Craigslist gyps and deals

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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby metalman302 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:35 pm

bikesRfun wrote:What was it? That link is down.


Facebook so work blocks it for you I'm guessing?

It's a Schwinn Rivel in average condition, that was $200 new in 2012
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby bikesRfun » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:58 pm

Well I guess that would fall under the gyp category.
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby metalman302 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:48 am

Against the grain here but I'm trying to get an idea if I go this route in the future... Is this a good deal?

Used (2013) stumpie comp. 29 inch wheels. Tubeless, has new rear hub, just serviced top to bottom. SRAM X9 drivetrain. Fox rear shock, rock shox Reba RLT fork.

Fork was upgraded along with Easton heist wheels 1x11 sram NX upgrade and ZEE brakes with icetech rotors
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby Purple Haze » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:12 am

Pretty hard to beat,but see what is going on with it first.Thats a complete package for a bike and its one stop shopping if its in good shape.
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby metalman302 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:48 pm

Going on with it like how? He said it's a trade in to his bike shop.
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby Purple Haze » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 pm

Thorough inspection of everything including sitting on the bike and component check. 1,000 bucks is still a good chunk of change,
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby bikesRfun » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:49 am

What does a new one sell for? I imagine twice that?
I personally prefer the geometry of Trek 29ers, although I might go with a Fuel Ex instead of a Top Fuel, due to the 'nervousness' of the bike at speed downhill. I imagine the Fuel Ex would be a little 'calmer'. That 1x11 would be of some concern, because on steep uphills you'll be wishing for a lower gear, most likely. I have a 2x10 on my 29er with the lowest gear being 22 front, 36 rear. That's great on my 27.5, but I really would like a slightly lower gear for my 29er.
Is the frame the correct size for you?
Go and test ride the bike and see how it feels when making turns.
We'll have to meet and go trail riding when it cools down a little.
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby metalman302 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:55 am

New retail is 3k. According to their specs I'm right in the middle of the overlap between a M & L frame. Seems like a good deal but I feel like I need to do more research first. Maybe bring it down a notch and look for something like new that was originally 1500-2000 but letting go for $500
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby bikesRfun » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:10 am

How tall are you?

I suggest you not waste your money buying a bike that was $1500 new. The entry point for a new name brand full suspension mountain bike is about $2500.
That ad said 'asking' $1000. Usually if an ad says Asking they're negotiable on the price.
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Re: Craigslist gyps and deals

Postby metalman302 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:35 am

I'm 5'9"

What's your fs setup? Before getting out there I didn't realize how chock full of rocks even beginner and intermediate mountain trails out here would be. I thought there would be more flowy trails mountain trails like I had been watching on YouTube in other areas :lol: Granted I haven't hit many yet but the ones I have hit looked great on the trail finder apps but then when you actually ride them it's got me feeling all like: https://youtu.be/L1-lWZigyGI
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