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    Hey guys, just got into a fixies after riding my friends bike. It was an amazing experience and I am looking for a faster way of transport. Anyways, my birthday just passed and I managed to obtain 250$, I found a good deal on craigslist for the windsor hour, my friend told me it's a good bike as his brother used to own one. Anyways the bike is stock except the saddle and crank, the ad is asking for 250$ The bike size is a 54" so its perfect for me, I just need some expert advice on whether I should get it or not. I also really like the color, as white and black really suits me.
    Should I get the bike? I'll be riding daily, from school and to various places, as I am still new to the fixie scene. I will be adding more parts later on and replacing the wheelset when I get the money, but for now I think the bike looks really nice as it is now, although I've heard bad things about the fork, I am not really sure if its true or not.
    Heres a picture of the bike and thanks for the help


    Last edited by nemesi5; 10-18-09 at 06:08 PM.

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    You can buy one new for $300 at bikesdirect.com

    Solid bike though.

    EDIT: NM, looks like they're sold out. See if you can get lower than $250.

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    It was 279$ yesterday, I think the seller lowered the price today, I am close to purchasing it tho.

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    it is a solid bike for what you are looking to use it for. one of my good friend rides one and hasn't had any complaints thus far. i agree with Yo!, buy one from bikesdirect.com. i would definitely pay $50 more to have brand new

    edit-just saw Yo!'s edit, i would still wait for a new one,but thats just me.

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    Good price, but you're going to want to add a brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    Good price, but you're going to want to add a brake.
    Maybe you can get the guy to include a brake, if he has one. He lowered his price, so if he has one he may include it for the buyer.
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    buy a new one from bikesdirect or ask him to lower the price.

    that ain't worth 250
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    I mean, if the kid has $250 and the guy will include the brake. It's a good deal, considering that bike looks barely ridden. The guy probably bought it rode it 3 times and let it sit for a few months then decided to get rid of it to make room for whatever new trend he wanted to invest in. It looks barely ridden, so if you have $250, want a newish road bike, can't wait/can't spend $300, I'd say go for it.

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    meh, i suppose. i'd still talk him down since it's basically all stock too.
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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    i got my kilo new for $250, but pull the trigger.

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    whatever bike you buy for the love of god put a brake on it. Brakeless is fun, but not when you can't control your bike and your going 25 mph down a hill

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    I would show up with two c notes...cash talk bs walks. Most people will settle when they see cash...

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