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    Should I do this trade?

    A guy is offering me this Balfa for my 2003 stock Kona Stinky. I have heard that Balfa is out of business or semi (I'm sure Zedro will correct me if I'm wrong)
    I do mainly fr with jumps and stuff. I am guessing the Balfa wouldn't be the best bike for that, but in terms of resale value what do you think I could get?
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    gold shiver 2000 or 2001 hmmm bike seams old....I would keep the stinky
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    Here are the specs

    It's a 2OOO BB7, 7 inches of travel.
    They come is regular and long, mine is a regular.
    It has Hayes brakes, Planet X BMF wheels (currently running 26/24, not
    the wheels pictured).
    RaceFace cranks, FUNN stem, Kona OS DH bar, gripshift,have several
    seats that I can put on.
    Maxxix tires.
    EDIT: 2001 Shiver

    I'm not sure what I should do...

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    Is it just me or did Red5's reply disappear?

    Looks like the work of Zedro

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Is it just me or did Red5's reply disappear?

    Looks like the work of Zedro
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    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    I've seen quite a few pictures of the headtube cracking on that year BB7, i dunno if it was a major problem, i assume it was and that is why balfa connected the downtube closer to the headtube on the newer models (compare an 03 to that pic and you'll see) I wouldnt expect to get much more life out of that bike, it is 4 years old and its probably been used for its intended purpose, you'd be better of keeping your stinky IMO.

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    Balfa's pretty much in limbo, but regardless the name is in completly different hands and i doubt you could get parts support for older designs. Unless you know the complete history of that bike, i might not go for it for reasons others have stated, at least not since the trade involves a fairly new bike.
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    I wouldnt do it mainly because all the reasons already stated and its just soo old.Plus a 2003 stinkys pretty good and would probably get ore money then that(unless your selling antiques...sorry had to lol ).O and are you getting a new bike or is te stinky just a left over?
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