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Old 05-31-2007, 05:11 PM   #11
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I have a really beat up Schwinn hand me down mountain bike I still ride daily. I just bought my wife a Schwinn bike as well last week so she can go riding with me.

Biking is much more fun than walking for exercise though on my bike ride yesterday my dog broke leash and got sprayed by a skunk.

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Old 05-31-2007, 05:47 PM   #12
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I just bought a new trek 3900 with discs. I went hardtail and didn't both a bike with deore dereailers since I wanted it mostly for city riding, though light trail riding is in the plans.

I went disc since I may or may not be moving to an area wehre it rains 6 0 8 months a year and wante dthe stopping power on wet city streets.

Trek frames are solid and have lifetime warranties unlike many others. They are also hand made in the US, not mass produced in china.

Now if I get my ass in shape I might buy a downhill bike. Probably a Trek or Rocky Mountain. Anything built in Canada or the US (and not just "constructed in" like norco). I will not be spending $4000 like my cousin did on his hardtail and downhill (4 grand each. Yikes!) bikes.

I just missed a damn clearence sale on 2006 trek 4900's. Only size they had left was a 13". Almost made me cry. The damn bikes were selling for less than my 2007 trek 3900. Deore parts, Rock shock brand front suspension etc.

Oh yeah, for price comparisons to that fuel 90 downhill bike. I paid $489 CAD for a 3900 hardtail with discs.

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:16 PM   #13
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I am going to take a look at it I think....He lives like 1.25 hrs away ...Im hoping he comes out my way for some reason, otherwise hopefully he'll meet me half way. If I like it Im going to offer him 400....if he says no, Ill pay the 425.

then I'll have to buy some shoes and a helmet

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:18 PM   #14
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Big clearance sale at Performance Bike:

http://www.performancebike.com/

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:21 PM   #15
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Big clearance sale at Performance Bike:

http://www.performancebike.com/
yep, just spent $150 there this past weekend....ouch.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:29 PM   #16
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Trek frames are solid and have lifetime warranties unlike many others. They are also hand made in the US, not mass produced in china.
Most Frame builders offer a lifetime warranty to the original owner. While TREK still maintains a factory in Wisconsin to fabricate it's high end models, I think they actually moved the production of their lower end bikes to Taiwan after they purchased Fisher in 1993(?).
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:39 PM   #17
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Not according to their website. And there are a lot of bike companies that offer a 5 to 7 year warranty instead of lifetime.

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Not according to their website. And there are a lot of bike companies that offer a 5 to 7 year warranty instead of lifetime.
Okay, then I guess it must be true....
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Most Frame builders offer a lifetime warranty to the original owner.
These tend to be pretty limited though (coming from a former bike shop employee here for close to 10 years), they are covered against manufacturers defect, which is arguable in most cases since most people who break bikes also tend to crash, and smash their bikes around. If you get hit by a car and the frame breaks, technically, it is not manufacturers defect, and technically dropping off rocks is what the bike is made to do, to an extent. I have seen people destroy bikes doing dumb things and get warrantied, I have seen frames break due to normal wear and tear, and get rejected for warranty.

Trek/Gary Fisher/Bontrager/etc tends to be very liberal with warranties. I have a buddy here who tends to break his GF joshua frame every two years and gets it warrantied every time.
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Notice I said most fram builders.....I don't necc. mean Bikes that are mass produced, not unlike BMC
I'm sure glad Tom Kellogg built the frame for my road bike.

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