find a decent one, and absolutely you will find a good stem threaded or threadless there for $5, too. I get a lot of stuff there. They put new stuff in the bins daily! Just catch the bus to the bottom of the U-District. They are on Boat street. I even have extra stuff I could sell you if you don't have luck there (but you will).
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can i paint saddle or do something in order to change its color?
Though I'm tempted to recommend this in the interest of future hilarity, painting a saddle is almost always a terrible idea. People have re-covered them, but it's a lot of work. I think there might be something about it in the DIY thread (if that's still around).
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i think i got what i want....
pedals = GR-9 for 20-25 bucks
clips = i found this large clips on my lbs its old but ill just sand and polish it maybe he will sell it for $5
straps = my old christoper straps
saddle = soma kamisori that this guy sell for $25 (i think its worth, right?)
stem = i do not know... haha... (whats the difference between cheap ass stem and expensive stems? i mean the effect?)
if we are talking quill stem for a threaded headset, I wouldnt worry about it. they dont make much difference, and it will get you riding.
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