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    who got the best deal on their bikes?

    alright let me preface this by saying i am cheap. or stingy. or i hate to spend 3-4k on ONE bike. but i would like to see pix and descriptions of you bikes and how much you put into it.

    here are mine:

    1. 2003 iron horse sgs. i bought the frame, shock, rear wheel, cranks, seat post, headset, cassette, pedals, tires for 550; added a 03 boxxer team with black box upgrade for 300; brakes, wheel, stem, bars, mrp, etc i paid another 350 (and that includes brakes from 2000, but they are on the kona;i swapped em). so thats $1200 for a sweet dher. only the handlebars were bought from my sponsor.
    2. 2003 specialized p.1. bought the frame, chain, post and wheels for 150. fork (03 dj1) got for 165. the other parts (brakes, tires, bar, stem, grips, cranks, pedals, bb, headset) totaled 200. so i paid 515 for my killer dj machine. only got the fornt tire from a sponsor.
    3. 01 kona stab. ita retailed for 3250 with lx, mr dirt guide. i got it for 2200 with mrp and xtr from a bike store going out of business in jan 02. it cost 50 bucks to upgrade the 01 super t to a 04 z150. 50 bucks for a swap to front der. capability and i have 2300 in it. the fork was bought from a sponsor.

    so that $4015 for three rides that all kill it. the retail price of the three bikes run about 6800-7000. i did get great deals on a fork, tires and handlebar from my sponsor, but most of the three bikes are just deals i found.
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    I got a stock KHS DH50 without forks...bought some USD 180's and the full DH bike was $850 with tax+shipping (Retail is $2400). Now THAT was a deal!

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    my frameset would of cost me in the 10,000-15,000$ range had i paid for all the labour costs...think i put a grand into it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    my frameset would of cost me in the 10,000-15,000$ range had i paid for all the labour costs...think i put a grand into it....
    showoff...


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    zedro go gome...

    nah...ah i got my 03 DH brandnew for 3900 when they retail in aus for about 6500 so i think that was a pretty good deal...
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    2003 Cannondale Jekyll 1000, was $2600.00 I paid 1475.00 brand-new.
    2004 Specialized Demo 9 Pro, MSRP 4120.00, On sale for 3800, I paid 3230.00.

    Both deals were at SuperGo. You can get a pretty good deal there IF you talk to the right people. Some of the guys who work there are really cool and some are total pricks (typical of LBS's) so choose your salesperson wisely.

    Oh, and Zedro, you don't count in this discussion

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    03' Specialized Big Hit Expert purchased April 1, 03 for $1700.00 (thank you V ). Also big thanks go out to Supergo and the Evil one.

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    wow.. I must say, I am impressed! You must have like looked and searched on ebay, mtbr, and all over the internet for days and hours to find such good deals.

    Your Kona head angle looks more slack than your DH bike. That's not right!

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    [red5] **** i thought u had a comp 04...but ur right...lol...u do have an expert [looking at pic]...

    my bad...
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Bullit

    I got a 2003 Bullit for $1700, brand new. I bought a 2001 M1 off these classifieds for $1200, but put a lot into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    showoff...
    heh, like i could resist making another trivial response

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    Well as most of us know I just got a barely used 03 V-10. Spent $2300 complete on it.
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    yeh yeh we know...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat10
    I got a 2003 Bullit for $1700, brand new. I bought a 2001 M1 off these classifieds for $1200, but put a lot into it.
    Pretty sweet deals.

    I have a question, regarding your signature, that's been bothering me. What does it mean exactly?? I have an idea, but I could be way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    Pretty sweet deals.

    I have a question, regarding your signature, that's been bothering me. What does it mean exactly?? I have an idea, but I could be way off.
    Who is in your avatar now? Are you gonna turn into Orven on Ridemonkey who always has next to porn in his? lol
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    I got the best deal on my new bike, an '04 Mountain Cycle Sin.
    I paid....um....uh?.......paid?
    OK BJ, I know you like stealth black so maybe this one is a little easier on your eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    Pretty sweet deals.

    I have a question, regarding your signature, that's been bothering me. What does it mean exactly?? I have an idea, but I could be way off.
    ROFL! It's from Seinfeld. That episode was awesome. Haha! Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150
    wow.. I must say, I am impressed! You must have like looked and searched on ebay, mtbr, and all over the internet for days and hours to find such good deals.

    Your Kona head angle looks more slack than your DH bike. That's not right!
    i think its actually a slight bit steeper or the same. the kona is on a little rise in the pavement there so its pointed uphill. i did spend some time over the last few years searching for deals but not too much.
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    twisted...

    we all know you are a "tool" used to test mountain cycles...

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    I got my 2003 Banshee Scream w/5th element, manitou xvert carbon fork, arrow rims laced to roox hubs, xtr, raceface, mrp, etc for $1450
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    ahahahahha...hows it goin man...yes i do like stealth black...i do prefer that chrome finish you had tho...

    and i think TWISTED probably got he best deal...a bike that would cost 8000+ over here in aus for free...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Who is in your avatar now? Are you gonna turn into Orven on Ridemonkey who always has next to porn in his? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    ahahahahha...hows it goin man...yes i do like stealth black...i do prefer that chrome finish you had tho...

    and i think TWISTED probably got he best deal...a bike that would cost 8000+ over here in aus for free...
    What? I got the impression you HATED my polished 9point5.
    Anyway how can you see this bike? I thought you were blind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N*Rider
    I got my 2003 Banshee Scream w/5th element, manitou xvert carbon fork, arrow rims laced to roox hubs, xtr, raceface, mrp, etc for $1450
    i got my bike to come out of the shop like this for 1550(minus the shock and derailure(sp) was an xt)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Nice site, lol.Definitely NSFW, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTED
    I got the best deal on my new bike, an '04 Mountain Cycle Sin.
    I paid....um....uh?.......paid?
    OK BJ, I know you like stealth black so maybe this one is a little easier on your eyes.
    nice ride......


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    Hope will u ever learn...

    ahahahhaha...i never said i liked that black moutain cycle or ur polished one for that matter (even tho ur polished one is kinda kool)...i like the paint jobs on em tho...

    and yes i was blind...but now have robot eyes that allow me to see all ugly things as beautiful...

    like fat chicks and ur mum for example...

    (now whose wearing sunglasses punk... )
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    ahahahhaha...i never said i liked that black moutain cycle or ur polished one for that matter (even tho ur polished one is kinda kool)...i like the paint jobs on em tho...

    and yes i was blind...but now have robot eyes that allow me to see all ugly things as beautiful...

    like fat chicks and ur mum for example...

    (now whose wearing sunglasses punk... )
    Jaho say's, Go eat a vegimite sandwich and screw a kangaroo!
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    Vegemite is gross!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Vegemite is gross!!!!
    Screwing kangaroos is OK, Tony?
    I guess we should ask BJ.

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    As long as BJs getting it on tape for your guys's future parties to show friends. Lol, just messin.
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    i go away for 1 min and this is what happens...

    why so hostile TWISTED u starting off strong coz u remember how this ended last time...ahahah...

    and tony this is big boys buisness stay out of it...

    (and no i woulnt know no the last time i was within 5m of a kangaroo was when i shot it in the head with a 223. to check if it was dead)
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    i go away for 1 min and this is what happens...

    why so hostile TWISTED u starting off strong coz u remember how this ended last time...ahahah...

    and tony this is big boys buisness stay out of it...

    (and no i woulnt know no the last time i was within 5m of a kangaroo was when i shot it in the head with a 223. to check if it was dead)
    If I was in australia I'd so be stealing your bike after that comment, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    If I was in australia I'd so be stealing your bike after that comment, lol.
    Oh no! What did I start?
    Really I need to go to sleep, it's 12:38am here. I gotta get up early and go out and try to break that BEAUTIFUL black bike.
    If you want to make fun of an ugly Mountain Cycle check out Jaho's ride.
    Night night.
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    bwahahahahahhahahaha...that thing even with my new robot eyes is ugly...

    and tony ive got a better idea...ill come to the US...steal ur bike then ride it down ur street and then get laid by that lil hottie ur sposed to be tapping into...seems as u aint enough of man to do it urself...
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    I got my 03 bh expert with a superstar 8, fox rc, profile cranks, extra set of northshore cranks, like 5 chainrings, a ck headset, extra set of arrow tires, woodman stem, planet x golieth bars, and lock ons, hfx-9s, single tracks, xt der, sram rocket shifter, love seat and the rest of the bike for 900 shipped

    My 02 norco 4hun with woodman stem, ea 70 bars, 219's, ck headset, xtr der, avid mech's, lx shifter, lockons, blackburn chain guide, shiver sc, and the rest of the bike for 650

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    ... and if we just ... Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    Pretty sweet deals.

    I have a question, regarding your signature, that's been bothering me. What does it mean exactly?? I have an idea, but I could be way off.
    Just from my favorite Seinfeld episode. That's all.
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    blkmrkt frame free, fox talas rl free, saint everything free, singletrack wheels $150, Tioga bars and stem free, everyhitng but the wheels free. Atomlabs coming in teh amil that were free.

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    my intro to FR 101 package...

    Unfortunately no pics yet, since my digital camera got dunked in the river the other week!

    Used 2002 Bullit (w/ brand new 2004 swingarm) w/ Vanilla RC, new Holzfeller cranks, new Avid mech discs, new Thomson post, new Mavic 321 w/XT hub, new WTB Speed V seat, 2 new Hutchinson Scorpions + set up labor for $815.00

    Took the XT drive train, front wheel, and fork from my ATX-890. I bought a custom-made 2000 Z1w/QR20 for $150 for a few years back, and had an entire XT/LX build (w/ Titec, WTB) that I got during the glory days of the internet for ~$300.

    All in all I have ~$1200 invested in the Bullit. Next purchase is a shorty stem and burlier handlebars to replace the Monkeylite XC/Koski stem.

    The ATX-890 should be built up for singlespeed trail by September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marsb
    Used 2002 Bullit (w/ brand new 2004 swingarm) w/ Vanilla RC, new Hozfeller cranks, new Avid mech discs, new Thomson post, new Mavic 321 w/XT hub, new WTB Speed V seat, 2 new Hutchinson Scorpions + set up labor for $815.00
    No fork?

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    whoops!

    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    No fork?
    See updated post.

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