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I almost bought a GMC Denali

Old 10-25-20, 12:36 PM
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I almost bought a GMC Denali

I almost bought this bicycle off of Craigslist. I had a Denali back in the day and was feeling nostalgic. I am going to forgo my urge to turn it into a project bike because I have a number of projects going on already.

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Thanks for sharing....
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Is a Denali...

...about 30lbs. of nostalgia? j/k
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A great wall hanger.
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Shouldn't a Denali be a mountain bike, or at least a tandem hybrid? I guess those behemoths aren't so tough after all...
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Nice one on a 60 mile ride
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Should've done it😉.
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Get this one.
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Originally Posted by chainwhip View Post
...about 30lbs. of nostalgia? j/k
The handlebars made up about half of that weight.

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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
Should've done it😉.
Like I said I wanted to turn into a project, replace the components as I went along, and see if I could shed some weight on it. I had one before, and was planning on that but didn't go through with it, because of a combination of an anal retentive building manager, and lack of space. It was ready to ride, after I got everything adjusted and checked. People often make the mistake of thinking that box store bike is ready to ride out of the door. I already got a road bike project build, underway, plus its kind of a jerk move to waste components.

Here's my old Denali.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
A great wall hanger.
As long as you use extra long anchor bolts on the studs....
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As long as you use extra long anchor bolts on the studs....
That's a given.
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Peel off all the Denali decals, and get some new decals from Ebay and you can build yourself a Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Scott, or whatever.... on a budget!
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Peel off all the Denali decals, and get some new decals from Ebay and you can build yourself a Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Scott, or whatever.... on a budget!
Go big or go home.

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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Shouldn't a Denali be a mountain bike, or at least a tandem hybrid? I guess those behemoths aren't so tough after all...
Yeah the frame is sorta of heavy but I liked it, because it could my fat arse.
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
Should've done it😉.
I might. It's still listed on CL.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
Peel off all the Denali decals, and get some new decals from Ebay and you can build yourself a Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Scott, or whatever.... on a budget!
I did peel off the stickers on my old one, using a hair dryer.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Go big or go home.

Don't tempt me lol. I always wanted to see how my old one turned with better (not super duper expensive,) components. Mind you I had no problems with the stock components on it, though I did replace the brake pads immediately after buying, based off of the reviews I read on Amazon. I think I may have shed 10-12 pounds of weight just swapping the handlebars alone.

TBH I like wrenching...It's my Zen, well, when I am not yelling and screaming because I did something stupid or when I have a bolt with a stripped out head, but otherwise I enjoy it.

I know that many people on the forums here, don't like the Denali.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Go big or go home.

That just might have to be my next bike!
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I love a good 'pimp this turd' project. The frame it's self looks somewhat usable, and it's aluminum, so it's probably not crazy heavy. See if you can get it under 20lbs.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Shouldn't a Denali be a mountain bike, or at least a tandem hybrid? I guess those behemoths aren't so tough after all...
The proper Denali is a mountain bike...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
The proper Denali is a mountain bike...

Maybe back in 1986... lugged frame, rigid chrome fork, slick skinwall tires? Rim brakes, external cable routing, straight gauge steel tubing? Heh, that's hardly equivalent to a bad department store BSO these days. But it was probably cool at the time, just like popped collared Izod polo shirts and IROC Z-28s. Duran Duran was never, ever cool, though. For the record.
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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
I love a good 'pimp this turd' project. The frame it's self looks somewhat usable, and it's aluminum, so it's probably not crazy heavy. See if you can get it under 20lbs.
The frame and fork together are about 7 or 8 pounds if I recall correctly. The chainrings and crank arms are surprisingly heavy also. There won't be much of the bike left by the time you get it to twenty pounds.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Maybe back in 1986... lugged frame, rigid chrome fork, slick skinwall tires? Rim brakes, external cable routing, straight gauge steel tubing? Heh, that's hardly equivalent to a bad department store BSO these days. But it was probably cool at the time, just like popped collared Izod polo shirts and IROC Z-28s. Duran Duran was never, ever cool, though. For the record.
Way later than 86. More like 1995. Not straight gauge steel either. It came with a suspension fork originally, but someone replaced it with rigid. MSRP well in excess of a BSO. .
MSRP USD (new) $1,563.00
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