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Afcyclestx 12-15-20 02:19 PM

Crew FGFS
 
Someone is offering me a Crew Defender 2020 stock for $200
Anyone have any experience with this bike?

Fredo_Adagio 12-28-20 02:17 PM

Crew produces frames, forks, and other bike parts. If you are buying a complete bike, the build will be dependent on the company that built it up. City Grounds is one company that sells Crew bikes that they build up. There are probably other companies that do the same.

I have a Crew District that I bought from City Grounds. I am very happy with it.

veganbikes 12-29-20 03:04 PM

It is a relatively cheap bike with mostly lower end components but if in good shape the bike officially retails for $400 so $200 may not be terrible. Apparently the frame is chromoly probably something generic but still better than hi-ten. If the bikes fits you, you enjoy it and have the money, you should go for it. Me personally I wouldn't bother I would save up for something different. It looks like you have enough bikes on that side of the spectrum you should treat yourself to something more on the custom end. Live a little.

Afcyclestx 12-29-20 07:12 PM

My Defender
 
Got it for $150 and swapped bars and sprocket
bars were ugly imho
sprocket was noodle leg city
thanks for the responses
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...250b7539b.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e42f1c6f9.jpeg
Dyno vintage cruiser bars.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...82a53de92.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...983d0cd12.jpeg
BMX 44t sprocket

veganbikes 12-29-20 10:09 PM

The sprocket on it was designed more for BMX/FGFS than riding as a commuter style bike. This is not the bike I would want for my actual normal day to day riding. For doing tricks and stuff sure could be fun but that is where the smaller sprockets and BMX parts come in. Easier to do tricks with. Granted I suck at tricks. I used to do more as a kid but never got serious enough to learn much or go anywhere with it. It is a shame BMX could have been quite rewarding.

Those tires look good though but I am a sucker for tan wall stuff.

Afcyclestx 12-30-20 10:29 AM

Same here
 

Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 21854421)
The sprocket on it was designed more for BMX/FGFS than riding as a commuter style bike. This is not the bike I would want for my actual normal day to day riding. For doing tricks and stuff sure could be fun but that is where the smaller sprockets and BMX parts come in. Easier to do tricks with. Granted I suck at tricks. I used to do more as a kid but never got serious enough to learn much or go anywhere with it. It is a shame BMX could have been quite rewarding.

Those tires look good though but I am a sucker for tan wall stuff.

I too suck at tricks and just wanted a bike to ride around and bunny hop a little. It was a park setup for sure but is exactly where I like it now. 44/16 ratio is still a lot different than my 52/17 Throne setup. I almost want to switch it back because the 1/2 link chain it came with was beefy and looked tough. I have a problem with wanting to custom my bikes as soon as I get them. Oh well, Iíll ride this for a while until it sells (I have it posted for 350) or I get tired of the ratio, if I do...

veganbikes 12-30-20 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by Afcyclestx (Post 21854970)
I too suck at tricks and just wanted a bike to ride around and bunny hop a little. It was a park setup for sure but is exactly where I like it now. 44/16 ratio is still a lot different than my 52/17 Throne setup. I almost want to switch it back because the 1/2 link chain it came with was beefy and looked tough. I have a problem with wanting to custom my bikes as soon as I get them. Oh well, Iíll ride this for a while until it sells (I have it posted for 350) or I get tired of the ratio, if I do...

Then go full custom. Get yourself something high end and nice and made for you. Enjoy life a bit more. Sell this and get what you want fully. No more compromises.

For me that will likely be this: https://www.rencycles.com/yarak with a little bit of custom treatment because he can and I want it. However I will be waiting probably till mid to late next year to do it if I go for it.

Afcyclestx 12-30-20 02:49 PM

Nice!
 

Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 21855352)
Then go full custom. Get yourself something high end and nice and made for you. Enjoy life a bit more. Sell this and get what you want fully. No more compromises.

For me that will likely be this: https://www.rencycles.com/yarak with a little bit of custom treatment because he can and I want it. However I will be waiting probably till mid to late next year to do it if I go for it.

I think this is cool af. I even love the definition he has for it. Iím picky about bikes but this has my interest.

veganbikes 12-30-20 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Afcyclestx (Post 21855429)
I think this is cool af. I even love the definition he has for it. Iím picky about bikes but this has my interest.

It got me hooked right away. Plus Dave (who runs Ren and TiCycles amongst other companies) has been doing this for a while so knows his stuff. I have seen a few fixed gears in titanium and none of them really had the look I wanted and then I saw the Yarak and was like, YES PLEASE!

Fredo_Adagio 12-31-20 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 21855352)
Then go full custom. Get yourself something high end and nice and made for you. Enjoy life a bit more. Sell this and get what you want fully. No more compromises.

For me that will likely be this: https://www.rencycles.com/yarak with a little bit of custom treatment because he can and I want it. However I will be waiting probably till mid to late next year to do it if I go for it.

Cool bike!

It reminds me of my Crew District. I didn't see a price stated on the website, but I'm sure it will be way more expensive.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ee11083a91.jpg

Of course, I wouldn't get overly focused on price. If you can afford the bike that your really want, go ahead and get it. If you have a bike that your really like, you are more likely to ride it.

veganbikes 12-31-20 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by Fredo_Adagio (Post 21857012)
Cool bike!

It reminds me of my Crew District. I didn't see a price stated on the website, but I'm sure it will be way more expensive.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ee11083a91.jpg

Of course, I wouldn't get overly focused on price. If you can afford the bike that your really want, go ahead and get it. If you have a bike that your really like, you are more likely to ride it.

Judging by the prices of his geared bikes not super expensive for handbuilt titanium. Their Ivan is $1895 for the frame only which is not cheap but not ridiculously expensive again for handbuilt USA made high quality titanium frames.


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