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Old 06-15-08, 01:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Anybody in Houston have a <$100 bike to spare?

Hi. I've lurked in the vintage forum for a long time, but never here... didn't realize so many locals were on BF!

My Nishiki commuter got stolen, and I need to find something decent within my budget before school starts again in 2 wks. If your significant other has been nagging about your small fleet of project bikes, maybe now is the time to downsize? I can't pay much, but happy to clean the gutters, babysit or whatever. I make a killer fancy mac and cheese.

I'm 6'2" and have a spare set of 27" tires/tubes if that's all it needs. Wrote more here: http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/720604092.html


East Hill suggested posting this, apologies if it's considered spam or solicitation. Thanks!

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Old 06-15-08, 03:17 PM   #2
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I measured my smallest frame, and it is too tall. I think there may be something at my F.I.L.'s house that is smaller, if my wife did not already give it away. It may be in rough condition, though. I will check this afternoon.

Edit: The one at my F.I.L.'s house is a 51 cm road bike, but I am not sure if it is in working order yet; I still need to look at it. If this one is workable for you, we don't want money for it.
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Old 06-18-08, 06:45 AM   #3
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I don't think a 51cm will fit the OP. I know a guy on the east side of houston that builds single speeds on the cheap for around $175. His name is kirby. Email: spinningobjects@gmail.com.

he built an ss for my wife last year and a fg for me just last week. He know his stuff well...very solid work.
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Old 06-18-08, 06:59 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the response RexG and sluglug!

It's really generous of you to offer that 51cm, but I agree with sluglug that it'll be too big. I'll contact Kirby sluglug, thanks for the recommendation.

In the meantime, if anybody has anything else please post.
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51cm too big for someone who's over 6 ft? What kind of bike are we talking about here. I'm a hair under 6ft and ride 56-58cm frames for my road bikes. In any case, good luck with the search t_rex.
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Are you allergic to Single Speed?
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Are you allergic to Single Speed?
Not at all. Anything with straight wheels and not an Xmart will be better than walking 5 miles each way in this heat.
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Not at all. Anything with straight wheels and not an Xmart will be better than walking 5 miles each way in this heat.
Check you pm.
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Old 06-18-08, 12:28 PM   #9
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Have a Trek fx 7.3 that is a 2007 model. Could let it go for $100.00. I am 5'8" So it might be small for you I think the frame is a 17.5 but I am at work.
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The spare 51 cm bike we have has a fossilized rear cassette, but I just saw that the OP is 6'-02", and the 51 cm would be way too small, anyway. It's too small for me, and I am right at 6', and use the 57 to 61 cm range. My wife is 5'-07" and rides a 51 cm. She got the two 51 cm bikes as a used-bike package deal, and wanted to keep the Lemond and find a home for the Cannondale, but the C-dales's cassette is fried.
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Can't thank enough for everybody's help - BF people are so awesome! I'm going to take 10 Wheels up on his generous offer, but thanks (sincerely) everybody that posted.
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Good for 10wheels! A generous offer, and a truly classic beauty of a bike!
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Good on ya 10wheels!

t_rex, ou get many good miles out of what looks like a very nice ride. Sooner or later, you will get the chance to pay a favor forward to another cyclist.
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