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    MC San Andreas - should I rebuild or sell?

    I have a San An bike that the frame is in good condition - the rest of the bike is worn out & pretty much needs to be replace from the ground up. I have since upgraded to a new bike.
    I may be able to save the wheels but thats it.

    I have 2 questions -

    Is there a way to convert the rear axle from a skewer to a more solid thru axle spec?

    Is it worth the money & time to rebuild this bike or should I just sell it?



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    Do you have pics of it?
    To me if the frame is in good condition i would go ahead and give it another lease on life. Its a San Andreas frame. Good old USA made quality, thats if it is not the latter models.

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    They are great bikes. If well maintained and cared for will last a long time.
    1- do you like it (if so keep it and make it a 2 x 10 or 1 x 10) ?
    2- did your new bike replace it ? (if so than build the San An into something like an urban rocket).
    You can run a 10mm thru axel in that frame (like the DT Swiss RWS 10mm or something like it).

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    what forks were this bike designed for?

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    88-95 Single crown forks up to 100mm
    96-06 (standard and classic) Single crown up to 125mm
    96-06 (DHS, DNA) Single crown up to 150mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA009
    88-95 Single crown forks up to 100mm
    96-06 (standard and classic) Single crown up to 125mm
    96-06 (DHS, DNA) Single crown up to 150mm
    I wouldn't go anymore then a 130mm fork. Anymore then that and you need a long shock and the BB gets way to high. It really wasn't designed for anything above 4.5"/114mm of travel. And even at that the BB is high. But everyone, including me, put longer forks and shocks on to keep up with the times, but it's just not a good idea.
    '96 San Andreas
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