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    What is this SS worth?

    I have found this well used SS for sale and I am wondering what you guys and gals thought it was worth. Here is the description.

    "I built this bike as a single speed and rode it for almost 1 1/2 years and decided to upgrade to a new high-end ss since I perfer the ss over my Fuel about 70% of the time. This is a cheap way to try ss or ride as an in-town bike. Below is a list of parts; all parts are very used and cosmetically look like it but all are in working order. Please read carefully and feel free to ask questions.

    Bianchi frame and fork. Don't know the year but they are lugged and made of Tange cromolly. Lots of chips but you will probably paint it anyways. Gives a compliant but not comfy ride. Will make you a better bider. Yes, it's purple...
    Frame measurements are top tube C to C 22 1/4" and seat tube C to C 19"
    Mavic CrossRoc tubeless wheelset. Hubs in good condition but rear wheel needs trued and has a flat spot. Can't feel the flat spot on the ride. Come with cool Rolf skewers.
    Spacers and 16T cog mounted on the freehub, 18T and 20T cogs included.
    Surly Singelator
    Bontranger Crowbar riser bars and gereric stem
    1" to 1 1/8" adapter for the stem. Did I mention it has a 1" stearer? It does.
    Generic headset and seatpost.
    Deore brake levers and mismatched Avid v-brakes.
    Truvativ B/B
    Bontrager race light crankset w/ 32T chainring
    New front Maxxis MOFO 1.9 tire and new Maxxis Larson rear tire. Both tube tires.
    Used PC 99 chain. One season of use. I am running the same used chain on my new ss that I took off of this bike. No problems.
    Old ARC saddle
    Bike is built and ready to ride. You supply pedals. "
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    few more pics.......
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    Not worth much. The rust under the paint chips (flakes) on the headtube are a red flag. The flaking paint is not because of gravel hits.

    If you do buy the bike, the chain is way too long.
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    So is 150 to much, plus 50 for shipping. I am thinking yes.

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    I would pass it and get this.........

    https://www.irocycle.com/imagelib/mia2.jpg
    Not a bad price for a new SS.

    Shiggy is right, the paint peeling around the brazed joints is not a good sign, and on the headtube it is a really stressed member of the frame (something you do not want to fail).
    I have the specs for the Mia if you want them.

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    So I guess I am not going to think about buying that Bianchi. What is the deal with these IRO mia bikes? How are those disc brakes on that bike. Are they junk? On the web site why does that black version have different components? I think that is a more than I want to spend for my first SS.

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    Here are the specs I was emailed........

    Alloy Seatpost,stem, riser handlebars.
    FSA Orbit DL headset
    IRO BB
    Shimano FC-20 Crankset.
    KMC 610 chain.
    IRO disc hubs laced to velocity AreoHeat rims.
    Pro Max mechanical disc brakes.

    For less than 600.oo, it is a good starter bike (the black one has V-brakes and the Pro-max brakes on the Mia are ok). BTW, do you have enough parts to build a bike? If so you can get a frame cheap from Jenson.

    Rob

    PS- I'm just giving you my advice, in the end you choose what you want.
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    What ever, ride it

    150 is not much for a working bike. You could probably get over 100 for the wheels if you wanted to upgrade. Cranks are ok, nice brakes, ****, do it and see if you like the SS thing.
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    Tractor..... I thank you for the advice. I really apreciate it. I don't have enough parts for another bike. I have two full-suspension bikes, one is a cannondale super v and the other is a GT LTS and I am getting sick of stuff breaking on complicated suspension designs and I just want to simplify. I have always thought single speed bikes look rad and the whole culture around them is awesome too. I am also amazed at how people can race on them and beat a lot of people.

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    Take one of your FS bikes

    And strip the parts to make a SS bike. Jenson has a frame for 125.oo, and get a singulator if needed, and the SS kit for spacers/cog and go for it.
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    Found another bike......Do you think this 2005 Redline Monocog is worth $280?

    2005 Redline Monocog Single Speed Mountain Bike. 18 inch frame, completely stock components. Used for two months to ride to summer school, need to sell to pay for new road bike. Excellent condition, tires slightly worn from two months use. Seen dirt twice, otherwise a town cruiser. Has the sweet hot rod pinstriping too! Retail is $425.

    Here is a Richey that I found. WHat is this worth?

    Beautiful Ritchey P20 hardtail. Legendary quality and ride. I built it up as a single, but would be an easy build as a racing machine. Never raced, just the occassional ride to the cafe. Carbon cranks, LX V-brakes, clean and lean. has some paint nicks, no dings.

    I really like the look of this YETI too. What is this worth?
    I am sorry about all the questions but I want to make educated offers.

    Single Speed Yeti Bike - White Industries Eccentric ENO

    Yeti FRO (For Racing Only) Frame - Size Large (19in)
    Handbuilt in Durango, CO - Before Being Purchased Schwinn
    Pearl White with Troy Lee Designs Graphics

    Rear Wheel: White Industries Eccentric ENO / Bontrager Mustang Rim

    Front Wheel: Mavic CrossRide

    Fork: Judy XC

    Brakes / Levers: Avid Single Digit Ti

    Handle Bars: Yeti ARC R1 - Carbon

    Grips: Yeti Hardcore

    Stem: Control Tech

    Cranks: Cook Bros Racing

    Front Ring: Blackspire Downhill 110/34

    Freewheel: Shimano 18 tooth

    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium Saddle

    Tires: Mythos XC Slick

    Pedals: None Included



    This is perhaps my favorite bike of all time, but I am moving and need to sell a few bikes.

    Bike has seen some great miles but has always been well maintained.

    I will also include an AC Racing 15 tooth freewheel as a bonus.
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