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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ascentrek, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Ascentrek

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  2. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Doesn't sound fishy to me at all. Who the hell would want a Super 8 though?
     
  3. Alpha Kenny Body

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    Don't think so, look at his/her feedback...97.4% is good enough.
     
  4. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    $104 shipping?
     
  5. Konabumm

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    yeah that is really high
     
  6. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    How is the Blur in Santa Cruz and the Super 8 in San Diego? I just don't trust it..
     
  7. Barbaton

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    Don't know much about the super 8, but there are a couple funny things about the blur. For one, they didn't offer the 5th on it until late 2003. Before that it was only a Vanilla. He might have bought it aftermarket, but you'd think he'd mention it. Also, I think that only the size small has the straight top tube, the others have the bend for flickability or standover or whatever.

    I could be wrong, but that was right about the time I was shopping for my blur and that's what I remember.

    I also like the Marzocchi Bober (sic) fork, but I think that's just a typo. :)

    $104 to ship is absurd.
     
  8. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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  9. def

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    The first 5th's did go out the summer of '03. But the graphics of the 02/early 03 are different from the late 03/04's. This bike has the later graphics it looks like but I can't really see all of it. The 03/04's had a "B" at the top tube/seat tube and said Blur on the seatstays by the drop outs. The small and mediums both had straight top tubes. (God I sold and worked on too many of these!!)

    SC isn't the best on telling you what year your bike is. I ordered mine in Dec of 03, but I have no idea if its considered an 03 or an 04? Whatever, its a bike.

    I really didn't see anything fishy in the add other than the shock and many people did put 5th's on aftermarket. Of course I don't deal much over the net.

    edit*: I looked at the super 8 a little closer. No mention of the avalanche shock anywhere. That is a big one to overlook. I still think its someone who doesn't really know what is on their bike. Not everyone is a huge bike dork like you or me on here.
     
  10. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    I find it funny he doesn't mention the floater and says it has "through style hubs."
     
  11. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    odd but not that odd, some people just don't know anything about their own bike year/size ect. The weirdest thing I noticed was all the MTBR reveiws the average guy looking for a Blur knows if it's good. The average guy looking for a super 8, I never met that guy.
     
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    Does anyone know the average weight of a super 8? My friend wants to get into mtb, and a solid bike would be good to start on. I think it might be a little heavy though.
     
  13. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Yeah, didn't seem too weird to me either. Yeah, the guy was a little on the un-knowledgable side of things, but it could be that he is simply a person that buys bikes used in his area, cleans them up and then "flips" them on eBay. I have a friend that does that here in Denver with older 10 speeds and road bikes and makes a killing, plus he loves only working 2-3 days a week.