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    might buy a Volume Flatline

    Morning all. I normally hang out in the SS/FG forum but have ventured into bmx territory as I may be purchasing a used Volume Flatline for myself...I mean, one of my kids.

    It has Demolition 3pc cranks, seat & grips, an Electric seat post, triple wall rims, Tektro rear brake, DK pedals and kink pegs. The seller will even include a protec helmet.

    Asking price? $80. I'm assuming this is a good deal but with the search function down and the fact I can't find much on this model on the internet, I'm not sure. What do you guys think? I may pick it up today if you all approve.

    Thanks!

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    its mega old school and pro weighs about 35 lbs. but if its not rusty or anything... go for it i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic six13 View Post
    its mega old school and pro weighs about 35 lbs. but if its not rusty or anything... go for it i guess
    That's prolly why I can't find much info on it eh? How old is "old school" to you? Seeing as I've got kids, my "old school" is late 80s-90s.

    35lbs seems very heavy, especially if one of sons is going to be using this. Is that a guesstimate on your part or are you pretty much close to actual weight?

    Maybe I'll go take a look at it anyways... Thanks for replying.
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    Thats not old school, more like mid school ('99-'00ish). It will be a little on the heavy side but it'll stand up to a lot more abuse. both of my bikes are from around the same time and they're both going strong. I wouldnt really worry about the weight. it might feel a little heavy at first, but after a while it'll feel natural. after all, when it comes to weight, its better to adjust yourself to the bike (bike makes rider stronger) then adjusting the bike to you (getting a lighter bike for a weakling rider). well, when you're learning at least. its better to move to a lighter bike after getting used to a heavier bike than just hopping onto a light bike when you're first starting out. itll help in the long run. Thats just my .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by enormungus View Post
    ...Thats just my .02
    Thanks for the reply enormungus. Now with 2 replies to my initial question, I've got 4 cents... All I need is $79.96 to pick up this bike. Lol! BTW, is $80 a good price? I don't think he will go any lower. Thanks again!
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    If the Demolition cranks are a recent upgrade it'd be worth the 80$. Just to mess around with or whatever sounds like money well spent unless it is haggard.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    If the Demolition cranks are a recent upgrade it'd be worth the 80$. Just to mess around with or whatever sounds like money well spent unless it is haggard.
    Thanks for the response fuzzbox. I was thinking along the same lines. I could always keep the parts and upgrade the frame later on down the road. The guy says he built it up about 3 years ago and didn't purchaser it as a complete bike.

    I'm going to see it after work tonight and I'll report back later.
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    good deal.
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    ya the old demolition cranks break a lot. triple wall rims are a ton

    but i do agree that starting out on a heavy bike is a good thing. when i started riding 7 years ago my bike was a ton. it was 30 lbs up untill this june. now its 23 lbs and it has made everything so much easier and smoother. but i never would of gotten to appreciate that if i hadnt ridden a heavy bike

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    So I ended up buying the Volume Flatline. First impression is it's a nice bike. No rust, everything assembled right. It has all Demolition parts. Ya, it's heavy but I'm a heavy guy. I don't think this would be good for my older son. So... I ended up picking up a Haro F3 yesterday with Poverty cranks, chainwheel and pedals, haro wheels and some other bits and pieces. Unlike the Volume, this one needs some work. It needs a new brake cable and the ream hub needs to be overhauled and it needs a stem cap as it is missing. Because of all this I was able to bring the price down to $60. Plus it's a bit smaller and will fit my older son better.

    Now I just need to build some dirt jumps in the empty lot beside our house!
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    haro f3 prob weighs around the same as the volume

    O well thats good you both have bikes now. get into the sport and then go out and get some nice new bikes eventually

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