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can any one tell me what type of bike is this ?

Old 04-09-12, 11:47 PM
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can any one tell me what type of bike is this ?

im new to road bike, i do it with my friend but i havent actually asked him if he knows what my bike is, but i used it for road riding, and i want to sell it so i want to know what it really is, can anyone really tell me what it is ?

https://bikeeeeeiii.tumblr.com/

here is a website where i have pictures of my bike... can anyone help me please ?
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Old 04-10-12, 12:23 AM
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just a guess, but it looks like a Specialized mountain bike with front suspension. Not sure what's going on with that rear suspension.
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Old 04-10-12, 12:33 AM
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alright thanks man
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Old 04-10-12, 04:04 AM
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1996 Specialized Ground Control A1
Brand new it was $1,499, so you might be able to get a few hundred dollars if you find the right buyer.
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Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
1996 Specialized Ground Control A1
you might be able to get a few hundred dollars if you find the right buyer.
That is extremely optimistic.
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Originally Posted by Seb71 View Post
That is extremely optimistic.
The bike looks like it is in good shape, it has Deore components, and it's a major brand bicycle. $175-$225 depending in your location. I just sold an old road master for $75, so $175 for that specialized isn't too far off.
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Old 04-11-12, 02:12 AM
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Maybe if it that was a hardtail. But not with that frame.
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Old 04-11-12, 03:33 PM
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Seb, nothing really WRONG with the frame, it's just an outdated design. Still the "Horst Link" FSR.
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That frame would be great for someone who wants to do a custom utility cycle build.

It wouldn't be too hard to make an extension for the bottom, and the attachment points for the shock would make attaching a strong deck for the top incredibly easy.

Another nice thing about rear suspension designs is that by changing the length of the shock (or the angle of the extension for the utility cycle idea) you can change the geometry of the bike.

I turned an old FS (FlexPro I think, but it's been a while) into a comfort cruiser. A shorter softer spring gave it a lower bb and more relaxed angles, and made for a smooth ride over potholes and cracked pavement. For a utility cycle I'd probably go the other direction and raise the seat tube a couple degrees (and probably lose the front suspension), but that's just my preference.

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