Mountain Biking - I am the proud new owner of a 2005 GF Tassajara!!
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04-28-05, 04:34 PM
Yep! I just bought a black 2005 Gary Fisher Tassajara.
I upgraded the seat cause the stock one isn't too comfy.
I just got it up into my dorm room and hopefully will get it out on saturday.
Once again, Im definitely a newb to the sport. Would anyone be able to list off a few tips for me while riding this guy on the trails? Anything is appreciated!
Anything else I should consider upgrading on the bike?
04-28-05, 04:39 PM
Nice buy, ride her for a while and then make sure to bring it in for a tune up after 15-20 hours so all is adjusted right. Out of the box that bike has a good set of components and is should be nice. May aslo want a bike lock. Just got a Marlin myself, Wanna trade rims? :-)
04-28-05, 04:46 PM
I have had that bike for about 3 months now, and I still love it. I upgraded the rear derailleur because a friend of mine gave me a better one in a trade for my old one, he said he didn't care. Oh and I put a saddle some other guy gave me on there because I too didn't like the one it came with, but other than that it's stock.
Remember to drink water, especially when it starts getting warmer(where you are). a multi tool is good to carry with you incase you break a chain or something of that nature. Stuff to fix a flat isn't a bad idea, you'd need either a tube and a pump or a patch kit and a pump or all of it. Stay on the trails.
with that bike watch the front wheel going up hill, mine will come up if I am not careful. wear a helmet, maybe some glasses so the branches don't knock your retina's out.
04-28-05, 05:10 PM
knock your retinas out.........................or poke you in the eye?
04-28-05, 09:05 PM
ah, they're the same. Either way, if your eye was still in your head it may be kind of bloody. Not really trying to scare people, I'm sure a lot if not most people ride without wearing eye protection. I just prefer it after wearing some myself.
04-28-05, 10:37 PM
Those dangling retina injuries blow.
04-28-05, 11:56 PM
I was just playing around on the bike today and my friend told me doing bunnyhops messes up the deraillers...is this true? or can i practice them whenever?
04-29-05, 12:06 AM
No, not true. The chain will hit the chainstay, but thats it. Derailleur will do it's job, which is to keep the chain tension.
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