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Hello all,

I have had a few pos Walmart bikes in the past. I am riding more often and am trying to get into the sport. So I have been browsing CL and other classifieds looking for a decent entry level bike.

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Recently I found this Kona Blast on CL for $150. Needs work but I am debating if its a good price. The owner said all the cables have been cut and need replaced. He also said it needs some pedals. How accessible are the parts for the Kona's?

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Hello i am selling a Kona Blast. The bike is originally $700.00 new. The bike is missing pedals. Has brake and gear shifter cables cut, EASY FIX!!!!!!
Selling to get space out of my shed, have one other bike that i am also selling. PRICE IS FIRM!!! $150!!!! DISK BRAKES!!! Picture will follow



Thanks in advance guys!!!
 

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Cable sets can probably be had for $50, installed. Pedals start around $20 and go up to however much you want to spend. If the rest of the bike checks out, and it's not stolen, that's probably a good deal.
 

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Thanks for the info!

Where would be the best place to source parts? Or would you just recommend to take it to a Bike shop?
 

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take it to the bike shop... in the long run it will most likely save you money adn for sure save you time.
 

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Well bad news. After talking with the guy today he ended up selling it to a friend last night. Even though he said I could buy it from him yesterday. You gotta love CL. haha

Anyway I did find another Kona locally. Its a 2002 Stinky with a bunch of stuff on it. He is looking for $200 for it. I think its a reasonable offer so I jumped on it today. Hopefully will know something today if I am getting that one.
 

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if you got the same bike for $200 and all is working... i think its reasonable enough to pick that one instead of buying the $150 that needs repair though the repair is only minimal you'll still end up $230 - $300 on it... depends on the prices of the broken parts...
 

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The Kona Stinky was a good bike for off road and light street use like commuting. It's a better bike then the first Kona you looked at. The Stinky sold for about a $1,000 MORE then the Blast!
 
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