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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 02-20-09, 09:54 AM   #1
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Rush Hour

So, I found what I think is a great deal on CL. WHat do you think?
2007 Raleigh Rush hour , it has been spray painted black (worst part of the deal)
Almost completely stock, except it has a Thomson Elite Seat Post, Performance sells them at $100 locally.
I paid $125 for the bike. All components in really good condition. No pics yet

Oh yeah, what are the stock rims on this bike? Anyone know? They look like mavics maybe.

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Old 02-20-09, 10:11 AM   #2
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I think it will take very few rides to get $125 worth of fun out of it. Go ride it like you stole it.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:13 AM   #3
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So, I found what I think is a great deal on CL. WHat do you think?
2007 Raleigh Rush hour , it has been spray painted black (worst part of the deal)
Almost completely stock, except it has a Thomson Elite Seat Post, Performance sells them at $100 locally.
I paid $125 for the bike. All components in really good condition. No pics yet

Oh yeah, what are the stock rims on this bike? Anyone know? They look like mavics maybe.
Sound like you bought a stolen bike. Way to go.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:17 AM   #4
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^^I asked if it was hot and he told me no, he worked at a bike shop hence the deal.
Way to to be prejudice.^^
*edit* he had a lot of other bikes too and I think that he wanted out of fixed gear since it is becoming popular here now.
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you got a good deal, don't worry about it.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:35 AM   #6
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^^I asked if it was hot and he told me no, he worked at a bike shop hence the deal.
Way to to be prejudice.^^
*edit* he had a lot of other bikes too and I think that he wanted out of fixed gear since it is becoming popular here now.
Do you actually know what prejudice is? Do you think if it was stolen he'd actually tell you? Who sells their bike because it's popular? Certainly not a bike enthusiast or any shop worker I know. Bike thieves also tend to have a lot of bikes....

Why was the bike spray painted? Who would sell a bike with high end parts like a Thomson seatpost for $125 to a stranger? Wouldn't you offer it to friends, colleagues, and folks who frequent the bike shop first? People who work at bike shops actually know the value of parts and tend not to give them away for pennies on the dollar to strangers on Craig's List.

In short, you are damn naive if you think you got an honest deal.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:45 AM   #7
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I have $1000 dollars invested in my Kilo TT that is 2 months old. All new parts ect. I can't seem to even sell it for 400 on craigslist. I know I'm an idiot for spending that much upgrading a kilo but live and learn. I know I'm not gonna ride it so I will just keep lowering the price until someone buys it. I doubt that bike is stolen. If he works at a bike shop then he didn't spend much in the first place and probably just wanted to get rid of it. You can find used thomson for pretty cheap sometimes.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:52 AM   #8
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Heh, too funny.

"Hey man, this rattle-can'd super-super-cheap bike with really nice parts on it isn't stolen, is it?"
"Nope."
"Okay then."
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Hm, the guy works at a bike shop? Which one? Is it that awesome joint that rattlecans frames and has no idea about how much their parts cost? I think I've been to that shop once. Er, wait, no, I was looking for a bike shop, got lost, and ended up at that spot. Then I got mugged.
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Sounds stolen as **** to me. Selling an upgraded bike way below retail is usually sketchy as hell.
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Hm, the guy works at a bike shop? Which one? Is it that awesome joint that rattlecans frames and has no idea about how much their parts cost? I think I've been to that shop once. Er, wait, no, I was looking for a bike shop, got lost, and ended up at that spot. Then I got mugged.
I bought a bike there once too. Or at least I think I did. I don't really remember much after they offered me a drink other than the fact that my butt felt funny.
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Prejudice: the roots of this word mean pre-judge.
I love the responses keep em coming.
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Old 02-20-09, 12:22 PM   #13
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Prejudice: the roots of this word mean pre-judge.
I love the responses keep em coming.
Um, I judged the situation on the INFORMATION PROVIDED; I didn't pre-judge based on your user name or some such nonsense.

But keep on telling yourself whatever you need to to justify buying a most liely stolen bike. Don't cry when karma bites you in the ass though.
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Old 02-20-09, 12:27 PM   #14
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Oh, sorry you are right, you didnt prejudge you know the situation quite well from your perspective. my bad

haha: too funny keep them coming
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Oh, sorry you are right, you didnt prejudge you know the situation quite well from your perspective. my bad

haha: too funny keep them coming
Exactly.

Spray painted frame with high-end parts being sold for peanuts = stolen bike.

It's not to hard to figure out, kid. Anyone with any experience will tell you this.
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must be
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What's your explanation for a spray painted frame with high-end parts being sold way below market value on Craig's list?
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I agree that it being hot is a first thought, but it being the only possibility is not reasonable as well.
My first question was if it was hot or not. I know where the guy lives and if someone claims it as their stolen bike, I'll help the person go kick the guys @$$.
Sure, you say " you shouldn't have bought it though." Well that is one way to look at it. Least I am entertaining the possibilty that you guys are screaming about and we shall see where it leads.
I have listed it locally as a possible stolen bike to see if anyone claims it.
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and the parts aren't what i'd call high end except the seat post, all else I'd toss

funny the "kid remark" do you have a chip on your shoulder?
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Why don't you do a check on the serial with your local PD? The serial is still visible, right?
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and the parts aren't what i'd call high end except the seat post, all else I'd toss

funny the "kid remark" do you have a chip on your shoulder?
No, I don't, but you are clearly quite young.
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*clearly*
another form of prejudi....ah never mind. take Ziemas
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another form of prejudi....ah never mind. take Ziemas


I don't think you quite understand the meaning of the word 'prejudice'.....
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might've been an old raleigh conversion painted over and someone thought it was a rush hour.
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I don't think you quite understand the meaning of the word 'prejudice'.....
Actually, I think it's the other way around...

Prejudice simply means to judge (judice) before (pre) being aware of all the facts. You assumed the bike is stolen based on the price, seatpost, and paint job. You assumed he is young based on, well, I have no idea.

In principle, it is no different than assuming a person is a criminal because of the colour of their skin, or assuming someone is a terrorist based on their religion.
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