Anyone buy a complete + frame, and sell the first frame?

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by SirChomps-a-Lot, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. SirChomps-a-Lot

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    Just pricing out bmx bikes... I got up to 1500 building from parts. The completes out there are pretty dang good deals. Trouble is, I need at least a 21" top tube... I'm liking the look of the black bike at 21.25 a lot.

    Anyone have any luck buying a complete + a frame, and then selling the frame from the complete?
     
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    typically in the past if I ever bought a complete bike I would do just about the complete opposite of what you are pondering...
    I would upgrade most of the mediocre/poor OE stock components on the bike and replace with better stuff that suited me more, making the frame ride better...
    I personally don't think I'd follow your suggested route, just for a frame that fits you, but that's me... seems logical to start with a frame/complete that you like, just might take more shopping.

    $1500 on a complete bmx bike is over the roof, that's a whole lot of bike. Look at some used bikes, there are some insane deals to be had if you look hard enough.
     
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    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    This + Strippers + Blow = $1500, with a 21in top tube.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    $1500 is $$$$$. You can buy components for an uber-BMX for quite a bit less. I'd probably be looking at about 1/2 that.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I have done what you are suggesting with an MTB, although I was lucky with the component choice of the manufacturer matching my requirement very closely.
     
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    grom-dom Turbo Monkey

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    damn bro! 1500 greenbacks? how bout we split it 50/50 cos i need 2 new sets of wheels!. go fyckin nuts if you feel the need to, i'd say take a good amount, build up a sick bike and put the rest away for repairs and parts
     
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  7. SirChomps-a-Lot

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    I just started adding components into the cart on danscomp. It's not hard to get to 1500...

    S&M black bike
    profile cranks/hubs
    etc, etc...

    But yeah, that jane looks very nice.
     
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    Yo, you got that 3 amigos from albes as all new parts... how in god's name did you get it all for $750? Show me an invoice.
     
  9. Li'l Dave

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    I would just build up from the frame up. By the time you buy even a nice complete and a separate frame you will still want to upgrade a lot of the parts.

    I would just try to conserve on your build list a little bit, maybe rather than profile hubs get Odyssey or Shadow, and see where else you can go not uber fancy but still damn fancy. There are a lot of little things that you can save slightly on and not loose anything. This is if you actually have a problem with the big price, if not, goin with the best is always fun.
     
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    my local LBS offered to get me a Fit complete, and then replace the stock frame with an S3... possibly you could find a shop willing to do that for you.

    But the Jane is maybe the way to go. I think there are some other nice-ish completes with 21" out there too.