Just in case you’re feeling some deja vu here, yes I have posted this before. I have a bad habit of changing blog platforms on a whim, so I have posts all over hell’s half-internet, on four different sites.
I’ve decided that this is going to be the home of TeamCow for the foreseeable future, so I’d like to get everything together. This is one of the many posts that I thought was quite good, or at very least, one that I spent a lot of time on.
I posted this nearly a year ago, so it’s still mostly relevant.
I haven’t posted a good old-fashioned “eBayers be cray” post in a long time.
Don’t call it a comeback.
Rocky Mountain Element on eBay.
RMB Element 70
It’s a 2009 model Element 70, which was second from the top of the line, and a very good bike. But, the price – CDN$2200 – is nothing short of insane.
If I have a thing, it’s the ability to make something from next to nothing. I have enough parts piled up that I can take a $50 bike in need of work, and turn it into something maybe worth $200. But, even considering that, there are times when it’s gone too far.
This is one of those times;
It’s a Rocky Mountain Fusion from 2002. And it’s in terrible shape.
The Specialized Hardrock.
Now, I just found this bike on kijiji, so if you happen to be selling it, please know that I’m not saying that your Hardrock is the ugliest bike ever. It looks like your bike is rather smartly set up to roll around town, and that’s fine.
In fact, it’s not even really the Hardrock that’s the ugliest bike ever, it’s this style of bike that’s ugly.
Actually, it’s not even this style, it’s the thinking behind it.