90's Mountain Bike gets Transformed for Profit (Flip Bike EP1)

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    Flip Bike is a new series on buying and selling used bicycles. Unlike the parts bin overhaul videos we do on Berm Peak Express, flipping a bike gives us constraints which will lead to a whole lot of learning. What upgrades add the most value? How can you get the most for your bike? How can you find the best deal? As we flip more bikes, we'll find out!

    Today, we get a little more than we bargained for with this 1992 Diamondback Mountain Bike.

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DH Trail builds
DH Trail builds

I love you seth

10 soat oldin
Casey Paiz
Casey Paiz

Hey Seth, I’ve been keeping my DB Topanga running for 29 years. I love that bike and will never ever give it up. Thanks for showing some biopace love.

11 soat oldin
TwoAMBlacktop
TwoAMBlacktop

Here in my area they would have asked over $250 just because it's name brand, in that condition lol. I see newer name brand bikes that looked like they were drug down every trail they were ever on and they want near new price. It's interesting to see how different used pricing is outside the midwest.

15 soat oldin
Corey Golphenee
Corey Golphenee

Im surprised seth doesn't ride more 26

Kun oldin
Corey Golphenee
Corey Golphenee

Your a rene herse crankset from a 4k bike on r/xbiking

Kun oldin
Zohar Belkin
Zohar Belkin

Yesterday I got an old GT bike from my dad, and I'm working on it now to turn it into a fully functioning MTB. Thank you for showing it is possible!

Kun oldin
Doc Delete
Doc Delete

Cannibalising old parts - you're a man after my own heart (I'm tighter than a duck's fundament under water). If I could double-like this video I would. Well done again!

2 kun oldin
666Gothicgirl
666Gothicgirl

Mmh why not remove the dork disc?

2 kun oldin
Trent Doyle
Trent Doyle

Patina!!!

2 kun oldin
Pascal Kargut
Pascal Kargut

Digging the old music

3 kun oldin
J Denton
J Denton

how does it feel to pedal (the oval gear spicificly)

4 kun oldin
04Xterra_Camper
04Xterra_Camper

You probably already heard this, but you should of switches out the headset to a threadless one.

6 kun oldin
Prince Silayro
Prince Silayro

My bike is 90's ridgerunner

7 kun oldin
Aaron Behind Bars
Aaron Behind Bars

I've picked up dozens, make that hundreds, of these old 80's-90's mountain bikes for anywhere from $10-40. The trick is knowing when to cut your losses on a lemon. Those bikes become parts donors for future flip bikes that further offset your investments in those bikes. 15 years ago, I was able to get close to wholesale prices on tires, chains, grips, etc. Once I lost that hookup, Performance Bicycle often had good deals on their house brand parts that kept my little side hustle of bike flipping going. I haven't had that parts source for a few years now that Performance closed their brick and mortar shops, so I have had to become much pickier about bikes I buy to flip. After doing this for nearly 20 years, the thrill of the hunt is mostly gone. I am semi retired from the flipping game and only do it when I find something truly cool and interesting. Certainly a fun hobby that can make you some decent fun money. I've paid for some expensive toys with flip bike money.

7 kun oldin
Jacob Wolf
Jacob Wolf

classic

7 kun oldin
Anonymous Phucker
Anonymous Phucker

there is absolutely no profit in used bikes and this is a low end old bike - the real profit comes in making this video also you should use hairspray to put on the grips

7 kun oldin
NotoriousRIDE
NotoriousRIDE

Love this series

8 kun oldin
LveMlike
LveMlike

You hoarder

10 kun oldin
James Hicks
James Hicks

Overpaid a bit lol, wouldn't have paid more than $20 for that thing 😂

11 kun oldin
Leonel Collin Lopez
Leonel Collin Lopez

man i have one of these old bikes and it reminded me of all the times I've been out on it

12 kun oldin
Wayame
Wayame

If you gave it a paint job maybe it will sell fast...

12 kun oldin
Small ADVentures
Small ADVentures

Yeah, I woulda had a hard time selling it too, lol 😆👍 Really cool old bike, I remember those (I'm old, gasp...48 🤪). I recently picked up a pretty clean 1995 Proflex to try my hand at refurbishing (not to flip, I intend to ride it 😁). Just recently started riding again after over 7 years off the bike. I'm hooked on this series already, can't wait to watch the others, subscribing now, keep them coming! Oh, and howdy neighbors, we're just north of y'all in Bristol Tennessee 😊✌

12 kun oldin
Stilian Ivanov
Stilian Ivanov

Flipping bikes is my secondary income besides work and Ive been doing it consistently for the past 6 years. At some point I had a hardtail 29er, dirt jumper, 27.5 enduro bike, a gravel bike, ironhorse sunday because of my 26 inch nostalgia and 2 commuters. All of them were well known brands and models in mint condition and they were all well equipped with mid to high end components. One day I realized that all I really need is my Nukepropf mega, so I sold the rest of my fleet. I made a bank in a hurry indeed, but it also made me realize that I actually made a decent profit out of bikes that I kept for 3 to 4 years.

12 kun oldin
George Treduen
George Treduen

When changing a very stretched chain you really need to be carefull with the chain jumping over some cogs ;)

12 kun oldin
Bakugou Katsuki
Bakugou Katsuki

For a sec. I think I saw a Schwinn Mesa 2

13 kun oldin
olvera6710
olvera6710

This is really a great series!

13 kun oldin
madjh
madjh

I have restore some bicycles like my Marin team Issue and now I´m with a Fast Rock and ... they are painfull expensive. I restore to look like new, well the fast rock has a new frame from 1995. Not cromoly, it is a Fuji Sout Light, has a pro restored Marzocchi Z2, some XT 739 barely use, some Syncros componets, ritchey pro lite bar, Tune seat post, selle italia SLR saddle ... YES, go mad, it looks amazing good, feels good etc but cost a lot of money and I will never sell.

13 kun oldin
maceireann
maceireann

Hey, love the episode. I have a bike that I think is identical. It's a Schwinn Crosscut. Same, frame, groupset, handlebar, brakes and shifters. I wish I had seen this before before I tried to fix the shifter, broke it, and ended up putting on drop bars with brifters.

13 kun oldin
atle magnus hagen
atle magnus hagen

wtf meet in public place because of murdering? what country you live in? usa=? but nice video :D

14 kun oldin
TT Innovations
TT Innovations

nice!!! keeping your first baby (flip bike 001)

14 kun oldin
HUND@OFFICIAL
HUND@OFFICIAL

We want more FLIP BIKE FLIP BIKEEE!!!!!!!!👽📣📣📣📢📢📢

15 kun oldin
cool music
cool music

Nice series. You always need inexpensive bike for miscellaneous town trip or to loan a friend. 👍

16 kun oldin
Velo Dad
Velo Dad

i just subscribed just for the flip series :)

16 kun oldin
pete smitt
pete smitt

I have this irrational love for 90's steel mountain bikes..

16 kun oldin
Graham Braun
Graham Braun

I'm going to be careful, proceeds to spray at 4 centimeters away

16 kun oldin
Slavic Boy 69
Slavic Boy 69

You see bikes like that in balkan everyday

16 kun oldin
Vu To
Vu To

Love this series. Getting a lot of insight.

16 kun oldin
Nut3ll4
Nut3ll4

i love this new series

17 kun oldin
legion8800
legion8800

I have the road bike version. Love this bike.

17 kun oldin
Fred Railsback
Fred Railsback

Have an old Diamondback Apex that came with that front oblong sprocket. Only paid 10 bucks for it from a garage sale because owner thought that the front sprocket was bent (I also thought so too at the time). Didn't care too much for that, was pretty strange, and changed it for a conventional front sprocket from a newer Raleigh parts bike for that i had bought 20 bucks. I have like half a dozen bikes and have a hard time selling them as well. Yeah probably even fixed up that old Diamondback would only bring 100 bucks because most people don't know how good they were back in the day.

18 kun oldin
Ryan Harvey
Ryan Harvey

Bringing back memories of my purple Diamondback Traverse that I has when I was a kid.

19 kun oldin
Russell Eastbrook
Russell Eastbrook

Finally, a content like this. I find upgrading old bikes and turning it into a good bike more fun to watch and satisfying rather than watching high end dream builds.

21 kun oldin
Jack Finley
Jack Finley

We’re the differents

21 kun oldin
Carlin Evenson
Carlin Evenson

Your blue chain break

21 kun oldin
Juan Camilo Agudelo Valencia
Juan Camilo Agudelo Valencia

Awesome, i just suscribed for Flip Bike. I can’t wait for more episodes of this!

21 kun oldin
Gus Koerner
Gus Koerner

Great work! I stayed up until the wee hours last night watching this. You inspire me to breathe new life into my 1989 Trek 830. Can't wait! Thank you.

21 kun oldin
Cuellar Railey Viell
Cuellar Railey Viell

Ypu didn't even realize..hes not wearing a facemask when he rode the bike

22 kun oldin
Logan Schofield
Logan Schofield

seth should of painted it

22 kun oldin
Odd Oscar
Odd Oscar

Hey seth, is this actually on TV because I reckon this would make the cut.

22 kun oldin
j's reviews
j's reviews

It's not a hardtail, but it's not a commuter. It's a rigid mtb

22 kun oldin
Mahal Oppa
Mahal Oppa

I couldn't agree more on taking pictures of the bike. I take pictures based on how I would want to see a bike when I'm shopping for one. Some people don't even bother to at least do a lite rinse off.

22 kun oldin
Joseph Walden
Joseph Walden

I saw "Topanga" on it and instantly thought of Cory Matthews.

22 kun oldin
Ernest Johnson
Ernest Johnson

Holy love the idea that you're restoring old bikes. Continue to find more than tudge different style name brand bikes for all kinds of riding and do all Restorations on them

22 kun oldin
Ricky Holton
Ricky Holton

I really hope you keep a running total across the series of out costs and in costs… loving the idea!

22 kun oldin
Steve Austin
Steve Austin

I was thinking I'd keep it for a run about, that nobody would bother stealing.

22 kun oldin
darkskull
darkskull

I like this series

23 kun oldin
Peter CS
Peter CS

i wanna have a teacher like you. i love bike and i sometimes repair mine by meself. but I still need some instructions

23 kun oldin
Ryan N
Ryan N

You have a lot to learn as a sketchy bike flipper, those shifters would have worked, they just needed time (days) soaking in penetrating oil and lots of movement. Why on earth did you replace the derailleur.. you basically traded your house for a tent. The rims are approaching the end of their lifespan. Fast... Even faster because you didn't stick to rule nr. 1... replace the pads. They are probably original, and that's a little more concerning then the chain being original

23 kun oldin
Guillermo Estrada
Guillermo Estrada

Seth you should make a rule for yourself: Don't buy your own size bikes...or you gonna break the business. Keep going dude!!

23 kun oldin
LowClass Vagabond Co.
LowClass Vagabond Co.

My collection currently, prices and amout of bikes seperate from one another 3 bikes - 50$ 1958 jc higgins 1963 ccm imperial mk2 1973 ccm encore 1 bicycle - 15$ 19×× Ccm imperial mk2 1 bicycle - 10$ 19×× vagabond town and country VI And like 5others i've recieved for free from friends and people who know i am looking for anything 😅 could continue but those are some of my best deals and the 73' encore is clean for its age, will never flip that one We aren't so different you and i 😂

24 kun oldin
al
al

lol. love the end

24 kun oldin
Conger Scott
Conger Scott

The bike got a second chance, everyone deserves a second chance, even a bike, great job, i would keep it too 👍🏆.

24 kun oldin
Davie C
Davie C

Can of hairspray much cheaper than a compressor for grip fitting.

24 kun oldin
am Carrots
am Carrots

fard

24 kun oldin
Larry Conger
Larry Conger

FLIP some eBikes

24 kun oldin
Canada Life
Canada Life

everything about this video 🤦🤦🤦you're copying me!!! this is literally what i do daily.

24 kun oldin
Hannah Sharp
Hannah Sharp

Same thing happened to me when I took on a '93 GT Triple Triangle Borrego. She was soooo pretty by the end that I had to keep her. And there is just a different feel to those older bikes, it's Magic!

25 kun oldin
Gil De Leon
Gil De Leon

Big faith

25 kun oldin
Gil De Leon
Gil De Leon

Can you check the mega range sprocket shimano 14 to 35t if its pass to your qualify i have big in you with regards about bike parts pls tnx

25 kun oldin
Darq Grace
Darq Grace

kto ci dal zezwolenie kurwa na dzialalnosc

25 kun oldin
blarfneggs
blarfneggs

Nice Tange FF

25 kun oldin
abc987654322
abc987654322

Seth: I am going to start flipping Bikes Seth's Viewers: Sooooo you are keeping some of them right? Love the series

25 kun oldin
Leo Santoro
Leo Santoro

i really enjoy this series

26 kun oldin
Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Your pitch is awesome

26 kun oldin
siege is suitable
siege is suitable

I still have a blue diamond back like that

27 kun oldin
Come And Get It
Come And Get It

I'm glad you kept that bike. I have a vintage Trek 830 that I love. Vintage MTBs are super utilitarian.

27 kun oldin
tw t
tw t

@Come And Get It No real shortage in my area. Central WA State.

24 kun oldin
Come And Get It
Come And Get It

@tw t I bought mine for $80 before the pandemic. It just needed new cables, and brake pads. I think all in with the bike and minor repairs and having the LBS give it a once over to make sure everything was safe and working proper I’m at $120. With the shortage you should be able to get at least $200. Mine’s an ‘87 in silver and black.

24 kun oldin
tw t
tw t

830 Antelope? Just restored one from thrift store 1991 black with lime green badges for $14. How much should I ask for it?

25 kun oldin
A G
A G

all that for a tourney derailleur? sad

27 kun oldin
molecularentropy
molecularentropy

Look, I love these videos, but if a part comes out of your inventory, that's costing you money.

27 kun oldin
Molson 1990
Molson 1990

I want to see more classic bikes on here.

27 kun oldin
Harry Haines
Harry Haines

this was uploaded on me bd

27 kun oldin
Robert Misiuk
Robert Misiuk

Always good to have a bike for commuting that can leave outside when riding around town.

27 kun oldin
Wes Ricketts
Wes Ricketts

Hey man, I do this in Germany. I have a scrap metal guy that sells me each bike for $15 no matter what brand or quality. I can't pass these deals!! Just cannibalize parts from one bike and put it on the other, up cycling at it's finest!

27 kun oldin
gotnoshoes99
gotnoshoes99

That bike is very much like my Bianchi I bought new in 1986 and still rides good. Turned a lot of heads back then as mountain bikes were pretty new and not many people had ever seen one. Still prefer the simplicity of a hard tail and cable actuated rim brakes.

28 kun oldin
Chris A
Chris A

Parts bin parts cost money.

28 kun oldin
Ron Jared Ambo
Ron Jared Ambo

this seems to be the first time Seth didnt dispose the DORK DISC haha

28 kun oldin
Ben Still
Ben Still

This is brilliant! However as "flipping" goes this kinda the opposite of that. 🤣 Keep em coming. 💯 🤩

28 kun oldin
Dopeman
Dopeman

I used to flip bikes a lot back in the day before the German version of Craigslist got really popular. Nowerdays ppl instantly snipe good deals. Some postings don’t even last for 5 minutes, especially when it comes to vintage road bikes.

28 kun oldin
Zac
Zac

Awesome!

29 kun oldin
SpongebobStonedPants
SpongebobStonedPants

Seth you don’t have to lie. We all know that you didn’t get any inquiries. Lmao

Oy oldin
Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones

I live in Clayton, NC and have 98 model Specialized Rock hopper size medium. I'll let go for cheap just to see what you do with it. It was my first Mountain bike to get back into riding but it's to small for me.

Oy oldin
Eric Z
Eric Z

road biker here but I enjoy watching berm peaks videos. Anyways question for mountain bikers at 8:36 he says the bikes need some obvious things valve caps. Why? On the road bikes no one that I know uses valve caps (its just extra weight joking)

Oy oldin
Nathan Somewone
Nathan Somewone

My friend has a similar bike ( old specialized hardrock ) do you think I could help him upgrade it with a suspension fork?

Oy oldin
Michael Edlin
Michael Edlin

I love the weird fusion between TV show and general YouTube video!

Oy oldin
kris ward
kris ward

I have a mongoose threshold everything original worth anything ?

Oy oldin
Richard Damstra
Richard Damstra

I love old MTBs.... and I am gonna love this series. Looks like a perfect bike to ride to the bar. STEEL IS REAL!!!!!

Oy oldin
Patriks L
Patriks L

Seth’s bike hacks -> Berm Peak -> Seth’s Flip Bikes

Oy oldin
CaNaDIaN BaCON
CaNaDIaN BaCON

How is the second bike u flipped in the intro of the first one

Oy oldin
HulluJanne
HulluJanne

What? Tourney to replace the Exage RD? Blashemy.

Oy oldin
speendo
speendo

I'm astonished that you could just switch the chain to a new one without changing at least the cassette to a new one. Wouldn't the chain slide through at least the higher gears under load if the old chain was that worn out?

Oy oldin
Macabre Ballet
Macabre Ballet

You should check out the Gary Fisher Tassajara I tricked out.

Oy oldin

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