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Old 09-04-16, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Toadslop View Post
Thanks for the advice everyone. To answer some of your questions,

1. I am on a fairly tight budget -- cheap is what I'm looking for.
2. Versatility is also key. I want to eventually use this bike to cross the country, so I need to be able to do mountains as well as flats. I generally go pretty light -- I just carry food, water, a sleeping bag, and basic bike tools when I ride, so I suppose that qualifies as ultralight.
1. Look for a free bike

2. You don't need basic bike tools you need basic bike mechanic skills.

3. Building up a bike will always cost more than buying a complete bike if you don't have a tool box of appropriate tools, box of free parts and skills to put one together.

4. What bicycle do you have now?

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