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Old 04-24-08, 05:36 PM
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Tomato red homegrown frame

Hey could anyone give me some insights about this bike/frame (circa 2000)? I just wanted to know some background on it, ie how it handles, durability, use. If anyone knows how much it weighs that would be nice too.
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No good for MTB'ing now. It's too old and could break under stress.

In its day though...it was a dadgum peach of a frame...beauty.

I'd buy it and make it a commuter.
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People still own them and race them. My bud has one that weighs in at a feathery 20lbs
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Should I be concerened about this? I mean I see stumpjumpers from 98 go on ebay all the time, are they going to snap too? I find it hard to believe that the lifetime of a well made aluminum frame is only 7 years.
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Just regurgitating what someone smarter than me once said.

I'm always skeptical of old MTB's unless I know the previous owners.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Just regurgitating what someone smarter than me once said.

I'm always skeptical of old MTB's unless I know the previous owners.
Yeah, I can't even count how many times i've seen idiots on Craigslist that sticking 6 inch freeride forks on Specialized Hardrocks or whatever, and then try to sell them. It freaks me out about used MTB's unless all the parts look correct or with stock components.

But yeah, 7 years, i'd say the frame is alright. When you see a bike and its more than a decade old, then i'd start getting nervous. Always, always, always check for fatigue!
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Any other thoughts?
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I rode the **** out of an 11 year old frame, no cracks no implosions. Check for fatigue in all the usual spots but you should be good.
 
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