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Old 05-25-10, 06:50 PM   #1
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Opinion Needed!!!!

As of now, i am currently running a frankenstien of a bike, and im in need of a new one for the summer. I have looked around on BD and other sites, and then finally came across this ( http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/single...k-bicycle.html ) It seems like a good deal to me, and i like the riser bars on it. Im looking to go fixed, and i just need some good solid advice. Im looking to stay anywhere from 100-300 dolllars on a new bike.


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Old 05-25-10, 06:53 PM   #2
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Opinion? Save a few more bucks and get a better bike. for 100 to 150 more you can get a significant upgrade from a hi-ten frame.

OR you could look for an old road frame and convert that. Spend the money you save on the frame for the rest of the upgrades (namely wheels).

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Old 05-25-10, 06:54 PM   #3
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Well it has tec 9 wheels witch aren't very good and it's only Hi-Tencil so it's no going to be very light
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I wouldn't get it, cheapy hi-ten frame, components look subpar.
I'd get one from BD for around the same price and better frame material.
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alright, thanks guys, ill look some more.
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Increase your budget a little bit and buy a Madison.
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increase your budget a little bit and buy a madison.
OMG.
The more Madisons that I see, the more I want to get the frame and build it up.
With a fancy old sting ray headbadge too.
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You mean like this?



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Increase your budget a little bit and buy a Madison.
by circa $99

http://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...adison-Yellow/

I got my Maddie from these folks and love it.

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OMG.
The more Madisons that I see, the more I want to get the frame and build it up.
With a fancy old sting ray headbadge too.
hehe same here. I want to get rid of my crummy Schwinn World Sport (for tall bike!!!)
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The more Madisons that I see, the more I want to get the frame and build it up.
same here.... =S
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I'm assembling an army - one Madison at a time.
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I'm too poor to buy a new bike.
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I'm assembling an army - one Madison at a time.
might we assemble at some point and start a revolution?
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Absolutely!
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I soooo want to be a part of the Madison fleet.
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Keep checking eBay for used framesets. I found mine for VERY cheap.
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hi ten steel is what they use for walmart bikes man
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Keep checking eBay for used framesets. I found mine for VERY cheap.
Have used bikes always retained their value? Nothing suprises me more than seeing old road bikes with one piece cranks selling for 100 bucks or more on CList.

Garage sales are where it's at.
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I meant for Madison framesets.
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Increase your budget a little bit and buy a Madison.
I would love that
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by circa $99

http://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...adison-Yellow/

I got my Maddie from these folks and love it.

That looks sick! I may just do that!
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