Hello all! So a while back, I got in a wreck bc of some careless walkers, which ended up with me on my back and my HT carbon Trek IN TWO PARTS! I got bruised up pretty bad and haven't rebuilt since... Here is what I'm trying to decide:
1) I would like to buy a quality AM (5-6in) frame, and reuse my old parts (all but frame obvsly), but they are pretty old XT, SR, V-brakes etc...
***What specialized tools would I need?***
2) Pick up an AM used bike from ebay/forum/where-ever and just get to riding!
My budget would be around $1K-1.2K, but I have found that $1K is cutting it slim on Ebay for AM-bikes, and that 1.2K would've won me any of the bikes I have been looking at (prefs in parenthesis):
Marin Quad-Trail 6.8 (#1)
Specialized Pitch (#2)
BMC 09' Trail 01 (frame) (#3)
Anything in that league would be nice. The problem is, I would love to rebuild from the frame up, but that would mean I would need to get:
Stem (old one is too long for AM)
Hubs (for Discs)
Disc Brakes (maybe levers too)
Specialized tools (to put certain parts together)
Rebuilding would end up costing me more than just getting a decently treated AM dually and getting to riding asap!
Any pertinent advice, options, or suggestions are welcomed... Thx!
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