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Trek 4500 Frame. Would it be good for a build?

Old 06-17-10, 09:05 AM
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Trek 4500 Frame. Would it be good for a build?

There's someone selling one locally on craigslist. I'm looking to do a budget build of my first "real" mountain bike. Would this be a decent frame to start with, and if so, worth $50?

Also, I've read people talking about aluminum weakening or fatiguing. What should I look for to make sure an aluminum frame is in decent condition?
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Good for starter bike. Once you realize how a lighter bike rides....you'll soon look to upgrade.
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i have one in my attic with a rockshox tora 302 installed.

it's a turd of a bike and IMO not worth polishing.
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