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Old 06-04-10, 12:42 PM   #1
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sites for buy/sell Used mountain bike parts?

Anyone know where one might look other than this forum and ebay? I've been hunting for a frame, and my budget is low.. seems like most of whats available for sale is big bucks. Where do old MTB frames go to die?
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Old 06-04-10, 12:53 PM   #2
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Anyone know where one might look other than this forum and ebay? I've been hunting for a frame, and my budget is low.. seems like most of whats available for sale is big bucks. Where do old MTB frames go to die?
Craigslist, mtbr.com (the classifieds section) would be additional places you can check. You could also buy a cheap new frame like the one Nashbar sells http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/ProductDisplay?storeId=10053&langId=-1&catalogId=10052&productId=173009&cm_mmc=$%28referrer%29$-_-Bicycles-_-Nashbar-_-NB-MDBAF&CSE=GooglePS&mr:trackingCode=DE1D1C95-1282-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA.
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Old 06-04-10, 01:35 PM   #3
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Supposedly, people find a lot of old but good bikes at yard sales and even the city dump. One custom builder on the net comes to mind who sources bottom brackets and head tubes from fames almost exclusively from the dump. He says you can ask them to set aside stuff like this for awhile so you can check it out.
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Old 06-04-10, 01:52 PM   #4
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i just bought a bike from a police recovered high-end stolen bikes auction

i usually buy my parts on ebay as you can find really good deals there sometimes! Just bought SLX rear derailleur, brand new for $20
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i usually buy my parts on ebay as you can find really good deals there sometimes! Just bought SLX rear derailleur, brand new for $20
Do you have to worry about fakes? Is Craigslist any good? I've seen some nice stuff there but I don't want to buy stolen/half-dead crap.
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Craigslist is ok...as long as you read into the seller well. If the guy looks like a desperate dirtbag - most likely it may be stolen, or acquired through dubious means.

My experience shows the ones to be aware of are the ones who think they can command outrageous prices for older bikes. If they cannot accept your lowball(and justifiably so) price...just walk.
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if i'm looking for a frame i go around town on garbage night and weekends looking for people that are cleaning out there garage or having garage sales. i have found some really nice frames for nothing or real cheap like $2. some need a fair bit of work but are drivable and some just need the tires to be inflated.
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research your area, here in boise we have a bike co-op thats where i go to get used stuff they have been springing up all over the place, i guess it depends on how popular biking is in your area. Ive found some good stuff got my trek8000 frame for 8 bucks from the co-op
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