DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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+3 I have seen several for sale around here. Its a really cheap bike, with craptastic components. Sell it and use the proceeds to find something better. In the MTB arena, I routinely find nice Trek and Specialized bikes.
If you spend some time looking, you can usually find a complete bike for close to the cost of a frameset. Building up a MTB frame is not a great idea financially, as complete MTBs can be had cheap. The only time I bother is when I find a donor MTB, and another complete bike with some "issues". Two bikes with issues can = one complete nice bike. But you have to find them cheap, really cheap, to be worth the effort, particularly on MTBs. I am working on one project right now, a $10 "good" bike with some shortcomings, and a $5 donor.
Last edited by wrk101; 09-08-10 at 07:27 AM.