Should I Purchase This Item?


#61

why does the tarck slush fund exist if not to provide interest free loans for aerospokes?


#62

OK so I’m selling a bunch of stuff, trying to pare down my collection and get some monies. Buuuut…not totally opposed to picking up a good value modern road frame.

What do you know about Guru? Looks like made-in-Canada boutique goodness?


#63

They were hit and miss IIRC
There was at least one spiteful zillion dollar eBay listing for a broken-at-delivery frame.

I think they were sold out of their own storefronts as custom bikes


#64

Also why would you buy a bike today that doesn’t have disc brakes


#65

Because I have a century grey Campy grouppo to put on something. Also it is dry where I live.

Mosty daydreaming. Like I said I’m trying to sell, not buy.


#66

It aint my thread to rant but I will anyway.

I think I hit that point with disc brakes the same way I did with outboard bottom brackets. Once like 2 of my bikes had them I just decided they all should. Pretty much overnight I went from no disc brakes to hydro everything. And I’m happy to replace the rest of my stable with hydro discs. It’s a better life.


#67

i know i shouldnt but i really want to.


#68

No


#69

As long as you put disc tabs on it and paint it black, Hell Yeah!


#70

Allegedly those things are made from pretty stout tubing, even for a Riv. Would the plan be to use it for stump-pulling?


#71

lol there would be no plan. a purely emotional response to a thing i’ve always wanted for some reasons that dont entirely make any sense

i just always wanted a hunqapillar and its in my size and relatively low price

how stout are we talking? like surly stout? more?


#72

I think more. 10/7/10, maybe? It’s never gonna plane, that’s for sure.


#73

oof. well i dont normally really think too hard about stuff like that. i’m not sure if i’ve ever had a bike that planes. or if i know what it would really feel like. but that seems a bit much.

oh well. not gonna do it. wouldnt be prudent.


#74

I didn’t realize they made steel ones. A shop I have frequented used to be into them, and I recall seeing a bunch of their busted carbon frames at one point. My sample size is small but that’s the only time I’ve seen a heap of same-branded carbon frames.


#75

Yeah my roommate years ago had one, broke it had it repaired at guru, then it broke again in the same place and they wouldn’t repair/replace it again.


#76

1500 for that hunq? No

Man am i jealous of whoever picked up the CG with @ergott wheels for 1780


#77

I had a carbon Guru that cracked, got repaired or maybe replaced, started cracking again almost immediately, but I was away from the bike for a year, so I never did anything about the second cracks. Then the company went under.
$3k for a custom carbon frame is fucking sweet if the company understands how to work with carbon fiber, which they did not.


#78

KARSTEN
wow that dude was strange


#79

Lol. Yup.


#81

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Moots YBB mtb for flipping? Priced too low, $350. Looks like the frames sell for $800-1000?