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Old 11-05-09, 02:25 PM   #1
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Newest deal I got off craigslist

Before anyone gives me crap because it is a Republicbike.com bike, lets just say the price was to good to pass up. The bike was owned by a guy that worked for them and is now moving out of the country so needed to sell it. Here are some pics.

It is the orange one on their home page.




The only thing really wrong with it.


Let me know your thoughts?
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Old 11-05-09, 02:32 PM   #2
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I would rather have $399. Maybe if it was 200.
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Old 11-05-09, 02:32 PM   #3
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so do you want a bike just to have one? or do you care about quality and the actual bike itself? 'cause if you dont care, buy it and that's that. if you do care, you'd research more and find out what's good/not good.

399 is a lot for a crap me-too bike.

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Old 11-05-09, 02:33 PM   #4
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How much did you pay?

My buddy's gf has a baby blue republic. She ate it hard and it seemed to hold up. We all laughed.
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Old 11-05-09, 02:54 PM   #5
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I got it for $99.00. I do care about quality and the actual bike itself but for that price I think you would have bought it too. I am going to be using it to ride to the gym and my parents house.
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I would have bought it for $99.
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Thats a great price.
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And F.Y.I.- I would never pay $399 for that bike. I did do research. I would buy a kilo tt A- cause it is true track geo B- better parts C- less $. I am going to be buy a bike for the velodrome soon. So this bike is just for the street.
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Old 11-05-09, 02:58 PM   #9
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Oh shi-. I'd have seriously considered it, at least. Good find, I say.
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Old 11-05-09, 02:59 PM   #10
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I like the wheels
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Old 11-05-09, 03:03 PM   #11
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i would have swooped it in two seconds, too. ride that mother****er into the ground.
heavy... so what. ride the hell out of it. cheap parts... look at all the generic bikes people here love to rant and rave about.......
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Old 11-05-09, 03:09 PM   #12
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I like them a lot too. I just got to try to cover up the chipped paint in the back.
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Old 11-05-09, 03:22 PM   #13
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i've seen a few of them around my campus recently.
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Old 11-05-09, 03:43 PM   #14
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$99 is a steal. Would make a nice winter beater. Nice find.

[Edit] Also, the low spoke count is fun. But I don't know if that's safe on **** generic rims.
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Old 11-05-09, 03:52 PM   #15
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Where'd the awesome orange chain go though?
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Its still there look hard : )
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nice.. that is a steal. it's tasteful, especially compared to their other offerings. sharpie up that rim and ride ride ride!
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I'd buy one for under a bill.
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I got it for $99.00. I do care about quality and the actual bike itself but for that price I think you would have bought it too. I am going to be using it to ride to the gym and my parents house.
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It's a steal, but a Kilo is $250. More money for upgrades.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:43 PM   #21
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i'll probably have one so anyone who visits me can have a bike to ride with me. Or ride to places where my bike might be stolen. Great find.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:46 PM   #22
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And F.Y.I.- I would never pay $399 for that bike. I did do research. I would buy a kilo tt A- cause it is true track geo B- better parts C- less $. I am going to be buy a bike for the velodrome soon. So this bike is just for the street.
Oh hell yeah. True track geo. Gots to have that for your commute.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:51 PM   #23
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can it barspinz?
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can it barspinz?
Quite obviously no at its current set up from the photos.....
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what, i'd say it's a good deal. you find bikes on craigslist for $99 that say "needs new tubes/tires, a little rusty, maybe a new saddle, new griptape, but otherwise a good bike (that just needs a little love)."
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