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Lets see some SS bikes that the average budget can afford. The sum of the bike/frame and any upgrades must be less than or equal to $1000. Have fun and let's see them!!

EDIT: After further consideration, the rules are that what you paid for the bike and the upgrades must total less than or equal to $1000







 

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Mine always start out like this... then pretty soon they are $1500... $2000 bikes. My Karate Monkey was probably sub 1k. Then it got an On One carbon fork, Ti stem and post, XTR cranks... Even my commuter came out to about $1k and I tried to do it cheap. Now it's getting a new wheelset and bars...
 

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I decided to put sub-1000 because then we'd see bikes like the Raleighs, Redlines, Haros etc... I like the univega too!
 

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$330!

Old frame (used to cost a fortune back in the days, but $250 off CL), $30 seat, $50 brakes, plus parts I had in my box. When I change to V, then it becomes a $280 bike:)
 

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here is mine, sub 1000 for a couple weeks till i throw new wheels, brakes, and fork on :thumbsup:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3326246617/" title="IMG_1018 by coachjon77, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3326246617_1712dee6c4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="649" alt="IMG_1018" /></a>

here is a sub 100 build i would like to finish up this summer. 84 ross Mt. McKinley
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2950788394/" title="IMG_0851 by coachjon77, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2950788394_257d967003_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_0851" /></a>
 

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RedGreen said:
Lets see some SS bikes that the average budget can afford. The sum of the bike/frame (at retail price) and any upgrades must be less than or equal to $1000. Have fun and let's see them!!








Are you running the Hayes stroker brakes? I wanted to put a set on my XXIX, just haven't gotten around to it! Gotta love the white calipers...looks so cool!
 

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Are you running the Hayes stroker brakes? I wanted to put a set on my XXIX, just haven't gotten around to it! Gotta love the white calipers...looks so cool!
No, I got a set of take-off Juicy 3's from a friend for $50, and I wasn't liking the BB5's that came on there anyways, the front just didn't have enough power. The 180mm front made a huge difference. My next upgrade is a Origin-8 carbon/white fork and a white saddle :thumbsup: (that would put me over $1000 though...)
 

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Mine squeaked in for under a grand. It's actually the cheapest bike I own, and the one that gets ridden most.
 

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Gah peeps, you don't need quote the whole damn post when you do so. It is possible to delete a few pictures.

I noticed alot of people switch over to threadless forks, why? No love for the vintage threaded stem/fork?
 

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$19.95 plus tax for a riser bar. Everything else I had around. It's a 1989 (I think) Diamondback Apex I have had since 1992. The tensioner is an old derailleur cage I cut and bent.
 

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it's really close to 1000.
 

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$650

Was it a deal? I have no idea. I do know that I love riding this thing.

I'm new to the 29-er set, and new to the SS thing, too. So far, I think I'm hooked.:skep: IMG00017-20090308-1610rs.jpg

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Here's mine, got the frame (as well as another frame) in a trade for a bike I paid $250 for, spent $320 on wheels. All in all I figure it cost me less than $600 or so.
 

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Mine-had it a long time,tho

This 'ol girl squeeks in that budget (since I horse-traded for the Fox ;) ).

 
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