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Old 02-16-07, 12:09 AM   #1
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What is this mess...

So, I was doing my daily scan of craigslist (greatest site ever) and came across this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/278295781.html

What is it? Gester? Sounds like x-mart, but I dunno. I'm 2 years into MTB and still riding an entry level Trek 4300... I don't know crap unless it's a Schwinn from the 70's...
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Old 02-16-07, 12:25 AM   #3
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Knew it. I mean, what kind of name is that? And there is the fact that it's 20 bucks..
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Its crap, just like Schwinn's from the 70's...
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I've never heard of Gester either, but looking at the picture it's definitely a Pacific Bicycles product. I've seen that frame at Walmart, K-mart, Target, etc.

Hehe...apparently a bent rim is an easy fix these days. Ah the wonders of technology.
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crap.
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Easy... I'll give you fricken' easy.

I didn't intend on buying it, just confused...

And would you be so kind as to tell me how much this would cost to fix?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/276662672.html

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Does it need to be fixed?

EDIT - Read it agian, I am not sure how much seals go for.
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He alos said he's not sure wether or not it is the seal. He said it could be the whole rear shock may need to be replaced.
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Easy... I'll give you fricken' easy.

I didn't intend on buying it, just confused... and would you be so kind as to tell me how much this would cost to fix?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/276662672.html
That frame is crap...but worth more than $50 on cannondale's trade in program.
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Crap as in Pacific crap or entry level crap or out of this world crap? I mean, crap is used on this site to describe everything, and honestly, sarcasm doesn't translate to me well on the internet... I am kind of inept to the inside jokes and inner workings of here. So if you could clarify on which kind of crap the frame in question is, that would rock.
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I find the word "crap" to be pretty descriptive. The bike performs poorly all across the board.

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Easy... I'll give you fricken' easy.

I didn't intend on buying it, just confused...

And would you be so kind as to tell me how much this would cost to fix?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/276662672.html
for that price i would buy it, who knows the seller might even bring the price down some
http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Bike_ful...ct_19069.shtml
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It would make a good beater bike. I wonder if the suspension actually works? You could put street tires on it and have a nice smooth ride over poorly maintained streets for commutes.
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So, I was doing my daily scan of craigslist (greatest site ever) and came across this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/278295781.html

What is it? Gester? Sounds like x-mart, but I dunno. I'm 2 years into MTB and still riding an entry level Trek 4300... I don't know crap unless it's a Schwinn from the 70's...
X-mart; looks to be the same frame as the Vertical or the Next piles.

I'll sell you a nice Yeti AS-X . . . I'd even get on the ferry and deliver it to Bainbridge
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Easy... I'll give you fricken' easy.

I didn't intend on buying it, just confused...

And would you be so kind as to tell me how much this would cost to fix?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/276662672.html
An acquanitence of mine dropped $300 to get a new rear shock for his Raven sometime in the last year. I think he ended up with a light-duty MX shock because the specs were weird and nothing else would work. I'd shy away.
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