Buying BikesDirect bike to strip for parts
Has anyone bought a bike from bikes direct just for the parts, then purchased a nicer frame to throw the grouppo on? How did that work out budget wise for you? I realize that its going to depend on what frame you buy (full sups, vs hardtail etc.) but it looks like a pretty good way to go.
Looks like you can get a decent hardtail/FS bike with x9 for around 1000-1500 with a decent fork and brakes. You could then throw down another 700-1000 bucks on an awesome frame, sell the bikes direct frame for maybe 100 bucks and come out with a pretty screamin bike.