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Old 09-19-15, 05:25 AM
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scott summit vintage mtb

Hi guys, this bike popped on local ads site. I have very little knowledge about mtb bikes and i am wondering if it is worth buying. It is on shimano stx and tanmge tubes, so i suppose it was pretty decent bike back in the day. Looks litte rusty so i dont know if its worth the effort. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-19-15, 06:58 AM
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It's a fine bike. Looks like a 1995 model (specs: 1995 Scott Summit - BikePedia ) so it was $480 new. To me the "rust" looks more like dirt. I'm guessing it would clean up nicely. The tires are replacements so they should still have some life in them. Hate the saddle.

Whether or not you should buy it depends on fit and price. If it's much more than $100 I'd pass.
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Old 09-19-15, 07:13 AM
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Whether or not you should buy it depends on fit and price. If it's much more than $100 I'd pass.
Add to that, it's not much of an MTB at the moment, slick type tires won't work well off road, that saddle look real bad, and will add a whole lot of weight to the bike, and would be checking the extension of the stem, as it looks like it probably on it's max, if not over.
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Old 09-19-15, 09:50 AM
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Thans for replies, I am aware that some consumables have to be replaced, tires included, but the bike is around 70$ so i think it is worth at least checking out. Can someone tell the size from pics? doesent look too big in my opinion. I ride 56cm road bike.
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Old 09-19-15, 09:56 AM
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Decent bike at $70. Looks to be 18-19 inch frame but hard to tell from the pics. The tires are actually a good choice since vintage mtbs work best as commuters/all around bikes and knobbies are not a good choice for these uses. The saddle looks OK. I'd check it out at $70; that looks to be fairly priced.

I'm a big fan of vintage mtbs and I tend to buy at or around this price. Just picked up a 1990ish specialized rockhopper as a "guest" or loaner bike for $50.
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Old 09-19-15, 10:09 AM
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yeah, im a looking for autumn/winter commuter and occasional gravel or forest path ride, so i think that should do ok, im gonna check it out tomorrow
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Old 09-20-15, 08:43 AM
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yeah, im a looking for autumn/winter commuter and occasional gravel or forest path ride, so i think that should do ok, im gonna check it out tomorrow
If your planning on using it for this, the tires will be fine.
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Old 09-20-15, 11:13 AM
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Well, I could not resist and i bought it. For 60$ i think its a reasonable deal. I have to replace that crappy plastic pedals and its good to go.I am a little concerned about that crankset though. Its fc-mc 12 and I read that they were recalled by shimano because of defective design. I heard that shimano offer replacements to this day. Can anyone say something about it?
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I can't say anything about the crank but that is an outstanding deal at $60; that's a good looking bike and you'll get a lot of use out of it.
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I 100% had a crankset replaced on a bike within the past 3 years that was part of the recall. Just walked into a bike shop, and they kept it, sent the bad parts to shimano and got a new bottom bracket/chain/crankset. They installed EVERYTHING and returned it to me. Shimano covered 100% of the repair. Replacement crankset was new, but it had riveted on chainrings. I want to say it was Altus level?
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