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Old 06-25-14, 08:38 AM   #1
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Pricing on SE Lager?

Hey, I test rode this bike at a local shop and liked it, however they're selling it for $450, and I came upon this site bikecraze who have it on sale for $270..
It's the 2014 version, I don't understand why the black color is $270 and the red is different price, $370. Also the 2013 version seems to cost also more..

Anyone know the reason behind this?
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Old 06-25-14, 08:50 AM   #2
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I have a red one, I got it from a bike shop that sells it for about 425. I traded something for it.
My bet is they have an overstock on the black ones and maybe they dont sell as well as the red one. The place I got it from would of got me a black or a red one. I liked them both and just had to pick one so picked the red one. For 270 I would scoop up the black one.

I love the bike, I have 2 fixies a Pure Fix and the Lager , the Lager is more comfortable for some reason.
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The LBS price is too high. The MSRP on that bike is only $439, and those bikes are heavily discounted because they are overpriced. The price on the bikecraze site is ok, but nothing special, and does not include assembly, which adds another $25. Also, delivery costs are not included, so unless you pick it up locally you'll pay a lot more. I have an SE Draft, and it's a heavy POS.
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The LBS price is too high. The MSRP on that bike is only $439, and those bikes are heavily discounted because they are overpriced. The price on the bikecraze site is ok, but nothing special, and does not include assembly, which adds another $25. Also, delivery costs are not included, so unless you pick it up locally you'll pay a lot more. I have an SE Draft, and it's a heavy POS.
If you look at the reviews of the LAger everyone loves it. It is a perfect commuter, has 2 brakes, a chainguard and Thick Slick tires. I dont know what you guys expect for 2 to 300 bucks. It is sold as a commuter. I guess if you have 10 grand in your pocket you could save about 8 pounds in weight and buy a Pinarello. My guess is for most of you it would be cheaper and more of need to take 10 or more pounds off your keister.
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If you look at the reviews of the LAger everyone loves it. It is a perfect commuter, has 2 brakes, a chainguard and Thick Slick tires. I dont know what you guys expect for 2 to 300 bucks. It is sold as a commuter. I guess if you have 10 grand in your pocket you could save about 8 pounds in weight and buy a Pinarello. My guess is for most of you it would be cheaper and more of need to take 10 or more pounds off your keister.
Nonsense. I paid 300 bucks for a Motobecane Messenger that weighs 4 pounds less than an SE Lager.
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Nonsense. I paid 300 bucks for a Motobecane Messenger that weighs 4 pounds less than an SE Lager.
yea you can buy a 2013 Motobecane Messenger for 300 bucks that they are blowing out cause they didnt sell them all last year. Why they didnt sell them is the question.
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yea you can buy a 2013 Motobecane Messenger for 300 bucks that they are blowing out cause they didnt sell them all last year. Why they didnt sell them is the question.
Because everyone was buying Kilo TT
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yea you can buy a 2013 Motobecane Messenger for 300 bucks that they are blowing out cause they didnt sell them all last year. Why they didnt sell them is the question.
The price has always been $300 on that bike and they've sold a lot of them to satisfied customers like myself. Like I said, I do also own an SE draft and it's a heavy overpriced POS.
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Like I said, I do also own an SE draft and it's a heavy overpriced POS.
Wait, what?
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I hope OP won't mind a bit of a thread hijack, but I do not like starting new threads & it may offer another option to him?/her? after all.

I am usually not very interested in these "What low-end bike should I buy" discussions that inevitably lead to someone pushing Kilos...but weirdly enough some guy bought my "mini-fixie" everyday rider out from under me on the train Monday. After spending the past couple days using my good bike to commute & watching it getting beat-up, I spent last nite searching the interwebz for a cheap replacement "trains & racks" bike that I don't hate.

I was ready to go with Motobecane Messenger but there are only a few sizes, none that fits me. Then I turned my attention to Motobecane Track for even a few bucks less. Its available in only 1 size, but it can work for me.

Before I could pull the trigger on that bike, my innate distaste for Bikesdirect got the better of me. So I spent this AM hitting a couple bike shops. Purefix, low-end SEs, & the local Performance's Scattante were pretty much it for fixed bikes near me unless I wanted to pay up, which I don't.

I've just been using the google again & ran across...Eighth Inch. Had not thought of, nor heard anything about them in quite a while. They have two 4130 CroMo completes built with their proprietary parts, that I don't mind so much. In fact I actually kind of like the Raw

Lo-Fi - $200

Scrambler Complete - $300


I have spare bits - saddles, bars, levers, etc, on hand so those stock parts are not a deal breaker for me. Do I remember correctly that a couple members here have/had Eighth Inch bikes? You guys still around? Does anybody else here care to comment for my or Gabriel47's edification?
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Nonsense. I paid 300 bucks for a Motobecane Messenger that weighs 4 pounds less than an SE Lager.
The Lager is sold as a commuter, if you are commuting I am not sure that the lightest bike makes the better commuter. Lager has Thick Slicks, 2 brakes, chainguard, bull horns, with commuting in mind
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This forum is going down the toilet
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we are in the fashion bikes forum. it has been circling the bowl for years. long before you signed up after buying your first fixay
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