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    worth to buy??


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    no
    i like riding my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gehrkead View Post
    no
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    definitely not

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    bar spinzzz!!!

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    can you guys please state some reasons? please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chidane View Post
    can you guys please state some reasons? please?
    Because it's a rip off. Offer $100 and go from there.

    ...and because of this...

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm
    Last edited by 667; 11-20-08 at 02:39 PM.

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    HELLLLLL no.

    why:

    price is too high
    frame geometry too slack
    26" wheels

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    thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chidane View Post
    can you guys please state some reasons? please?
    Saddle is OK.

    Wheels are maybe OK.

    Everything else kind of sucks.

    Just to be clear, I am not saying that Ourys and riser bars suck, but given how cheap they are, there is no way they should determine if you should buy a particular bike.
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    specifically that frame is really marginal for that price. but it looks like they're trying to recoup some of the "new" component costs. it ain't worth anything close to 250.00 even in LA. IMO. also BTW that frames probably more like a 54cm not a 50cm. for 250.00 go buy one of these and do a conversion:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/923678853.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/927334056.html

    (that second bike listing is really big though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffvsjeff View Post
    Saddle is OK.

    IMO a used broken-in by someone elses butt Brooks saddle is absolutely worthless.

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    i think the fact that bar spins is part of the title would prevent me from buying it regardless of price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 667 View Post
    Because it's a rip off. Offer $100 and go from there.

    ...and because of this...

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm
    not everybody wants a bikesdirect bike. I know they are cheap- but there is something to be said about a true conversion.

    However, I have several friends with those bikes, and they are very sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklyn_bike View Post
    specifically that frame is really marginal for that price. but it looks like they're trying to recoup some of the "new" component costs. it ain't worth anything close to 250.00 even in LA. IMO. also BTW that frames probably more like a 54cm not a 50cm. for 250.00 go buy one of these and do a conversion:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/923678853.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/927334056.html

    (that second bike listing is really big though)
    I actually bought a Raleigh for conversion off of that guy from the second posting. Really nice guy, and he has a lot of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    not everybody wants a bikesdirect bike. I know they are cheap- but there is something to be said about a true conversion.

    However, I have several friends with those bikes, and they are very sick.
    Isn't a "true conversion" some kind of weird oxymoron? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delorean View Post
    Isn't a "true conversion" some kind of weird oxymoron? I don't get it.
    touche

    i retract the word true in my previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    touche

    i retract the word true in my previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delorean View Post
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    I'd say it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    not everybody wants a bikesdirect bike. I know they are cheap- but there is something to be said about a true conversion.
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    Understood. I was merely pointing out that a brand new bike could be had for $50 more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    I'd say it is worth it.

    Are you the seller?

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    you could get a brand new SE Draft for the same price...or a Mercier Kilo TT for $50 more...knock off $100 and maybe i'd think about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 667 View Post
    Are you the seller?
    yep

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    but... BAR SPINS!
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    machined are for brakes. non-machined are more for brakeless.

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