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Old 01-17-12, 10:14 PM   #1
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donor bike

debating taking something like this,

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2805381314.html

use for a donor bike and bolt the parts on a new frame.

Would this be worth the trouble. Pick up a economy frame from nashbar or something.

Mostly just want a second Mountain bike for when the Boys come home on leave. Both My Sons are in the Marine Corp now, when they were home we road Mountain/hybrid bikes together allot.

Mostly departments store bikes, an old huffy, a outlook and a Kawasaki.

Seems like a good deal but I am not in austin right now.
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Old 01-18-12, 06:08 AM   #2
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It appears to be this-
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...Disc&Type=bike

$660 new?
To me, a used bike goes for 1/2 price of new at best if it's had "normal" wear & tear.

Who knows what else might be "bent, like brake rotors etc.
Just my opinion
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Old 01-18-12, 07:48 AM   #3
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That is a valid point Bill. For the type of dirt road riding I do, I am sure i could just keep another Diamondback around for less that that project would cost. Thanks for the reality check.
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