Mountain Biking - it's finished... again
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05-27-02, 10:35 AM
So I went and built another bike... It was pretty fun building my Road bike, so I figured hey it would be just as fun to build myself a custom Specialized Rockhopper Hardtail.. anyhow here it is...
I rode it for the first time yesterday, it really is fun :)
although it is clean because I just washed and waxed it today :D
05-27-02, 12:22 PM
How does the cost compare of building a bike yourself vs. buying one pre-built? Is the benefit mostly that you get the parts you want instead of what they want you to have?
05-27-02, 01:51 PM
there really isn't any price advantage, it costs about the same.. because this frame is from last year (new old stock from a lbs) it cost less and allowed me to put some better parts on it. but often times you can find a good closeout new bike at a lbs for roughly the same price. The only place I think I might save a little is in the wheel. on this bike I used a old front rim I had, and rebuilt the rear to use the mega 9 speed lx group. but when all said and done (After paying for spokes rim and hub) I maybe saved $20 by building it myself. so you really get the choice of parts, and the experience rather then save much money (if any)
05-27-02, 02:16 PM
Nice looking bike, Vegas! Great paint job.:beer:
yeah thats one rude colour scheme!!! :beer:
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