Why is no one showing any interest in my bike…?
Please don’t take offence – but (in my opinion) it looks like its’ been built from a (very well stocked) spares box – nothing seems to match (again – just my opinion)
I don’t like the forks, the chainring looks weird, non matching stem/post, ugly grips…and some might argue that the wheels are too small 😉
Again – just my opinion, and I know nothing.Posted 4 years ago
Sc xc – can assure you, nothing was built from spares box. All of it was new and xtr rotors weren’t available in six bolt at the time. The chain ring thing is like that as the cranks came as a double and personally couldn’t decide to take it off, least there’s options I suppose for gearing ;dPosted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
Needs a silver seat post, clean tyres and a sorted out crankset. I really like it actually but, and this may not be what you want to hear, but it is ultimately a second hand, rigid single speed with a slightly odd build. That is selling for £1k. And that sadly is far too expensive.Posted 4 years agolank45Member
I’d agree with the above, it looks like it’s made from an odd mix of parts which were on offer at the time you were building it up. In my experience stripping will get you more money but may leave you with parts left over. Also, don’t link to an old ad, relist the full ad, for some reason with this type of ad I don’t bother to click further!Posted 4 years agoeat_more_cheeseSubscriber
Sorry bit how do you maintain chain tension with a double up front? I’m sure it’s blatantly obvious but that’s all new to my eyes. Good luck with the sale. I always have a look what you can get for 1k in clearance sections of online retailers before advertising my bikes. There’s probably some great deals on 26ers considering most people want bikes that’s bring the trail alive these daysPosted 4 years ago
Edit: ah, no front mech. Got it.davedoddMember
To be honest, I think it’s lovely. It will be too much for most people though as most go for cheap ss builds. I want to change from my genesis IO frame as it’s too big for me so if you do decide to split let me know how much you want for the frame. I still have a pipedream of finding a Surly 1×1 in 18″, they seem to be like rocking hose sh1t !!Posted 4 years agoWallySubscriber
You might not also be aware but CRC did a hugely discounted run of Curtis frames a while back and many are knocking around. So RRP is sadly unimportant. £1000 is simply alot of money, my SS cost £150 and that hurt. IMO Most SS’s are a cheap bodge of what is in the shed for winter and ideally parts gone out of fashion so much that it’s almost worthless but highly functional. Good luck – split, take the pain and move on.Posted 4 years agoslackaliceMember
I prefer the non-mainstream bikes and Curtis, from the little I know, make nice frames. Different too, in so far as they are not a name I often see when out and about. I quite like the colour too.
For me, as you’re asking, I just get a feeling that yours is trying a bit too hard to be different in a purist, niche-y kinda way. And at £1000, a sense of it being a bit too contrived. Maybe that’s where the parts bin comments are coming from?
So, despite your rather alluring and possibly self-proclaiming monika 😉 and irrespective of what you feel is a ‘killer deal’, listen to the market and the many positive comments above, split it.Posted 4 years agoRogan JoshMember
You say the cranks came as a double, did they come like that as a suprise to you or did you order them like that on purpose? Because there is no way that someone spec-ing a custom ss bike from a lbs would decide ‘hmm I reckon a double would be good’, this along with the finishing kit containing items from Easton, raceface, Madison, van Nicholas AND tomac DO im afraid suggest that it was a spares/classifieds bike. There is however, no shame in this, so why don’t you just drop the price a little, lose the bar ends, buy a single ring, move the brake levers in a little and clean the tyres. Someone would love to give you a few bob short of a grand then!Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
As said above.
It’s an odd build. Nothing matches, XTR brakes and cheap as chips bars and stem. Chain set is not desirable. Quoting RRP, everyone can make their bike sound top draw, but what it’s really “worth” is another matter. Chain Reaction have the chain set at 77% off. RRP £649, sale price £148.
Personally I’d split it.
Just my opinion. YMMV.Posted 4 years agoRogan JoshMember
The chainset is £650?! Sell it on it’s own definitely, unless you bought it cheap in the sale and chucked it on just to boost it’s worth… Sorry, rrp.
It’s not worth it if it’s not the right part, if I took the saddle off my bike and advertised it for sale with a dfs sofa instead it doesn’t mean it’s worth more.
It’s still a nice frame with some solid kit tho, sort it, or split it. I wish you the best.Posted 4 years ago
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