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Old 10-14-2010, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: how to distinguish desireable bikes in a salvage yard?

well check to see how the wheels are make sure they are straight as possible and if its got v brake mounts then its a step up also chech the cables seee what shape there in then check the head set the forks and such remember replacing bearing is relativly cheap but reseating cones for bearings sucks so if the bearings are a litttle stiff the seats are likly still good but if they are rough it msy be better to move on also check the actual frame for sines of failure cracks along the weld is a no no and sometimes the forks are bent out of shape front and rear the final check is off course is the shape of frame desirable to your riding style or plans but you already know that other tham taht ikes are pretty simple

just use good judgment
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