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Old 05-01-07, 06:48 PM
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Need advice on mountain bike

I right now have a Ironhorse Assualt FR1 2005 or 2006 model... not really sure. I want to install disc brakes, but it's almost cheaper to buy a whole new bike w/ disc brakes then disc brakes alone. I wanted to know how much I would be able to sell it for. This bike is in good shape and is still working like new. It's only been driven 2 or 3 months becuase I got it near the END of last summer. I was looking at a K2 bike from sportchek becuase they are cheap and they have disc brakes in the front and back. The K2 is 299.99 and I wanted to know how much I could sell my ironhorse for**********
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Old 05-01-07, 06:51 PM
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Don't buy a bike from SportChek or any other big box store. Go to a BIKE SHOP where bicycles are the primary business not a department
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Old 05-02-07, 01:19 PM
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ypu didn't answer my question, what could I sell my bike for>
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Old 05-02-07, 04:50 PM
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WTF?!? I payed 400 for it and used it 5 or 6 times???
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Old 05-02-07, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by travisvotour
WTF?!? I payed 400 for it and used it 5 or 6 times???
You got robbed. For one thing, Shimano Tourney is the absolute BOTTOM of the barrel. Like $15 for a rear derailieur. Seriously get yourself to a REAL bike shop.
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imho... i'm not really sure you're going about buying a new bike in the right direction. if you're simply wanting to have disc brakes for the sake of having disc brakes (or the look), why not just buy some Avid BB5's from pricepoint.com? that would be about $75 total, and you wouldn't feel ripped off from your old bike, and could keep it.
disc brakes should be one of, not the only, component to look for in a bike. unless you're buying a bike with at least LX or comparable SRAM, you'll find yourself upset again when you change your mind and go to sell it. if you wanna go cheap, look on craigslist for good used bikes. there are a couple of nice specialized bikes here in SD for under $300 right now.
also, about selling your bike- it's tough to get top dollar for your bike unless it is an in demand bike. my friend is trying to sell a classic GT LTS and is having a tough time because EVERYONE is selling their bikes right now to get new ones.
good luck with whatever route you go
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I go mud biking a dirt jumping and my v-brakes get wet SUPER quick
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Not on that thing.
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Screw You, just cause I don't have 5000 dollars to spend on a bike doesn't mean it doesn't work. I love my bike, your a complete DUMB ASS. I asked a question, all I wanted was an answer. So get a life, go play with your 1000 dollar bike somewhere else and get off the freakin internet or ull be fatter then you probably are
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Originally Posted by travisvotour
<personal attack removed>, just cause I don't have 5000 dollars to spend on a bike doesn't mean it doesn't work. I love my bike, <personal attack removed>. I asked a question, all I wanted was an answer. So get a life, go play with your 1000 dollar bike somewhere else <personal attack removed>
Nobody said you need to spend $5000 on a bike. (For what it's worth I wrote a piece for this forum on buying a bike in the $500 pricepoint) However purchasing a bike at a Big Box Store will ensure that you get the absolute least you can for the money.
I've been around bikes and doing my own wrenching for over 20 years. Your current bike isn't worth anything near the $400 the current model is selling for. I'm choosing to ignore your blatant violations of forum policy to get this point across GO TO A REAL BIKE SHOP NOT A DAMN DEPARTMENT STORE.
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Originally Posted by travisvotour
WTF?!? I payed 400 for it and used it 5 or 6 times???
Brand new ones are going for about $319. You could probably craigslist it for $200, maybe $250.
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Originally Posted by travisvotour
Screw You, just cause I don't have 5000 dollars to spend on a bike doesn't mean it doesn't work. I love my bike, your a complete DUMB ASS. I asked a question, all I wanted was an answer. So get a life, go play with your 1000 dollar bike somewhere else and get off the freakin internet or ull be fatter then you probably are
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Seriously get yourself to a REAL bike shop.
If you do nothing more at least do this. I tried the cheap way and thought it was good enough too, until I rode a real bike! Even the bottom/entry level models at the bike shops are better than anything in the department stores. See if they have any 2006 models left on clearance. I got a $500 bike last year for $375 at the end of the season and it rocks!
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Old 05-04-07, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Top post of the month!!!
I know, you agree with me right?
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Top post of the month!!!
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I know, you agree with me right?
Not exactly, but how you got your panties in a bunch was awesome!
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