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Old 08-15-05, 12:45 AM   #1
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Which parts would you buy used??

I was planning to build a second bike just for booting around town and maybe some easy off-road. I was going to use a used Specialized, Gary Fisher or KHS frame because they are easy to get used here in Korea. I was also going to put it together almost entirely from used parts because this will be my first build and I don't want to break good stuff. Which parts would you recommend as being worth buying used and which parts would you absolutely not buy used. I don't mind buying new parts if necessary but I already spent over $5000 on my racing bike and other gear this year and I would like to keep my wife.
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Old 08-15-05, 07:14 AM   #2
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I love how it always seems to be a tradeoff between bikes and wives!

Let's see - I wouldn't ever buy a used pair of shorts - not for myself, anyway. Helmets either. You never know what the crash-integrity is of a helmet you haven't seen.

Sometimes visual damage/fatigue isn't telling of a product's life. I stay away from used Aluminum and Carbon frames for that reason. It's just not worth it to me. I have to inspect anything carbon in the cockpit (bar, stem) and steering mechanism (fork, headset).

But I freely buy drivetrain parts (aside from used chains) once they've proven to be functional. I'd also buy used wheels, but I'd have to check the spoke tension and truing myself.
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Old 08-15-05, 07:24 AM   #3
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look at a used frame, wheels, crankset, brakes, and a fork if your careful.
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