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Old 02-24-13, 12:28 PM   #2851
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/3640372272.html Maybe the wrong place for this, but it looks like a pretty early step through with a brooks that looks like it is in great shape and the crane head chainring. It counts because it is only one speed right?
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Old 02-24-13, 12:31 PM   #2852
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I think it's a 3-speed, but... I still like it.
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Old 02-24-13, 12:34 PM   #2853
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Pretty crappy picture, could it be a 3 speed?
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Old 02-24-13, 12:35 PM   #2854
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you might be right, I think I see a clamp on the dt, and the hub looks like it could be a three speed
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Old 02-24-13, 12:38 PM   #2855
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I still kick myself for selling a Men's 1965 Sports for only $50 back in the late '90s. I mean, sure I got it for $20, but still...
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Old 02-24-13, 01:23 PM   #2856
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I still kick myself for selling a Men's 1965 Sports for only $50 back in the late '90s. I mean, sure I got it for $20, but still...
I have one of their high ten remakes of the sports and I refuse to part with it, just don't see them very often.
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Old 02-25-13, 01:24 PM   #2857
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3586173209.html NOS paramount? pretty much the bike of my dreams
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Old 02-28-13, 02:12 PM   #2858
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still searching for a great deal on a single/fixie. Hate paying msrp so i have been searching for blowout specials on line and at dealers. Cant find anything in my size. evryonce in a while one pops up on CL my size.

Opinions on these, quality,price,etc..

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3646277327.html



these may be too large for me, when i did the sizing and fitment calc I was a 50-52cm

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3632262276.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/bik/3637937178.html

All you tall guys are so lucky. All the deals are on the 59+ cm bikes
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Old 02-28-13, 02:21 PM   #2859
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still searching for a great deal on a single/fixie. Hate paying msrp so i have been searching for blowout specials on line and at dealers. Cant find anything in my size. evryonce in a while one pops up on CL my size.

Opinions on these, quality,price,etc..

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3646277327.html



these may be too large for me, when i did the sizing and fitment calc I was a 50-52cm

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3632262276.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/bik/3637937178.html

All you tall guys are so lucky. All the deals are on the 59+ cm bikes
Considering the parts, that Leader isn't a bad deal at all.
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Old 02-28-13, 02:25 PM   #2860
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Considering the parts, that Leader isn't a bad deal at all.
i only wanted to spend about $300 since it will be my bike i ride to the mountain and lock up while i hike. Do you think $300 would be a disrespectful lowball? I think he has had it for sale for a while
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Old 02-28-13, 03:43 PM   #2861
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i only wanted to spend about $300 since it will be my bike i ride to the mountain and lock up while i hike. Do you think $300 would be a disrespectful lowball? I think he has had it for sale for a while
there's nothing disrespectful about it, either he'll say yes or no. at least ask for 350 at first, or just spend the extra moola
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Old 03-01-13, 07:00 PM   #2862
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Old 03-03-13, 12:37 PM   #2863
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there's nothing disrespectful about it, either he'll say yes or no. at least ask for 350 at first, or just spend the extra moola
thanks!!! I was able to talk to the seller and he said he can take $320 for it. I will go check it out. This one also popped up

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3650552159.html

looks good, but i am a newb at most of this. Opinions? Which one is better made/better deal?

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Old 03-03-13, 01:10 PM   #2864
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thanks!!! I was able to talk to the seller and he said he can take $320 for it. I will go check it out. This one also popped up

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3650552159.html

looks good, but i am a newb at most of this. Opinions? Which one is better made/better deal?

Link to other bike to compare it to

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/3646277327.html

wow! buy the leader. you could even sell the seatpost and make a good chunk back.
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Old 03-03-13, 01:11 PM   #2865
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wow! buy the leader. you could even sell the seatpost and make a good chunk back.
So you think the leader is the better bike and better value over the langster?
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Old 03-03-13, 01:27 PM   #2866
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i've always liked the langster, but i do have a soft spot for the 722. also, the parts on the leader make the price worth it in my opinion. you'll have a good frame, solid wheels, and one of the most sought after seat posts. just look up the going prices for the parts. almost all of the parts on the langster are o8. that'll get the job done, but the leader is better put together i think. i don't know how you feel about straight bars, but i would swicth them out for drops or horns.
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Old 03-03-13, 01:31 PM   #2867
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i've always liked the langster, but i do have a soft spot for the 722. also, the parts on the leader make the price worth it in my opinion. you'll have a good frame, solid wheels, and one of the most sought after seat posts. just look up the going prices for the parts. almost all of the parts on the langster are o8. that'll get the job done, but the leader is better put together i think. i don't know how you feel about straight bars, but i would swicth them out for drops or horns.
thanks shawn , I appreciate the help. Actually like the straight bars more for looks, but function not sure. Would like to see both bikes today and pick one, but the Langster guy is fast responding, and the Leader owner is rather delayed on his email responses.

Also, what do you think of the color on the Langster? I am a tad bit color blind on greens and stuff like that. Is that a girl color? lol
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Old 03-03-13, 02:18 PM   #2868
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I would rather have the leader. Be patient, wait for the.guy, and get a good deal
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Old 03-03-13, 02:21 PM   #2869
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Old 03-03-13, 02:22 PM   #2870
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thanks guys, i will do that and leave the langster as a backup in case the leader gets sold first. My mind is kinda racing right now because i never can find 50-52cm on CL and then two good options pop up at once.

Thanks again @!!!!!
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Old 03-03-13, 05:28 PM   #2871
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http://martinsburg.craigslist.org/bik/3653895355.html

The guy said he'd take $35 because he just spend about that on new tires/tubes. Thinking about picking it up to gift it to my father to putt around town on - or maybe convert to a fixed gear townie.

What say you folks?
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Old 03-03-13, 05:40 PM   #2872
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thanks guys, i will do that and leave the langster as a backup in case the leader gets sold first. My mind is kinda racing right now because i never can find 50-52cm on CL and then two good options pop up at once.

Thanks again @!!!!!
post back once you have the leader in hand
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Old 03-03-13, 07:59 PM   #2873
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Old 03-04-13, 01:13 AM   #2874
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Hrmmm...
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Old 03-04-13, 01:24 AM   #2875
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