A couple weeks ago I built up my old Specialized Big Hit Grom and put it on Pinkbike and Kijiji for sale or trade. A guy wanted to trade his Line 6 Spider iv 150 guitar combo amp and pedal for the bike, but later he found out it was a kid’s down hill bike. My dad had the idea of building up a Norco Atomic frame that we had that was a full size bike so we could still make the trade. The problem was that I didn’t have all the parts that we needed to build the bike. I needed brakes, a derailleur and wheels. I found brakes by looking through all the old parts that we have but I still needed wheels and a derailleur. My dad bought a used derailleur from a guy in Edmonton but there were no good used wheels for cheap in Edmonton. My mom, brother and I were going to Calgary on the weekend to visit friends so my dad made some arrangements and we were able to buy some used wheels from a guy when we were on our way out of Calgary. When we got home I built up the bike and got it ready to trade.
There was one more problem. The amp that the guy wanted to trade was not worth as much as the bike. It would have been a fair trade if it was for the Specialized Grom but the Norco Atomic was worth a bit more. The guy really wanted the bike so he decided to throw in a Seagull electric acoustic guitar.
He didn’t know the exact model of the guitar but he thought it would most likely make it a fair trade. The guy didn’t have much time to look at the bike and go and pick up the amp and pedal to bring to us all at the same. So he got his wife to drop the amp off a day early and he would come look at the bike and drop off the guitar the next day. It all worked out great. The amp is amazing and has more power than I will need for a long time, it has so many effects and the pedal works great along with it. The guitar sounds amazing and is the same as the one Levi got a few months ago. It is in pretty good condition and is worth $500 new so we will be able to sell it quickly and put money towards all of our biking expenses.