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I'm thinking of buying the iPhone of bikes

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mandown, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    I walked in the local shop to see what bikes are looking like these days. I was sorta looking for something that I could ride around town, and sorta looking for something that could do some light duty in the dirt. I figured I'd need to pick one or the other, or go CX. I stumbled across this for $900 on close-out, the Fisher Sawyer.



    It strikes me as the iPhone of bikes since it isn't a value, performance, or feature champ in anyone's eyes, but I still want it for some unknown reason. It is a heavy cromo rigid 29er with a singlespeed dropout option and a wacky handlebar.

    Anyone have experience with this beast?
     
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  2. bean

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    Reminds me of Black Sheep's bikes.

     
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  3. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    I just discovered the Merlin Newsboy, which it reminds me of, too.
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I will forever want a Newsboy for fun.

    Sweet looking ride you got there.
     
  5. mandown

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    didn't get it yet. don't encourage me.
     
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    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Do it, do it now!
     
  8. Pesqueeb

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    :stupid:

    I also thought "black sheep" when I saw that. Must be a regional thing.
     
  9. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    man, I want one. One just sold on ebay for $860 shipped, so it's a pretty good deal. Supposedly they are very good bikes, just like you said, not ultra light or fancy. They have a split dropout so you can run a belt drive, so I really want one (woody has like 400 pre-gates belts).

    I say do it, if you want a bike that can do a lot and will always have fair resale value