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    Yeah for Diamondbacks!

    Also have the 2011 Diamondback Response Sport like Qubo_2408. Love this bike!

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    I'm hooked on this thread!

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    Got this '05 Specialized Hardrock Comp at the local pawn shop for $210. After a few tweakings I got this baby riding smoothly.
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    Ok Let's see If I figured this out. I traded some old comic books for this '09 Cannondale F7. The LCS (local comicbook shop) said they give me $300 of my collection. I got the F7 and $150 for my books. So I paid $150 for the bike. Not a bad deal no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vi,rus View Post
    Post your less than $400 bike. It may be stock, used, with upgrades, but it should be less than $400. Thanks for helping newbies entering MTB with a limited budjet.
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    Consignment Find

    I bought my bike from a LBS that was selling it for someone. $450 w/a helmet, gloves (Just over the thread limit, haha). The brakes still squeaked and the tires had the little nubs still. Went home, saw how much it was new...went back and made a deal to buy it with a free helmet and pair of gloves thrown in.



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    ^^^

    looks clean as hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle_vk View Post
    Disclaimer: This bike was $450...but we all know that you'll drop the extra $50 on something that hits your sweet spot.




    Love that paint scheme 09 also only hardtail durango
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlallak View Post
    Got this '05 Specialized Hardrock Comp at the local pawn shop for $210. After a few tweakings I got this baby riding smoothly.
    Hate to burst your bubble, but that's not a 2005. Looks to be 2001 or older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but that's not a 2005. Looks to be 2001 or older.
    He's right.

    Here is a picture that I found of another 2001 Hardrock:

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    should add on mine i think with buying and fixes bikes and then trading them around i have a total of about 200 that that bike ended up costing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but that's not a 2005. Looks to be 2001 or older.
    over paid as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but that's not a 2005. Looks to be 2001 or older.
    I think there is a separate "Rain On People's Parade" thread.

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    My last 2 bikes for you guys...

    My Cannondale Chase 3 picked it up off CL for $350



    Rocky Mountain ETSX-50 Picked it up off a Local rider for $400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but that's not a 2005. Looks to be 2001 or older.
    No worries, after being pointed in the right direction i.e. Bikepedia. I believe it's a 2000 Specialized Hardrock A1 comp. Though all that matters is I love riding this bike.
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    well, after everything's said and done on this, i think i'm actually up 50 bucks or so. so -50 dollar bike?
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    Keep posting guys. I'm trying to get into the sport. The thread is really helping with my decision. Thanks!

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    Found this @ bikesbluebook.com Search Listing

    not as bad as I thought.
    '09 Cannondale F7
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    I bought my fully rigid Haro Impulse from a LBS in 1993. According to them, a college student had purchased it new from them, but it sat in his dorm room for a year and then he had to move, so he sold it back to the shop. So it was brand new, not a speck of dirt on on it, didn't look like it had ever been ridden and they let me have it for $330. I rode it like hell in Montana and have been riding it ever since. I can't believe it has held together this long. I just bought a new bike this week, but I'm sure I will go back to this thing from time to time. It will always hold a special place in my heart.


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    05 Trek Fuel 80 - $400
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    The Captain rear
    WTB Weirwolf front
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    Found on craigslist
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbeck View Post
    05 Trek Fuel 80 - $400
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    Bought this yesterday and picked it up today..

    Diamondback Overdrive Expert 29er..



    Got it locally from Performance Bicycle for $400 after getting them to price match it to their "sister" company Nashbar who had it on sale. With my Performance points rebate the bike is a net cost to me of $360.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    I think there is a separate "Rain On People's Parade" thread.
    I'm not knocking it, just informing. Like if he goes to buy a derailleur hanger or other frame-specific parts.

    It's a cool bike either way, and not a bad deal for $210 if it's in good condition.
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    06 Trek 6500 SLR




    Got it from a local biker for $250

    Changes:

    -Magura Laurin ML85XC
    -Avid Juicy 7 Disk Brake System
    -RaceFace Evolve XC Crank
    -CrisKing Headset
    -Ritchey WCS Handle Bar, grips, Stem, and Seat post
    -WTB Pure V saddle

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    Nice rides

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    Nice bikes

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    Post your less than 0 mountain bike-20120618_233456.jpg
    Here is my Access Raptor my first MB and is OK minus the fork

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    Post your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1344226955.648157.jpg my ironhorse 2.1 my first dip into mtb biking. But its been a blast so far !! My next bike will be a road bike. Ive been working on my endurance. It was listed for 299.99 but i got it for 229.

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    It hasn't arrived but I'm so excited I'm posting it here as well, real bike pics as soon as it is assembled.

    me going downhill
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    Just got a '96 klein pulse on my local craigs list. the pics that were posted showed the bike as being in good shape, but i was very surprised that when it turned out to be practically mint. The previous owner even had saved the linen bag with all of the paperwork (except bill of sale),and mauals for the shimano parts too. . the tires had been changed for road use, but he saved the original dirt tires too.
    I would like to post some pics, but can't seem to figure out how. Help?

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    Just got back in to riding after a... umm... extended break. Picked this up for $200 off the local Craigslist:


    [edit: ok so apparently I don't have enough posts to link a pic. It's an older Trek 4500 Alpha]

    I think I overpaid a bit but overall the bike is tuned up and shifting smoothly. The Judy TT is similar to a pogostick, but for $200 all in I can't complain. I remember the last fork I bought before I moved to Texas and quit was over $400 so I understand the low end Judy is what it is.

    The rims are both thrashed from riding the brakes, so my first upgrade will be a new wheelset and probably some Avid BB7's if the rear won't be impossible to do. (well, impossible as in cost effective)

    My last rig had Avid Tri-align cantis after running in to countless issues with the old XT parallel push mechanisms rattling, so it's funny to see how far technology has come. Back then only the really high dollar bikes had discs, but it was only a matter of time.

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    Here's my Genesis 29er. Only upgrade is a wireless speedometer/odometer. Picked this up for $200 new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    It hasn't arrived but I'm so excited I'm posting it here as well, real bike pics as soon as it is assembled.

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    i've been recommending this bike to everyone i know looking for one. i should get commission lol.. its such a great deal. prob the best deal on their website. 320 bucks gets you pretty much better in all areas than the hardrock, for like half the price. its totally worth every dollar.

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    Cool helpful for buying guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaharider529 View Post
    Here's my Genesis 29er. Only upgrade is a wireless speedometer/odometer. Picked this up for $200 new.

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    lol.. you still have the receipt? return it and get something that's not a pos. no offense, but that bike is a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    i've been recommending this bike to everyone i know looking for one. i should get commission lol.. its such a great deal. prob the best deal on their website. 320 bucks gets you pretty much better in all areas than the hardrock, for like half the price. its totally worth every dollar.
    Thanks ou2mame, I needed those comments - it is getting assembled right now at my LBS and can't wait for the weekend. The fork has me concerned but your positive comments help!

    It is a good deal, especially for a starter like me. I'll report the performance once I get it nice and dirty! Thanks again!
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    Ibex 03 Ignition-2 off CL for $175!

    Just got this Ibex 03 Ignition-2 off CL for $175! It's in excellent condition and everything works like new.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Thanks ou2mame, I needed those comments - it is getting assembled right now at my LBS and can't wait for the weekend. The fork has me concerned but your positive comments help!

    It is a good deal, especially for a starter like me. I'll report the performance once I get it nice and dirty! Thanks again!
    i always say, ride something cheap that's going to hold up for a bit, and wait for your next purchase to be expensive. by then you'll know what you want and don't want in a bike, but you won't know til you've been riding for a while. when the time comes and you outgrow the fork, you'll be in a better position to make an upgrade because you'll know what you're looking for. just ride it how it is, its a great beginner bike, and for the price, it can't be beat.

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    Interesting water rack under the frame? cool bike though!
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    2012 Raleigh Talus 4.0

    I swapped out the 90?mm stem for a 60mm riser. The result has been a more comfortable reach and more responsive steering... very happy! Also mounted the support bar for a WeeRide child bike seat. My 2.5 year old loves riding.


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    My last post of my new bike..........

    Promise.. I put her everywhere I could just very excited to have it ready to roll! $319.00 shipped -
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    Nice bikes. I noticed majority of people purchase them new; guessing one could find a decent used bike for way under $400 on Craigslist nowaday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Importztek View Post
    Nice bikes. I noticed majority of people purchase them new; guessing one could find a decent used bike for way under $400 on Craigslist nowaday.
    No in my area people think their 1990 trek or cannondale hardtail are still worth 500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Importztek View Post
    Nice bikes. I noticed majority of people purchase them new; guessing one could find a decent used bike for way under $400 on Craigslist nowaday.
    Yup.

    CL has its pitfalls, of course. People generally price high to see what they can get, so you need to know that and negotiate. And you need to know what you're looking at and how to evaluate its condition.

    Other good sources of bikes at lower than retail are used bike shops, general used sporting goods shops and pawn shops, and last year's and other clearance models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Importztek View Post
    Nice bikes. I noticed majority of people purchase them new; guessing one could find a decent used bike for way under $400 on Craigslist nowaday.
    Depends upon the area. Some places may have a decent used market but Houston is generally terrible.

    Around here, "under $400" will get you either a 15+ year old bike, a "Walmart special", or maybe a 2-6 year old entry level Trek (3500, 3700) that is priced maybe 20-30% below it's original selling price.
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    So many steals on here...I wish the craigslist here was a bit more active

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    Iím right at 400 with this bike:
    Garry Fisher Paragon HT (2000 vintage) purchased at a pawn shop about 4 years ago for $150
    Purchased some parts of e-bay and this is how it sits now: (sorry canít post pics yet)
    -WTB Speed Seat
    -Easton EC90 Seat post
    -Bontrager Super stock Wheelset
    -Sram Chain/Cassett
    -Deore XT rd
    -XTR FD
    -Deore XT hollowtech crankset
    -Avid single digit 7 V-brakes
    -Control tech stem
    -Easton CT2 Carbon straight bar
    -Bianchi Carbon bar ends
    -XTR dual control brake shift levers
    -FSA Headset
    -Rock Shox Jett RS
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaharider529 View Post
    Here's my Genesis 29er. Only upgrade is a wireless speedometer/odometer. Picked this up for $200 new.

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    Yea I have the Korean equivalent to that bike (paid $100 for it) and well the frame is decent the rest of the bike is junk. oh, and mine has crappy tektro disc brakes. Iím currently redoing it with a bunch of used parts of e-bay so my wife can ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerpindicular View Post
    No in my area people think their 1990 trek or cannondale hardtail are still worth 500
    Same problem here in SE Pennsylvania. Craigslist is full of people who massively over value their bikes.

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    2002 Haro V1, $50

    front & rear wheels slightly out of true, rear shifters needed slight tuning

    7 speed rear, rear freewheel, good tires, good seat
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    Here's my latest Craigslist score: 2011 Giant Revel 0, had been ridden twice. I paid $300.
    "To expand your comfort zone, you have to leave it."

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    ...And my last Craigslist score: 2008 Motobecane 700HT for $275
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    Got itas a gift
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    Nice gift bro!
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    Mongoose DX 3.3
    Retails $250
    Bought this year for $80
    Used it as a daily commuter for a few months before trying it on a few trails at Brandywine Creek State Park, PA. Got hooked immediately. No budget for a high ender. So, I work my ass off just to keep up! Figure it's better exercize for when I do have the budget to upgrade.

    I'll post a pic when I reach 10 posts.

    Right now I'm trying to find a decent 1" suspension for for around $100 or less. Don't want to spend the money I need to upgrade with.

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    Here's my 09 HiLand Nitro AL. Not quite up to par with most of yall's bikes, but it gets me down the trail. I hope to be able to upgrade to a Giant or Trek with my tax return.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix84 View Post
    Mongoose DX 3.3
    Retails $250
    Bought this year for $80
    Used it as a daily commuter for a few months before trying it on a few trails at Brandywine Creek State Park, PA. Got hooked immediately. No budget for a high ender. So, I work my ass off just to keep up! Figure it's better exercize for when I do have the budget to upgrade.

    I'll post a pic when I reach 10 posts.

    Right now I'm trying to find a decent 1" suspension for for around $100 or less. Don't want to spend the money I need to upgrade with.
    Save that cash instead of upgrading get a better used bike. It would be cheaper.

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    1997 Cannondale M500

    Mint condition, off craigslist for $120. took it to my local trails (markham park S.FL) and I was the only rigid out there. out my group, a gary fisher blew a tire and a brand new specialized had the chain slip off. neither was a big deal but i had to point out how my 15 yr old bike rode flawlessly lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUDJB13 View Post
    Picked this up used for $300 dollars. It's been ridden a lot but still pretty smooth
    Nice find. and good price.

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    1997 Cannondale M500

    Mint condition, off craigslist for $120. took it to my local trails (markham park S.FL) and I was the only rigid out there. out my group, a gary fisher blew a tire and a brand new specialized had the chain slip off. neither was a big deal but i had to point out how my 15 yr old bike rode flawlessly lol.
    sweet. you might want to change your seat tilt and raise it if you haven't done so already.

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    Picked up this Cannondale F500 for $325. It wasnt a steal, but I got a decent bike that has very few hours on it for less than half of original MSRP, so that is ok by me.

    So many great deals on this thread! I am going to be cruising CL for that steal now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crabman View Post
    Picked up this Cannondale F500 for $325. It wasnt a steal, but I got a decent bike that has very few hours on it for less than half of original MSRP, so that is ok by me.

    So many great deals on this thread! I am going to be cruising CL for that steal now!
    way too much for non-disc brake frame (90's era), the going price is around $150 - $180. I got two 2003 F400 (which has tabs for rear disc brakes), one for $120 (see pic below) & the other for $100 (the guy thought the fork was defective, but in fact only needed air!)

    I got a 2001 F1000 for $150 (!!), the MSRP was like $2400. The seller was a computer tech guy who just "dumped it on the market".
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    Here's my 2009 Giant STP I got for $350! Took it out today and love it. The geometry feels great. What a steal!Post your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1347865432.112235.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1347865447.889469.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1347865468.275336.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1347865489.262766.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROrtiz10 View Post
    Here's my 2009 Giant STP I got for $350!
    Looks like a steal indeed! Is it good for XC riding too?

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    '11 giant revel 1




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    I just picked this one up yesterday evening for $80 (Hoping its a good deal) . It's a bit scratched up but it's an upgrade from my cheapy Pacific bike. Saw it on CL and thought I don't have much to lose. The guy I bought it from said it was two years old but I don't know much more about it. I just found out a short while ago its an 04. Not too sure about what upgrades if any were done.
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    ^^^ Thats definitely an upgrade over a Pacific. You may wanna pull the kickstand as it could hurt you if it drops down during a jump. Also check the welds/frame for cracks. Just to be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koppuh Klyde View Post
    ^^^ Thats definitely an upgrade over a Pacific. You may wanna pull the kickstand as it could hurt you if it drops down during a jump. Also check the welds/frame for cracks. Just to be safe!
    Thats one of the first things I was looking for when I went to check it out. Looked ok from my perspective, but of course its my untrained eye looking for it. I'm just hoping I didn't get too ripped off with picking this up for $80. I see a lot of bikes on here that seem close to perfect for just a little more than I paid.

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    2011 Trek Gary Fisher Advance. I paid $375 with a Sarris Bones rack.
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    wow, you can get a helluva bike for cheap these days, love it!

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    got a new bike



    pretty simple to put together although getting the front brake attached was something i've never done before so that was the most time consuming part.

    A big upgrade from the 2008 Trek 820. Took it out for a little bit today and loved every minute. Grinning from ear to ear and cant wait to tear up some trails this weekend.

    349 from Bikes direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheYeti View Post
    got a new bike


    pretty simple to put together although getting the front brake attached was something i've never done before so that was the most time consuming part.

    A big upgrade from the 2008 Trek 820. Took it out for a little bit today and loved every minute. Grinning from ear to ear and cant wait to tear up some trails this weekend.

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    Nice bike Congratulations! I got the 450ht from BD and very happy, I was actually looking at that Gravity too, keep us posted on your experience, I almost got the white but since they had orange.. I had to run w/that you should also post it in the Motobecane forum I've seen a few Gravitys there.

    I just noticed is that a rigid fork?
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    [QUOTE=oyveychris;9649601]...And my last Craigslist score: 2008 Motobecane 700HT for $275

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Nice bike Congratulations! I got the 450ht from BD and very happy, I was actually looking at that Gravity too, keep us posted on your experience, I almost got the white but since they had orange.. I had to run w/that you should also post it in the Motobecane forum I've seen a few Gravitys there.

    I just noticed is that a rigid fork?
    I will do that

    Yep, it is a rigid fork. I was going for simplicity with this bike. With the old Trek 820 I had, the fork was pretty worthless so it felt like I was riding rigid anyway.

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    Well i wasnt gonna get any more bikes but i found this on CL
    http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...e#.UFvADIl5mc0

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    This thing is in amazing shape !! No tuning needed barely has a scratch. Scored it for 200.

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    I cant post any pics yet as i dont have enough posts, (my first one ) but i just picked up a 2009 specialized rock hopper comp disc (the yellow frame) for $340 on CL. based on my research i thought that was a good deal. what do you guys think? Its in great shape. was basically used a road bike, commuter, park with the kids bike for the past 2 or so years.

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    Scored this for my nephew, Post your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348302081.842463.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348302098.158864.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348302112.388573.jpgPost your less than 0 mountain bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348302131.924767.jpg

    Got it for 55.00 off CL, needed full maintenence done, spent 80.00 in new rear wheel hub an cassette.

    So 135.00 not bad. The fork is crap but usable. We replaced the seat, handle bars an pedals with spares i had laying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFaur View Post
    I cant post any pics yet as i dont have enough posts, (my first one ) but i just picked up a 2009 specialized rock hopper comp disc (the yellow frame) for $340 on CL. based on my research i thought that was a good deal. what do you guys think? Its in great shape. was basically used a road bike, commuter, park with the kids bike for the past 2 or so years.
    sounds pretty good to me!

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    can't wait to get my first bike

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    These bikes all look nice...this is a good thread to read when just starting out!

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    some great deals out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by alazamboozle View Post
    some great deals out there
    Yup, just have to keep trying :-)

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    Picked up the frame for $7.00.. I think i spent maybe $30.00 to complete " I used spare parts I had laying around"

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    Man I hit the jackpot on CL which is very rare in my area. Found this Trek 820 Antelope for $20! It's small for me but I just wanted a cheap lender/commuter bike. Total of $25 after I receive the new tube for the front, $60 if you include the extra pedals I had laying around.

    Had to take off all the reflectors, adjust the handlebars, true the wheels, fix the seat, and adjust the breaks, but now its golden.


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    Hardrock Pro, £125 GBP.

    I've upgraded it out of all recognition since, but it's a rock-solid stiff and nimble frame, and solid wheels. They're all that's left except the rear derailleur of the bike as I got it and they'll be going up for sale next week!
    We're not all elitists but I'm doing my best within my means...

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    Sorry, linking to the photo didn't work very well...
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    We're not all elitists but I'm doing my best within my means...

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    ^ cool build up!

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    2010 Specialized Hardrock - $200 on Craigslist
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    First post here, first bike in many years

    I'm building a GT LTS up at the moment using old spares, gifts from my neighbour for some computer help and a bit eBaying. Total spend so far - £60. All I need now is a front wheel with a 20mm axle hub (bought a 15mm by mistake) and some shifters.

    Will post a pic soon. Not very modern but I love it so far!

    Haven't ridden properly in years so I can't wait to get finished!

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    Here's my $250 Cannondale Chase Craigslist find.
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    I've had it about a month now, the guy who sold it to me worked at a bike shop and this was barely used, it looks like it was ridden twice. So far I love it. I've been riding bmx and commuting to work on a singlespeed road bike for years. My friends just decided to start mountain biking and I've done it in the past but never took it seriously. I love the bike and the sport, I already have plans to build up a singlespeed 29er and then hand this down to my FiancŤ.
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    Do you think $300 is too much for a Trek 3700 with disc brakes and full light setup? It will be for my wife.

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    Some lbs are having year end close outs. I saw a 3900 w/discs for $399

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheYeti View Post
    got a new bike



    pretty simple to put together although getting the front brake attached was something i've never done before so that was the most time consuming part.

    A big upgrade from the 2008 Trek 820. Took it out for a little bit today and loved every minute. Grinning from ear to ear and cant wait to tear up some trails this weekend.

    349 from Bikes direct.
    LOVE that I'm looking HARD at this bike on BD,starting to scrounge and scheme a budget (hoping for Christmas,shooting for January)



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    I picked up what I think is a 2009 Scott Aspect 45 for $100 last night. Not a picture of the actual bike.
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    New member, first post. I grabbed this 09 DB Response off CL Raleigh, NC about a week ago.
    Put a barrel adjuster on it and cleaned/lubed it. total damage so far is $150. I'm loving it

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    Can finally post some pics now.

    The 2009 specialized i got for $320 and the 2012 Revel 1 i got for $220, both local from craigslist.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JFaur View Post
    Can finally post some pics now.

    The 2009 specialized i got for $320 and the 2012 Revel 1 i got for $220, both local from craigslist.



    Very nice finds.

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