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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  1. 666Gothicgirl
    7 саат мурун

    Mmh why not remove the dork disc?

  2. Trent Doyle
    Trent Doyle
    13 саат мурун


  3. Pascal Kargut
    Pascal Kargut
    Күн мурун

    Digging the old music

  4. J Denton
    J Denton
    Күн мурун

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

  5. 04Xterra_Camper
    4 күн мурун

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

  6. Prince Silayro
    Prince Silayro
    4 күн мурун

    My bike is 90's ridgerunner

  7. Aaron Behind Bars
    Aaron Behind Bars
    5 күн мурун

    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.

  8. Jacob Wolf
    Jacob Wolf
    5 күн мурун


  9. Anonymous Phucker
    Anonymous Phucker
    5 күн мурун

    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

  10. NotoriousRIDE
    5 күн мурун

    Love this series

  11. LveMlike
    7 күн мурун

    You hoarder

  12. James Hicks
    James Hicks
    8 күн мурун

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

  13. Leonel Collin Lopez
    Leonel Collin Lopez
    10 күн мурун

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

  14. Wayame
    10 күн мурун

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

  15. Small ADVentures
    Small ADVentures
    10 күн мурун

    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 😊✌

  16. Stilian Ivanov
    Stilian Ivanov
    10 күн мурун

    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.

  17. George Treduen
    George Treduen
    10 күн мурун

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

  18. Bakugou Katsuki
    Bakugou Katsuki
    10 күн мурун

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

  19. olvera6710
    11 күн мурун

    This is really a great series!

  20. madjh
    11 күн мурун

    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.

  21. maceireann
    11 күн мурун

    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.

  22. atle magnus hagen
    atle magnus hagen
    11 күн мурун

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

  23. TT Innovations
    TT Innovations
    12 күн мурун

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

    12 күн мурун

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

  25. cool music
    cool music
    13 күн мурун

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

  26. Velo Dad
    Velo Dad
    13 күн мурун

    i just subscribed just for the flip series :)

  27. pete smitt
    pete smitt
    13 күн мурун

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

  28. Graham Braun
    Graham Braun
    14 күн мурун

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

  29. Slavic Boy 69
    Slavic Boy 69
    14 күн мурун

    You see bikes like that in balkan everyday

  30. Vu To
    Vu To
    14 күн мурун

    Love this series. Getting a lot of insight.

  31. Nut3ll4
    14 күн мурун

    i love this new series

  32. legion8800
    15 күн мурун

    I have the road bike version. Love this bike.

  33. Fred Railsback
    Fred Railsback
    15 күн мурун

    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.

  34. Ryan Harvey
    Ryan Harvey
    17 күн мурун

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

  35. Russell Eastbrook
    Russell Eastbrook
    18 күн мурун

    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.

  36. Jack Finley
    Jack Finley
    18 күн мурун

    We’re the differents

  37. Carlin Evenson
    Carlin Evenson
    19 күн мурун

    Your blue chain break

  38. Juan Camilo Agudelo Valencia
    Juan Camilo Agudelo Valencia
    19 күн мурун

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

  39. Gus Koerner
    Gus Koerner
    19 күн мурун

    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.

  40. Cuellar Railey Viell
    Cuellar Railey Viell
    19 күн мурун

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

  41. Logan Schofield
    Logan Schofield
    19 күн мурун

    seth should of painted it

  42. Odd Oscar
    Odd Oscar
    19 күн мурун

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

  43. j's reviews
    j's reviews
    19 күн мурун

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

  44. Mahal Oppa
    Mahal Oppa
    20 күн мурун

    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.

  45. Joseph Walden
    Joseph Walden
    20 күн мурун

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

  46. Ernest Johnson
    Ernest Johnson
    20 күн мурун

    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

  47. Ricky Holton
    Ricky Holton
    20 күн мурун

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

  48. Steve Austin
    Steve Austin
    20 күн мурун

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

  49. darkskull
    20 күн мурун

    I like this series

  50. Peter CS
    Peter CS
    20 күн мурун

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

  51. Ryan N
    Ryan N
    21 күн мурун

    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

  52. Guillermo Estrada
    Guillermo Estrada
    21 күн мурун

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

  53. LowClass Vagabond Co.
    LowClass Vagabond Co.
    21 күн мурун

    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 😂

  54. al
    22 күн мурун

    lol. love the end

  55. Conger Scott
    Conger Scott
    22 күн мурун

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

  56. Davie C
    Davie C
    22 күн мурун

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

  57. am Carrots
    am Carrots
    22 күн мурун


  58. Larry Conger
    Larry Conger
    22 күн мурун

    FLIP some eBikes

  59. Canada Life
    Canada Life
    22 күн мурун

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

  60. Hannah Sharp
    Hannah Sharp
    22 күн мурун

    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!

  61. Gil De Leon
    Gil De Leon
    22 күн мурун

    Big faith

  62. Gil De Leon
    Gil De Leon
    22 күн мурун

    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

  63. Darq Grace
    Darq Grace
    22 күн мурун

    kto ci dal zezwolenie kurwa na dzialalnosc

  64. blarfneggs
    23 күн мурун

    Nice Tange FF

  65. abc987654322
    23 күн мурун

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

  66. Leo Santoro
    Leo Santoro
    24 күн мурун

    i really enjoy this series

  67. Paul Smith
    Paul Smith
    24 күн мурун

    Your pitch is awesome

  68. siege is suitable
    siege is suitable
    24 күн мурун

    I still have a blue diamond back like that

  69. Come And Get It
    Come And Get It
    24 күн мурун

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

    1. tw t
      tw t
      22 күн мурун

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

    2. Come And Get It
      Come And Get It
      22 күн мурун

      @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.

    3. tw t
      tw t
      22 күн мурун

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

  70. A G
    A G
    25 күн мурун

    all that for a tourney derailleur? sad

  71. molecularentropy
    25 күн мурун

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

  72. Molson 1990
    Molson 1990
    25 күн мурун

    I want to see more classic bikes on here.

  73. Harry Haines
    Harry Haines
    25 күн мурун

    this was uploaded on me bd

  74. Robert Misiuk
    Robert Misiuk
    25 күн мурун

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

  75. Wes Ricketts
    Wes Ricketts
    25 күн мурун

    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!

  76. gotnoshoes99
    26 күн мурун

    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.

  77. Chris A
    Chris A
    26 күн мурун

    Parts bin parts cost money.

  78. Ron Jared Ambo
    Ron Jared Ambo
    26 күн мурун

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

  79. Ben Still
    Ben Still
    26 күн мурун

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

  80. Dopeman
    26 күн мурун

    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.

  81. Zac
    27 күн мурун


  82. SpongebobStonedPants
    28 күн мурун

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

  83. Kevin Jones
    Kevin Jones
    28 күн мурун

    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.

  84. Eric Z
    Eric Z
    28 күн мурун

    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)

  85. Nathan Somewone
    Nathan Somewone
    28 күн мурун

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

  86. Michael Edlin
    Michael Edlin
    29 күн мурун

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

  87. kris ward
    kris ward
    29 күн мурун

    I have a mongoose threshold everything original worth anything ?

  88. Richard Damstra
    Richard Damstra
    29 күн мурун

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

  89. Patriks L
    Patriks L
    29 күн мурун

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

  90. CaNaDIaN BaCON
    CaNaDIaN BaCON
    29 күн мурун

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

  91. HulluJanne
    29 күн мурун

    What? Tourney to replace the Exage RD? Blashemy.

  92. speendo
    Ай мурун

    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?

  93. Macabre Ballet
    Macabre Ballet
    Ай мурун

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

  94. Ken Sisti
    Ken Sisti
    Ай мурун

    Dork disk?

  95. Chris Reed
    Chris Reed
    Ай мурун

    Cracking vids,keep them coming

  96. Grichka Bogdanoff
    Grichka Bogdanoff
    Ай мурун

    How’s no shocks feel? 😅

  97. tommy Torres
    tommy Torres
    Ай мурун

    I love flip bike its legit

  98. Dude On Bike
    Dude On Bike
    Ай мурун

    Wait, one more thing: It's a vintage Diamond Back WITHOUT a U-Brake! Definitely a keeper!!!!

  99. Dude On Bike
    Dude On Bike
    Ай мурун

    It's fun walking around college campuses today and seeing all the 80's mountain bikes from the students' parents. All the bikes are older than the kids! Great to see them getting used. And my son's riding a bike to HS that's twice his age!

  100. Dude On Bike
    Dude On Bike
    Ай мурун

    Once you get the frame clean, cleaner car wax is a great way to get the paint even better - and will last longer. No chain skip? Lucky! Want to make the BB absolutely SHINE on the inside and restore the threads to their (probably better than) original glory? A 1 3/8" disc wire brush from the hardware store in a reversible drill does AMAZING work! And I'm not seeing a lot of grease during assembly here. You simply gotta lubricate almost everything! Nuts, bolts, bolt heads, quills, steerer & seat tubes, you name it! Future adjustments are a BREEZE when all the bolts are greased. Bolts don't strip. Chainrings don't fall off, etc. I just looked at the VERY same valve caps on Amazon. Tempted, but I don't need 40 shrader valve caps. (Wait, maybe I could use them... to many bikes.) Oh and this bike, like oh so many, had its saddle & seatpost stolen! That's a cheapo replacement after the OEM was stolen. VERY cheap seat clamp. Bummer.