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Looking at getting into biking but didn't want to drop the $1700 on the bike I really want.

Went to Wallymart and bought a Mongoose Legde 2.1 - Taking it out this weekend if I'm feeling a bit better.

I'm thinking my first goal will be to swap to closed cell foam tire cores as AZ is a bit rough on bike tires.

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Did you check local classifieds?

A lot of pretty good used MTBs for $500 or less.

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Looking at getting into biking but didn't want to drop the $1700 on the bike I really want.

Went to Wallymart and bought a Mongoose Legde 2.1 - Taking it out this weekend if I'm feeling a bit better.

I'm thinking my first goal will be to swap to closed cell foam tire cores as AZ is a bit rough on bike tires.

A bit rough of a ride? This your first time out MTB'ing (or in a while)? You'll get better at picking lines which avoid the harsh bumps, and get better at staying off the seat and keeping your weight positioned right.

I've never heard/seen anyone running foam tire cores in MTB. The recommendation for too many punctures is to first make sure you've got enough air to avoid pinch flats. Then move to tubeless tires with puncture filler liquid in them.

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Did you check local classifieds?

A lot of pretty good used MTBs for $500 or less.

And they would last 3-4 times longer as a Mongoose from Walmart.

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And they would last 3-4 times longer as a Mongoose from Walmart.

Plus much better components and geometry.

Higher end Mongoose MTBs are good, but I've never seen good bikes sold at Walmart or other big box stores.

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Did you check local classifieds?

A lot of pretty good used MTBs for $500 or less.

And they would last 3-4 times longer as a Mongoose from Walmart.

And be worth riding.

Walmart bikes are absolute shit. I'd rather not own a bike.

You could have bought a 4 yr old used rock hopper for $300 or less and had a decent quality ride.

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Plus much better components and geometry.

Higher end Mongoose MTBs are good, but I've never seen good bikes sold at Walmart or other big box stores.

Exactly. I could buy the same brand of bike I race at Dick's (Scott), but I would never have the same quality.

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So two questions,

1.anyone have a suggestion for a good road crankset? Currently running Vintage Campagnolo Gran Nuovo crankset which has 52/42 chainrings and want something that is not so rare that will make me feel bad if it ever got damaged. Been looking at some fo the shimano stuff but my eyes are starting to glaze over.... would like to keep the price under $200 since I'll prob post the Campagnolo's on a vintage site or ebay and hope to get about that much back on them at least.

2. Suggestions on seatposts? I am using a Campagnolo Nuovo record 26.8 seatpost and again same as above I'd like something a bit newer for my bike.

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who cares about its vintage? They're just old bike parts :rolleyes: , ride it...If you want new stuff in budget go for shimano 105

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Stick to the components you have. You won't get what you think for the Campy stuff and it's already on the bike and working.

If you want fresh, newer, better, buy a complete bike and sell the whole bike. Better option: if you can afford to buy a bike now, wait a few months to list yours. Bikes are cheap when they can't be ridden outside.

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"Classic" Nuovo Record cranks worth ~$150... Newer Shimano Ultegra.. Worth ~$150.

Ride what you want. Nuovo isn't all that desirable nor will it ever be in the grand scheme of Campy stuff. It's not Super Record, C-Record Or Any of the anniversary stuff.

Keep all classic or go all "new" 105 like travis said.

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well ok then, when I was doing searches I saw different prices, but real world if its $150 and not the $450 everyone keeps listing them at then I'll keep what I have for now and look at a newer bike then. Just liked the feel of the bike but it seemed like the parts were rare since I was coming across a lot of posts where people were looking for them which kinda made me feel bad that I was using them like they were suntour components. Granted I still keep up on my regular maintenance on them, I just thought if they were rare it might be treated better in the hands of someone who would appreciate them more then just having something that gets the job done.

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well ok then, when I was doing searches I saw different prices, but real world if its $150 and not the $450 everyone keeps listing them at then I'll keep what I have for now and look at a newer bike then. Just liked the feel of the bike but it seemed like the parts were rare since I was coming across a lot of posts where people were looking for them which kinda made me feel bad that I was using them like they were suntour components. Granted I still keep up on my regular maintenance on them, I just thought if they were rare it might be treated better in the hands of someone who would appreciate them more then just having something that gets the job done.

Typically the high price is over zealous buy it now on eBay, or for mint to near mint collectors stuff. If it's been installed and ridden it's really not monetarily valuable. But it looks cool and having a full vintage roadbike is a good thing

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