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Do you buy used or new?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mack, Sep 19, 2005.

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Used or New?

  1. Yes, I always buy new frames/bikes

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  2. No, I usually buy used components and frames.

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  3. I air bike like in the mastercard commercials.

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  1. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Just wondering. I have never bought any new bike frame or suspension fork. My budget doesnt allot me to. I buy wheels and components new.

    I know some people on here buy a new DH every season. :(
     

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  2. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    probably from now on ill only buy new but the only reason i am able to do that is because i work at a shop. i do however buy used parts occasionally.
     
  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    My Cove came from Jayridesacove here on RM. The .243 hardtail came from Brock here on RM. Super T fork came from Ruggedranger here on RM.

    I am planning on buying a new DH bike next year, hopefully that will be new.

    I buy all my parts new, though. Frames are one thing. I will not running a used handlebar or drivetrain.
     
  4. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    i buy new.. and i take care of my bikes. My heckler is one of the first ones that came out many years ago and its still riding great.
     
  5. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    I usually buy used, unless I find closeout deals on things. Only exception being my M3 that I bought off of insurance money from my last bike (all new :D )
     
  6. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Are you that lucky bastard that got his car broken into?


    I got my DHR right here on RM.
     
  7. Jayridesacove

    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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    My 99 norco vps 2 I bought used.

    02/03 cove g-spot frame bought new

    05 bullit frame bought new

    05 chase 2 complete, bought used from Castle

    Some things I'll buy new, like frames and most forks.

    Other times, depending on who I buy from I'll go for used.
     
  8. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Frames = New

    Wheels = new

    Forks = used

    Shocks = used

    I'd say its a good mix/match
     
  9. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the last 4 or so bikes i bought were used (joker, DHi, Giant DH team, enduro). i've bought a couple used forks too. it can be a great deal, but you have to be careful. so far i haven't been burned.
     
  10. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I go through phases. From 88 to 95 all new. From 95 to 99 used. From 99 to 2002 new. From 2003 to now used. The new phases align with when I had money mostly. Roadie bikes have all been used however. Someday I will have a new roadie.
     
  11. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    mostly used. i just put some brand new xt cranks on my dh rig though
     
  12. Kopiklokoli

    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    Well, i bought my last bike used, then put mostly new stuff on it.
     
  13. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    I go through stages, usually my budget or current financial status.
    on my Current bike, I bought the whole thing off Ebay in spring 04,
    (my Karate Monkey) but since I have built brand new wheels(surly hubs to Bontrager Disc rims) New Handle Bars (Jones H-Bar)new stem(Ringle on clearance for $7 at jensen) New Stainless front sprocket(Surly) and a new Saddle(Fizik Nisene Cow).
    and of course new tubes, tires, grips, chains......

    Right now I am looking for a cheap but decent roadbike or road project, and then in the spring looking for a geared 29er for racing..... Might have to go new not much used availibility.....
     
  14. RaID

    RaID Turbo Monkey

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    well i learned my lesson when buying used, i bought my first dually used good price really well specced for the time,

    First ride on it the the headtube fell off, a fatigue failure that just happened.
    There was no sign of damage when i checked the bike out. From then onwards, ive bought new bike components. I would consider some second hand stuff but anything major like forks, frame, cranks, rims ill buy new. Id rather wait a bit longer or get something lower spec then fork out a similar amount of money on a top of the line component for it to then fail on me leaving me with a paper weight since i cant get warrenty (unfortunately this is the case in australia)
     
  15. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I generally buy used but that is about to change :D
     
  16. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    I generally liked to buy new. If I don't have enough money, just got to wait some more I guess.
     
  17. narlus

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    gotta say that a pregnant woman buying a new bike is pretty optimistic about her impending free time. :D