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Old 07-15-2015, 05:31 PM   #51 (permalink)
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He just texted me 1000 with fork, which is what I expected for him to say.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:36 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Haven't made a deal yet on it.

Was hoping for some more feedback.

But apparently, when Pirate hours are very similar to my office hours

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:26 PM   #53 (permalink)
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That's not a bad deal. Looks to have some decent parts. Probably a lot more travel than you'll utilize. Also it's a heavy component list. But very robust quality stuff. Looks like a great ride for a Clydesdale. As a smaller rider just starting out, it'll definitely kill you on the uphills. But the down hills will be a blast.

I'd say buy it, figure out what you like and don't like about it. Get on the trails, meet other bikers in your area. See what they ride and why. Then build a new bike that is what you really want. You'll likely never lose much if any money when you go to sell it.

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Pretty big travel bike and kind of a weird suspension. But like I said that stuff doesn't matter enough to overthink it. It's got two wheels rock it. If it comes with the newer fork in the pictures great. If it's the older frame I'd try and Jew him down some.

Built it 1x10 with a clutch rear derailer and 32t front narrow wide and call it done. Rear shock maybe could use a go thru due to age but see how it is first. Find a hollow tech style crank 104bcd. Going price is like $100 used.

Just get rolling and go from there.
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Comes with the white set.

The grey set were damaged so he replaced it with those.

Bikes a 2013.
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Like I said. It's not really the right bike for you. However, it's a nice bike that will get you our on the trail. You'll gain the experience to know what you actually want. It's priced well enough that you won't lose your ass reselling it down the road.

I say make a move if you're happy with the deal.

I'll also show you this KHS a guy local to me is selling for $800.

Honestly, if you hold out, I think you could find a better match. But that's not a bad buy either.
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That's an 09 flagstaff BTW.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #58 (permalink)
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That's not a bad deal. Looks to have some decent parts. Probably a lot more travel than you'll utilize. Also it's a heavy component list. But very robust quality stuff. Looks like a great ride for a Clydesdale. As a smaller rider just starting out, it'll definitely kill you on the uphills. But the down hills will be a blast.

I'd say buy it, figure out what you like and don't like about it. Get on the trails, meet other bikers in your area. See what they ride and why. Then build a new bike that is what you really want. You'll likely never lose much if any money when you go to sell it.
Jesus fucking Christ. Stop being such a fucking weight weenie
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:09 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Jesus fucking Christ. Stop being such a fucking weight weenie
If you were 6' 135-140 lbs, weight may be more important to you.

Stop being so god damn argumentative about petty shit. Everyone has an opinion based on their own experience. For me, I've gone from a heavy 30 lb bike to 19 lb single speed and know first hand just how drastic the difference was. I'm now at 25.5-26 lbs with my main bike. My goal is 23lbs. I feel like once you've had a super light bike, you'll never go back.
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Hey OP, For what it's worth, I wasn't looking for more than 800 for either of mine complete.
Shipping would probably add 100.

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Old 07-16-2015, 06:23 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I'm hesitant to do anything at the current moment.

Everyone has their own opinion on bikes from what i'm seeing, including the friends i know that ride, and at the current moment, i'm not comfortable making a decision on something so pricey.
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I don't know anyone who bought the perfect bike right from the get-go.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:55 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Stop being so god damn argumentative about petty shit. Everyone has an opinion based on their own experience. For me, I've gone from a heavy 30 lb bike to 19 lb single speed and know first hand just how drastic the difference was. I'm now at 25.5-26 lbs with my main bike. My goal is 23lbs. I feel like once you've had a super light bike, you'll never go back.


I'm not the one being argumentative. I'm just saying OP should find a decent bike and get going. You're the one pushing ultra light racing shit and Specialized Epic and telling him everything he's finding isn't right. Fuck. It's a bike. it has two wheels, you pedal it.

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Don't listen to the guy pushing carbon frames or a shock "Brain". Grab some baggy pants, get the Butcher, ride, hit big shit.

I have a Butcher and love it. Slightly longer wheelbase makes it super stable, the Fox pedaling platform makes it pedal well. Same basic geometry as the new Heckler and Bronson, just an APP suspension (single pivot) versus the 4 bar VPP of the newer ones.

But I also prefer to go down hill and ride super techy lines, will walk some big hills, and don't have a riding jersey.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:32 PM   #65 (permalink)
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But I also prefer to go down hill and ride super techy lines, will walk some big hills, and don't have a riding jersey.
They don't have big gnarly hills in LA. Just rolling hills at best. He'll spend just as much time pedaling up as he does coasting down. It's the same was here in AR. Hell, we may have just a bit more down hill trails here than he does.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:49 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Saw this and thought of this thread. Not a bad bike for the money.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:42 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Any thoughts on this? Still looking off and on for a bike, not in a huge rush.

Seller is asking $1000 for the Frame, Forks, Headset, and drop outs.

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Personally, I'd go on Craigslist and get either a 26" hard tail in the sub $400 range, or a 26" full suspension for under $1,100. I'd go for a 100mm bike if you're a more timid rider or a 120mm if you like to pop off smaller jumps and ride more aggressively. Anything 2006/7 or newer will be recent enough that you can get parts for it and is still reasonable technology. If there isn't much in your area, just drive to a big city with 30+ suitable bikes on Craigslist one weekend and stay until you find a bike.

Building a bike will nickel and dime you to death for the small stuff like cables, headset spacers, bottom bracket, etc. It isn't worth it until you either accumulate a decent sized spare parts bin or know exactly what you want.

Put 700mm + wide bars on it, some appropriate tires for your area, and go ride. In a year you will know what you really want, and have something that either works as a different/backup bike, or you can sell and get most of your money back out of. It won't be a piece of shit that is holding you back and making it hard to improve in the meanwhile though.

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Not in the know as alot here, but just ordered one of these up and awaiting it to show up. Nice component set for the price. Was $200.00 cheaper when I got it two weeks ago. Still many many hundreds cheaper than anywhere else I could find. The shocks alone at that price make it a good contender for a starter bike.


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Not in the know as alot here, but just ordered one of these up and awaiting it to show up. Nice component set for the price. Was $200.00 cheaper when I got it two weeks ago. Still many many hundreds cheaper than anywhere else I could find. The shocks alone at that price make it a good contender for a starter bike.


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You've got a grand worth of parts between the fork, shock, and tires alone, I'd say you did pretty well. Throw a dropper post on it and hit the trails.
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Local bike shops should have a "demo day" where they let you test ride new bikes. Ride a few 29'ers, then hit CL for some decent used one's. Or, wait till they put the demo bikes on clearance, that's how I scored mine
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Top of the line hardtail complete bought off craigslist from some slub that didn't ride, pay 1/2. Upgrade what wears out. Given the choice from ht and fs at the same price I'd rather ride a ht.
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