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    Yes. Me again.

    *puts on his anti-rotten-tomato suit*


    15" 2001 Kona Stuff. Frame, fork "The Pig" headset and Interloc seatpost only. Fork is 5" 2001 Marzocchi Z1 MCR QR20plus. Both used 1 season and well maintained.
    $550 CDN
    Frame/Fork separately: $300 each

    2001 medium (17"?) Kona Roast frame for sell, its in perfect shape. Comes with uncut Kona seatpost.
    $350 neg ($300?) CDN

    2002 P3 frame 16" really good consition, normal wear and tear marks, seat post seat and bottom bracket included
    $600 CDN
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    How much would it cost to equip a frame with decend freeride components?
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    This ones easy. I don't remember how big you are but the difference between the roast and stuff are insignifigant to a smaller rider (<200pnds). But 17" Roast is better suited to a 5'10 person. The 15" won't be as comfortable on trails and would be better used as a dj or in bmx tracks.

    For example I ride a 19" Roast and play on a 17" stuff and am 6'5.

    I don't know about the p3. It is a newer frame (sweet colour on the 2002) but the sizing is probably a little diffferent. Personally I would grab the 17" Roast and use it for all. That frame rocks and I know it is very tough.

    The stuff seems like a better deal but it really isn't the fork is a xc fork(if I remember correctly) and doesn't suit the type of riding you are headed for.

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    Originally posted by MeHT
    How much would it cost to equip a frame with decend freeride components?
    Well you can get full build kits. Decent like Deore or decente like Lx? It isn't really worth going to xt and expecially xtr because the weight diff is small, the cost is high and they break just as easily as an lx series anything.

    I started with deore. They are very cheap and easy to replace until you get smooth enough not to break parts. You can expect a ryno lite rim which is strong but definately not TOUGH. I believe you are a lighter rider than me so it will be good to start with. Try Airbomb canada for a good build kit.

    http://store.airbomb.com/Can/Store/d...?CategoryID=61

    The problem with buying frame and than building is cost. It is almost never cheaper to buy and build a bike. You can get a brand new stuff for 1050 with these same parts on it. Anyways thats your decision.

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    Thanks.
    ATM I'm also looking at Norco Sasquatches.
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    I 'think' sasquaches are a better dollar for dollar value. For a 2002 I think you pay 1400 for a bike comparible to a Roast which was 1700ish. I got the Roast because I like Kona and the flat colour rules.

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    Frame: 2000 Cannondale M400 16" frame
    Fork: 2000 Marzocchi Z.1 Drop Off
    Wheelsets: Mavic 519 Freeride Rims Laced with DT spokes onto LX hubs, rear
    wheel has LX cogs also, Dual 26" wheels, 2.35 tire on the front, 2.1 tire on
    the back
    Drivetrain: Truvativ ISIS BB with Hussefelt splined crank arms.
    Chain: Shimano LX
    F.D.:Shimano Deore
    R.D.: Shimano XT
    18 speed, 9 in the rear, 2 in the front, with bash ring.
    Headset: AHEADSET
    Stem: Radical INGOT
    Bar: Ameoba riser 6061
    Grips: OURY
    Levers: Tektro
    Brakes: Avid 20 v-brakes
    Shifters: Shimano Deore
    Seatpost: CODA
    Seat: Mongoose seat
    the bike is in overall good condition and rides really smoothly, no signs of
    wear and tear on the frame or rest of bike

    Overall looks great, but I have concerns about the frame.
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    Why do you have concerns?

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    Because I've never heard anything (neither good or bad) about it.
    He says he can probably ship it with no frame -$300 value. Maybe I should do it and get Kona Roast frame?
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    Well I don't know anything about the canondale frame. 3 Generations old. Parts are old.

    Roast is tough and good and will take you anywhere and do anything. Have you had a chance to test drive anything yet?

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    Nope.
    LBS either are out of stock or don't have '03 models of the bikes I'm looking for.
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    What about a similar geometry. That will tell you a lot too.

    I know the bikes you are looking at haven't changed frame wise. So you could still get a feel for it.

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    That's what I'm talking about, I can't seem to find a shop that carries bikes with similar geometry.

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    Wait, one shop had Norco Rampages. I might try them out.
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    I can get all the stuff from the Cannondale M400 for $450 and the Kona Roast owner is willing to give it away for $300. I'll choose this if I won't be able to get a Norco Sasq for $700-$750.
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    Best of luck with the final decision.

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    Thank you for your advice and your patience.
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