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Old 08-30-07, 08:19 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a mountain bike, but I am new to all this, can anyone tell me if the cairn 7005 series aluminum bike is a good bike. thank you.
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Old 08-31-07, 12:42 AM   #2
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Moving this from Bike Mechanics to Mountain Biking.

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Old 08-31-07, 10:12 AM   #3
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I never heard of Cairn. What are you looking at?

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Old 09-01-07, 12:04 PM   #4
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this is the compleated ebay auction niether one of us can find anything on this bike!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:EF:US:1
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I put the link to ebay on there with pictures of the bike, I live in missouri, not sure where this bike comes from, or anything about it really
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bad photos

I know the photos are really not good, just wanting any information I can get on the bike.
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Old 09-01-07, 01:23 PM   #7
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the stickers read carin on the top tube, muntainsmith onthe botom tube, the tires are maxxis, and i can see that its got mechanical disc brakes
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If you're new to bikes, or even to mountain bikes, I think you should stay away from buying a sight-unseen, unridden bike on eBay that no one has ever heard of. It is a pretty sure bet you'll regret it. Ebay is a pretty self-regulating market, and it's virtually guaranteed that you won't find an AMAZING deal that no one else has seen... if prices stay really low on a bike, there is usually a good reason.

You'll be better off buying a new or used bike locally -- if you have any friends who ride, buy them a beer (or a chocolate milk, depending on your age!) and get them to come along to check out anything you might want to purchase. Test ride as extensively as you can. And if you're only looking to spend a few hundred bucks, steer clear of full-suspension and get a (more) decent hardtail. Just my two cents...
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thanks for the two cents, I have already purchased the bike, I started on this forum the last day of the sale, and had to decide before I had much information, I know thats not the best way to go about it, so hopefully the seller is a honest person and the bike is what he says it is, anyway I should have the bike in about a week and then I will know more. Thanks for all the input, if anyone who has ever seen this bike before or knows a website or anywhere to learn more about it please let me know. Thanks
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cant find any info, but when you get the bike, take pictures of everything and post them (do you know how? just ask) and we'll tell you whats good on it, and what you'll want to (consider) replace(ing). hopefully its a good bike though

and when you get it, take of that stupid kickstand (hopefully the previous owner put it there
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cant find any info, but when you get the bike, take pictures of everything and post them (do you know how? just ask) and we'll tell you whats good on it, and what you'll want to (consider) replace(ing). hopefully its a good bike though

and when you get it, take of that stupid kickstand (hopefully the previous owner put it there

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well if it wasnt put there by the previous owner, it cant be a good bike
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Old 09-02-07, 08:46 PM   #17
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im not disagreeing kickstands suck
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