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    Thinking about Motobecane 400/450HT for lock-up bike

    Hi I have a nice trail bike with plenty of time and money into it to the point where I cannot use it for things like shopping, basically anytime I would need to lock it up.

    I was thinking of ordering a $300 Bikes Direct bike; Suntour XCT fork and some low spec components for those times when I need to leave the bike on it's own for awhile. I would still lock it up with U-lock plus a cable lock but at least if it gets stolen it wouldn't be a huge loss.

    I do have some old parts lying around and thought about getting a frame and putting something together, but a complete bike for around $300 sounds good.

    Think it will hold up to some pot-holed street riding and some curbs?

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    I don't see anything wrong with that bike for that type of use. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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    Get a beater on Craigslist for street riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laherna View Post
    Get a beater on Craigslist for street riding.
    +1 on this, you can really find some great deals on Craigslist..

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    Quote Originally Posted by laherna View Post
    Get a beater on Craigslist for street riding.
    best option here.

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