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Old 07-25-2010, 05:27 PM
joabthebugman joabthebugman is offline
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Default Re: What is the best bike to build to sell?

I may be too new to reply here. but

I also wanted to get into selling these things after one build
I didn't want to get rich, I have already been trying that with Cigar Box guitars

What I have found is that the liability is just too great

I built a cranbrook as the first one for a friend
On the first try out ride I hit the coaster and not only did it not stop it threw my foot back up with enough force to almost knock me off the bike and the lever was twisted around the hub

We got that fixed and about a week later he rode it7 miles to my house and the wheel was so wobbly it looked like it might fall off

before I got into this I researched ,as I always do, and have found the least expensive way to get a quality bike is to shop for used

I bought a Point Beach that looks new for $70 and 2 OCC stingrays for $25 and $50
The $50 is very rough but the $25 looks new

There seems to be a never ending supply of bikes that people bought and then just hung up in their garage
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