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Old 11-11-07, 09:24 PM
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Changing up: what do to with the old frame?

Hi there. I'm going to be making a new bike next year, purpose built for backcountry touring/long distance trail riding. Probably a Surly Big Dummy or a Hardtail with a Freeradical.

Long story short, I hate to waste stuff, but i'm also short on money being a student. The plan is to get the frame for the bike and put most of the components from my Fuji 2 Diamond on it. The question being, is the frame worth *anything* at all? Its been a pretty reliable bike, but isn't anything spectacular at all.

https://bike-alog.com/BikePedia/Quick...mond&Type=bike

The frame, shock, fork and bottom bracket wouldn't be getting used on the new bike. Should I just bring this thing to the next MEC gear swap and give it away, or maybe take the shock/fork off and recycle the frame?
Is it worth asking a little for it on ebay or something? Probably can't hurt to try, i'm just curious on your take.

Edit: Sorry, I just realized the bike is the 2001 model. Can't find much info on it, its almost exactly the same bike. The shock is nicer, and the geometry is a bit more refined.
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Old 11-11-07, 09:29 PM
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Well, the thing is imho that frame design is pretty much identified with the low end X-mart bike, and I don't see to many people being interested in it. Of course I could be wrong.
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Old 11-12-07, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by gattm99 View Post
Well, the thing is imho that frame design is pretty much identified with the low end X-mart bike, and I don't see to many people being interested in it. Of course I could be wrong.
And you are wrong. Fuji doesn't make anything even remotely resembling a Walmart bike. Fuji is a respected bicycle manufacturer.

As for what it's wortk, try searching the closed auctions on ebay. If you are making a hardtail, sell the frame with the rear suspension. Good luck


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Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
And you are wrong. Fuji doesn't make anything even remotely resembling a Walmart bike. Fuji is a respected bicycle manufacturer.

As for what it's wortk, try searching the closed auctions on ebay. If you are making a hardtail, sell the frame with the rear suspension. Good luck


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Well, I understand what he means. While its not a junk bike, the real junkers often look like that to give the full suspension look without the need for cheap manufacturers to even bother trying to emulate modern geometry. That shape is a little 1998 these days

I wouldn't expect to get a lot for the frame at all. There's nothing wrong how it performs, but its dated looking, and pretty far from cutting edge. Still, will try posting it. If not, it'll go up free somewhere, I just don't want to put it to waste.
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I don't know anything about the bikes, but it can't hurt to put it on Ebay can it?

Never know what you'll get. On craigslist there's Hahanna like mine for $300 next to a newer one for $75.
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You can try and sell it and get some money for it or if you live in a place with snow there is always the option of turning the extra frame into a snow bike...that is if your into that.
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Turn it into a single speed.
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You can try and sell it and get some money for it or if you live in a place with snow there is always the option of turning the extra frame into a snow bike...that is if your into that.
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Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
And you are wrong. Fuji doesn't make anything even remotely resembling a Walmart bike. Fuji is a respected bicycle manufacturer.
Fuji does make great bikes, this just isn't one of them. The bike is from 2001, and is a Y-bike derivative. The frame/shock isn't going to be worth much, if anything. In fact, I'd sell the fork separately for $50 and the frame for a beer/Coke/juice box.
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Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
Fuji does make great bikes, this just isn't one of them. The bike is from 2001, and is a Y-bike derivative. The frame/shock isn't going to be worth much, if anything. In fact, I'd sell the fork separately for $50 and the frame for a beer/Coke/juice box.
I'd sell the fork, but I bent the crown a little. Yeah, the frame is old and dated. Looked up all of the offerings online and this is probably worth nothing at all, so ebay would just be a hassle. I'll go with putting it up on craigslist for a little, and just bring it to give away at the gear swap if noone picks it up before then.
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