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    Build fatty with spare parts VS. sell parts and buy complete fatbike

    Looking for opinions, I have all parts except the cracked frame from a 2012 Norco Nitro 9.2, toying with the idea of salvaging what I can and putting it on a fatbike. After a bit of research I think I am better off selling the parts and putting the cash towards a ~$1000 complete fatbike, whether new or used.

    Intended use would be winter/snow XC riding. Would need XL or XXL size frame.

    The parts I have are as follows:

    • Crankset - FSA Comet MegaExo 44/32/22 - not fat compatible?

    • BB - FSA MegaExo BB-7000 - not fat compatible?

    • Cassette - Sram PG-1030 11-36T

    • X7 front and rear derailleurs and shifters

    • Elixir 3 brakes

    • Norco components for cockpit with a FSA N0.57 tapered headset

    • Norco seatpost and wtb saddle

    • The bike was serviced and had cables replaced just before frame cracked


    I also have the 29er wheels/tires and Recon gold fork, whatever cash I can get from selling them I would put towards the fatbike. All these parts are a few years old and moderately used, I'm thinking I won't really get a ton of money for them.

    I am located in Canada so shipping and exchange rate makes Bikes Direct and On One not very cost-efficient.

    At this point I think I am going to post my parts on the local used buy/sell sites and end up buying a local lower end new bike. Or if I'm lucky I'd buy a higher end used bike, if I can find one in XL.

    Just wanted to post here to see if anyone thinks I should hold out for a frame/fork/wheel set and build it up with my old parts. I would only go this route if it was cheaper than buying new due to the parts I already have.

    I'm not crazy for selling these parts and buying a new complete bike, right?

    Thanks much.

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    Price a wheel set and tires than make your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP87 View Post
    At this point I think I am going to post my parts on the local used buy/sell sites and end up buying a local lower end new bike. Or if I'm lucky I'd buy a higher end used bike, if I can find one in XL.
    That's what I would do. Decide on what bike meets your needs and hold out for that even if it means saving a bit longer.
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    I'm selling a bunch of parts, and buying a used specialized fat boy thats been upgraded quite a bit, and has the 2016 wheels on it. I thought about doing a frame fork also, but, just getting a wheelset can be a large chunk of a complete bike. I sold my 9zero7 last year, and miss it! I borrowed a borealis yampa for a bike race a few weeks ago, and that sealed the deal on getting another fatty!

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