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Older (relatively) Airborne frames(3 posts)

Older (relatively) Airborne frameswinstonc
Jun 3, 2003 11:41 AM
I'm looking at a used Airborne bike but I don't know if it's worth it... Does anyone here know how the build quality is on Airbornes from around 2000?

I've heard mixed things about these older frames, in terms of durability and alignment, but this info has been mostly word-of-mouth.
Your rationale...Fez
Jun 3, 2003 11:52 AM
Are you considering this old bike because you absolutely love Airborne frames and have to have one?

Or are you considering this old bike because it is a relatively cheap buy. I'll assume this is the case. Well, used bikes depreciate a lot, especially ones that are 3+ years old. You may find you could get some other Ti frames of the same vintage for not much more money.

But if you are dead set on the Airborne, take it for a spin if you can. And have a bike shop check out the overall condition and alignment. It wasn't a bad frame in its day, but Airborne sure has changed geometries and tubing a lot since 2000.
I have a Lucky Strike mountain bikewolfereeno
Jun 3, 2003 2:20 PM
I think I bought it in 2000. Maybe a bit before. Anyway it's great. The quality's fine. The only thing that I thought was cheap was the head badge which I peeled off after a year or so anyway.