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    Where to find a Monkey on-line?

    Ok... I am going to get another Monkey to build up SS. What are my current choices as to where to buy?

    Thanks.

    Mike

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    ... and if we just ... Alfred E. Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by SoloWithOthers
    Ok... I am going to get another Monkey to build up SS. What are my current choices as to where to buy?

    Thanks.

    Mike
    Go to Alfred E. Bike where you can find all about primates.

    I've had good service form these guys in the past for them hard to find parts.

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    aebikes.com

    I'm pretty sure they are the cheapest (new) on the web. But you can usually get a better deal if you go to your local bike shop and tell them where you can get it online and for how much, they will ususally at least match, if not beat the price. and you support your local shop.
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    [QUOTE=sachase]I'm pretty sure they are the cheapest (new) on the web.QUOTE]
    Monkey prices not to impressive, but those accessories and Tshirts look mighty tastey...
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    I wrote parts of this elsewhere :

    Buy the $999 (or a deal on it) 29" SS Gary Fisher Rig bike, as a means to get a built KM cheap.
    There's bound to be shop mechanics dieing to get a Rig, but to build it up all bling. They can't easily get it as a frame only, and most shops aren't even Fisher dealers, and the thing is sold bike-only. Most every shop can get a KM, though, and employees get those at a nice Employee Purchase from their shop. Offer to trade the Rig frame for a KM frameset plus tuggnuts. That way you get $400 worth for your Rig frame alone, and get to keep the rigid fork that comes with the KM.
    Then, sell the Reba fork that came with the Rig for $250-300, and you've spent just 600-700 on a completely built KM, with Bontrager SS wheels, tires, cranks, hardware, Avid Discs, etc.

    This looks doable to me, as the Rig frame WILL be wanted by shop geeks that can get KM's cheaper, and the Reba IS wanted by retail-paying bike geeks. 3 hours of wrenching closes the deal.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    I wrote parts of this elsewhere :

    Buy the $999 (or a deal on it) 29" SS Gary Fisher Rig bike, as a means to get a built KM cheap.
    There's bound to be shop mechanics dieing to get a Rig, but to build it up all bling. They can't easily get it as a frame only, and most shops aren't even Fisher dealers, and the thing is sold bike-only. Most every shop can get a KM, though, and employees get those at a nice Employee Purchase from their shop. Offer to trade the Rig frame for a KM frameset plus tuggnuts. That way you get $400 worth for your Rig frame alone, and get to keep the rigid fork that comes with the KM.
    Then, sell the Reba fork that came with the Rig for $250-300, and you've spent just 600-700 on a completely built KM, with Bontrager SS wheels, tires, cranks, hardware, Avid Discs, etc.

    This looks doable to me, as the Rig frame WILL be wanted by shop geeks that can get KM's cheaper, and the Reba IS wanted by retail-paying bike geeks. 3 hours of wrenching closes the deal.

    i've gotta hand it to you, cloxx....you're a friggin' genius. you've always got something going on in that noggin' of yours, and more often than not, it's something downright fantastic. maybe you should put your name on a 2005 man o' the year poll? i'd vote for ya!

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    Webcyclery

    The guys over at Webcyclery.com sell Monkeys and are really great to work with !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    That way you get $400 worth for your Rig frame alone, and get to keep the rigid fork that comes with the KM.
    Then, sell the Reba fork that came with the Rig for $250-300, and you've spent just 600-700 on a completely built KM, with Bontrager SS wheels, tires, cranks, hardware, Avid Discs, etc.
    Very Tempting. the question comes down to if you would actually prefer a Monkey over a Rig Frame. That critical point is the proverbial 8million dollar question, and apparently remains to be answered.

    I think you can get 400 for a rig frame and 400 (650 if you're budda) for the Reba.
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    I'm too lazy (better believe it) to look it up, but is the Rig planned to come with the same Motion Control Pop Lock fork that Speedgoat sells for $450? Surely, it's some lower-end model that would retail for a bit less?

    Yes, the Rig frame WILL sell for UP TO $400 in well-promoted Classifieds sales. But that will just buy the KM frame and required (not cheap) tuggnuts. The shop-guy deal is good, as you then have a shop-guy for a friend. Gooood when you're upgrading bikes on a budget, ask my girlfriend and buddies, I used to be a shopguy myself. They just know the deals, and tell you about them before it's sold out, or keep one part aside, as they know what you need. If they're local and join you for a ride and a beer...personal mechanic!

    I came up with that frame swap because a poster on the DirtRag forums wanted a cheap KM build. The Rig will be a killer bike too, of course, but some will just prefer the bulky steel feel. At least it has hardly ever disappointed anyone.

    You could sell the Reba and buy a KM fork, but that would just not be the same. The Rig needs that unobtanium Bontrager fork, or a Reba, period.

    I have always seen Fisher as more endurance specialists, where the KM is just bike nirvana for group rides, playing around, and shortest adrenalin-boost type of races. KM drop gearies on singletrack, Fishers on extreme downhills. Each bike sets the standard for it's type of character.

    Only thing to look at, should you do the frame swap thing, is see if the BB will work in the KM frame, shell width could be an issue, it's either 68 or 73mm. Now Fisher has changed the frames, both share the 27.2mm seatpost, and even both still use normal a-headsets.

    Don't do the frameswap if you have a small car that brings you to the trailhead. Once that KM rear disc wheel is set, keep it set.
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    got mine here

    http://www.pedalshop.com/home.html the shop owner rides one and gave me a very good deal on a new frameset. better than anywhere else including all the above. email him. 2 brothers run the shop.

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    Well... I went with WebCyclery..

    I've done a fair amount of business with them in the past.

    So I have a brown 22" Monkey on the way with Surly/Delgatos. My plan is to show up at the Ouachita Challenge and accomplish it this year on a rigid singlespeed.

    My GF tried to talk me out of building another bike. But I decided my happiness was at stake. She knows about the time my ex asked me to choose between her and my bike. I make my own descisions. ;-)

    Now.... talk to me about cranks.

    Mike

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    Universal Cycles

    Is where I got mine. Friend of mine used Froogle to find a better deal though, about $50 less if I remember correctly. His is a turd flinger, mines just plain black. Either way, can't recommend them highly enough.

    Plum

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