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    Bike build questions

    Hi all. Long time lurker first title poster. Seems like a noob question so I will post it here.

    I ride a 2014 Rumblefish and have recently acquired a used Level Betty for almost nothing. So my question is how would you guys build the Level Betty? Is it worth putting money into?

    I would pretty much need to replace every component as every thing on it is stock from 1999. My goal is to have a fun second bike with 26" and maybe a different drive train to mix up my riding or let friends ride.

    I have about 1000-1500 to spend. Any ideas on how to build this?? Should I just scrap the Betty and go new??

    thanks for any help and insight guys.

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    dude, u could find something much nicer on CL for $1500, don't drop that much money on that level betty, that frame design its so old i don't think it will perform, you could get a brand new trek FS for less than $2k

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    Really man... Like he said.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Really man... Like he said.
    Yeah, what he said.

    There is a reason that you got that Level Better for almost nothing.

    If you are going to fix it up, first component I would replace is the frame. You can probably get a newer frame with a whole bike attached to it for $1500.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I gotta say it. The ONLY place I see those Y bikes any more are chained to the fence where all the day laborers hang out.
    I like turtles

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