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Old September 19th, 2006, 2:13 AM   #1
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Default Shock A Billy Sizing

I'm looking at a '94 Shock A Billy size M on ebay in Europe and am unsure if the size is right for me. I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam. I'm afraid it's going to be too small, but the owner says it will fit... and it's such a beautiful ride I'd hate to let it go. In case you haven't seen it...

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

If you guys have any insight on pricing, that would be helpful too. It's starting bid is $1,300. Pretty steep, but what a beautiful bike...

Thanks guys, I appreciate any feedback.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 4:08 AM   #2
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Steep? That is about the price an uggly, terrible specced Cube costs ....and the FAT very likely doesn't depreciate at Cube pace too The XTR and Syncros parts -in particular the cranks- are very nice pieces. Imo it is not seriously overprized, also considering condition.

I think the bike is in particular interesting for someone who likes to add a new piece to the collection. For riding I think there are better suited offerings. Personally I would be affraid riding the AMP rear in pieces, but I like everything overbuilt.

Sizing: Seems you are a tad taller then me. I think my M Yo is the right for me. A friends' M/L I find too long. I don't know whether Yo's and SaB's substantially differ, This can be checked overhere: www.mtb-kataloge.de My guess is, but don't pin me down at it, that it is on the small side, but it isn't too small.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 8:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. Your point on the cube is, of course, well taken. However, comparisons with new bikes are always tricky... I was actually looking at a Stumpjumper, but that's almost 3x the price of this one. Plus they can't deliver the 2007s for a few more weeks...

As far as the AMP rear end is concerned, I understand your concern. However, I certainly don't plan on thrashing this beauty, I've got a Yo back in the states that I'm missing and this would compensate nicely.

Thanks again for the input, I'll keep you posted.
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