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Old 06-24-15, 01:04 AM
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Decisions, decisions

I'm torn between 2 bikes. A gentleman is selling me custom 1978 raleigh grand prix, w/ real nice components.Swiss wheels with Surly hubs
Continental Ultra Sport tires (less than 100 miles on them)
All City crank 46 tooth
All City cog 16 tooth
All City Lockring
KMC rust proof chain
Paul E-brake left hand lever 22.2mm for flat bars
Paul Racer front brake
Paul funky monkey cable hanger
Profile design 1" to 31.8 threadless adapter
Bontrager stem (aluminum)
Profile design aluminum flat bar
Bontrager race lite plus grips
XLC seatpost
Bontrager Evoke saddle

For quick changes to brakeless "track" set up purchase will also included:
All City track bar
All City track grips
additional bontrager stem
additional 1" to 31.8 threadless adapter
additional Paul e-brake set 23.8mm for drop bars.Bontrager Evoke saddle. He said he put about a 100 miles on it.he just doesn't get to ride it anymore. 500$$ for everything. How ever i do like the specialized langster which I'm sure you are all familiar with. I don't know if i should buy this lightly used bike for 500 or save up an extra 150 to buy a brand new langster. If anybody can share some info on the langster, please do. Also let me know what you guys and gals think about the raleigh's componenets. I really like the raleigh i just would like to know if anyone can share some info on the langster to make sure i buy the right bike. Thank you.
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Old 06-24-15, 05:53 AM
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Nothing like acquiring a new bike with a warranty. The Langster will most likely be lighter as well. Personally, I am not a fan of threaded/threadless conversion stems.
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Old 06-24-15, 06:45 AM
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I have a Langster as my SS and I really like it. I am not sure what you want to know about it. The cranks feel solid as does the frame, and I am about 185 so not a lightweight. I have personalized mine for how I like to ride and my tastes, something easy to do.
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Originally Posted by Alberto9012 View Post
I'm torn between 2 bikes.
i would pick the raleigh !
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i would pick the raleigh !
I wouldn't.
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I would pick my nose.
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I would pick my nose.
You already do....
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Wow, somebody went to town on that Grand Prix. But it is not a $500 bike.
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You already do....
How do you know this ?
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How do you know this ?
I put Yahoo into Bing, then Google into Yahoo, then YouTube into Google, and then watched it on YouTube.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Wow, somebody went to town on that Grand Prix. But it is not a $500 bike.
Really? I think it's got some nice components, but as far as frames go probably not the best.
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Originally Posted by Jared. View Post
I wouldn't.
Why not?
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Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
I have a Langster as my SS and I really like it. I am not sure what you want to know about it. The cranks feel solid as does the frame, and I am about 185 so not a lightweight. I have personalized mine for how I like to ride and my tastes, something easy to do.
thanks for the info I'm around 185 more or less.
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Originally Posted by Alberto9012 View Post
Really? I think it's got some nice components, but as far as frames go probably not the best.
Exactly that. Nice parts on a real old generic frame. As a whole that price is a stretch. Parted it could make some money.
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I think I'll offer him 400 or 450. Worst thing that can happen is that I'll get stuck with nice parts. I flipped a few bikes i didn't want anymore so I'm not really losing on it.
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He also got a cutom paint job on it. Looks nice.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Exactly that. Nice parts on a real old generic frame. As a whole that price is a stretch. Parted it could make some money.
You think 400?
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