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    Junior Member lettherebewill's Avatar
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    looking for a new bike

    I live in Brooklyn and need to replace my antique cruiser whose seat post has come unattached from the bottom of the frame. sad.

    I had already been starting to look for something new - lighter, easy to convert to single speed and eventually fixed gear - but it's intimidating and overwhelming and I'm still pretty lost after days of research.

    I'm pretty settled on a 70s or 80s Raleigh, Fuji, or Azuki frame but I want to make sure I get a model of good quality. Is there any way to determine this just by looking? It seems that every time I see an ad I look on here and find out the model is crap quality metal and/or too heavy. Most times the model isn't even indicated so I can't even look into it.

    This is kinda making me crazy.

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    A conversion might cost you the same as a bike from BikesDirect.

    Just some food for thought.
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    Kilo TT

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    I think an important point to answer is how much you are willing to spend.
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    He's got about $600 to spend. Don't ask how I know.

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    I don't have a lot to spend but can hold out until I come across a good deal.

    Not really into the aesthetics of contemporary bikes so wanting to find a light, vintage japanese or english frame.

    What i'm really hoping to learn here is how to tell a good quality model from a lesser.

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    What makes a kilo TT good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lettherebewill View Post

    What i'm really hoping to learn here is how to tell a good quality model from a lesser.
    Classic and Vintage forum would be a better place to ask about that.

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    what's your price range. don't dismiss panasonic or bridgestone from your vintage search either
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    Quote Originally Posted by lettherebewill View Post
    What makes a kilo TT good?
    Bang/buck ratio.

    Decent parts.

    Solid frame.
    // yummygooey

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    I would look into the Scrambler v3. But if you insist on the vintage conversion.. I have an 84 Raleigh and that bike is my baby. They are awesome.

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