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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 06-22-12, 08:04 PM   #1
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Good Deal?

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/3087720579.html
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Old 06-22-12, 08:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-12, 09:09 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-12, 09:47 PM   #5
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Fair price.

The internet has made shopping weird. People generally don't want to pay a fair price, they have to find a good deal. Not to say that you personally are like this, just an observation.
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You could possibly knock off another $50 if you reasoned with the guy, make him an offer, and he should reoffer back.
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I'd ask for actual specs (unless the bike being advertised is completely stocked) to gauge whether or not it's worth it
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Do you say this because you think the bike is bad in general, or because you think the price is high? Basically I'm looking for a cheap FG to learn/practice on while I continue to get parts for my Leader 722TS build. Would I be better off just getting something cheap from bikesdirect?
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Do you say this because you think the bike is bad in general, or because you think the price is high? Basically I'm looking for a cheap FG to learn/practice on while I continue to get parts for my Leader 722TS build. Would I be better off just getting something cheap from bikesdirect?
This seems to be the trend on here, but Kilo TT.
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Do you say this because you think the bike is bad in general, or because you think the price is high? Basically I'm looking for a cheap FG to learn/practice on while I continue to get parts for my Leader 722TS build. Would I be better off just getting something cheap from bikesdirect?
I meant I had no other thoughts on it.
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Yes, that's a fair deal assuming that it's in good working order.
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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This seems to be the trend on here, but Kilo TT.
I like this bike over a Kilo TT.
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The Volpe is a CX bike so this is a conversion. I find it interesting none of the shots show a good picture of the back cog setup. Like, I don't think it has horizontal dropouts (I have a Volpe myself, I can double check when I get home) so there must be a tensioner or something on there? I can't tell from the pics. I'd also take a close look at the chainline, the Volpe comes with a triple chainring.

The Volpe is a somewhat heavy but good CroMo steel frame. I like mine as a tourer/commuter, though mine has all the gears. It has clearance for fenders and you could set it up with racks and stuff, so it's good for that sort of thing.
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+1 on meh. Not a rip-off, but not a screaming deal, especially with no specs or pic of the rear dropout.

Look at it this way: If he'll take a used IPad, he could just get one for about $250-$300. That might signal a pretty decent amount of price flexibility. Or, if you can get your hands on a cheap used IPad...
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