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Old 09-21-14, 11:28 AM
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Dismantling and reassembling a full suspension frame.

I'm an American living in Brazil. I want to bring a decent MTB back with me the next time I'm in the US. The problem is I'll be way over my customs quota and bring a large item like a bike would draw undesired attention. Bike frames are too big to be sent economically via USPS or courier but a dismantled full suspension frame should fit with the max size for USPS's reasonably priced service. I've spoken to a few mechanics / LBS owners some say reassembly is fairly simple, others recommend against it. Commments? Are some frames easier than others to put back together? I'd use the bike on a mix of deplapitated paved roads, cobblestone, dirt roads and fairly simple trails. My budget is about $1000 for a full bike or perhaps $ 500 for a frame.
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Disassembly/reassembly is totally do-able. Just take your time, ziplock bag and label everything that you are unfamiliar with, take pictures if you have to and it should go fine.
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For your budget, is it really worth it? you will only be getting a very entry level bike or frame. A quick look on Jenson USA, and your looking at $1700 for their cheapest FS frame...
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Yeah I guess I need to up my budget. This looks like a good deal for $1500.


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