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Old 05-09-14, 10:46 AM
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Yay or nay?

Reynolds 531 Raleigh super Course fixie | road | Kitchener / Waterloo | Kijiji

Not very often that a fixed gear build pops up in my towns kijiji listing, but was wondering if I could get some opinions on this one? Considering it is brakeless with no foot retention, I wonder if this fella knows much about fixed gear....
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Old 05-09-14, 11:08 AM
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It's too bad that there isn't either a thread for craiglist type finds or a "Should I ..." thread for answering questions like these. Or maybe even a whole forum for valuing bikes. The last is probably your best bet, but I'd like that bike a lot better if it hadn't been converted into a fixed gear bike with no foot retention.
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Old 05-09-14, 11:31 AM
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Way over-priced.
Foot retention and brakes can be added for little cost, it's not a deal breaker if it has none.
Does it fit you?
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I really need to step up for forum game. Thanks for the advice prooftheory.

And yes, it does fit me, gonna take it for a rip soon. The price did seem steep...
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