Thanx to help of hollister and Rumphy, a sweet package arrived at the shop last night. First class guys.... I cannot say enough!
Previous owner was looking to break even on this bike, which he purchased 2nd hand a couple years ago. He wasn't overly enthusiastic about jumping through any hoops. This bike could have easily slipped though my fingers, and it was only through Hollister and Eric's help that I was able to solidify the deal and bring the bike home. Again, thanx guys!
I received an o.k. deal on the bike. Hollister packed the bike for me, and informed the bike was in o.k. condition, and that I would think that the bike was decent.
Overall, the bike looks to have been ridden little, and received little love. It wasn't abused or left to the elements. All the cables were decent, no frayed ends, no tire dry rot, wheels were true as can be. All decals with the exception of one were near perfect. The bike was REALLY dirty though...we are talking solidified funk from a decade ago. I am not looking forward to cleaning up the components. Frame is just about respectable, minus some greasy finger prints.
The bike came with some nice goodies. Drivetrain is M951 8 speed XTR, rapid rise. Thompson post and stem (newer stem, still has price stag stuck on it), Merlin Titanium bar, Mavic Cross-Max wheels in killer condition, early SID also in killer functional condition, minus a nice scuff in paint on one side), King headset, and a couple little WTB odds n' ends (tires, bar ends (trashed), even the brake pas were WTB).
THE FRAME!!!! This thing rocks! I totally dig the rear drop outs and brake bosses. Overkill to the max, yet elegant. Frame weighs in at a little over 3 pounds, but seems like it take on anything. Damn, I wish this thing was in my size. It really is perfect.
Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups
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