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    Post Pics of your sub-$1000 SS!!

    Lets see some SS bikes that the average budget can afford. The sum of the bike/frame and any upgrades must be less than or equal to $1000. Have fun and let's see them!!

    EDIT: After further consideration, the rules are that what you paid for the bike and the upgrades must total less than or equal to $1000







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    Mine always start out like this... then pretty soon they are $1500... $2000 bikes. My Karate Monkey was probably sub 1k. Then it got an On One carbon fork, Ti stem and post, XTR cranks... Even my commuter came out to about $1k and I tried to do it cheap. Now it's getting a new wheelset and bars...

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    Sub $300

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    I decided to put sub-1000 because then we'd see bikes like the Raleighs, Redlines, Haros etc... I like the univega too!

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    $330!

    Old frame (used to cost a fortune back in the days, but $250 off CL), $30 seat, $50 brakes, plus parts I had in my box. When I change to V, then it becomes a $280 bike

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    here is mine, sub 1000 for a couple weeks till i throw new wheels, brakes, and fork on

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    here is a sub 100 build i would like to finish up this summer. 84 ross Mt. McKinley
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreen
    Lets see some SS bikes that the average budget can afford. The sum of the bike/frame (at retail price) and any upgrades must be less than or equal to $1000. Have fun and let's see them!!








    Are you running the Hayes stroker brakes? I wanted to put a set on my XXIX, just haven't gotten around to it! Gotta love the white calipers...looks so cool!

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    2008 closeout...
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    A little bit of pee just trickled out of my pipi when I saw that.

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    Are you running the Hayes stroker brakes? I wanted to put a set on my XXIX, just haven't gotten around to it! Gotta love the white calipers...looks so cool!
    No, I got a set of take-off Juicy 3's from a friend for $50, and I wasn't liking the BB5's that came on there anyways, the front just didn't have enough power. The 180mm front made a huge difference. My next upgrade is a Origin-8 carbon/white fork and a white saddle (that would put me over $1000 though...)

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    Mine squeaked in for under a grand. It's actually the cheapest bike I own, and the one that gets ridden most.
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    The bike cost $480 shipped, the gary bar, brakes, and salsa stem were $98, and the selle italia flite was $30 on craigslist.

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    Gah peeps, you don't need quote the whole damn post when you do so. It is possible to delete a few pictures.

    I noticed alot of people switch over to threadless forks, why? No love for the vintage threaded stem/fork?

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    $19.95 plus tax for a riser bar. Everything else I had around. It's a 1989 (I think) Diamondback Apex I have had since 1992. The tensioner is an old derailleur cage I cut and bent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk
    The tensioner is an old derailleur cage I cut and bent.
    Love the DIY tensioner!

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    it's really close to 1000.

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    $650

    Was it a deal? I have no idea. I do know that I love riding this thing.

    I'm new to the 29-er set, and new to the SS thing, too. So far, I think I'm hooked.IMG00017-20090308-1610rs.jpg

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    Here's mine, got the frame (as well as another frame) in a trade for a bike I paid $250 for, spent $320 on wheels. All in all I figure it cost me less than $600 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDummy
    2008 closeout...
    Very sweet lookin, which model is that? I couldn't find it on their 08 site...

    Quote Originally Posted by robcycle
    Love the DIY tensioner!

    -Rob.


    Wow, pulling up and spring-loaded......... X2.
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    ... and if we just ... Mine-had it a long time,tho

    This 'ol girl squeeks in that budget (since I horse-traded for the Fox ).

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    Heres my raleigh. Paid $769 for the bike new and $21 for the lizard skin grips. This is my first SS and im loving it. I will build my next bike.


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    I like the Raleigh ^^^^ I have the same one, and I think you'd notice a huge difference in rideability and weight if you swapped out the WTB Stouts tires. I took mine off after about 50 miles and put studs in them for winter riding Something that roles good will make a huge difference

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    09 Monocog Flight.

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    ^^^^^ nice bike, how do you like the ignitors?? I was deciding between those and the crossmarks, and went with the crossmarks, but i've heard good things about both.


    BTW, your kitty looks pissed

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreen
    I like the Raleigh ^^^^ I have the same one, and I think you'd notice a huge difference in rideability and weight if you swapped out the WTB Stouts tires. I took mine off after about 50 miles and put studs in them for winter riding Something that roles good will make a huge difference
    Yea i was thinking about swapping tires soon for some exiwolfs. But, these stouts wear down so fast that i think ill just run them out and then replace em. Iv had the bike a couple weeks and you can see he knobs on the rear tire worn at a slant from cranking hard on the pavement. What maxxis tire are you running?

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    I rode/raced a total of 31 miles on the Ignitors yesterday. Since they came stock on the bike I didn't even give any thought on how they performed until you brought it up. They actually did really well now that I think about it. Grip and cornering traction was never an issue. That hasn't always been the case in the past with my Crossmarks. I think the Crossmarks do roll faster though.

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    About $100 including new bar, brakes, and chainring. The rest of it either came out of my neighbor's trash or out of my spare parts box. It's about to get a "new" hand-me-down wheelset from my geared bike.

    It ain't pretty but it sure is fun.

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    So the first post states that the sum of the bikes/frames/parts need to be at retail price? But I see that 99% of bikes being listed are at craigslist/swap meet prices. Which is it??

    Mine is waaaaaay under the $1k mark. Stock Monocog.

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    Even at full MSRP I'm way under $1k, that's a $300 Nyala, a fine piece at twice the price
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    What maxxis tire are you running?
    I'm running Maxxis Crossmarks. Definitely the best tires I've ridden for the terrain I ride (dry, hardpack, hilly, and sandy Michigan trails). I first rode them at a Cannondale demo day where I rode a Carbon Team Rush (what a rocket!) so that could've swayed my impressions of them a little. They're not the fastest tires I've ridden, but they roll faster and corner better than the Ignitors IMHO

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    This thread has inspired me to rebuild and ss my old...get this...Norco Stubblejumper. 1983 or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth
    This thread has inspired me to rebuild and ss my old...get this...Norco Stubblejumper. 1983 or so!

    Nice! just make sure you post pictures of your build (and make sure it's under $1000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreen
    Nice! just make sure you post pictures of your build (and make sure it's under $1000)
    My goal is sub $200.

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    2003 S-Works Stumpjumper

    2003 hardtail frame $300.
    Matrix Carbon fork $100.
    XT disc front hub (had laying around for years), Stan's 355 29" rim, spokes: $80.
    While Industries ENO disc, Shimano feewheel, Sun Sub IV (26") rim (laying around for years), spokes from a junked wheel: $150.
    Shimano Deore crankset/BB: $40.
    Hygia Elite disc brakes (used): $80.
    WCS 110mm stem used: $10.
    Felt carbon/alloy bar" $10.
    KCNC seatpost used: $60.
    Saddle is a WTB Rocket V with the padding torn off (it was ripped!)

    17.5 pounds of rocket on a budget!

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    Nice Specialized, I believe I've seen that bike on the trail before... are you from West Michigan??

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    Yes, From Grand rapids. I'm down here in Greenville, SC this Winter though. No need to feel sorry for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbyker
    2003 hardtail frame $300.


    17.5 pounds of rocket on a budget!
    My friend, that in one HOT bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbyker
    Yes, From Grand rapids. I'm down here in Greenville, SC this Winter though. No need to feel sorry for me
    Yeah, you're not missing anything here, the trails are still really slushy...

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    Just about 1K

    Wife got me the frame for christmas and bought the rest over the past couple of months. Only thing not new is the Hayes brakes...they're a take off from my trail bike. Haven't ridden it yet, still healing from a ACL surgery in January. Can't wait to ride it (that's why there's no pedals...I couldn't resist the temptation if the pedals were on!)
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    [QUOTE=Natedogz]Very sweet lookin, which model is that? I couldn't find it on their 08 site...

    Pine Mountain. Only thing that i can tell different for 2009 is paint color...
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    A little bit of pee just trickled out of my pipi when I saw that.

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    This thing was free. It was left in a building so I got it, sold the original wheels off for 250 and put that back into the bike. It now has a bull bar on the front instead of the straight bar, and yes it sees offroad duty, but mostly on paths and rail trails.
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    26"er
    SGD$100- Original bike
    Upgrades:
    SGD$125- Eggbeater SL
    AUD$200 (closeout)- Redline Flight 180mm BMX cranks with Euro BB
    AUD$40- Profile Racing 36T chainwheel
    AUD$20- KMC K810
    GBP10- On-One 18T cog
    AUD$40- Kalloy seatpost (Yes $$$ through my LBS)
    GBP12?- On-One Inbred saddle
    AUD$20- Ourys
    AUD$59 (marked price)- Roox barends
    AUD$9- 22" flat bar
    AUD$27- high-rise stem
    AUD$20- steerer adaptor
    AUD$45- Avid SD3 V-brakes
    AUD$30?- Avid brake levers
    AUD$100- wheelset
    AUD$15- CST Caballero 2.4" wire front
    AUD$30- Maxxis High Roller eXCeption folding rear

    Total: approx. USD$600
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    700c
    AUD$180- Original bike
    Upgrades:
    AUD$26- Amoeba DH stem
    AUD$20- steerer adaptor
    SGD$45- Nitto Mod.155
    GBP10- Soyo Keirin Grips
    AUD$8.50- Cinelli bar plugs
    USD$30- Soma-Tektro drop levers
    AUD$37- Alligator cables
    USD$49- Avid Shorty cantis
    AUD$68- Roox brake boosters
    SGD$99- Brooks B-17
    AUD$20- KMC K710
    AUD$20- pedals
    Free- Shimano 170mm Altus cranks
    AUD$20- FMF 44T BMX chainring
    AUD$60- Topeak Super Tourist rack
    AUD$160- Alex wheelset
    AUD$20- Shimano BB
    AUD$30?- Specialized All Condition wire tyres
    AUD$30?- Michelin Dynamic wire tyres
    AUD$5- Shimano DX 16T cog

    Total: approx. USD$645.50
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    i love show and tell.

    this is my everything bike:




    here is a project im going to build next week:




    here is my dads roadie:


    and here is a future 3 speed for one of my teachers im going to build for him:



    the first one is way under $1000

    the second one i picked up for about $60 and not going to put alot in it

    the third is about $500

    and the last one i found in a ditch
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris




    I like the one crank look you have goin on there, you musta been pretty desperate to save some weight huh?? good looking bikes though, good job on the budget rides

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    Relatively inexpensive classic:


    Old steel Bonty off CL= $450

    Klein bars off Ebay= $25 (had beat up paint on 'em so I did the strip and polish)

    Rennen= $55

    Chain= $20

    Grips= $10


    Grand total= $560....parking it next to a buch of cookie cutter s/s= priceless.









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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreen
    I like the one crank look you have goin on there, you musta been pretty desperate to save some weight huh?? good looking bikes though, good job on the budget rides
    well it was about 15 pounds WITH gears and all , imagine the weight with one speed
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    Just finished the build today, still need to finish the bar lever setup.
    Soul Cycles Hooligan frame and fork $100 on craigslist.
    Chain $15
    Bars $80
    Levers $50, brakes $50
    Front wheel xt hub and Vuelta rim, handbuilt $20 (shop was closing and owner is a friend)
    Time atac pedals $25 off craigslist
    Saddle, cogs, rear wheel shimano on a mavic rim from bike given to me
    Raceface nextLP crank, free from a friend
    Stem, seatpost, free from bike co op.

    $340 total


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    650b sweetness

    Long live long rides.

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    Just this old blue thing of mine....well under $1000 even with the Excentriker.
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