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Old 08-25-10, 11:33 PM   #1
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$1000 Budget. What bike would you get?

I need ideas.
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Old 08-25-10, 11:49 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-25-10, 11:50 PM   #3
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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?
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First choice: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...0_sputnik.html
Second choice: http://www.wabicycles.com/special_bike_spec_red.html
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Old 08-26-10, 01:52 AM   #7
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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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Old 08-26-10, 08:28 AM   #8
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and then i still have $100 left over
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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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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.

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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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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.
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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$$ raping saddle?
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What do you think?
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Especially with the crappy hubs of the wheelset and the a$$ raping saddle.
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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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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.

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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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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.
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kilo TT pro with wheel upgrade. or i'd buy my t1 over again.
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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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You would buy a Kilo TT Pro and then upgrade the wheels...?
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