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    My current bike is a 2005 Trek 7300fx and it does everything i need on the neighborhood streets and bike paths, but I really want to build myself a nice hardtail. Also, sitting in my garage and ridden less than perhaps 100 miles (total) on pavement only is a 2002 Trek 7700. I bought this for my wife from a neighbor about 8 years ago and it is like brand new. It just doesn't fit her well. What I am thinking now is that I could potentially use the higher-end parts on the 7700 for a new build. For example it has 9-speed XT combo shifters/brakes, Deore crankset, XT front and rear derailers. I would need to first figure out a good frame, shock and wheelset and fill-in the rest. My real question is if this makes sense to begin a build around 11 year old technology or should I just buy the modern equal to those parts? Also, can anyone suggest a good frame to begin with?

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    Honestly, and this is just me, I would not use parts that old. Maybe part the bike out or sell the whole thing to get money for a ground up build. Also, choose your frame first then build off of that. As far as frames go, I can't really help you there. I am about to build an On-One Inbred though. I am pretty excited as the fork is coming in today and the frame will be here Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterkoff View Post
    My current bike is a 2005 Trek 7300fx and it does everything i need on the neighborhood streets and bike paths, but I really want to build myself a nice hardtail. Also, sitting in my garage and ridden less than perhaps 100 miles (total) on pavement only is a 2002 Trek 7700. I bought this for my wife from a neighbor about 8 years ago and it is like brand new. It just doesn't fit her well. What I am thinking now is that I could potentially use the higher-end parts on the 7700 for a new build. For example it has 9-speed XT combo shifters/brakes, Deore crankset, XT front and rear derailers. I would need to first figure out a good frame, shock and wheelset and fill-in the rest. My real question is if this makes sense to begin a build around 11 year old technology or should I just buy the modern equal to those parts? Also, can anyone suggest a good frame to begin with?
    Congrats on your first build! Any pics?
    Last edited by Max24; 03-09-2015 at 11:57 PM.

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