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Old 03-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my new bike for putting around town

I found this bike on craigslist for $75. It is old and worn, but the previous owner put some nice things on it. Rear rack, converted to single speed, sugino crank, 700c wheels with nice new tektro long reach brakes. I plan on putting 35mm tires on it (I already put one on the rear tire). I figure this bike will be nice for short trips around town.

Its a single speed so now everyone will think I am the coolest thing ever (especially if it was a fixed gear with no brakes)


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Old 03-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty sweet looking bike! Needs a different saddle though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice find!!!

And only $75, that's a steal.

Does it have horizontal dropouts?

You'll love the fat(er) tires if you're used to skinnies. I loved my 38's compared to my old 23mm tires. So much more comfortable over those not-so-perfect stretches of road (which seem to be about 90% of all roads)
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My road bike never seemed the best for city riding. Too skinny of tires, too nice, and shifting gears wasn't really needed for this flatter section of the city.

I forgot to say it is a 70s-80s Nishiki made in japan

Now I will be able to hit pot holes worry free
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And only $75, that's a steal.
--yeah I know. Bikes like this are usually around $150 on craigslist.

Does it have horizontal dropouts?
--Yep



I just put the bike on the bathroom scale it came in at 24-25 pounds.

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