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    I need your opinions

    Okay I currently ride a 2002 xce with an rp23 and I love it but it is looking rough and the bushings need to be replaced, so my question to everyone is should i send my frame to turner to be rebuilt and powdercoated for $275 or use that money to buy a new frame. If I bought a new frame it would not be a turner as I am low on funds for the next few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by chshaw
    Okay I currently ride a 2002 xce with an rp23 and I love it but it is looking rough and the bushings need to be replaced, so my question to everyone is should i send my frame to turner to be rebuilt and powdercoated for $275 or use that money to buy a new frame. If I bought a new frame it would not be a turner as I am low on funds for the next few years

    I would get the bike you love a new look. Buying a cheaper bike is just that...cheaper. Once the newnest wears off, you will constantly compare it to your XCE. Save your cash until you can buy what you really want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chshaw
    Okay I currently ride a 2002 xce with an rp23 and I love it but it is looking rough and the bushings need to be replaced, so my question to everyone is should i send my frame to turner to be rebuilt and powdercoated for $275 or use that money to buy a new frame. If I bought a new frame it would not be a turner as I am low on funds for the next few years
    I'd just replace the bushings for 20-30 bucks and ride it the way it looks.

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    +1 on the above. The appeal of a new, lesser bike will fade quickly. I'd lean towards the $275 Turner refurbishment. Not because you need to go to those lengths, but it will get you a little of that lovely "new bike buzz"!
    Whining is not a strategy.

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    I would be 100% be with kosmo on this if I were not a huge fan of the raw look (like on my RFX) so I'm only 99% with kosmo.

    Brock...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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    +1 raw

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde
    I would be 100% be with kosmo on this if I were not a huge fan of the raw look (like on my RFX) so I'm only 99% with kosmo.

    Brock...

    I too like the raw look...no worrying about scratches as much. My spot is not factory raw but it was media blasted down to the raw aluminum. I like it alot.
    Too wet to ride!

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