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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-21-08, 10:18 AM   #1
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Is this a worthy purchase?

210 obo
50cm Mercier Kilo TT frame w/ no decals
Shimano 105 Headset
Shimano Sealed BB UN54
165mm 42t Sugino Messenger Crankset
KMC singlespeed/fixed chain
MKS Sylvan Pedals, MKS Steel Toe Clips, Soma Doublestraps


Think of using this to build a bike for my son.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:21 AM   #2
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No, its overpriced.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:23 AM   #3
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Personally, I think those are excellent parts. I think $175 would be almost a steal, and $200 a very good deal. If it was 57-60cm, I'd be very interested.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:24 AM   #4
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Building a bike for your son? Bah! Sounds like one of the nicest things a father could do for his son!

How old is he?
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Old 11-21-08, 10:25 AM   #5
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If it is local to you then, yes, it is a good deal. Show up with $180 in hand and I bet he takes it. If you have to ship it, etc, then it is not such a great deal. The frame new is $200 at Bikeisland.com
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new prices (estimated) on those exact items:
frameset: 199
cranks: 99
pedals: 22
clips: 11
straps: 30
headset: 30
bottom bracket: 23
chain: 9
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Old 11-21-08, 10:29 AM   #7
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new prices (estimated) on those exact items:
frameset: 199
cranks: 99
pedals: 22
clips: 11
straps: 30
headset: 30
bottom bracket: 23
chain: 9
+1

He said OBO so I bet you could get him to go lower.

Even at that price, it seems like a good deal, as long as there are no hidden costs like shipping.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:33 AM   #8
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Looks like a bangin' deal to me.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:02 AM   #9
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Well, I emailed my offer. Let's hope he takes it. I think my 12 yr old son will dig it once built.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:05 AM   #10
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That seems like a decent deal to me
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I wish I had that nice of a bike when I was 12.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:48 AM   #12
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Yeah that is a pretty good deal
I just put together my bikeisland kilo tt frame for 200 and seeing this makes me wish i couldve gotten pedals, BB, headset, crankset, and chain for only 10 bucks more. pick it up
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Grab it.
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