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Old 02-01-12, 12:24 AM   #1
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I dont know what kind of bike this is. help?

i found a a bike by a dumpster and i was wondering if it is worth my trouble to mess with. it says mt shasta on the frame and is a dark blue/black color paint. any ideas on what it might be? thank you for the help.
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Old 02-01-12, 01:04 AM   #2
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Low-end, best for transportation use or some casual riding. If it's by a dumpster, there may be a good reason, so inspect it for bent forks, crumpled frame tubes from a frontal impact, then move on to the bearings, wheel trueness/roundness/denting, shifter operation and brake systems.
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Pretty good old-school mtbs. Not worth throwing much money at. If you're good at wrenching and it doesn't need many new parts, or you have a bin of parts already then it's worth it if you ask me.

I probably wouldn't spend more than $40 on it unless I rode it and fell in love for some reason.

Don't we get pics?
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I'll get some pics up today. The only thing that I can see wrong with it is it needs new tires pretty bad. Nothing is bent and the brakes work fine. I peeled about 5 million stickers off of it. Should be getting new tires for it today though then maybe painting it a flat black.
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Pretty good old-school mtbs. Not worth throwing much money at. If you're good at wrenching and it doesn't need many new parts, or you have a bin of parts already then it's worth it if you ask me.

I probably wouldn't spend more than $40 on it unless I rode it and fell in love for some reason.

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I don't think I would pay anything for a bike found at a dumpster.
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junkyard = shrewd businessman
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Put new tires and tubes on it. It rides great. Taking it to the local park for a ride here in a little bit.
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Just saw that this bike has shimano decore xt brakes and sprockets. I tried to do a little research on them but I was just wondering if they were good? Also it's a mt Shasta backwoods? Any info on these things would be greatly appreciated.
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Googling tells me this bike is a GT. Or atleast riddled with many GT parts. Early 90s. Pics would be nice but googling provided a few beauties
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woooo XT! Never seen one so nicely specced. All I remember is Shimano A-groups and their predecessors the x00 GS groups.

Looks like there were XT equipped Shastas, the tempest model. Someone must've upgraded the RD on your Backwoods.

The backwoods still has a Tange frame though, so you're stoked. I love Tange tubing!
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I don't think I would pay anything for a bike found at a dumpster.
Sounds good to me. Feel free to drive by these lousy dumpster finds and leave them for me to pick up. I've racked up ~$800 between 3 dumpster finds flipped on CL. One was a really nice condition Bridgestone road bike that I put new bar tape and tires on, greased bearings, rode for a summer, then sold for $300. Total score.
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Sounds good to me. Feel free to drive by these lousy dumpster finds and leave them for me to pick up. I've racked up ~$800 between 3 dumpster finds flipped on CL. One was a really nice condition Bridgestone road bike that I put new bar tape and tires on, greased bearings, rode for a summer, then sold for $300. Total score.
I was simply responding to Lester who said he'd pay $40 for the bike found at the dumpster. To me, that seems like poor economics when you can have it for free.
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Maybe he meant $40.00 in upgrades....
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In that case, I agree fully.
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