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Old 05-01-07, 10:47 PM
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so this is a great deal right?

Hey guys and gals,
Saw this deal on wheelworld
http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=4211

what do you guys think? all one would need is a frame?
i know its not the wisest to buy things online for noobs but it seems like fun putting all this together ...
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Old 05-01-07, 10:52 PM
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Don't forget to order all the tools you need to do the job.
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Old 05-01-07, 11:27 PM
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Honestly, no. Okay, so $370 for all the parts. You building it yourself? About $100 for tools, and $20 for books and beer. Having the shop build it? Looking around $200 minimum. Honestly, you're better off buying a complete bike for around $550-600 with very close to the same specs, a professional build, a shop you can go to if you have questions/need adjustments, and if a part breaks, it's up to the shop to get it warrantied (if it falls under warranty), rather than you having to go through Wheelworld, and wait for daaayyysss.
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Old 05-02-07, 07:10 AM
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I don't see how that kit is regularly $899... It seems like an ok deal if you had a frame laying around, and already had the tools and books required. but to build from scratch and not having any of the tools/books already it doesn't seem very cost effective.

Cost efficiency be damned, it would be fun to build from scratch. The part i'd worry about is matching all that stuff up to a frame. Is it your first time building a bike? I've never built one. If you've built many bikes you might have the know-how to get that stuff to work easily, but I think on my first build I'd shell out even more dough and buy mostly from my favorite LBS. That way I could ask them several questions without guilt, and they'd be more apt to back me up if something didn't work right.. like if the frame they ordered for me didn't match the BB they ordered for me, they'd be more apt to swap them or cut some kind of deal.
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Old 05-02-07, 07:28 AM
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Marry that kit to this frame, and you're on a bike for under $400. An easy build for a Saturday afternoon.

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Old 05-02-07, 07:29 AM
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I think for $550-600, you could get a bike with better specs than Alivio level components. Plus a warranty.
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Old 05-02-07, 09:51 AM
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ok

Alright, thanks for the input guys. I dont think I will be buying it.
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Old 05-02-07, 10:57 AM
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Other than the rear deore those are pretty much the components to an iron horse maverick 5.5 that's $359 assembled.

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Originally Posted by Stacey
Marry that kit to this frame, and you're on a bike for under $400. An easy build for a Saturday afternoon.

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I saw this thread and thought about it, but the brakes are disc, and the frame is not.
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