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    Finally after two years of searching Craigslist!

    I have been watching for a deal on a full suspension Gary Fisher bike for 2 years, and this popped up this morning on the local craigslist. I took vacation to leave early and jump on the deal. I just beat someone else coming to buy it.




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    So just curious. Based on what you think you 'saved' and the amount of time you spent looking in the last two years, how huch do you think you made per hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    So just curious. Based on what you think you 'saved' and the amount of time you spent looking in the last two years, how huch do you think you made per hour?
    Looking at bikes on craigslist is about pleasure not work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamanu23 View Post
    Looking at bikes on craigslist is about pleasure not work!
    I paid 500$ and feel pretty damn good about it!

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    Persistence pays.

    I have been riding my cross bike on the trails and realized I needed a MTB to fully enjoy the trails, so I started searching for MTB's.
    Realizing that they're waaaaaay outta my price range, I decided to sell the Cross and a fixed that I had to fund the MTB I wanted (Specialized enduro comp).

    Well... I found a s-works stumpjumper and the gentleman wanted to trade for a cyclocross bike. It worked out and I got an amazing bike AND got to keep the fixed.

    I also searched for a few years for a car part and found the exact ($1,200) unit, for $100 and made it to the seller before everyone else (a plethora)

    I think that a simple, "Wow, nice score bud, glad to see that it makes you happy" would have been much classier, but you took the high road. Nose up!

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    Nice score! Hope you have fun riding the crap out of it.
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    I check CL several times every week just to make sure I don't miss the deal of the year. Congrats on your patience and how all the details fell together. Now its time to shred, gnar and kick the berms or whatever the gnarly terms are.............go fast.
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    Sweet bike. I've been doing the same thing. One of these days....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barking Spider View Post
    Persistence pays.

    I have been riding my cross bike on the trails and realized I needed a MTB to fully enjoy the trails, so I started searching for MTB's.
    Realizing that they're waaaaaay outta my price range, I decided to sell the Cross and a fixed that I had to fund the MTB I wanted (Specialized enduro comp).

    Well... I found a s-works stumpjumper and the gentleman wanted to trade for a cyclocross bike. It worked out and I got an amazing bike AND got to keep the fixed.

    I also searched for a few years for a car part and found the exact ($1,200) unit, for $100 and made it to the seller before everyone else (a plethora)

    I think that a simple, "Wow, nice score bud, glad to see that it makes you happy" would have been much classier, but you took the high road. Nose up!
    That is a great bike! And for the money, you probably could not have done better. BTW, I noticed it has GEAX tires. What model? Anything by GEAX are among my favorite tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Rod Lincoln View Post
    That is a great bike! And for the money, you probably could not have done better. BTW, I noticed it has GEAX tires. What model? Anything by GEAX are among my favorite tires.
    Thanks Man!!
    These say Geax Saguaro performance 26x2.20, it is a tubeless system so the seller said but I have not pulled them off yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamanu23 View Post
    Looking at bikes on craigslist is about pleasure not work!
    WaaahaHAHAHaha!

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    Nice find.

    I, too, look daily on CL for that vintage, Italian lugged steel road bike, for $200.

    Doubt I'll ever score, though.

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    Good luck with frame breakage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    Good luck with frame breakage.
    yeah one of my friends has a CF GF and she has cracked several frames... I am hoping the aluminum bike will not ahve the same problem.

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    Nice buy! Good luck with it.
    When I was flipping bikes I used to check CL daily but so many others are checking now it's really hard to find a good deal like you did. Besides, I decided to stop flipping bikes and try riding them. I like it better that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamanu23 View Post
    yeah one of my friends has a CF GF and she has cracked several frames... I am hoping the aluminum bike will not ahve the same problem.
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-c...-test-lab.html
    Take a look at this and see if you're right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack002 View Post
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-c...-test-lab.html
    Take a look at this and see if you're right.
    wow yeah good thing I didn't get a santa cruz! or carbon fiber for that matter...
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