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    campus cruiser i built for next to nothing

    '06 Motobecane 300 HT - entire bike was $110 bucks, took me about a week to put together b/c i had to wait on some parts here and there... i ride about 6 miles round trip to and from school so i'll be happy if she lasts me more than a semester. what do you think?
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    How knobby are those tires? If you are mostly on pavement, getting something that is a little more slick might make the commute faster while holding up longer? I hope to do the same thing soon- good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash05
    '06 Motobecane 300 HT - entire bike was $110 bucks, took me about a week to put together b/c i had to wait on some parts here and there... i ride about 6 miles round trip to and from school so i'll be happy if she lasts me more than a semester. what do you think?


    Nice looking bike! I agree with umarth. Get some smooth tires and feel the comfort of the road!

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    Yeah, nice. Did you go to a single chainring? Looks like it, but I can`t see for sure.

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    the tires were free so thats why they are and will proably stay knobby until they get worn down enough to trick people into being slicks... as far as the chainrings go, im using the first 2... this crankset had removable chainrings, so i took the 3rd one off and cut it up to make spacers so the middle one would stay tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash05
    the tires were free so thats why they are and will proably stay knobby until they get worn down enough to trick people into being slicks... as far as the chainrings go, im using the first 2... this crankset had removable chainrings, so i took the 3rd one off and cut it up to make spacers so the middle one would stay tight.
    Dumb question here...why remove the third ring? The weight savings has got to be negligible. If you are still running 2 then you still have a front derailleur, right?

    Sorry...just getting into commuting.

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    yes i still have the front derail... i removed the 3rd ring because i just liked the way it looks with out it... the gear combos im left with work well enough up and down hills.

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    I have something similar but I use the first cog as a bash guard and don't use the third cog at all. It was a 15 speed so now i'm left with a 5 speed. If I need to replace the rear rim or the shifter I'll just turn it into a SS. I disconnected my front derailleur and locked it out. I use it as a chain guard. I pulled the front shifter off hence a 5 speed of which I'll only use 2 gears. Replaced the knobbies with smooth street tires.
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