2002 gaint rainier
found a 2002 giant rainer, on craigslist for 50.00, talked him down to 45.00
plus it helped me being there and checking it out. it looks like it was riden the crap out of it. my main reason to purchase the bike was for the spare deore parts that look to be in good shape, after cleaning. also the bike has its stock mazochi fork, ive dont some light searching on here and googling, it seems to be a good fork, any other have had or used this fork ? the last reason i wanted is it had avid bb7 disk brakes on it, and that to me was more then worth the 45.00 bucks.
i guess just asking was it worth purchasing for those components alone, ive already have a buyer lined up for the frame, he was willing to buy the bare frame for 50.00
so i dont feel it was a complete loss lol.
any comments would be helpful
Picking up a used bike in hopes of using the drivetrain parts is kind of a gamble. If they're working well, try to keep them together as a group. Mixing and matching used stuff together doesn't always go well.
The fork again might be dodgy...base model stuff today is way better than base model stuff from 10 years ago. Probably expect to need new seals and oil.
The BB7s should be fine...just blow out the dust and slip in new pads.
It is a very fun bike. My wife has one from 2007 or so and with a 120mm fork, it is a blast to ride once you get rid of the OEM heavy wire bead tires. The OEM Marzocchi fork on hers was a POS though, it started leaking oil couple years ago. Service manuals do not exist and they are not meant to be serviced but thrown away.
Sounds like you got a good deal. I'd say if the brakes still work you made out pretty good, and your making 5bucks off the frame. You might wana service them forks. Takem apart, cleanem up, change fluid/grease and readjust them or sell them for 50 bucks and be up $55 !
Tyvm, ill give u rep when im home :-)
Originally Posted by cobba
Don't want to be all negative, but that repair on the right side of the frame at the shock mount jumps out at me. Have you had a shop look at it?
You'll also need to cut the excess seatpost off when you're done building it up
seat and shock
well i bought the frame from my LBS " which is an hour and half away" they are the closes. so i feel comfortable with it.only paid 50 for it.
Originally Posted by MOJO K
as per the seat post, yea i put it on like that just so i could mount it to my work bench.
in no way am i done with it. just was excited abit to see it comming along.