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Old 11-20-08, 02:50 PM   #1
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worth to buy??

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/918870801.html

any opinion?? please?
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Old 11-20-08, 02:54 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-08, 03:01 PM   #4
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definitely not
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Old 11-20-08, 03:04 PM   #5
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bar spinzzz!!!
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can you guys please state some reasons? please?
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Old 11-20-08, 03:33 PM   #7
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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

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Old 11-20-08, 03:45 PM   #8
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HELLLLLL no.

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price is too high
frame geometry too slack
26" wheels
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Old 11-20-08, 03:47 PM   #9
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thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-08, 03:48 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-20-08, 03:54 PM   #12
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Saddle is OK.

IMO a used broken-in by someone elses butt Brooks saddle is absolutely worthless.
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Old 11-20-08, 04:08 PM   #13
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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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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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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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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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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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i retract the word true in my previous post.
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I'd say it is worth it.
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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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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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but... BAR SPINS!
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