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    I Need Proffesional Help ! Plz ! I Dont Kno What Bike To Buy

    HEY GUYS I HAVE A RALEIGH TECHNIUM I BOUGHT FOR $100. I SEE TWO BIKES ON CRAIGSLIT I REALLY WANT AND THEY BOTH SINGLE SPEED BUT DONT KNO WHICH ONE TO BUY. THe Thing Is I Want To Convert My Raleigh To A Fixed Gear And Have A Separate Single Speed. What Do You Suggest. Should I Sell My Raleigh And Save It And Buy A Fixed Or Fix My Raleigh Up And Which Single Speed Should I gET ? HERE THEY ARE.


    MY BIKE THAT I WANT TO CONVERT TO A FIXED.

    Men's Raleigh Marathon Single Speed 33" Standover - $300

    THIS ONE HAS NO INFO ON IT JUST PICTURE
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    80's Ross Countach - Single speed/Freewheel - $275


    80's Ross Countach single speed/free wheel. The bike's fun to ride. I considered
    cutting the bars and flipping them, but I liked the look so much I left them as is.

    You can drop by my place for a test ride or we can meet anywhere in the city proper. I have a preference for the Loop, Logan Square, Lake View, Bucktown areas.

    Specs:

    Size: 58cm (23 inches, ideal for someone 5'10 and above)
    Frame: steel (not sure about weight, but bike is light and I can easily carry it to the 3rd fl)
    Fork: steel
    Cranks: Sugino 48t (will throw in 52t as well)
    Bottom Bracket: Tapered - taken apart cleaned, repacked.
    Brake Levers: Dia-comp
    Brakes: Dia-comp, new pads.
    Gear: 16t Freewheel
    Rims: 700c - Sealed hubs with aluminum rims, front quick release(both recently trued, taken apart, greased and repacked)
    Tires: Forte 700x28 - Kevlar tires w/ less than 30 miles)
    Pedals: Road Pedals - standard
    Handlebar: Alloy Road engraved with Ross lettering.
    Stem: Alloy
    Seatpost: Steel Chrome
    Seat: Standard road saddle
    Color: Black w/ Seafoam green decals(chips in paint.)
    Chain: KMC Z82
    Grips: Newly wrapped in seafoam green.
    vintage 53 cm raleigh single speed/fixed gear road bike - $350

    vintage raleigh ss/ fixed gear road bike. brand new veloctiy flip flop wheelset. many new parts. ready to ride.

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    go with whichever one fits you the best and is the cheapest. Your more than likely going to upgrade parts so the less money you spend the better. Ride them all and see which one your most comfortable on. A good fitting bike is going to be much better than a tricked out bike thats too big or small. Not to mention a much better place to start.

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    thanks. i mite just do that. im going to try them all. i didnt think about that. its true that i can buy new upgrades. thanks !

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