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    FIXE for College student

    So I'm a college student in NYC and I need a bike to get to school in the fall. I've looked all over craigslist searching for a decent priced bike but I feel like since fixies are the new cool thing in NY they're all way over priced. Any forum members willing to help a brother out?

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    beater bike
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    So don't get a fixe.
    I'll eat it first.

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    Motobecane Track - $280
    Kilo TT - $350

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm

    You're not going to get any cheaper than that for a new fixed gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowbeard View Post
    So don't get a fixe.
    +1
    Ride an unicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxboogie View Post
    bike but I feel like since fixies are the new cool thing in NY they're all way over priced.
    First, the prices on CL are waaaaaay over priced.

    Then u have 2 options- shop around on ebay for a bike
    or buy a non fixed gear bike.

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    beater 10 speeds are the new fixed gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    beater 10 speeds are the new fixed gear.
    +1 you can find them dirt cheap at garage sales....

    And then you can always convert them to fixed gear or SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxboogie View Post
    fixies are the new cool thing in NY
    New? Really?

    But yeah, I'd say +1 for A) bikesdirect bike (Kilo TT) or B) Garage sell beater 10 speed converted to Fixed or SS for as cheap as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    +1 you can find them dirt cheap at garage sales....

    And then you can always convert them to fixed gear or SS
    +2 i've seen them selling for pennies.

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    def buy cheap because your bike will most likely be stolen before you graduate... buy a good lock(s)

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    when I said "new" I meant that it was the new trendy thing to do now. And I'm not too worried about my bike getting stolen since i see a bunch of expensive roadbikes chained to posts all of the time and we have a closed campus.

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    I also prefer a used bike to a new one.

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    1. Do you go to Fordham?

    2. You are where I was about 4-5 months ago. Wanted a beater road bike for college. I purchased a schwinn continental that was way too heavy and not even my size, sold it quick. Next I bought a peugeot that was the right size and ended up costing me about 250$ total after all the better parts I put into it. I found someone to buy my bike for that much and just purchased a kilo tt from a local who never used his for 275$. I'm happy for now, but plan on getting better parts little by little. You'll eventually either a) find a great deal or b) start to learn and like bikes so much you won't care about spending more for a better bicycle. I definitely regret getting the schwinn but I really enjoyed converting and personalizing that peugeot, i'm gonna miss that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse10 View Post
    1. Do you go to Fordham?

    2. You are where I was about 4-5 months ago. Wanted a beater road bike for college. I purchased a schwinn continental that was way too heavy and not even my size, sold it quick. Next I bought a peugeot that was the right size and ended up costing me about 250$ total after all the better parts I put into it. I found someone to buy my bike for that much and just purchased a kilo tt from a local who never used his for 275$. I'm happy for now, but plan on getting better parts little by little. You'll eventually either a) find a great deal or b) start to learn and like bikes so much you won't care about spending more for a better bicycle. I definitely regret getting the schwinn but I really enjoyed converting and personalizing that peugeot, i'm gonna miss that thing.
    Peugeouts make beautiful conversions, I'd love to have a Peugeot frame to move all my parts onto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Peugeouts make beautiful conversions, I'd love to have a Peugeot frame to move all my parts onto.
    +1

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    as long as the peugeot doesn't have a busted BB or headset, then it's a good candidate.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    what isn't overpriced in ny? Be patient on cl - some junk will pop up. lowball

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80085 View Post
    some junk will pop up. lowball
    Having sold stuff on New York's craigslist, I would advise against lowballing. Lowballing just annoys the seller, especially if the item is in good condition and is decently priced. And if the seller gets lots of emails, they have no reason to talk to lowballers.

    Obviously, if the item is overpriced, then use your own judgment, but don't be too greedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Ride an unicycle.
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    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaw091 View Post
    def buy cheap because your bike will most likely be stolen before you graduate... buy a good lock(s)
    +1

    Hope the OP spends more on the lock than the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinetiesKid View Post
    +1

    Hope the OP spends more on the lock than the bike.
    Once I realized that this would probably be the case, I ended up buying a used folding bike on CL for $150 and used that as my commuter, since I could bring it inside. I recently sold it (also on CL) because I'll no longer be living in NY and thus do not need a folding bike, but that is also a low cost option to consider.
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    I do go to Fordham and I guess I'll just wait it out and see what I can find. I have up until september to find something so hopefully I will find a good deal on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Peugeouts make beautiful conversions, I'd love to have a Peugeot frame to move all my parts onto.
    +1 especially the earlier 80's ones with rainbow stripes on the top and seat tube and checkered flag name painted decals. (I still have mine!)

    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    as long as the peugeot doesn't have a busted BB or headset, then it's a good candidate.
    Not necessarily; it's only the french threaded BB cups that matter/ are hard to find / can be expensive to replace.... (did I mention that my peugeot has a french threaded campy BB thanks to some upgrading my grandfather did back when the threading was popular? )

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