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    Senior Member RaiderInBlue47's Avatar
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    $400 pushing it for a build?

    I'm looking to get a SSFG in the $400 range. This bike would be a commuter bike to and from school with the occasional ride to the store on the way home. The thing is, I want something that'll stand out when I'm fighting traffic with 20,000 undergrads fighting for parking, but I don't want to stand out to the point where I'm a thief magnet. I'll be carrying a Kryptonite NY lock and a cable lock but you don't want your baby to be a target on a huge campus.

    And while I'd love performance, durability is top priority. I want it to last me 4 years of college at least, 7 years hopefully through law school, with new parts here and there but not an overhaul every 9 months.

    I've been thinking about the Kilo TT in purple, but I'm also considering a Leader build. However, I have a hard time thinking I'll be able to stay under $400 with a frame and wheels, let alone getting all of the parts (my other bike is not really an option for donations).

    What do you think guys?

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    Building, as a general rule, tends to turn out more expensive than incrementally upgrading components on a complete bike. I'd suggest the latter for you.

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    an older frame (if you can find one that fits) from CL that you build up would probably stand out more and be less of a thief magnet. But then it's a matter of trolling CL for exactly what you want (might not happen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderInBlue47 View Post
    I've been thinking about the Kilo
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    I Kilo TT is the perfect $400 budget candidate. Use the extra $40 on new pedals and/or bars.
    // yummygooey

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    get a KILO or an HOUR they are both good bikes and cheap too then look at upgrading the wheels with something inexpensive like the WABI GXs or some dp-18

    also look at getting a proper cog and lockring right off the el cheapos that come standard aren't very good
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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