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    $1000 Budget. What bike would you get?

    I need ideas.

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    Oh boy! I'd get a cat with litter box, food, toy etc etc.

    I'd get a track dedicated bike, use the money to buy insurance + register for local track + beginner lessons etc. I'd get a Leader 722TS frame set, Miche Advance/Sugino 75 crankset, Mavic OP laced to Formula wrapped in some Michelin Pro Race3/ Vittoria Open Corsa Evo Cx, Keo Max 2 + cheapish road shoes, maybe a nice road helmet, Atoms/Ions/S-Works, SRAM PC-7X and save the rest of the money if I have any left.

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    A Bianchi Super Pista in celeste frame... I already have more than enough spares to build a nice set up.

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    Is that budget for frame or complete?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    complete
    Quote Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
    Is that budget for frame or complete?

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    2010 Specialized Langer. Saw one at my LBS going for $500. Solid bike for that price.

    Otherwise shop around, you have enough to get a good bike at the LBS, or check Craigslist.

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    and then i still have $100 left over
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    This. Except first choice Wabi Classic (instead of Special), and second choice Jamis Sputnik.

    ichitz, are you making a Cachet army?

    Just imagine, you're alone on a dark street, and you hear a noise behind you. You whip around to see a whole herd of Cachet-riding zombie hipsters coming towards you. What do you do first?
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    The banana has spoken.
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    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    OP:

    I'd buy a Vigorelli frame and a Kilo TT complete. Then I'd put the components from the TT on the Vigo, and sell the TT frame on ebay for $100.

    You will be so baller.

    Quote Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
    Just imagine, you're alone on a dark street, and you hear a noise behind you. You whip around to see a whole herd of Cachet-riding zombie hipsters coming towards you. What do you do first?
    Go down a big hill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
    Just imagine, you're alone on a dark street, and you hear a noise behind you. You whip around to see a whole herd of Cachet-riding zombie hipsters coming towards you. What do you do first?
    you hop on ur vintage moped and hope that you could start the engine before they elephant trunk skid into you.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    OP:

    I'd buy a Vigorelli frame and a Kilo TT complete. Then I'd put the components from the TT on the Vigo, and sell the TT frame on ebay for $100.

    You will be so baller.
    Seriously? Even with the crappy hubs of the wheelset and the a$$ raping saddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Seriously?
    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    You will be so baller.
    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Especially with the crappy hubs of the wheelset and the a$$ raping saddle.
    FTFY.


    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    you hop on ur vintage moped and hope that you could start the engine before they elephant trunk skid into you.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Go down a big hill?
    Pssh, vehicles never have any gas in zombie movies. And if you're in Manhattan, there are no hills. *gasp*
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    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    What are you going to do with the bike, daily rider or track?

    I'd search Craigslist for a good used bike that someone has spent $1,000 on new and is selling for $500. They're not that hard to find. That's how I got my first fixed bike, a Soma Rush, which has been a perfect commuter/daily rider. The other nice thing about a slight used bike (other than the price) is that it will likely already have a few scratches and dings, so you can just enjoy it without worrying about keeping it perfect.

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    Langster or Sputnik are good choices, but it is hard to find a sputnik for a test ride. Many more Langsters out there, and the seem to have good resale value on craigs list.

    Quote Originally Posted by joker8baller View Post
    2010 Specialized Langer. Saw one at my LBS going for $500. Solid bike for that price.

    Otherwise shop around, you have enough to get a good bike at the LBS, or check Craigslist.

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    On the real, though, I'd buy this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/MINT-2009-Specia...efaultDomain_0

    You might come in a hair over your budget once you get it built up, but it would be worth it.

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    Cut a hundred off that so you can get a lock, pump, basic tools, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    What do you think?
    I think you better RIP him.

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    I'd probably get a Pake steel track and build it up with 650b stuff, put a ton of stickers on it and get it all dirty.

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    I build up a Kilo TT pro. White and chrome.
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    kilo TT pro with wheel upgrade. or i'd buy my t1 over again.

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    milwaukee econo build from ben's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post






    and then i still have $100 left over

    First off, image spamming is annoying.

    And second, you only posted 6. If you're going to be annoying, at least learn to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandabear View Post
    kilo TT pro with wheel upgrade. or i'd buy my t1 over again.
    You would buy a Kilo TT Pro and then upgrade the wheels...?

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