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    Good beginner SS?

    I want a singlespeed, but know nothing about them at all. I found this bike on Craigslist and it's my size, but I have no clue if it's decent or not. What say you?

    http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1408222556.html

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    Better than my first SS.

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    I would get it if I had $700 to buy a bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitek79
    I want a singlespeed, but know nothing about them at all. I found this bike on Craigslist and it's my size, but I have no clue if it's decent or not. What say you?

    http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1408222556.html
    Well singlespeeds are like this....Take your regular bike, removed all the complexity of cables and derailuers, replace with straight chain and sprocket add blood, sweat and frustration, and you're done.

    Seems like a good SS, much better than an entry level SS. Components are good.

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    I think it looks cool... But, I'm a noob.... :-)

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    Better than my first SS.....and damn near nicer than my current one!! Looks like its been on there for a week or more, offer em $550 and see what happens....

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    That's pretty much my bike, but I kept the stock F29 fork on it and built up a new SS wheelset. Those wheels are not the stock wheels for a '09 Ferrous. They look like the wheelset for the Rig. FYI, check the top tube and down tube gussetts for rust. Search "ferrous rust" for more details. Plus, listen for a creaky EBB when you test ride it. Mine developed a creak after 700+ miles and it took some TLC to keep it quiet. Bottom line... it's a fantastic steel bike and you'll most likely love it. I absolutely love mine. Hope this helps.

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    Looks nice to me. Take it for a spin and see how you like it.

    Remember to try and talk him down on price. That's the law of Craigslist.
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    A conversion kit it the cheapest way to test the waters with singlespeed. If you shop around you can easily find one for $20. They are easy to put on and you can easily convert back if you find out that it's not for you.

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