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Old 10-27-09, 02:15 PM
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worth building up?

ive had a motobecane 500 ht mountain bike for a while and i used to ride it 3 miles a day and had no problems. then i started driving to work because i moved and me like an idiot left it outsdie and it got weathered. im wondering if i should build it back up after i clean it ( will probably need new everything) or just buy a new bike all together

Determining factors : free lifetime tune ups ( for after i put it together and take it to the shop)
i want to be able to ride like 12 miles a day, jump off curbs, ride ingrass, and have at least decent brakes

only 2-3 bike specific tools needed for what ive seen so far in my venture ( took it apart except cranks and cassette or w/e the cogs r called on the back wheel)

What would be a price id probably spend on all these parts? even if its close to retail price or ev en more i'll probably still do it as a hobby because ijust want to be finished by march which is pretty far away
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Old 10-27-09, 03:06 PM
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If it really needs new everything, just buy another one. BD HT frames are pretty much free with the purchase of a build kit, at least that's the way I look at it.

Or, Jenson has this build kit for $449, fork not included.

No free lifetime tuneups with new BD bike or Jenson Build kit, though. Even most LBS tuneups are free for a year only, with purchase of a complete bike.
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Old 10-27-09, 03:24 PM
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thanks for the reply... didnt know there was a website that did that kind of catalouging for you making sure you dont forget to buy anything and stuff ( im super new im just good at dissassembling stuff and bikes are easy to dissassemble).
As far as quality goes i have no idea for any parts. What grade low to high are those parts? just wondering how much i would gimp myself if i wanted slightly less expensive parts when im rebuilding the bike? maybe not so much less expensive but maybe brands i should stay away from.

IF i was to buy a complete new bike what should i get?( prolly 2-500 spending) What is a BD bike? man im sorry for sounding dumb
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BD= BikesDirect.com, they market the Motobecane 500HT for $350.

Honestly though, just letting a bike sit outside typically doesn't warrant replacing all components.

Just dissemble and lube EVERYTHING. Replace chain, all cables and housing and you should be good to go.

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What would really go bad besides the fork? Just lube it up and ride it! Maybe change the pads and the cables. I'm sure everything will be working order after you get the rust off it. Pics of the bike?
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