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Old 11-12-04, 06:07 PM   #1
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Game: Upgrade my bike with $200.

Let's see who's the best shopper/savvy bike part knower.

You have $200 USD to upgrade a Stock Kona Fire Mountain. Whoever makes the most drastic performance changes for the better wins.

You can also sell parts of the bike.

MZ-Comp Fork $70
Frame-$150
Grips-$7
Pedals and Cranks together-$30
Rear Der-$9
Front Der (This is an Acera not an Altus)-$5
Shifters-$20
Shifting Set-$40

Rules: You cannot use Ebay unless an auction has Buy it Now. You may use past auctions as long as they are not more than a week old.

Go! *Hopes thread is popular*
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Old 11-12-04, 06:15 PM   #2
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Let's see who's the best shopper/savvy bike part knower.

You have $200 USD to upgrade a Stock Kona Fire Mountain. Whoever makes the most drastic performance changes for the better wins.

You can also sell parts of the bike.

MZ-Comp Fork $70
Frame-$150
Grips-$7
Pedals and Cranks together-$30
Rear Der-$9
Front Der (This is an Acera not an Altus)-$5
Shifters-$20
Shifting Set-$40

Rules: You cannot use Ebay unless an auction has Buy it Now. You may use past auctions as long as they are not more than a week old.

Go! *Hopes thread is popular*
I think this is interesting, i think it will be interesting what people say
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Old 11-12-04, 06:26 PM   #3
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The fork might give the most obvious change, especially if you don't already have one.
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Old 11-12-04, 06:51 PM   #4
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35 LX rear
20 LX chain
64 LX crank
19 LX compatible bb
34 LX cassette
60 LX (not the hydraulic) shifter/break combo
-40 selling shifting set
30 XT front (because its a dollar cheaper than the LX on jenson, go figure)
-whatever pedals and cranks and rear..go swap some beaters pedals until you get more money
37 front/rear deore disc compatible hubs

Now you are swank in LX!
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hmmm not too bad

What are BB? I've seen this term thrown around a lot and I have no idea what it means.

I have a fork; The Marzocchi MZ-Comp

Can anyone do better? Maybe some pinkbike, ebay, used forum place type things have some parts for sale?

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Old 11-12-04, 10:07 PM   #6
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"What are BB? I've seen this term thrown around a lot and I have no idea what it means."

Are you ****ting me ? Yunno, BB, Big Brother right?
No, Bo ttom bracket is what connects the two crank arms so that they can revolve. The BB cartridge is fitted through the bottom bracket shell of your frame, and it is also important to make sure your BB is compatible with your crankset otherwise it wont fit.

By the way, all the prices i listed were new from jensonusa. In that spec really your aren't NOT replacing much -- handlebars, stem, seatpost, fork, seat, frame. But upping the drivetrain like that would be a huge improvement, in my opinion, especially if you are moving from cheaper altus/acera parts. It'll be like night and day.
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I win

2005 Marzocchi DJ1-$520
RaceFace Diabolus Stem and Crankset $350 and $80
E.Thirteen SRS-$150
Mavic EX721 rims laced to Hope Bulbs $590
Hope Mono M6's $530
Michelin Comp24.1 softs $110
Stans No tubes setup-$110
BMW Shinburgers-$160
Thomson Elite Seatpost-$80
Selle Italia Karve saddle-$50
Easton Monkey Light Scandium Bars$90
ODI Rogue Lock ons.-$35
Chris King Steelset$149
Sram X.9/X.0 combo. $189
DT Swiss DT Ti's-54
Weiperman Connex 905 chain-$70
Goldtec Goldtec Ti Cassette- $180
Total cost: $3,297.00 USD.
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Old 11-12-04, 10:36 PM   #8
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just a tad bit overbudget there
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You forgot the TI Campy chain......tag on another $300
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Fox F80x fork $775

Done.
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Old 11-12-04, 11:39 PM   #11
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Foes XTD fork.......good ole' $2500-$3k
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so much for $200, eh? I say let's just swap out the frame with a Seven Cycles Olympic Edition Sola frame! And how about some Eggbeater triple ti pedals along with it?
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Hm.....havent seen the OE Sola yet, sweet bikes though....love admiring the ones in my basement
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Sevens are absolutely beautiful... but boy do you ever pay for them. But that just goes back to the "you get what you pay for" thing. I would absolutely love to have one myself. Definitely one of the nicest hardtails I've seen so far. Titanium makes me melt.
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Nobody likes games eh?
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Well what dont you like most.....there has to be something. If it were me, id buy a new fork.....I really dont mind drivetrains much, XT deraileurs are nice though. If you got a used Fox Vanilla RL or something of the sort, im sure it would make a big difference.
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Well what dont you like most.....there has to be something. If it were me, id buy a new fork.....I really dont mind drivetrains much, XT deraileurs are nice though. If you got a used Fox Vanilla RL or something of the sort, im sure it would make a big difference.
It wasn't asking for advice really. It was seeing who could trick out this bike the most with only $200.

Come on, trick it out with $200. You know you want to.
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derailleurs are derailleurs, they won't make you faster or do anything to 'performance'. A nice fork will do the most for the bike. I've got a 10 year old steel bike with rusty alivo derailleurs and the darn things still work fine
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The point is you can't trick a bike out with just $200.
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wait...yes he can...give me the 200 dollars and I'll polish it up.
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The point is you can't trick a bike out with just $200.

I was trying to use your trendy "mountain biker slang"

FINE!

WHO CAN GET THE MOST UPGRADED PARTS FOR THEIR MONEY WITH $200!? (Or biggest performance/parts/most stupendest bike increase)


OR, PICK A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 AND 1 MILLION AND I'LL TELL YOU IF YOU'RE RIGHT?

DON'T YOU LIKE GAMES?

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I was trying to use your trendy "mountain biker slang"

FINE!

WHO CAN GET THE MOST UPGRADED PARTS FOR THEIR MONEY WITH $200!? (Or biggest performance/parts/most stupendest bike increase)


OR, PICK A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 AND 1 MILLION AND I'LL TELL YOU IF YOU'RE RIGHT?

DON'T YOU LIKE GAMES?

Guess what kind of pie I'm thinking of.
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this game sucks.
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*pulls finger*

*barbershop quartet made out of wax starts baking*
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