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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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    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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    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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