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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-06-09, 10:31 PM   #1
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Does this look good? (craigslist)

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A fast, light, fun trail bike. Set up as a single speed. Love this bike, but with a new member of the family I need to thin out the herd. size M/L 5'7" to 5'9"

frame: 1999 Specialized S works M4
wheels: Roff
tires: Kenda Karma Pro
fork: Winwood carbon disc
handlebar: Answer Protaper carbon
front brake: Hayes El Camino disc
rear brake: Shimano XTR
stem: Bontrager race X lite
seatpost: Ritchy
saddle: WTB
crankset: Specialized Strong arm II
extras: Surly singlator, Salsa QR's (red), gearing is 36x15t, perfect for wilderness park

I've had the frame for a while, but as it is with above parts, it's only been on a few rides.
$400 firm, the fork alone cost that much.
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I'm looking for a bike to ride around campus and for recreation and occasional trail use. I'm going to set up a meeting this weekend to look at it.. what do you guys think?
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Old 10-06-09, 11:06 PM   #2
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Where's the bike? Pic?
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Old 10-06-09, 11:27 PM   #3
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I emailed the guy and he said he has no way of putting up a pic...
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Old 10-06-09, 11:33 PM   #4
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that's kinda shady to me. it doesn't seem that hard to get a picture up.
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Old 10-06-09, 11:36 PM   #5
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The guy responded on a cycle works email, which is a LBS here, might be nation wide, Idk so it seems somewhat more legit.
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WTF? just go look at it in person.
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Old 10-07-09, 09:11 AM   #7
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WTF? just go look at it in person.
I'm asking because I am a newb to bikes, I want to know if it APPEARS (SORRY YOU CAN'T SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES YOU VISUAL LEARNERS) to be a good bike form the parts and price
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Old 10-07-09, 10:03 AM   #8
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Then go take a picture of it and post it here.
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Old 10-07-09, 12:19 PM   #9
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Sounds good enough. My concern would be that it's a 10 year old aluminum frame, and though he says it's only been on a few rides, you ought to give it a good once-over to make sure it's in good shape. Not dents or cracks in any of the joints, etc....

That said, get and post some pics. Lots of things sound good on paper.

While you're there, teach the guy how to post a picture.
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Old 10-07-09, 06:45 PM   #10
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Another ad-
wants $300
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Why is this in SS/FG
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It's a ss. read the first line of this thread.
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I was fooled by the picture... I guess the owner just took off the shifters to make it "SS." Sorta lame but it's a decent bike
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I was fooled by the picture... I guess the owner just took off the shifters to make it "SS." Sorta lame but it's a decent bike
That my friend, is a completely different ad. That one is not SS
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Let me get this straight: you posted about a SS bike, but there were no pictures available. A bunch of us say --- quite hospitably after your snarky "YOU VISUAL LEARNERS" comment --- get and post some pics and that'll help us judge.

Later you post pics of *a completely different bike* with no description. Was this a special treat for the VISUAL LEARNERS or did your brain fall out?
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Let me get this straight: you posted about a SS bike, but there were no pictures available. A bunch of us say --- quite hospitably after your snarky "YOU VISUAL LEARNERS" comment --- get and post some pics and that'll help us judge.

Later you post pics of *a completely different bike* with no description. Was this a special treat for the VISUAL LEARNERS or did your brain fall out?
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"another ad-" not obvious enough? Sorry I just didn't want to make another completely different thread.
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It's obvious, but your point is not. Are you considering purchasing this other bike? Are you citing this bike because it looks like the one you originially posted? Assuming you're interested in this other multi-geared bike, what does the ad say? Again, it's difficult to determine whether it's a good deal or even worth looking at with only partial information.

And I fully accept your apology, on behalf of the SSFG sub-forum, for not starting another thread. Thank you.
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