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    Downhill_Wanabe
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    $450 for a kona stinky?

    Friend of mine said he would sell his kona stinky to me for $450, its a sweet bike but is it a good deal? Or could i get a better price? Arent they about $1500 retail?

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    What year is it? It might be a really old one...
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    it looks exactly like the one of the site, 2004 i think

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    Well unless its broken or something he knows about that you dont (but if he's a good friend he probably wouldn't fo to you) it sounds pretty good. Just make sure you check it over before buying.
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    im inspecting it tomorow, got any hints on what to look for on used bikes? faults and such...?

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    id check the sprokets and frame welds. take it for a ride shift gears, do simple tricks etc to make sure ur comfortable with it.

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    Yeah definately check the weld spots and head tube area. Like hardinge915 said, have a ride and make sure you're comfortable with it. If you dont like how it rides, dont buy it.
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    Why not take your friend to the bike store have them look at it (with you there) and if it checks out, buy it immediately!

    What a deal! Sure is a nice friend

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    is it just the frame or the complete bike?

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    If it's a good bike you gotta jump on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downhill_Wanabe
    Friend of mine said he would sell his kona stinky to me for $450, its a sweet bike but is it a good deal? Or could i get a better price? Arent they about $1500 retail?
    $1700

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    is it just the frame or the complete bike?
    complete bike, just been serviced.

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    Kona stinky is like 1500 us and 2000 cdn.

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    they are $3000 for me

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    That's because we live in Australia and are stooged with bike prices.

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    dont forget to check fork crowns!

    SC forks on a freeride bike... Look for cracks under the crown near the steerer
    also see how true the wheels are, a bashed weelset usally means a trashed bike...
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    If its an 04 Stinky, its got Drop Off Triples (DC fork). But still a good idea to check crowns.
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    sounds like a deal, but be careful, if this guy is a good friend there should be no problems but you can never be too careful.
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    yeah, if he wont let you ride it (which he should) back spin and check to make sure all the teeth are on the spokets, otherwise you may end up payin full price for repairs, sorry Raiyn
    Last edited by hardinge915; 12-12-04 at 11:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardinge915
    yeah, if he wont let u ride it
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    If you don't know what you are doing, bring it to a shop and let them inspect if over and ask them if they think it is worth it.
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    Downhill_Wanabe
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    i had a look today, i check every spot, went for a ride, did some heavy weight pedaling, checked all the gears, forks work fine, brakes are all good, ive got him to give it to a bike shop for them to certify all welds and things are ok, and they will give me a signed form of approval, neat huh?

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    well done, you just picked up yourself a great bike if the dealer thinks its ok. Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Kona stinky is like 1500 us and 2000 cdn.
    just checked the website....its more than i originally thought...1900

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    2k4 stinky MSRP 1699.99 USD
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