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agressor 02-04-13 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Bike85 (Post 15202321)
Hello All,

I dont know much about bikes. I bought this off of CL for $550. Owner told me the frame was an '01 Moab and that he made a ton of upgrades. Any insights would be appreciated as I know little about bikes. It seems to ride well.

Thanks!

Man! Why did you just wasted this money on old bike? We understand you're newbie, but hey you should ask someone more knowledgeable about bikes before you buy this one. For this money you can get brand new decent hardtail bike w/good components. On the other hand, what's done - it's done. And I only wish the best with your purchase. Ride safe man!

Burton 02-05-13 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by agressor (Post 15234323)
Man! Why did you just wasted this money on old bike? We understand you're newbie, but hey you should ask someone more knowledgeable about bikes before you buy this one. For this money you can get brand new decent hardtail bike w/good components. On the other hand, what's done - it's done. And I only wish the best with your purchase. Ride safe man!

Just curious - if this particular bike ever made it to CL - what do younthonk it should sell for? http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Ultra-Project

Daspydyr 02-05-13 10:14 AM

I thonk that is a pretty sweet build. XT is a favorite of mine. But $350 would be the highest I would go-IF I were into skinny tires I mean!

ColinL 02-05-13 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15238740)
Just curious - if this particular bike ever made it to CL - what do younthonk it should sell for? http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Ultra-Project

you won't be able to get anywhere near your money back out of it, I'm afraid.

DMC707 02-05-13 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by cobba (Post 15202991)

Men’s Journal said this bike "should have been named ‘the Cannibal,’ because it eats-up everything in its class." If you’ve got an appetite for maximum performance at a minuscule cost, dinner is served.

I love this quote ! -- LOL

DMC707 02-05-13 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Burton (Post 15238740)
Just curious - if this particular bike ever made it to CL - what do younthonk it should sell for? http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Ultra-Project

Thats a great looking bike Burton!

Burton 02-05-13 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ColinL (Post 15239681)
you won't be able to get anywhere near your money back out of it, I'm afraid.

Not to spoil the party - but that's not my bike. Someone else put all that work into that baby, and although I might agree he might not recoup everything he put into it, using the value of the original, stock configuration to try to determine a fair resale price for something thats nothing like the original, stock configuration wouldn't exactly be fair. That was kinda the point.

My own ongoing build is here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-The-Un-hybrid
and very much like that other bike, currently about the only thing that's stock is the frameset.


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