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    Is this a good deal?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...id=p2759.l1259

    When 08 frames can be had for about $900-$1100 new now?

    So he wants probably $1500, which places the value of the parts at $400-$600 for parts and I looked at a few sites for some approx. prices (yeah I have a bit of time on my hands this morning, it's cold in Boise this morning!) I priced the parts out new assumption that most of his parts are new anyway.

    "Wasnt ridden to much and the parts hardly ridden on "

    Fox Float RL 120mm: $408.20 for the 08 model from Chainreactioncycles in the UK - one of the best online shopping cycling sites I've ever seen, by the way in terms of ease of use/search function and inventory/selection
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    King Headset: $129 from Beyondbikes in San Diego

    Easton Monkeybar: (clearly seen in the photo) $24.98 from Pricepoint

    Thomson Stem: $89.98 Pricepoint

    Thomson post: $89.98 also Pricepoint

    XT Front Der: $49.98 Priceoint

    XT Crankset: $269.98 Pricepoint

    Avid Disc brakes with levers (no cables): $46.98 each and levers are about $19.00 on Pricepoint.

    So, if we discount 10% we have about $668.00 in parts, so effectively selling 05/06 frame (it has a horst link so I think it's really an 05), for a little over $800

    I had an 05 and it was the best bike I ever had all around, so this could be a good way for me to get XC/All Mtn ride again, just not sure on the deal.... thoughts, opinions about me pulling the trigger on this? I don't really care about the fact that the chainstay on this model is not assymetric, as the der only hit the stay if I did a little drop in my small ring

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    IMO, not the best deal, nor worst. Depending on cost of missing parts it'd come out to the complete bikes you see for sale.
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    Thomson Stem: $89.98 Pricepoint

    Thomson post: $89.98 also Pricepoint

    XT Front Der: $49.98 Pricepoint

    XT Crankset: $269.98 Pricepoint

    you can get the above for way less new form other online stores or the likes of larry, chad and dave. i think it's a little pricey overall but not a terrible deal.

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    The shock they put on the bike seems to be longer than stock the way it has laid the rockers back. The BB must be very high. Combine that with a 120mm fork and you will have a very weird handling bike. You would want to swap out the fork for a 140 anyway, so that reduces the value of the package.
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    I agree with tscheezy.

    It's a lot of cash for old components. Discounting 10% essentially MSRP prices is not the way to go when you build a new bike. Make a list of parts and knock on a few bike shops doors and see what prices they quote you for the package.

    Also keep in mind that you will probably get tempted to find a set of 5.5in rockers to put on that frame, especially if you buy a 140mm fork to replace the Fox 120. And that's another $100 or so on the used market (if you can find a set).

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    That looks like a HL rear end so it can't be a 2006 frame it has to be older than that.could have been bought in 2006. That is when i got my HL 2005 spot.

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    Keep looking

    Like tscheezy noted, the rear shock/rockers look weird, that's a bad sign. Used/Old components are just that, thus not worth even close to retail. By they time you make that rig "right" you'll be shelling out significant dough. Be patient, I just went thru the same thing looking for a HL Flux (got one), saw many more HL 5-Spots during my search.

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    Call Larry at Mountain High. I wouldn't be surprised if he could put together a good deal for you including a used frame. Plus, you know you are getting qualilty parts and great service.
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    Check this out....

    Just for reference, HL 5-Spot, they're out there.

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1026549061.html

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