Check out a decent sized thrift store. You may be surprised at what they have to offer. Just make sure nothing is rusted. Frames can always be painted. Tires/tubes I'd think would be a no brainer. Best of luck.
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Not getting a 29er but going back to a 26 inch wheel. I'm about an inch away from making the purchase.
The Scale 70's 6061 alloy custom butted frame, Shimano parts, and proven geometry provide a great ride for any mountain biker.
Frame: Scale alloy 6061
Suspension: Rock Shox XC 30 TK, 100mm
Group set: Shimano SLX / Deore
Brakes: Shimano BR-M446 disc
- Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integrated Headset, replaceable hanger
- Rock Shox XC 30 TK Coil, Alloy Steerer, Lockout, rebound adjustable, 100mm travel
- Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm
- Rear Derailleur
- Shimano SLX, RD-M662 SGS, Shadow Type, 27 Speed
- Front Derailleur
- Shimano Deore, FC-M590, 34.9mm
- Shimano Deore, SL-M590, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator
- Brake Levers
- Shimano BL-M445 Disc
- Shimano BR-M446 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor
- Shimano FC-M430-8 Octalink, 44x32x22 T
- Shimano ES25 Octalink, 68-118mm
- Scott Pilot 18 Team, 18mm rise, OS, 680mm
- Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle
- Wellgo C128
- Scott Comp, 31.6mm
- Scott Racing
- Front Hub
- Scott Comp Disc CL
- Rear Hub
- Shimano FH-RM35 Disc CL
- Shimano CN-HG53
- Shimano CS HG-50-9, 11-34 T
- Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm
- Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets
- Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line
- 12.40 kg / 27.31 lbs
- I'm very close to changing my goals this year and actually getting both a hard tail and a 26 incher. This is due to the 29ers maybe having a looser tail-end. I ride 75% street hills all the time and am finding a hardtail is better for climbing street hills. I still can't get my head around a 29er even though Scott and many other companies are ending production of 26 inch wheel bikes for 2013.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 3/7/13 at 8:02pm
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What freaks my eyes out is how clean the chain is! It's as if it was never used. Is the bike brand new?
The chain on my bike is now so brown, it glows. If I stop using my bike for a week, the chain becomes a stick of rust. I have to shower it in Release All just to free it. Poor thing. And it's barely two years old. I never had this problem with older chains. Probably because with time, they developed a thick layer of grease that protected them trough winter.
Pictures of my last ride:
This is a golf course, sometimes.
Is this not the most beautiful bike path ever?
On the first picture, you can see ski tracks. It's a 5km closed circuit that goes around the golf course. Right beside it is a track made by people walking it in snowshoes. This track is about 40cm wide. The days before were warm and wet the snow. This day was colder, and the snow solidified so hard I could ride inside the snowshoe tracks without issues. The best part was going down a steep slope inside this narrow track. Great fun. =)
Good point. I could see myself gettin' down right sandy!