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My New Bike!

It has been a long week. In this week, I have keep searching for a new bike. I checked lots of different websites. And finally, I found a seller online, through Facebook, and bought my first bike. (Well, it is my first in the last seven years.)

At this point, I finally realize how powerful Facebook is, and how it is able to bring people together. Before this purchase, it is just another social media platform for me, where I can stay in touch with my old friends. Therefore, most of the people on my friend list are people I know in real life. For the first time in so many years, this is the first time I make the group and event functions in Facebook useful. I join the bicycle world because of Critical Mass. I love the socializing experience. When I asked for advise on purchasing a bike on the group page, there were lots of people responded, hash tag, share, etc. That was how I met my seller, K.

At first, I set my budget around 150 to 250. That was the amount of money I can afford. In my opinion, it might still be kinda cheap, even for a used bike. Well, I was wrong. K was kind enough and discussed with me. We discussed from the type of bike I want to my size, basically every detail of my needs.

This was the first bike he suggested or offered, for $160. That already is a good price for me. 14060001_10206032237519851_1036550334_o.jpg

Unfortunately, it was not a bike for me. It was not because of the price or the look, but my size. I am too small for this bike. Because of my height, I need a small to medium bike. I had to move on.

This was the second bike, yet, the one I bought eventually.

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My first impression was, where is the seat? He then explained he had been customized this bike, changed few parts.

This was supposed the original look of the bike.

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To be honest, I don’t know much about bikes, especially in terms of brand and the spec. I was pretty certain that he found this picture online, which is understandable based on the modification he made on the bike. However, whether if it is a fuji bike or not, it is worth it for the price he offered, $140. It was not bad. As you may know, I expected a higher price before I made the decision of buying a bike.

So now, I am taking this bad boy home and be Critical Mass ready!

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