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Old 02-23-15, 04:19 AM
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$1

Yep, $1 is all it cost.
Spied this frame on an auction site here in NZ, so did my mate at work, a coin toss later I went home and put a $1 down and then sorta forgot!
Came home today and mucked around for a while then just after dinner got an email alert on my phone, checked it only to find a notification of payment instructions? A little bit of head scratching as my phone loaded up the auction, and then well a bit of a hoot, showed my wife.
I then did what all good mates would do . . . texted my work mate for a bit of a brag!!


Anyway enough waffle, onto the pics



So new Headset, A Head conversion, Bontrager stem, original seat post, original fork and stem.
Stunned.

Not too sure what way the build will go, might even throw a shock at it for bumpyish stuff? Who knows.
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Old 02-23-15, 04:44 AM
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wow, good score! perfect for a drop bar MTB or a single speed. Or both, if you're feeling brave
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Old 02-23-15, 04:53 AM
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Yea, I am pretty stoked . . . just converted it to US $'s and it comes to a grand total of 75c !?

Too good to be true, so I have told myself the frame is cracked and that all the other parts are well well worth the hard earned coin, that way I will be even more happy with my luck come time to pick up!
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Old 02-24-15, 12:33 AM
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Was hoping to go get it tonight, but seller has asked me to go tomorrow?! I get a little impatient with the waiting, like a kid on Christmas day.
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Wow!!! Good for you!

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Old 02-25-15, 03:06 AM
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I got it home and it is MINT
Now just got to figure out what to do with it.
I set up a Marin Pine Mountain as a dropbar conversion, yet have not finished it, so I can easily see all the 3550 Sora group go over to this bike.
Did I tell you guys how mint it is?
I will get some pics tomorrow.
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Old 02-25-15, 03:26 AM
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I'm pretty sure the fork is not bent.

Impressive, great shot in the light when few other folks were looking.
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No, fork is not bent pics to come later on today.
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What kind of dollar?
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Tom, it is the kind of dollar that does not get me in trouble with my wife!
Got a wheel set on it today, and a set of drops, although I do not know if I will go that way or not.
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I have as said above Sora 3550 cranks,mech s, shifters, some Tektro canti's, black LX hubs, so it could end up that way.
I also have a full black LX group, so it could go 3 x 8.
Or I could go more modern Xt.
As you guys can see I really have no idea what I will do.
Frame has very little scratches no dings/dents, to date this is the tidiest 2nd hand frame I have got.
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Kick @$$
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mountaindave, Thanks I think its pretty cool, just so tidy with frame protecting tape everywhere any cable comes into contact with frame means very little scratches.

I am in the process of putting on the Sora stuff, will pic when most of it is on.
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I would go flat bar, single speed, biggest/chunkiest tires that will fit. Shred trail.

That bike looks really tight and fun.
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Thanks bane, I had thought of that only I have a single speed in the works already.

Do not like the way it looks with the Sora bits I will photo tomorrow and see what you guys think.
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Nice bike!
I keep a spot open for a drop bar conversion of a mt bike - that looks like it will fill that niche nicely.
Great Deal.
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