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Old 10-23-09, 08:24 PM
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Budget build

I've decided I want to do some funny little build that's inexpensive (300 or less?) but durable. Thinking a dirt jump thing for messing around the city and trails once in a while. This or a 29er. Any ideas for what to do?
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Do a search for "The Crapper" and see mine.

It's easily a sub 3bill build. I believe it was a sub 1bill build until I put a Thomson stem on it
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Well, obviously you need to line up a frame. $100 might even buy you a new one if you are patient enough.

Since you work at a shop, that should help out. Can you buy stuff at cost? Any used stuff lying around?
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Mr. Ed- king of the budget builds.
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Well, for DJ you can't beat this & this



Here's ya a fork for 2hun but that sorta kills your budget with a frame/fork. 'Twould be a pimp ride though with a DJ frame and fork.


If you're wanting a complete rig under 3bills, you'll probably need to go used. Craigslist, eBay, Pinkbike, (I got my PIKE from Teton), RideMonkey, etc...
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Do a search for "The Crapper" and see mine.

It's easily a sub 3bill build. I believe it was a sub 1bill build until I put a Thomson stem on it
Couldn't find the picture. Can you post it again?
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I saw both of those frames - definitely considering it. As for the fork that's a bit much.

And yes, working at a shop will be of help. No frames for under around $180 at cost though. There's not too many used parts lying around, a few though. I can get free, or at least cheap, used tires (After dropping as much as I did on my new road bike I have an excuse), and there's an old 8 speed XTR cassette NOS that would be like $50. If I want to do a 1x8 setup.

Otherwise.. pretty open. Kinda want to do SS.
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rigid tall bike.
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I don't think that would apply in either urban freeride/dirtjump or 29er.
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I'm laying out what I need for a HT SS, cost me about $200; the frame is 'old faithful', and half the parts will be from eBay.
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I scored one of those KHS DJ200's off craigslist for $20 brand new. Now I am browsing ebay and CL for other deals. Im trying to keep mine sub 400 and it will be a SS, I have a feeling the wheelset and fork are gonna be the objects that take me the longest to come across.
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Originally Posted by pfcnguyen View Post
Couldn't find the picture. Can you post it again?
Crap on...crap off...The Crapper:




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and there's an old 8 speed XTR cassette NOS that would be like $50. If I want to do a 1x8 setup.
Why would you buy a $50 cassette for a budget build when you can get a SRAM PG950 for 1/2 that and go 1x9?



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I don't think that would apply in either urban freeride/dirtjump or 29er.
Seriously man...I think what I'd do is decide what I wanted to build before I started getting parts...unless you're just building for the sake of building. (which I can totally sympathize with too) It's more important to me to either spend slightly more or wait slightly longer for the parts I require for a good build...than to settle for something that doesn't quite fill the need. I guess what I'm sayin' is if you already have a trail bike...build an Urban bike. Not another trail bike.




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I scored one of those KHS DJ200's off craigslist for $20 brand new. Now I am browsing ebay and CL for other deals. Im trying to keep mine sub 400 and it will be a SS, I have a feeling the wheelset and fork are gonna be the objects that take me the longest to come across.
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Ed your thread over on mtbr has got me set in the right direction so far. This will be my first full build and it will be a great learning process, just too bad I cant have it in rootbeer....
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Ed your thread over on mtbr has got me set in the right direction so far. This will be my first full build and it will be a great learning process, just too bad I cant have it in rootbeer....
Dude are you crazy??!! (don't say that too loud, I'll get my status of "village idiot" revoked....and it's taken me plenty to attain that one)

Hey man...I've got a more in-depth one right here with the "Fuggenstein" label. I'm going a little more "play-by-play" over here.
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Im following that thread to over here. I go back and forth from here to there and have been frequenting the SS forum over there as well and will most likely be going Surly for those pieces. Tons of good information to be had for us noobs if the time is taken to search and read.
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Prob. be easier if I gave the threads normal names so people searching wouldn't have such a rough time.


Another somewhat cool thing to do man, would be to build an urban/trials sorta thing out of the KHS. Use a rigid fork instead of suspension. Save a pretty good wad of cash that way. Gotta get a good burly rigid fork though. Surly Instigator, DMR Trail Blade, etc...


It'd be a good bike to tool around downtown and bunnyhop obstacles, curb/skinnies, junk like that.
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Eh I read pretty much every thread posted over here anymore. I think we need more wwjd....its like rootbeer and cowbell, you can never have too much
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I just dont know if we can lower it that much...

Rigid would be cool but when I take the GF out around town now I ride off stair gaps on a regular basis. I would also be hitting some trails with the KHS here and there especially if I take the job opportunity offered to me up in Washington.
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I would want suspension. As for not knowing which build I want to do, it's okay. I have a bit of time to decide. 3 weeks, really.
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I don't think that would apply in either urban freeride/dirtjump or 29er.
tall bike 29er with suspension.
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