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    old school K2 Disco Monkey Restore

    So a riding buddy of mine rebuilt this k2 disco monkey. It was in pretty rough shape. It has marzocchi bomber 6 inch travel fork.haynes hydraulic disc brakes.new uno seat stem.new seat.new easton neck,new easton taper pro downhill bars.new true active sealed bottom bracket.true active cranks.new pedals.new tires. He's looking to sell for around $500.

    I like the front fender, don't think they came like that. Will probably have to put some beefier tires on.

    Good buy? Good bike?







    edit: also, does the chain seem a bit loose to you? Is this an issue?

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    Yeah, the chain is loose and yeah thats an issue unless you plan on riding it without pedaling when the chain flies off. Why is the stem so long, is it a road bike?

    I can think of a lot better ways to spend $500.

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    The bike doesn't seem to have a derailleur.

    And I'm pretty sure you can get new decent built bikes at a little more than that.
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    I'd say that bike needs some work to be worth $500. I bet you could find something more worthwhile on Craigslist for a similar price, that you would have to do less work on to ride.

    That bike is un-rideable in my eyes. You will still be spending more cash just to get it in riding condition.

    Good luck in your search!
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    bad buy, bad bike..

    worth maybe 250 bucks to someone who is into retro rides.

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    I loved these bikes back in the day, so it has a special place in my heart, and i wouldn't pay more than $200. Its gonna need a lot of work to get it trail worthy.

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    $100 bike at best

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    sorry to say its a bad buy and not a great bike either, shock choices are limited and thats just the start of the issues. I had a 99 Fing (Flying) Monkey, but that was in 2000 and while it was a good bike for the day, sorry to say its time has come and gone by a long shot, just like the company that built them.

    for retro sake here is a pic of my 99
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    Thanks for all the help guys. You helped me avoid a bad bad bad decision

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    ....fun memories, wouldn't do it again now, and not for 500!
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