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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-21-10, 02:05 PM   #1
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Looking to buy.. Is this bike worth it ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROAD-TRACK-B...ht_12665wt_847

Is this bike worth the price ? Now.. I dont need anything fancy, I really am just looking for a bike to get to and from school without breaking. So at $150, is this bike a good deal or should I pass on it ?


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Old 11-21-10, 02:09 PM   #2
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I bought from that ebayer when he/she still sold them in Hi-Ten steel(cheaper) and I rode it for over a year.
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Old 11-21-10, 02:12 PM   #3
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chicabike = BikesDirect.

If you're looking for something no-frills on the cheap, it's a good deal. If you plan on "upgrading" everything and putting $1000 worth of tarcky parts on it, don't bother.
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Definitely not looking to upgrade with $1000's in parts, just want something cheap and reliable that wont break but still good quality at the same time
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i would love that in purple or black brakeless fixed as a beater bar bike. then i could sell the kilo and get a "nice" bike.
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Definitely not looking to upgrade with $1000's in parts, just want something cheap and reliable that wont break but still good quality at the same time
In all honesty, that bike is better than other inexpensive options (like the SE Draft) and if well-maintained, should get you around just fine.

cc - if you get one - especially a purple one - be sure to leave the chainguard on.
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i would love that in purple or black brakeless fixed as a beater bar bike. then i could sell the kilo and get a "nice" bike.
ITP,

Bad ideas.

No offense meant, just would miss you <3
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Old 11-21-10, 06:53 PM   #8
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Get a cro-moly frame and then you have something that doesn't ride like a tank.

Save up for it if you have to.
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It is cromoly.
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Then it should be good for what he wants.
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Which is exactly what we've been saying.
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No offense meant, just would miss you <3
you're sweet!
maybe a coaster brake?
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