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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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    Winter is coming.

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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!

    -Rob.

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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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