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    Is He Getting Ripped Off?

    Hey Guys, My buddy found a 2006 Trance 3 at the LBS today. They said they'll give it to him for $1000. The MSRP WAS $1,700, but that was THREE years ago. He said they paid about $990 for the bike so they're only making about $10 on the sale. The bike fits him well and its a good shop. Would you go for it?

    fork RockShox Recon 327 Air, 100mm travel
    shock Fox Float R
    handlebar Easton EA 30 low rise
    stem Easton EA50
    seatpost Easton EA50 350x30.9
    saddle WTB Rocket V Comp
    pedals NA
    shifters Shimano Deore
    front derailleur Shimano LX
    rear derailleur Shimano LX
    brakes Hayes SOLE
    levers Hayes
    cassette SRAM PG950 11-34T, 9 speed
    chain Shimano HG 73
    cranks Race Face Ride XC
    BB Race Face SRX ISIS
    rims Mavic XM 117
    hubs Formula Disc
    spokes Stainless Steel
    tires Hutchinson Bulldog MRC AirLight, wire 26x2.1

    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    It's a great deal. That bike is well spec'd for the price and really none of the components are horribly out of date.

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    Not a rip off.
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    great

    great bike. great deal
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    double...slow server.

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    Not a bad price. The equivalent parts for today would run you a lot more. The friend is getting the investment in the frame and the rear shock, and so long as it has at least the rebound adjust, I'd be happy. Everything else on just about every bike in that price range is "upgrade when worn or broken" stuff, so it's a good deal.

    The fork is not terrible, either.

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    He did end up buying the bike, and he has already broke the brake lever off it

    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    nice buy. 1000 is just fine for that. I paid 799 for my trance 4. Nice Job.
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    A good find...lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam
    He did end up buying the bike, and he has already broke the brake lever off it
    Did that happen during a crash? If so, you should tell him to loosen the clamp for both the shifters and levers. You only need it tight enough so it doesn't move when you're applying pressure. You want it to be able to rotate on the bar during a crash to avoid breaking.

    If he broke it through normal use (i.e applying the brakes), he's gotta have forearms like Popeye!

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    Yeah, he crashed. It hyperextended his lever and when he squeezed it back in the retaining washer snapped. We ordered a rebuild kit for him yesterday and we'll give that to him at cost and just charge him for labor.
    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam
    Yeah, he crashed. It hyperextended his lever and when he squeezed it back in the retaining washer snapped. We ordered a rebuild kit for him yesterday and we'll give that to him at cost and just charge him for labor.
    hold on, do you represent the LBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beereppc
    hold on, do you represent the LBS?
    I work about 60 hours a week at the LBS, Yes.

    This thread is 2 months old, I have worked at the shop for about 3 weeks.
    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam
    I work about 60 hours a week at the LBS, Yes.

    This thread is 2 months old, I have worked at the shop for about 3 weeks.
    oh i wasnt criticizing you, I was just confused for a second. hope you can get your friend back in the saddle quickly!

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