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    Need help with my first fixed gear

    Hey everyone, I've been lurking on here for a while but here's my first post haha. So I've been perusing the interwebs and after deciding against a Kilo TT and State Bicycle Co (although State's bikes are gorgeous) I have decided to go Craigslist. So, I bring you my question; which is best? -The first is an old Raleigh, I've heard good things about these and I'm sure I could talk down the price http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3941462567.html -Second is a Motobecanne. I don't know much about them but BD sells them and it's only a year old http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3941024748.html -Lastly is a Rocky Mountain. I have no knowledge about these whatsoever and can't find more than a peep about them online (although what I have heard is quite positive). http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3879701387.html
    Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I would rather not spend more than 300 dollars, so please don't say buy a more expensive bike. I would be interested in making the old Raleigh new, but vs. a new bike with newer parts, I'm just not sure. Thanks in advance c:

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    You need to figure out what size frame you need.
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    The Raleigh is giant, the Motobecane is on the smaller side, the Rocky Mountain is medium sized. What size are you?
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    I am 6 foot 1, around 200 lbs. I've ridden a 56 and a 58 before and the 56 was too small. I know all bikes have different geometries but I've ridden on a few 58s and they feel pretty good

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    So next step is email the person with the rocky mount to see the size.

    To send an email you open up your email client(gmail, yahoo, etc.) and click one compose or new message. Where it says "to" use the email address atop the craigslist ad. To be polite it is a good idea to make the subject reference the ad you are asking about.
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    Haha yeah I know I've been using CL for years. I've already sent them an email earlier today, just waiting on a reply

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    That Rocky Mtn will be too small for a 6'1" rider. Looks to be a 54...maybe 56

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    Still no reply on the size of the rocky mountain, but I was on BD and found this http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ift2_track.htm
    I like the price and the fact that it's aluminum with a carbon fork. I don't really have to worry about a rough ride with aluminum because I ride on nice smooth roads most of the time, and I use my dad's Bianchi which is aluminum with a carbon fork and it rides just fine. I'm just wondering if the "eh" parts on this would be better than buying a more beater-esque bike and upgrading parts

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    Wow, the prices on those are so cheap compared to what I expect to see in my city. In Vancouver all three of those bikes would probably be listed at minimum $450 or $500!

    Anyway, that Motobecane would be too small. The Raleigh is definitely a nice build (though I don't know much about Origin other than that it is average in quality) and if it's the right size, not a bad buy.

    The Rocky seems like a pretty good deal simply because it's got a Chris King headset. Which is to say nothing of the quality of Rocky Mountain frames. I don't really follow MTB anymore, but back in the day they made some of the world's best frames.
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