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Old 05-05-10, 07:31 PM   #1
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Shwinn cutter, SE draft, republic, or Skinny Benny?

Im just looking to get on a bike because all of my friends ride and Im tired of driving everywhere. I dont have a lot of money but Im willing to drop what I have on any of these models from 2010. Let me know what you think the best choice is. Thanks
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Old 05-05-10, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm gonna plug my bike again: http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/single...e-bicycle.html
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Have any geometry for that biatch? Also, shill.
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If you absolutely have to, i guess SE draft.

but i'd really say save up some more cash and get something with better components. it'll just be more enjoyable
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never heard of the skinny benny, but the other three are all Hi-Ten steel. I'd go for something that is 4130 if you can afford it over the hi-ten.
check bikesdirect.com
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sounds like it'll just end up in the back of the closet. i know fitting in is a big deal tho. maybe one of those walmart fixed. urbanvelos done a review bike snob too i think. check it out
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Have any geometry for that biatch? Also, shill.
50cm
down tube: 59.5cm
top tube: 55 cm
stand over: 75cm

54 cm:
down tube 61.5cm
top tube 55 cm
stand over: 77cm

58cm
down tube: 62 cm
top tube: 55cm
stand over: 79cm
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I have a Schwinn Cutter. The only thing I would have like to get would have been a flip/flop hub (it's ss only). It's a 2009 model. In 2010 they added the flip/flop so now it can be switched between FG and freewheel.
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Are you kidding me?

Anyways, do you want to ride fixed or singlespeed (coasting)?
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Get the republic. It has the coolest colors.
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sounds like it'll just end up in the back of the closet. i know fitting in is a big deal tho. maybe one of those walmart fixed. urbanvelos done a review bike snob too i think. check it out
Sorry Im not hip enough to drink coffee and smoke American Spirits like the rest of the kids. Go listen to some band I've never heard of an stop trolling bike forums grom.
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hi-ten for the price of a kilo?
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republics are turds. not kidding
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Go with a bikes direct bike.

The Mercier Kilo TT is pretty popular.

If you want something cheaper look at the Motobecane Track.
I've got one and its pretty great.
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yeah, i've seen a republic in person, and was NOT impressed. a friend's friend had the draft and it seemed to get the job done.

mercier kilo tt (bikesdirect) seems to be the go-to entry level bike for years on end, so i'd look into that...
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Sorry Im not hip enough to drink coffee and smoke American Spirits like the rest of the kids. Go listen to some band I've never heard of an stop trolling bike forums grom.

you come in asking about the ****tiest complete bikes available, it of course is looking like you're just trying to fit in. Otherwise you'd be looking at finding a used one or saving up more money. cycling is expensive, skateboarding is probably cheaper if you're strapped for cash.
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Sorry Im not hip enough to drink coffee and smoke American Spirits like the rest of the kids. Go listen to some band I've never heard of an stop trolling bike forums grom.
this is what you sound like you want a bike for tho right? from your original post i mean. or am i missing something on this? class?
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you come in asking about the ****tiest complete bikes available, it of course is looking like you're just trying to fit in. Otherwise you'd be looking at finding a used one or saving up more money. cycling is expensive, skateboarding is probably cheaper if you're strapped for cash.
I want a bike because I think it's a utility that will end up being a lot more useful to a college student living in a small town than a car that costs $50 dollars a week and breaks down constantly. Because I want to be able to travel quickly/get in shape/ and ride along with my friends. Im not using it as some median to promote world hipster-******bag domination. Stop being such a presumptuous prick and try giving some actual advice. Both of you
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How about I close this thread.

Shrox, chill people are trying to help out.
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