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Old 06-12-09, 09:36 AM
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Budget Burly junk?

Okay...I'm going to start watching for deals and build another budget burly hardtail over time...weight isn't a factor. (1-2yrs) I want to get crap that will hold up to aggressive AM / Urban / pantywaist FR style riding (stairs, walls, etc...) I'll most likely do a SS or 1x9.

Copy and paste the below guide and add what you'd throw in on the cheap.

Frame
Fork
Headset
Crankset
Wheelset
Post
Saddle
Brakes
Pedals
Cassette
Ch. Guide



Early thoughts:
Frame (I've been watching 16.5-17" Komodo's / Norco's / Brodie's on PB for $60-$80)
Fork (Argyle / Domain / Space?)
Headset (CC Tank Hit maybe?) [I could pull it off the SS and throw a cheap S-3 on it and use the Hit on the burly build]
Crankset (I'm really at a loss here. I'd just soon go Saint but they're expensive, but what about Truvativ? Gravity? Azonic?)
Wheelset (WTB FR?)
Post (wouldn't mind another GD, but may just get a std. 0-setback and leave it slammed)
Saddle
Brakes (might just go rear BB7 only)
Pedals (toss-up...I may wanna do flats...v8's?)
Cassette (If I go 1x9...prob. PG950)
RD (I have an old XT)
Shifter (I have an old Deore)
Grips (I have a used set of ODI L.O.'s)
Ch. Guide
Bars (Have a Tioga .286 DH wide 1.5")
Stem (Have Tioga Cube .286 DH 50x0)

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Old 06-12-09, 11:19 AM
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I have a hard time getting the 15 yo Canadian kids on pink bike to sell me stuff some times.

Frame: I like your ideas, possibly a Flow or Shadow
Fork: I haven't been able to find a Space, but the Society Xeno is the same fork.
Headset: FSA DH Pig Pro. That is the only option as far as I am concerned.
Crankset: Some people don't like the Howitzer stuff from Truvativ but I really like my Holtzfeller crankset.
Wheelset: WTB FR, I think I got my for 130 bucks. They are not light.
Post: EA30 from Jenson 7 bucks
Saddle: WTB Pure V Jenson 20 bucks
Brakes: BB7? J3? Quad, they have them on ebay and they look nice
Pedals: JackSh t. Wah Wah if you are feeling a little bit spendy
Cassette:970?
Ch. Guide: SRG
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YJ:

Frame: I like your ideas, possibly a Flow or Shadow
Fork: I haven't been able to find a Space, but the
Society Xeno is the same fork. Yah...I was thinking that if I had to pay MSRP for it...I may as well get an Argyle off the bay.
Headset:
FSA DH Pig Pro. Why this over the Tank in your opinion? That is the only option as far as I am concerned.
Crankset: Some people don't like the Howitzer stuff from Truvativ but I really like my Holtzfeller crankset.
Wheelset: WTB FR, I think I got my for 130 bucks. Where did you get them for $130'ish?
Post: EA30 from Jenson 7 bucks
Saddle: WTB Pure V Jenson 20 bucks
Brakes: BB7? J3?
Quad, ???they have them on ebay and they look nice
Pedals: JackSh t. Wah Wah if you are feeling a little bit spendy
Cassette:970?
Ch. Guide: SRG ??? U mean SRS?

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Old 06-12-09, 11:39 AM
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+1 on yellowjeep's headset recommendation.
Cassette: cheap Shimano.
Pedals: Depends how grippy you require. I like Primo Balance Mags. Very durable so far.
That's all I've got.
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Hmmm....Quad:
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Originally Posted by plasticmaam12 View Post
+1 on yellowjeep's headset recommendation.
Cassette: cheap Shimano.
Pedals: Depends how grippy you require. I like Primo Balance Mags. Very durable so far.
That's all I've got.
The Primo's look nice, but they are sorta pricey from a retailer.
https://www.danscomp.com/465059.php

Looks like there's some on eBay for $30 or so...that's a good price. That's somewhere in the neighbeehoo that I was hoping to get some V8's for. That looks like a reasonable price for the Kona's as well.


Okay then. That's 2 votes for the headset though...I'll have to put that on my "watch list". Looks like I can pick that up for slightly less than the Tank Hit.
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^^^
Looks like a mix between J5's, Formula's, and Strokers.

You might want more than 100mm for urban freeride (as you know), so maybe a Pike? Or a Domain U-turn. . .

But if you get something with more travel, go with something like the Exalt.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=23226
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Azonic Steelhead, man. Do it.

Not THE cheapest (one side or the other of 2 bills), but they are tough - - even you couldn't break one, Ed .

https://cgi.ebay.com/Azonic-Steelhead...3A1%7C294%3A50

Oops, wrong size! You get the idea, though.
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Pig pro, can be found for under 30 bucks on ebay. EDIT: apparently not at the moment. I actually bet it is damn similar to the Tank hit. 6 of one half dozen of the other.

SRS. right. OR you could just make a cutting board inner ring guide and run a stinger.


WTB DD FR. Same seller, mine were 125.99 plus free shipping.

https://cgi.ebay.com/New-WTB-Dual-Dut...%3A1|294%3A200
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
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Looks like a mix between J5's, Formula's, and Strokers.

You might want more than 100mm for urban freeride (as you know), so maybe a Pike? Or a Domain U-turn. . .

But if you get something with more travel, go with something like the Exalt.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=23226
Exalt? I'm looking at sub $100 frames (prob. a mistake right there ) If I could find an Exalt for that...I'd definitely jump.

I think an Argyle / Marz DJ at 100mm would be great for Urban. Domain would be good too...and a little more versatile. Pike is a good, tough fork, but I think I'd keep that one on the trail. I have no reason to think it wouldn't handle stairs, walls, drops...but I'd feel safer with a more dedicated "Tank" than that.
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Meh, suit your self, keep in mind a huge number of DJers use Pikes. Plus, if you're looking sub 100$, I'd go with the Shadow (well, its a bit over 100$) rather than a used frame (just for warranty). You could also look at something like a KHS DJ frame, I've seen loads of those new for sub 100$.
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^^ Oooo . . . some 24s and that could be my BMX frame. Sweet!
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I'd like to keep it around the 16.5" arena, but yeah...I've been eyeballing the KHS too.
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I know I'm just asking for it...and it's about $50 over budget...but I've been looking this direction too

Hey! It includes a doozey of a headset
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Frame options:
$50 over

Chromo DJ:

Aluminum


One of my fav's...but a little on the small side.

Def. pimp, but a bit short and over budget.


The Sette Shadow is a good idea...it's 16.5" too.


I really like the GT Chucker too.


I'll tell ya...the one I'm really keep my eyes peeled for is a 2007-2008 Rocky Mountain Flow 1. It's got a 66.5 deg HA with a 4" fork and comes with ISCG. That'd be just about perfect with an Argyle.

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Flow comes up on Chainlove now and then. Don't remember price or whether it's a complete or frame though.
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The thing I like about this Flow in particular is that I can get it in 18"
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Hell I saw a twinny fo Giant boulder rigid at a garage sale yesterday for twinny five, that would hold your interest as long as anything else you've ridden.
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I saw a purple 26'er trike today in some dudes yard....I almost bought it so I could see how well it would handle the stairs downtown
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I dig the Chromo DJ. Try to break that!
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Okay...I'm going to start watching for deals and build another budget burly hardtail over time...weight isn't a factor. (1-2yrs) I want to get crap that will hold up to aggressive AM / Urban / pantywaist FR style riding (stairs, walls, etc...) I'll most likely do a SS or 1x9.

Copy and paste the below guide and add what you'd throw in on the cheap.

Frame
Fork
Headset
Crankset
Wheelset
Post
Saddle
Brakes
Pedals
Cassette
Ch. Guide



Early thoughts:
Frame (I've been watching 16.5-17" Komodo's / Norco's / Brodie's on PB for $60-$80)
Fork (Argyle / Domain / Space?)
Headset (CC Tank Hit maybe?) [I could pull it off the SS and throw a cheap S-3 on it and use the Hit on the burly build]
Crankset (I'm really at a loss here. I'd just soon go Saint but they're expensive, but what about Truvativ? Gravity? Azonic?)
Wheelset (WTB FR?)
Post (wouldn't mind another GD, but may just get a std. 0-setback and leave it slammed)
Saddle
Brakes (might just go rear BB7 only)
Pedals (toss-up...I may wanna do flats...v8's?)
Cassette (If I go 1x9...prob. PG950)
RD (I have an old XT)
Shifter (I have an old Deore)
Grips (I have a used set of ODI L.O.'s)
Ch. Guide
Bars (Have a Tioga .286 DH wide 1.5")
Stem (Have Tioga Cube .286 DH 50x0)
There's a sun recumbent in the paper for $250. He He
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