Buying this used DH bike, how much would you pay?
ThisIsMyFaceOfRage
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So I want to get it for a good price, here are some pictures, I should get the Spec soon to give a better idea.
Sorry the pictures aren't clear not really my fault though, he should email me the spec soon, and advice when buying a used bike?
Sorry the pictures aren't clear not really my fault though, he should email me the spec soon, and advice when buying a used bike?
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I haven't done DH before and I want to get into it, so I want a beginner bike, but yeah this one looks shit, where do I find a decent one for around 400 pounds used?0

EbayI don't do smileys.
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What they are saying, in a roundabout way, is that forum rules state no valuations.I don't do smileys.
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THANKS FOR THE BUYING ADVICE (Y)0

RevellRider wrote:I'd give him 2 bags of crisps and maybe a sausage roll if the forks have been serviced recently
Valuation threads aren't allowed :P
As above, it says in the rules that valuation threads aren't allowed!
Basically, it causes arguments when one person says its worth x amount and one person says its worth y amount.
Its impossible to guage without seeing the bike in person as some parts may be worn and need replacing.
If you are willing to pay the asking price, pay it. If not, put an offer in for how much you are willing to pay... the seller can only say no.0 
ThisIsMyFaceOfRage wrote:THANKS FOR THE BUYING ADVICE (Y)
No need to shout. Rage will give you a stroke.I don't do smileys.
There is no secret ingredient  Kung Fu Panda
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I'd give 'im a million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million pounds for it.0

yeehaamcgee wrote:I'd give 'im a million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million pounds for it.
It's a Kona though, surely it's got to be worth a million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million million and ten quid!0 
Just say its worth a googolplex, now that is a large number.0

cooldad wrote:ThisIsMyFaceOfRage wrote:THANKS FOR THE BUYING ADVICE (Y)
No need to shout. Rage will give you a stroke.
I'll stroke you in a minute.
.......
No, hang on, that dosent sound right.0 
The Northern Monkey wrote:RevellRider wrote:I'd give him 2 bags of crisps and maybe a sausage roll if the forks have been serviced recently
Valuation threads aren't allowed :P
As above, it says in the rules that valuation threads aren't allowed!
Basically, it causes arguments when one person says its worth x amount and one person says its worth y amount.
Its impossible to guage without seeing the bike in person as some parts may be worn and need replacing.
If you are willing to pay the asking price, pay it. If not, put an offer in for how much you are willing to pay... the seller can only say no.
I thought it was so i.e. new posters who may have stolen a bike could not get an idea of the price it is worth....0 
I wouldn't pay 10p for it, my mate has one and it's shit!
And it's far from a DH bike IMHO as well, if you want a DH Kona you need to look at the Stab, not the Stinky0 
Stabs are horrible too, eugh0


Cheap used bikes can be very expensive. It could cost as much as the bike to replace just the forks. I looked at several used DH bikes under £1000 and all were heaps which needed a lot of money spent on them.Transition Patrol  viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=130702350

that's the problem a second hand bike may look OK from the outside but the bearings , shock , wheels , BB ,cranks maybe shot to pieces. you maybe better off building up a hardtail built up bomb proof then buy a full suspension frame after you've started riding DH and enjoying it .
I would pay more than £1000 for a DH bike and give it a good inspection for cracks in the frame especially around the shock mounts.0 
Second for the hardtail idea. I started building my 456 Summer Season after I realised that all the cheap used DH full sus bikes I looked are were turds.
No rear suspension is better than a dead rear shock. My Summer Season has cost about £1000 to build using nearly all new parts and I could have done it even cheaper if I hadn't been so fussy about components.
Something like a On One 456 Summer Season, DMR Trailstar, NS Surge or Cotic BFe would be ideal and teach you too ride smoother as well as being far more capable and fun than a knackered of Kona Stinky (there is a reason why it's called a stinky)Transition Patrol  viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=130702350