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Thread: Project λ^2 (Lambda Squared or Lambda II) - 1988 Chevrolet C1500 Extended Cab

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    Oh, well. I have bigger things to worry about right now. First day of classes is tomorrow, and Grant Imahara from Mythbusters is supposed to be here on campus tomorrow night and I gotta get the tickets for that. The first chance I get, I'm buying a new bicycle to get around campus. My old one is pretty much done. I just need the check I deposited to clear, then I can buy my books and hopefully I'll still have enough leftover to get it...
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    I guess I just have crappy luck... I got a bike, and I already took it back once because the sprocket messed up and wasn't allowing the back wheel to spin. I got it fixed, and it did it again... So I think I'm going to take it back again tomorrow and get my money back then go drop a -ton of money for a decent bike 80 miles from here so I have something to get around town with without having to leave, burn gas, and fight for a parking place...
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    Let me guess. You bought a mongoose
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    Quote Originally Posted by kolton5543 View Post
    Let me guess. You bought a mongoose
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    It was a huffy...
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    Oh. Close enough. That's ok though, I don't like them either.
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    What do you recommend? I'm going to try to get my money back on it tomorrow and make a quick (80 mile) trip to a professional bike shop and get a good one. But for sure I want a single-gear bike (preferably a fixie).
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    I don't really have much of a recommendation. I seem to really like a lot of the cheap things like NEXT and what not. Biking really isn't my kind of thing. I'm not sure why I like the cheap stuff though. It might be because a whole lot of the expensive stuff don't last long either so when the cheap stuff fails I won't be out of a whole lot of money. I do know Kawasaki makes some pretty nice bikes though (and expensive ones). I hear Shwin is good (I don't know how to spell it).
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    I think I'm just going to get one of the more expensive ones so I know it will last. Cause Wal-Mart's support and stuff is crap.
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    OOOOHHHH. Yeah. Don't buy from Walmart. If you do then you'll get crap from crap. The employees at Walmart don't know how to put anything together. I got a mongoose from them a while back and the people there did such a horrible job that the rear shifter arm thingy got caught in the spokes and mangled it. I returned it and got A different one and had to completely adjust the brakes because they were so far apart that they would never even touch the rims and I had to adjust both shifter thingys because they Kept pulling the chain off the sprockets.
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    before i had a car, i messed with bikes a lot(after i had a car, i built up a mountain bike frame to be exactly what i wanted, and now i just don't ride anymore...) i have 2 bikes that was built up from stuff i found in the garbage, another one that i got off a police auction-- it is less then 2-3 years old, had to cost close to $150-200 new, and i paid less then $50 for it some of these bikes are so crappy, i can leave them unlocked in a bad area for hours, and no one will touch them...

    bikes really aren't that hard to fix-- esp the single-speed ones..

    i would suggest going to a thrift store and looking at bmx bikes. they will be cheap, and in most cases reliable-- most of the thrift stores can't get rid of bikes for free, so they usually price them really cheap. some might need some oil on the chain, or maybe a little wrenching to tighten up some parts, but overall, would be a good bike for less then $30 that doesn't matter if it gets stolen.. imo, at a college, that is important..

    also, depending on the area, police auctions are another great place to pickup functional bikes..

    and i will never buy a bike from a large store without going over it myself--every one i have looked at was screwed up..

    though, even with the pro shop, you might want to try to phone them to see if you can bring a fresh bike from the walmart, and have them do the build on it to get it running. i think most places would charge around $50-100 for that, so it would still be cheaper then a 'real' bike.

    besides, with you being at college, you don't want a really nice bike anyways-- it's gonna get left outside, and have who-knows-what on it by the end of the year, so it's not worth the extra money..

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