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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Above message = great advice


only rode it once TBH but it's razor sharp and felt lighter than my 853 hardtail :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:18 pm 
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and how much would a second hand fsr cost?

i'm trying to budget this build to about £300 max all in (if i do it) as my winter project.


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maybe a bit more than that then seeing at it was a £1400 bike! :D :oops: I'm sure you'd get one for about £550. I'd say £300 budget for a good fs with discs that ticks all your boxes and with everything working well is unrealistic. Is £300 the total build cost budget including the value of spares you already own?

I'll get me coat! :lol: :wink:


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£300 was to cover a rolling chassis (frame, fork, wheelset & ideally a headset.)


i'm gradually acquiring my drivetrain at the moment in anticipation of a build later this year / early next year (only got a matching rear mech to snatch but that can wait a few weeks) & i'll be keeping a lookout for a decent bar & stem to use on such a build should something pop up at a good price, likewise with some disc brakes. finishing kit isn't as critical because i'll happily raid another frame as a stop gap or just use something random i have knocking about to get it going at first then sort it for a finished build later on.


I saw a giant box one go on ebay this morning for under £100 complete so there must be slightly better things out there selling for a few shillings more. I don't need anything super modern, I just think I might be tempted to look at something full suss, full disc & not strictly retro but not strictly modern either.


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£300 is fine if you wait long enough...

eg http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=fsr is a bargain by my book


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