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    400 dollors what would you do?

    soo ive been following the 5000k thread about what you would do if ya could spend 5k on a fixie. So i pose another question. I have a maruishi frame that has stock crank and stem and seat post. Im new to the bikes soooo what would ya get with 400 dollors? Could it get ya far?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]i want sooo bad

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    kidding. kind of.

    if the frame fits you, by all means just convert it. make sure you get nice wheels that fit your needs... i'd even custom build them because you can just transfer the wheelset if you ever get a new frame.

    making the gearing work for whatever the hell crankset you have is probably the best way to stretch that 400 as far as possible. i'd get a nice saddle that you like and is comfortable. test ride some if you can. handlebars are expensive, i'd just get those from a parts bin.

    basically, i'd put everything into wheels and if you can, put the leftover into saddle, drivetrain, foot retention and brakes. all the other things are pretty secondary.

    edit: nevermind. i just saw your bike in that other thread. the kilo is how i'd spend 400.
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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._al_carb_x.htm

    i'm really digging the sst al for whatever reason. i'd get that or a kilo WT (depending on if i'm going to be doing more commuting with stuff or riding for fun)

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    I don't know what dollors are. But if I had 400 dollars, I would spend spend some money on a decent wheel set and the rest on spelling lessons.


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    dura ace hubs plus velocity deep v's equals

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    The only thing I'd want to get is a full carbon front wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post




    edit: nevermind. i just saw your bike in that other thread. the kilo is how i'd spend 400.

    LMAO This whole time i kept seeing that bike in the 5k thread! It really only cost 349.00 (dollars) Im a little slow lol
    skadoosh...*cough bag cough*^^^^^>>>>>notice the corection of the spelling Thanks for pointing that out....get some theropy. Your habit of makeing others feel less than will porbably hurt you bad later in life. It will cost more than 400.00 dollors though!

    Why is that sooo cheap for a new bike? Is that really a nice frame?
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    Wheels. Saddle. Stem/Bars. In that order
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadoosh View Post
    I don't know what dollors are. But if I had 400 dollars, I would spend spend some money on a decent wheel set and the rest on spelling lessons.
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Bike, then a pro fitting.

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    I don't understand why the Internet breaks your ability to spell/use proper grammar. Look at your signature. It says, "I want soooo bad." I'm just saying that using the English language in the manner that you do will never garner respect or straight answers from many people on this board. That's the unfortunate but honest truth.

    Anyways, for $400 I would save up a bit longer and just buy a Kilo TT. Sell your conversion.
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    Two chicks at the same time.


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    Yeah, about that... yeah
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    400 bucks? I'd buy lots of biscuits and gravy.

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    dollors

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    Now imagine it with Jaws music playing in the background:
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    dollors

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    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
    Now imagine it with Jaws music playing in the background:

    with crappy photoshop

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    Go with the.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyed27 View Post
    Go with the.....
    Did you make that wonderful looking Kilo TT picture?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    with crappy photoshop

    I guess I haven't been a part of BF long enough to know whose face that is.

    Also, crazyed, your Kilo picture is absolutely gorgeous. Makes the Kilo totally look like it's worth $5000. I'm going to make it my desktop background, so I can be perpetually reminded of the awesomeness.
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    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    Start with a good set of brakes- or if not... a decent paint program when you end up on this forum:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=ms+paint

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    I would like a new frame.

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    HO. LY. CRAP. This thread is gold. Excuse me while I go read the whole thing in one sitting.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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