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    Question Need help with which bike to buy!!!

    Hey guys, I am stuck with which bike to go with for a cafe project. I know most of you don't like the cb125 because it's over priced but I just want a cafe project I can use to putt around town. Here is the first bike that's in mint condition I know it's listed high but if I can get if for around $900 I'll be happy https://providence.craigslist.org/mcy/4992093617.html and the second bike isn't in the best condition but comes with a couple extra frames and a parts engine. I talked the guy down to $500. What do you guys think would be better? I'm trying to save as much money as possible but I also want a reliable bike.

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    Well it looks like he has it listed as $500 maybe I could get it cheaper 1975 honda cb 125

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    Why do you want a cb125? What's attractive about it vs other larger equally priced bikes?
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    I like how it's smaller engine looks really good when everything is tucked. Also I can't find a decent bike within that price range that has low miles these bikes only have 3000.

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    I really like the look of this bike imagine it with the battery hidden

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    That bike can't actually be ridden, FWIW.
    Look a little closer and figure out why.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    That bike seems O.K., including the price.

    It's too small for a café racer style bike, even for city use. Riding around town on a tiny bike with clipons, is all pain for no gain. Clipons are really only any use on a bike if you are riding around over 70MPH everywhere. Under that they are pretty useless.

    Buy it, maintain it well, and ride it how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcross View Post
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    I really like the look of this bike imagine it with the battery hidden
    That bike is an unridable joke.

    Stop gazing all the day away looking at junk " build " bikes on your cell phone.

    That bike would steer and ride like total crap.

    That bike is not a dream bike, it's actually a slow - as nightmare bike. If you hit a bump, it would likely lock up the front wheel and throw you onto your head. Like dead.

    Go buy an Evolution Harley - Davidson Sportster.

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    I was just saying his café racer inspiration couldn't be ridden.
    I personally like the 160 and 175 twins a lot more, but hipsters and racers alike have depleted the market
    and they aren't cheap and easy to find anymore.
    As for paying $500 for a rideable one, that's not too bad. Even if it doesn't look good, it wouldn't cost much to clean it up.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    Which bike seems ok? There is 2. Also I'm going to build it into a cafe that's the reason I'm getting a bike. I want to build something unique. I'm not too worried about it going over 70 this will just be to put around town as in 2000 people in my town lol you could say it's small. I mostly just interested in what you guys thinks a better deal. If you think a 125 is too small post a link of a bike in my area under $1000 in good shape

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