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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:17 pm 
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mkaavin wrote:
I can't believe it!

I too e-mailed this guy some 6 months ago and asked to buy his bike. He said no but told me he would keep me in mind if he ever decided to sell it.

I guess that slipped his mind........sad for him....I probably would have paid quite a bit for it.

Anyway, I found it the same way, browsing the net for pictures of the Sunburst (the owner didn't even know it was a Sunburst....he called it a Backfire).

Since I found another Attitude I didn't spam him with further requests but I guess that was a bad strategy. :roll:

Well, all that is left for me to say now is.........congratulations to the new owner.


Thanks,.
Now remember, I did start to email him 3 years ago.:)
It's funny, he did tell me that he had other inquiries over the years but no one had ever put a number on it. I ques my number was the right one.:)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Well, I was actually thinking about the same strategy as you......offering him an amount he could/should not refuse. :-) but then shortly after, I came across a beautiful Painted Desert MC2 in L size. The XL fits me better but even finding an Attitude in L or XL is difficult enough so I was happy, especially since it was almost unused.

Anyway, I forgot the Sunburst for a while but was later considering to offer him 4000$ for the frame (What was your magic number?) but then other things happened in my life and I had to focus my monetary capabilities elsewhere for a while. :-D

....and now the opportunity is gone and you have the frame. Well, I guess it's only fair. I have a beautiful bike now and should be happy with that and appreciate the fact that someone else also found the bike of their dreams.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:38 pm 
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GearlessinSeattle wrote:


LOVELY!


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Congrats! That is nice!

btw. I was first, I have contacted to that owner 4-5 years ago... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Shamus wrote:
Congrats! That is nice!

btw. I was first, I have contacted to that owner 4-5 years ago... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:36 am 
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this bike looks great, man


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:29 pm 
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So here it is Finished.
Full XTR M900.
Klein Deathgrip Tires and Grips.
Thanks to Jonroc for the seatpost.

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IMG_3116 by gearlessinseattle, on Flickr

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IMG_3119 by gearlessinseattle, on Flickr

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IMG_3120 by gearlessinseattle, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Finally got round to building it then Lawrence, well worth the wait, looks fantastic 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:54 am 
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Nice one Lawrence, very tidy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:38 am 
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Proper!


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