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    Trek Y-22 Frame input

    Hey folks, I recently came across a deal (I think) for a Trek Y-22 frame. For $100, I get the frame (carbon "Y" is in mint condition, alum. swingarm is in fair condition, has new rear Fox shock, and a set of handlebars with shifters). I was wondering what you thought of this frame? I've read mixed reviews on it, almost everyone who has owned one has loved it, and everyone who hasn't owned one has ran it into the ground. Anyone out there ever own or ride one of these? Give me some feedback, the buy will go down tomorrow afternoon. And for the record, it will be used mostly as a city bike just taking cruises on (for now).
    The last of a dying breed..

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    as a city bike it's fine, if you were looking for a real MTB i wouldn't do it

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    I agree with Peter. No I have never owned one but many of my friends have.

    Here's the low down on how the suspension works

    because the BB is located on the swingarm of the bike and the pivot is usually infront of and above the BB it works great when seated, but when standing most of your weight is put onto the BB and guess what when you put your weight on there it then puts weight on the swing arm. What happens is you weight is then working against the swingarms natural motion to want to move up when it hits a bump... your body is actually holding the swingarm down.

    Make sense?

    but for a city bike, yeah, for 100 bucks you get a cool lookin frame that will work just find around town.... other than that there are many other options out there for suspension designs that work GREAT compared to a y-bike

    Hope that info helped...
    if you aren't having fun, then you get rigid, stiff, crash, cry and then you make your new friend run away..... (there don't you feel less nervous now?)

    when it's snowin check this place out http://www.treelinemedia.ca/phpBB2/index.php

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    Dont buy that.
    Dont PM me.

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    I wouldn't get it. It has the old outdated Unified rear triangle design that wastes alot of pedaling energy.

    If you want a city bike I would get either a road bike or a hybrid bike.

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    bike frame

    I am looking for that rear triangle if you decide to sell let me know.

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    a white man... Please tell me that's your actual name..
    '06 Stumpjumper HT

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by awhiteman View Post
    I am looking for that rear triangle if you decide to sell let me know.
    This is a four year old thread. I have a feeling he doesn't have it anymore.
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    ssssshhhhh! BAD MOD!
    '06 Stumpjumper HT

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    DickyJ? Why do you keep bumping this??

    Awwww dangit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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