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Old 10-18-09, 06:01 PM   #1
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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



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Old 10-18-09, 06:04 PM   #2
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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 $250.
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Old 10-18-09, 06:08 PM   #3
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It was 279$ yesterday, I think the seller lowered the price today, I am close to purchasing it tho.
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Old 10-18-09, 06:08 PM   #4
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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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Old 10-18-09, 07:05 PM   #5
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Good price, but you're going to want to add a brake.
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Old 10-18-09, 07:09 PM   #6
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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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Old 10-18-09, 07:17 PM   #7
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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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Old 10-18-09, 07:24 PM   #8
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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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Old 10-18-09, 08:18 PM   #9
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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 got my kilo new for $250, but pull the trigger.
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Buy it.
Buy this too:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1569


How about one of these?
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=342
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Old 10-18-09, 09:33 PM   #12
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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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