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Old 01-27-2014, 10:43 AM   #4426
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Who cares what it costs when it looks/performs like these.. Yep still saving little by little. If you're curious I'm working on a 953 Four Seasons.
My three-year-old bike gets me down the road fairly well - how would buying the best equipment available benefit me?
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:48 AM   #4427
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My three-year-old bike gets me down the road fairly well - how would buying the best equipment available benefit me?
The difference between feeling just tired and feeling like you had been hit by a truck after a 600k brevet. If you have one that fits, good for you. I had to have one made to fit me. Thanks alot Mom and Dad.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:38 AM   #4428
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The difference between feeling just tired and feeling like you had been hit by a truck after a 600k brevet. If you have one that fits, good for you. I had to have one made to fit me. Thanks alot Mom and Dad.
Say, what's your RUSA number anyway?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:49 AM   #4429
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My three-year-old bike gets me down the road fairly well - how would buying the best equipment available benefit me?
It's the fit only available from an experienced custom builder. I've always wanted one and I'm getting old so it's truly now or never.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #4430
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Say, what's your RUSA number anyway?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:08 PM   #4431
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It's the fit only available from an experienced custom builder. I've always wanted one and I'm getting old so it's truly now or never.
Good on you! Congrats! I was differentiating more between equipment i.e. bolt-ons than the frame itself.

Frankly, I see a golf comparison here - guys who spend thousands on clubs but can't perform the fundamentals of golf. Club fit in golf is as important as frame fit is in cycling.

I get lost in all the components and other add-ons. Those do seem to a diminishing point of return at least for me since I'm more endurance than speed. I guess there's a reason for that lack of a clear payback and all the money poured into the bike won't help you when you're at mile 190, it's been raining all day, it's cold & dark and you still have 60 miles to go to an overnight control.

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Old 01-27-2014, 12:11 PM   #4432
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It's the fit only available from an experienced custom builder. I've always wanted one and I'm getting old so it's truly now or never.
All the bikes I have ever owned have been a compromise. After spending all the money on bits and pieces trying to make one fit, it was cheaper to have one built to fit and then putting all the stuff I wanted on it. Spend some time with your builder and talk what components you plan on using so he will know what to expect. I threw a few curves at mine, but he was able to make adjustments. One thing that comes to mind was he had the rear dropouts spaced for a road wheel and the wheels I bought had mountian bike spacing which is wider. I don't know much about it. Thats why I payed him to build it. Thats why I would have all the components picked out if not on hand before he cuts the first piece of metal. It will save money and time in the long run.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #4433
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All the bikes I have ever owned have been a compromise. After spending all the money on bits and pieces trying to make one fit, it was cheaper to have one built to fit and then putting all the stuff I wanted on it. Spend some time with your builder and talk what components you plan on using so he will know what to expect. I threw a few curves at mine, but he was able to make adjustments. One thing that comes to mind was he had the rear dropouts spaced for a road wheel and the wheels I bought had mountian bike spacing which is wider. I don't know much about it. Thats why I payed him to build it. Thats why I would have all the components picked out if not on hand before he cuts the first piece of metal. It will save money and time in the long run.
Lets just say Anderson (anotherguy's builder of lust) is a little bit experienced when it comes to frame construction.....
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:02 PM   #4434
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Last year I posted some pics of the Mongoose Expert Pro cruiser I bought and fixed up.

I'd wanted a cruiser BMX for a while. Sadly, I really don't ride it. And my son has outgrown his mini BMX. I had hoped to transition him to the 24" 'Goose. He's tall enough to ride it, but refuses to do so! Eventually he came forward and told me that he hates the chrome. Kids these days! They are used to cheaply painted bikes, can't appreciate the chrome!

I'm contemplating selling it and just buying him a regular sized BMX bike. I don't think he'll ever be interested in racing. And I refuse to paint the 'Goose like he requested!


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Old 01-27-2014, 03:20 PM   #4435
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^^^ I don't know the value of those things, but, people collect 'em.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #4436
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^^^ I don't know the value of those things, but, people collect 'em.

Yep.
www.ratrodbikes.com
They also have some neat custom work there as well.
Rode a chrome 20" Mongoose back in the day (early 80's), still love the look.


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Old 01-27-2014, 04:01 PM   #4437
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I'm contemplating selling it and just buying him a regular sized BMX bike. I don't think he'll ever be interested in racing. And I refuse to paint the 'Goose like he requested!


Damn kids!

Yeah, don't paint it man, and being an almost complete original mid '90's (93-96) it isn't worth much, maybe $200 - $250? Now if it was a complete early '80's with pro class wheels, and blah, blah, blah, you'd have something worth a few bucks.

Cool bike though, if you don't get any offers and willing to ship, hit me up via PM, maybe we can work something out.

But, I'll lowball your ass off.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #4438
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If you want to keep the bike.. let your son pick the color and buy a can of plasti-dip.

You can paint it any color he wants in 10 minutes and when he's done with the bike just peel it off to restore it to perfect.
The stuff is super easy to work with.

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #4439
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Good on you! Congrats! I was differentiating more between equipment i.e. bolt-ons than the frame itself.

Frankly, I see a golf comparison here - guys who spend thousands on clubs but can't perform the fundamentals of golf. Club fit in golf is as important as frame fit is in cycling.

I get lost in all the components and other add-ons. Those do seem to a diminishing point of return at least for me since I'm more endurance than speed. I guess there's a reason for that lack of a clear payback and all the money poured into the bike won't help you when you're at mile 190, it's been raining all day, it's cold & dark and you still have 60 miles to go to an overnight control.
I'll be doing the build up with quality parts-but not overpriced top shelf bling. With the exception of brakes which will be billet Paul stuff. The rest will be from different manufacturers depending on my final decisions.

I can't wait but wait I must.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:34 PM   #4440
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Damn kids!

Yeah, don't paint it man, and being an almost complete original mid '90's (93-96) it isn't worth much, maybe $200 - $250? Now if it was a complete early '80's with pro class wheels, and blah, blah, blah, you'd have something worth a few bucks.

Cool bike though, if you don't get any offers and willing to ship, hit me up via PM, maybe we can work something out.

But, I'll lowball your ass off.

Yeah, it's a '93 model. I know they aren't worth nearly as much as the vintage ones. I think I was offered $160 for it right after I bought it. Needs tires....otherwise it's in good shape. I was on the fence about spending more $$ on it, for higher end cranks, etc.
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