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Old 05-18-11, 01:14 PM   #601
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How garbage can it get? Can it break fast??
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mmmmm....breakfast.

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If you can get better pictures of it, we would be able to help you out much more. Long distance and out of focus pictures show that its not missing its top tube, but that is about it.

Unless you are a compitent mecahanic and have a large spare parts box, its probably not the cheapest or easiest way to get yourself rolling on a fixed gear. Not to say that its a bad idea, just that it will probably be filled with frustration and unexpected costs.
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Old 05-18-11, 01:50 PM   #604
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HE said its from the 80s something with a D. Haha oh breakfast(: Im just in desperate in need of a new frame!
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Old 05-18-11, 02:01 PM   #605
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I have nothing to do today, so I browsed around the SD craigslist and found an ad for a bike swap sunday at a shop. I have found lots of solid deals at those type of small swap meets.

If this is your size seems like a pretty good deal for a complete bike, and might even some flipable parts(the barend shifters especially). I said seems, because with out seeing in person and going for a ride you cant be sure. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2388402308.html
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wow thanks so much! I have a ss gear bike but the frame is too big and it's heavy and the fork is bent. So all I need is a frame set and a new fork... will the wheels be too big for the frame? it's a 25inch wheel and the new frame is an 49cm/ 19 inch.
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How certain are you that its a 25 inch wheel?
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are fuji frame and fork worth it? are they reputable as a ss gear frame/ fixie use?
Thanks for the link.
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well i measured from the end to end and it was around 24-25 inch...

@leukybear.... cool.
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@leukybear.... cool.
I was just messing with you and the fact that I reside in SD too. I wouldn't try to snatch that from you, as why would I get a starter fuji track, aka a kilo tt, when I have a bunch of other advanced track bikes around?

Here's a better deal if you don't already have all the parts for it:

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2386853189.html
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ah i haven't yet... but that one doesn't come with brakes either! sad. I'm kind of scared of Spring Valley... haha if you buy it for 200... I'll buy it off of you in a different part of SD.. like eastlake or otay haha.
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fuji track, aka a kilo tt
Fuji Track =/= Kilo TT

At least not last time I checked...
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is fuji better or worse than kilo tt? do you think it's worth it? (what im trying to buy)
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The Fuji Track is worse than the Kilo TT, but it's not bad.

The price is ok, but I think you can do better. You're aware that it doesn't come as a complete bike, right? The bottom bracket is really nice, but would only be of use to you if you had a crankset that fits it.
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Lol why are you so scared of spring valley?

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Fuji Track =/= Kilo TT

At least not last time I checked...
True on a ideological stand point but technically...
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The Fuji Track is worse than the Kilo TT, but it's not bad.
I would disagree. The fuji track has much better wheels, better headset and stem, better brakes(or brakes at all, depending on which Kilo you get), and much much much better quality control.
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I need a correct crank bike set? I hope my crank on the other bike fits.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:24 PM   #618
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True on a ideological stand point but technically...
Huh? I was under the impression that the Fuji Track was the same frame as the Motobecane Track and Windsor Hour (which are definitely not the same as the Kilo)... Or is this only true for the newer Fuji Tracks? Looking at the Bikepedia spec sheet for the 2007 model, the Fuji Track frame specs looks far from a Kilo TT.

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I would disagree. The fuji track has much better wheels, better headset and stem, better brakes(or brakes at all, depending on which Kilo you get), and much much much better quality control.
Are you talking about the CL bike or the stock 2007 bike? If stock, the wheels are not much better. The Kilo also comes with both front and rear Tektro brakes/levers and a Cane Creek headset. Fuji QC has been discredited in a recent thread entitled "What is a best bike here?".
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well i measured from the end to end and it was around 24-25 inch...

@leukybear.... cool.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html
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Huh? I was under the impression that the Fuji Track was the same frame as the Motobecane Track and Windsor Hour (which are definitely not the same as the Kilo)... Or is this only true for the newer Fuji Tracks? Looking at the Bikepedia spec sheet for the 2007 model, the Fuji Track frame specs looks far from a Kilo TT.
That's what it was; scratch what I said above then. I still can't help but think any BD bike is a BD bike...
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Whoa people...this is not the thread for discussing bikes, its for interesting Craigslist-ings and the like... More Odd Craigslist Posts please.
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Cool cool i got the frame, but i'm having difficulty taking off the crank!
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Schwinn prologue Time Trial, 700c rear, 24" front, lower price - $250 (close in NE portland)

Late 80s Schwinn Prologue TT, Tange Prestige cr-mo, 14 speed shimano drivetrain, front der - shimano 600, rear der - shimano light action, downtube shifters - rx-100, cranks are truvativ elita with outboard bottom bracket.
front wheel is campy hub laced to a sun rim. rear wheel is bontrager select.
seat is selle san marco era. brakes are mismatched but work well.
very unique and fun to ride
size is tough to say but i would say medium
bike rides, shifts and brakes very well,
I know its not SS, but that would make a sweet conversion...
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1986 Schwinn Peloton fixie, 56cm, lowered price! - $250 (NE)

for sale is my 86 schwinn peloton, the peloton was second in line right behind the paramount and is a high quality Japanese built frame made with a blend of columbus sl and sp tubing. condition is excellent besides a few paint chips - bike is chrome underneath the paint. right now the bike is setup as a fixie. rides great as is or could be turned into a very nice road bike. bike has sugino cranks, shimano sealed bottom bracket, stem is super nice it's a 3t columbus, bontrager drop bars and seatpost, deep rims with formula fixed-fixed hub, surly cog with DA lockring, shimano 600 pedals and metal cages (hard to find).
i can also include a shimano 7 speed front and rear derailleurs with downtube shifters, all it would take is some brakes and a different rear wheel and you'd have a nice road bike
here is the catalog ad for it
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Looks like the same guy has a few Schwinns
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Alex - where's the link to your Madison?
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