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    Should I buy this?

    My Motobecane Track got stolen last week, and I'm looking for a new bike.. some bast*rd cut my cable lock while I was gone on a band event. Anyways I've been on craigs list, and I think this is probably a good deal, but I wanted to check on here. I live in Orange County, CA, so if you wanna help me find another bike, try! Thanks.

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1757558437.html

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    If we all say yes, and it turns out to be junk can we laugh?

    Enjoy
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    Well hopefully you guys and the seller will be truthful.

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    1) I don't know where you live, but you should really upgrade to a heavy duty u-lock or chain. Using a cable lock in a high-bike-theft area has about as much security as duct-taping the bike to a tree.
    2) at the CL title. Makes it look like something that would be on BSNYC.
    3) $200 doesn't sound too bad, although I definitely wouldn't go for it if the frame were hi-ten instead of cromo. I dunno how to tell the difference besides seeing how heavy the bike is though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nguyen View Post
    some bast*rd cut my cable lock while I was gone on a band event.
    Next time cable + Ulock

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    My vote is yes! and dont worry about the guy that wants to laugh at you. thats the cool thing about CL, you can check it out.

    enjoy

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    Yeah, I really regret not buying a U Lock.. but I consider the area where I live pretty safe and my bike was at my school, I think there were 2 bikes that were not even locked up! haha, I guess I'll go check it out, but what's a Hi Ten frame? Is it heavier or lighter than your usual ~20lb-25lb bike?

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    i dunno, seems like an OK deal, so long as it fits.
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    looks like he bent the fork

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    Hi-ten is the cheapest kind of steel bike. The quality is cheap and is really heavy. I would say that these bikes are around 27-30 pounds.

    Above that, we have different kinds of chromo (aka crmo, chrmo, chromoly, etc.). The quality of the steel is better, and it is also lighter. Bikes are about 20-23 pounds. Keep in mind that there are different levels of chromo, with each improvement making the bike stronger, lighter, and more expensive (in general).

    These are very rough generalizations, so others can feel free to correct me. Hi-ten bikes are fine if you want the cheapest thing possible (I've owned a hi-ten folding bike; it weighed a ton, but it worked), but otherwise I would avoid it if you have the budget for it.
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    @Xavier
    His fork isn't completely straight, but some forks are like that.. but it might be bent, I'll definitely check in person.

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    Idk if the bikes back then were cheap, but he says the frame is a Sturdee bike frame from the 70's and it was made in Japan. I googled it and the frame was originally a part of a road bike, so it might be aluminum?

    His frame is also lugged, I found his other CL post. lol
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...757580601.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nguyen View Post
    His frame is also lugged, I found his other CL post. lol
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...757580601.html
    Hahaha, maybe he's not actually selling the bike and just trying to get on BSNYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nguyen View Post
    @JesusBananas
    Idk if the bikes back then were cheap, but he says the frame is a Sturdee bike frame from the 70's and it was made in Japan. I googled it and the frame was originally a part of a road bike, so it might be aluminum?

    His frame is also lugged, I found his other CL post. lol
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...757580601.html
    If it's lugged, from Japan in the 70s, it's not aluminum it's steel.
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    Ok, that's good, it probably isn't hi-ten, is it because I remember reading that Japanese bikes were too light for Americans in the 70's or something, but they were quality bikes. Anyways I emailed the guy, too bad he didn't post his phone number. :/

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    Why not just get another Moto Track?
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