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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
It does make me feel silly for not being willing to pay for a custom stem. I'm counting pennies and spending 50s. SHEESH!

I did this math on the De Rosa Titanio, where I got EVERYTHING at deep discount, and I still ended up higher than I thought possible. It's the little stuff!

As a comparison:

$125 Litespeed MTB frame
$50 Stumpjumper donor bike, still have frame, shifters, stem, bars and a few other bits
$30 rack
$70 Panaracer tires
$75 Tektro Levers, Commands and front derialleur
$12 bar tape
$50 Brooks B-17
$20 seatpost

Just over $400 and still have a Stumpjumper frame and a bunch of parts. Obviously the parts and frame costs were different, but you can see how much was saved going the donor route. At just north of $400, I ended up with a bike I love with a ti frame and parts that work well (for the most part).

How about you PM me when you find another Litespeed MTB in XL for that kind of $$$.
The price you paid for that frame and the stump jumper makes the cost go WAY down.

It's still a very good deal for a huffy!
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