Buying/Building a bike - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Mountain Bikes

Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2002, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2002
Member # 10436
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 46
Question Buying/Building a bike

Im sort of new to mountainbiking, and Ive been going on trailrides with some of my friends recently. Ive been riding a Specialized bike of my parents. Its held up pretty well, but my parents dont want me breaking it. Im pretty sure it will break if I keep doing the same stuff with itThe trails here have a lot of little jumps and downhill sections. Theres also a lot of uphill sections/cliimbing My jeep isnt done yet, so my money is pretty tight, so what would you guys do if you were in my place? Name/brand do not matter, and used stuff is fine with me. I just want a solid cheap bike, and Im pretty good with tools and small fabrication. Any suggestions would be great.
72 Cj5
My dad bought it new.
4" Lift and 33"s
phineas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2002, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Does yer dewg bite?
vova's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 196
Location: Los Gatos - Ca - U.S.A
Posts: 5,080
Blog Entries: 2
check classified section. they have tons of stuff for sale. What kind of $$ are you looking to spend? You can get something decent for $500 +.
Like whelin, mountainbiking is not a cheap hobby.
85' Toyota truck/runner. 60/14 bolt, 4.3L, 39.5's.
07' Turner RFX for exercise. (Ride hard or ride cross country)

In loving memory of Madelyn Rose Ekhilevsky
04/17/04 - 12/08/08
vova is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 08-08-2002, 10:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: May 2000
Member # 883
Location: ashland, OR
Posts: 78
there is a shop on line that is willing to make deals with you. I just had them add disk brakes and rims to my bike for a $100.00 and i am still paying what the bike costs if I was to buy it her plus $50 shipping.

just an idea Call and talk directly to mike the owner he is the one to who makes the deals. I have his cell if you cant get him.

Good luck CHUCK
What we are all really seeking... is an experience where we can feel the rapture of being alive..
Tonka_sam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2002, 06:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Member # 13168
Location: Omaha, Ne
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to 79CJGPN
It looks like you live in a college town, the first place to look is the pawn shops . Alot of kids pawn their bikes when their stundent loan money runs out. I found a Trek 8900 at a pawn shop for $175. Another option is to ask your local shops if they have any "left over" bikes , Alot of times you pick up a new bike thats 2-3 years old for a very good price.
Good judgement comes from experience... Experience comes from bad judgement
79CJGPN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2002, 01:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Member # 9747
Location: Farmington, MI
Posts: 81
build it

If you have the time, I'd build it, I just finished a Specialized Enduro Expert HT, all I can say is SWEEt, the bike retails for $1800 but with running all XT, avid's instead of Hydro brakes, and buying a few items used I built the entire bike for under $1000
but I've done it a little at a time and watched for deals, and bought everything online.

Good luck and happy riding
71K5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2002, 12:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 349
Location: Middlebury, VT
Posts: 1,197
IF you can find a shop that sells used bikes all tuned up, that's your best bet.
VT_Toy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.


Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.