• 05-09-2012
    The Mad Hatta
    ^ The broken shifter would not bother me, because I'll probably look into converting whatever bike I get into an SS or 3-speed (I have no need for all those gears), but I think that size is too small for me, and the price too high.
  • 05-09-2012
    bob13bob
    $45 for both shifters x.7
    SRAM X.7 3 x 9 Trigger Shifter Set - AAWYEAH Bikes and Bicycle Parts

    even better, put grip shifts on it for weight saving that cost even less

    Get a craiglist app on your smart phone or craigslist notifcatin app on your browser
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/craigslist
    Set search terms "29er" "fox". "Reba". Be patient, I would aim for half off (or less) the sale price (not MSRP) for a 3-4 year old bike.
  • 05-09-2012
    The Mad Hatta
    sweet. alright, thanks for the advice. I started a thread to receive advice on this, so any further advice, please post HERE, so we aren't thread jacking this one.
  • 05-11-2012
    The Mad Hatta
    I grabbed this one today. 2008 Specialized rockhopper disc. $300
    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...32155022_n.jpg

    And tomorrow, I should be picking up a 2007 Specialized hardrock pro disc from a guy who bought it new for his GF, she rode it once and then they broke up, so it's brand new. Still has the barcode/price sticker on the frame from the store he bought it from. asking $325.
  • 05-15-2012
    joshhan
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7...6bac44ca_b.jpg

    OK, this wasn't free but under $400. Bare Trek ZX 6000 frame single speed.
  • 05-15-2012
    cspartan
    '12 Dawes Haymaker 1200. Just got it last week and went out for my first ride Sunday. It's entry level, but I'm happy. Haven't been on a bike since college (10+ years ago). Hands were numb after the ride so I'll have to look at seat and bar height and angle I think, also replace the stock grips with some Oury ones. Brakes squeal something fierce so some adjustment is needed there too.

    Not enough posts to put up the image or link, but you know the one from BD.
  • 05-15-2012
    CO4x4photoguy
    Looks like a really cool bike


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Here's one for the cause. Cost me less than $400 to build it up. It's for sale right now minus the wheels, fork, seat post, saddle, chain, rd and pedals.

    Attachment 694334

  • 05-15-2012
    CO4x4photoguy
    Another really nice looking bike
    :thumbsup:
  • 05-15-2012
    David C
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    Thanks. It's nice indeed, but nothing fancy. My new one to replace it is over the top !

    A '00 GT XCR 3000 in Medium size. Paid $400 for about a month ago. Didn't ride it since (had something else to finish first). The guy bought it new in 2001 and I don't know why he did since he used it only for pavement and city riding... Hence the street tires and other shizzles. Pretty much everything is stock, even the drivetrain. This frame will see another decade (and more) of enjoyment :thumbsup:

    Attachment 696930
  • 05-15-2012
    cratz2
    My primary geared mtn bike for 10+ years. A KHS Montana Team that I bought in used 1999, I think. Originally a 7 speed, scavenged parts off another KHS bought used, mostly XT, Raceface cranks. Wheels are XT/Rhyno Lite bought locally on eBay.

    Discounting the accessories and the chain/pads/cables, I think I have around $350 in it after selling the excess parts. I painted it last year with the green from a camo spray kit. This one hasn't seen any trails in several years, but when it had a computer on it, I'd logged over 8,000 miles.

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...IMG_1427a1.jpg
  • 05-15-2012
    cratz2
    Surly 1x1. Paid $260 for it, almost as seen here. Saddle was from a previous bike and I added the pedals and accessories. Still, well under $400.

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...IMG_1425a1.jpg
  • 05-15-2012
    cratz2
  • 05-16-2012
    bob13bob
    Some incredible scores cratz. Did u find those on cl?

    sent from one of my 4 gold leafed iphone 4s's
  • 05-16-2012
    jallison12
    Couldn't upload a pic before, but this is my 1993 Richter GT 8.0, with Deore XT and XTR components
    $305 on Ebay.
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50...ter_GT8_01.jpg
  • 05-16-2012
    akacoke
    Kona scrap $320

    http://ap1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7966096/p4pb7966096.jpg



    specialized P2 $250 + some mods still under $400

    http://ap1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7966095/p4pb7966095.jpg


    Another P2, bought it complete for 250 came with a lot of good parts, but sold them all , here is whats left thats painted white

    http://ap1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7890184/p4pb7890184.jpg




    Northrock " the costco Bike" got it for $250 , it was brand new, great bike except crappy fork

    http://ap1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7966093/p4pb7966093.jpg
  • 05-16-2012
    lov2bike01
    Great bikes - I have the Northrock XC6 too.
  • 05-17-2012
    bob13bob
    Darn, that costco bike is $300 in my area

    sent from one of my 4 gold leafed iphone 4s's
  • 05-17-2012
    Wasmachineman NL
    Does this count? http://forums.mtbr.com/picture.php?a...pictureid=6411
    XTR XT for less than 300 euros, that is what I call a damn steal!
    Bought the bike for 300 euros, BB died.

    I bought an box full of mtb/race parts and i found an deore mt60 crank in it, with TA wheels, LBS installed a new BB, left crank arm taper hole busted, putted an NOS 600 arm on it, Swapped the saddle for an Selle SMP, Pedals went from Wellgo WPD801 to Shima PDM505, Fork was upgraded with springs from an old RS Judy XC, later with a one-piece spring from an Suntour XCP75, And today, i filled the shock with oil, Brakes died, went from magura to deore m595s.
  • 05-17-2012
    RobbVII
    http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...2-06123929.jpg
    2009 Rockhopper I bought it used for $125 with XTR 9 spd drivetrain
    I put white wheels on it $90
    Also added a Marocchi fork for $119
    This bike got crushed between 2 vehicles so now I'm putting all the parts on my son's bike.
    http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...5-14154624.jpg
    2011 Gravity. I bought this bike from a lady that bought it for her son, then decided he wanted a BMX bike. I got it for $125 when it was less than 2mo old.
  • 05-17-2012
    SDKmann
    This is an inspiring thread, very cool bikes in here.
  • 05-17-2012
    akacoke
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lov2bike01 View Post
    Great bikes - I have the Northrock XC6 too.

    i loved the XC6 when i had it. solid bike, they did nice job on welding the frame. right now the only thing i have left its a 08 iron horse yakuza frame and a bunch of parts that need to be put together

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    Darn, that costco bike is $300 in my area

    sent from one of my 4 gold leafed iphone 4s's


    right now the XC6 in costcos is 349.99, it was 299.99 last summer. similar specs. price has gone up. i bought it off a young kid , his dad bought it for him , but he wanted a bmx
  • 05-17-2012
    JR 137
    Where are all these deals when I'm looking? The only things I've seen on Craigslist and the like are either garbage Next bikes, WalGooses, or stuff that's $2k or more. Still looking for a Rockhopper or the like for $125.

    Signed,
    Jealous in Albany, NY
  • 05-17-2012
    David C
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JR 137 View Post
    Where are all these deals when I'm looking? The only things I've seen on Craigslist and the like are either garbage Next bikes, WalGooses, or stuff that's $2k or more. Still looking for a Rockhopper or the like for $125.

    Signed,
    Jealous in Albany, NY

    You have to be patient. And know what to look for. Most of those deals were poorly advertised, like only "MTB for sale, ride nice, good shape" and a picture. At least that's how it goes in my neck of the wood.
  • 05-17-2012
    Qubo_2408
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    2011 Diamondback Response Sport. Bought this for $350 brand new. It was after the 2012s came out. It's an incredible bike and while it doesn't have the best components but it's a great frame to upgrade and for the price you can't beat it.
    Attachment 697485

    Attachment 697486
  • 05-17-2012
    HumboldtBrad
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    2005 Giant Yukon just picked it up today for 175.:D
    It looks barley ridden:thumbsup: