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Old 04-30-12, 05:58 PM   #1
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Jamis Sonik Track Bike what do you guys think?

So i really wanna buy this bike it looks great however if you look at the pics it looks damaged can you tell me what you guys think?
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...983797487.html
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Old 04-30-12, 05:59 PM   #2
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I would never ride a bike with a damaged frame, but then again, I'm just a big baby when it comes to my toys and would always be self-conscious of it enough that it would make me ride sketchy.
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So i really wanna buy this bike it looks great however if you look at the pics it looks damaged can you tell me what you guys think?
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...983797487.html
Yeah, thats structural damage in my book.

Especially if you're going to be riding it on the track, I wouldn't trust it.
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Old 04-30-12, 06:03 PM   #4
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Hmm seems to be more of a cosmetic damage resulting from perhaps the forced/ possibly idiot removal of a headset cup. You can hide it pretty easily with the help of automotive body work skills/ shops... should be safe to ride through..
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Old 04-30-12, 06:09 PM   #5
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To be honest man, I would ride it if it was my size. I don't think that looks like the head tube is gonna cave in or anything.
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Old 04-30-12, 06:10 PM   #6
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lol wut the heck happened
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my friend just got a 2009 brand new one for $750 at a bike shop. make some phone calls first
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caveat emptor.
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Old 04-30-12, 06:35 PM   #9
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my friend just got a 2009 brand new one for $750 at a bike shop. make some phone calls first
If I had 750 that would be great I only have 600 but do you know where the shop he bought it from was located?
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caveat emptor.
Seriously.

I don't even understand what could have happened to that head tube.
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Old 04-30-12, 08:01 PM   #11
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youd seriously pay 600 for that?
I'm done buying broken crap, now if i did it then id ride it but seriously, unless its like 200 (for good components) i'd pass
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Looks like he notched it a couple of times with a hacksaw and tried to clean it up so that the head set would remove and reinstall/press a new one into the headtube ? I'd pass on his f*cked up head tube & frame.

About the only thing worse I could possibly think of would be he did that to the bottom bracket ? I bet Jamis would want to refurb the frame with a new head tube ? That might be pretty expensive to have someone fix that ?

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I wouldnt want to ride a bike handled by that idiot. next thing you find out that the lockring was installed with a hammer and screw driver.
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Wow, looks like some dummy tried to remove the headset cup with a punch, then resorted to a hacksaw... I wouldn't pay more than $50 for the complete bike.
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old style sonik that's lived a hard life with abusive parents. For $600 buy new.
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actually read the ad and it says the headtube "WAS DAMAGED BUT NOW FIXED" - so 100% pass from me.
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It definitely looks fixed.
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It definitely looks fixed.
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I wonder how it looked before he 'fixed' it
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For $600, hell no.
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that romney gif is oddly mesmerizing
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Looks like he notched it a couple of times with a hacksaw and tried to clean it up so that the head set would remove and reinstall/press a new one into the headtube ?
Neanderthal/Cromagnon headset race relacement.
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to further 'WTF?' this situation...

isn't that an IS style integrated headset with drop-in bearings (ie: no press-fit cups)?
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