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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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a few weeks back a green, supposedly magnesium funk frame sold on ebay. well, i was the one that bought it as the only bidder. it arrived a week or so ago and looks pretty good, but in talking with daryl, it seems most certainly to be aluminum. 6061. so now i'm wondering if i should return the frame. the seller is willing to take it back.

it was one of the first funk frames and to me does have a unique spot in the evolution of mtn bike design. the green paint is not orginal and i could remove that without reservation. i'm contemplating some type of resto-mod, but am not certain. i do have some reservations abotu the 15+ yr old aluminum. also, i've been nagged by the fact that i was the only bidder. am i missing something?

http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-1835129-5463217?loc=http%3A//cgi.ebay.com/Magnesium-18-Mtn-Bike-by-FUNK-Bicycles-Custom-Paint_W0QQitemZ7219343796QQcategoryZ98083QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:02 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I quite like it .

If I remember correctly, magnesium corrodes quite quickly if exposed to air , so you might be better off if it is aluminium .
You were probably the only bidder as it is quite special as frame design goes and a bit pricey for a 15 year old frame with not a well know name .

I would keep it .

I would not mind finding a frame like that for a future project , it is different and original .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:30 pm 
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if you've contacted daryl & he assures you its an early genuine funk, then you werent ripped off, you lucked out :)

yeh I probs wouldnt ride it, lovely retro wall hanger/ garage queen tho :D


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