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7/29/2013 4:43 PM

Hi guys, I may have a chance to buy a used wtp versus 2012 tonite for $250. All parts stock except the crank. Is it a good 'lower intermediate' bike? Although I am a beginner. What should I check for when testing the bike?

thanks in advance

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7/29/2013 4:48 PM

what cranks? If it's in good condition yeah, seem's like a ok deal but idk how it looks. :/

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7/29/2013 4:55 PM

It's a great bike, I have it and you're getting a great deal for $250.

Mine brand new was €500

Great bike

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

7/29/2013 5:49 PM

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not sure what cranks. But I guess I could change it in the future eh
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7/29/2013 7:47 PM

Im about 5'4", is it a bad idea to start off with 20.8" tt?

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7/29/2013 8:01 PM

go for it.

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7/30/2013 6:14 AM

Pulled the trigger. Thanks guys. Saved so much!!

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7/31/2013 7:20 PM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

It's a great bike, I have it and you're getting a great deal for $250.

Mine brand new was 500

Great bike

hi Kane, what parts would/have you changed on the WTP versus to make it lighter ?

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7/31/2013 7:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/31/2013 7:56 PM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

It's a great bike, I have it and you're getting a great deal for $250.

Mine brand new was 500

Great bike

zzzxtreme wrote:

hi Kane, what parts would/have you changed on the WTP versus to make it lighter ?

Forks
Cranks
Wheels
Handlebars
Seat/Seat Post
Pedals
Grips
Stem
Tires
Frames
Anything really.


Or do some push ups, and don't give a fuck about weight.

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10/23/2013 5:07 PM

Are the brake mounts removable? Or are the welded? Nice bike, i prefer the teal one personally. Aha

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10/23/2013 8:00 PM

u know what, I don't know lol.

overall good quality bike. though I destroyed the crank's spindle. exchanged it with a united value.
the salt tires can take a beating
and I'm "upgrading" to a colony teddy frame next month ($89)

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10/24/2013 12:33 AM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

It's a great bike, I have it and you're getting a great deal for $250.

Mine brand new was 500

Great bike

zzzxtreme wrote:

hi Kane, what parts would/have you changed on the WTP versus to make it lighter ?

I changed my tires first off, the tires that come with it are pretty bad.

My front end is pretty light and my back end isn't so bad either.

It helps.

Lower that seat a bit though, there's a line on it saying where you can have it at

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

10/24/2013 1:38 AM

thanks mate. i did change the seat to a pivotal. didn't like the angle.

and ordered odyssey aaron ross tire 2.35 for the front.

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10/24/2013 3:34 AM

zzzxtreme wrote:

thanks mate. i did change the seat to a pivotal. didn't like the angle.

and ordered odyssey aaron ross tire 2.35 for the ...more

yo you cant go wrong with an aaron ross tire! iran the 2.35 for a whole year not 1 puncture, hardly wore down, and my friends had it for another year, only a little bald in the middle, NO punctures!

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10/24/2013 5:57 PM

what tire do you use for the rear ?

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10/25/2013 12:40 AM

zzzxtreme wrote:

what tire do you use for the rear ?

I use a primo dirt monster 1.95 rear and a 2.2 monster front.

The back is very fast.

Show us pics when you got your stuff

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

11/4/2013 10:59 PM

Latest pic. Changed grips, seat, cranks and front tire. Awaiting my colony frame on the 17th

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11/5/2013 12:38 AM

Looks gooood man.

Puts my wtp versus 2012 to shame ;D

do a bike check

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11/5/2013 8:03 AM

don't be too humble lol
it's basically the stock bike, with veryyyyyyyyyyyy minor changes

one thing i notice though, once i changed the crank, it's somewhat "difficult" to hop higher. or am I just talking nonsense?

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11/5/2013 9:38 AM

zzzxtreme wrote:

don't be too humble lol
it's basically the stock bike, with veryyyyyyyyyyyy minor changes

one thing i notice though, once i ...more

bike check

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

11/17/2013 3:57 AM

hi mate. i took the colony frame friday, and changed it yesterday.

and i find it extremely difficult to bunny hop. it is normal to feel that way? had to extend the chain's length also.

may have to revert back to the wtp frame if i can't get used to it.

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11/17/2013 4:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2013 4:05 AM

I used a wtp justice when i first started riding again which is a lower end modal than this, and it held up fine apart from the front wheel and tires.

I'm a big fan of wtp, I'd say go for it, and just upgrade parts as and when needed.

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11/17/2013 5:21 AM

Sand down the seat post.

Just keep practicing hopping up curbs and stack bricks and hop over them you'll get used to it.

It's weird for me bunny hopping on my friends bike too

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11/17/2013 5:36 AM

that new frame seems to have a long chainstay, that's why it's harder for you to bunny hop, anyways, why did you buy a new frame if the one the stock one is good enough? i have this bike, and i really liked the frame geometry, i cracked it in 10 months, welded it and lasted another 8 months, then had to buy another frame. the parts that i cracked were:
frame -> lasted 18 months (welding it twice)
forks -> lasted 1 year (welding it once, it had like 7 cracks)
rear rim -> don't know how to explain it, the holes where the nipples are, started to crack and grow like if they were volcanos
left crank -> snapped it in 1 year and a half, welded it 1 month ago, it's ok atm

i think you should go back to the stock frame and ride it till it snaps, but that's just my opinion...

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11/17/2013 8:13 AM

thanks all. being a noob i thought signature frames are "better", and it was impulse buy- great retail teraphy for mid-life crisis

not too expensive lesson.

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