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    getting a good frame?

    hey, im looking at this 2006 Norco Bigfoot frame. ive talked to the guy and im going to meet him soon to get it. just wondering, what are some things to look at on a frame to make sure its not bent or anything is wrong with it. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    what are some things to look at on a frame to make sure its not bent or anything is wrong with it.[?]
    Check the BB threading to make sure it's not jacked up. Also look closely at all of the welds for signs of stress, cracking, separation, etc.

    If it's bent or badly dented, you'll know.
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    BB threading jacked up? whats jacked up mean? like all messed up? also, the guy says it a replacement frame from Norco, so its never been built, and apperently never seen the outside. and theres a brace thing between the stays on the dropouts, so i take it the stays are straight
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    BB threading jacked up? whats jacked up mean? like all messed up? also, the guy says it a replacement frame from Norco, so its never been built, and apperently never seen the outside. and theres a brace thing between the stays on the dropouts, so i take it the stays are straight
    Just look at the threading on the bottom bracket and make sure it's not stripped or ruined from some dumbass trying to install the bb incorrectly.
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    ok, sounds good, anything else?
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    Make sure it fits you well.

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    i know the size, my friend has a Norco Sasquatch, which is the same frame, and also the same size and i feel good on it.
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    i got the frame, its sweet. it wont be built until next summer (i need more money)
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    Putting off a bike related purchase because of a "lack of money"? What kind of wrong person are you? For heaven's sake go sell your TV or house or something!

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    im 14, i cant really do that (but i would if i could)
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    ^^ Mow some lawn, sell some lemonade, come on kid! That bike isn't going to build itself!
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    lol, i mow a couple lawns, but after July, the grass just doesnt grow, too much sun, not enough water. selling lemonade isnt my cup of tea. i made a good $800 in June and July (my birthday helped, a lot) but ya, i hope to have it done by the end of next july
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    I'm only 16 XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    lol, i mow a couple lawns, but after July, the grass just doesnt grow, too much sun, not enough water.
    Now start raking leaves and shoveling snow
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    i plan to go around all winter and shovel, and i am raking a couple peoples leaves later this fall, any other good ideas?
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