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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 28, 2022 at 4:33 PM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Well-Known Member

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    someone who does BMX. What are your thoughts on this bike? Spec wise seem great. 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bars. Dual layer rims, and 14mm rear axle. Can be had after coupon and active junky CB for $190 to you Door.

    Obviously chineesium. Maybe Taiwan, I’m unsure.

    https://www.framedbikes.com/products/witness-bmx-20
     
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  2. Jul 28, 2022 at 5:09 PM
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    For that price it seems like a great option, especially if it is just to test the internet waters and see if it’s something you’d be into.

    Personally, I think I’d spend the extra $150ish on something like a Kink Curb or Cult Access. But that’s strictly based on me knowing those brands. I wouldn’t be surprised if they shared the same tubing and some of the same parts as the one you linked.

    Also, all of these entry level bikes these days seem to be very well made compared to what was available when I started in 2000ish. Chances are the frame will hold up just fine and any parts that fail can be easily replaced or upgraded.
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2022 at 5:31 PM
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  4. Jul 28, 2022 at 5:33 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I looked at Framed for a fat bike and ended up not buying it because of the warranty fine print. Unless it’s assembled by a professional bike shop, the warranty is null and void. Considerably more money than that BMX bike though, but was still a big turn off none the less. Trying to be a direct to consumer brand and have stipulations like that buried in the fine print…
     
  5. Jul 28, 2022 at 6:12 PM
    whitedlite

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    from what I’ve gathered, this bike verses name brand is you get a better frame material wise, not sure about craftsmanship wise though, but worse bearings.

    as you said it’s possible they made by same people in same factory.

    thanks
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2022 at 6:17 PM
    whitedlite

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    lol, wow. That’s tough for sure.

    I think I’ll go for it. Even if it’s not my thing it opens others up to come with me and see what they think of either the 20” or 26”.

    If the frame fails or what have you just slowly build better I guess. I was looking at some fitbikeco bike frames for fun since made in America. Just couldn’t pull that trigger on a $400 steel frame.
     
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  7. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:44 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    Haha. I think it's like extra staged by the dude because there's a camera. But he is legit following a pro level rider so I can see absolute terror in some of it. Haha! Still hilarious.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2022 at 5:46 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Could sorta be like the show "Idiot Abroad" where they knowingly put them in a scenario over the guys head and rig him with cameras to capture it.

    You can tell he isnt totally a greenhorn though considering the stuff in 1 and 2 he is able to ride.
     
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  9. Jul 29, 2022 at 7:07 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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  10. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:07 AM
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    LOL! Excellent. That dude needs his own channel!

    What is that device with the screen on his handlebars?
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:08 AM
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    Heals down eyes up! ha The simple tip I give every newer rider. I remember seeing the eyes up thing in a video a long time ago and it was for sure an ah-ha moment for me.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:09 AM
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    E-bike dashboard thingy
     
  13. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:11 AM
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    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    yeah. He was able to navigate some of the jumps just fine and knows how to control and scrub speed with his brakes decently well. ha!

    E-bike stuff. :D
     
  14. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:15 AM
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    thats a transition repeater or relay, theyre new ebikes
     
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  15. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:26 AM
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    Ahhh, that makes sense. I still ride real bicycles, so I had no idea... :D
     
  16. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    This is what happens in my head. I’m normally breathing too hard to say it out loud like him so I’m impressed.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:39 AM
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    10thMTNgrunt This is the way, step inside.

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    Hey Y’all, about to pull the trigger on my dream hardtail and would appreciate some input on negotiation. This is my first serious Mountain Bike purchase and I don’t mind spending the money for a used bike if the price is right. The bike in question is a used XL Trek Stache 5 with the following components. Seller is asking $2900.00 which initially seamed a bit steep but as I added up the components I think his asking price might be fair….(I could be wrong), although he informed me he’s open to some negotiation.
    “Selling my XL/21.5” Trek Stache 29er. Bike absolutely rips. Had it built as a single speed but just converted it back to geared. Has a Fox 34 Rhythm 140mm GRIP fork with integrated Syncros mud guard, 175mm RaceFace 32t cranks, Bontrager Line 30 Elite wheels with 108 points of engagement, 11spd Shimano XT M8000 rear shifter, 11spd Shimano XT M8000 rear derailleur, 11x42t cassette, 2.4” Bontrager SE4 tires, Bontrager Rhythm Pro seatpost, 143mm Specialized Henge saddle, Spank Spoon 785mm bars with 50mm blue ano Spank Spoon stem, Shimano Deore one finger brakes, Kona lock on grips with .243 Racing base ends, Salsa seat post clamp, and a few other matching anodized and carbon pieces throughout. Boost spacing, tapered steerer, room for 3” plus sized tires, internal routing. Pedals stay with me. Easy to covert to single speed with sliding dropouts and Shimano splined freehub.”

    Bike looks to be pretty clean. Here’s a few photos.
    What would y’all think is a reasonable offer?
    Thank!

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  18. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    You guys think jb weld will work?

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  19. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:49 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Seems like a lot of money for what you’re getting to me. I’d ask what happened to the old components, if he still has them and just upgraded or they were just straight worn out which may tell you how much use the bike has seen. I could be off base but it seems that bike should be a lot closer to $2k for what it is. Anything else on the market in your area to compare to?
     
  20. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:50 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Maybe for a few minutes!
     

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