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Old 03-22-15, 04:52 PM
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Would you buy a.....or a......????

Admittedly, I am an unashamed roadie...always have been, always will be. But I need to have some dirt in my life as well. I've currently got an older Stumpy which I have set-up as a 2x9, V-brakes only and of course, it's a 26'er. I'd like to have something a little more modern, i.e, discs and a better fork. I could buy an inexpensive frameset (read: Access frame) and then find some disc brakes and transfer most of the stuff over. OR...I found a GT 1.0 on CL with a pretty nice Manitou fork, f/r discs, etc, etc.... It's a pretty descent ride, it's "name brand" and the seller is asking $400...so I'll try to bargain a bit of course. Could get a real steal for a mid-2000's ride (overall condition being the only caveat to not buying it). Opinions???
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Can you be more specific about the GT? Couldn't find just a "1.0" model, there were several with other designations and a "1.0" after the model name.
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Can you be more specific about the GT? Couldn't find just a "1.0" model, there were several with other designations and a "1.0" after the model name.
There wasn't a lot of info in the ad, this is what the seller sent me upon request:

It's a large (19in seat tube length)
Wtb momentum comp st headset
Easton ea50 stem
Easton monkey lite xc handlebars
Deore shifters
Avid speed dial 5 brake levers
Manitou super mars fork
Syncros big box rims
Panaracer fire xc pro 26 x 2.10 tires
Deore xt cranks
Deore front shifter
Deore xt rear shifter
Avid disc brakes
Rock shox suspension seat post
Selle gel saddle

Looks to be a pretty "run of the mill" aluminum frameset.
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A couple of things. That fork is from around 2001, 2002. Many Manitou forks from that era are not supported by Manitou. An aftermarket company on ebay makes rebuild parts for some, but not all and they are pricey if available. I have a different Manitou fork from that era that I can not rebuild because the parts are not available. If you have to replace the fork because it leaks or can not be rebuilt, that will make this a very pricey bike.
Also noted the shifters are not matched. Have you looked at what $400 can buy you in a new bike? Have you looked at a Giant ATX for $440?
Maybe someone else can add something to support this rig, but I'm not getting warm fuzzy feelings about it.
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