1996 WTB Phoenix

shamobius

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I bought a potential grail bike after seeing a dodgy picture from an unknown seller. Would you buy something from a poor picture like this?

21740168_10159291488770176_1275156323743812762_n by shamalama88, on Flickr

I think it scared away other prospective buyers. Even after asking for better pictures (and getting only slightly more info from more grainy photos), I decided it was worth the roll of the dice. I had been looking for one for the last couple of years, and had finally found one in my size (15"). I am really glad I rolled those bones:

20171029_131325 by shamalama88, on Flickr

20171029_131313 by shamalama88, on Flickr

All I have changed is the tires and stem/bar. As badly as I want to 'retro' it up, the build is pretty great as is. But I know I won't be able to help myself, tweaking shall ensue.

The ride quality is indeed living up to the hype...
 

raidan73

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Lovely bike and lovely scenery. Definitely not jealous at all :mrgreen:
 

bartsince1975

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That looks damn nice, I can understand you don't want to change the build. That's a perfect ready to ride build, hit the trails first then.. You proba ly wanna do that again :D
 

cce

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i'm betting those pictures meant you paid a lot less than the usual rate for them
 
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